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Atlanta Red Cross honors two Douglas residents for their volunteer work
Two Douglas County residents were among a group of award-winning volunteers the American Red Cross is honoring later this month. The disaster aid agency’s metro Atlanta chapter named Shirley Rawlin...
April 16, 2014 06:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory’s legacy: love of family, community
Herb Emory’s love for Douglas County was only surpassed by his love of family, needy children and the welfare of animals, some local public officials said Monday. Emory died Saturday of a heart att...
April 16, 2014 06:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mason Creek ready for district science fair
Although the projects selected by the five winners of the recent Mason Creek Elementary School science fair read like college course studies, they showed the depth of these third- through fifth-gra...
April 16, 2014 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate
James Nixon said he believes there is a need in the Georgia Senate for a lawmaker who is different and, as he termed, does not “run with the herd.” A three-year Douglas County resident and the marr...
April 16, 2014 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development agencies' merger draws comment
Although the Douglas County and Douglasville economic development authorities have developed a memorandum of understanding between them, at least two Douglas County commissioners would like to see ...
April 10, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor to appoint acting Douglas DA
The appointment of an acting Douglas County district attorney is now in the hands of the governor. With embattled Douglas County District Attorney David McDade having announced he would be retiring...
April 10, 2014 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobless rate drops in Douglas County in February
February figures showed Douglas County’s and Douglasville’s unemployment rate declined from January, the Georgia Department of Labor reported last week. The county’s unemployment rate declined thre...
April 03, 2014 09:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCoy challenging Guider for District 4 commission seat
The Douglas County Commission District 4 primary election May 20 has incumbent Ann Jones Guider facing Republican businessman J.R. McCoy. The race pits Guider’s commission experience and vow to loo...
April 03, 2014 08:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics set Friday at New Manchester High School
More than 350 athletes from across Douglas County will gather at New Manchester High School Friday to test their athletic skills in a light, but still competitive, atmosphere. Although there are no...
April 02, 2014 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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REMEMBERING: Photo exhibit memorializes Georgia's fallen soldiers
With handkerchief in hand, Douglas County resident Joyce McMillan slowly walked by each segment of the “Remembering Our Fallen” tribute to Georgia soldiers who have died in the war on terror since ...
April 02, 2014 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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GreyStone CEO to chair WellStar board, three new members also named
The president and CEO of Douglasville-based GreyStone Power Corp. will take over as the chairman of the WellStar board of trustees on July 1. Gary Miller, a certified public accountant with a law d...
April 02, 2014 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city panel evaluating emergency response
Douglasville City Council has established an ad hoc committee to review how city departments respond to any emergency situations affecting residents and how response might be improved. Even though ...
March 26, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman faces challenge from Democrat for seat
The race for the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s 13th Congressional District in the May 20 primary finds incumbent David Scott facing a challenge from political newcomer Michael Owens of Mablet...
March 26, 2014 01:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber Singers set for free concert
Whether one’s musical interests lie in Broadway songs, great compositions of faith or popular songs from movies, the Douglas County Chamber Singers have been covering the gamut of such selections s...
March 26, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEW WEAPON: More sheriff cars to carry license plate readers
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will make it more difficult for offenders to evade deputies because of new devices soon to be attached to patrol cars. At its meeting last Monday, the Dougla...
March 26, 2014 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Alexander to host Affordable Care Act meeting
District 66 State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Hiram, will host an Affordable Care Act Rollout Townhall Meeting Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greystone Power, 4040 Bankhead Highway, Douglasville. Alexander ...
March 25, 2014 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Session was 'bittersweet' for area lawmaker
An area lawmaker saw a “bittersweet” 2014 session in his freshman year in the Georgia General Assembly, he said last week. District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, saw passage of legis...
March 25, 2014 01:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters get choice on freezing Ga. income tax rate
Voters will decide whether to freeze Georgia's top marginal income tax rate at the current level of 6 percent. State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment th...
March 21, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers snuff out medical marijuana, allow guns in church on final legislative day
A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between Hous...
March 21, 2014 09:07 AM | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers ban minors from buying 'e-cigarettes'
Georgia lawmakers have voted to keep so-called e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors. The bill approved Thursday would impose a $300 fine on any retailer who sells the noncombustible nicotine alt...
March 20, 2014 08:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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