Thursday, May 23, 2013
Death notices and funeral announcements from Paulding and West Cobb funeral homes for Thursday, May 23. Click on the names of the deceased to be taken to their full obituaries posted on the funeral homes' websites.
No new annoucements. No new annoucements. No new annoucements. No new annoucements. Dorothy Horner Lawless, age 89, of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully at Wellstar Community Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Friday, May 24, 2013 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Dr. Robert Horner and Dr. Steve Orehosky officiating.
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves will hold a town hall style meeting in Paulding County next Tuesday, May 28.
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) will hold a town hall style meeting in Paulding County next Tuesday, May 28. Graves will speak about the latest issues before Congress and take questions from the audience. The town hall will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Paulding County Board of Commissioners, 240 Constitution Blvd. Dallas, 30132. This event, intended for residents of Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Kroger stores throughout the metro Atlanta area are collecting funds to donate to the American Red Cross.
Want to help those affected by the deadly aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes? Simply head to your neighborhood Kroger store in Paulding County and make a donation through your purchase. Through Sunday, May 26, Kroger stores throughout the Metro Atlanta Area are collecting funds to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing first aid assistance, meals, emotional support and other necessities to people affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes that touched down on Monday. Customers can “round-up” their purchases to the nearest dollar, or make separate donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers. “We ask our customers to come together and help our neighbors and friends in Oklahoma as they look to rebuild their lives,” …
Arrests made by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office within the past 24 hours. The following arrest information was supplied by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction.
The people who appear in this police blotter were arrested by the Paulding County Sheriff's Department within the past 24 hours. All of the people listed here are accused, not convicted, and should be presumed innocent. The information came directly from public records supplied by the Paulding County Sheriff's Department. Dallas-Hiram Patch presumes those records are accurate and apologizes in advance for any errors. You can keep up with all the news in Dallas and Hiram by subscribing to our free daily newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. We also have apps for your Android or iPhone that can bring you news, our business listings, weather forecasts and more
More than 30 percent of Georgia high school students aren’t graduating in four years. What do you think is keeping these students from earning their diploma?
A diploma remained out of reach for more than 30 percent of Georgia students in the class of 2012. That’s according to numbers released this week by the Georgia Department of Education. It reported that across the state, 69.7 percent of students in the class of 2012 graduated within four years. Three area school districts were among those that surpassed the state average. Cobb County Schools saw an even 76 percent of its class of 2012 graduate on time. Paulding County Schools were just behind with 75.5 percent graduating, while Douglas County had 72.3 percent earning diplomas on schedule. Other districts in Georgia didn’t fare as well. Atlanta Public Schools had just over 51 percent of students graduate, according to the Atlanta Journal-…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The city of Dallas is lending its support.
With funding commitments from the Paulding County Board of Commissioners and Paulding Chamber of Commerce, the city of Dallas is the latest entity to throw its financial support behind Paulding County Economic Development. Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin last month presented the agency's board of directors with a $50,000 check for economic development services, according to the Paulding Neighbor. The presentation was made just weeks before PCED announced that a major Italian manufacturer selected Paulding County for its new U.S. headquarters location. "From new international companies selecting Paulding for major facilities to securing new incentives like the oportunity zone, PCED is working hard to help shape a prosperous future for Paulding but…
The Paulding County School District fared better than the state.
More than 75 percent of Paulding County high school students graduate within four years, according to new figures the Georiga Department of Education released on Tuesday. That's slightly less than the district's 2011 graduation rate of 76.01 percent, but more than five percentage points higher than the state's 2012 graduation rate of 69.72 percent. South Paulding High School led the district with a graduation rate of 78.52 percent. East Paulding High School's rate of 78.3 percent wasn't far behind. See how your school fared in the following chart.
It will be held June 1.
Learn all you need to know about handgun safety, proper shooting techniques, weapon maintenance and Georgia firearm laws at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office handgun clinic. The free clinic, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 1 at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Training Center, is open to the first 15 residents and business owners who register for the class and pass a background check, according to the agency's Facebook page. Those with felony convictions and misdemeanor domestic violence convictions will not be allowed in the class. To register, pick up a packet from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, 247 Industrial Way North, Dallas. Interested participants must be at least 18 years old and have their own weapons and…
Death notices and funeral announcements from Paulding and West Cobb funeral homes for Wednesday, May 22. Click on the names of the deceased to be taken to their full obituaries posted on the funeral homes' websites.
No new annoucements. No new annoucements. Gordon E. Hamby, age 90, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013. He was born in Murphy, NC on July 9, 1922. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Curtis and Vesta Hamby; wife of 70 years, Louise L. Hamby; and grandson, Gayle Cagle. No new annoucements. No new annoucements.
Vendor spots are now for sale for the community's first-ever Pickin' in the Park Yard sale to be held June 8 in Hiram.
The City of Hiram is having the first-ever Pickin' in the Park community yard sale at Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The City will be renting the Alexander St. Parking lots, more than 75 spaces, to folks who want to sell their treasures and make some summer fun money. Spaces are only $20 for a 9 foot by 15 foot space. The rain make-up date will be June 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information is also on City of Hiram website and applications can be emailed to folks if they call 770-943-3726 x212 or 201. For more information, contact Heather K. Peacon Corn, City of Hiram Community Services Representative, at 770-943-3726 x 201.