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Terry Harper named Douglasville's July 4 parade grand marshal
The City of Douglasville will continue its 4th of July parade tradition this Saturday at 10 a.m. with Douglasville’s very own baseball legend, former Atlanta Braves player Terry Harper, as grand ma...
July 01, 2015 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville's $27 million budget will need tax increase
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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parade, festival highlight holiday in Douglasville
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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRIBUTE: Douglas County beautification 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 | 101 101 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 | 7 7 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 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 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 | 31 31 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 | 130 130 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Womack reinstated by Douglasville council
Chris Womack has been re-installed as the Douglasville police chief following an executive session of the city council last week. In a prepared press release by the city, the council’s unanimous de...
June 24, 2015 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Pines Golf Course an economic engine for area
The West Pines Golf Course in Douglasville has weathered many problems which may have permanently closed other courses. However, this course has come back strong from the effects of Hurricane Katri...
June 24, 2015 03:57 PM | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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BIBLE-BASED: VBS opportunities abound in Douglas
The summer break from school means many things to Douglasville and Douglas County children. From family fun vacations to county and city recreation department-sponsored day camps, the county abound...
June 24, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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County, contractors paving 24 miles
Street paving crews are one group of Douglas County transportation employees who may not be complaining much about the hot weather as they go about their jobs this summer. Douglas County Transporta...
June 18, 2015 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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School unveils $9M freshman academy
Douglas County High School freshmen will have a new school building awaiting them when they return Aug. 5 for the new school year. Douglas County School Superintendent Gordon Pritz, school board Ch...
June 18, 2015 09:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Super’ program: Libraries highlight literacy development, comic heroes
Nicholas Snow walked confidently into the Dog River Library in Douglasville and suddenly stopped. Stretched out before the 7-year-old was a library with an entrance filled with colorful illustratio...
June 18, 2015 09:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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State cracks down on 4th of July DUIs
Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-su...
June 18, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coweta County will investigate excessive force charges against Douglasville police chief
The Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training Council has assigned officials from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an investigation into the Douglasville police chief’s alleged...
June 10, 2015 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google breaks ground on data center expansion in Douglas County
Gov. Nathan Deal referred to the movie “The Wizard of Oz” last week in describing the relationship Google has with internet users worldwide before Deal helped break ground for the expansion of the ...
June 10, 2015 01:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isakson announces Parkinson’s diagnosis
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but said he and his doctors say it has not impacted his ability to represent Georgia. Isakson, 7...
June 10, 2015 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar ends merger talks with Emory system
WellStar Health System has ended merger plans with Emory University’s hospital system and will pursue “a new strategic direction aimed at providing world-class health care to our communities and pa...
June 09, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas mailing notices to personal property owners after sending assessment notices
The Douglas County Board of Assessors mailed 53,000 notices to property owners in Douglas County last week alerting them to the 2015 fair market appraisal of their real property, including houses, ...
June 08, 2015 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville tax hike eyed to fund salaries, services
Douglasville residents will see their property tax rate increase by 1.75 mills if the Douglasville City Council approves its proposed 2016 budget. The required public hearing for the fiscal year 20...
June 03, 2015 04:33 PM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACCOLADES: Lithia Springs student county’s only Gates Scholar
If any of his school friends want to find Lithia Springs High School salutatorian Alexander Nichols, they know exactly where to go. A self-avowed science junkie who will be attending Davidson Colle...
June 03, 2015 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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