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Rep. Scott calls for flight ban, criticizes Obama on Ebola
District 13 U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, was sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s handling of the threat posed by the Ebola virus this week and called on a ban on flights from the af...
October 16, 2014 10:25 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville woman wins $745,000 in lottery’s Fantasy 5 game
A Douglasville woman said the law of attraction helped her win a Georgia Lottery prize worth nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. Melodia Harris, 32, won the $745,710 jackpot prize by matchi...
October 15, 2014 10:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools improve SAT scores
Douglas County School System high school students increased their SAT scores between 2013 and 2014 despite slightly more students taking the test, according to numbers released last week. Results f...
October 15, 2014 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unemployment rate up as fewer working in August in Douglas County
Fewer Douglas County residents were working in August, leading to an increase in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported. The jobless rate rose one-tenth of a...
October 15, 2014 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job creation, development top issues for District 66 voters, candidates say
Freshman District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, is facing a familiar opponent in the Nov. 4 general election. Republican Bob Snelling of Douglasville is challenging Alexander for the Georgi...
October 14, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three-week early voting period begins Monday in Douglas
Douglas County Election Supervisor Laurie Fulton is encouraging voters to cast ballots during the early voting period before the Nov. 4 general election, especially if one’s precinct is located in ...
October 08, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Douglas assistant DA ready to protect community
As Douglas County’s newest assistant district attorney, Samantha “Sam” Newman set a goal for herself. “I wanted to hit the ground running, both as a prosecutor protecting residents and [becoming] h...
October 08, 2014 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County's Randy Daniel named Georgia Coroner of the Year
The Georgia Coroners Association recently named Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel its coroner of the year. The award has been given annually since 1992 to recognize outstanding public service as ...
October 08, 2014 10:11 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill’s Leach honored as Douglas County teacher of the year
The Douglas County School System selected Sarah Leach of Chapel Hill High School as its 2014-15 teacher of the year last week. Leach, who teaches advanced placement literature, was officially honor...
October 08, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Upgrade could shorten waits
Douglas County residents soon can have less wait time for business at the courthouse, especially if computers are involved. County information services director Russell Martin said the county will ...
October 01, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline Monday to register to vote
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians they must be registered to vote by Monday to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go ...
September 30, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Service delivery strategy mediation acceptable to Douglasville
Although the impasse between Douglas County and Douglasville on a service delivery strategy is going before a court-appointed mediator, Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons said he was comfortable wit...
September 24, 2014 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court to break service impasse
Douglas County has asked the courts to settle the dispute over its service delivery strategy with Douglasville. Although county officials have reached a service delivery agreement with its two othe...
September 24, 2014 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flood recalled on fifth anniversary
Five years ago last Sunday, Douglas County experienced what Fire Chief Scott Spencer called the most catastrophic event in the county’s history. That was the date of the great west Georgia flood, w...
September 24, 2014 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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EMOTIONAL START: United Way begins Douglas campaign
The 2015 United Way campaign got off to a very emotional start last week with a kickoff luncheon at the old Douglasville Conference Center. Hosted by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, more th...
September 24, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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September Saturdays festival kicks off this weekend
Douglas County is having a “family reunion” and, with the array of activities scheduled and the number of people expected, it will be one not soon forgotten, county officials said. The 12th annual ...
September 17, 2014 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landscaping manufacturer expanding to city
A Florida manufacturer of brick paver materials for retaining walls, fire pits and other outdoor structures, is expanding into Georgia and selected Douglasville as its first site in the state. Trem...
September 17, 2014 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills
Google and Georgia Tech have chosen Douglasville to host the first Georgia Gravity Games soapbox derby event Oct. 25. Jason Wellman, operations manager of Google's Douglas County Data Center, said ...
September 17, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic shift to new Lee Road bridge nears
Although the start of the long-awaited Ga. Hwy. 92 relocation project grabbed the local transportation spotlight in Douglas County recently, another traffic-easing project in the county also is mov...
September 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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County hosts event for wounded warrior
Retired Army National Guard Sgt. Nathan Young received a special gift last week in Douglas County that will allow him to pursue his dream of earning a college degree. The Douglas County Courthouse ...
September 10, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUSIC MEMORIES: Car, music event rises from ashes of canceled concert
Talk about quick turnarounds and a never-say-die attitude. When Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center Executive Director Davina Grace Hill was informed Aug. 29 the Surf Fest 2014 musical...
September 10, 2014 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church leader recognized for developing baby garment
What is developing into a much needed sanitation-related item in Haiti is already viewed as a pioneering idea in Atlanta by an organization which encourages original thinking. Jeff Shinabarger, exe...
September 04, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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