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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas bond rating upgraded
Douglas County government could see a lower interest rate when it borrows money because of a new rating for its strong financial management practices, county officials said. Standard & Poor’s Ratin...
July 16, 2014 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Douglas schools improve, still face challenges on CRCT
Douglas County students continued to improve in most areas of the recent Criterion Referenced Competency Test but still must work to equal the state average in some areas, a county school official ...
July 15, 2014 04:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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ON THE MOVE: Groundbreaking set next month for Highway 92
A Douglasville transportation enhancement project in discussions for decades will finally break ground within weeks. Officials will ceremonially break ground Aug. 29 at Jessie Davis Park for the Hi...
July 15, 2014 03:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keurig to host jobs fair for Douglas facility
Keurig Green Mountain recently announced its newest manufacturing facility to be located in Douglas County. The company will host its first jobs fair for the new facility July 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. a...
July 15, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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GreyStone joins solar panel project
GreyStone Power Corp. President and CEO Gary Miller announced last week it will soon receive energy from one of the largest solar energy projects in Georgia. GreyStone is one of 27 Georgia electric...
July 15, 2014 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medical cannabis study committee sets meeting dates
The co-chairmen of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee last week announced the meeting dates for the panel. Members include District 67 State R...
July 15, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas sees good, bad in state test scores
Douglas County public school students continue to do well on the reading and English language arts sections of the Criterion Referenced Competency Test but still are seeking improvement in math, a ...
July 09, 2014 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recent grads swell county’s jobless rolls
The Georgia Department of Labor last week released Douglas County unemployment figures for May and they were not encouraging. The figures reflected an increased unemployment rate countywide and in ...
July 09, 2014 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRITER’S ART: Festival features authors, chance to sharpen skills
Whether it is artistic or literary talent, the Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center is always encouraging local artists to sharpen their talents. That emphasis on honing skills is again...
July 09, 2014 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Star basketball player shines off court
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.04.14 - 01:47 pm
  • Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
    Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
    July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville approves $23.6 million budget
    Douglasville residents will be paying an additional one mill in city property taxes following passage of the 2014-15 general fund budget last week. The 5-1 vote on the city budget saw Councilwoman ...
    July 02, 2014 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Officials credit strategic plan for bringing new industries
    Douglas County’s recent success at attracting new industries and hundreds of new jobs, two county officials said last week. With Keurig Beverage Co. announcing it will build a manufacturing plant i...
    July 02, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Dancing Angels teach life skills
    Perhaps the most beloved words of the Declaration of Independence are those stating that all Americans are created equal and endowed with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On th...
    July 02, 2014 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Public meeting on I-20, Hwy. 5 interchange tonight
    The city of Douglasville is seeking public input on the ongoing I-20 and Ga. Hwy. 5 transportation study. The purpose of this effort is to determine possible improvements which may be implemented i...
    June 26, 2014 11:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Keurig move will help shift tax burden from homeowners, commissioner says
    A nationally-known coffee company’s selection of Lithia Springs for a manufacturing facility represents a major job creation event in Douglas County and will help shift the burden of funding county...
    June 25, 2014 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sparse attendance for public hearing on city budget
    Last week’s public hearing on the proposed Douglasville 2014-15 general fund budget was presented before near-empty Douglasville Conference Center council chambers. Douglasville City Manager Bill O...
    June 25, 2014 12:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Family fun festival set for Sunday
    This Sunday’s Families of Recovery Family Fun Festival and Coed Softball Tournament is packed with activities designed to be a memorable start to the summer season. Proceeds will benefit drug addic...
    June 25, 2014 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County bridge memorializes Vietnam veteran
    It took 45 years but Willie Johnson said he is overjoyed the memory of his brother is finally being honored as he always felt it should be. Earlier this month, District 35 State Sen. Donzella James...
    June 25, 2014 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Coffee company Keurig to create 550 new jobs in Douglas County
    Keurig Green Mountain Inc. will open a manufacturing facility in Douglas County, creating approximately 550 new jobs and investing $337 million over the next five years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced ...
    June 19, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City wants county millage reduction to offset payment for fire, animal control services
    Douglasville City Council will ask Douglas County to continue to provide its fire and animal control services but wants city residents’ county tax rate dropped to offset the city tax increase neede...
    June 18, 2014 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Master gardeners dispense horticulture know-how
    When it comes to growing anything, from vegetables to flowers, there are no better authorities in Douglas County than those involved in the county’s master gardener organization. Marjorie Stansel, ...
    June 18, 2014 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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