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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firefighter injured in blaze that destroys Douglasville business
Fire destroyed the Town and Country Upholstery Co. at 6660 Bankhead Highway in Douglasville this morning, a county spokesman said. According to Douglas County government spokesman Wes Tallon, the D...
August 05, 2014 09:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officer pay under fire in Douglasville
Douglasville’s city manager and police chief have begun meeting about issues surrounding the recruitment, employment and retention of officers. This followed last week’s special called meeting of t...
July 30, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drug funds to help enhance sheriff’s arsenal
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department will soon receive additional crime-fighting weapons which are essentially being paid for by criminals rather than taxpayers. Last week the Douglas County Com...
July 30, 2014 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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PEER PERFECTION: Douglas chamber salutes small business award winners
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce recognized the important role small businesses play in the county’s economy last week at its third annual Small Business of Excellence awards luncheon. More t...
July 30, 2014 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County gives majority of votes to Perdue, Buck, Morgan
Douglas voters gave David Perdue 58 percent of their votes in the July 22 primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who ...
July 30, 2014 10:17 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission to vote on rollback millage rate
Douglas County taxpayers may see a slight decrease on their 2014 county tax bills if the Douglas County Commission approves a property tax rate rollback as proposed. However, the county school boar...
July 23, 2014 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State sends funding to juvenile program
Douglas County is known throughout the state for positively transforming the lives of Douglas County youth who appeared in juvenile court. For the second year in a row, the state has given the coun...
July 23, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRACK SAFETY: Railroad officials canvass area to inform residents
Douglasville Police Officer Lt. Brad Loudermilk is in charge of investigating all fatal automobile accidents occurring in the city. Although he has investigated numerous such incidents, the ones in...
July 23, 2014 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas bond rating upgraded
Douglas County government could see a lower interest rate when it borrows money because of a new rating for its strong financial management practices, county officials said. Standard & Poor’s Ratin...
July 16, 2014 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Douglas schools improve, still face challenges on CRCT
Douglas County students continued to improve in most areas of the recent Criterion Referenced Competency Test but still must work to equal the state average in some areas, a county school official ...
July 15, 2014 04:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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