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Paulding Co. set to unveil Silver Comet trail surveillance cameras

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In the wake of two highly-publicized attacks on women on the Silver Comet trail, Paulding County leaders are trying to let people know there will soon be a new level of surveillance on that route, unlike anything seen before.

"What we're trying to do is make sure we keep it as patrolled as possible," said Paulding Co. Parks and Recreation director Michael Justus.

He said they have plans to put up 47 cameras at 21 locations along a seven mile stretch of the trail, running between Dallas and Hiram. The project had been talked about since the 2006 murder of Jennifer Ewing, who was out riding her bike when she was attacked and killed by Michael Ledford.

Immediately following the near-death beating of Tina Waddell in the summer of 2014, nearly $500,000 of tax payer dollars was allocated to fund the surveillance camera project.

Justus said the cameras are expected to be up and running within about a month, providing a live video feed to the county's 911 center.

"There's a lot of information we can garner from watching these cameras," he said.

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