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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 11 11 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board delays vote to accept airport grant
Paulding commissioners will wait until Tuesday to decide if they want to accept a grant to pay for most of an environmental study the county airport must have before it begins hosting commercial fl...
September 02, 2014 02:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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
  • Congressman talks gas tax, foreign affairs with Paulding builders group
    States could do a better job of collecting the federal gasoline excise tax and spending it on road projects than the U.S. government, Paulding’s congressman said last week. District 14 U.S. Rep. To...
    September 02, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Texting to 911 available to all major cell carriers in Paulding
    Cellular subscribers of all four major cellular carriers can now send a short message service text message to Paulding County E-911 for emergency help when unable to place a 911 voice call. This se...
    September 02, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmaker hopes next judge is active in community
    A Paulding state legislator would prefer the county’s next Superior Court judge to be both highly knowledgeable of the law and a “participating member of our community,” he said last week. District...
    August 26, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Airport study required for commercial service could take months
    Paulding’s airport will begin an environmental study this week that is required before it can serve as metro Atlanta’s second site for commercial airline flights, the airport’s director said. The f...
    August 26, 2014 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State panel taking nominations for Paulding Superior Court judge
    The state Judicial Nominating Commission has set a Sept. 5 deadline for nominations for the soon-vacant Superior Court judgeship in the Paulding Judicial Circuit. The commission is to recommend fiv...
    August 26, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Film studio to announce new production soon
    The Paulding Industrial Building Authority is nearing announcement of a new tenant for the county’s film studio and is asking a second prospect to move its start date and use the facility into earl...
    August 26, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding Economic Development hosts annual meeting
    Paulding Economic Development hosted its 2014 annual meeting last week at the Wayne Kirby Community Center in Burnt Hickory Park in north Paulding. The agency, which began operations in early 2011,...
    August 26, 2014 02:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Airport board OKs funds for environmental study
    Paulding's airport operating board Wednesday voted to pay almost $300,000 for a second environmental study required before the facility can begin serving as metro Atlanta’s second site for passenge...
    August 20, 2014 08:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding chamber's 10th clay pigeon shoot Friday benefits STAR program
    For the 10th consecutive year, shots will ring out and “pigeons” will begin falling from the sky – clay pigeons – during a Paulding Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. The Ragsdale Heating, Air and Plu...
    August 19, 2014 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding commissioners reject placing question of Sunday beer sales outside cities before voters
    Paulding commissioners last week chose not to allow a vote on Sunday alcohol sales this year despite pleas that low turnout did not represent most voters’ views on the issue when it was defeated in...
    August 19, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding budget to provide spay and neuter program, adoption coordinator
    The 2015 budget Paulding commissioners approved last week will provide free spaying and neutering services for those adopting animals from the county shelter and a new position to allow outside pet...
    August 19, 2014 03:21 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding Democrats to host BBQ, motorcycle ride
    The Paulding County Democratic Party invites the public to its third annual BBQ and motorcycle ride at Taylor Farm Park Saturday. The park is at 1380 Pine Valley Road in Powder Springs. Registratio...
    August 19, 2014 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding unemployment up to 7.1 percent in June
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.05.14 - 02:12 pm