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Ga. Highlands College offering plan for tuition payment in monthly installments
Students at Georgia Highlands College can now take advantage of a new payment plan that splits their tuition into monthly payments. This is the first time the college has offered a payment plan, ac...
July 29, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football field coming to Douglas park 13 years after voter approval
Youth football is coming to Boundary Waters Park for the first time this fall on a field voters approved 13 years ago. However, there will be no football helmets, shoulder pads or tackling dummies ...
July 29, 2015 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas schools see new teachers, principals, math changes in new school year
As Douglas County public school students return to class next week, they will not only see 185 new teachers but those entering the ninth grade will face a major academic change in math. Superintend...
July 29, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas officials encouraging residents to shop locally this weekend
The Georgia sales tax holiday is set for Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, the weekend before students return to schools in Douglas County. Douglas County is encouraging residents to shop lo...
July 29, 2015 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County unemployment rises to 6.7 percent
Douglas County’s unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent in June as 165 more county residents found themselves without work during the month, the Georgia Department of Labor reported. The county...
July 28, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County-approved resort could begin work by end of year
Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club apparently has crossed a major hurdle to development of a hotel and resort with Douglas County Commission approval of a public-private partnership earlier this mont...
July 23, 2015 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas leaders eye training facility
The Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglas County is among metro Atlanta sites under consideration for training facilities for the new Atlanta United FC Major League Soccer franchise, the coun...
July 23, 2015 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPORTING LIFE: Gable celebrates 50 years of business in Douglasville
When Gable’s Sporting Goods founder Jim Gable walked into the Douglasville store’s showroom on July 11, he was so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from those helping him celebrate his store’s ...
July 23, 2015 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia's first lady tells new Douglas County moms about need for immunizing babies
Claudia Quezaba likely knew much of what the visitor to her room last week at WellStar Douglas Hospital’s birthing center told her. She had given birth two days earlier to her second child, Julian,...
July 22, 2015 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County measures temps in closed car to show dangers of heatstroke
The Douglas County government placed a closed-up automobile with thermometers inside in the parking lot of the County Courthouse in Douglasville today to demonstrate how fast heatstroke can strike ...
July 22, 2015 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school officials say $30 million in construction projects ready soon
The Douglas County School System seems to have thumbed its nose at the recent wet weather, especially when such conditions potentially delayed the completion of summer building projects. Seven majo...
July 15, 2015 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County incentives for resort includes no property tax for 30 years
The Douglas County Commission has given a boost to efforts to develop Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club into a national corporate business and recreation destination despite some objections of benef...
July 15, 2015 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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TINSEL TOWN: Douglas County, Douglasville fast becoming popular filming locations
Douglasville officials have described the city as one where individuals can live, work, play and raise a family. However, if the film industry continues to keep Douglasville on its radar as a prime...
July 15, 2015 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol ceremony set to honor longtime Douglas resident Capt. Herb Emory
District 30 State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, will host a special ceremony in the North Wing of the State Capitol in Atlanta July 22 at 1 p.m. to honor the life of the late traffic reporter Capt...
July 14, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County fire department names Zachmeyer deputy chief
The Douglas County Fire/EMS Department has named Scott Zachmeyer as deputy chief, a news release stated. Zachmeyer replaces the retired Kim Ransom and is now second in command in the department, re...
July 10, 2015 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Popularity of Douglas government course could lead to new class in spring
The success of the inaugural Citizens Government Academy class has already led to preliminary discussions of organizing a second class next spring. Douglas County Commissioner Mike Mulcare, who wor...
July 08, 2015 06:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: New highway through Douglasville could open early
The Highway 92 relocation project, which had its groundbreaking last year at Davis Park in Douglasville, is moving ahead so rapidly that a top Georgia Department of Transportation official said he ...
July 08, 2015 06:10 PM | 1 1 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Music fest moves from Douglas to Carrollton, now free
Although a recently announced change in location for the Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival was disappointing for organizers, it resulted in great news for attendees because the event is no...
July 08, 2015 05:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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BASKET OF HOPE: Survivor’s Douglasville business seeks to comfort cancer patients
Douglasville resident Melonie D’agi has been a stage three breast cancer survivor for more than eight years. She credited her successful treatment, which began when she was diagnosed in 2006, to he...
July 08, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County jobless rate rises as more enter labor force
Douglas County recorded an increase in both its unemployment rate and first-time claims for jobless benefits in May, a state agency reported. The unemployment rate in Douglas County increased four-...
July 07, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terry Harper named Douglasville's July 4 parade grand marshal
The City of Douglasville will continue its 4th of July parade tradition this Saturday at 10 a.m. with Douglasville’s very own baseball legend, former Atlanta Braves player Terry Harper, as grand ma...
July 01, 2015 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most Douglasville council members support budget despite no police raises
With the exception of City Councilman Mike Miller, who voted against the 2016 budget because it lacked raises for police officers, Douglasville City Council members said they felt the new budget is...
June 30, 2015 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville's $27 million budget will need tax increase
Douglasville residents could see their city property taxes increase by 30 percent following the council’s passage of the 2016 general fund budget last week. The city’s new fiscal year general fund ...
June 30, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parade, festival highlight holiday in Douglasville
The annual Douglasville July 4 parade and festival is set for Saturday as the city again honors America with events which officials said are traditionally among the community’s most popular outdoor...
June 30, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Douglas County jobless rate at lowest level in seven years
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.03.15 - 11:04 am