Several stories out of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office made headlines on our site last week.
On Friday, we learned that fake Craigslist ads led to the arrest of a teen, and authorities are asking those who might know of similar incidents to come forward. The sheriff’s office also alerted the public about fake phone solicitations for the Cops for Kids program.
It was reported Tuesday that an East Paulding High ninth-grader died two days before, with authorities saying the death could have been caused by an accidental drug overdose. The sheriff’s office so far says no foul play is suspected in the death.
In Douglas County, a Paulding man involved in a Wednesday crash on Interstate 20 died as a result of a medical condition.
Hiram city councilmen met Tuesday and approved an employee insurance contract but tabled a proposed amendment to the city’s new nepotism ordinance.
We’ll have our eyes on the city of Hiram this week as qualifying begins Monday in the special election to find the next mayor. Speaking of politics in Hiram, Jim Galloway spoke in Hiram on Thursday about the GOP presidential candidate battle during the Paulding Business Association’s January meeting—see video highlights from Galloway’s presentation here.
Preparations continue for an October air show at the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport—some details of which were presented at Wednesday’s meetings of the Paulding County Airport Authority and the Industrial Building Authority.
Among our usual weekly offerings, our recurring Dinner and a Movie feature on Saturday focused on Haywire, while the latest food scores showed that a Dallas eatery earned a 72 on its latest health report.