Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office reported that several calls were made about explosions Tuesday evening but none were found.
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office received several calls from residents reporting that they had heard explosions Tuesday evening but nothing was found, according to Detective Donny Pace. "Fire and Sheriff's units were sent out but they couldn't find the source," he said. "There were several reports but they were from over a wide area. They seemed to be unrelated." One possibility Pace offered was a transformer near Old Cartersville Rd. that went out. A rumor of a Meth lab explosion was unfounded, Pace said. "There was nothing at all located like that." You can keep up with all the news in Dallas and Hiram by subscribing to our free daily newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. We also have apps for your Android or…
An increased police presence remains at East Paulding High School today due to a concerning Twitter comment mentioning a gun.
A potentially dangerous comment was made on Twitter late Tuesday evening, concerning a gun at East Paulding High School, and circulated enough to concern kids, parents and the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, according to Detective Donny Pace. "Something was said on social media but it wasn't really a threat," he said. "It was not directed at any individual. It was something like, 'You better watch out, somebody may be bringing a gun to school,' or something like that." The Sheriff's Office increased their presence at the high school as a precautionary measure and several parents kept their children home from school. Pace said the Sheriff's Office is in the process of tracing the comment back to its original source as part of an active …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Paulding County Sheriff's Department has been awarded $73,000 for the H.E.A.T. Enforcement Grant.
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Thursday, February 7
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a major, public safety partnership H.E.A.T. grant totaling $73,700 from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta. H.E.A.T, which stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, includes the primary goals of (1) reducing impaired driving crashes; (2) reducing excessive speeding; (3) increasing the safety belt usage rate; and (4) educating the public about traffic safety. The Paulding County Sheriff’s H.E.A.T. Unit will develop and implement strategies to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities from drugs and alcohol, speed and aggressive driving, and non-use of safety belts within their jurisdiction. The grant went into effect on Oct. 1, 2012 and will …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A benefit dinner will be held for Paulding County Sheriff's Department Lt. Kathy Etheridge at the Paulding Senior Center on Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Last Thursday was just another day at work for Lt. Kathy Etheridge until she recieved a call from her husband who told her their home was on fire. By the time she reached the house, everything was burned to the ground including a family car. "She was basically left with the uniform on her back," Maj. Chad Hunton said, her supervisor at the Paulding County Sheriff's Department, where Etheridge has worked since 1997. Etheridge and her husband are currently living with one of their grown sons. Hunton said the department immediately ordered new uniforms and her fellow employees have already raised about $1,000 in cash. "People have been coming from all over the place to help out," he said. "People have donated furniture and clothes. Someone in…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office responded to the south Dallas home after the suspect's father fled to a nearby fire station with stab wounds.
A Paulding County man surrendered to deputies and SWAT officers after a standoff that lasted several hours at a Marshall Fuller Road home in south Dallas. Captain Bobby Godsey of the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said deputies and the SWAT team were called to a Brooke Drive residence of Marshall Fuller Road at 9:58 a.m. The man's father fled the home with stab wounds, finding safety at a nearby fire station before being taken to Floyd Medical Center, wsbtv.com reported today. After surrendering, the suspect also was taken there to treat a wound on his hand, Godsey told Dallas-Hiram Patch. "We received a 911 call from other family members stating that an altercation had occurred where the victim had got stabbed," Captain Godsey said. "On…