Friday, October 5, 2012
Officer Timothy Arnold was first on the scene to help a baby who had fallen nine feet.
When Acworth Police Officer Timothy Arnold arrived at a call in April to find a 15-month-old not breathing after falling nine feet, it took less than a minute for him to stabilize the child’s cervical spine and instruct the mother how to clear out the baby’s airway with a bulb syringe. Instinct just kicked in, said the 6-year police veteran who is credited with saving the baby’s life. “I wanted to make sure that baby was able to breathe and would be OK,” Arnold said. At Thursday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, Arnold received the American Police Hall of Fame’s Life Saving Award. “It’s a huge honor,” Arnold said. “It means a lot. I’ve responded to emergency calls before but never had an actual hand in anything like that before.” Lt. …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Fifth Annual "Covering the Bases" fundraiser will kick off Friday in Acworth.
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- Angela Chao
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Acworth Police Department is gearing up for the Fifth Annual "Covering the Bases" fundraising event. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. this Friday and runs overnight through 7 p.m. Saturday at the Horizon Field located in the Acworth Sports Complex. During this 24-hour event, there will be concerts, a movie and a dance club on the field, midnight kickball, presentation of colors, National Anthem, and the start of fall baseball season. Help support the Horizon League and all the special athletes at this event. For more information please contact Captain Tony Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch the video above for highlights from last year's "Covering the Bases", and click here for a breakdown of this year's scheduled activities during the…
Friday, November 18, 2011
An independent accounting firm completed an audit of the city's finances and found everything to be in order.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Acworth got some exciting news about the growing state of the city's coffers during their regular meeting Thursday evening. Tammy Galvis, a Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Moore and Cubbedge presented the findings of their audit of the city's finances, including the general fund and power fund. According to the city's accounts, which were vetted by the independent auditors, the general fund grew by $264,000 during the previous fiscal year. Originally, city budgets had anticipated drawing money out of the previous year's general fund balance to cover expenses, but this revenue over expenditure eliminated that risk. In addition, the city's power fund saw its revenues increase 11 …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Acworth police and the Paulding County Sheriff's Office team up in an effort to raise money for the special needs Horizon League.
Shoot for the Horizon is a shooting competition for law enforcement, sponsored by the Acworth Police Department and hosted by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, to help raise money for the special needs Horizon League. Another large-scale fundraiser, Covering the Bases, also took place at the Horizon Field in Acworth with thousands of participants joining the effort to support special needs children and young adults. The mission of the Horizon League is to provide children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic, social and cultural events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents. It also helps to show them that they are an important part of …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A 24-hour fundraiser to support special needs children and young adults took place at the Horizon Field in Acworth over the weekend.
The Horizon Field in Acworth was packed over the weekend with children and teens who are excited to start the fall baseball season, and thousands who came to participate in the Covering the Bases fundraiser. The 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the Acworth Police Department included baseball games, concerts, and dance performances, and hundreds of people continued walking the bases through the night. This year’s event attracted more than 50 local and national sponsors. Some community members also started their own fundraising efforts to help maximize the amount of donations. Covering the Bases helped raise more than $64,000 in the past three years for special needs children and young adults participating in the Horizon League.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 23.
1. Weather. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with mostly cloudy and a high near 79, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Sunny weather is in for this weekend, with highs in low 80s. 2. In case you missed it. Take a Ride on the Wild Side: The North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park opens Thursday and runs through Oct. 2. Find a breakdown of this year's fair from hours to event to prices. 3. Happening. The Acworth Police Department will be hosting the Fourth Annual Covering the Bases fundraiser to help raise money for the special needs Horizon Field and the Horizon League. The event will start 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 and last till 7…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 19.
1. Weather. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 77, according to the National Weather Service. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in for tonight, with a low around 58. 2. In case you missed it. Week in Review: Sept. 11-17: Missed a headline? Find all the highlights in our weekly recap. 3. Happening. Fourth Annual Covering the Bases: Watch the YouTube video above by Mylon Gramling with an invitation from the Acworth Police Department and community members to this year's 'Covering the Bases' fundraiser. The event helps raise money for the special needs Horizon Field and the Horizon League. It will start 7 a.m., Sept. 24 and last…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 12.
1. Weather. Sunny weather is in today, with a high near 85 and calm wind around 5 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly clear skies are in for tonight, with a low around 57. 2. In case you missed it. Video: Allatoona High Remembers 9/11: A memorial service was held at Allatoona High School in Acworth to remember those who died Sept. 11, 2001. Touched By Terror: Patch Remembers 9/11 with 911 Snapshots from Around the Nation, published on The Huffington Post. Find the photo and story of Cpl. Todd Love from Acworth in Touched By Terror. You can revisit the original video story of Cpl. Love's homecoming in April on Patch. Also check out the 9/11 dedicated page, Marking 10 Years Since the Terror On Acworth Patch. 3. Happening. …