Here are the headlines of the week that was:
A standoff between a man and authorities on Wednesday lasted nearly seven hours and resulted only in the man sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We’ll follow up on the story this week.
Paulding County Schools last week released the first in a series of proposed redistricting maps as the system prepares to open next fall a ninth middle school. Parents and community members have their first chance to weigh in on the maps Monday night, and we’ll be covering live one of the hearings.
In more school news, on Thursday we brought to you live coverage of the community meeting on the proposed closure of P.B. Ritch Elementary. This school year could be its last for the elementary school if action is taken next month.
Hiram’s Sunday sales of alcohol began today following the city council’s amendment to the alcohol ordinance. It came after voters last month approved a referendum to allow for such sales.
In other city council news, Chris Carter is now serving on the Dallas City Council after being appointed to the seat his late father previously held. We brought you video of Carter being sworn in at Monday’s meeting.
The American Legion Riders of Post 111 recently became the first Riders chapter in the country to receive a nationally recognized charter. We brought you video from the ceremony and interviews with organization leaders.
Patch last week launched the “Deck Your House” contest, in which a home somewhere in the country deemed best dressed for the holidays will win the local school system $100,000. Of course, we want it to be Paulding County Schools, so we hope those of you who have decorated your house to the nines will enter.
In sports, two local football players were named to the North roster for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's Georgia North-South High School All-Star Game, to be played Dec. 30 in Columbus.
A local nonprofit, CASA Paulding, sent us a Letter to the Editor on why the organization needs support. If you represent a nonprofit in Dallas or Hiram, we invite you to write a Letter to the Editor telling us how the community can help your organization this holiday season, either by volunteering, donating items or making that last-minute contribution for tax purposes before the end of the year. Send your letter, or questions, to email@example.com.
Our weekly features included these stories:
A Confederate Avenue house that is more than 70 years old was the latest to be featured in our historic home series.
The most recent food scores show that an Acworth eatery in Paulding earned a B. See the entire list here.
That’s it for this time. We hope to have you just as many headlines this week. Thanks for reading.