Monday, September 3, 2012
Online voting in a contest giving five schools each a $10,000 computer lab ends tonight at 9; two Paulding County schools are among the entries.
Supporters of two Paulding County schools have until 9 tonight to cast online votes to help the schools each earn a free computer lab. The Rack Room Shoes Back to School Photo Contest had customers upload photos of themselves, their kids or their loved ones, and share the name of their favorite school. The contest is now in its voting period, and those who log onto the website can cast their votes for their favorite entry. The top five entries will earn a computer lab valued up to $10,000 for their schools, while those who submitted the winning entries each will receive a MacBook Pro. Paulding’s two entries in the contest hail from South Paulding Middle and Abney Elementary. Learn more about the two entries in our previous story. You can …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Want to cast a vote in the July 31 primary election? You have until the end of the day to do so.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Time is running out for those who want to have their say in the primary election set for later this month. Georgia residents must register today to be able to vote in the July 31 primary. Unsure if you're registered? Visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. What's on the ballot? We’ve got a rundown of some of the key races in our Election Guide. For a list of all races on Paulding ballots, check out our qualifying recap. To register to vote, you must: Need to register today? Paulding residents wanting to vote on July 31 must visit today the Paulding County Board of Elections office in the Watson Government Complex, 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas. It's open until 5 p.m. You're registered—now what? Paulding voters will get to take …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Hiram’s movie theater will screen four superhero films leading up to what is expected to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters.
The summer movie season is set to start with a squad of superheroes. The Avengers opens across the country Friday, and anyone who is a fan of the series knows it is packed with some of Marvel Comics’ best-known superheroes. But hours before those heroes' big summer premiere, some of their earlier adventures will be presented on the big screen locally. Movies 278 in Hiram, like many Carmike Cinemas theaters across the country, will present Marvel Super Hero Movie Festival on Thursday—an afternoon and evening of four Marvel films that will lead up to the midnight premiere of The Avengers. The marathon starts with Iron Man at 1 p.m., followed by Iron Man 2 at 3:45 p.m. Thor begins at 6:30, with Captain America: The First Avenger getting …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sign up by Monday at 5 p.m. to get a hands-on demonstration of military opportunities and learn about applying for and attending one of the military service academies.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Teens can learn all about the five U.S. service academies and how to apply to attend them during the annual Military Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base on May 12. The free event is aimed at eighth- to 12th-graders who are interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “I am pleased to once again host this unique opportunity for Georgia students to learn about our nation’s military academies,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, the Georgia Republican organizing the event. “Students and their families will hear about what each academy has to offer, as well as learn more about the requirements and application process for attending these fine …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The May 5 event that will benefit the Paulding Education Foundation is taking early bird registrations through Sunday.
Runners looking to take part in a 5K event May 5 to help local schools may want to quicken their pace if they have not yet registered. Organizers of The Paulding Education Foundation’s inaugural 5K Fiesta Run/Walk, to be held in downtown Dallas, are taking online registrations on active.com. Those wanting to take part in the 5K race are now being offered a $20 registration price, but that cost will go up to $30 after Sunday and up until the day of the race. Potential participants in the kids 1K will also want to enter early as the $10 fee goes up to $12 after Sunday. An informational flyer and registration form are attached to this article in PDF form. Proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit Paulding Education Foundation, which…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Friday represents the sixth of seven furlough days during the current fiscal year.
Those who have business they need to take care of this week at a county government office have until the end of the day today to get it done. Paulding County government offices will be closed Friday for a furlough day—one of seven during this fiscal year. Friday represents the sixth furlough day of fiscal year 2012; the final furlough day is set for June 1. The Paulding Board of Commissioners approved the furlough days last June. The closure of government offices on those seven days—all Fridays, with most preceding holiday weekends—was a move aimed at saving an estimated $566,000 as part of an approximately $2.3-million package of spending cuts. The furlough days will not affect the county’s public safety operations.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Breathe easy if you didn’t file Sunday, because this year, Tuesday, April 17, is the actual deadline to file your taxes. Here are a few suggestions for last-minute filers.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Don’t panic if you didn’t get your taxes filed before midnight Sunday. While April 15 is typically the tax-filing deadline each year, taxpayers are getting this year two extra days to file. That’s because Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington, D.C., is being observed today, and under the federal tax code, filing deadlines can't fall on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. In short, you’ve got all day today, and then most of the day tomorrow to get your tax documents sent off to the Internal Revenue Service. We say most of the day because if you’re looking to send off your taxes by mail, you’ll most likely have to get to the post office before dinnertime. Locally, you’ll have until the normal closing time of 5 p.m. to get your taxes …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Paulding County GOP Young Conservative Scholar Award will give $500 to a local student.
Students who could use some extra financial assistance on their way to college have only a few days left to apply for a local scholarship. The deadline for the Paulding County GOP Young Conservative Scholar Award is Monday. To apply for the $500 scholarship, students are required to submit with their application a 350- to 500-word essay on this topic: The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are collectively referred to as the Bill of Rights. Of these ten rights, which do you believe offers the most important protection of individual liberty and personal freedom? The recipient of the Paulding County GOP Young Conservative Scholar Award will be selected based on the strength of their original essay, with additional …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Potential pets from Paulding County Animal Control need a home—can you provide one?
We’re not calling this article “Last Chance” because it’s your final opportunity to adopt a pet at a good price—but rather, because it’s the last chance for an animal that might make a good pet in your home. Paulding County Animal Control’s “Save a Life Tuesday” program allows potential pet owners each Tuesday to adopt animals scheduled for euthanasia the next day for $10, which covers the cost of the pet’s microchip. Animal control typically offers the program each Tuesday unless its facility is closed to the public that day for some reason. The flyer for “Save a Life Tuesday” is attached to this article. For those who take advantage of “Save a Life Tuesday,” we invite you to upload to this article photos and/or videos of your new pet—…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Students and parents have until the end of the week to submit applications for the Paulding County Council of PTAs PCC Scholarship.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Last year, the Paulding County Council of PTAs (PCC) awarded two scholarships, totaling $1,650, to two high school seniors in the county. One of this year’s recipients could be a student you know—if they submit their application before the week’s end. The first step of the two-step process to become eligible for a PCC scholarship is to join your high school’s PTSA. The final step is to fill out an application form (attached to this article) and submit it with required documentation, which includes copies of SAT/ACT scores, high school and/or college transcripts, a letter of recommendation and a student narrative. More information on the required documents can be found on the application form. Scholarship applications must be completed and …