Category Archives: Paulding County

Black Friday shopping tips

Black Friday shopping tips

November 25, 2021–9:20 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It is anticipated that there will be more shoppers this year than last year. Remembering a few safety tips will help make your quest for the perfect present more enjoyable. If you are…Continue Reading

DOT to suspended lane closures for holiday weekend

DOT to suspended lane closures for holiday weekend

November 23, 2021–12:05 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes from Wednesday morning until Sunday evening. These statewide lane closure restrictions will help to reduce traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving holiday. While construction related lane closures will be suspended, the department reminds…Continue Reading

Roads are expected to be busy this holiday weekend

Roads are expected to be busy this holiday weekend

November 22, 2021–7:10 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Based on travel volume data following Labor Day Weekend 2021, it is predicted that Thanksgiving travel volumes will return to pre-pandemic levels this year. If you do need to travel this holiday, please keep in mind the following Thanksgiving travel forecast for metro Atlanta interstates:  Heavy congestion on…Continue Reading

Buchanan nominated for US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

Buchanan nominated for US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

November 15, 2021–8:54 p.m. STAFF REPORTS President Joe Biden has nominated Ryan K. Buchanan for the job of US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Buchanan is currently an Assistant United States Attorney for the office, where he has served since 2013. Mr. Buchanan has served as the Deputy Chief of the Violent Crime…Continue Reading

Max Cleland dies at 79

Max Cleland dies at 79

November 9, 2021–3:25 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Former US Senator Max Cleland has died. Cleland passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Atlanta.  He was 79. In addition to serving in the US Senate from 1997 to 2003, Cleland was Georgia’s Secretary of State from 1982 to 1996. He also served in the Veteran’s Administration under…Continue Reading

Compassionate advocate becomes a lifeline for patient’s spouse

Compassionate advocate becomes a lifeline for patient’s spouse

October 31, 2021–5:05 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Katie Wathen trained to be a nurse. She understands that visitation policies in place for COVID-19 patients are critical to public health, but when the patient is your loved one, there is an equally compelling need to be present and informed, regardless of risk or how busy caregivers are.…Continue Reading

50% of Georgians now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

50% of Georgians now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

October 25, 2021–5:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH As of today, 50% of all Georgians (5,154,793) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC considers individuals fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) and two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (J&J). More than 56% of Georgians have…Continue Reading

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