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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 | 24 24 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 | 37 37 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 | 46 46 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 | 62 62 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 | 66 66 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 | 88 88 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 | 94 94 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 | 92 92 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 | 97 97 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 | 106 106 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 | 108 108 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 | 94 94 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 | 94 94 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 | 92 92 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 | 96 96 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 | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Woofstock’ scheduled Oct. 19 at Deer Lick Park
Douglas County Animal Control and the Douglas County Humane Society has scheduled one of its newest annual events, "Woofstock," for Oct. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road. Forme...
October 08, 2014 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miller plans to continue predecessor’s work as WellStar board chair
When asked what changes he wants to bring to WellStar Health Systems as its new board chairman, Gary Miller thought for a moment before recalling an old saying. “I have heard it said that, ‘If it i...
September 17, 2014 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighbor Newspapers columnist releases new album
Neighbor Newspapers columnist Mark Wallace Maguire recently released an album with his new project, “Red Clay Country.” The music is a compendium of Southern Americana music including folk, blues, ...
September 11, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 observances planned in Paulding County, Villa Rica
At least two area groups are planning 9/11 Patriot Day remembrance ceremonies on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Paulding County’s Patriot Day observance is Thursday at 8:...
September 10, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grandfather graduate: Ninety-year-old Douglasville resident earns college degree
Douglasville resident Alexander Phillips needed a little help putting on his graduation cap and gown from Queensborough Community College in New York. Donning the graduation attire can be a little ...
September 04, 2014 09:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 95 95 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 | 95 95 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 | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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