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Paulding bluegrass music festival now in fourth decade
It is a tradition that started with family, has been maintained by family, and people who participate in it are welcomed and treated like — well, family. The Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival in nor...
June 30, 2015 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding program helps children overcome reading apprehension
As retired greyhound racing dog Buck lay at her side, a first-grader opened a book at Crossroads Library in Acworth and began reading to the animal. Buck lay quietly beside her as she read to him f...
June 30, 2015 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram and Paulding County celebrating holiday before, after July 4
Independence Day celebrations planned around Paulding County may not include any events on July 4, but those scheduled before and after the holiday will likely not soon be forgotten. The city of Hi...
June 30, 2015 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reception to open Paulding show featuring artist Donna Shiver
Paulding Fine Arts will showcase the work of Donna Shiver in the organization’s Courtroom Gallery in the Old Courthouse in downtown Dallas in July. A reception to celebrate Shiver and her work is s...
June 30, 2015 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding family raising funds for girl, 3, to receive kidney from mom
A 3-year-old Dallas girl who needs a lifesaving kidney transplant has found a donor ─ her own mother. However, the family of Alainah Rose Velazquez, daughter of Hector and Alissa Velazquez, is unab...
June 16, 2015 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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France honors Paulding D-Day hero
Hugh W. Beavers of Dallas received France’s National Order of the Legion of Honor last week for his work to liberate France from Nazi Germany in World War II. Beavers served as a technician fifth g...
June 09, 2015 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festivals to open Paulding libraries’ summer programs
The Paulding County libraries’ summer reading program is getting off to a festive start. Each location — Crossroads, Hiram, Dallas and New Georgia — will kick off the program Saturday with festival...
June 02, 2015 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Elvis', street fair return June 6 to benefit Paulding women's shelter
Jeff Cole will return as Elvis Presley in his annual concert to benefit Shepherd’s Rest Ministries at Dallas Theater in downtown Dallas June 6, a news release stated. Tickets are $20 for the 7 p.m....
May 27, 2015 12:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olde Town Hiram Memorial Day Summer Kickoff to feature bands, fireworks
The Olde Town Hiram Business Association’s Memorial Day Summer Kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., in downtown Hiram. It is set to include bounce houses for the childre...
May 19, 2015 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding celebrates National Day of Prayer
Last week's Paulding Day of Prayer celebration at Veterans Park in Dallas was among numerous such events nationwide to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.
May 13, 2015 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Patsy Cline’ at Dallas Theater this weekend
The musical play “Always, Patsy Cline” is set for two performances Friday and Saturday nights at the Dallas Theater in downtown Dallas. As one of the first country stars to cross over into mainstre...
May 12, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Relay for Life raises $73,000 for Friday night event
A total of 68 teams and 716 participants had raised almost $73,000 early this week in anticipation of the annual Paulding County Relay for Life event this weekend. The benefit for the American Canc...
May 12, 2015 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Hiram hosts 'Who Hair Day' during Read Across America Week
    by Samantha M. Shal
    sshal@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.11.15 - 08:58 am
  • Paulding mother of food allergy sufferer promotes awareness
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.03.15 - 03:04 pm
  • CHILDHOOD WISH: Paulding resident views motherhood as dream fulfilled
    Since childhood, Marion Jackson had wanted two things — to be a wife and mother. Although her first wish was cut short when her husband was killed in an automobile accident soon after they were mar...
    May 05, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding Day of Prayer set for May 7
    Organizers are encouraging Paulding residents and county workers to drop by the Veterans Park amphitheater adjacent to the county’s Watson Government Building and Courthouse to participate in the P...
    April 28, 2015 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia Classic Rides to host 28th annual classic car show in Dallas Saturday
    More than 200 restored classic cars, some dating to the early 1900s, will be on display Saturday as part of the 28th annual Georgia Classic Rides Car Show in Paulding County. The event, which will ...
    April 21, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding County Special Olympics hosts track and field meet
    Paulding County Special Olympics hosted its annual track and field competition at Paulding County High School last week. A total of 272 athletes from throughout the county competed.
    April 07, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Gransden brings music from ‘Sinatra and Friends’ to Dallas Theater
    Joe Gransden is putting a new spin on some old favorites by some of the masters of the Big Band sound. That music genre, which produced top radio hits in the middle of the last century, included so...
    April 07, 2015 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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    5K in Paulding to benefit cancer victim, 3, and family
    For the Hart family, it was a leap of faith moving to Paulding County. The family of five would be leaving friends and family in Olympia, Wash., to set out on an adventure that seemed almost too ri...
    March 31, 2015 01:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area motorcycle group enjoys freedom of open air, open road
    It is the same feeling of freedom and being surrounded by nature that one gets when riding a horse, except without the need to board and care for the animal. This is how Paulding resident Dean Watt...
    March 31, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Variety show combines comedy, country music at Dallas Theater
    The Outpost Opry Variety Show, which will take over the Dallas Theater stage Friday, has been described by its founder as a unique blend of entertainment from the nation’s most famous country music...
    March 24, 2015 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cops for Kids benefit honors late deputy
    A Cops for Kids Day block party, in honor of Paulding Sheriff’s Cpl. Sam Driskell who died in January, is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rodney’s BBQ and Catering at 4724 Dallas-Acworth ...
    March 24, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Country music festival could bring 120,000 to Douglas County
    The lineup of acts and dates for ticket sales will be announced soon for the inaugural Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival in July in south Douglas County, its promoters said last week. Fest...
    March 18, 2015 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding student art competition set for Saturday
    Any skepticism about county residents’ level of interest in the arts can be brushed away by seeing the exponential growth the Paulding Fine Arts Association and its annual student art competition h...
    March 17, 2015 01:54 PM | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County celebrates Paulding Boys & Girls Club’s contributions
    The Paulding County Boys & Girls Club is “where great futures start” and youngsters are given the opportunity “to reach their full potential,” said a recent county government recognition of the org...
    March 17, 2015 01:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding songwriter nominated for two Grammy awards
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.16.14 - 03:25 pm