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Advance voting begins Monday
Douglas County voters will be able to cast ballots early beginning Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse for the party primary and nonpartisan elections. With last Monday being the registration d...
April 23, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville mayor’s veto of power shift effort stands
The Douglasville City Council Monday night declined to override Mayor Harvey Persons’ veto of an April 7 action to shift some of the decision-making authority of the mayor to the council. At the me...
April 23, 2014 09:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory had ‘infectious’ desire to get things done
Herb Emory’s infectious smile, quick, natural wit and willingness to do anything at a moment’s notice for children’s charities, emergency responders and abandoned animals were not the only endearin...
April 23, 2014 09:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Cross honors Douglas voluntees
Two Douglas Countians volunteered their time for years to assist American Red Cross medical staff and update its records, and the agency recently honored them for their work. They were among 19 vol...
April 23, 2014 08:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Junior League to host forum for Douglas County state, local candidates Tuesday
The Junior League of Douglas County State Public Affairs Committee is set to host a political forum Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center ballroom, 6700 Church St. i...
April 18, 2014 10:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Red Cross honors two Douglas residents for their volunteer work
Two Douglas County residents were among a group of award-winning volunteers the American Red Cross is honoring later this month. The disaster aid agency’s metro Atlanta chapter named Shirley Rawlin...
April 16, 2014 06:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory’s legacy: love of family, community
Herb Emory’s love for Douglas County was only surpassed by his love of family, needy children and the welfare of animals, some local public officials said Monday. Emory died April 12 of a heart att...
April 16, 2014 06:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mason Creek ready for district science fair
Although the projects selected by the five winners of the recent Mason Creek Elementary School science fair read like college course studies, they showed the depth of these third- through fifth-gra...
April 16, 2014 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate
James Nixon said he believes there is a need in the Georgia Senate for a lawmaker who is different and, as he termed, does not “run with the herd.” A three-year Douglas County resident and the marr...
April 16, 2014 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development agencies' merger draws comment
Although the Douglas County and Douglasville economic development authorities have developed a memorandum of understanding between them, at least two Douglas County commissioners would like to see ...
April 10, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor to appoint acting Douglas DA
The appointment of an acting Douglas County district attorney is now in the hands of the governor. With embattled Douglas County District Attorney David McDade having announced he would be retiring...
April 10, 2014 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobless rate drops in Douglas County in February
February figures showed Douglas County’s and Douglasville’s unemployment rate declined from January, the Georgia Department of Labor reported last week. The county’s unemployment rate declined thre...
April 03, 2014 09:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCoy challenging Guider for District 4 commission seat
The Douglas County Commission District 4 primary election May 20 has incumbent Ann Jones Guider facing Republican businessman J.R. McCoy. The race pits Guider’s commission experience and vow to loo...
April 03, 2014 08:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics set Friday at New Manchester High School
More than 350 athletes from across Douglas County will gather at New Manchester High School Friday to test their athletic skills in a light, but still competitive, atmosphere. Although there are no...
April 02, 2014 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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REMEMBERING: Photo exhibit memorializes Georgia's fallen soldiers
With handkerchief in hand, Douglas County resident Joyce McMillan slowly walked by each segment of the “Remembering Our Fallen” tribute to Georgia soldiers who have died in the war on terror since ...
April 02, 2014 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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GreyStone CEO to chair WellStar board, three new members also named
The president and CEO of Douglasville-based GreyStone Power Corp. will take over as the chairman of the WellStar board of trustees on July 1. Gary Miller, a certified public accountant with a law d...
April 02, 2014 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city panel evaluating emergency response
Douglasville City Council has established an ad hoc committee to review how city departments respond to any emergency situations affecting residents and how response might be improved. Even though ...
March 26, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman faces challenge from Democrat for seat
The race for the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s 13th Congressional District in the May 20 primary finds incumbent David Scott facing a challenge from political newcomer Michael Owens of Mablet...
March 26, 2014 01:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber Singers set for free concert
Whether one’s musical interests lie in Broadway songs, great compositions of faith or popular songs from movies, the Douglas County Chamber Singers have been covering the gamut of such selections s...
March 26, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEW WEAPON: More sheriff cars to carry license plate readers
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will make it more difficult for offenders to evade deputies because of new devices soon to be attached to patrol cars. At its meeting last Monday, the Dougla...
March 26, 2014 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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