Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It will be held June 1.
Learn all you need to know about handgun safety, proper shooting techniques, weapon maintenance and Georgia firearm laws at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office handgun clinic. The free clinic, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 1 at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Training Center, is open to the first 15 residents and business owners who register for the class and pass a background check, according to the agency's Facebook page. Those with felony convictions and misdemeanor domestic violence convictions will not be allowed in the class. To register, pick up a packet from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, 247 Industrial Way North, Dallas. Interested participants must be at least 18 years old and have their own weapons and…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The public is invited to come out and support the Paulding County Explorer Program during their 2013 Explorer Tactical Competition on Saturday, May 4.
The Paulding County Explorer Program is hosting a competition on May 4, at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Training Center at 600 County Services Ln., Dallas. The public is invited to come out and support the Explorers during their 2013 Explorer Tactical Competition. Training, led by Paulding County Sheriff's Deputy Chase T. Clark, will begin at 8 a.m. Concessions will be sold and there will also be a 50/50 raffle. The five-man teams will compete in officer down drills, an obstacle course, officer rescue and high-risk search warrant executions. This is the first Explorer training of this sort since 2009. "The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program provides a community service organization for anyone between the ages of 14-…
Monday, April 22, 2013
A Paulding County Sheriff's Officer was honored recently with the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the Sons of Liberty Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
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Monday, April 22
Officer Greg Kilgore of the Paulding County Sheriff's Department was honored recently with the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the Sons of Liberty Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is presented to those who have served with distinction and devotion in the field of law enforcement. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. Kilgore has served the Paulding County area for many years with his personal goals to help and provide support to all citizens in the County. "We truly appreciate all of the law officers that help to keep us safe and this is one way to help recognize those who continually give of themselves to make this …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jeanie Rebecca Caldwell was found in the woods near a burning house where her husband was discovered dead.
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Wednesday, April 3
A Paulding County woman has been charged with killing her husband after his body was found in a burning house. Jeanie Rebecca Caldwell, 59, was found in the woods Saturday near the couple's burning house where Billy Gene Caldwell, 64, was discovered dead. An autopsy confirmed that Caldwell’s death was a homicide, according to Cpl. Ashley Henson, Paulding County Sheriff's Office. Police then began interviewing her about the incident. After the interview, Caldwell was subsequently charged with the felony murder of her husband. Jeanie Caldwell is currently being held in the Paulding County Detention Center without bond.
Robert Carlysle Cartwright Jr., is a teacher and coach at Midway Covenant Christian School, a private school in Cobb County.
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Wednesday, April 3
Robert Carlysle Cartwright Jr., 46, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated child molestation on March 27. Cartwright was arrested at Midway Covenant Christian School, located at 4635 Dallas Highway Powder Springs, where he is a teacher and coach. Midway Covenant Christian School is a private Christian school in Cobb County. Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Division began an investigation into Cartwright after a juvenile victim came forward alleging sexual misconduct. The incident that Cartwright is being charged with occurred at Cartwright’s residence at 1169 Cohran Store Rd., in Douglasville, on Nov. 9, 2012. The victim, a male juvenile, attends Midway Covenant Christian School where he…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The 13th-annual tournament this April will raise funds to help provide Christmas gifts to Paulding youths this December.
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Tuesday, February 26
The 13th-annual Cops for Kids Golf Tournament is set for April 24 at Creekside Golf & Country Club in Hiram. Organizers are seeking 35 teams for the four-person Fort Lauderdale-style tournament, which has entry fees of $75 for an individual golfer or $300 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available and range from $100 to $5,000. Watch the attached video from last year's tournament to learn more. Be aware that the date in the video is incorrect, since it is from last year. We’ve also attached a flyer and letter to this article, both of which include more details about the tournament and Cops for Kids. Four person Fort Lauderdale Mulligans $5 ea (limit 4 per player) Shotgun start 9 a.m. Lunch & Awards at the clubhouse Sandwiches provided by …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
On Feb. 15, four Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputies were recognized at a ceremony which was held at the Paulding County Senior Citizens Center.
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Sunday, February 24
On Feb. 15, four Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputies were recognized at a ceremony which was held at the Paulding County Senior Citizens Center. On hand to recognize these gentlemen for their service were Sheriff Gary Gulledge, Commission Chairman David Austin, Post I Commissioner Dave Carmichael, Post II Commissioner Todd Pownall, and numerous other deputies and family members. Sheriff Gulledge noted, “I would like to thank to Commission Chairman Austin, and the other Post Commissioner’s for implementing the early retirement program which allowed these gentlemen to retire while they still have life left in them.” Sheriff Gulledge further complimented these gentlemen when he stated, “These four Deputies will be missed and I certainly want …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office commended a 10-year-old boy for his alertness but a potential child abductor turned out to be a salesman from Two Men and a Ladder.
Police are commending an alert 10-year-old boy who reported an attempted child abduction Tuesday afternoon even though the event turned out to be a misunderstanding, according to Cpl. Ashley Henson, public information officer for the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. Authorities received a 911 call that a white male with a full beard, driving a red truck, propositioned the boy to get in the vehicle. This incident occurred in Carrington Lakes Subdivision which is in the southern portion of Paulding County. After a thorough investigation by detectives with the Crimes Against Children Division, it was learned that the man was in the neighborhood soliciting business for his gutter cleaning company (Two Men and a Ladder). Detectives interviewed…
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office warn residents to call 911 not 112.
Members of Paulding County Sheriff's Office are warning residents to call 911 not 112 through their Facebook page today. "The new urban legend around is to call 112 if your being stopped by an unmarked police car to verify its actually a law enforcement officer," reads the post. "If you have AT&T as a cell provider it will actually go to a 911 center but it also may not be reliable. "Please don't call 112 to see if it works as it is tying up 911 lines and operators," continues the Facebook post. "If you find yourself being stopped by an unmarked car put on your emergency flashers, dial 911 and continue driving to a safe location unless the 911 operator tells you to stop. PLEASE DIAL 911 NOT 112."
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A Douglasville teen has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in a domestic dispute at a Hart Rd. address Friday that put Allgood Elementary School on lockdown.
A Douglasville teen was arrested Friday afternoon after a domestic dispute on Hart Rd., involving shots reportedly fired. Ryan Conner Hembree, 19, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during a crime attempt, possession of an illegal firearm and theft by receiving stolen property and remains in a Paulding County Jail, according to arrest records. The complainant told Paulding County Sheriff's authorities that the suspect drove by her residence and shot several times at her home on Hart Rd. According to Paulding Schools Associate Superintendent Brian Otott, Allgood Elementary was placed on lockdown due to the incident but Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ashley Henson said the school was not…