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  1. Does it really make sense to give the money back, then ask for more money to put in infra structure or build industrial buildings. We don't have much move in ready industrial sites in the county. Until we do the home owner is on the hook for all the counties needs. The restaurants and retail our citizens slobber over don't make a dent in the tax needs of our county/ The difference between household and business is you have to spend money to make money. We have overwhelming competition within a 20 mile radius of Paulding for industrial business.
  2. I really wanted to see the botanical gardens this year. I would have like to have gotten there at peek season about 3 weeks ago but this is close enough. This cold front is going to make it awesome. I will post pictures after I get back. Some know that I have these 2 young women from Puerto Rico for neighbors. 2 sisters with a young son each. The younger sister has a debilitating auto immune disease. Much like me she has good days and bad days. The biggest challenge is fighting depression which sometimes is more life threatening than the disease. I have been teaching her to garden so we are going together. She is 20 years younger than me but we are 2 peas in a pod with gardening. Of course we both go down from time to time it is good to have someone that understands when you disappear for days. We are going to have a great day! I have no idea why some pictures are oriented wrong. They show the right way on my pc. I loaded them on and they are sideways with no indication of how to edit it. It was beautiful. I took some picks of perennials to search from and plant in my own garden next year.
  3. Paulding board seeking answers about legality of not giving studio sales proceeds to bond payer Can a county authority formed to recruit new industry legally use the money from a sale of a building if someone else has been repaying the loan used to build it? Or must it give the money to the governing body which backed the bond financing used to build the facility? County Attorney Jayson Phillips said he is working to find what state law requires in such cases after County Commissioner Ron Davis asked him to research the issue during a public hearing on the county budget Tuesday, July 23. “I have been asked to review that legal issue by the Board of Commissioners and am in the process of conducting that review” Phillips told a reporter Thursday, July 25. The hearing had evolved into a public debate on whether the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority owed the $4 million it received from the recent sale of its movie studio in Hiram to the Paulding County government. The county government has been repaying the bond since 2016 after the building authority found it did not have the revenue from assets like the movie studio to make the payments. Paulding County owes more than $6 million on the original $7.9 million bond, which included $5.5 million to build the studio. The remainder was for construction of a water tower and hangar at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport. Citizen activist Sue Wilkins said the Georgia Constitution required the proceeds be returned to the county government to repay the 2011 bond issue used to build the Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County in Hiram in 2012. Click the link to read the entire article at The West Georgia Neighbor
  4. Hubby is trying to talk me into that one.
  5. Thanks I will put it on my list of test drives. It is in my box with price and gas mileage.
  6. He will still use the pick up truck as his daily driver. My car will be used for weekends and trips to the beach or the mountains.
  7. I am looking much smaller. He likes the idea of the Highlander. I have enjoyed driving Franky's little Honda. I am very surprised that I did. We have talked about a compromise with a Subaru Forester or Outback. The problem is the leg room in the front passenger seat on most of the smaller vehicles. The Forester did not have the legroom We had hoped for.
  8. Atlanta movie and TV series producer buys Paulding film studio Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County includes 78,000 square feet and opened in 2012. Tom Spigolon A company that has been producing the TV show "Saints and Sinners" in Hiram since last year now owns the building where the show is created. Atlanta-based Swirl Recording and Film Inc. is the new owner and operator of Paulding's movie studio. The company approved a contract in mid-July with the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority for purchase of Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County in Hiram after months of negotiations, authority member David Carmichael said Its new facility in Hiram began life as a lone, 38,000-square-foot industrial building on 11 acres just off Bill Carruth Parkway near WellStar Paulding Hospital. The Industrial Building Authority purchased the bank-owned building and property in 2011. It then built two 20,000-square-foot sound stages and renovated the existing building into mill space for set construction and offices for post-production editing. The purchase price was not disclosed. Building authority director Robert Crouse did not immediately return a call for comment. Click the link to read the rest of the article.
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    Update on Bear

    He is better every day. He even did his happy twirl after his walk yesterday morning. He still has some swelling and he is still on his pain medication and antibiotic so he is not healed yet. When dogs can do dog things they think they are better. He doesn't jump on the bark it up wagon with the chi's every time the wind blows(could be the pain meds) I will know he is 100% when he starts that again.
  10. Thats it hell. I want zippy, great gas mileage. He wants leg room, head room, space to vacation with the kitchen sink. They all look and sound the same xs ly cr hs cs I keep having to ask my son over and over what I test drove today. My husbands knees would not hit the dash in only 2 of them and it goes without saying they did not zip or get great gas mileage. It's hell I tell you hell. I had to take a nap when I got home. He is freaked out that I even drove zippy cars instead of a small SUV. He goes Saturday wait till he sees what is out there. Tiny or huge not really much in between when you are looking to fit a tall car. We are looking at imports. We have always gone with GMC. But I am wanting something that will hold some value when I trade it in in 5 years for electric.
  11. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 22, 2019 Paulding County man indicted for producing child pornography ATLANTA, Ga. – Thomas Cwik has been arraigned on federal charges of producing, distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography. “Cwik allegedly produced, distributed, and collected images portraying the sexual exploitation and abuse of young children,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “It is imperative that we continue target and prosecute sexual predators who victimize children.” “Child pornography production is, plainly speaking, the filming of child rape. In this case Mr. Cwik allegedly victimized numerous children,” said HSI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Nick S. Annan. “I want to commend our law enforcement partners, including the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office for a quick multi-agency effort which resulted in Cwik’s arrest. Homeland Security Investigations is committed to investigating and seeking prosecution of these cases as one the agency’s highest priorities.” According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges, and other information presented in court: Federal agents determined that Thomas Cwik allegedly traded child pornography online with another individual in January 2019. Agents executed a search warrant at Cwik’s home in April 2019 and found multiple digital devices containing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography. They also discovered that Cwik allegedly engaged in sex acts with a minor child in Cobb County, Georgia and captured his sexual abuse of that child on two videos taken on each instance of abuse. Thomas Cwik, 31, of Powder Springs, Georgia, was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker. Cwik was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2019. Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges. The defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Anyone with information, or who may have been a victim in this case, please contact the Paulding Sheriff’s Juvenile Investigations Division at 770-445-6105 or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at 404-346-2831. This case is being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill E. Steinberg, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, is prosecuting the case. This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, the Attorney General launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices around the country, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov. For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.
  12. LPPT

