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Douglas County Happenings

Upcoming: Programs at the Libraries of Douglas County

Veterans Benefits Informational Seminar: Douglas County Library, May 4, 5:15 p.m.
Story Time - Moms: Dog River Library, May 5, 10:30 a.m.
Creativity Club for ages 8 - 14 - Wreath Making: Douglas County Library, May 10, 5 p.m.
Story Time - Teddy Bear Picnic: Dog River Library, May 12, 10:30 a.m.

Job Opportunities: Douglas County Government

Animal Control Officer, Animal Services
Full-time, $27,560 salary + full benefits
enforcing ordinances for the pick-up/control of stray/dangerous animals, and providing humane care; issuing citations, conducting investigations
HS Diploma/GED, minimum 21 years of age, valid Driver's License with satisfactory driving record, computer literate, desired 2 years' experience in Animal Services
Application Deadline: 4 p.m., May 6

Signing and Marking Technician I, Dept. of Transportation
Full-time, $23,808 minimum based on qualifications + full benefits
responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of traffic control devices, signs and pavement markings on County road systems
requires HS Diploma/GED, computer literacy, valid Driver's License with satisfactory driving record, minimum 21 years of age
Application Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16

Heating and Air Conditioning Inspector, Building Inspections
Full-time, $33,498 salary + full benefits
requires HS Diploma/GED supplemented by vocational classes in this field, minimum 5 years of professional experience as a HVAC inspector or closely related field, a valid Driver's License with satisfactory driving record, minimum 21 years of age
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Resumes without applications not accepted. Download applications via link below. AA/EOE/ADA/Veterans Preference
Douglas County Personnel Department, 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134 hrpersonnel@co.douglas.ga.us

Job Opportunity: Customer Service Support/Office Management/Producer
Stallings Insurance Agency, 5754 West Stewarts Mill Road - full-time position, requires Bachelor's degree and P&C license with at least 1 years experience in the insurance industry
Contact: Melissa Stallings 678.561.5793 melissa@stallingsia.com

Registration Underway/Upcoming: Deer Lick Park Summer Programs
Summer Sports Camps
Basketball - Baseball, Flag Football - All Day Basketball - Speed & Agility Camp

Fishing Derby - Registration Begins May 1st for June 4th Event

Mother & Son Flashlight Hike - Registration Begins May 1st for June 18th Event
Contact: Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129

Job Openings: Southeast Cooler - Manufacturer of Coolers/Freezers
1520 Westfork Drive, Lithia Springs - $9 an hour; full-time position; medical, dental, 401(k) - apply in person, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 770.941.6703

Starting in May: Mosquito Spraying in Douglas County
The Douglas County DOT's Maintenance Division will be proactively spraying for mosquitoes from May - September. All spraying will be done between 6 - 10 p.m., the most active time for mosquitoes, Sundays - Thursdays.

Please do your part! Please empty anything from your yard that can collect stormwater so that the mosquitoes cannot find anywhere to lay their eggs!

Prevent Child Abuse: We all have a role to play in ending child abuse!
Georgia Law requires those who work with families or come into contact with children to report suspected child maltreatment. The Dept. of Family and Children's Services has a centralized intake system at 1.855.422.4453. You can call this number and provide a confidential report over the phone, or fill out a mandated reported form on-line at the link below. If the child is in imminent danger, call 911.

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Advance Voting for the May 24th General Primary and Non-partisan Election
1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - weekdays

Thursday, May 5, 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: 3rd annual National Day of Prayer Shoebox Breakfast
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - $20 per person, registration available on-line at link below - keynote speaker: Ricky Dobbs, USN - attendees are asked to bring filled shoeboxes for the homeless
Contact: Sara Cowley scowley@unitedwayatlanta.org 404.527.3505

Thursday, May 5, 12:00 p.m.: National Day of Prayer Observance
Douglas County Courthouse Court of Honor, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public

Thursday, May 5 - Thursday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.: SPLOST Public Input Meetings
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is considering calling for a referendum in the November 8th General Election for a one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for capital improvements and construction projects. If called and approved by the voters, the SPLOST would be for 6 years beginning April 2017 and is estimated to bring in $160 million.

