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NOT DONE YET: Douglas County High teacher retires to part-time work
Corinne Barnes will be “half a retiree” at the end of this school year. The 18-year Douglas County High School French teacher heads up the school’s foreign language, English to speakers of other la...
May 20, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County's Ainsworth named National Assistant Principal of Year
Jessica Ainsworth, assistant principal at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs has been named the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year. T...
May 18, 2015 02:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Villa Rica resident named top assistant to KSU president
A Villa Rica resident will serve as a key assistant to Kennesaw State's president as it works to consolidate the former Southern Polytechnic campus in Marietta into the university. Jon Preston was ...
May 14, 2015 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas teen charged with breaking into school, setting fire
A 15-year-old Alexander High School student is being held in the state's Rome Youth Detention Center after allegedly breaking into his school early today, trying to hack into the school's computer ...
April 30, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas student a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame award
A Chapel Hill High School senior is one of 20 student athletes nationwide, and three from Georgia, to be a finalist for the U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. Daryl Mitch...
April 28, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas students named Georgia Scholars
Graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced. Honorees from Douglas County include Elijah Boykins of C...
April 23, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools not serving contaminated ice cream brand
Parents do not have to worry about students eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream in Douglas County public schools because they do not serve it, a school district official said today. Mayfield-br...
April 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school’s anti-drug message tops in state
The entire state recently took notice of the drug abuse education efforts of one Douglas County school. And not only was Factory Shoals Elementary School in Lithia Springs the overall winner in the...
April 08, 2015 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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TIGER PRIDE: Douglas County High claims ninth straight countywide STAR student
Douglas County High School is making room for yet another student on its list of school district superlatives. For the ninth consecutive year, the school is the home of Douglas County’s Student Tea...
March 11, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County U.S. military academy nominees to be honored
U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, will host a special ceremony Saturday to honor local students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District with nominations to attend the nation’s military service...
February 06, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former superintendent inspired, motivated teachers
When she learned of the death of former Douglas County School System Superintendent Kathryn Shehane late last month, Rhonda Baldwin said she knew what she needed to do to remember best the individu...
February 04, 2015 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 85 85 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 | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL: Lithia Springs' Ainsworth named Georgia assistant principal of the year
Lithia Springs Assistant Principal Jessica Ainsworth took little credit for being named Georgia’s assistant principal of the year last week. An administrative mainstay at the school for four years,...
November 12, 2014 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newly-elected Douglas school board members seek more parental involvement
Newly elected Douglas County Board of Education members Tracy Rookard and Michelle Simmons said they are anxious to go to work. Months of campaigning resulted in both defeating incumbent board memb...
November 12, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Principal 4 A Day applications due Friday
Applications for participation in the Principal 4 A Day program are due this Friday, Nov. 14. The Douglas County School System and the Douglas County Chamber are co-sponsoring the event, which allo...
November 12, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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