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Interview: Janet Graham from Loving Arms Cancer Outreach – Benefit Concert on August 5th

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Paulding County News Podcast Wednesday Aug 2, 2023

1. Car Break ins

Paulding County sheriff's investigators are searching for thieves who stole high-value items from unlocked vehicles in the Seven Hills community. The thieves targeted multiple neighborhoods, looking for guns and valuable items. A perimeter was set up, and deputies spotted the two men wearing masks and black clothing, but they escaped into the woods. Most of the vehicles were unlocked, and authorities urge residents to remove valuables and lock their vehicles for safety. Several stolen items, including a gun, have been recovered. This from Fox 5

2. PCSO Facebook Page

A couple days ago Paulding E-911 received a shooting report at Wellstar Paulding Hospital, prompting a swift response from law enforcement and Wellstar Security. The campus was locked down and searched, but it was later confirmed to be a hoax call, and no shooting occurred. The authorities express gratitude for the prompt response. #PauldingSheriff #HiramPolice #GSP #WellstarPaulding..…..this from the Dallas New Era

3. Hospitals

Twelve hospitals in metro Atlanta, including Emory University Hospital and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, have been ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings recognize excellence across various specialties and clinical outcomes. The evaluation considered over 4,500 hospitals and assessed factors such as patient experience, nursing care quality, and clinical outcomes. University Hospital-Augusta also topped the list in metro Augusta….this from the Dallas-Hiram Patch


4. Lt. Gov Frustration

Election security remains a contentious issue in Georgia, with concerns raised over vulnerabilities in the state's voting system. Lt. Governor Burt Jones and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, met to discuss a report on election security, but differences in approach have caused frustration. Raffensperger called for support of his "Secure the Vote Plan" to enhance accountability and accuracy in elections. Georgia's elections have faced criticism from various groups, with the state's election law, Senate Bill 202, being a particular target of scrutiny. The issue is expected to be a prominent topic when lawmakers return in January…..courtesy of the Center Square

5. Hunting

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has released the 2023-2024 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide. It provides details on season dates, bag limits, licenses, WMAs, youth opportunities, and more. The guide is available online and on the Go Outdoors GA app, and printed copies can be obtained from division offices and license vendors. Notable changes include mandatory bear harvest reporting and extended archery deer season in specific counties. For further information, visit GeorgiaWildlife.com/hunting/hunter-resources or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office.


6. Man with criminal history hired by metro commissioner for community engagement role

A man with a criminal history, including impersonating a police officer and robbery by force, was hired as a community engagement manager by Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall. Jonathan Harris pleaded guilty to these crimes and spent time in prison before being hired. The hiring process for commissioners allows them to hire anyone they want without a salary cap, and applicants must undergo a background check. Some of Harris's victims and community members question why he was hired despite his criminal record.



Weird news:

Compliance Officer Breaks Into Woman's House to Serve Ticket For Overgrown Grass

Code compliance officer Jimmy Vowell was watching too much bounty hunter shows when he broke into a woman's house to serve her a ticket for her overgrown lawn. The homeowner, Erica Masters, caught the whole incident on tape. The officer broke into Master's home one early morning, and went into her room to demand that she sign the ticket. When she called 911, she was forwarded to the officer's supervisor, and he was fired from his job. However, he was not arrested for breaking and entering her home.



Made to Worship Concert in Dallas

Back To School Part in Downtown Dallas

Caffeine and Octane Car Show


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From What’s Happening in Paulding County Facebook Page:


Paulding County Parks and Rec has announced that the Sara Babb Pool, which has been closed since earlier this summer, will be back open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 til 6….




From Hiram Police and Paulding County Sheriff

Residents are warned of scams involving individuals impersonating law enforcement officers in Paulding County. The scammers request money or banking information, claiming to be from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office or Hiram Police. Both departments have issued alerts and clarified that they will not ask for such information over the phone. Citizens are urged not to provide personal details to unknown callers and to report any suspicious calls to local authorities. #ScamAlert #PauldingSheriff #StopScams #HiramPolice #ReportScams



Interview: Janet Graham from Loving Arms Cancer Outreach – Benefit Concert on August 5th


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