Good morning, dear readers! I’m Sean Peek, your host for the Dallas-Hiram Daily, bringing you the latest in local community news. Here’s what you need to know right now.
Weather Update: To start your day, let’s check out the weather. It’s a partly sunny day ahead with temperatures reaching a high of 91°F and a pleasant low of 72°F. So, prepare accordingly for your outdoor plans today.
1. Graduation Milestone at Paulding County Sheriff’s Office: In an impressive achievement, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office proudly announced the graduation of two of its deputies, Sergeant Ashley Henson and Corporal Kevin Dutton, from the challenging Driver Instructor Training Program at the Georgia Community Safety Training Center. This two-week course is renowned for its difficulty, boasting an average failure rate of 52%.
The intensive training program equips officers with the skills and knowledge required to ensure safe and responsible driving practices in the community. The fact that Henson and Dutton, along with just seven fellow officers, successfully completed the program, despite initially starting with a group of 19, is a testament to their dedication and the rigorous nature of the training.
Sheriff Paul Ingram expressed his pride in the graduates, highlighting the importance of well-trained deputies in maintaining public safety. “Our community can rest assured that we have some of the finest law enforcement officers on the road,” he said.
Local residents can take comfort in knowing that their law enforcement officers are committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and safety.
2. Walmart’s Wellness Day Offers Free Health Screenings: Walmart has always been an active and supportive member of our community. Tomorrow, they’re extending a warm invitation to our residents for a special event – Walmart Wellness Day.
Taking place at various Walmart locations, including our very own Walmart in Dallas, this event promises an array of complimentary health services. Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., you can visit and take advantage of free glucose, cholesterol, BMI, and blood pressure screenings. In addition to these essential health checks, Walmart is also offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, ensuring that our community has easy access to vital vaccinations.
Walmart Wellness Day is an excellent opportunity to prioritize your health. These screenings can serve as valuable early detection measures for various health conditions, giving you the chance to address them proactively. Don’t miss this chance to take control of your well-being.
3. Sanitation Bids Open for the City of Hiram: The City of Hiram is committed to delivering top-notch services to its residents. To that end, they’ve opened bidding for the “FY2022 – Town of Hiram Sanitation Service Town Project #22-002.”
This initiative is crucial for maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of our community. The bid window is open until August 4th at 4:30 p.m., providing interested parties with ample time to submit their proposals. More information about this bid project, including specific requirements and submission details, is available [here](insert link).
Participation from local businesses and organizations is encouraged as it not only supports local economies but also ensures that the sanitation services are tailored to our community’s unique needs. Your involvement can help shape the future of sanitation services in Hiram.
4. Back to School Safety Reminder from Dallas Police: With the upcoming start of the Paulding County school year on August 1st, the Dallas Police Department wants to remind all drivers about the importance of school zone safety.
As students return to classrooms and school buses hit the roads, it’s vital for everyone to exercise caution. School zones will be active, and it’s crucial to adhere to traffic rules, especially speed limits, in these areas. The safety of our young learners is a top priority, and it’s a shared responsibility that involves both law enforcement and the community.
The Dallas Police Department is committed to ensuring a safe environment for students, and they will be actively monitoring school zones to enforce traffic regulations. Let’s all do our part to keep our children safe as they embark on another school year.
5. Free Adoption Weekend at Paulding County Animal Control: For all the animal lovers in our community, it’s a heartwarming weekend as Paulding County Animal Control celebrates the Best Friends National Adoption Weekend.
This special event means that adoption fees are completely waived. You can visit the shelter today from noon until 6:00 p.m. or tomorrow from noon until 5:00 p.m. to meet the wonderful animals awaiting their forever homes.
Adopting a pet is not just an act of kindness; it’s a lifelong commitment to providing a loving home. With so many adorable animals looking for families to call their own, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a meaningful addition to your household. Remember, when you adopt a pet, you’re not just changing their life; they’re changing yours too.
Events in Dallas-Hiram Today: In addition to the exciting news stories, there are some fantastic events happening in our community today. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on:
- Georgia Defensive Carry Course – Women Only: Starting at 9:00 AM at Sleep Inn & Suites, this course is designed to empower women with essential self-defense skills. It’s an opportunity for women in our community to enhance their personal safety.
- Clay Shenanigans For Kids!: EK’ Art Barn is hosting this creative event at 10:00 AM. Kids can unleash their artistic talents and have a blast sculpting with clay.
- Candle Making And Mimosas!: Vintage Wine Bar is offering a delightful experience at 12:00 PM. Enjoy crafting your own candles while sipping on mimosas, a perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon.
- Georgia Vintage Rides July Car Cruise Event: For car enthusiasts, the Watson Government Complex is hosting a car cruise event at 3:00 PM. It’s a great opportunity to admire vintage automobiles and connect with fellow enthusiasts.
From My Notebook: That wraps up today’s edition of the Dallas-Hiram Daily. I hope you found the news and updates valuable and informative. As always, I’ll be back in your inbox on Monday with another update!
About Me: Before I sign off, let me share a bit more about myself. I’m Sean Peek, a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, I’ve worn many hats in the world of media and content creation. I’ve been a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for several digital media companies. Currently, I co-own and operate Lightning Media Partners, a content creation agency that’s passionate about storytelling and connecting with communities. Thank you for allowing me to be your source of local news and information. Have a fantastic day!