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Anonymous gun threat reported on wall at East Paulding High
The Paulding County School District and East Paulding High School administrators are working with the county sheriff’s office on an anonymous threat written on a school restroom wall that indicated...
October 17, 2014 07:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman says president should consider ban on West Africa travel
Paulding County's congressman said today President Barack Obama should consider a ban on travel to West African nations affected by the Ebola epidemic. District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, ...
October 16, 2014 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job creation, development top issues for District 66 voters, candidates say
Freshman District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, is facing a familiar opponent in the Nov. 4 general election. Republican Bob Snelling of Douglasville is challenging Alexander for the Georgi...
October 14, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding students increase SAT scores
Paulding County School District officials credit teacher training and more rigorous coursework for higher SAT scores in 2014 compared to 2013 systemwide, a spokeswoman said. District spokeswoman Su...
October 14, 2014 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding sees fewer layoffs, lower jobless rate in August
Paulding residents experienced fewer layoffs in August which led to a drop in the county’s unemployment rate, a Georgia Department of Labor spokesman said. The August rate was 7.2 percent, down one...
October 14, 2014 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools focusing on all subject areas to prepare for tests
Scores for the math and writing parts of the SAT did not rise as dramatically as reading scores for seniors in Paulding County’s five high schools in 2014, according to results released last week. ...
October 14, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayors discuss public safety efforts, cities' futures
Hiram and Dallas are looking to the future while making sure residents are safe from crime, their mayors said last week. Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Hiram Mayor Doris Devey spoke of their cities’ ...
October 07, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding removes security screening for voters
Paulding’s election supervisor is expecting a heavier than normal turnout for this year’s election after the three-week early voting period begins Monday at the county administration building in Da...
October 07, 2014 03:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local offices Paulding voters see on ballot based on address
The 2014 Paulding County general election ballot will include local offices not all voters will see because they are based on the voter’s place of residence. Local offices and qualified candidates ...
October 07, 2014 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman to speak to Paulding business group Thursday
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, is scheduled to speak to the Paulding Business Association Thursday, Oct. 9, at noon at the Events Place in Hiram. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., foll...
October 07, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New trucking firm to be based in Dallas Industrial Park
Turn4 Logistics LLC, a new flatbed trucking company, has selected Paulding County for its base of operations, Paulding County Economic Development announced last week. The company will be located a...
October 07, 2014 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medicinal cannabis documentary ‘Growing Hope’ to premier in Dallas Nov. 6
The premier of the documentary film “Growing Hope: Georgia’s Fight for Cannabis Oil,” is set for Nov. 6 at Dallas Theater and Civic Center. The documentary film follows Georgia's fight to provide m...
October 02, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding shopping center to add Planet Fitness as part of $2 million renovation
The Shopping Center Group, the largest retail-only real estate advisory firm along the eastern seaboard, recently announced Planet Fitness as the latest tenant to join the growing retail lineup at ...
October 01, 2014 11:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 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 | 11 11 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 | 9 9 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 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 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 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 | 7 7 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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