Douglas County Happenings

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

    Now Accepting Applications:


    Animal Control Field Supervisor (full-time), Animal Services
    Communications Officer Trainee (full-time), E-911
    Electrical Inspector (full-time), Building Inspections
    Traffic Operations Division Manager (full-time), DOT
    Certified Deputy Sheriff (full-time), Sheriff's Office
    Jailer I (full-time), Sheriff's Office
    Legal Staff Assistant (full-time), District Attorney
    Principal Appraiser Assistant (full-time), Appraisal Department
    Appraiser I, Personal Property (full-time), Appraisal Department
    Signing & Marking Tech I (full-time), DOT
    Summer Camp Counselor (part-time, temporary), Parks and Recreation
    Summer Camp Junior Counselor (part-time, temporary), Parks and Recreation
    Summer Camp Supervisor (part-time, temporary)
    Deputy Transportation Director (full-time), DOT
    Lifeguard (part-time), Aquatic Center
    Paramedic (full-time and part-time), Fire/EMS

    Job Descriptions and Application Form available at link below
    More information


  • Job Opportunities with the Water and Sewer Authority

    Now Accepting Applications:

    • Water Treatment Plant Operator
    • Part-time Customer Service Representative/Receptionist
    • Systems Security Officer
    Send resumes to Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1157, Douglasville, GA 30133; or complete an application at the WSA Offices, 8763 Hospital Drive.
    EOE, Drug Screen, Security/MVR Record Check Required
    More information


  • The Friday Night Drive-In featuring, "The Big Lift"

    Friday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:

    Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com


  • 7th year Church Anniversary Celebration

    Sunday, February 26, 2:30 p.m.:

    Powerlight Kingdom Centre, 2531 Bright Star Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Meal Served
    Contact Dawnette Ganiga at 404.789.6882 or
    Email Dawnette@caugan.com


  • City of Douglasville Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

    Monday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.:

    Police Department Community Room, 2083 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - hosted by Police Chief Gary Sparks and featuring End of Year Report and Use of Force Policy and Procedures


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  • Black Narratives: The Journey from Then to Now - a Black History Showcase

    Tuesday, February 28:

    Lithia Springs High School Auditorium, 2520 East County Line Road, Lithia Springs - $7 tickets, $3 students, $1 PTSA Members - Two separate programs at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. - featuring Mr. E. Roger Mitchell from BET's new series "The Quad" and other performances


  • Youth Art Month at the Cultural Arts Center Opening Reception

    Thursday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring art of students in the Douglas County School System as selected by their art teachers - on view through March 29
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.949.2787 or
    Email culturedirector@earthlink.net
    More information


  • Short Course in Beekeeping

    Saturday, March 4, 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    American Legion Post 145, 6449 Bankhead Highway - one-day fundamentals short course in beekeeping by certified/experienced beekeepers
    Contact John McDaniel, West Georgia Beekeepers at 404.441.5229 or
    Email johnmcda@bellsouth.net


  • New Manchester Elementary 10th annual Black Diamond Race

    Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.:

    2242 Old Lower River Road - $12 per person for ages 3 through adult - rain or shine event - please register at link below
    Dash for ages 4 & under; 1/4-mile for kindergarten boys & girls and for teachers & parents; 1/2-mile for 1st & 2nd grade boys & girls; 1-mile for 3rd, 4th, 5th & middle school boys & girls - runs occur at different times from 9:15 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
    Contact Coach Jessica Cantrell at 770.651.4478 or
    Email Jessica.Cantrell@douglas.k12.ga.us
    More information


  • Family Reunion Planning Workshop & Vendor Showcase

    Saturday, March 4, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Villa Rica Civic Center/V-Plex, 1605 Ga Hwy 61, Villa Rica - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Contact Sharon Dupont at 678.840.1440 or
    Email sdupont@villarica.org


  • a cappella afternoon concert by the Big Chicken Barbershop Chorus

    Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.:

    1st Presbyterian Church, 9190 Campbellton Street - $15 admission - proceeds benefiting the Cultural Arts Council - featuring the Fairplay Select Ensemble
    More information


  • Walking the Talk Listening Session with County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones

    Monday, March 6, 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.:

    Lithia Springs Library, 7100 Turner Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Dr. Jones on any subject
    Contact Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones at 770.920.7270 or
    Email rjacksonjones@co.douglas.ga.us


  • Youth Art Month Exhibit in the Courthouse Art Gallery

    Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 29:

    3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Open any time the Courthouse is open - featuring art of students in the Douglas County School System as selected by their art teachers
    Opening Popcorn Reception: March 7th, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
    Contact Wes Tallon, Director of Communications & Community Relations at 770.920.7593 or
    Email wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Car Seat Safety Checks

    Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.:

    Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Appointments are required by calling listed phone number.
    Contact Lin Snowe, Safe Kids Douglas County at 770.949.5155 or
    Email lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov
    More information


  • Beyond the Front Porch Field Trip to the SAM Shortline Railroad

    Saturday, March 11:

    Educational field trip includes a ride in 1949 vintage train cars, a visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, sample peanut butter treats and more - Activity, transportation & lunch is free for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Advance registration required.
    Contact Kascia Lipford at 404.408.6448 or
    Email info@beyondthefrontporch.org
    More information


  • Denim & Diamonds Ball

    Saturday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.:

    Legacy Lookout, Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club - proceeds benefit CASA, the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club, and the Douglas County Public Education Trust - $100 per person includes dinner, dancing, live music, silent auction and entertainment
    Email DenimAndDiamondCharities@gmail.com


  • Daylight Saving Time Begins

    Sunday, March 12, 2:00 a.m.:

    Spring Ahead! Set your clocks ahead one hour and change the batteries in your smoke alarm!


  • Douglas County Chamber Singers Spring Concert

    Friday, March 17, 8:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, Prestley Mill Road @ Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring selections from Broadway musicals & movies, including soprano Brenda Turner and pianist Bill Callaway


  • Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Cultural Arts Center

    Saturday, March 18, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.:

    8652 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, $10 per participant
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.949.2787 or
    Email culturedirector@earthlink.net
    More information


  • 2017 Botanical Boogie 5K/1-mile Fun Run

    Saturday, March 18, 11:30 a.m.:

    Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road, Villa Rica - $20 adults, $15 children
    Contact Junior League of Douglas County at
    Email botanicalboogie@gmail.com
    More information


Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000
Televised live on dctv23 and simulcast live on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

  • Work Session

    Monday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.:

    Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public


  • Legislative Meeting

    Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.:

    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


Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System

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

  • School system calendar

  • Half Day Early Release for All Students

    Wednesday, March 15:


  • Report Cards for Elementary and Middle School Students - Progress Reports for High School Students

    Friday, March 17:


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Georgia Power Business4Breakfast: Jones Wynn Funeral Home, Midway Road

    Thursday, March 9, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.:

    Free for Members, $20 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.