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Commissioners clash over retreat boycott
County Commissioner Ann Jones Guider drew fire from fellow commissioners recently for her decision to leave a budget planning meeting held outside the county for what she said was a lack of transpa...
November 19, 2014 06:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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ARC honors city, West Broad project
A private developer has undertaken a project designed to revitalize what he said had been a blighted area of downtown Douglasville. Barry Oliver, chief executive officer of Station Loft Works, is r...
November 19, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIGHT ‘EM UP: Silent auction of decorated trees aids food program
If Santa Claus ever wanted to move out of the North Pole, he might want to consider the Douglas County Courthouse as a new address, especially during the Christmas season. The holiday-themed Festiv...
November 19, 2014 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighbor charged with murder of great-grandmother
Douglasville Police charged a 53-year-old Douglasville man with murder earlier this week in the death of a woman found tied up and dead in her apartment Nov. 10. Odes Dupree was set to make an appe...
November 19, 2014 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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New DA looks forward to county’s future
Republican Brian Fortner is the first to admit his win over Democrat Elizabeth Dalia Racine in the Douglas County district attorney’s race last week was extremely narrow. In a race that drew 37,537...
November 12, 2014 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newly-elected Douglas school board members seek more parental involvement
Newly elected Douglas County Board of Education members Tracy Rookard and Michelle Simmons said they are anxious to go to work. Months of campaigning resulted in both defeating incumbent board memb...
November 12, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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$5,000 reward offered in Douglasville woman's death
Police Chief Chris Womack said today a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the death of Florene Duke of Douglasville, WXIA-TV reported. The...
November 12, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Douglas precincts split vote for Republican DA, Democrat governor candidates
Three precincts apparently provided Republican Brian Fortner the edge he needed to defeat Democrat Elizabeth Racine in last week’s district attorney election in Douglas County, according to vote to...
November 12, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Principal 4 A Day applications due Friday
Applications for participation in the Principal 4 A Day program are due this Friday, Nov. 14. The Douglas County School System and the Douglas County Chamber are co-sponsoring the event, which allo...
November 12, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeNyse elected GreyStone Power's first female board chair
When Jennifer DeNyse first joined the GreyStone Power Corp. board, she thought she would be giving back. She had no idea what she would be getting in return. Accolades, for starters. When she joine...
November 12, 2014 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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RockTenn hiring for variety of positions at Monday job fair in Douglasville
RockTenn, a manufacturing facility located in southeastern Douglas County, is holding a job fair Monday, Nov. 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse at 8700 Hospital Drive in Douglas...
November 07, 2014 09:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander turns back challenge to win second term in Georgia House
District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander said she and her supporters felt positive "the entire time" about her chances for re-election to a second term in the Georgia House that she won Tuesday. Alexan...
November 04, 2014 11:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fortner edges Racine in Douglas DA's race; school board incumbents lose
The Douglas County Board of Education will have two new faces in January as incumbent Janet Kelley and Sam Haskell were defeated in last night’s election. In the Douglas County district attorney’s ...
November 04, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kelley trails board challenger
With 22 of 25 precincts reporting, it looks like there will be a new District 3 representative on the Douglas County School Board. Incumbent Republican Janet Kelley, who is the chair of the board, ...
November 04, 2014 09:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fortner extends lead over Racine for DA post
With four of Douglas County’s 25 precincts reporting, Republican Incumbent Brian Fortner has opened up an 11.6 percent lead over challenger Elizabeth Dalia Racine in the hotly contested Douglas Cou...
November 04, 2014 08:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The polls have closed in Douglas County.
The polls have closed in Douglas County. Those already in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast their ballot.
November 04, 2014 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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November 04, 2014 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State scrambles to fix problems with voter site
As voters headed to the polls Tuesday, state officials scrambled to fix problems with a website that's supposed to help Georgians find their poll locations. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sa...
November 04, 2014 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas voting steady in early going
With more than 24 percent of Douglas County’s approximately 72,000 registered voters casting ballots during the early voting period, Greg Rigby, the county’s deputy superintendent of elections, sai...
November 04, 2014 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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County defends election office action to order NRA hat removal in polling place
Douglas County government spokesman Wes Tallon last week defended election officials' action to order a voter to remove a cap bearing the National Rifle Association logo inside a polling place beca...
November 03, 2014 04:29 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA, school board, commission races top Douglas ballot Tuesday
A number of key local races are set for Tuesday’s general election in Douglas County, including district attorney where Republican Brian Fortner faces Democrat Elizabeth Racine. Others include the ...
November 03, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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News Guide: Highlights of Georgia elections
Key races to watch in Tuesday elections across Georgia. TOP OF THE TICKET After months of high-stakes campaigning and a seemingly endless barrage of negative TV ads, voters will finally choose whet...
November 03, 2014 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disclosures show Racine had six times Fortner’s funds Sept. 30 in Douglas DA race
Democrat Elizabeth Racine received three times the contributions of Republican Brian Fortner in this year’s third quarter, and had six times what Fortner had available on Sept. 30 in their race for...
October 29, 2014 02:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Rep. Scott calls for flight ban, criticizes Obama on Ebola
    by Joe Kirby
    douglas@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.16.14 - 10:25 am