Friday, February 22, 2013
The Honorable David Austin will be the keynote speaker at the Paulding Chamber of Commerce's "State of the County" address on March 7.
Friday, February 22
As a leader in Paulding, you know what it takes to drive a community to success. Leadership and collaboration have been the foundation of the Paulding community for years, and in 2013, Paulding County Commission Chairman, David Austin, will deliver the annual State of the County address, highlighting Paulding's achievements and providing a glimpse of what the future holds for our economy. This annual luncheon, hosted by the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, is an update of the County's fiscal and operational status as well as a look at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Attendees also have the opportunity to find out how the County is working to improve the overall quality of life for Paulding citizens. Be a part of one …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Deidre Holden, supervisor of the county’s elections office, reported strong interest in this year’s general election during a breakfast held Tuesday at the Paulding Chamber of Commerce.
Hundreds of Paulding residents have been no strangers to the county’s elections office in recent days based on initial early voting numbers and last-minute voter registration. Deidre Holden, supervisor of the Paulding County Elections office, spoke to community members at Tuesday’s Cobb EMC Power Breakfast held at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce. Holden shared with those in attendance current and historical voting numbers, with one of the most recent statistics being the number of county voters who cast ballots Monday on the first day of early voting—1,163. “That is a record for our first day of early voting. [And] this is our first presidential election in our new office [in the Watson Government Complex],” Holden said. “I got …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Paulding is one of eight entities across the state that will receive funds under the Governor’s Water Supply Program.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Millions of dollars will soon flow Paulding County’s way to fund one of eight water supply projects under the Governor’s Water Supply Program. Paulding will receive nearly a third of the loans awarded last week by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and Georgia Department of Community Affairs. GEFA and DCA awarded $90,490,866 in loans and $9,060,000 state direct investment for eight projects across the state—Paulding’s project will see construction of a 305-acre pumped-storage reservoir on Richland Creek in the northern portion of the county, with an intake on the Etowah River used to fill the reservoir. GEFA released details of the funding awards last week; Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin announced Paulding’s funding approval at last …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The July 31 primary will determine Paulding County's next commission chairman—incumbent David Austin or challenger Tony Crowe.
Paulding County’s top race is set to be decided early in this year’s election cycle. When the votes from the July 31 primary election are tabulated, local voters will know if David Austin will serve a second term as county commission chairman, or if Tony Crowe will take office in 2013. The two men are opponents in the Republican primary, and the victor will win office as no Democrats nor independents entered the race. Dallas-Hiram Patch interviewed both candidates on Friday, and their responses to questions about their platform are shown in their entirety; edits were made only to bridge the gaps between responses. We'll be bringing you more interviews with candidates and further election coverage in the coming days. You can keep up with …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
David Austin, chairman of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners, will serve as the keynote speaker of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce's Georgia Power Luncheon in March.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
David A. Austin, who took office as the chairman of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners in January 2009, will give the annual “State of the County” address at the Georgia Power Luncheon Thursday, March 1, at the Paulding County Senior Center. Attendees can network starting at 11 a.m., with the program and lunch beginning at noon. The luncheon, hosted by the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, is an update of the county's fiscal and operational status as well as a look at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Attendees also have the opportunity to find out how the county is working to improve the overall quality of life for Paulding citizens. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 770-445-6016 or visiting …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Local and state officials told a packed house on Thursday night that a proposed toll road through Paulding County likely won't happen.
A toll road will not be built in Paulding County, officials told a standing-room only crowd that packed into the Wayne Kirby Community Center at Burnt Hickory Park. “There is no toll road,” County Commission Chairman David Austin said, garnering a round of applause. “I know there are conspiracy theories in the crowd. I’m the county commission chairman. The buck stops here.” Austin said that a report released in 2009 stated the road that the Western Connector would be built. The proposed road would run through Paulding County hitting north of the Red Top Mountain Road exit in Emerson and down in Henry County. However, local officials cannot build the road without a Joint Development Authority, which the county currently does not have. …