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Paulding unemployment down to 5.5 percent
Paulding County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly between January and February as 270 more county residents found work between the two months and employers laid off fewer workers, state labor off...
March 26, 2015 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding sheriff asking public's help in locating suspect in 2014 murder
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in finding a suspect in the February 2014 murder of a 20-year-old man in his home. Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering up to $...
March 25, 2015 03:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate approves medical cannabis bill, nears passage to governor
The Georgia Senate today gave final passage to House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 48-6. HB 1, sponsored by District 141 State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, and co-sponsored by Distr...
March 24, 2015 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding home building at highest level since 2008
New home construction reached its highest level in six years in Paulding County in 2014. Permits for single-family construction totaled 860 valued at $90.9 million in 2014. That was an 85 percent i...
March 24, 2015 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding commissioners probing background checks by former administrator
Two county commissioners have been working since January to investigate reports of a former county administrator using a county-issued purchasing card to run background checks on up to 14 individua...
March 24, 2015 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New cameras boost security along Silver Comet Trail in Paulding
Through the cooperation of many Paulding County government departments, security on the Silver Comet Trail has been stepped up significantly. After the attack on Paulding resident Tina Waddell, who...
March 24, 2015 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quality, character of majority of Paulding schools called ‘average’ in new state rating
The quality and character of school life was called “average” or “above average’ in almost all Paulding schools, according to a new Georgia Department of Education rating. The inaugural School Clim...
March 24, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economist to speak to Paulding Chamber
Prominent Atlanta-area economist Roger Tutterow is set to speak to the Paulding Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Georgia Power Luncheon April 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paulding Senior Center on ...
March 24, 2015 01:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More permits, less value in Paulding’s 2014 commercial construction
Paulding County’s 2014 commercial construction increased in volume but was almost half the value of 2013, a survey of the year’s permits showed. Permits for non-residential construction in unincorp...
March 24, 2015 01:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue policy director, former talk show host to speak to Paulding GOP women's club
Former radio talk show host and congressional candidate Martha Zoller is set to speak to the Paulding County Republican Women’s Club Saturday at 10 a.m. at Audry's Neighborhood Cafe and Grille in D...
March 23, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding commissioners to consider privatizing animal shelter
Paulding's top animal control official says she plans to gauge county commissioners' interest in seeking a private entity to operate the county animal shelter near Dallas. Maj. LeAnn LeHolm of the ...
March 20, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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PHOTOS: Congressman hosts event to help veterans gain benefits
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, hosted a veterans benefits fair at the Watson Government Building in Dallas last week. Veterans could receive help with disability claims from the U.S. ...
March 17, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Isolated road problems seen; county schools, CTC closed Thursday in Paulding
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.25.15 - 11:56 am
  • Paulding commissioners back funding for air show, defy rumors
    County Commissioner Todd Pownall said he is unsure where a rumor began that he and two other commissioners planned to withdraw county support for the third Salute America Air Show at Silver Comet F...
    March 17, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding resident honored for 25 years of accident-free driving for UPS
    United Parcel Service driver Ricky Washington of Hiram recently was inducted into the company's Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving. He, along with 70 elite drivers from...
    March 12, 2015 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmakers rush to meet Friday deadline for bills
    Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session. Friday marks the 30th day of the session, th...
    March 12, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Weather delaying work on two major Paulding projects
    Recent icy weather has contributed to delaying work on two major county projects, the county engineer told commissioners last week. Weather problems led workers to delay completion of a driveway to...
    March 11, 2015 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Agriculture commissioner: Many moved to Paulding because of rural heritage
    Many residents likely chose to remain or move to Paulding because of its rural heritage, the state agriculture commissioner said last week. Gary Black also said during his address to the Paulding C...
    March 11, 2015 09:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hiram planning March 31 groundbreaking for downtown project
    The Hiram City Council is planning a March 31 groundbreaking for a construction project that may lead to redevelopment of the historic downtown area, the city manager said. The council voted last w...
    March 11, 2015 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Congressman to host veterans benefits fair Thursday in Dallas
    District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, will host a veterans benefits fair Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Watson Government Building in Dallas. The event will be on the second floor of t...
    March 09, 2015 09:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding commission to discuss air show, hear from sheriff, transportation director
    The Paulding Board of Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the Salute to America 2015 Air Show during its Tuesday work session and regular meeting. The show is scheduled for May 9 and 10 at Silve...
    March 09, 2015 08:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hiram council approves bids for downtown sewer project
    The Hiram City Council Tuesday approved bids totaling $2.29 million for construction of equipment to provide sewer service to the town's historic downtown area. The council awarded contracts for a ...
    March 06, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding was prepared for winter storm with new vehicles, tons of sand, salt
    Paulding County officials praised the government’s response to the winter weather event last week which left some roads icy and prompted school district leaders to cancel classes for two days. Paul...
    March 03, 2015 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Uncertainty of future federal reimbursements behind merger talks, WellStar Paulding president says
    WellStar Health Systems and Emory Healthcare are considering a merger to help guarantee each will have the money for growth amid the uncertainties of future federal health insurance reimbursements,...
    March 03, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding Chamber alliances seek to help small businesses be sustainable
    Small businesses are major economic players in a community and the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce has set out to unify small business owners in the county to help them learn, grow and be susta...
    March 03, 2015 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • County's STAR student leads busy life as East Paulding student, athlete
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.17.15 - 03:27 pm
  • Paulding high school science students conduct ‘groundbreaking’ research
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.10.15 - 03:19 pm