Hiram Man Dies in Crash, Fire Destroys Clubhouse

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A Hiram man was one of three killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Cartersville early Wednesday morning. George Benjamin White, 43, of Hiram, was driver of the northbound tractor-trailer that crossed the median and struck a concrete support pillar. The passenger in White's truck and the driver of a second tractor-trailer, which also hit a support structure, were killed as well. 

A Paulding golf course’s clubhouse was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted a man who resided in the area who said his wife spotted the fire shortly after 8 p.m., while WSB-TV reported that the fire broke out about 9 p.m.

A daycare teacher from Hiram was arrested after authorities investigated a murder for hire plot. According to a PCSO news release, an undercover agent was contacted by Silvers in reference to a plot to kill her ex-husband.

Former Douglasville mayor and House District 66 candidate Mickey Thompson was sentenced to five years of probation for five counts of theft. He also was sentenced to 12 months probation for each of the remaining 86 counts of theft for which he was charged, which will run concurrent to his five-year sentence. Thompson also must pay $28,483 in restitution and a $3,000 fine.

On Wednesday, former wide receiver for the Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packers Eric Matthews donated toys and clothing to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office's Cops For Kids program.

A Paulding County family was chosen as one of the 25 finalists in Patch's Deck the House contest, and we've been asking for your votes to help win $100,000 for Paulding County Schools. Last year, the Felix family's house came in second nationwide.

In school news, The "Spirit of South Paulding" won Q100's "Battle of the High School Marching Bands." The band will receive $5,000, which is slated to be used to purchase concert dress uniforms.

And in other news, seven establishments earned A’s in the latest round of food scores.

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