Thursday, April 18, 2013
Principal Eddie Fincher will be stepping down at the end of the current school year, but is assisting his successor until his term expires.
The Paulding County Schools administrator who came out of retirement to provide guidance for a local high school is leaving his post this summer. Eddie Fincher was working at Grace Christian Academy after retiring from the Paulding County School System in June 2010. He was "recalled to the colors" to help provide leadership for Paulding County High School. Fincher announced over spring break this year that he would be retiring from Paulding County High School at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, and that a replacement has already been named. "We would like to welcome aboard Dr. Paul McMahon as your newly appointed Principal," wrote Fincher in a letter to parents. "I have enjoyed my years as a Patriot and hope that through our work …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Paulding County High School JROTC Cadet Zachary Toler has been selected to attend the West Point Summer Leadership Experience.
Paulding County High School JROTC Cadet Zachary Toler will soon be walking through the same stomping grounds as some of America's great heroes like Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and Omar Bradley among many others. Tolar has been selected to attend the West Point (SLE) Summer Leadership Experience at West Point, NY., the United States Military Academy. In the attached video, Toler expresses his excitement at the opportunity and shares some of the exciting experiences he looks forward to. Students are selected from among the top performers academically and with leadership potential as gauged by their extracurricular and athletic activities with consideration given to class composition goals. The SLE selection process is an abbreviated …
Friday, February 15, 2013
American War Hero Cpl. Todd Love breaks ground on his new future home in Paulding County.
American War Hero Cpl. Todd Love climbed into a Bob Cat earth digger Thursday and broke ground on his future new home in Douglasville, on Ridge Rd. It might not be such an extraordinary story except that Love lost both of his legs and left arm after he triggered an IED while on foot patrol in Afghanistan on the morning of Oct. 25, 2010. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation have partnered through their “Building for America’s Bravest” program to build Love his new “Smart Home” in Paulding County. As a major sponsor, the Home Depot Foundation has committed $200,000 to assist in building Love’s House. The Paulding County High School Army JROTC Unit (Patriot Battalion) had a total of 33 cadets provided support for the…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Learn how you can vote online each day through Jan. 11 for the Paulding County High School chorus program in a contest that could earn the group a $15,000 music grant from Rack Room Shoes.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Rack Room Shoes will award $15,000 grants to the top four vote-getters in a contest that runs through Jan. 11. Learn how you can vote online for the Paulding County High Chorus program.
Your online votes can once again help Paulding students bring home a large sum of money. The Paulding County High School Chorus program is one of 22 entries from Georgia in Rack Room Shoes’ “Gift of Music” video contest. The contest had public, private and parochial schools submitting videos of students performing one of five Christmas holiday songs. At stake for the chorus program is one of four $15,000 music grants that will be awarded to the four entries with the most online votes. PCHS chorus members performed “O Christmas Tree” for their contest submission. A YouTube video of it is attached to this article. As of early Thursday, the video had nearly 300 views on YouTube. Those who visit the contest website can see all the entries and …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Here's a quick list of how you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Dallas-Hiram Patch.
If you are a part of a winter sports team, Dallas-Hiram Patch wants to hear from you. Whether you're a player, a member of the booster club, a coach or even a vendor, Patch is a place for you. We are not just a news portal, but more of a community hub for you, your family and your friends. But, we can't do it without your support. Here's how you and your sports team can get the most out of Dallas-Hiram Patch: 1. Start a blog about your sports team. Here you can talk about your highs and lows, players that stand out, coaches you love and more, including what's going on in the sports world outside of Paulding County. Blogs are not subject to the same content editing as articles. For the most part, it's your style, your way, your say. 2. …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
A message found written at Moses Middle School was the second bomb threat made to a Paulding school this week.
Dismissal procedures at Moses Middle were altered Friday afternoon following school officials’ discovery of a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall, school district and public safety officials said Friday evening. The threat was the second to involve a Paulding County school this week. The threatening message was found and reported to school officials at the end of the school day, Associate Superintendent Brian Otott told Dallas-Hiram Patch, but it was not immediately known how long the message had been written there. Officials upon the discovery of the message contacted the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and an internal sweep of the school was conducted. Nothing dangerous was found. Cpl. Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff’s …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Students were evacuated out of Paulding County High School Wednesday morning following a bomb threat called in anonymously. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for updates.
Officials with Paulding County Schools at noon Wednesday confirmed that a bomb threat led to the evacuation of Paulding County High School earlier in the day. “The 911 center did receive an anonymous call [saying] there was a bomb in Paulding County High School. The caller did not provide any other details, and as a precautionary measure, [as we do] any time we have a bomb threat, the building was evacuated,” Associate Superintendent Brian Otott told Dallas-Hiram Patch. Following the evacuation, Otott said, Paulding County Sheriff’s deputies and school officials searched the premises for anything dangerous but found nothing suspicious. Students returned to classes about an hour after they had been evacuated. The evacuation disrupted the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
If the Villa Rica-East Paulding game receives the most votes on Sports Zone Friday's Facebook Page by noon Friday, the WSB crew will be coming to Dallas. The local game is currently second in the voting.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Raiders football fans have a few more hours to help bring the TV cameras to Dallas on Friday. East Paulding hosts Villa Rica in Friday’s football matchup, and the game is one of six that could be chosen to be the focus of the WSB TV station’s Sports Zone coverage. The ABC affiliate is asking its viewers to help pick out the football matchup that will be visited by the Sports Zone Friday crew. After heading to WSB-TV’s photo gallery at this link, Facebook users can vote on their favorite schools by liking the photo that represents the game of their choice, which is worth one vote; and by sharing a photo with their Facebook friends, which is worth two votes. The game that receives the most votes on Sports Zone Friday's Facebook Page by noon …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Raiders host Villa Rica on Friday and could also be hosting the sports crew of an Atlanta TV station—if fans show their support on Facebook.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The cameras of WSB-TV could be focused Friday on the players, cheerleaders, band members and fans of East Paulding High School, but only if the Raider faithful rally on Facebook. East Paulding hosts Villa Rica in Friday’s football matchup, and the game is one of six that could be chosen to be the focus of the Atlanta TV station’s Sports Zone coverage. The ABC affiliate is asking its viewers to help pick out the football matchup that will be visited by the Sports Zone Friday crew. After heading to WSB-TV’s photo gallery at this link, Facebook users can vote on their favorite schools by liking the photo that represents the game of their choice, which is worth one vote; and by sharing a photo with their Facebook friends, which is worth two …