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Douglas may consider Deal's suggestion of teacher pay raises
Douglas County School System may have the chance to accomplish more than usual with Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed additional education funding in the 2017 budget. Deal’s recent State of the State add...
February 08, 2016 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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National group honors Douglas, Paulding lawmaker for ‘conservative’ 2015 votes
One of the nation’s oldest conservative political groups recently recognized an area lawmaker for “the consistency of his votes and support for conservative principles” on 10 bills the Georgia Gene...
February 08, 2016 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting begins Monday in Douglas for presidential primary, ESPLOST
Douglas County voters can cast ballots before election day beginning Monday for Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary and a county referendum for continuation of the current education special p...
February 05, 2016 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school board honors system's top counselors
Douglas County Board of Education recognized its top elementary, middle and high school counselors with awards during its monthly meeting Feb. 1. Elementary Counselor of the Year was awarded to Col...
February 05, 2016 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas commissioners approve animal shelter construction bid
Construction of the new Douglas County animal shelter may be close at hand. Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a $4.5 million bid from John W. Spratlin & Son LLC of Lincolnton for...
February 04, 2016 08:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Course opponent hoping county repairs damage at Douglas nature preserve
A disc golf course will not be built in Clinton Nature Preserve after a public outcry against clearing of trees for the facility and the course's potential impact on trail users. County spokesman W...
February 03, 2016 05:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presidential candidates from both parties get Douglas County support
Some Douglas County residents and public officials recently weighed in on the candidates they feel are ideally suited for the office of president. Georgia will be among 14 states March 1 whose resi...
February 01, 2016 05:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netflix series latest addition to list of filmings in Douglas
Douglas County has experienced noticeable interest as an ideal film and television set location in recent years. “Production companies love coming to [Douglas County] because it is easy to film her...
February 01, 2016 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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More employed as Douglas jobless rate steady at 5.5 percent
More Douglas County residents entered the workforce and more found employment in December, according to recent numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor. A total of 176 more county residents ent...
February 01, 2016 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hagenow selected as Douglas, Paulding board member for GreyStone Power
David Hagenow of Powder Springs, a former IBM employee with nearly three decades of financial planning and accounting experience, has been selected by the members of GreyStone’s Nominating Committe...
January 26, 2016 05:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feb. 1 last day to register for Douglas primary, referendum
Monday, Feb. 1, will be the last day for Douglas County residents to register and be eligible to vote in Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary and the county ESPLOST referendum, according to th...
January 25, 2016 12:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT treating pavement this afternoon, urges motorists to stay off roads
As Georgia DOT begins laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia today, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after the rain moves out to begin applyi...
January 22, 2016 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Douglasville mayor, three councilmen sworn in
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    01.06.16 - 11:26 am
  • Efficiency, help for council is goal for new Douglasville city manager
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    01.05.16 - 03:03 pm
  • Local elections, development top stories in Douglas County in 2015
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.30.15 - 02:46 pm
  • DUI, mental illness reforms support in some Douglas lawmakers' plans
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.23.15 - 11:24 am
  • GBI investigating Douglas deputy killing man amid struggle for gun
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.23.15 - 09:26 am
  • Douglas courthouse closing at 3 today; libraries, aquatics closed Saturday
    Due to the impending inclement weather, the Douglas County Courthouse and all county buildings, programs and services will close at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 22, county spokesman Wes Tallon said. Douglas ...
    January 22, 2016 11:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Williams intends to continue Douglas Chamber’s ‘goodwill’
    Gregory Williams hopes to “be a voice to represent the community” during his term as chairman of the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. Williams’ intention is “to continue the goodwill that the or...
    January 21, 2016 07:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas commission ends church, beer retailer distance requirement
    Douglas County will no longer impose a distance requirement between churches and retailers selling beer and wine. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to amend the county’s ordinance on ...
    January 20, 2016 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State program giving Douglas schools $136,000 for high-speed internet access
    Douglas County schools will receive more than $136,000 as part of a state initiative to provide classrooms across the state with high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learnin...
    January 19, 2016 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County lawmakers seeking to aid ill Georgians this year
    Douglas County lawmakers will be among those assisting legislative leaders and the governor in advancing bills in this year’s Georgia General Assembly session. Meanwhile, some Douglas delegation me...
    January 18, 2016 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmaker offering assistance with Douglas, Paulding veterans benefits
    District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, recently announced his office will offer assistance to about 24,000 constituents if they seek benefits through the Georgia Department of Vetera...
    January 18, 2016 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Seventh ambulance begins serving Douglas County
    A seventh ambulance and crew recently began serving Douglas County residents and are based at Fire Station No. 6 on Riverside Parkway, the county government announced. The ambulance is staffed with...
    January 15, 2016 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville Police honor three as Employees of the Year
    Douglasville City Council recently honored three police department employees of the year. Lt. Ashley Sanders was named Supervisor of the Year; Detective Michael Jetmore was named Officer of the Yea...
    January 15, 2016 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Re-elected Douglas school board chairman to see SPLOST vote, superintendent search
    The Douglas County Board of Education recently voted to re-elect D.T. Jackson as chairman. Jackson, who represents District 2 on the board, will oversee a significant workload for the board, includ...
    January 13, 2016 08:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville council considering daycare lease
    Douglasville City Council is considering a plan for a three-year lease with Riley’s Early Learning Academy Inc. for city-owned property at 6625 Brown St. The lease, delayed from Dec. 21, will inclu...
    January 13, 2016 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Students graduate from Douglas chamber leadership program
    The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the graduates of its Summer and Fall 2015 Youth Leadership Douglas program. The participants were juniors from private schools and all five...
    January 11, 2016 04:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Statewide group to recommend how to address Douglas County's challenges
    A statewide nonprofit will bring together a group of Georgians in Douglasville later this month to create policy proposals to “improve the state” by focusing on individual communities like Douglas ...
    January 08, 2016 10:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Douglas school opts for charter extension, awaits funding law change
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.22.15 - 03:14 pm
  • Douglas commission OKs four using purchasing cards
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.22.15 - 12:07 pm
  • Funeral services Monday for Douglasville teen killed in wreck
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.17.15 - 09:57 am
  • Douglas sales tax renewal could raise $164 million for schools
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.16.15 - 03:21 pm
  • Douglas taxpayers to see no property tax increase in 2016
    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.15.15 - 05:02 pm
  • Douglasville hires first new city manager in 24 years
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.14.15 - 06:42 pm