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New Grocery, Redistricting, STAR Students

As a new week begins, take a few minutes to recap our top headlines from last week, Feb. 12-18.

Despite opposition against the proposed redistricting plan, Paulding School Board members Tuesday gave the green light to changes to middle school attendance boundaries. Board members also approved redistricting at the elementary level and a school calendar for the next two years.

Five Paulding high school seniors shined on Tuesday as they were named STAR Students for their respective schools. See who was honored from East Paulding, Hiram, North Paulding, Paulding County and South Paulding high schools.

In crime news, Paulding deputies are investigating a Wednesday night armed robbery at a Dallas home. We’ll bring you more details on the investigation as they develop.

A statewide crime spree has led to burglaries at several area Fastenal stores, though such an incident at Dallas’ Fastenal location has yet to be reported.

Responding to the increasing number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge made a call for locals to become honorary members of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, a move that will support deputies.

Vacant spaces in the Dallas shopping center known as the Paradise Shoppes of New Hope were the focus of the week’s edition of “Fill in the Blank,” where we show you a vacant building in Dallas or Hiram, and you tell us what type of establishment you'd like to see move there. Head over to last week’s article and tell us what you’d like to see near the East Paulding Publix.

Speaking of grocery stores, Paulding is a few weeks away from seeing an ALDI open in Hiram.

Keeping on the theme of business, if your business is listed on Patch, you can claim your listing in just a few easy steps. Claiming your listing allows you to see how many people have checked you out, edit some basic information about your business and more. Find out how to claim your listing and the other benefits of doing so here.

Early voting began Monday for the presidential preference primary election.

With lake levels lower than normal, the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District suggested that residents heed several water conservation tips in order to preserve one of the region’s most valuable resources.

Speaking of water, Paulding officials will be seeking a public-private partnership for funding for the Richland Creek Reservoir.

In Hiram, councilmen approved an amendment to the city charter that could lead to the addition of a city manager, but such a move will first have to get approval from the Georgia General Assembly.

The Dallas Theater in its current form may be relatively new, but on Monday, we shared with you the story of it, which stretches back to 1926.

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