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New chairman wants to grow Paulding chamber by 20 percent
Paulding banker Terry Hardy took the reins of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce board recently with a goal of adding more than 120 new members to the business advocacy organization. Hardy, who succe...
July 08, 2014 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport authority’s site plans differ from what it told feds, group alleges
Paulding residents who oppose commercialization of the county’s Silver Comet Field airport are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revoke a permit for a planned industrial site because they ...
July 08, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram approves budget slightly lower than ‘14
Hiram City Council last week approved a $3.45 million general fund budget for fiscal 2015 that is 1 percent below the current year’s budget and includes a 3 percent cost of living increase for empl...
July 01, 2014 01:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taxpayers lose in efforts to halt airport bond sale, both sides say
Both sides in Monday’s Georgia Supreme Court ruling that Paulding properly issued bonds to expand its airport’s taxiway said the taxpayer was the ultimate loser in the effort. Charles McKnight, att...
July 01, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT seeking input on Hwy. 92 widening through congested Hiram retail area
Public comment is being sought next week at an open meeting on a project to widen a stretch of Ga. Hwy. 92 one county official called “the most congested” in Paulding County. Officials with the Geo...
July 01, 2014 01:33 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court says Paulding airport did not benefit company, properly issued taxiway bonds
The Georgia Supreme Court Monday ruled the Paulding Airport Authority properly issued bonds for a taxiway expansion and is not illegally benefiting a private company with the project. It also ruled...
July 01, 2014 07:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding legislators to study alcoholic beverage, medical cannabis laws
Leaders of the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives last week named Paulding state legislators to study committees approved in this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly. District 1...
June 26, 2014 08:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport director asks why group opposes development efforts
The Paulding airport director last week criticized the group opposing commercialization of Silver Comet Field for shifting its focus to other areas of the facility designed to attract job-producing...
June 25, 2014 05:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport stream buffer approval questioned
A group opposing airport commercialization has turned its attention to county efforts to develop adjacent land for aerospace companies. The six residents, in a letter to Georgia Environmental Prote...
June 25, 2014 05:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioner considers new law to save feral cats
A county commissioner said he is considering seeking a new ordinance to help reduce feral cat populations through what some consider more humane methods than euthanizations. Post 1 Commissioner Dav...
June 25, 2014 05:21 PM | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding man’s late son the inspiration for medical device
It was not so much “what” as it was “who.” If one asked Paulding resident Roger Leggett the inspiration behind his invention of an IV pole that attaches to the hallway carts used to take children t...
June 25, 2014 05:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Festival to feature BBQ cookoff, benefit vet groups
    Professional barbecuers will compete as part of an event to benefit area military assistance groups Friday and Saturday at Paulding’s airport. The inaugural Paulding County Stars and Stripes Festiv...
    June 17, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Four seeking school board seat, proposed budget up 5 percent over 2013
    Four south Paulding residents, including the person who recently vacated the position, are seeking appointment to the open District 4 seat on the Paulding County School Board. Board members are set...
    June 17, 2014 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding unemployment drops to 5.9 percent
    Paulding County’s unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month in April to 5.9 percent. The April rate decreased by four-tenths of a percent from 6.3 percent in March, and was at its l...
    June 17, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding's top 2014 graduates listed
    EAST PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL: -Valedictorian: Kijana Effs Parents: Ralston Effs and Soraiya Ali College of choice: Georgia Institute of Technology Projected major: undecided -Salutatorian: Ilya Plyusn...
    June 11, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Valedictorian Patel quickly made mark at Hiram High
    Some people take a lifetime to make their marks on their communities or schools. Charmi Patel took two years. Patel earned a student leadership role and the title of Hiram High School’s 2014 valedi...
    June 11, 2014 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding schools see highs, lows in 2013-14 year
    From systemwide reaccreditation and improved test scores to two major ice and snow storms, the Paulding County School District saw highs and lows in the recently completed school year, the superint...
    June 11, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Committee appointments anger airport commercialization opponents
    The Paulding Board of Commissioners last week named members to steering committees charged with helping reorganize two controversial boards despite objections from airport commercialization opponen...
    June 11, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hiram roofing company owner dies in workplace accident
    A Hiram roofing company owner died Thursday in a workplace accident, a city government news release stated. Ron Crist, owner of Crist Roofing and Crist Dumpster Rental, died in the incident just be...
    June 06, 2014 06:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    North Paulding football star enters Marine Corps after graduation
    As many 2014 high school graduates throughout Paulding County prepare for the next chapters of their lives, North Paulding High School alumnus Brandon Townsend chose what many consider an honorable...
    May 28, 2014 03:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Board can unite despite airport differences, future commissioners say
    Those likely to be serving on the county commission after Jan. 1 say disagreement on one issue should not divide the board as it deals with the overall business of operating Paulding government. Ch...
    May 28, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Voters back airport commercialization foes; most incumbent lawmakers have November challengers
    Two candidates opposing airport commercialization easily won election to Paulding County Commission last week. A third candidate allied to their cause awaited a November vote which could give them ...
    May 28, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Interest in Paulding film studio increasing, authority director says
    Production companies have reserved Paulding’s film studio for all or part of a three-month span this summer after another company used April and May to film a competition-styled reality show there,...
    May 28, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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