Monday, November 26, 2012
Frank "Bingo" McTyre, who resigned from the council last year, served the city for nearly 18 years. McTyre died Saturday; his funeral is set for Monday afternoon.
Funeral arrangements have been set for Frank Lindley “Bingo” McTyre, the longtime Dallas councilman who passed away Saturday. McTyre, 78, had served on the council for nearly 18 years, starting December 1993. His stint on the council lasted until August of last year, ending after he resigned due to health concerns. “[With] Bingo, we lost a great leader in the city and a friend. He loved the city of Dallas, he served with distinction,” said Jim Henson, who succeeded McTyre as Dallas’ Ward 4 councilman in 2011. “He will be sorely missed by the people of Dallas and by the city. “He was just a great person and just somebody you could respect, and the things he did for the city, he did purely for the city.” According to McTyre's obituary, …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The budget for fiscal year 2013 is down approximately $1.84 million from fiscal year 2012.
The Dallas City Council approved the city's budget for fiscal year 2013 at a called meeting Monday night. The $4.95 million budget is down approximately $1.84 million from fiscal year 2012's budget of $6.79 million budget. A public hearing was held on the budget last week though, according to the Paulding Neighbor, no residents spoke on the issue. Although the city's fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30, City Manager Kendall Smith said the council had to postpone its vote until the city received final ad valorum tax digest figures from Paulding County. The approved budget includes expenditures of $1.88 million for the police department; $835,050 for the administrative department; $749,453 for the streets department; and $598,865 for the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The council will vote on the budget during a called meeting tonight.
Dallas council members are set to vote at a called meeting tonight on the city's $4.95 million budget for fiscal year 2013. The budget, which is down approximately $1.84 million from fiscal year 2012, includes expenditures of $1.88 million for the police department; $835,050 for the administrative department; $749,453 for the streets department; and $598,865 for the Dallas Theater. No residents spoke during a public hearing on the preliminary budget last week. Athought the fiscal year started July 1, the city council had to postpone a vote on the budget until it received final ad valorum tax digest figures from Paulding County. A copy of the preliminary budget is attached to this article. The city council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Dallas city councilmen on Monday voted to halt road races that would close areas of downtown and block access to businesses, the Paulding Neighbor reports.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA, will have a crew to downtown Dallas for an Olympic-themed broadcast this afternoon.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA, will be sending a crew to downtown Dallas for an Olympic-themed broadcast.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The city of Dallas may not be fielding any athletes in this year’s Olympics, but it will be the site of an Olympic-themed broadcast on Thursday. Dallas was chosen as one of the communities to be visited by 11 Alive News during the Olympic games; the news station is a part of WXIA, the NBC affiliate out of Atlanta, which is broadcasting the Olympics. The broadcast will originate from the Dallas Theater, and the public is invited to attend. Starting at 5 p.m., a reporter from 11 Alive will be interacting with community members, asking questions about the Olympics and more. The news station will be awarding a prize for the attendee with the best poster, so those coming are encouraged to create colorful and creative posters around the theme of…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
City Manager Kendall Smith says zoning law changes add more definitions, further defines license application procedures and more, the Paulding Neighbor reports.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Carter was appointed during the council’s December meeting Monday and represents the third generation of his family to serve in city government.
The Dallas City Council filled its final seat Monday with the son of the man who last sat in it. Ward One Councilman Kelly Carter died in October, having served on the council for nearly 22 years. At Monday’s Dallas City Council meeting, Mayor Boyd Austin Jr. announced the appointment of Carter’s son, Chris Carter, to his late father’s position, an appointment unanimously approved by councilmen. “It’s a good opportunity to serve,” Chris Carter said after Monday’s meeting. “I’m a lifelong resident of the county and the city, and it’s very important for me to serve the citizens.” Chris Carter represents the third generation of his family to serve the city. His grandfather, the late Clarence D. “Buck” Carter, also was as a city councilman, …
Monday, December 5, 2011
We also want to see the photos and video you shot during Saturday’s 19th-annual Invitational Christmas Parade in Dallas.
Sunny skies and great temperatures welcomed those who lined the streets of downtown Dallas Saturday for the 19th-annual Invitational Christmas Parade put on by the Rotary Club of Paulding County Inc. and Paulding County Civitan Club Inc. Live music at the Gazebo at Dallas Trailhead Spur preceded the 1 p.m. parade, which featured about 75 entries ranging from the county’s five high schools, Boy and Girl Scout troops, local businesses and more. If you didn’t make it to the downtown festivities (or even if you did), we’ve brought you a video of some of the goings-on of the day for your enjoyment. But we couldn’t be in every place at every moment, so we weren’t able to capture all of the magical moments experienced by all attendees. That’s …