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Ice bucket, elections popular on Facebook in 2014
Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death o...
December 17, 2014 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenth annual Cultural Arts Council Gala raises $25K
More than 175 scheduled guests plus a number of walk-ins filled the Centre at Arbor Connection last Saturday for the 10th annual Cultural Arts Council Gala and Auction. Douglasville-Douglas County ...
December 04, 2014 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Market to feature caroling, prizes, K-9 demonstrations
Ben's Furniture and Antique Market in Douglasville will feature caroling, photos with Santa, refreshments, and door prizes Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office ...
December 03, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot rods, Gravity Games, chili cookoff to fill downtown Douglasville Oct. 24, 25
Douglasville’s most popular fall fun weekend returns Oct. 24 and 25 with an all-star lineup of entertainment. From Hot Rods on Main and the Google STEM Fair, to the Georgia Gravity Games, Cultural ...
October 15, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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FLYING FRENZY: Douglas aeromodelers enjoy flying sophisticated model aircraft
Kurtis Lynn maneuvered his Saber 35 profile stunt plane onto the runway, turned it into the wind to get maximum lift, revved the engine and soared it skyward. As the Douglasville resident was flyin...
October 08, 2014 10:19 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Woofstock’ scheduled Oct. 19 at Deer Lick Park
Douglas County Animal Control and the Douglas County Humane Society has scheduled one of its newest annual events, "Woofstock," for Oct. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road. Forme...
October 08, 2014 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miller plans to continue predecessor’s work as WellStar board chair
When asked what changes he wants to bring to WellStar Health Systems as its new board chairman, Gary Miller thought for a moment before recalling an old saying. “I have heard it said that, ‘If it i...
September 17, 2014 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighbor Newspapers columnist releases new album
Neighbor Newspapers columnist Mark Wallace Maguire recently released an album with his new project, “Red Clay Country.” The music is a compendium of Southern Americana music including folk, blues, ...
September 11, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 observances planned in Paulding County, Villa Rica
At least two area groups are planning 9/11 Patriot Day remembrance ceremonies on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Paulding County’s Patriot Day observance is Thursday at 8:...
September 10, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grandfather graduate: Ninety-year-old Douglasville resident earns college degree
Douglasville resident Alexander Phillips needed a little help putting on his graduation cap and gown from Queensborough Community College in New York. Donning the graduation attire can be a little ...
September 04, 2014 09:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Youth Villages Inner Harbour awarded AmeriCorps grant
The nonprofit Youth Villages Inner Harbour campus has received almost $300,000 in AmeriCorps funds to help support 19 workers at the Douglasville facility. The campus on Dorsett Shoals Road is one ...
August 20, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO ROLL: Douglas school buses preparing to carry 15,000 students daily
On the calendar in the office of Douglas County School System Transportation Department Fleet Manager Charlie Brewer, the date of Aug. 6 is circled. It is the first day of the upcoming school year,...
July 25, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Capt.” Herb Emory posthumously named July 4 parade grand marshal
The Douglasville July 4 parade has always been a tribute in celebration of America’s birthday. However, this year it will be an even greater tribute as, for the first time in the city’s history, th...
July 02, 2014 12:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capt. Herb Emory Memorial Ride set for Saturday
Fred's Bar-B-Q House in Lithia Springs is sponsoring a “Capt. Herb Emory Memorial Motorcycle Ride” Saturday. The ride will begin at Fred's, located at 541 Thornton Road. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta ...
May 29, 2014 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill’s Moore claims Georgia Scholar honors
Although she enjoyed the recognition she received at Chapel Hill High School’s recent senior honors night, Emily Moore believes she was honored for just doing what she is attending school for – lea...
May 28, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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SCIENTIFIC SENSATIONS:Three local schools take top honors
Although Holly Springs, Dorsett Shoals and Mason Creek elementary schools each had three grade-level, first-place winners in last week’s Douglas County Elementary School Science Fair, Dorset Shoals...
May 14, 2014 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Different Environment: Growing up in funeral home offers unique experiences
One may say Dana Jones Wynn, owner of Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes and Crematory, was “born” to be in the funeral business. Her parents owned the original Jones Funeral Home in Villa Rica and, after le...
April 29, 2014 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt rescheduled to Friday
The Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt at Boundary Water Park, which was canceled last Sunday due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled to Friday. The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Departmen...
April 10, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County adds twist to Easter egg hunts
Leave it to Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department to give its residents a new twist on an old tradition -- the Easter egg hunt. This Saturday at 1 p.m. and again at 2:15, Boundary Waters P...
April 10, 2014 11:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group hopes bowling fundraisers bring awareness of sleep apnea danger
Area resident Ann Croft said she remembers what would be the final words of her husband before he died in July 2002 of respiratory and heart problems caused, in great part, by sleep apnea, she said...
April 10, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boundary Waters Park hosts annual Easter egg hunt Sunday
Chad Griffin quickly got into the swing of the event when asked to describe this year’s “Eggstravanganza” Easter egg hunt and related activities scheduled for Sunday at Boundary Waters Park in Doug...
April 03, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAGE SENSATIONS: Two Douglas County high schools present spring musicials
If variety is the spice of life, then the musical play productions offered at Douglas County and Chapel Hill High Schools should please just about everyone. Chapel Hill’s theatrical department is p...
March 26, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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TIMELESS TREASURES: Champ’s Clock Shop a destination for unique timepiece enthusiasts
Jeff Champion, part owner of Champ’s Clock Shop in Douglasville, believes chiming time pieces represent “the heartbeat of a family home.” He said he especially feels that way about standing, grandf...
March 19, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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