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Maxwell facing challenge from Bond for Georgia House seat
A veteran lawmaker is facing a determined but underfunded challenger for Paulding’s District 17 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Six-term incumbent Rep. Howard Maxwell, R-Dallas, will ...
April 17, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Chamber to host forum for state, county candidates
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee is set to host a candidates forum April 24 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium at Chattahoochee Technical College’s Paulding Campus, 400 Na...
April 17, 2014 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate
James Nixon said he believes there is a need in the Georgia Senate for a lawmaker who is different and, as he termed, does not “run with the herd.” A three-year Douglas County resident and the marr...
April 17, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding educator in running for state teacher of the year
Paulding County High School science teacher Marc Pedersen is one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia teacher of the year award, the Georgia Department of Education announced last week. Pedersen te...
April 16, 2014 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Chamber to highlight three companies at Industry Appreciation Breakfast
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will honor three companies during its annual Industry Appreciation Breakfast Tuesday, April 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Silver Comet Field in Dallas. The event, sponso...
April 11, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding residents allege airport authority violated open meetings law
Six opponents of Paulding airport commercialization have filed their fourth legal action against a Paulding governing body, alleging the board that manages Silver Comet Field violated the state’s o...
April 11, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools announce top employees, finalists for May 6 teacher of the year award
The Paulding County School District recently announced its eight employees of the year and 33 finalists for its teacher of the year award. District officials will recognize its top employees and an...
April 10, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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February numbers show employment picture brightening in Paulding
Paulding County got an indication its employment picture was improving in February. First-time claims for jobless benefits dropped from 505 in January to 372 in February, said Georgia Department of...
April 10, 2014 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Paulding residents take issue with lack of transparency
Jan Louie moved from bustling Decatur to rural Paulding in 2005 for the peace and quiet. So did Anthony Avery after moving from Fayette County in 2007. Both received a shock in October when they he...
April 10, 2014 10:54 AM | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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GreyStone CEO to chair WellStar board, three new members also named
The president and CEO of Douglasville-based GreyStone Power Corp. will take over as the chairman of the WellStar board of trustees on July 1. Gary Miller, a certified public accountant with a law d...
April 02, 2014 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding County Commission Post 3 candidates discuss airport plans
Candidates for the Paulding County Commission’s Post 3 seat recently talked about the controversial proposal for adding limited passenger service at Silver Comet Field airport. Vernon Collett said ...
April 01, 2014 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supporters of passenger flights see future for airport
Dallas resident Larry Reinhart sees a bright future for Paulding’s seven-year-old airport. Susan Byrd, a local insurance agent, also sees a bright future. She said most of her friends in her Dallas...
April 01, 2014 03:14 PM | 3 3 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding library display recalls state's worst aviation disaster
Friday will mark the 37th anniversary of the worst air disaster in Georgia history, and few are closer to it than the person who heads Paulding’s library system. Cherry Waddell has organized a trav...
April 01, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding post 3 candidates pushing for more jobs inside county
All candidates for the Paulding County Commission’s Post 3 seat say they support efforts to recruit employers and create more locally-based jobs beyond those typically paying minimum wage. Candidat...
April 01, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding sheriff's office seeks public's help with February murder
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to the community to seek assistance in the investigation of the murder of Cody Lane Bryant, who was found dead at his home on Ivey Gulledge Road...
March 31, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library display, Sunday memorial service to help recall state's worst aviation disaster
April 4 will mark the 37th anniversary of the worst air disaster in Georgia history, and few are closer to it than the person who heads Paulding’s library system. Cherry Waddell has helped organize...
March 28, 2014 06:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire destroys two houses on Macland Road
High winds helped spread a fire which destroyed four buildings and burned about 20 cars in a nearby junkyard Thursday on Macland Road, Paulding fire department officials reported. The buildings at ...
March 28, 2014 01:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police identify victim in Monday shooting at hair salon
Paulding sheriff's detectives have identified the victim in Monday’s shooting in a salon in the Crossroads community of north Paulding as Maria Nunez McDaniel, 29, of Hiram. Her husband, Robert Ste...
March 26, 2014 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding to be first in state to offer text messages to 911
Paulding E-911 will be the first such agency in Georgia April 1 to allow residents to use text messaging to seek emergency help -- though they will have to be Verizon Wireless customers to do so, i...
March 26, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Alexander to host Affordable Care Act meeting
District 66 State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Hiram, will host an Affordable Care Act Rollout Townhall Meeting Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greystone Power, 4040 Bankhead Highway, Douglasville. Alexander ...
March 25, 2014 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding Democrats meet Saturday
    by Staff Reports
    03.18.14 - 04:21 pm