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September Saturdays festival kicks off this weekend
Douglas County is having a “family reunion” and, with the array of activities scheduled and the number of people expected, it will be one not soon forgotten, county officials said. The 12th annual ...
September 17, 2014 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landscaping manufacturer expanding to city
A Florida manufacturer of brick paver materials for retaining walls, fire pits and other outdoor structures, is expanding into Georgia and selected Douglasville as its first site in the state. Trem...
September 17, 2014 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills
Google and Georgia Tech have chosen Douglasville to host the first Georgia Gravity Games soapbox derby event Oct. 25. Spokesperson Jaillene Hunter said the event is designed to provide a competitiv...
September 17, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic shift to new Lee Road bridge nears
Although the start of the long-awaited Ga. Hwy. 92 relocation project grabbed the local transportation spotlight in Douglas County recently, another traffic-easing project in the county also is mov...
September 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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County hosts event for wounded warrior
Retired Army National Guard Sgt. Nathan Young received a special gift last week in Douglas County that will allow him to pursue his dream of earning a college degree. The Douglas County Courthouse ...
September 10, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUSIC MEMORIES: Car, music event rises from ashes of canceled concert
Talk about quick turnarounds and a never-say-die attitude. When Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center Executive Director Davina Grace Hill was informed Aug. 29 the Surf Fest 2014 musical...
September 10, 2014 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church leader recognized for developing baby garment
What is developing into a much needed sanitation-related item in Haiti is already viewed as a pioneering idea in Atlanta by an organization which encourages original thinking. Jeff Shinabarger, exe...
September 04, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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County population growth surges in past year
Douglas County's population growth picked up steam in the past year and officials with the region’s leading planning agency credit the economic recovery with fueling it. The county added 1,300 resi...
September 03, 2014 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development aide brings experience
From the beginning, Joan Young had what the Douglasville City Council needed to help the city’s employer recruitment agency — a true love for the area. Combined with her experience in drawing econo...
September 03, 2014 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Local film studio nears announcement of new production
The Paulding Industrial Building Authority is nearing announcement of a new tenant for the county’s film studio and is asking a second prospect to move its start date and use the facility into earl...
August 27, 2014 04:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas jobless rate increase attributed to seasonal trend
Although the July unemployment rate in Douglasville and Douglas County reflected an increase from June, officials with the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and city of Douglasville view these as ...
August 27, 2014 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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POLITE REMINDER: Cancer patient gives inspiration, comfort to others
Lithia Springs resident Trisha Polite has a word of warning, especially to women. “You can feel healthy and look healthy on the outside, but you may not be healthy on the inside,” she said. This is...
August 27, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester Spanish teacher starts year
Emily Hernandez may have known as early as middle school that being a Spanish teacher was her destiny. The Douglasville native has been involved in learning Spanish since middle school. She was par...
August 20, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council considers updating DUI law for elected officials
Douglasville City Council approved an ethics ordinance amendment Monday that seeks to hold elected city officials to the same municipal standard for operating a city-owned vehicle while intoxicated...
August 20, 2014 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville, county spar over service delivery agreement
Douglas County’s top elected official said he foresees working out disagreements on a state-mandated service delivery strategy between the county and Douglasville by the end of the year. Until then...
August 20, 2014 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plasma center could serve 2,000 a week
Douglas County has been selected for the state’s first BioLife Plasma Services Center, which collects blood plasma from donors. An official media day event was held last week at the site of the new...
August 13, 2014 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas does well on literature; math lags
Although Douglas County high school students improved in all end of course tests this year, they still were having a problem with meeting state standards in math- and science-related subjects. Pam ...
August 13, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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PART OF A PLAN: Foxhall could spur development of southeast Douglas
The proposed Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, planned to include a 350-room Westin Hotel and conference center and 18-hole championship golf course and spa, is just part of Douglas County’s vision...
August 13, 2014 02:16 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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School property tax rate drops again
Douglas County taxpayers will see a decrease in the property tax rate to pay off the school system’s bond debt, but no change in the rate to fund its operations. At a special called meeting last we...
August 06, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local family leads Free to Breathe 5K fundraiser
Lung cancer plays no favorites. Although officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta agree smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, the disease can strike anyone, e...
August 06, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A TIME TO LEARN: Changes ahead for Douglas County Schools
“Change” is the word Douglas County Schools Superintendent Gordon Pritz used to describe the 2014-15 school year which started today. “One of the things about being in the profession of educating s...
August 06, 2014 01:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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