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Youth Villages Inner Harbour awarded AmeriCorps grant
The nonprofit Youth Villages Inner Harbour campus has received almost $300,000 in AmeriCorps funds to help support 19 workers at the Douglasville facility. The campus on Dorsett Shoals Road is one ...
August 20, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO ROLL: Douglas school buses preparing to carry 15,000 students daily
On the calendar in the office of Douglas County School System Transportation Department Fleet Manager Charlie Brewer, the date of Aug. 6 is circled. It is the first day of the upcoming school year,...
July 25, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Capt.” Herb Emory posthumously named July 4 parade grand marshal
The Douglasville July 4 parade has always been a tribute in celebration of America’s birthday. However, this year it will be an even greater tribute as, for the first time in the city’s history, th...
July 02, 2014 12:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capt. Herb Emory Memorial Ride set for Saturday
Fred's Bar-B-Q House in Lithia Springs is sponsoring a “Capt. Herb Emory Memorial Motorcycle Ride” Saturday. The ride will begin at Fred's, located at 541 Thornton Road. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta ...
May 29, 2014 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill’s Moore claims Georgia Scholar honors
Although she enjoyed the recognition she received at Chapel Hill High School’s recent senior honors night, Emily Moore believes she was honored for just doing what she is attending school for – lea...
May 28, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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SCIENTIFIC SENSATIONS:Three local schools take top honors
Although Holly Springs, Dorsett Shoals and Mason Creek elementary schools each had three grade-level, first-place winners in last week’s Douglas County Elementary School Science Fair, Dorset Shoals...
May 14, 2014 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Different Environment: Growing up in funeral home offers unique experiences
One may say Dana Jones Wynn, owner of Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes and Crematory, was “born” to be in the funeral business. Her parents owned the original Jones Funeral Home in Villa Rica and, after le...
April 29, 2014 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt rescheduled to Friday
The Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt at Boundary Water Park, which was canceled last Sunday due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled to Friday. The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Departmen...
April 10, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County adds twist to Easter egg hunts
Leave it to Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department to give its residents a new twist on an old tradition -- the Easter egg hunt. This Saturday at 1 p.m. and again at 2:15, Boundary Waters P...
April 10, 2014 11:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group hopes bowling fundraisers bring awareness of sleep apnea danger
Area resident Ann Croft said she remembers what would be the final words of her husband before he died in July 2002 of respiratory and heart problems caused, in great part, by sleep apnea, she said...
April 10, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boundary Waters Park hosts annual Easter egg hunt Sunday
Chad Griffin quickly got into the swing of the event when asked to describe this year’s “Eggstravanganza” Easter egg hunt and related activities scheduled for Sunday at Boundary Waters Park in Doug...
April 03, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAGE SENSATIONS: Two Douglas County high schools present spring musicials
If variety is the spice of life, then the musical play productions offered at Douglas County and Chapel Hill High Schools should please just about everyone. Chapel Hill’s theatrical department is p...
March 26, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Douglas County couple united in public safety, life
    by Bill Baldowski
    bbaldowski@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.13 - 04:22 pm
  • TIMELESS TREASURES: Champ’s Clock Shop a destination for unique timepiece enthusiasts
    Jeff Champion, part owner of Champ’s Clock Shop in Douglasville, believes chiming time pieces represent “the heartbeat of a family home.” He said he especially feels that way about standing, grandf...
    March 19, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    West Atlanta/Douglas Choral Society sets spring concert
    The late pop music songwriter and bandleader Frank Zappa had a unique understanding of the importance of music in one’s life. “Without music to decorate it,” he said, “tims is just a bunch of borin...
    March 12, 2014 04:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cowboy Poetry gathering scheduled for Saturday
    The 18th annual Georgia Cowboy Poetry gathering will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill High School auditorium. The featured performances will be the Georgia Cowboy Poet Kids consisting ...
    February 28, 2014 12:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Service Centered: Atlanta's Finest Catering & Events owner wins chamber award
    In 1971, the rock band Sly and the Family Stone had a No. 1 hit with its song, “Family Affair.” Lorie Bomar, founder and owner of Atlanta’s Finest Catering & Events, remembers the song and agrees, ...
    February 19, 2014 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ‘Noir Pointblank’ begins dinner theater run at area restaurants
    The Community Alliance for Stage and Theater, a community theater serving Douglas, Paulding and Carroll counties, is proud to present “Noir Pointblank,” the latest in its long-running and popular s...
    February 05, 2014 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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    A STEP FORWARD: Douglas County science fair gaining more high school participation
    Although the exhibits in last week’s Douglas County School System Science Fair were impressive, it was the number of high school participants that was seen as a major milestone for the annual event...
    January 31, 2014 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Auditions for new theater production Friday, Monday
    Auditions for "Insane With Power", All Community Theatre are set for Friday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., at Old Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church St. A.C.T. is a new community theatre holding auditi...
    January 30, 2014 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Creative connection: Student art exhibit reflects imagination, creativity
    Despite the brilliant colors surrounding the abstract, mouthless face on the canvas, it created a mood of sadness. However, it so readily reflected the feeling of the artist, 17-year-old Douglas Co...
    January 22, 2014 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    STELLAR STUDENT: Alexander senior excels in athletics, classroom, life
    As a member of the Alexander High School girls varsity track team, senior Remel Williams shines both in individual and relay events. Not only does the 17-year-old daughter of Jean Williams of Dougl...
    January 15, 2014 05:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Woodie Fite Center rings in the New Year
    The typically tranquil Woodie Fite Senior Center in Douglasville became New Year’s Eve celebration headquarters in Douglas County last week as more than 120 seniors attended its seventh annual cele...
    January 08, 2014 03:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sudent safety is a priority for school system's lead mechanic
    Mechanic Eddie Wheeler has a great deal of respect for school bus drivers. “A circus lion trainer who ventures into a cage full of lions may impress most people, but not school bus drivers,” Wheele...
    December 23, 2013 03:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Tooth Fairy is walk in the park over Elf on the Shelf
    Carly Kerby, a mom of four girls, doesn’t have the greatest track record as the Tooth Fairy, but it was another family tradition that nearly did her in: The Elf on the Shelf. In case you’ve been hi...
    December 23, 2013 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Area residents talk about their beauty pageant experience
    by Adam Elrod
    aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
    09.04.13 - 09:17 am
  • Two area meat cutters compete for national title
    by Adam Elrod
    aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.28.13 - 09:21 am
  • Area churches host school-year outreach programs
    by Adam Elrod
    aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.22.13 - 02:40 pm