Early voting

240 Constitution Blvd.

First Floor

Dallas, GA 30132

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Early Voting is absentee voting that takes place only in the Elections & Voter Registration Office 21 days prior to a Primary, General, and Special Election. Voters cast their votes on a touch screen voting machine rather than a paper absentee ballot. Early voting will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. only, in the Election Office ONLY 21 days out from the election until the Friday before Election Day. State law prohibits voting on the day before an election. This means no absentee ballots will be issued nor will there be any voting on machines.

Contact: 770-443-7503; Email: elections@paulding.gov

Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Plant Swap

Oct. 24; Monday 6 p.m.

Paulding County Extension Office

Come share a few plants from your yard and trade for some new ones! FREE. Call or email to register and get instructions. 770-443-7616, uge2223@uga.edu.

Fright Fest

Sept. 24-Oct. 30

Six Flags Over Georgia

275 Riverside Parkway

Austell, GA 30168

Feast your eyes on the largest and scariest Fright Fest in park history, on select nights from September 24 - Oct. 31 at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Fright Fest offers five haunted houses and plenty of spooky shows, frightening rides and scare zones. Daytime activities include treats for the little ghouls and goblins, and at night, watch those same ghouls come to life!

As the night creeps over the Georgia skies, the creatures and things that go bump in the night take over and transform the park. Our lineup of exclusive and nail-biting haunted houses will leave you screaming. Be sure to stay on your toes as there's something lurking around every corner. You never know if something is watching from behind, or waiting for you to cross its path.

Family Alliance of Paulding Masquerade Ball

Oct. 28; Friday 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Music, dancing, prizes, laughter, memories, fun!

$35/person includes buffet. Familyallianceofpaulding.org

Halloween Trick or Treat Village

Earl Duncan Park at Paulding Meadows

Oct. 29 - Saturday; 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.


There will be candy, fun and games. Children up to 12 years of age can participate in a costume parade.

Dallas Halloween Downtown Trick or Treating

Oct. 31st - Monday; 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Main Street - Dallas

Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

Nov. 11 and 12

Friday & Saturday/10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site


Learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. See civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, participate in a guided interpretive tour. Re-live the tense moments of the night battle at Pickett`s Mill. Pre-registration is required. $10.00, For more information, call 770-443-7850.


Conserve Water

You don't need a weather report to tell you it's been hot this summer. And, it's also been dry. So dry, in fact, that Paulding County is experiencing severe/extreme drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has been monitoring climatic indicators and water supply conditions to assess drought and severity, as directed by the Rules for Drought Management, Chapter 391-3-30. Some areas of Georgia are facing persistently dry conditions. A Level 1 Drought Response has been declared by the EPD Director.

Georgia's permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions allow outdoor watering during the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs, with certain limited exceptions as set forth in the 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act.

Dallas City Council Meetings

129 East Memorial Drive Dallas


770-443-8110 x.1209

The Dallas Mayor and City Council meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Dallas City Council Chambers at 129 East Memorial Drive. For citizens wishing to address the Council, please contact City Hall at 770-443-8110 to make arrangements.

The council will convene next on Oct. 3 for a work session at 5 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Meeting agendas are posted on the city's website.

Hiram City Council meetings

Hiram Mayor and City Council meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Council Chambers are located at the Hiram Community Center at 219 Main Street

Work Sessions will normally be scheduled on a Tuesday, either one or two weeks prior to the date of the next regular session. Work sessions are called as necessary and posted as soon as scheduled. Work sessions begin at 6 p.m. and held in the City Hall Training Room at 217 Main Street, second floor.

Hiram's council will convene next on September 20 for a work session. Meeting agendas are posted on the city's website.

Paulding County Board of Commissioners will meet next on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. for their work session and again at 7 p.m. for their voting session in Dallas at the Watson Government Complex, 240 Constitution Blvd. 2nd Floor. Meeting agendas for past and upcoming sessions can be reviewed at the county website at www.paulding.gov.

Story Time at the New Georgia Library

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

Activities available for younger children at the library.

Stories, song and crafts for pre-school ages every Thursday. The New Georgia library is located at 94 Ridge Road in Dallas.

For more information call 770-459-8163.

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Paulding Airport Authority and Industrial Building Authority meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Watson Government Complex

Board of Commissioners Meeting Room

240 Constitution Blvd., 2nd Floor

Dallas, GA 30132

Contact: 770-505-7700

Airport Authority meeting begins at 9 a.m. The IBA meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. or immediately following the Airport Authority meeting if it runs past 10 a.m.

Paulding Parks & Recreation Program Registration

Now offers registration at all park offices and online at https://recreation.paulding.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html

Check online for list of their programs and registration periods.

Visit the Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers Market is a friendly place where you can find locally grown produce, local honey, plants, breads, sweets, fresh eggs, jams and jellies, and homemade crafts. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. The DFM is located beside the old courthouse in downtown Dallas. Visit on Facebook at the Dallas farmers market or go to tdfm.org.

Paulding Photography Club -- Downtown Dallas

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 7 p.m.

Meetings are held at 122 Main Street, Dallas

Monthly competitions, field trips, etc.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/PauldingPhotographClub

Paulding County Democratic Party

The Paulding County Democratic Party will hold its monthly member's meetings at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month for the foreseeable future at the main branch of the Paulding County Library on Dallas-Acworth Highway. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

For meeting dates and/or additional information, feel free to contact G. Patton "Pat" Hughes at 770-505-8544.

Paulding Literacy Council Programs

Become an Adult Reading Tutor - tutors needed; training provided. Learn more by calling 770-974-5531.

Tutoring sessions for any resident who wants to learn or improve their reading skills. English classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Class instruction is available for GED. To register, call 770-443-1660.

Book Writers Critique Group

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Starbucks Crossroads

8655 Hiram Acworth Hwy, Dallas.

Contact writers_muse@att.net or simply stop by.

Dallas Rotary Club at Audrey's Café

Thursdays; 7:30 a.m. networking, 8 a.m. meeting

Contact Madge Lovingood 770-439-7991 with any questions.

Paulding Business Assoc. Luncheon

2nd Thursday of the month; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (check site to confirm meeting)

855 Hiram Douglasville Highway in Hiram. Cost $15 members prepaid online, $18 members at the door, and $20 non-members. pauldingba.org

Manna Food Ministry - Feed the Hungry

Offering affordable, pre-packaged, high-quality nutritious food boxes. Visit MannaFoodMinistry.org to see menu and cutoff date for orders. 678-310-9660. Major credit cards accepted.

Located at 460 S. Johnston St, Dallas, 30132.

Lighthouse Food Pantry

Thursday of the month (except holidays) 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE food for those in need. Open to the first 200 families or until food runs out. *Restrictions apply. The food bank is located at 294 White/Ingram Parkway Dallas. Call 678-363-7470 for more info

Paulding County Singles Ages 50 and Over

2nd Tuesday of the month; 6:30 p.m. Ryan's at 55 Pace Court, Hiram

Enjoy movies, bowling, concerts, dancing, etc.

For more info visit Paulding Singles 50 and over on Facebook, or call Jocelyn Webb at 404-771-8122.

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