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Douglasville mayor, two incumbent council members to face opposition
The mayor and two council members will face opposition for Douglasville City Council seats in the Nov. 3 election after another resident filed qualifying papers before today's qualifying deadline. ...
September 04, 2015 04:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sparks named Douglasville's first black police chief
Douglasville council members Thursday night voted to hire a veteran officer as the city's first black police chief. Gary Sparks, a native of Douglasville, served for more than six years as deputy p...
September 04, 2015 01:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Douglasville council wards to see races for their seats
Residents of two Douglasville City Council wards will see matchups in the Nov. 3 election after another resident moved to become a candidate today. Alice Jackson filed her qualifying papers to beco...
September 03, 2015 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More in Douglas County see employment in July
Douglas County saw more residents gain jobs than lose them in July and the county’s jobless rate for the month remained steady compared to June, the Georgia Department of Labor reported last week. ...
September 02, 2015 12:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robinson, Miller qualify to challenge Persons for Douglasville mayor's seat
Two former opponents will try to unseat Douglasville’s incumbent mayor in the city’s November general election after losing to him in 2011. They were among candidates who filed on the first two day...
September 02, 2015 09:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas School Board extends superintendent's contract, increases pay
The current school superintendent will lead the Douglas County School System through mid-2017 after the school board last week voted to extend his contract and increase his salary. Board members ex...
August 25, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alabama man sentenced to life in prison in 2014 traffic death
An Alabama man was sentenced to life in prison without a chance for parole Monday in a Douglas County court after he was convicted of murder last week in the death of a woman who was run over by hi...
August 24, 2015 10:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar Douglas Hospital offering thoracic surgical procedure
Patients in the Douglas County community now have more treatment and recovery options close to home with the addition of thoracic surgery at WellStar Douglas Hospital, a WellStar news release state...
August 20, 2015 09:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DYNAMIC DUO: Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9 unit is study in bonding
As Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Michael Barnhill walked along the rows of pens holding dogs being trained for K-9 duty in 2009, he saw a few he would consider as his new canine partner. However, on...
August 20, 2015 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maxham, Thornton Road intersection in Douglas County due makeover
An intersection that officials call the most heavily congested in Douglas County, and the scene of numerous auto accidents, is scheduled to undergo major construction beginning in 2016. The interse...
August 20, 2015 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas animal shelter could be ready by mid-2016
The new Douglas County Animal Shelter on Mack Road near Deer Lick Park could have its grand opening by summer of next year, a county official said. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners last we...
August 12, 2015 12:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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240 employed on Douglas distribution center's opening day
Douglasville is known throughout the state for, as its logo states, “old charm, new growth and always home.” However, Gordon Food Service has given this west Georgia municipality notoriety througho...
August 12, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foxhall official says promoters owed $200,000 before plug pulled on Douglas County music festival
Owners of a Douglas County resort ended a contract with the promoter of the Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival after only about one-fifth of an agreed rental amount was paid, a resort offic...
August 11, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police investigating area music festival non-payment allegations; promoters 'not trying to swindle anyone'
Carrollton Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed against two music festival promoters following area businessmen's claims they were not paid for electrical work and hote...
August 10, 2015 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATE: Vendor's claims of non-payment for music festival work led to ending contract with Paulding film studio manager
The Paulding Industrial Building Authority immediately cut ties with its film studio manager Wednesday after a preferred vendor claimed he was not paid for work on a country music festival the mana...
August 05, 2015 05:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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More food options on new Douglas school menu
While Douglas County School System teachers are exploring new ways to enhance learning in the classroom this year, the school district’s nutrition officials are using the same approach when it come...
August 05, 2015 05:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final Douglas school budget hearing set Aug. 17
The Douglas County School System’s 2016 budget represents almost a 6 percent increase from the 2015 budget, the system’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Denney said. However, it is still down signific...
August 05, 2015 04:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO GO: Douglas teacher enters profession leading first-graders
Despite being in her first year of teaching and leading first-graders at Arbor Station Elementary School, Brady Cook refuses to look at either as a challenge. “This is an opportunity for me to have...
August 05, 2015 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding hires former Douglas County economic developer
A veteran industrial development specialist who helped recruit such industries as Google to Douglas County is bringing his talents to Paulding County. Paulding County Economic Development recently ...
July 31, 2015 05:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas commission planning property tax rate rollback, official says
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is set to roll back the property tax rate to accommodate for the increase in values for 2015, the county spokesman said. Commissioners are proposing to rol...
July 31, 2015 05:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 50 50 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 | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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