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Science fair award winners selected
More than 300 parents, friends and classmates attended the Douglas County School District’s 2015 Middle and High School Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony last week. The fair, sponsored b...
January 28, 2015 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board wants new animal shelter site
The Douglas County Animal Control Board is recommending a second proposed site in Deer Lick Park for the county’s planned animal shelter. The board met last week and recommended the Douglas County ...
January 28, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good, worrisome signs seen for area
All signs point to Douglas County and west Georgia continuing to show economic progress this year with employment gains in such areas as health care, an economist told an area business group last w...
January 28, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quite the buzz: Area group working to save honeybees
The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle knew the importance of honeybees to human existence by referencing them in a book on animals, said the founder and president of the West Georgia Beekeepers A...
January 28, 2015 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander to host Affordable Care Act enrollment, give legislative update
District 66 State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Hiram, will host an Affordable Care Act enrollment event Saturday, Jan. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at Oasis Family Life Church, 210 Paulding Lane, Dallas, ...
January 22, 2015 11:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas, Douglasville jobless rates showed big drop in November
Douglas County’s November unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in part because of additional hiring for the holiday season, according to the latest figures released by the Georgia Department of...
January 21, 2015 07:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homeless Pet Clubs expand into Douglas County
The Douglas County Animal Shelter is embarking on a new program designed to give all animal lovers an opportunity to save homeless pets by advocating animal rescue through networking and social med...
January 21, 2015 06:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County Schools' science fair adds engineering component
A developing trend in projects submitted for the annual Douglas County School System Science Fair is attracting more student interest, officials say. More high school and middle school students are...
January 21, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area state lawmaker named Republican deputy whip for session
A state lawmaker representing Douglas and Paulding counties was named a deputy whip by Georgia House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, this week. District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-...
January 21, 2015 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar Douglas hospital addition a challenge
The obstacles encountered when one renovates an existing structure can be difficult. However, Jimmy Kennedy, project manager for Batson-Cook Construction Co. which oversaw the recent addition and r...
January 20, 2015 02:51 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area lawmaker appointed House Democratic deputy whip
District 66 State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Hiram, said today she was appointed a deputy whip of the House Democratic Caucus for the 2015-16 General Assembly session by Georgia House Minority Whip...
January 15, 2015 05:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas development services director to also serve as interim county administrator
A familiar person will serve as interim county administrator while Douglas County commissioners search for someone to fill the position permanently. Mark Teal will be the county government’s top st...
January 14, 2015 05:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Jobless rate drops slightly in Douglas
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.09.14 - 03:33 pm
  • Douglas, Paulding stores, malls see busy holiday, Black Friday
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.02.14 - 03:47 pm
  • Paulding and Douglas stores fill up on Black Friday
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.28.14 - 10:40 am
  • Pact put six roads in county hands
    One part of the new service delivery strategy agreement between Douglas County and Douglasville can help bring more state transportation dollars to the area, a county official said. The county gove...
    January 14, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    CHAMBER CHOICE: Restaurateur guiding Douglas business advocacy group this year
    Rosco Sayyar, the 2015 chairman of the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, said he champions a belief which guided him and partner Sam Ahmad to open Sam & Rosco’s Restaurant in D...
    January 14, 2015 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County chairman announces 'Chat with the Chairman' schedule
    Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan will continue his monthly "Chat with the Chairman" series in 2015 to encourage residents' interaction and conversations with county government. "Chat ...
    January 09, 2015 01:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MAN OF VISION: Fortner ready to lead Douglas DA’s office into a brighter new year
    New District Attorney Brian Fortner is ready to take his office to the next level on what he said he sees as the two main issues that helped him win a close election for the position last month. “O...
    January 08, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Dugan, Gravley see medical cannabis bill approval this year
    Look for a familiar piece of legislation from the last session of the Georgia General Assembly to pass with little opposition this year, barring another unforeseen legislative maneuver which killed...
    January 08, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County lawmaker named to leadership role in Georgia House
    A state lawmaker representing Douglas County has been appointed the top assistant to the Republican Party whip in the Georgia House of Representatives for the 2015 session of the General Assembly. ...
    January 08, 2015 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area lawmaker to push for governor’s bills in State Senate
    A state senator representing Douglas and Paulding counties will serve as one of four Senate floor leaders for Gov. Nathan Deal in the upcoming 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, Deal ann...
    January 06, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Year in Review: elections, highway 92, top 2014 news stories
    If one word can sum up 2014 in Douglas County it is "change." The county said good-bye to some longtime staples, elected new faces to public office and saw expansion in health care and infrastructu...
    December 31, 2014 04:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Four new members join reformed Douglas elections board
    The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently approved the appointments of four new members and reappointed one member to the county Board of Elections and Registration. The county commission ...
    December 29, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
    Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
    December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia teens among app developers responding to Ferguson protests
    Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searchi...
    December 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Resident champions raises
    Douglas County government cannot adequately provide public safety services because of comparatively low salaries in the sheriff’s department, a resident told county commissioners last week. Bill Sm...
    December 11, 2014 10:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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