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Paulding resident returns to lead child advocate group
Melodie Smith said she does not like to use the word “challenge” when facing any obstacle. For the new executive director of the Paulding County Court Appointed Special Advocate organization there ...
September 23, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retiring chief led county’s transition to suburban firefighting
Fire Chief Mike Earwood said he met all his goals through his quarter-century leading Paulding’s fire department – and he’s ready to move on. Earwood is set to retire this week after 24 years leadi...
September 23, 2014 02:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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School system deals with threat of gun violence
School district officials received information from Crimestoppers and a national reporting agency about the potential for gun violence at Paulding County High School Monday before sheriff’s officia...
September 23, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal government buying Paulding land to preserve endangered fish
More than 300 acres in Paulding County will be purchased with federal funds to help preserve two endangered fish species as part of a nationwide program to aid America’s imperiled animals, the U.S....
September 23, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram Police to offer drop box for unneeded prescription drugs
The Hiram Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially da...
September 23, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding's congressman to host Military Academy Day Oct. 4
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, will host his annual Military Academy Day Oct. 4 in Calhoun for students in grades 8 to 12 who are interested in attending a U.S. military academy after...
September 23, 2014 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student charged with gun violence threat at high school
Parents and students returned from a weeklong fall break today to reports the sheriff's office arrested a Paulding County High School student in connection with threats of gun violence at the schoo...
September 22, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austin to recommend Pelfrey be promoted to county fire chief
The county chairman said he will recommend veteran firefighter Joey Pelfrey’s promotion to be the first new chief of the Paulding County Fire and Rescue Department in almost a quarter of a century....
September 18, 2014 04:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDUCATION GUIDE: End of Course Test scores
PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM END-OF-COURSE-TEST SCORES East Paulding High Subject / 2014 // 2013 9th grade lit. / 89.6 // 88.6 American lit. / 92.9 // 91.6 Analytic geom. / 30.0 // N/A Biology / 8...
September 18, 2014 09:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDUCATION GUIDE: CCRPI scores
PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM CCRPI SCORES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: School 2012 2013 Abney 78.4 82.1 Allgood 62.0 71.0 Baggett 81.3 77.8 Burnt H. 82.4 90.4 Dallas 66.4 65.5 Dugan 73.6 81.3 Hiram 77.6 83...
September 18, 2014 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDUCATION GUIDE: Paulding County Board of Education members
PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION At Large Joe Watson, chairman joesjr@bellsouth.net (770) 445-7844 District 1 Theresa Lyons twlyons@paulding.k12.ga.us (770) 557-4466 District 2 Nicholas Chester n...
September 18, 2014 09:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDUCATION GUIDE: 2014 CRCT scores
PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM 2014 CRCT SCORES GRADE 3 Subject Takers Score Reading 2129 94.1 Eng LA* 2132 90.4 Math 2138 85.1 Science 2194 71.3 Soc St 2194 86.1 GRADE 4 Reading 2030 95.3 Eng LA* 2...
September 18, 2014 09:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding Economic Development hosts annual meeting
    by Samantha M. Shal
    sshal@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.26.14 - 02:11 pm
  • EDUCATION GUIDE: SAT scores
    PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM SAT SCORES: School / 2013 takers / Score // 2012 takers / Score East Paulding HS / 243 / 1356 // 215 / 1374 Hiram HS / 227 / 1345 // 230 / 1377 North Paulding HS / 281...
    September 18, 2014 08:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Beating victim’s relative asks county to add phones to Silver Comet Trail
    The Dallas woman who was assaulted and badly injured on the Silver Comet Trail in late July recently moved back to her home state after a month in the hospital and has no plans to return, a relativ...
    September 16, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Airport transfer riles opponents of commercial flights
    Airport commercialization opponents are asking supporters to complain to the Federal Aviation Administration about the Paulding County Commission’s action last week to transfer responsibility for S...
    September 16, 2014 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New ‘Vacation’ movie being produced at Paulding studio
    Paulding County's movie studio is being used to breathe new life into an iconic movie series. Warner Brothers, along with New Line Cinema, recently began filming a new installment in the “Vacation”...
    September 15, 2014 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
    An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
    September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
    As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
    September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Early voters to undergo security screening
    Paulding County voters should leave guns and knives behind if they plan to vote early beginning Oct. 13 in the county election office, the board of elections announced recently. All entering the Pa...
    September 11, 2014 09:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding student wins $25,000 for future education, present school
    One Paulding third-grader’s path to college just became a lot smoother. Shelton Elementary student Alden Annis, son of Tim and Christy Annis, won $15,000 for his college education and $10,000 for h...
    September 10, 2014 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City turning to reserve funds to cover bills
    Hiram residents have the benefit of not paying city property taxes, but as the city continues to grow, so will its operating expenses and, eventually, other sources of revenue may have to be explor...
    September 09, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hiram property tax would help ease budget constraints, officials say
    While the city of Hiram has several sources of revenue to keep the city running, a city property tax would help cover its growing cost as the city expands. Calculations based on the city’s most rec...
    September 09, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fire chief’s retirement announced as safety agencies honor employees
    The county’s public safety agencies honored some of their members during the Paulding Chamber of Commerce’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Day celebration last week. Among the honorees was Pauld...
    September 09, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fighter plane to continue to be major product for Marietta plant, official says
    A top company official told Paulding Chamber of Commerce members last week Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant will continue to operate “on the back of” the F-35 fighter plane and international partne...
    September 09, 2014 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Powder Springs man charged with Hiram carjacking
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.14.14 - 10:39 am