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Keurig hiring workers for new Douglas County manufacturing plant
The Georgia Department of Labor is recruiting workers to help Keurig Green Mountain Inc. staff its manufacturing plant under construction in Lithia Springs, according to a news release. The Douglas...
May 21, 2015 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia Springs resident named to state juvenile justice board
Lithia Springs resident James Valbrun is the newest addition to the state Board of Juvenile Justice Gov. Nathan Deal named Valbrun to the board recently. He is one of 15 members appointed by the go...
May 21, 2015 02:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Douglas County students exempt from vaccinations
Douglas County Schools follow state law mandating vaccinations for measles, Douglas County School System spokesperson Karen Stroud said. However, by law, parents can exempt students from the vaccin...
May 20, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County unveils first center for tourists
A new addition to the Douglas County Museum of History and Art could attract both visitors and residents interested in local attractions. Last Friday, the museum held what it called its grand openi...
May 20, 2015 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOT DONE YET: Douglas County High teacher retires to part-time work
Corinne Barnes will be “half a retiree” at the end of this school year. The 18-year Douglas County High School French teacher heads up the school’s foreign language, English to speakers of other la...
May 20, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emu causes traffic jam in Douglasville
Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta. According to reports, authorities in Douglas County received calls about a big bi...
May 19, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabid cat in Douglas concerns county animal services
Douglas animal services officials said they are concerned about a recent report of a Douglas County domesticated cat diagnosed with rabies. Douglas County Animal Services Manager Frances McMillan s...
May 19, 2015 01:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public safety officials launching "Click it or Ticket"
Georgia public safety officials say they're planning to participate in several traffic safety campaigns during the Memorial Day travel period. Governor's Office of Highway Safety officials say thei...
May 16, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville police chief suspended during excessive force probe
A metro Atlanta police chief is on administrative leave during an investigation into excessive force allegations. Douglasville City Council voted Thursday to put police Chief Chris Womack on paid a...
May 15, 2015 05:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Villa Rica resident named top assistant to KSU president
A Villa Rica resident will serve as a key assistant to Kennesaw State's president as it works to consolidate the former Southern Polytechnic campus in Marietta into the university. Jon Preston was ...
May 14, 2015 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commencement exercises on the horizon for Douglas County's public high schools
Douglas County Public Schools will bid farewell to about 1,800 seniors who will graduate later this month. The University of West Georgia coliseum will host graduations for all Douglas County publi...
May 13, 2015 12:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville considers more competitive police pay
A new study will be used to help make Douglasville more competitive in finding and retaining police officers, Mayor Harvey Persons said last week. However, one city councilman said he believes the ...
May 13, 2015 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Shredding event set for Saturday at Douglas County credit union
    by Bill Baldowski
    bbaldowski@neighbornewspapers.com
    04.24.15 - 03:56 pm
  • Douglasville city manager recalls career, eyes future
    From covering local government leaders as a young reporter for a large metro daily newspaper to being one of the city leaders being covered, Bill Osborne has come full circle. Now, the 75-year-old ...
    May 13, 2015 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    HOMELESS HELP: Douglas County event collects funds, celebrates National Day of Prayer
    United Way collected much-needed personal items and money for homeless children while celebrating the National Day of Prayer with Douglas County community leaders last week. More than 275 attended ...
    May 13, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Deal vetoes 11 bills
    Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed. The list of vetoed bills that Deal released Tuesday included one that would have allowed motorcycle and bicycle riders to enter inte...
    May 13, 2015 08:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas commission OKs filing for $1.3 million transportation planning grant
    Douglas residents needing public transportation both inside and outside the county will see more vehicles and services if a federal grant is approved, a county official said last week. Division Dir...
    May 12, 2015 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Factory Shoals ES team takes stock market game title
    Market volatility appeared to have no effect on the Factory Shoals Elementary School Stock Market Game team which, within a 10-week period, turned a hypothetical investment of $100,000 into a retur...
    May 08, 2015 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    WellStar Foundation honors CEO, area physicians; raises $265,000 for NICU equipment
    The WellStar Foundation honored four area physicians and gave Chief Executive Officer Reynold Jennings its inaugural Visionary Leadership Award during its annual WellStar Foundation Grand Gala rece...
    May 07, 2015 11:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New candidate ponders Douglasville Ward 4 council race
    A councilman forced into a new district and a longtime athletic coach are considering qualifying for the Douglasville City Council Ward 4 seat. Although candidate qualifying is not until late Augus...
    May 06, 2015 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Four-star hotel to overlook ballpark
    The Atlanta Braves and Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts announced a 50-50 partnership Tuesday for a 16-floor, 260-room hotel overlooking the new SunTrust Park in Cumberland. At a news conference ...
    May 06, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas district attorney's office adds Barnett as assistant DA
    Norman L. Barnett was named as an assistant district attorney in Douglas County, District Attorney Brian Fortner announced today in a news release. Barnett will be prosecuting cases in the Superior...
    May 01, 2015 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas teen charged with breaking into school, setting fire
    A 15-year-old Alexander High School student is being held in the state's Rome Youth Detention Center after allegedly breaking into his school early today, trying to hack into the school's computer ...
    April 30, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Health, safety, college affordability get Douglas legislators’ focus
    Changes are coming to college affordability, seizure treatment and high school football safety, members of the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce heard last week. Legislators attending the luncheon...
    April 29, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Battle of bands in downtown Douglasville to precede music festival in county
    Douglasville’s O’Neal Plaza and the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglas County will soon draw the country music spotlight of the southeastern U.S. as they serve as the sites of two music ev...
    April 29, 2015 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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