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Raptor birds return to Douglas state park after four years
A former resident of Sweetwater Creek State Park has found the area it left in 2011 was not so bad after all. An osprey nest has been discovered high on a cell phone tower near the lake, according ...
August 25, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas-based theater group plans one-act festival after current production
A longtime area theater group is planning its next venture even before giving the last performance of its latest play. The Community Alliance for Stage and Theater, also known as CAST, is set to pe...
August 25, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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State park in Douglas County features yurts in first camping area
There is a new attraction planned for Sweetwater Creek State Park which is a first for the protected natural area in eastern Douglas County. Officials with the 2,549-acre park have developed a yurt...
August 20, 2015 09:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEEPSAKES: New Douglasville exhibit features area families’ home artwork
The artwork and the stories behind them will share the spotlight in the Cultural Arts Center’s newest exhibit, the director said. Davina Grace Hill, executive director of the Douglasville-Douglas C...
August 12, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville resident leading Georgia Wildlife Federation
Discussions on saving and nurturing wildlife traditionally have included environmentalists and government officials. However, Douglasville resident Mike Worley, believes another voice, though seldo...
July 29, 2015 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline extended to Friday for visual arts show
The Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center has extended the submission deadline through this Friday for digital image entries for the National Open Visual Arts Show. Organizers of the sho...
July 22, 2015 04:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Open Visual Arts Show in Douglasville accepting applications
The submission deadline for all digital images is Monday for the Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center’s fifth annual National Open Visual Arts Show. The event showcases a wide variety o...
July 16, 2015 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auditions for Douglasville festival entertainment set
If you believe you have an impressive solo singing voice, or skills as a magician or modern dancer, this could be your opportunity. The Douglasville SHARE House wants to give those with such talent...
June 10, 2015 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiking, kayaking among planned events at Douglas County state park
Upcoming events scheduled at Sweetwater Creek State Park at 1750 Mt. Vernon Road in Lithia Springs include: - Twilight Lake Paddle Friday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ranger-led outing to watch for birds and en...
April 20, 2015 04:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trailblazing Douglas deputy fire chief ends 28-year career
Former Douglas County Deputy Fire Chief Kim Ransom used one word to describe her retirement last week after 28 years with the department – “bittersweet.” “I cried all the way to work,” she said pri...
April 08, 2015 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area motorcycle group enjoys freedom of open air, open road
It is the same feeling of freedom and being surrounded by nature that one gets when riding a horse, except without the need to board and care for the animal. This is how Paulding resident Dean Watt...
March 31, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Country music festival could bring 120,000 to Douglas County's Foxhall
The lineup of acts and dates for ticket sales will be announced soon for the inaugural Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival in July in south Douglas County, its promoters said last week. Fest...
March 17, 2015 02:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz ensemble to highlight choral group's Easter concert in Douglasville
The West Atlanta / Douglas Choral Society Inc. announces that David Pippin’s Martini Caliente Jazz Ensemble with singer Mimi Gentry is one of several featured guest artists in its 28th “An Easter /...
March 03, 2015 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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ENCHANTED EVENING: Fairy Princess Ball called family bonding experience
She is a year older now and knows so much more than before. When Douglasville resident Brandon Rice took his then-2-year-old daughter, Lorin, to the Douglas County Recreation Department’s Fairy Pri...
February 11, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville church hosts MLK Day observance
Golden United Methodist Church in Douglasville hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance Monday.
January 22, 2015 10:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts center featuring photo exhibit on African-Americans at beginning of 20th century
In celebration of Black History Month, the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is partnering with the Auburn Avenue Research Library to present "Photography on the Color Line," a p...
January 16, 2015 04:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas student artwork displayed at courthouse gallery
The stated purpose of the Douglas County Courthouse art gallery is to display publicly the artistic creations of county residents, regardless of age. This marks the 11th year that the gallery, on t...
January 14, 2015 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas nonprofit offers students chance to experience school field trips
Although school budget cuts have curtailed class field trips to interesting locations, a nonprofit has stepped to the forefront to help continue these trips which it considers an important learning...
January 08, 2015 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice bucket, elections popular on Facebook in 2014
Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death o...
December 17, 2014 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenth annual Cultural Arts Council Gala raises $25K
More than 175 scheduled guests plus a number of walk-ins filled the Centre at Arbor Connection last Saturday for the 10th annual Cultural Arts Council Gala and Auction. Douglasville-Douglas County ...
December 04, 2014 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Market to feature caroling, prizes, K-9 demonstrations
Ben's Furniture and Antique Market in Douglasville will feature caroling, photos with Santa, refreshments, and door prizes Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office ...
December 03, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL: Lithia Springs' Ainsworth named Georgia assistant principal of the year
Lithia Springs Assistant Principal Jessica Ainsworth took little credit for being named Georgia’s assistant principal of the year last week. An administrative mainstay at the school for four years,...
November 12, 2014 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot rods, Gravity Games, chili cookoff to fill downtown Douglasville Oct. 24, 25
Douglasville’s most popular fall fun weekend returns Oct. 24 and 25 with an all-star lineup of entertainment. From Hot Rods on Main and the Google STEM Fair, to the Georgia Gravity Games, Cultural ...
October 15, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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FLYING FRENZY: Douglas aeromodelers enjoy flying sophisticated model aircraft
Kurtis Lynn maneuvered his Saber 35 profile stunt plane onto the runway, turned it into the wind to get maximum lift, revved the engine and soared it skyward. As the Douglasville resident was flyin...
October 08, 2014 10:19 AM | 1 1 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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