Today marks the second of four furlough days under Paulding County's fiscal year 2013 budget.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
While many entities will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day, a furlough day will keep some Paulding County workers home.
Don’t expect to see your mailman or bank teller on the job today. Veterans Day was Sunday, and because the holiday fell on the weekend, many entities will observe the holiday today, including the federal government, which will be giving many of its employees the day off, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Today is also a holiday for the state of Georgia, one of the 12 holidays state employees will observe this year. In addition, the doors of your financial institution aren’t likely to be open today, as today will be treated by most of those companies as a bank holiday. Related news: Speak Out: Should Veterans Day Be a School Holiday? While classes will be held as normal today in Paulding County Schools, most Paulding …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
We’ve got the agenda for this morning’s Paulding County Board of Commissioners work session. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch later today for coverage of the meeting.
Paulding County commissioners will have a few items on their plate during their meetings today. On the agenda of commissioners’ 10 a.m. work session are reports on Paulding’s Parks and Recreation department and the county’s road repair project. One item the board will consider approving would have several county vehicles and equipment deemed as surplus and able to be disposed of through auction or trade. The entire work session agenda is attached to this article. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch later today for coverage of the Board of Commissioners work session. We’ll have a report later this week of commissioners’ 7 p.m. business session, at which they will vote on items carried forward from the morning’s work session. Though today is the …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Memorial Day holiday and a furlough day may alter your plans this week.
In case you’re not aware, today is Memorial Day, the federal holiday aimed at paying tribute to those who died while serving in our nation’s military. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the holiday seemingly dates back to the 1860s. Like most federal holidays, you’ll find that government offices, post offices and banks, along with some businesses, will be closed in observance of the day. If you have the day off, you may want to spent part of it in downtown Dallas, which will be the site of the annual Memorial Day service. Offices closed today should open back up on Tuesday. But for those this week needing services provided by Paulding County, you may want to get that business out of the way early, as county …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Jason O'Rourke with Connect Georgia and Paulding County DOT Director Scott Greene told local business leaders that passage of the upcoming Transportation Investment Act Referendum is crucial to the state's and Paulding's future.
The road to stronger businesses and more jobs in Georgia could depend on voters approving a sales tax this summer. That was the theme of the April 17 Cobb EMC Power Breakfast held at Paisano’s in Dallas. The event, put on by the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce, centered on the Transportation Investment Act referendum. Speaking at the breakfast were Jason O’Rourke, political director for Connect Georgia, and Paulding County Department of Transportation Director Scott Greene. “We’re running out of gas—we just don’t have the funding necessary on the state level and from the federal sources to continue to build roads like we used to,” said O’Rourke, whose presentation focused on the money needed to fix the state’s transportation problems …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The non-profit dog care facility is slated for Cleburne Parkway.
A non-profit dog care facility will be able to open on Cleburne Parkway, even though one Paulding County commissioner voted against it and one abstained from the vote. The Board of Commissioners at its April 26 meeting voted 3-1-1 to rezone 24.07 acres on Cleburne Parkway from suburban residential to agricultural for the facility. Chairman David Austin cast the dissenting vote and Commissioner David Barnett abstained from voting. Austin said his vote was based on personal preference. “It just seemed like more of a residential area to me than an area for a dog care place,” he said. Along with the approval were five stipulations for the facility: A pawn shop and tattoo art studio will be able to open up on Dallas-Acworth Highway after action…
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.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
This week was dedicated to the county’s public safety communications officers.
Each year, April is recognized as 911 Education Month. The second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety communications officers. Commission Chairman David Austin and the Paulding County Board of Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 8 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Public Safety Agencies nationwide recognize the pivotal role played by communications officers. The Paulding County E-911 Communications Center celebrates this year’s National Telecommunicators Week in honor of the dedicated communications officers who, last year, handled more than 290,000 emergency and non-emergency calls for the residents of Paulding County. Paulding County communications officers manage …
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. …