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Barge endorses democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medical cannabis bill study committee hears from affected families
Members of a study committee hearing testimony about legislation legalizing the prescription use of medical cannabis in Georgia recently heard firsthand statements of its positive effect on such pa...
October 23, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board candidates come from different backgrounds
The District 3 Douglas County Board of Education race involves two candidates who come from different backgrounds. The incumbent, Republican Janet Kelley, is a retired educator with 30 years teachi...
October 23, 2014 01:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Funding, involvement top issues
Douglas County Board of Education District 3 incumbent Janet Kelley and challenger Tracy Rookard said they see different No. 1 challenges for the school system in coming years. Kelley, a Republican...
October 23, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Francois sees ‘opportunity’
Chantel Francois, the new tourism director with the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau, hardly had time to unpack before she delved into helping get the word out about a unique upcoming ev...
October 23, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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PERSEVERING: Sarah Leach an inspiration to students
Education, whether from a teacher or student perspective, is a journey. However, for that journey to be successful, through good and bad times, one must have perseverance and be able to draw inspir...
October 23, 2014 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas representatives to lead electric co-op’s board
Two people representing Douglas County were elected to lead the GreyStone Power board of directors as more than 2,800 members and their families attended the cooperative’s 77th annual meeting earli...
October 22, 2014 10:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snelling outraises, outspends Alexander in third quarter in state House race
Republican challenger Bob Snelling outraised District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, more than four-to-one and more than doubled her campaign spending in the third quarter of 2014 as they ne...
October 22, 2014 10:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Scott calls for flight ban, criticizes Obama on Ebola
District 13 U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, was sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s handling of the threat posed by the Ebola virus this week and called on a ban on flights from the af...
October 16, 2014 10:25 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville woman wins $745,000 in lottery’s Fantasy 5 game
A Douglasville woman said the law of attraction helped her win a Georgia Lottery prize worth nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. Melodia Harris, 32, won the $745,710 jackpot prize by matchi...
October 15, 2014 10:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools improve SAT scores
Douglas County School System high school students increased their SAT scores between 2013 and 2014 despite slightly more students taking the test, according to numbers released last week. Results f...
October 15, 2014 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unemployment rate up as fewer working in August in Douglas County
Fewer Douglas County residents were working in August, leading to an increase in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported. The jobless rate rose one-tenth of a...
October 15, 2014 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
    by Hilary Butschek
    nfulton@neighbornewspapers.com
    09.11.14 - 12:39 pm
  • Job creation, development top issues for District 66 voters, candidates say
    Freshman District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, is facing a familiar opponent in the Nov. 4 general election. Republican Bob Snelling of Douglasville is challenging Alexander for the Georgi...
    October 14, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Three-week early voting period begins Monday in Douglas
    Douglas County Election Supervisor Laurie Fulton is encouraging voters to cast ballots during the early voting period before the Nov. 4 general election, especially if one’s precinct is located in ...
    October 08, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New Douglas assistant DA ready to protect community
    As Douglas County’s newest assistant district attorney, Samantha “Sam” Newman set a goal for herself. “I wanted to hit the ground running, both as a prosecutor protecting residents and [becoming] h...
    October 08, 2014 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County's Randy Daniel named Georgia Coroner of the Year
    The Georgia Coroners Association recently named Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel its coroner of the year. The award has been given annually since 1992 to recognize outstanding public service as ...
    October 08, 2014 10:11 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Chapel Hill’s Leach honored as Douglas County teacher of the year
    The Douglas County School System selected Sarah Leach of Chapel Hill High School as its 2014-15 teacher of the year last week. Leach, who teaches advanced placement literature, was officially honor...
    October 08, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Upgrade could shorten waits
    Douglas County residents soon can have less wait time for business at the courthouse, especially if computers are involved. County information services director Russell Martin said the county will ...
    October 01, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Deadline Monday to register to vote
    Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians they must be registered to vote by Monday to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go ...
    September 30, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Service delivery strategy mediation acceptable to Douglasville
    Although the impasse between Douglas County and Douglasville on a service delivery strategy is going before a court-appointed mediator, Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons said he was comfortable wit...
    September 24, 2014 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Court to break service impasse
    Douglas County has asked the courts to settle the dispute over its service delivery strategy with Douglasville. Although county officials have reached a service delivery agreement with its two othe...
    September 24, 2014 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Flood recalled on fifth anniversary
    Five years ago last Sunday, Douglas County experienced what Fire Chief Scott Spencer called the most catastrophic event in the county’s history. That was the date of the great west Georgia flood, w...
    September 24, 2014 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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    EMOTIONAL START: United Way begins Douglas campaign
    The 2015 United Way campaign got off to a very emotional start last week with a kickoff luncheon at the old Douglasville Conference Center. Hosted by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, more th...
    September 24, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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