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Airport board ignores plea, OKs agreement
Paulding’s Airport Authority ignored a request from city of Atlanta officials and unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement last week to convert Silver Comet Field to a self-sustaining fa...
September 30, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New, existing companies could bring 83 jobs to Paulding
Paulding County’s Industrial Building Authority last week approved one project and is considering another which could bring new jobs and more than $10 million in new construction. The building auth...
September 30, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Refunding bond debt to save school district almost $9M
The Paulding County Board of Education has approved a resolution that will allow the school district to re-fund its bond debt, the school system announced in a news release. The Paulding County Sch...
September 30, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dallas City Council to hold budget hearing Monday
Dallas City Council will hold a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. on its proposed 2015 budget after tentatively adopting a property tax rate which generates 11 percent more revenue than last year. Th...
September 30, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline Monday to register to vote
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians they must be registered to vote by Monday to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go ...
September 30, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Future Paulding commissioners not happy with airport plan
Two future Paulding County commissioners said last week they plan to work to regain some leeway over future airport funding after they take office Jan. 1 despite an intergovernmental agreement whic...
September 30, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayors, congressman to speak to Paulding business groups
Paulding city and federal government representatives will take center stage at two business groups’ monthly luncheons in the next two weeks. Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Hiram Mayor Doris Devey are...
September 26, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding resident returns to lead child advocate group
Melodie Smith said she does not like to use the word “challenge” when facing any obstacle. For the new executive director of the Paulding County Court Appointed Special Advocate organization there ...
September 23, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retiring chief led county’s transition to suburban firefighting
Fire Chief Mike Earwood said he met all his goals through his quarter-century leading Paulding’s fire department – and he’s ready to move on. Earwood is set to retire this week after 24 years leadi...
September 23, 2014 02:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School system deals with threat of gun violence
School district officials received information from Crimestoppers and a national reporting agency about the potential for gun violence at Paulding County High School Monday before sheriff’s officia...
September 23, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal government buying Paulding land to preserve endangered fish
More than 300 acres in Paulding County will be purchased with federal funds to help preserve two endangered fish species as part of a nationwide program to aid America’s imperiled animals, the U.S....
September 23, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram Police to offer drop box for unneeded prescription drugs
The Hiram Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially da...
September 23, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • City turning to reserve funds to cover bills
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    09.09.14 - 03:46 pm
  • Hiram property tax would help ease budget constraints, officials say
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    09.09.14 - 03:41 pm
  • Paulding's congressman to host Military Academy Day Oct. 4
    District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, will host his annual Military Academy Day Oct. 4 in Calhoun for students in grades 8 to 12 who are interested in attending a U.S. military academy after...
    September 23, 2014 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding student charged with gun violence threat at high school
    Parents and students returned from a weeklong fall break today to reports the sheriff's office arrested a Paulding County High School student in connection with threats of gun violence at the schoo...
    September 22, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Austin to recommend Pelfrey be promoted to county fire chief
    The county chairman said he will recommend veteran firefighter Joey Pelfrey’s promotion to be the first new chief of the Paulding County Fire and Rescue Department in almost a quarter of a century....
    September 18, 2014 04:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    EDUCATION GUIDE: End of Course Test scores
    PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM END-OF-COURSE-TEST SCORES East Paulding High Subject / 2014 // 2013 9th grade lit. / 89.6 // 88.6 American lit. / 92.9 // 91.6 Analytic geom. / 30.0 // N/A Biology / 8...
    September 18, 2014 09:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    EDUCATION GUIDE: CCRPI scores
    PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM CCRPI SCORES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: School 2012 2013 Abney 78.4 82.1 Allgood 62.0 71.0 Baggett 81.3 77.8 Burnt H. 82.4 90.4 Dallas 66.4 65.5 Dugan 73.6 81.3 Hiram 77.6 83...
    September 18, 2014 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    EDUCATION GUIDE: Paulding County Board of Education members
    PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION At Large Joe Watson, chairman joesjr@bellsouth.net (770) 445-7844 District 1 Theresa Lyons twlyons@paulding.k12.ga.us (770) 557-4466 District 2 Nicholas Chester n...
    September 18, 2014 09:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    EDUCATION GUIDE: 2014 CRCT scores
    PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM 2014 CRCT SCORES GRADE 3 Subject Takers Score Reading 2129 94.1 Eng LA* 2132 90.4 Math 2138 85.1 Science 2194 71.3 Soc St 2194 86.1 GRADE 4 Reading 2030 95.3 Eng LA* 2...
    September 18, 2014 09:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    EDUCATION GUIDE: SAT scores
    PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM SAT SCORES: School / 2013 takers / Score // 2012 takers / Score East Paulding HS / 243 / 1356 // 215 / 1374 Hiram HS / 227 / 1345 // 230 / 1377 North Paulding HS / 281...
    September 18, 2014 08:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Beating victim’s relative asks county to add phones to Silver Comet Trail
    The Dallas woman who was assaulted and badly injured on the Silver Comet Trail in late July recently moved back to her home state after a month in the hospital and has no plans to return, a relativ...
    September 16, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Airport transfer riles opponents of commercial flights
    Airport commercialization opponents are asking supporters to complain to the Federal Aviation Administration about the Paulding County Commission’s action last week to transfer responsibility for S...
    September 16, 2014 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New ‘Vacation’ movie being produced at Paulding studio
    Paulding County's movie studio is being used to breathe new life into an iconic movie series. Warner Brothers, along with New Line Cinema, recently began filming a new installment in the “Vacation”...
    September 15, 2014 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
    An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
    September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding Economic Development hosts annual meeting
    by Samantha M. Shal
    sshal@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.26.14 - 02:11 pm