Category Archives: Paulding County

New rules in effect as North Georgia burn ban is lifted

New rules in effect as North Georgia burn ban is lifted

September 30, 2021–8:51 a.m. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION Georgia’s annual summer ban on outdoor burning will be lifted on October 1. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandates the fire restrictions from May through September in 54 counties, primarily in the northern half of the state, to protect air quality from emissions that may increase ground-level ozone.…Continue Reading

Skeletal Remains Located in Rural Paulding County

Skeletal Remains Located in Rural Paulding County

September 28th, 2021 – 4:40 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Skeletal remains were located by the property owner of a rural piece of land off of Mt. Olivet Road in west-central Paulding County last week. On September 22, 2021, at approximately 6:00 PM Deputies and Detectives of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office responded to…Continue Reading

Kemp announces bonus for public safety officials & first responders

Kemp announces bonus for public safety officials & first responders

September 27th, 2021 – 4:00 PM The state of Georgia (Press Release) – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a $1,000 pay supplement for all eligible sworn law enforcement officials and first responders in Georgia. Local governments and employers of public safety officials and first responders are encouraged to visit the Office of Planning and…Continue Reading

COVID-19 booster shots available for some starting Monday

COVID-19 booster shots available for some starting Monday

September 26, 2021–1:19 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH All Georgia health departments, including those in Northwest Georgia, will begin offering to eligible people Monday, September 27. The recommendations for COVID vaccine booster shots are: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine…Continue Reading

GA DPH follows federal recommendations for COVID booster shots

GA DPH follows federal recommendations for COVID booster shots

September 24th, 2021 – 3:40 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for COVID vaccine booster shots. The recommendations for COVID vaccine booster shots are:…Continue Reading

Flash Flood Watch in effect

Flash Flood Watch in effect

September 20, 2021–7:27 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for portions of Northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk Counties. Multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today. Rainfall totals within the watch of one to two inches are possible…Continue Reading

Businesswoman Jennifer Strahan announces bid for Congress

Businesswoman Jennifer Strahan announces bid for Congress

September 15, 2021–10:43 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Republican Jennifer Strahan today launched her U.S. House campaign in Georgia’s 14th congressional district. A mother and small business owner, Strahan will be challenging Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene in the Republican Primary. “Georgia’s 14th district deserves a representative who is focused on serving, not being a celebrity,” said Strahan. “There is too much at stake right…Continue Reading

Paulding Deputies Assist Georgia State Patrol in Fatal Pursuit

Paulding Deputies Assist Georgia State Patrol in Fatal Pursuit

September 14th, 2021 – 10:15 AM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist the Georgia State Patrol with an uncooperative motorist that resulted in a fatal pursuit last week. In the early morning hours of Friday, September 10, 2021, Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office…Continue Reading

Georgia gas sees increased price at the pump

Georgia gas sees increased price at the pump

September 7th, 2021 – 2:15 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.98 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 1 cent more than last month, and 95 cents more than this…Continue Reading

Rain, possibly severe storms in the forecast

Rain, possibly severe storms in the forecast

August 30, 2021–9:17 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Storms rolled through Northwest Georgia Monday and We could see more bad weather Tuesday from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. We have a slight risk of severe weather with brief spin-up tornadoes possible. We could also see 2-3 inches of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until…Continue Reading