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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 | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 22 22 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 | 29 29 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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 29 29 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 | 26 26 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 | 34 34 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 | 28 28 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 | 36 36 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 | 32 32 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 | 15 15 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
  • Area residents talk about their beauty pageant experience
    by Adam Elrod
    aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
    09.04.13 - 09:17 am
  • 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 | 32 32 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 | 9 9 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 | 42 42 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 | 34 34 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 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cultural Arts Center holiday card design competition reflects imagination
    New Manchester High School junior Laetitia Auguste had worked on her design for days as the deadline approached for her to enter the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/Douglas County’s annual hol...
    December 12, 2013 09:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas girl named top metro Boys & Girls Club member
    When she joined the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club, Nubia Livermore of Douglasville believed it would not only be a good experience for her but a very positive one. Turns out, she didn’t know how...
    December 11, 2013 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville, Douglas County usher in joy of the holiday season
    If one’s feeling about Christmas is the same as that of Ebenezer Scrooge of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” fame, he would have no place in Douglas County this season. The county government is...
    December 06, 2013 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County events this weekend include concerts, Toys for Tots event
    The Douglas County Chamber Singers Christmas Concert is set for tonight at 8 p.m., at Douglasville First United Methodist Church at Hospital Drive and Prestley Mill Road. Admission is free and open...
    December 06, 2013 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Crossroads Church Thanksgiving meal program reflects growing need
    It is now known at the Crossroads Church in Douglasville as a mission to help the multitude on Thanksgiving. What started just four years ago as an effort to bring some semblance of a Thanksgiving ...
    November 26, 2013 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Vietnam vets see their service as enhancing praise for today’s soldier
    As the 14th annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade made its turn into the downtown area last week, members of the Douglasville Vietnam Veterans of America chapter were greeted on each bl...
    November 22, 2013 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hunter Park dam, railroad repairs set for February completion
    Evidence is being seen around Hunter Park that repairs are being made to the dam and train tracks that encircle the park, both of which were severely damaged by the 2009 floods. Bennett Oliver, dir...
    November 13, 2013 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • 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
  • Students go back to school at Sweetwater Elementary in Douglas County
    by Samantha Shal
    sshal@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.13.13 - 05:01 pm
  • Young Douglas Countians participate in FUN camp
    by Katherine Frye
    kfrye@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.25.13 - 09:54 am