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Now Accepting Applications: Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

Certified Deputy Sheriff (full-time)
Deputy Transportation Director (full-time)
Jailer I (full-time)
Lifeguard (part-time)
Paramedic (full-time)
Paramedic (part-time)
Applications are available via the link below. Full job descriptions, requirements, starting salaries, and other information are available on the Personnel/Human Resources page of the County web site at www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com. Applications may be e-mailed to the address listed below or mailed to Douglas County Human Resources, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134. 770.920.7264 hrpersonnel@co.douglas.ga.us

Accepting Application: Consumer Security Services, Inc. Seeking Employees
Douglasville-based commercial and residential security contractor is looking for sales and service for fire alarms, burglar alarms, access control, CCTV surveillance. Experience preferred but willing to train positive, motivated, hard-working candidates
Contact: Greg Lamb wglamb@cssga.com

Visit Your Library: Storytimes at the Libraries of Douglas County
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5
Wee Little Readers Baby Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Pre-school Storytime: Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive
Toddler Storytime: Mondays @ 10:30 a.m.
Pre-school Storytime: Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Baby Bookworms Baby Storytime: Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.

Lithia Springs Library, 7100 Turner Drive
Pre-school Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Library Crawlers Baby Storytime: Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Job Openings: Graphic Designers for Chapel Hill News & Views
Requirements: proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and InDesign); 2+ years graphic design experience; ability to work quickly & meet deadlines; must own a computer, have high-speed Internet with Adobe software; good spelling/grammar skills
Benefits: work from home; competitive hourly pay; flexible hours
Contact: Tim Collins 678.840.8604 tim@chapelhillnews.net

Thursday, September 29: West Georgia Tech Offers Help to Former ITT Tech Students
WGTC Campus, 4600 Timber Ridge Drive - Free Admission to Open Houses from 9 - 11 a.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. for displaced students from ITT Tech which closed its doors earlier this month. WGTC will help former ITT Tech students to complete their degree, diploma or certificate programs, and see which credits may transfer and what financial aid may be available to them.
Contact: Janierro Hailey, Coordinator 770.947.7223 janierro.hailey@westgatech.edu

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.: Opportunity School District Panel
Douglas County High School - Open to the Public, Free Admission - panel discussion on Amendment #1 on the November ballot concerning failing public schools
Contact: Douglas County Council PTA Laquetta.Peters@gmail.com

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2: St. Andrews Community Yard Sale
Begin at the Clubhouse, 8799 Edinburgh Drive, Winston - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Friday & Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Contact: Brandy Martin kl770.851.3194 brandymartin96@gmail.com

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1: Art Walk and Music & Arts on the Plaza
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public, with registration proceeds benefitting Beyond the Front Porch
Art Walk: Friday, 6 - 10 p.m. through downtown
All Day Festival: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. featuring music, art, artist demonstrations, food, and hands-on activities for all ages
Contact: Vonda Thorpe, TA Productions royalaccents@yahoo.com

Friday, September 30, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Chapel Hill Elementary School Fall Festival
at the school, 4433 Coursey Lake Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - booths available at $25
Contact: Sharley Long ptacheetahs@gmail.com

Friday, September 30, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In Movie: "On the Town" starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett and Ann Miller - a true Hollywood classic!
Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, October 1, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Holly Springs Estates Community Yard Sale
Open to the Public, Free Admission - furniture, exercise equipment, home accessories, motorcycle helmets/gear, appliances, books, clothes, furniture and more

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Rockets! An Interactive STEM Event
Mercer University, Douglas Academic Regional Center, Blairs Bridge Road at Thornton Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Participants learn about the history and principles of rocketry. While performing hands-on activities, participants will also learn about Hero Engines, parachutes and surface area, altitude tracking, and Newton's Laws Of Motion. Learners can also build four types of rockets and will watch launches of large rockets as well as launch their own.
Contact: Yunice Patrick 678.557.4230 yjpatrick@jjsplayhouse.org

Saturday, October 1 - Monday, October 31, 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Pumpkin Patch
Midway United Methodist Church, 1950 Midway Road - Great place to come and pick from a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds. Awesome place for children to run and play. Take family photos. Free Storytime Saturday Nights with roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Family fun! Groups welcome. Field trip packages available Handicapped accessible - Contact Teresa for more information or to schedule your group to come.
Contact: Teresa Morris 678.755.1772 midwayasp@gmail.com

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Coffee & Conversation with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
The Barber & Beauty Salon, 6410 Fairburn Road, Suite F - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Commissioner Mitchell brings the coffee; you provide the conversation 770,920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, October 1, 6:00 p.m.: Family Movie Night: Disney's "Inside Out"
Lithia Springs United Methodist Church, 3711 Temple Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public, inside the Church Fellowship Hall - Dinner also available for $8 per person, $15 for two people, $20 max for a family (pork loin sandwich, baked beans, corn on the cob, drinks, dessert) 770.855.6910

Saturday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.: Purple Ribbon Gala to Benefit the S.H.A.R.E. House
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - $125 per person, $200 per couple - tickets available on Eventbrite - comedian, music & dancing, and silent auction

Tuesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.: Safe Kids Douglas County Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Tuesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 19th
Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road
by appointment only
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 Lin.Snowe@dph.ga.gov

Tuesday, October 4, 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.: Military Genealogy Class
Douglas County Library, Selman Drive - Open to the Public, Free Admission - learn how to search military web sites to obtain copies of records and photos, and how to research our Special Collections room
Contact: Jane Ballou 770.920.7125

Tuesday, October 4, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Gardens" - October Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Art Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Opening Reception with light refreshments - on view through October 27
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Thursday, October 6, 12:00 p.m.: Chapel Hill High School Baseball Fundraising Golf Tournament
Chapel Hill Golf Club - $100 per person - 12 noon registration + lunch with 1 p.m. shotgun start - proceeds go to make improvements to the baseball field and complex
Contact: Coach Alan Adair 770.651.6282 alan.adair@douglas.k12.ga.us

Thursday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: "Douglasville Celebrates Photography" Exhibit Opens at the Cultural Arts Council
8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Opening Reception with light refreshments - on view through November 17th
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787

Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8: Grande Point Subdivision Community Wide Yard Sale
Tyree Road/Ga Hwy 166 (Google to 9515 Grande Drive, Winston) - Open to the Public, Free Admission
Contact: Dyan Richardson 770.942.8054

Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8, 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: The Falls at Mason Creek Neighborhood Sale
Open to the Public, Free Admission

Saturday, October 8: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to the Delta Flight 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, October 8, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Murphy's 5K Fun Run to Benefit the DANNY Center
DANNY Center, Spring Street, downtown Douglasville - 5K goes through the streets of Douglasville and begins & ends at the Center - DANNY Center is a non-profit that collaborates with Douglas County Juvenile Programs Administration to provide alternatives for at-risk youth
Contact: Jessica Richardson 770.577.3020 marketing@murphylawyer.com

Saturday, October 8, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Homes for Heroes Bike Ride and Music Festival
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, 501 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Bike Ride: $20 per bike with kick stands up at 10:30 a.m. - Afternoon Music, Vendors, Auctions, Raffles - 100% of proceeds go to Homes for Heroes
Contact: Theresa Samples 678.270.7224

Saturday, October 8, 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Exodus Ranch Fall Festival
Open to the Public - $6 per person, Foster Kids free
2280 Pine Drive - pony rides, paint-a-pony, entertainment, carnival-type games, horse demos, classic cars, and fun for the whole family - proceeds benefit the XR Equine Mentoring program for Foster Children struggling with PTSD and other issues exodusranch@hotmail.com

Tuesday, October 11: Deadline to Register to Vote in the November General Election for New Voters
Deadline for All Name and Address Changes for Existing Registered Voters

Voter Registration Office, 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
or on-line at link below

Tuesday, October 11, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.: LINKFest Resource Fair
Deer Lick Park Gymnasium, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - annual fair that connects families to community resources: agencies, providers, non-profits, schools and more
Contact: jhopson@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: "Building Community Trust" - Douglasville Police Department Community Meeting
Police Department HQ, 2083 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - topics include traffic stops, use of force, officer-involved shootings, crime/holiday safety tips, fire safety/prevention, and more
Contact: Tammy Jewell jewellt@douglasvillega.gov

Thursday, October 13, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Book Signing - "Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts" by Dot Padgett
Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - books on sale at the event 770.949.2787

Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.: Foster Field Day Showing Foster Children We Care
Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - car show ($20 entry), craft show ($50 entry), food, raffles, games with profits to the foster families in Douglas County - volunteers wanted!
Contact: Emily Brady 404.319.0657 EmilyBrady21@iCloud.com

Saturday, October 15, 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Family ArtVenture features Michael Levine Concert
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - performing songs and stories to inspire all ages
Contact: Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville-Douglas County 770.949.2787 cultureom@earthlink.net

Sunday, October 16, 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Cougar Crazy Mad Dash
Alexander High School - age-appropriate length runs all afternoon in age divisions - while waiting, all runners can play fun soccer games with the Cougars or do the Cougar Soccer Circuit and the PK Challenge to test their skills or learn new ones - $16 per runner - register on-line
Contact: AHS Boys Soccer

Monday, October 17 - Friday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Advance Voting for the November General Election
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, 1st floor - weekdays

Monday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 10, West Church Street, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Worthan on any topic 770.920.7269 tworthan@co.douglas.ga.us

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.: S.H.A.R.E. House Annual Candlelight Vigil
Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue - Free Admission, Open to the Public - to increase awareness of family violence

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

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

Tuesday, October 4, 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

Monday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 11: Fall Break for Students and Staff
Friday, October 14: Report Cards for Elementary and Middle School Students
Progress Reports for High School Students

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, October 13, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Crossroads Church, 5960 Stewart Parkway - Free for Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, October 18, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon: Heroes Luncheon recognizing Douglas County's Public Safety Employees
Centre at Arbor Connection, 7475 Douglas Boulevard - $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.