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Douglas School Board extends superintendent's contract, increases pay
The current school superintendent will lead the Douglas County School System through mid-2017 after the school board last week voted to extend his contract and increase his salary. Board members ex...
August 25, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Highlands College offering plan for tuition payment in monthly installments
Students at Georgia Highlands College can now take advantage of a new payment plan that splits their tuition into monthly payments. This is the first time the college has offered a payment plan, ac...
July 29, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas schools see new teachers, principals, math changes in new school year
As Douglas County public school students return to class next week, they will not only see 185 new teachers but those entering the ninth grade will face a major academic change in math. Superintend...
July 29, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas schools join to help young students with reading skills
When it comes to athletics, there is no better rivalry in Douglas County than that between Alexander and Lithia Springs high schools. However, that competitive athletic nature has changed into an a...
June 03, 2015 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACCOLADES: Lithia Springs student county’s only Gates Scholar
If any of his school friends want to find Lithia Springs High School salutatorian Alexander Nichols, they know exactly where to go. A self-avowed science junkie who will be attending Davidson Colle...
June 03, 2015 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County valedictorians, salutatorians
Douglas County Public Schools: Alexander High School: Valedictorian: Savannah Canady Salutatorian: Miranda Keeney Chapel Hill High School Valedictorian: Daryl Mitchell Salutatorian: Kylah Maxwell-B...
June 03, 2015 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOT DONE YET: Douglas County High teacher retires to part-time work
Corinne Barnes will be “half a retiree” at the end of this school year. The 18-year Douglas County High School French teacher heads up the school’s foreign language, English to speakers of other la...
May 20, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County's Ainsworth named National Assistant Principal of Year
Jessica Ainsworth, assistant principal at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs has been named the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year. T...
May 18, 2015 02:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Villa Rica resident named top assistant to KSU president
A Villa Rica resident will serve as a key assistant to Kennesaw State's president as it works to consolidate the former Southern Polytechnic campus in Marietta into the university. Jon Preston was ...
May 14, 2015 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas teen charged with breaking into school, setting fire
A 15-year-old Alexander High School student is being held in the state's Rome Youth Detention Center after allegedly breaking into his school early today, trying to hack into the school's computer ...
April 30, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas student a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame award
A Chapel Hill High School senior is one of 20 student athletes nationwide, and three from Georgia, to be a finalist for the U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. Daryl Mitch...
April 28, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas students named Georgia Scholars
Graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced. Honorees from Douglas County include Elijah Boykins of C...
April 23, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools not serving contaminated ice cream brand
Parents do not have to worry about students eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream in Douglas County public schools because they do not serve it, a school district official said today. Mayfield-br...
April 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school’s anti-drug message tops in state
The entire state recently took notice of the drug abuse education efforts of one Douglas County school. And not only was Factory Shoals Elementary School in Lithia Springs the overall winner in the...
April 08, 2015 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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TIGER PRIDE: Douglas County High claims ninth straight countywide STAR student
Douglas County High School is making room for yet another student on its list of school district superlatives. For the ninth consecutive year, the school is the home of Douglas County’s Student Tea...
March 11, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County U.S. military academy nominees to be honored
U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, will host a special ceremony Saturday to honor local students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District with nominations to attend the nation’s military service...
February 06, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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