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Paulding was ready before first same-sex marriage application made
Paulding County Probate Court was prepared for last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that removed the ban on same-sex marriages in all 50 states and is “going to follow the law” on issuing licenses...
June 30, 2015 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding sees rise in unemployment rate, drop in jobless benefits seekers
Paulding County mirrored a regional trend in May with an increase in its unemployment rate and a decrease in first-time claims for jobless benefits. The county’s May unemployment rate was 5.3 perce...
June 30, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram man charged with murder of brother
Hiram police arrested a man today for the murder of his brother who was found shot to death Monday night, the police chief said. The Hiram Police Department charged Ronald Duguay Jr. of Hiram with ...
June 30, 2015 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute times will be costly
The sprawling Atlanta metro area's commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.S. cities. The average commute for metro Atlanta residents is 30 minutes, higher than the national...
June 29, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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New laws go into effect this week
July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time. Lawmakers can specify when bills go into effect, either when signed by a gover...
June 29, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT repairing pavement on highways 101, 120 in Paulding
Georgia DOT maintenance crews are scheduled to finish on Friday their work on repairing the deteriorating edges of pavement on State Highways 101 and 120 in Paulding County. Work will proceed betwe...
June 25, 2015 08:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Georgia Young Republicans chairman to speak to Paulding GOP Women's Club
Rob Lee, who will become chairman of the Georgia Young Republicans in August, is set to speak to the Paulding County Republican Women's Club Saturday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at Audry's Neighborhood Ca...
June 25, 2015 08:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Animal shelter privatization a no-go
The county’s attempt to privatize its animal shelter has been summarily dismissed after a recent proposal flop — but the effort to change the way the shelter is run is ongoing. The county is attemp...
June 25, 2015 12:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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New tourism council forms to promote
Just ask the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Dallas Merchants Association or Olde Town Hiram Business Association ─ Paulding offers a lot to see and do. But one resident is working to unify ...
June 25, 2015 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCK OF ALL AGES: VBS options abound in Paulding County
One of the most anticipated summer activities for many Paulding youngsters is vacation Bible school with churches throughout the county having either just concluded, now have under way or beginning...
June 24, 2015 04:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State cracks down on 4th of July DUIs
Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-su...
June 18, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay raises, property tax rollback, E-911 building in Paulding budget plan
The Paulding Commission chairman is proposing a 2016 budget that is 6 percent larger than 2015 and requests employee raises, new positions and new jail locks. The overall budget ─ including the gen...
June 16, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding unemployment drops to 5.1 percent
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.02.15 - 02:37 pm
  • Hiram man sought in murder case found dead in Fulton County
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.28.15 - 08:30 am
  • France to give Paulding D-Day hero its top award
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.27.15 - 12:51 pm
  • Hiram High principal moving to same job at East Paulding High
    While East Paulding and Hiram high schools will be getting new leadership come fall, the faces will not be unfamiliar. East Paulding High School will see Jason Freeman as its new principal, returni...
    June 16, 2015 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Chattahoochee Tech board elects Paulding man as vice chairman
    A Paulding man will hold the second-highest position on the Chattahoochee Technical College board in the coming year. The board, which met last week at the North Metro Campus in Acworth, elected me...
    June 16, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding commission sets budget public hearing for June 23
    The Paulding County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget June 23 at 10 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room on the second ...
    June 10, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Isakson announces Parkinson’s diagnosis
    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but said he and his doctors say it has not impacted his ability to represent Georgia. Isakson, 7...
    June 10, 2015 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    South Paulding valedictorian going to Berry after busy school career
    One of Paulding’s highest-performing graduates this year knows she wants to do something big in her life ─ she is just not sure what yet. Meghan Jo Albritton, 18, will be heading off to Berry Colle...
    June 09, 2015 02:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Reservoir will secure Paulding's future water supply, ARC official tells chamber
    Construction of Paulding’s Richland Creek reservoir is needed to create a “definitive” water supply and plan for the county’s future separately from a federal agency dealing with political squabbli...
    June 09, 2015 02:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Road widening, new trail under way in Paulding
    The Paulding County Department of Transportation is working on projects designed to relieve traffic congestion on a heavily-traveled road and ease public access to a major recreational attraction. ...
    June 09, 2015 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    WellStar ends merger talks with Emory system
    WellStar Health System has ended merger plans with Emory University’s hospital system and will pursue “a new strategic direction aimed at providing world-class health care to our communities and pa...
    June 09, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    WellStar Paulding to complete two floors, double its beds
    WellStar Health Systems has tentatively approved completion of two unfinished floors in its year-old Paulding hospital that will allow it to double the number of beds in the Hiram facility, the hos...
    June 04, 2015 07:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Bats, feds combine to delay Paulding reservoir work to early 2016
    Officials foresee an early 2016 start of construction on a reservoir which will serve as Paulding County’s second source of drinking water after the federal government delayed issuance of a require...
    June 03, 2015 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commissioner says Paulding airport freight OK because not part of commercial plan
    Two major opponents of commercial passenger airline service recently said they did not oppose freight service at Silver Comet Field airport even if provided by jets. County Commissioner Todd Pownal...
    June 02, 2015 03:06 PM | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State, local officials break ground for new Paulding Driver Services building
    State and local officials officially broke ground for the new Georgia Department of Driver Services licensing center adjacent to the Watson Government Center and Courthouse on U.S. Hwy. 278 in Dall...
    June 02, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Deal vetoes bill to allow voters to fill Paulding school board vacancies
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.13.15 - 10:37 am
  • Moses Middle School's Holmes named 2015 Paulding Teacher of the Year
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.13.15 - 10:30 am