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Douglas County unemployment dips to 6.7 percent
Douglas County’s unemployment rate dipped slightly between January and February as 271 more county residents found work between the two months, state labor officials said. The county’s unemployment...
March 26, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts council seeking Taste of Douglasville participants
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville and Douglas County is seeking restaurants interested in a chance to put samples of their food in front of thousands to call the arts council for an applica...
March 25, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feral cat overpopulation raises concerns for animal control
Douglas County Animal Control officials are organizing a new effort to deal with what they say is an increasing number of cats coming into the county animal shelter which typically cannot be adopte...
March 24, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teal promoted to Douglas County administrator
The Douglas County Commission voted to hire Mark Teal as its new county administrator last week after he had served as interim administrator since December.
March 24, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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PUMPED UP: Douglas fire department eyes faster equipment replacement
The Douglas County Fire Department is working on a rotation schedule that can lead to more frequent replacement of fire engines, Douglas County Fire Chief Scott Spencer said. Engines currently are ...
March 24, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate approves medical cannabis bill, nears passage to governor
The Georgia Senate today gave final passage to House Bill 1, or the Haleigh’s Hope Act, by a vote of 48-6. HB 1, sponsored by District 141 State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, and co-sponsored by Distr...
March 24, 2015 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County forum speakers shun Deal’s school ‘takeover’ plan
Area residents gathered in the Douglas County High School auditorium last Saturday to become more familiar with some of the numerous education-related bills being discussed by lawmakers in this ses...
March 20, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County government training program fills up
The Citizens Government Academy for Douglas County residents has filled its 20 available class openings and developed a standby list due to the response, organizers said last week. The class begins...
March 20, 2015 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County adjusting to speed limit increase on I-20
The county commission is planning a public hearing April 7 on a proposed ordinance to allow Douglas to make adjustments to radar devices for higher I-20 speed limits. The Georgia Department of Tran...
March 18, 2015 06:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPECIAL DELIVERY: UPS drivers from Douglas set safety standard
Douglas County resident Allen Banks said he has seen motorists’ driving habits change over almost four decades of accident-free driving for United Parcel Service “and they haven’t changed for the b...
March 18, 2015 06:01 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas native returns to serve in DA’s office
Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner recently appointed Douglas County native Lara Todd as an assistant district attorney. She will be prosecuting cases in the Superior Court of Judge Rob...
March 16, 2015 05:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resolution names I-85 interchange for Douglas resident Emory
A Senate resolution honoring the life of Douglas County resident and longtime traffic reporter “Captain” Herb Emory was sponsored by District 30 State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, Monday. The res...
March 12, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers rush to meet Friday deadline for bills
Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session. Friday marks the 30th day of the session, th...
March 12, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas commission approves tax incentives for Google expansion
County commissioners last week unanimously approved a tax incentive package for technology company Google to encourage it to fund a $300 million expansion of its east Douglas County facility. Accor...
March 11, 2015 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school system prepared for future severe weather
The Douglas County School System is better prepared now to handle any severe weather conditions, including those similar to the early 2014 ice storm that paralyzed metro Atlanta, a district officia...
March 11, 2015 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free family reunion workshop set for Saturday in Douglasville
Tips and ideas on how to organize a family reunion will be offered by the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau during a free workshop Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Douglasvil...
March 09, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats offering seminar to encourage residents to seek political office
The Democratic Women's Council of Douglas County and Douglas County Democratic Party have organized a community workshop March 21 to encourage people to run and serve in elected and appointed offic...
March 06, 2015 04:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four from Douglas County named AP Honor schools
Four Douglas County schools were among more than 600 state School Superintendent Richard Woods recognized recently as Advanced Placement science, technology, engineering and math honor schools. Woo...
March 04, 2015 04:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy equipment, contacts with churches part of Douglas County's weather plan
Although the weather last week that many people thought might be this year’s equivalent of the 2014 “snowjam” did not make it to Douglas County, the county was ready to respond had the need materia...
March 04, 2015 04:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ron Wilson 'humbled' by Douglas County Chamber Citizen of the Year award
Ron Wilson is not one to think about personal honors. As the founder and president of Jourden Technologies of Villa Rica, a company he started in his basement 33 years ago, he would rather concentr...
March 04, 2015 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber names WellStar Douglas county's large business of the year
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce recently honored WellStar Douglas Hospital for bringing innovative healing methods, state-of-the-art technology, ever-expanding services and exceptional patie...
March 04, 2015 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate version of medical marijuana bill would not make drug available immediately
A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug avail...
March 02, 2015 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County public schools in session Friday
Douglas County Schools will be open on a regular schedule Friday, the school system announced on its social media sites today. It had canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday of this week amid conce...
February 26, 2015 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • State, Douglas County leaders tour problem intersections along Hwy. 5
    by Bill Baldowski
    bbaldowski@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.11.15 - 03:29 pm
  • WellStar, Emory health systems talk potential merger
    by Hilary Butschek
    paulding@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.10.15 - 02:43 pm