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Paulding County News Podcast Sunday Aug 30, 2023 

  1. Paulding deputies searching for 17-year-old who vanished after leaving school: 

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 17-year-old girl named Haley Lewis who went missing after leaving school on Tuesday. Haley voluntarily left South Paulding High School around 12:26 p.m. in her black Ford Explorer with license plate AVA 0754. Her vehicle was last spotted in Atlanta at 2:38 p.m. on the same day. Haley's family is deeply worried about her and is uncertain why she would have gone to Atlanta. Authorities urge anyone with information to contact 911 or use the Paulding Sheriff mobile app to provide tips.........This from WSBTV  


  1. Local Scouts Building Wagons for Kids and Hospitals 

Seventeen scouts from Troop 735 joined Sam Gulledge to assemble 9 Chad's Bracket Wagons, helping him work toward his Eagle Scout Badge. Sam has allocated 7 wagons to homebound children reliant on life-support equipment. Two wagons have already been dedicated to individuals in Tennessee and North Carolina. The eighth wagon is intended for a Kentucky hospital, and the ninth for the Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. This initiative was supported by families and donors, enabling Sam to achieve his goal...........This from the Dallas New Era 


  1. AGT Atlanta Drum Academy Gold buzzer 

Some Paulding County Students are a part of an organization called the Atlanta Drum Academy. They went on this season of Americas got talent. During their initial audition they had an amazing performance and got a GOLD BUZZER from Terry Cruz. On Wednesday they put on an amazing show for the judges, and everyone was able to tune in to watch but was unable to make it into the final top 10. All the judges praised their performance and told them to be ready when a big name calls them up soon because they are worth showing off in a huge show. We are proud of all the kids who participated in the performances and got this far!...............This from a lot of different news sources and I wrote a synopsis of what I have read and watched. 


  1. Dignity Nursing School Comes to Paulding! 

Dignity Nursing School is a charitable organization dedicated to providing qualified medical personnel resources to the Healthcare Industry. Their programs offer education to individuals to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for success in the Healthcare Industry. Graduates are proficient in communication, math, interpersonal relations, anatomy, drug administration, disease processes, patient care, and more. The school prepares graduates for licensure as per the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses and regulatory organization certifications.................This from the Dallas New Era 




This week we are going to see fall coming over the horizon here in a couple of weeks because temperatures are dropping, I REPEAT TEMPS ARE DROPPING!! The highs are in the high 80’s and low 90’s and the lows are in the low to mid 60’s. You will see sunny days, but you will not be sweating the moment you step outside anymore! #weatherreport #coolingoff #high70s #low80s #pleasestaycool #toohot #humidity #mostlysunny #outdooractivities #perfectweather 


  1. North Ga Health Systems renews athletic support partnership with UNG: 


Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has extended its partnership with the University of North Georgia (UNG) Athletics for another five years. NGHS initially became UNG Athletics' official healthcare partner in 2020. This collaboration aims to support UNG's NCAA Division II athletic programs, promote student-athlete success in academics and sports, and enhance community health and wellness. The partnership includes resources for UNG's College of Health Sciences and Professions, mental health initiatives, life skills development programs, substance safety, and injury prevention for student-athletes. NGHS will also sponsor UNG events like the Starlight Celebration, UNG Gala, and Golden Nighthawk Awards Gala..........This from WGAU 


  1. Trump Pleads Not Guilty, Waives Arraignment In GA RICO Case: 

Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump has pleaded not guilty and waived formal arraignment in Georgia's election interference case. He is charged with multiple counts, including violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, solicitation of violation of oath by public officer, conspiracy, forgery, false statements, and filing false documents. The charges relate to his alleged attempts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. Trump surrendered to the Fulton County Jail on August 24 and was released on a $200,000 bond. Co-defendants include figures like Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows. The case involves accusations of impersonating officers, fake electors, and attempted manipulation of voting machines.............This from the Patch  


Weird news: 

  1. Acuña accosted: Fans charged after rushing, hugging, and knocking down Braves star outfielder at Coors Field: 
  1. Atlanta Braves player Ronald Acuña Jr. was approached by two fans on the field at Coors Field during a game. The fans were attempting to take a selfie with Acuña, and in the process, he was knocked down by the confusion. Security intervened and removed the fans, identified as Carlos Paiz and Jefferson Gonzales-Merida, who were charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace. A juvenile who entered the field was only cited for trespassing. Acuña was not injured and continued playing, achieving four hits and five RBIs in the game. The Braves won the game 14-4, and Acuña is close to making MLB history as the first 30/60 player..............This from Fox 5 
  1. Porch Pirate Snatches Package Right Out Of Delivery Woman's Hands: 

A video captured a shocking incident in Chesterfield, Virginia, where a thief snatched a package from the hands of a FedEx delivery woman while she was delivering a package to a resident's home. The suspect walked alongside the delivery woman and suddenly grabbed the package, fleeing the scene in a BMW. The victim, Jessica Saenz, discovered the theft through her Ring doorbell camera footage. The police are investigating the incident and suspect that the BMW was also involved in a previous package theft. Saenz believes the thief targeted the package, which contained a $1,600 iPad, due to its high value...........This from the Georgia News Network 

Here are some things you're talking about: Call us with your thoughts or story at 404.997-8655 

From What's Happening in Paulding County: 

Angela Nicole Posted “This is a weird one but I’m hoping some of you lovely people have been around these parts for many years. I’m looking for decades actually.  

