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Local Deaths, Shop Local, Safety Measures, Football Season Ends

As a new week begins, take a few minutes to recap our top headlines from last week, Nov. 20-26.

Last week was a time for filling dinners and shopping for many, but for some, it was filled with tragedy. A Paulding man collapsed at the end of the Gobble Jog in Marietta , while a Dallas man a day before. As always, our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those affected by these deaths.

Shoppers in Paulding, across the metro Atlanta area and across the country took advantage of early shopping hours and deals in this year’s Black Friday movement, and we brought you .

While the big box stores may have been the focus of many Friday, the next day was about the smaller guy, as it marked the observance of Small Business Saturday. Carolyn Delamont, president of the , shared . Meanwhile, we asked you, our dear readers, .

Local businesses big and small took part in a seminar put on by Hiram Police that focused on , as well as knowing .

Our last little bit of business-related coverage was for local establishments. .

We learned last week that during the weekend prior, Hiram Police, , notched .

With Thanksgiving in our rear view, on Friday we previewed .

The football season for the East Paulding Raiders finally came to an end Friday, in . If you’re wanting to know how other teams did in Friday’s action, .

Paulding’s high school football teams are set to retain their cross-county rivalries next year, as we learned that the Georgia High School Association’s shift from will move all five high schools from AAAA, the second-highest class now, to AAAAA, .

In other sports news, the results of the -hosted NJCAA half-marathon national championships showed that .

Our latest feature on local historical houses took a look at the Smith house in Dallas, .

Lastly, if you’re on the fence about The Muppets, our resident movie reviewer gave it five out of five—.

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