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Senate version of medical marijuana bill would not make drug available immediately
A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug avail...
March 02, 2015 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County public schools in session Friday
Douglas County Schools will be open on a regular schedule Friday, the school system announced on its social media sites today. It had canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday of this week amid conce...
February 26, 2015 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black ice possible Thursday morning
Forecasters are warning of potential for black ice throughout north Georgia overnight into Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s and high 20s overnight. The National We...
February 25, 2015 03:57 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATE: Georgia House passes bill to decriminalize medical cannabis oil possession
The state House of Representatives today approved legislation to decriminalize the possession of medical cannabis oil in Georgia. House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, was approved by a vote of ...
February 25, 2015 01:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County Schools close, government offices opening late Thursday
The Douglas County School System canceled classes Thursday because of inclement weather, the school system announced. Meanwhile, a number of other closings or late openings were announced, said cou...
February 25, 2015 10:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT treating north Georgia roads in anticipation of expected heavy snowfall
Georgia DOT began pre-treating Interstates and major state routes in north Georgia and metro Atlanta around midnight in preparation for a hazardous winter storm warning expected to move into those ...
February 25, 2015 10:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County development agency offers new hotel financing option
The Development Authority of Douglas County has introduced a revised deal structure for a planned luxury hotel and golf course that removes a past political barrier but exempts owners from property...
February 24, 2015 06:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New program offers view of Douglas County government’s inner workings
From left, Douglas County Chairman Tom Worthan, Commissioner Mike Mulcare and academy coordinator Daphane Simmons.
February 24, 2015 06:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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CODE CAT: Douglas student’s team wins computer game award
New Manchester High School senior Joseph Duda has a new-found appreciation for cats. It was the odd combination of a computerized four-legged feline with a slice of buttered toast attached to its b...
February 24, 2015 06:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials to host annual conference in Douglasville
The city of Douglasville will host the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials' 45th Annual Winter Conference Feb. 27 through March 1. The event is open to the public and is titled “Where Do...
February 20, 2015 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas DA seeking volunteer mentors for new program
Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner is seeking eight volunteer mentors for a new program aimed at helping teen, non-violent first offenders get their lives back on the right track. The T...
February 19, 2015 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County’s jobless rate, workforce decline
Douglas County’s December unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from November’s rate, according to the most recent figures from the Georgia Department of Labor. December’s unem...
February 18, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal funds provide resource officers for Douglasville schools
Three Douglasville public schools will soon have new faces on campus to assure the safety of students and staff. The Douglasville Police Department recently received a federal Community Oriented Po...
February 18, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOG GONE FUN: Disc championships to feature high-flying canines in Douglasville
Deer Lick Park will be going to the dogs Feb. 28 through March 1. The park will host the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships on its football field that weekend with more than 60 dogs and...
February 18, 2015 02:45 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free Douglasville event focuses on government transparency
A free event focusing on how to guarantee open government is scheduled for Friday at the Douglasville Police Department at 2083 Fairburn Road in Douglasville. The free Georgia Open Government Sympo...
February 18, 2015 01:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State, Douglas County leaders tour problem intersections along Hwy. 5
County residents could soon see action to improve some of the area’s more dangerous intersections along Hwy. 5. District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, and District 68 State Rep. Dust...
February 11, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reaction mixed to new Douglas County animal shelter site
Reaction among county officials and area residents was mixed to last week’s Douglas County Commission vote to approve a new site adjacent to Deer Lick Park for the county’s planned animal control f...
February 11, 2015 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville mayor praises new city police efforts at connecting with public
Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons used his recent state of the city address to describe a new city police department effort using flyers and social media to connect with the community. The police d...
February 11, 2015 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study to focus on transportation options for elderly, disabled in Douglas
A recently approved transportation services study can help county leaders determine the best ways to provide new options to such groups as the elderly and disabled who often lack dependable ways to...
February 11, 2015 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar, Emory health systems talk potential merger
WellStar Health Systems and Emory Healthcare announced plans to discuss a merger Monday and WellStar’s CEO said the proposed new corporation will be the largest of its kind in the southeast. After ...
February 10, 2015 02:43 PM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory and WellStar announce discussions for new, unified health system
Emory University and WellStar Health System announced today that they are engaged in formal discussions regarding their vision to create a new, unified health system to provide excellence in patien...
February 09, 2015 08:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas sheriff's office names five shot, killed Saturday
Douglas County Sheriff's deputies disclosed more details this morning about the apparent murder/suicide Saturday afternoon that left five dead and four injured at an eastern Douglasville residence....
February 09, 2015 08:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County U.S. military academy nominees to be honored
U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, will host a special ceremony Saturday to honor local students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District with nominations to attend the nation’s military service...
February 06, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas Republicans to select delegates to county convention Saturday
The Douglas County Republican Party will convene its Precinct Mass Meeting Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church St. in Douglasville, to elect delegates an...
February 05, 2015 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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