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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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 | 38 38 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 | 29 29 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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ON THE MOVE: Groundbreaking set next month for Highway 92
A Douglasville transportation enhancement project in discussions for decades will finally break ground within weeks. Officials will ceremonially break ground Aug. 29 at Jessie Davis Park for the Hi...
July 15, 2014 03:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keurig to host jobs fair for Douglas facility
Keurig Green Mountain recently announced its newest manufacturing facility to be located in Douglas County. The company will host its first jobs fair for the new facility July 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. a...
July 15, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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GreyStone joins solar panel project
GreyStone Power Corp. President and CEO Gary Miller announced last week it will soon receive energy from one of the largest solar energy projects in Georgia. GreyStone is one of 27 Georgia electric...
July 15, 2014 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medical cannabis study committee sets meeting dates
The co-chairmen of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee last week announced the meeting dates for the panel. Members include District 67 State R...
July 15, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas sees good, bad in state test scores
Douglas County public school students continue to do well on the reading and English language arts sections of the Criterion Referenced Competency Test but still are seeking improvement in math, a ...
July 09, 2014 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recent grads swell county’s jobless rolls
The Georgia Department of Labor last week released Douglas County unemployment figures for May and they were not encouraging. The figures reflected an increased unemployment rate countywide and in ...
July 09, 2014 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRITER’S ART: Festival features authors, chance to sharpen skills
Whether it is artistic or literary talent, the Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Center is always encouraging local artists to sharpen their talents. That emphasis on honing skills is again...
July 09, 2014 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville approves $23.6 million budget
Douglasville residents will be paying an additional one mill in city property taxes following passage of the 2014-15 general fund budget last week. The 5-1 vote on the city budget saw Councilwoman ...
July 02, 2014 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials credit strategic plan for bringing new industries
Douglas County’s recent success at attracting new industries and hundreds of new jobs, two county officials said last week. With Keurig Beverage Co. announcing it will build a manufacturing plant i...
July 02, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dancing Angels teach life skills
Perhaps the most beloved words of the Declaration of Independence are those stating that all Americans are created equal and endowed with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On th...
July 02, 2014 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public meeting on I-20, Hwy. 5 interchange tonight
The city of Douglasville is seeking public input on the ongoing I-20 and Ga. Hwy. 5 transportation study. The purpose of this effort is to determine possible improvements which may be implemented i...
June 26, 2014 11:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.04.14 - 01:47 pm