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Dallas mayor in line to head Georgia Municipal Association
Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin was elected third vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association during the association’s recent annual meeting in Savannah. He is now in line to become president of t...
July 23, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State patrol to establish post in Paulding by spring
Area motorists will see more Georgia State Patrol officers on county roads by the spring after the state law enforcement agency opens its first Paulding County post, officials said. The post, which...
July 23, 2014 02:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authority OKs funding for airport assessment
The Paulding County Airport Authority last week voted to accept a state grant to fund an environmental assessment required before it can receive federal approval for planned passenger airline fligh...
July 23, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding voters help Perdue gain GOP Senate nomination
Paulding voters gave David Perdue 55 percent of their votes in the Tuesday primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who...
July 23, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board selects Manous to fill seat he left vacant
The Paulding County Board of Education has appointed Richard Manous to fill the seat he left vacant when he resigned in March to seek the Paulding County Commission Post 3 seat in the May Republica...
July 23, 2014 09:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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GreyStone joins solar panel project
GreyStone Power Corp. President and CEO Gary Miller announced last week it will soon receive energy from one of the largest solar energy projects in Georgia. GreyStone is one of 27 Georgia electric...
July 15, 2014 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medical cannabis study committee sets meeting dates
The co-chairmen of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee last week announced the meeting dates for the panel. Members include District 67 State R...
July 15, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students, grads entering job market fuel Paulding unemployment increase
Graduates and students entering the job market helped fuel an increase in Paulding’s unemployment rate to 6.8 percent in May, state officials said. The May rate was up from 5.9 percent in April, pr...
July 15, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some business owners, residents to see major impact from Hwy. 92 widening
Some Paulding residents and business owners greeted plans for a widened Hiram-Douglasville Highway with a mix of relief and disdain last week. Almost 100 people attended the open house-styled heari...
July 15, 2014 01:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding unemployment drops to 5.9 percent
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.17.14 - 01:11 pm
  • North Paulding football star enters Marine Corps after graduation
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.28.14 - 03:54 pm
  • No tax increase in proposed $125 million budget
    A proposed $125 million Paulding County budget for the coming fiscal year will include a pay hike for county workers and no tax increase, county officials said. Paulding County Commission has set a...
    July 15, 2014 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 13 13 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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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