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Douglas Courthouse garden named for ‘Captain’ Herb Emory
Before his death in April 2014, Douglas County resident and longtime TV traffic reporter “Captain” Herb Emory annually hosted a game for students as part of the Live Healthy Douglas Power in Truth ...
April 20, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor signs bill legalizing medical cannabis oil
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat eight conditions in Georgia. The law took effect immediately upon Deal’s signature. The governor sign...
April 16, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heart-related diseases, obesity concerns in Douglas
Douglas County residents are facing serious heart-related diseases which continue to be the area’s leading cause of death, according to a recent report. The report on the status of health in Cobb a...
April 15, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar Douglas gift shop renamed to honor 38-year volunteer
When Marilynn Coats returned to the WellStar Douglas Hospital gift shop from having lunch recently with the shop’s manager, she was surprised to see more than 30 people gathered outside the entranc...
April 15, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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State program promoting commuting options at Douglas multi-modal center Tuesday
Georgia Commute Options, a Georgia Department of Transportation program designed to encourage alternatives to driving to work alone in a vehicle, celebrated the launch of its new Be the Solution in...
April 13, 2015 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County auction, golf tournament to benefit scholarship fund
For the past eight years, the Tributary Social Club awarded a scholarship to a senior from each of the public high schools in Douglas County. Since its inception, the Tributary Social Club has awar...
April 10, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville man wins $488K from Georgia Lottery
A Douglasville man is celebrating winning more than $488,000 from the Georgia Lottery with numbers selected from a Quik Pik ticket. Dan Casteel, 63, matched all five winning numbers from the April ...
April 09, 2015 04:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville asks residents to shine blue lights to support police
Although the sight of a blue flashing light behind a motorist can be cause for concern, it indicates the law enforcement officer in one’s rear view mirror is enforcing the law. However, the Douglas...
April 08, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school’s anti-drug message tops in state
The entire state recently took notice of the drug abuse education efforts of one Douglas County school. And not only was Factory Shoals Elementary School in Lithia Springs the overall winner in the...
April 08, 2015 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special guest speaker slated for Douglas character-themed event
The Community Character Coalition will conduct its annual breakfast meeting April 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville. The keynote speaker will be Steven Scheibner, fou...
April 08, 2015 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area post offices to be be open later on April 15
Twenty-seven metro Atlanta post offices with normal hours past 5 p.m. will accommodate last-minute tax filers April 15, the tax filing deadline, the U.S. Postal Service said in a news release. Amon...
April 06, 2015 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville City Council to meet Monday night
Douglasville City Council is scheduled to meet Monday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Douglasville Conference Center at 6700 Church St. The agenda includes: 1. Roll Call 2. Call to ord...
April 03, 2015 04:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County jobless numbers reflect growth
Unemployment in Douglas County fell one-tenth of a percentage point from January to February of this year. However, more important for Douglas County, its unemployment rate declined 1.1 percent in ...
April 02, 2015 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas animal control building, programs spur excitement
Douglas County Animal Control officials are developing a new program designed to increase the adoption rate of animals at the shelter. According to Douglas County Purchasing Director and Animal Ser...
April 02, 2015 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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PRIDE OF THE HILL: Douglas student earns national volunteer award
Like many high school seniors, Chapel Hill’s Justin Bell is anticipating going to college which, for him, will be Michigan State University. However, Bell will not be spending all his time this sum...
April 02, 2015 09:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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New party chairman to speak to Douglas County GOP
New Douglas County Republican Party Chairman Terry Baggett is set to speak to the monthly meeting of the political organization Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Julian's Episcopal Church in Douglasville. ...
April 01, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Jones announces she will not seek re-election
District 62 State Rep. LaDawn Jones, D-Atlanta, said last week she would not seek re-election to a third term in 2016 to her House seat representing part of Douglas County. Jones, an Atlanta attorn...
March 30, 2015 09:52 AM | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County unemployment dips to 6.7 percent
Douglas County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly between January and February as 271 more county residents found work between the two months, state labor officials said. The county’s unemployment...
March 26, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts council seeking Taste of Douglasville participants
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville and Douglas County is seeking restaurants interested in a chance to put samples of their food in front of thousands to call the arts council for an applica...
March 25, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feral cat overpopulation raises concerns for animal control
Douglas County Animal Control officials are organizing a new effort to deal with what they say is an increasing number of cats coming into the county animal shelter which typically cannot be adopte...
March 24, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teal promoted to Douglas County administrator
The Douglas County Commission voted to hire Mark Teal as its new county administrator last week after he had served as interim administrator since December.
March 24, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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PUMPED UP: Douglas fire department eyes faster equipment replacement
The Douglas County Fire Department is working on a rotation schedule that can lead to more frequent replacement of fire engines, Douglas County Fire Chief Scott Spencer said. Engines currently are ...
March 24, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate approves medical cannabis bill, nears passage to governor
The Georgia Senate today gave final passage to House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 48-6. HB 1, sponsored by District 141 State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, and co-sponsored by Distr...
March 24, 2015 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County forum speakers shun Deal’s school ‘takeover’ plan
Area residents gathered in the Douglas County High School auditorium last Saturday to become more familiar with some of the numerous education-related bills being discussed by lawmakers in this ses...
March 20, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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