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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 9 9 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 5 5 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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CAT'S MEOW: Officials hope adoptions ‘shower’ on shelter
An event designed to bring together individuals and families seeking a four-legged friend is set this Saturday at the Douglas County Animal Control Shelter. The shelter’s first kitten and puppy sho...
June 18, 2014 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville considers budget, tax increase
Douglasville City Council is expected to vote on the city’s proposed fiscal year 2014-2015 general fund budget of $23.6 million at a special called meeting June 25. If the council passes the propos...
June 11, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cultural arts center hosts unique exhibition
Known throughout west Georgia for displaying unique artistic exhibitions of different media, the Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center currently is hosting one of its most unusual shows....
June 11, 2014 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juneteenth event set at O’Neal Plaza
A momentous historical event in the U.S., which occurred June 19, 1865, will be celebrated for the sixth consecutive year in Douglasville this weekend. The annual Black Education Historical Exhibit...
June 11, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands expected for annual Hydrangea Festival
Organizers are expecting almost 5,000 to attend Douglas County’s largest annual event this weekend. The seventh annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival is set for Friday through Sunday with most ac...
June 04, 2014 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent: School district met challenges well
used for a moment when asked to describe the 2013-14 school year in one word. “That word that comes to mind is ‘challenging,’” he said. “However, each school year has its challenges and, for Dougla...
June 04, 2014 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local big-rig driver earns safety honor
If officials with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety had an award to recognize the safety record of a long-distance truck driver, they would be hard-pressed to find one more deserving than Dou...
June 04, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia Springs senior goes from war-torn Bosnia to top of class
In his commencement address to more than 348 Lithia Springs High School graduates, the school’s valedictorian, Tarik Dzanic, called on his fellow graduates to cherish what he described as the most ...
June 04, 2014 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Star basketball player shines off court
As Lithia Springs graduate Myles Howard reflects on his past four years representing the school in the classroom, the basketball court and in the Douglas County community, he takes pride in what he...
June 04, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle of Pickett’s Mill among final Confederate victories
The Battle of Pickett’s Mill was fought in the twilight hours of May 27, 1864, in Paulding County and resulted in a victory for the Confederate Army in the area. It was one of the few Confederate v...
May 28, 2014 06:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCoy seeks recount in District 4 commission race
A Douglas County Commission candidate has asked for a recount after narrowly losing last week’s Republican primary election for the District 4 seat. J.R. McCoy, who lost to Republican incumbent Ann...
May 28, 2014 06:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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