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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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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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Funeral services set for slain sheriff's corporal
Funeral plans have been set for a sheriff's officer killed in a murder-suicide at his home in the Hiram area. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office said the funeral for Cpl. Sam Driskell will be at ...
January 08, 2015 07:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding sheriff's corporal among those found dead in home
Paulding County sheriff's officials say one of the department's corporals was killed in a triple murder-suicide. Sheriff's spokesman Ashley Henson said Tuesday that 52-year-old Cpl. Sam Driskell wa...
January 06, 2015 06:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR: Residents used courts, ballot box to oppose commercial airport in 2014
Paulding’s top newsmaker for 2014 was not a single person but a collection of county residents who worked in various ways to slow the progress of commercialization of Silver Comet Field airport whi...
January 06, 2015 02:55 PM | 10 10 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday hiring drops Paulding jobless rate to 6.0 percent
Paulding’s unemployment rate dropped significantly in November as holiday hiring began in earnest for county residents, the Georgia Department of Labor reported. The unemployment rate in Paulding C...
January 06, 2015 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding commission adds $1 million in land to reservoir site
Paulding County commissioners recently approved the purchase of 359 acres adjoining the Richland Creek Reservoir site in north Paulding for about $1 million to serve the planned future county water...
January 06, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area lawmaker to push for governor’s bills in State Senate
A state senator representing Douglas and Paulding counties will serve as one of four Senate floor leaders for Gov. Nathan Deal in the upcoming 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, Deal ann...
January 06, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teens turned themselves in after murder of Paulding man, deputies say
Two teens who turned themselves in to Paulding sheriff's deputies were being held without bond in area juvenile justice facilities today after being charged with the murder of an 18-year-old high s...
January 06, 2015 06:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding alternative high school among winners of state Innovation Fund award
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.16.14 - 02:11 pm
  • Paulding jobless rate drops to lowest level in six months
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.09.14 - 02:49 pm