    Update on Bear

    Bear has improved a lot. He is walking a lot better and some of the swelling is down. We are having to feed him well to prevent stomach upset. Fortunately his favorite veggie snacks, raw carrot and raw sweet potato should help with replenishing probiotics in his gut. When he is done we will give him supplements just to be sure. We noticed his pads looked different, as though the thick protective skin had sloughed off. We are wondering if all the debris from fireworks a neighbor did not clean up may have become acidic and eat them off. We never saw a lesion of any type but the vet said there were a lot of small scratches and punctures. We are walking him closer to dark just in case any black top spots might be hot. We are watching careful since we shaved off all the hair on his pad to examine it. His dad is doing a lot of the care, I have had a headache I thought was from the stress bit it is lingering. If you want I can walk you through a name change I am sure people are glad to see you posting and would love an update. Hugs
  13. I watched to video and I missed that part or they didn't say. It sounded like kids because they used a pellet gun.
  14. LPPT

    Update on Bear

    Thanks we will. He only had one accident. Soaked 4 fullsize bath towels, The meds they gave him are strong so he is going outside right now, I appreciate the offer because it is a scary challenge when he is down. They picked him up with 3 for the xray but we would need 4 for dead weight.
  15. They are awesome people. They were a pleasure to work with on their marketing. I always stayed too long when I dropped in. Glad you found someone. We have 5 little ones 3 we get professional peddies because it ain't worth the grief.
  16. PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Paulding County Sheriff's Office wants to know who fired randomly fired shot into parked cars in the middle of the night. Click through for the video.
  17. I have some of these I inherited from my grandmother and mother-in-law. I never saw one this big. She is about 7" long and 6"tall. Any suggestions for a name?
  18. What a doctor wishes patients knew about the end Those that know me well know I spent almost 2 years taking care of my dad. The last 6 months I stayed almost constantly and nursed him under hospice until the end. I read some wonderful books during that time. I could not get the rest of my family to read them. They practiced avoidance most of the time. Our experiences were very different. Having suffered the last 10 years with auto immune I knew what it was to feel out of control because you are bed ridden and too sick to do anything but lie there. I think we should all read these articles when they are presented because we will all be on one end of it at some time. Here is an excerpt, click the title link to read the entire article. n my book, "A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death," someone tells of their stepfather wearing a shirt that read, "I'm so old I can't find my own nuts," with a doodle of a squirrel on it. His dying wish was to make his daughter laugh, and it helped both of them immensely. To honor him, she buried him in that shirt, sealing his personality in death as it had been in life. Illness isolates people, not just physically. When we get sick, people around us start censoring themselves. The solemnity is supposed to be a form of kindness, perhaps, but it can feel more like yet another loss, almost a premature death. As patients and caregivers know, illness and its indignities offer plenty of rich material for humor. The joke is only on us if we don't find some way to laugh back. Those guardrails on the hospital bed go down Dr. Marianne Matzo is a PhD nurse who researches sexuality at the end of life. She told me a story about a patient who died in his hospital bed while he and his wife were in the middle of oral sex. Dr. Matzo tells this story as a triumph rather than a tragedy: The couple had found a way to maintain intimacy until his last breath. We are still living when we are dying. When those guardrails go down, it is possible to cuddle or caress one another. Those moments are about feeling connected, sexually or otherwise, and finding ways to be in that body while you have it. They are about reminding yourself and each other that you are still here, both of you, able to love and be loved. This is how healing works, and it is very much possible to be healed -- to be whole -- even as your body falls apart.
  19. Paulding schools to seek sales tax renewal and bond approval for new construction on Nov. 5 ballot Paulding school district officials foresee paying off some debt and building and renovating schools if county residents vote to approve the money through a renewed sales tax in November. The same ballot question Nov. 5 will ask voters to approve issuance of $30 million in bonds to provide the funds to immediately begin construction on a new northeast Paulding middle school and other projects. For the rest of the story click through to the West Ga neighbor.
  20. LPPT

    Hello, Team Of 9

    I think anyone that can see the difference between a coma and a period on the keyboard or screen should be thankful. I use grammerly because I have a few cognitive issues the ticks gifted me with. I can't get it to work on here, but hopefully when the upgrades are done we can use it. It is quite embarrassing to me to miss little things like their and there. I know better I just can't recognize it sometimes.
  21. LPPT

    Update on Bear

    Hard to tell. If it is the leg it makes me feel horrible that the pain was so bad it made him vomit and have diarrhea. He goes to the vet first thing in the morning. He is still drinking for now so I feel a lot better about it.
  22. Great, I will try to track him down and message him privately. He was on our neighborhood page. I am glad you are back with all the info. I have some brand new jeans to drop off at HH. I am going to go through my son's closet and see what else I can find for a teen boy.
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