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Redistricting, Standoff, Sunday Sales and Christmas

As a new week begins, take a few minutes to recap our top headlines from last week, Dec. 4-10.

Here are the headlines of the week that was:

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 as the system . Parents and community members , and we’ll be covering live one of the hearings.

In more school news, on Thursday we brought to you live coverage of the . This school year could be its last for the elementary school .

Hiram’s Sunday sales of alcohol began today following . It came to allow for such sales.

In other city council news, Chris Carter is now serving on the Dallas City Council . We brought you .

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 .

Patch last week launched the , 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 .

Speaking of the holidays, we brought you video from last weekend’s and the .

A strike against the came . Learn more about .

In sports, 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 . 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 jon.gargis@patch.com.

Our latest Small Business Q&A took . Do you want your business featured? Send an email to jon.gargis@patch.com.

Our weekly features included these stories:

was the latest to be featured in our historic home series.

Our latest was on New Year’s Eve. .

The most recent food scores show that an Acworth eatery in Paulding earned a B. .

That’s it for this time. We hope to have you just as many headlines this week. Thanks for reading.

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