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Philyaw to challenge Devey for Hiram mayor's seat; two council members to face challengers
Councilwoman Teresa Philyaw will challenge incumbent Doris Devey for the Hiram mayor's seat in the city's November election after both qualified for the position this week. Qualifying ended today a...
September 04, 2015 04:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta official alleges Paulding violating federal grant limits by adding commercial service to airport
City of Atlanta officials want the Federal Aviation Administration to deny Paulding’s plans for commercial passenger service at its airport because the county violated restrictions on millions in g...
September 04, 2015 08:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding students increase scores on college entrance exams
Paulding high school students increased their scores on two college entrance exams in 2015 compared to 2014. And county students who took one of the two, the SAT, last school year scored higher tha...
September 03, 2015 06:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deputies investigating attempted child abduction in north Paulding
Paulding sheriff's deputies today were investigating a report that a couple attempted to abduct a boy as he walked home after getting off a school bus in north Paulding Tuesday. Deputies responded ...
September 03, 2015 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dallas mayor, three city council incumbents to be unopposed for re-election
Dallas’s longtime mayor and three council incumbents will be unopposed in the city's Nov. 3 election after no one filed to qualify to challenge them by today's deadline. The qualifying period ended...
September 02, 2015 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Paulding residents entering job market increases unemployment rate
Paulding County saw more residents gain jobs than lose them and first-time claims for jobless benefits decreased in July, the Georgia Department of Labor reported last week. However, the county’s J...
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Hiram city manager resigning to enter private sector
Hiram’s first city manager resigned Tuesday night after receiving an offer in the private sector, he said today. Robbie Rokovitz submitted his resignation to the Hiram City Council after working th...
September 02, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dallas mayor, council incumbents file to seek re-election
Dallas’s longtime mayor led the list of council incumbents who will seek re-election in the city's Nov. 3 election after filing their paperwork Monday. Qualifying ends today at 4:30 p.m. in Dallas,...
September 02, 2015 09:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation hosting field day Sept. 12
The Paulding Education Foundation is hosting an event Sept. 12 to benefit the students and schools of Paulding County, foundation officials said. Xtreme Family Field Day is back for a second year a...
August 25, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman discusses arming military recruiters, House leadership at open meeting
Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and the need to arm military personnel at recruiting offices were among the topics Paulding’s congressman discussed with some county residents last w...
August 25, 2015 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayors, most city council members say they will seek re-election in Paulding
Both mayors and all but one incumbent councilman said they likely will be candidates in the November elections in Dallas and Hiram. The qualifying period for candidates begins Monday in Dallas and ...
August 25, 2015 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding hosting ‘meet and greet’ for poll workers Tuesday
Paulding County is hosting a meet and greet event Tuesday for potential future poll workers, the county announced on its website. The county elections office is “looking for dedicated individuals w...
August 25, 2015 02:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Deputies say boy, 12, found in Tennessee after abduction from Hiram home
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.15 - 11:51 am
  • UPDATED: Accountant charged with using Paulding school funds to buy boat
    Sheriff’s deputies charged a former Paulding school district accountant with theft last week after she allegedly bought a boat with district funds, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Julie Taylor, 45, las...
    August 24, 2015 06:22 PM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding commission to consider request to donate tractor, mower to building authority
    The Paulding County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday is set to consider a request to declare some county equipment as surplus and donate it to the Industrial Building Authority. They include a 199...
    August 24, 2015 02:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Austin not seeking re-election, Carmichael running to replace him
    Paulding Commission Chairman David Austin will not seek re-election to a third term in the 2016 county elections, he said this week. Meanwhile, County Commissioner David Carmichael announced Wednes...
    August 20, 2015 08:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding commission declines to give funding to county building authority
    A Paulding board’s decision not to reimburse the county government the full amount of a bond payment led to commissioners not including it in its 2016 budget. The Paulding County Commission approve...
    August 19, 2015 09:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding Rotary names deputy, SWAT member officer of year
    Paulding County Deputy Kevin Dutton did not choose a law enforcement career to “drive fast and chase bad guys,” as he put it. The 31-year-old married father of two, who has been with the department...
    August 19, 2015 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATED: Paulding board OKs budget, rolls back tax rate, halts funding for top staff positions
    The Paulding Commission’s vote last week to cut funding for top government administrative positions and economic development agencies will hamper efforts to attract new employers and forge regional...
    August 12, 2015 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Foxhall official says promoters owed $200,000 before plug pulled on Douglas County music festival
    Owners of a Douglas County resort ended a contract with the promoter of the Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival after only about one-fifth of an agreed rental amount was paid, a resort offic...
    August 11, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATED: Paulding chairman addresses reservoir approval, airport commercialization opposition in speech
    Paulding has moved another step closer to beginning work on its long-sought reservoir, the county chairman said last week. Commission Chairman David Austin said during his annual state of the count...
    August 11, 2015 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New Paulding industrial recruiter helped others in area achieve success
    Good educational and highway systems and a new hospital are advantages Paulding has when competing with other metro Atlanta counties for new employers, the county’s new economic development directo...
    August 11, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Police investigating area music festival non-payment allegations; promoters 'not trying to swindle anyone'
    Carrollton Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed against two music festival promoters following area businessmen's claims they were not paid for electrical work and hote...
    August 10, 2015 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATE: Vendor's claims of non-payment for music festival work led to ending contract with Paulding film studio manager
    The Paulding Industrial Building Authority immediately cut ties with its film studio manager Wednesday after a preferred vendor claimed he was not paid for work on a country music festival the mana...
    August 05, 2015 05:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATE: Dallas council helping fund downtown group’s food trucks event
    Dallas City Council for the first time is helping a business group organize the popular Food Truck Fridays event after seeing its success at attracting crowds downtown in the past year, the mayor s...
    August 04, 2015 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding commission to consider new location for E-911 center
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.15 - 03:29 pm
  • Videos designed to show Paulding parents how students learn math
    by Mary Cosgrove
    paulding@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.21.15 - 03:05 pm