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Douglas district attorney's office adds Barnett as assistant DA
Norman L. Barnett was named as an assistant district attorney in Douglas County, District Attorney Brian Fortner announced today in a news release. Barnett will be prosecuting cases in the Superior...
May 01, 2015 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health, safety, college affordability get Douglas legislators’ focus
Changes are coming to college affordability, seizure treatment and high school football safety, members of the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce heard last week. Legislators attending the luncheon...
April 29, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle of bands in downtown Douglasville to precede music festival in county
Douglasville’s O’Neal Plaza and the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglas County will soon draw the country music spotlight of the southeastern U.S. as they serve as the sites of two music ev...
April 29, 2015 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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HELPING HISTORY:Officials seek funding to restore Douglas County antebellum mill
Georgia State Parks officials are working on a renovation plan for a pre-Civil War building in Sweetwater Creek State Park closed to visitors since October because of concerns about structural dama...
April 29, 2015 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shredding event set for Saturday at Douglas County credit union
Douglasville’s Georgia’s Own Credit Union is again taking the lead in south metro’s effort to “go green”. The credit union’s office at 5895 Stewart Parkway is the only location on the Southside hos...
April 24, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County's jobless rate falls to 6.6 percent
Douglas County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent in March, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today. The March rate was a decrease from 6.7 percent in February, and 7.7 percent in Ma...
April 23, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dogs would visit potential owners in Douglas County program
The Douglas County Animal Shelter will begin a program next month to allow some of its canine occupants to meet potential new owners at area parks. The program, called Doggies’ Day Out, will includ...
April 23, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Familiar faces vie for Douglasville mayor’s seat
Although qualifying for this year’s Douglasville mayoral election is in August, three familiar names already have announced their candidacies. They include former Douglasville Councilman Terry Mill...
April 22, 2015 06:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County development board waiting on company expansion decision
The Douglas County Development Authority has offered a tax incentive package for the expansion of an existing business officials declined to identify because of a confidentiality agreement. At its ...
April 22, 2015 06:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Rep. Jones announces she will not seek re-election
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.30.15 - 09:52 am
  • Douglas County unemployment dips to 6.7 percent
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.26.15 - 10:44 am
  • HIGHER PURPOSE: Pilot bumped from 9/11 trip gives inspiring message in Douglas
    Scheibner is a former American Airlines pilot, Navy commander and founder of CharacterHealth, an organization which seeks to help parents teach ethics and instill good character traits in their chi...
    April 22, 2015 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas Courthouse garden named for ‘Captain’ Herb Emory
    Before his death in April 2014, Douglas County resident and longtime TV traffic reporter “Captain” Herb Emory annually hosted a game for students as part of the Live Healthy Douglas Power in Truth ...
    April 20, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Governor signs bill legalizing medical cannabis oil
    Gov. Nathan Deal today signed legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat eight conditions in Georgia. The law took effect immediately upon Deal’s signature. The governor sign...
    April 16, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Heart-related diseases, obesity concerns in Douglas
    Douglas County residents are facing serious heart-related diseases which continue to be the area’s leading cause of death, according to a recent report. The report on the status of health in Cobb a...
    April 15, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    WellStar Douglas gift shop renamed to honor 38-year volunteer
    When Marilynn Coats returned to the WellStar Douglas Hospital gift shop from having lunch recently with the shop’s manager, she was surprised to see more than 30 people gathered outside the entranc...
    April 15, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State program promoting commuting options at Douglas multi-modal center Tuesday
    Georgia Commute Options, a Georgia Department of Transportation program designed to encourage alternatives to driving to work alone in a vehicle, celebrated the launch of its new Be the Solution in...
    April 13, 2015 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County auction, golf tournament to benefit scholarship fund
    For the past eight years, the Tributary Social Club awarded a scholarship to a senior from each of the public high schools in Douglas County. Since its inception, the Tributary Social Club has awar...
    April 10, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville man wins $488K from Georgia Lottery
    A Douglasville man is celebrating winning more than $488,000 from the Georgia Lottery with numbers selected from a Quik Pik ticket. Dan Casteel, 63, matched all five winning numbers from the April ...
    April 09, 2015 04:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville asks residents to shine blue lights to support police
    Although the sight of a blue flashing light behind a motorist can be cause for concern, it indicates the law enforcement officer in one’s rear view mirror is enforcing the law. However, the Douglas...
    April 08, 2015 11:33 AM | 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 | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Special guest speaker slated for Douglas character-themed event
    The Community Character Coalition will conduct its annual breakfast meeting April 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville. The keynote speaker will be Steven Scheibner, fou...
    April 08, 2015 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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