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Category Archives: Paulding County

Monkeypox: How to stop the spread

Monkeypox: How to stop the spread

August 10, 2022–10:50 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox in the state. As of today, there are 625 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia. Testing and vaccination are available in health districts throughout the state; however, vaccine supplies from the…read more

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19, vaccine updates

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19, vaccine updates

August 8, 2022–10:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Hospitals are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, accounting for 10% of current hospitalizations. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Northwest Health District, did have some encouraging news about the BA 5 variant. “It appears as though the vaccine, at least in one medical report, does demonstrate that…read more

DPH debuts kiosks for COVID-19 PCR testing

DPH debuts kiosks for COVID-19 PCR testing

August 4, 2022–4:03 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After completing a brief registration form, the kiosks dispense a test kit…read more

Operation Southern Slowdown starts this week

Operation Southern Slowdown starts this week

July 17, 2022–1:12 p.m. CALHOUN POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE Law enforcement officers in Georgia are ready to put the hammer down on drivers who are hammering down on their gas pedal during the fourth annual “Operation Southern Slow Down” speed enforcement operation. After the last 5year’s highly successful operation that drew national attention, Georgia will…read more

Paulding Law Enforcement Agencies make Meth Conversion Lab Arrest 

Paulding Law Enforcement Agencies make Meth Conversion Lab Arrest 

July 8th, 2022 – 2:30 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, and the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force (HPDTF) executed a search warrant at 89 Paces Lakes Point Dallas, GA 30157. This search warrant was executed following a brief investigation that…read more

20 die in holiday weekend traffic crashes in Georgia

20 die in holiday weekend traffic crashes in Georgia

July 5, 2022–6:31 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY At least 20 people lost their lives on Georgia’s roadways during the July 4 holiday weekend, which ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday. In Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia, fatal crashes were investigated by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the Polk County Police Department, the Cherokee…read more

Atrium Health Floyd helps students overcome pandemic delays

Atrium Health Floyd helps students overcome pandemic delays

July 3, 2022–9:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE We, no doubt, will be talking about the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come. The resulting mental health issues, the toll on clinical caregivers, and the educational delays in young students all have gotten media attention. High school students experienced their own unique pandemic losses such…read more

DOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

DOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

June 30, 2022–9:50 p.m. NEWS RELEASE To allow for an anticipated increase in Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will suspend lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, July 1 at 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.  While construction-related lane closures will be…read more

Commissioner King: Stay safe when celebrating with fireworks

Commissioner King: Stay safe when celebrating with fireworks

June 28, 2022–6:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King encourages all Georgians to stay safe when celebrating with fireworks this 4th of July. “Independence Day is a time to celebrate the founding of our nation with friends and family,” said Commissioner King. “Although celebrating with fireworks is a fun and…read more