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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 | 0 0 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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BUILDING UP: Developers seeing market for new homes in Douglas
County Commissioner Henry Mitchell III said he believes residential construction is on the increase in Douglas County because the county has the infrastructure and other elements which attract deve...
December 10, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobless rate drops slightly in Douglas
Douglas County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent in October, a one-tenth of a percent drop from September’s 7.5 percent. The rate declined slightly as the workforce – the total of all working...
December 09, 2014 03:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watchdog group Common Cause honors area resident for work in Douglas, Paulding
One of the best known government watchdogs in Douglas and Paulding counties has been honored by a group dedicated to government transparency statewide. Winston resident Roy Sparks received the Geor...
December 09, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sentencing Feb. 6 for former Douglas principal's attempted sex with minor
Sentencing is set for Feb. 6 for a former Douglas County elementary school principal who was recently convicted of using emails and text messages to attempt to entice a minor to engage in unlawful ...
December 04, 2014 09:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville unveils new disc golf course
Dennis Winkler approached the first tee at Hunter Park, surveyed the par-3 “hole” and then went to his bag. However, instead of pulling out a driver or an iron, he reached in and brought out…a flyi...
December 03, 2014 10:59 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County administrator nears move to Dunwoody city manager job
Dunwoody City Council was set to vote Monday to hire Douglas County Administrator Eric Linton as its new city manager. Linton has served as county administrator since 2006, after serving from 2000 ...
December 03, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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HELPING HANDS: Area churches reach out to give holiday support
Two of the largest church congregations in Douglas and Paulding counties are prepared to assist more than 2,500 needy area families in hopes of giving them a happier Christmas this year. Frank Smit...
December 03, 2014 10:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas, Paulding stores, malls see busy holiday, Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” traditionally has been the biggest shopping day in the U.S. At least two major retail locations in Paulding and Douglas counties saw a new tradi...
December 02, 2014 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding and Douglas stores fill up on Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday” has become known the biggest shopping day in the United States. Local businesses in Paulding and Douglas County are experiencing the same. The JC...
November 28, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • DeNyse elected GreyStone Power's first female board chair
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.12.14 - 09:34 am
  • Alexander turns back challenge to win second term in Georgia House
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.04.14 - 11:43 pm
  • Black Friday not as big as it used to be
    Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
    November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Arts council announces winning student entries in annual contest
    The Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Council has selected this year’s winning entries for its public school student holiday card exhibit. However, it was not an easy choice, said arts coun...
    November 26, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Statewide group honors county for deal of the year in luring Keurig
    The Georgia Economic Developers Association recently gave its Large Community deal of the year award to the Douglas County Economic Development Authority for recruiting the Keurig Green Mountain In...
    November 26, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Proposed Douglas budget tops $133 million
    The Douglas County Board of Commissioners exited their recent budget retreat meeting with a proposed 2015 county budget of $133.2 million. If approved at that amount, it will represent a 2.5 percen...
    November 26, 2014 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Many area retailers plan to keep holiday spirit alive, remain closed
    While many large, national chains plan to open on Thanksgiving this year, area retailers say they plan to keep the tradition alive and not open on the holiday despite the sales it could bring. Desp...
    November 25, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Dunwoody seeks to hire Douglas County administrator as city manager
    County Administrator Eric Linton will leave Douglas County to become Dunwoody city manager, according to a news release from the city. Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis announced the selection Monday. A vo...
    November 24, 2014 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commissioners clash over retreat boycott
    County Commissioner Ann Jones Guider drew fire from fellow commissioners recently for her decision to leave a budget planning meeting held outside the county for what she said was a lack of transpa...
    November 19, 2014 06:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ARC honors city, West Broad project
    A private developer has undertaken a project designed to revitalize what he said had been a blighted area of downtown Douglasville. Barry Oliver, chief executive officer of Station Loft Works, is r...
    November 19, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LIGHT ‘EM UP: Silent auction of decorated trees aids food program
    If Santa Claus ever wanted to move out of the North Pole, he might want to consider the Douglas County Courthouse as a new address, especially during the Christmas season. The holiday-themed Festiv...
    November 19, 2014 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Neighbor charged with murder of great-grandmother
    Douglasville Police charged a 53-year-old Douglasville man with murder earlier this week in the death of a woman found tied up and dead in her apartment Nov. 10. Odes Dupree was set to make an appe...
    November 19, 2014 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
    Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
    November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New DA looks forward to county’s future
    Republican Brian Fortner is the first to admit his win over Democrat Elizabeth Dalia Racine in the Douglas County district attorney’s race last week was extremely narrow. In a race that drew 37,537...
    November 12, 2014 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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