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Graves says Obama ‘free’ college plan too costly, might interfere with HOPE grant
Though President Barack Obama made his proposal for free community college education for all Americans “sound as if it’s free,” such a plan likely will be too costly and interfere with what Georgia...
January 28, 2015 09:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission vote not affecting airline plan, company head says
The head of the company recruiting a passenger airline for Silver Comet Field said recently the withdrawal of an application for a federal passenger airport designation for the west Paulding facili...
January 28, 2015 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport Authority approves contract with buyout terms for director
The Paulding County Airport Authority will owe its director more than $34,000 if it fires him without cause, according to an employment contract it approved for him last week. Authority members vot...
January 27, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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TruTV show 'Fake Off' to film second season at Paulding studio
Producers of the competition TV show “Fake Off” will return to Atlanta Film Studios Feb. 1 to film a second season after filming its inaugural episodes last summer at the Hiram facility. The show’s...
January 27, 2015 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman foresees push to ease federal home lending constraints
The home construction industry has begun to recover in north Georgia but credit access remains a problem for many consumers in part because of regulations approved in reaction to abuses which led t...
January 27, 2015 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Chamber names Family Alliance co-founder its Citizen of the Year
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce honored individuals and businesses last week with five awards for their contributions to the community during its Annual Celebration at the Douglasville Conference ...
January 27, 2015 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Casino Royale fundraiser set for Feb. 28
Paulding Casino Royale to benefit the Paulding Education Foundation is set for Feb. 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Comet Field airport in Dallas. The event, presented by ShawHankins, will feat...
January 27, 2015 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander to host Affordable Care Act enrollment, give legislative update
District 66 State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Hiram, will host an Affordable Care Act enrollment event Saturday, Jan. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at Oasis Family Life Church, 210 Paulding Lane, Dallas, ...
January 22, 2015 11:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial service set for former Paulding school superintendent Ragsdale
A memorial gathering and visitation are set for Friday at Clark Funeral Home in Hiram for former Paulding schools superintendent Larry Ragsdale, who died Jan. 15. Ragsdale, 64, of Rockmart, served ...
January 22, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area state lawmaker named Republican deputy whip for session
A state lawmaker representing Douglas and Paulding counties was named a deputy whip by Georgia House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, this week. District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-...
January 21, 2015 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Graves says Obama's plans lack 'realistic' funding methods
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, said some of President Barack Obama's plans for helping "certain groups of people by expanding the federal government with an action, a program or an in...
January 21, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding's New Hope school earns funds for expansion of alternative education program
Two years ago, the New Hope Education Center did not even exist. Now, it is being recognized and awarded state funding to expand. The center was created a year and a half ago when the Paulding Coun...
January 20, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Holiday hiring drops Paulding jobless rate to 6.0 percent
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    01.06.15 - 02:38 pm
  • Area lawmaker to push for governor’s bills in State Senate
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    01.06.15 - 02:23 pm
  • Paulding group seeks changes to allow chickens in back yards
    Jennifer Farrell and her family like their pets so much they have a custom-built house for them in their backyard. She also likes the eggs they produce. The south Paulding resident, who lives in a ...
    January 20, 2015 02:28 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding commissioners await opinion on removal of airport board majority
    Paulding county commissioners and airport officials are awaiting an opinion on the legality of one commissioner’s plan to replace five Paulding County Airport Authority members before their terms h...
    January 20, 2015 02:02 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding congressman named to panels overseeing military, treasury
    District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, was selected to serve on the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee and Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, a news re...
    January 16, 2015 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area lawmaker appointed House Democratic deputy whip
    District 66 State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Hiram, said today she was appointed a deputy whip of the House Democratic Caucus for the 2015-16 General Assembly session by Georgia House Minority Whip...
    January 15, 2015 05:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding government makes CodeRed emergency notices available to residents
    Paulding County government has contracted with CodeRed, an emergency communications network, to provide a high speed notification solution to residents, a news release stated. CodeRed allows geogra...
    January 14, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    A COUNTY MOURNS: Cpl. Sam Driskell laid to rest
    Paulding elected officials last week remembered county sheriff’s Cpl. Sam Driskell, who was laid to rest Monday after being killed in an apparent triple murder and suicide at his home near Hiram Ja...
    January 13, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fire chief hoping for renewal of sales tax in 2016 for more stations, vehicles
    Paulding County is preparing to open a new south Paulding fire station later this month and the fire chief said he is hoping residents support the construction of more stations by reapproving a spe...
    January 13, 2015 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State ethics board fines Paulding commissioner for late disclosure
    The state ethics commission recently fined a Paulding County commissioner for violating state law by filing a campaign finance disclosure late during a successful 2014 run for the office. However, ...
    January 13, 2015 03:34 PM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Forum seeks to discuss impact of race-related events on Paulding
    A Paulding County community town hall meeting designed to address concerns and questions about the impact of recent, racially charged police actions in St. Louis, Mo., and New York is set for Frida...
    January 13, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding Chamber's Annual Celebration to feature community awards, comedian
    Motivational speaker and comedian Kenn Kington will be the keynote speaker as the Paulding Chamber of Commerce hosts its 54th Annual Celebration Jan. 22 at the Douglasville Conference Center. The e...
    January 13, 2015 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Graves votes to increase full-time worker status in Obamacare to 40 hours
    District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, voted in favor of a bill to repeal Obamacare’s definition of “full-time employee” as 30 hours per week and restore the traditional definition of 40 hour...
    January 09, 2015 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding fire chief hopeful for sales tax renewal in 2016 to build more stations
    Paulding County is preparing to open a new fire station and the fire chief is hoping residents back construction of more stations by reapproving a special purpose local option sales tax next year. ...
    January 08, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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