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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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 27 27 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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. Spokesperson Jaillene Hunter said the event is designed to provide a competitiv...
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 | 15 15 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 | 11 11 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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County population growth surges in past year
Douglas County's population growth picked up steam in the past year and officials with the region’s leading planning agency credit the economic recovery with fueling it. The county added 1,300 resi...
September 03, 2014 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development aide brings experience
From the beginning, Joan Young had what the Douglasville City Council needed to help the city’s employer recruitment agency — a true love for the area. Combined with her experience in drawing econo...
September 03, 2014 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Local film studio nears announcement of new production
The Paulding Industrial Building Authority is nearing announcement of a new tenant for the county’s film studio and is asking a second prospect to move its start date and use the facility into earl...
August 27, 2014 04:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas jobless rate increase attributed to seasonal trend
Although the July unemployment rate in Douglasville and Douglas County reflected an increase from June, officials with the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and city of Douglasville view these as ...
August 27, 2014 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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POLITE REMINDER: Cancer patient gives inspiration, comfort to others
Lithia Springs resident Trisha Polite has a word of warning, especially to women. “You can feel healthy and look healthy on the outside, but you may not be healthy on the inside,” she said. This is...
August 27, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester Spanish teacher starts year
Emily Hernandez may have known as early as middle school that being a Spanish teacher was her destiny. The Douglasville native has been involved in learning Spanish since middle school. She was par...
August 20, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council considers updating DUI law for elected officials
Douglasville City Council approved an ethics ordinance amendment Monday that seeks to hold elected city officials to the same municipal standard for operating a city-owned vehicle while intoxicated...
August 20, 2014 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville, county spar over service delivery agreement
Douglas County’s top elected official said he foresees working out disagreements on a state-mandated service delivery strategy between the county and Douglasville by the end of the year. Until then...
August 20, 2014 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plasma center could serve 2,000 a week
Douglas County has been selected for the state’s first BioLife Plasma Services Center, which collects blood plasma from donors. An official media day event was held last week at the site of the new...
August 13, 2014 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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