So when I was about 7/8 years old I live in Hiram behind a grocery store that I think was Kroger and close to sparkles I believe. The name of the street was Corley Circle. I hope that’s how you spell it. Anyways, around the time of the 93 blizzard, there was a murder, or few that happened a few doors down from me. As a matter of fact the man who killed his family knocked on our door late at night to borrow an ax. We didn’t have one so he borrowed one from people on the other side. So he then goes home and kills his wife and either her parents or his. I can’t remember. That’s the thing though, In all these years I’ve tried to find information on this story and can’t. No matter how I try to look it up. So the rumor was he was caught when he was digging the graves in the backyard. The house sat vacant for years after. I remember neighbor kids would dare you to go look in the windows and in the beginning you could see bloody drag marks down the hall carpet. It was so freaking scary as a kid.  

As an adult I want to know all the stuff my parents wouldn’t tell me about it and now it’s been so long my mom only removers the basics.  

Does this story sound at all familiar around the time of the blizzard? Thanks guys.” 

Others commented: 

Rhonda Pentecost Cline “This happened right across the cul de sac from my house. He killed them the night before and his wife called the police, they came out didn’t see anything out of the ordinary and left. The next day when he was digging the holes to bury them she called the police again and I believe he had drug one of the bodies out on the deck. It was horrible. My children were 6 and 2 and at our house with there teenage babysitter while this was all going on.” 

Marilyn Sawyer “At the court house up on the 3rd floor, good through the doors, turn left all the way down the hall to probate records. Walk in and the door on the left is records.. you can go in there and all the newspapers from the 50's are in books.. you can go through there.. there's death records, church records, wills, gun permits etc. 

you can take photos of everything.. 

The library in Marietta just east of the square as a Georgia Room.. They have all the Atlanta papers and computers to search what's in what papers. 

I found several cases here in Paulding with murders going back to 1935 from all the Atlanta papers as that's where I always start first.. newspapers 

I'd go there.. I'd also go to the police department and get their records. 

If you need help, I'll be more then happy to dig for you or with you” 


ChefNuri Thomas “Following this sounds like Dateline special or first 48 “ 


Melinda Paris “Yikes, he can get out of prison in 9 years!” 


From the Banned from What’s Happening in Paulding Facebook page: 

Jamie Rickard posted “Wanted to share what other schools are offering. Paulding needs to step it up”  the picture showed Cobb county schools lunch and it was a chicken leg, whole grain roll, green beans, roasted butternut squash, plums, and milk. 

Others posted: 

Allie Tucker “As a mom with a kid possibly starting in the next week or so, is the food really this bad? We are new to the area, and he was still potty training when school started. He would be going into pre-k, and is very picky.” 

King Harrison “Legit question: what can we do as parents to help improve? Are our only options complain or vote different people in?” 

Staci Kennedy Holsomback “My granddaughter is in the 4th grade and packs her lunch every day!!!! They serve the same meals every week“ 

Dawn Barnes “My daughter packs my grandsons lunch. When my kids were growing up they would look at the menu and decide if they wanted a packed lunch or not each day.” 

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Computer essentials class on September 6th from 11am-2pm will show you everything you need to know about your computer! 


September 9-10 is the Paulding meadows arts and crafts festival Delicious food in the food court provided by local non-profit organizations in Paulding. Entertainment for the kids and families. Free children's park where you can drop the kids off while you shop. Festival times are Saturday (9/9) 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday (9/10) 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Entrance fee is $3.00, kids 12 and under free. No pets allowed during the festival. 


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  1. Georgia mother, her two young sons die days apart after crash: 


After a car accident in Statesboro, Georgia, a community has rallied together to raise over $20,000 to support the family of Shatasha Fields, a mother who tragically lost her life along with her two young sons, 5-year-old Knowledge Bailey and 4-year-old Kingston Bailey, after the crash. The accident occurred on August 22 when their Nissan Versa failed to yield at an intersection and was struck by an SUV. Shatasha Fields, 36, died on impact, while her sons succumbed to their injuries on August 24. The brothers were organ donors. Fields, an employee at Georgia Southern University, was known for her love of reading to her children...........This from WSBTV 



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