The BOC is asking for input/project ideas from the Public during a series of meeting, as follows:

    Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m., Pine Mountain Gold Museum, 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica (in conjunction with the City of Villa Rica)
  • Monday, May 9, 6 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
  • Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m., Old Douglas County Courthouse
  • Tuesday, June 7, 6 p.m., Dog River Library.
  • Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m., Anneewakee Falls/Trails Clubhouse
Residents may attend the meeting of their choice (all meetings will have the same agenda) and/or e-mail project ideas to: SPLOST@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, May 6: Low Cost Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic/Vaccine Clinic/Low Cost Dental Clinic at the Douglas County Animal Shelter
1755 County Services Road (next to the Cedar Mountain Landfill) - reservations required
Contact: Hosted by the Douglas County Humane Society 770.455.7077 info@projectcatsnip.com

Fridays and Saturdays: Alexander High School FFA Greenhouse Open for the Spring Season
Alexander HS - Open to the Public, Free Admission - available plants range from vegetable and flowering bedding plants to hanging baskets with prices starting at 50 cents
Open Fridays from 4 - 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday, May 6, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In featuring, "Gold"
Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, May 7: Saturday Seat Check Event - Appointments available with Spanish bilingual technician
Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Free Service but appointments are required - book on-line or call
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

Saturday, May 7, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Douglas County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale
Master Gardeners Greenhouse next to the Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - annual sale of plants (cash or checks only), including azaleas, angel trumpets, day lilies, irises, hydrangeas, rose campion, milk and wine crinum, white and orange ginger, hanging baskets, daisies, asters, and more!

Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Special Olympics Car Show
Old Bleakley RV Property, 6200 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - enter your vehicle and help support Douglas County Therapeutics Program for individuals with developmental disabilities
Contact: Tammy Gober 706.300.7248 mom_o_chris@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 7, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Folk Art Exhibit Opens at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art
Old Douglas County Courthouse, 6754 Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public 678.449.3939 info@douglascountymuseum.com

Saturday, May 7, 6:00 p.m.: Youth Business Tank
New Manchester High School, 4925 Ga Hwy 92/166 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - live studio audience and cast your vote for Young Entrepreneurs competing head-to-head on stage for cash and prizes

Sunday, May 8, 5:00 p.m.: West Side Winds in Concert
Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church, 3566 Veterans Memorial Parkway - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the West Side Winds and other are musicians 770.948.2126

Thursday, May 12 - Thursday, May 12: District 2 SPLOST Community Meetings
County District 2 Commissioner Kelly Robinson is hosting community meetings on the proposed SPLOST call and referendum throughout his District as follows:
  • Sweetwater/Parkside Communities: Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn
Free Admission, Open to the Public, Citizen Input Requested
Residents may attend the meeting of their choice (all meetings will have the same agenda) and/or e-mail project ideas to Commissioner Robinson.
Contact: Commissioner Kelly Robinson 770.920.7266 kgrobinson@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, May 13 - Saturday, May 14: Church-wide Yard Sale
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill/Dorsett Shoals Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public, with proceeds going to help single mothers and women in need in our community
Friday, 3 - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Contact: Lynn Roberts lroberts423@comcast.net

Saturday, May 14: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Tellus Science Museum
Monthly educational field trips to expand student's learning experiences. Activity, Transportation and Lunch included. Free for students on free/reduced lunch with paying adult; all others $25.
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: 3rd Annual Herb Emory Memorial Ride and Arts & Crafts Show
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Pavilion & Fred's BBQ House, 541 Thornton Road - $25 per bike, $10 per passenger (registrations benefit Toys for Tots) - Free Admission to Arts & Crafts (vendors wanted, registrations benefit Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy) 770.941.1155

Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Saturday Voting for the May 24th General Primary and Non-partisan Election
1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive

Saturday, May 14, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Concert on the Lawn featuring the JJ Weeks Band and 3 Local Bands
Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue - Free Admission, Open to the Public - food on the grill, games for the kids, bring your lawn chair -

Monday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 5, Chapel Hill Road/Central Church Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Worthan on any topic 770.920.7269 tworthan@co.douglas.ga.us

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Friday, May 6, 5:00 p.m.: Vacancies on the Board of Assessors and the Hospital Authority Board
If interesting in volunteering to serve, please submit a completed application to Lisa Watson, County Clerk by the stated deadline.

Monday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: Legislative Meeting
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public - Broadcast live on dctv23 (Channel 23 on Comcast & Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Televised live on dctv23 and simulcast live on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System

9030 Georgia Highway 5 at Gurley Road (next to Hunter Park)
P. O. Box 1077, Douglasville 30133 ~ 770.651.2000

Tuesday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 18: Half-Day High School Early Release
Thursday, May 19 - Friday, May 20: Half-Day Early Release, All Students
Friday, May 20: Last Student Day + Elementary School Report Cards

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce:
6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

Need a Job?: Check out the latest job listings at www.douglasjobs.com.

Thursday, May 12, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
City of Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - Free for Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon: Leadership Douglas Graduation
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - $20 for Members, $30 for Guests


Douglas County Happenings is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications & Community Relations as a public service to our citizens. Our e-mail list is not published or sold. Listings in Happenings are limited to events open to the general Public that involve government, not-for-profit or charitable events. Deadline for submittal is Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.