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Most Douglasville council members support budget despite no police raises
With the exception of City Councilman Mike Miller, who voted against the 2016 budget because it lacked raises for police officers, Douglasville City Council members said they felt the new budget is...
June 30, 2015 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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$27M budget approved
Douglasville residents could see their city property taxes increase by 30 percent following the council’s passage of the 2016 general fund budget last week. The city’s new fiscal year general fund ...
June 30, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Murder suspect arrested in Cedartown
The Sandy Springs Police Department Tuesday announced murder suspect Juan Aviilez Dominguez, wanted in the June 22 killing of a man in Sandy Springs, has been taken into custody. According to a new...
June 30, 2015 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parade, festival highlight holiday
The annual Douglasville July 4 parade and festival is set for Saturday as the city again honors America with events which officials said are traditionally among the community’s most popular outdoor...
June 30, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speedway in Hampton set for July 4th fun
Atlanta Motor Speedway will host what it is projecting as the largest ever speedway cruise in the nine-year history of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine this Friday, July 3. T...
June 30, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRIBUTE: Group plans garden to honor present, past veterans
This Saturday, Douglasville and Douglas County residents will join millions of other U.S. citizens in celebrating America’s 239th birthday and the freedoms Americans enjoy. However, members of one ...
June 30, 2015 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County was ready before first same-sex marriage application made
Douglas County Probate Court was prepared for last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that removed the ban on same-sex marriages in all 50 states and was following the law on issuing licenses, its ju...
June 30, 2015 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding was ready before first same-sex marriage application made
Paulding County Probate Court was prepared for last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that removed the ban on same-sex marriages in all 50 states and is “going to follow the law” on issuing licenses...
June 30, 2015 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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30-day project shuts down part of Old Roswell Road
Roswell residents will have to use an alternate route while a large portion of Old Roswell Road will be closed to traffic for reconstruction from July 6 to Aug. 6. The month-long, full roadway clos...
June 30, 2015 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding sees rise in unemployment rate, drop in jobless benefits seekers
Paulding County mirrored a regional trend in May with an increase in its unemployment rate and a decrease in first-time claims for jobless benefits. The county’s May unemployment rate was 5.3 perce...
June 30, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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TNT Fireworks offers safety tips as new law takes effect
In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 110, making it legal to purchase and use consumer fireworks in Georgia, expanding on the types of fireworks residents can buy. Below are answers to freque...
June 30, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recordings played for jury during CEO’s testimony in retrial
Secret recordings of former DeKalb purchasing director Kelvin Walton discussing suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis’ campaigning in 2012 were played for a jury last week during Ellis’ corrupt...
June 30, 2015 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police investigating vehicle arson case
The Sandy Springs Police Department Tuesday announced it is investigating what it believes is arson to a marked police cruiser. According to a news release, the vehicle was found early Monday morni...
June 30, 2015 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas, south Fulton lawmaker asks public to 'avoid' Stone Mountain Park until flags removed
A state lawmaker representing Douglas and south Fulton counties today asked residents to avoid Stone Mountain Park until it removes a historical display of Confederate flags in front of the carving...
June 30, 2015 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram man charged with murder of brother
Hiram police arrested a man today for the murder of his brother who was found shot to death Monday night, the police chief said. The Hiram Police Department charged Ronald Duguay Jr. of Hiram with ...
June 30, 2015 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta wins national award
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Monday announced it was named Affiliate of the Year at the Dallas, Texas-based global breast cancer organization’s annual Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, T...
June 29, 2015 06:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County man told to remove NRA hat at polls agrees to drop lawsuit
A Douglas County man has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit against the county and election officials after the election board adopted a new policy. Douglasville resident Bundy Cobb in December filed a fe...
June 29, 2015 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough revives development authority, installs electric car charging station
As the number of electric vehicles continues to increase, McDonough City Councilman Craig Elrod introduced, during a recent city council meeting, the idea of installing an electric vehicle charging...
June 29, 2015 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LifeLine animal shelter launches no-kill campaign
LifeLine Animal Project, the nonprofit that manages both DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters, is asking all Atlantans to join its historic effort to make Atlanta a no-kill community f...
June 29, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Committee approves $75,000 grant to keep Genuine Parts
Genuine Parts, based in southeast Cobb County, is likely to get a $75,000 grant along with the tax breaks it will receive during the next 10 years from a bond issuance through the Development Autho...
June 29, 2015 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute times will be costly
The sprawling Atlanta metro area's commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.S. cities. The average commute for metro Atlanta residents is 30 minutes, higher than the national...
June 29, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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New laws go into effect this week
July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time. Lawmakers can specify when bills go into effect, either when signed by a gover...
June 29, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia high court says bonds for Braves stadium are valid
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County. Three Cobb County residents opposed the authoriz...
June 29, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northridge Road to be closed Monday for valve repairs
The city of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management Friday announced a traffic advisory will be in effect Monday on Northridge Road between Colquitt Road and Dunwoody Place in Sandy Springs as c...
June 28, 2015 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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