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Now Accepting Applications - Employment Openings with Douglas County Government
Transportation Engineer, Douglas County DOT, full-time, $58,980 annual salary + benefits - application deadline, 4 p.m., Friday, May 29th

Development Control Manager/Assistant County Engineer, full-time, $61930 annual salary + benefits - requires BSCE, Professional Engineer license, and 5 years experience - application deadline, 4 p.m., Friday, May 29th

Communications Officer Trainee, Sheriff's Office, full-time, $31,489 annual salary + benefits - must be able to type 35 wpm, must get State certification as a POST communications officer within 12 months - application deadline: Friday, May 29th

All positions require a completed County application available in the Personnel Office, 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, or downloadable from the Personnel Department page of the County web site. Resumes without a completed application will not be considered.

Full position descriptions available from the Personnel Department web page at the link below.

Job Openings: Polar Temp Ice Merchandisers - Manufacturing Assemblers and Welder
7885 - 1st Flags Drive, Lithia Springs - Apply in Person Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -
Manufacturing Assembler: $8 an hour - Must be able to read a standard tape measure and able to work 40+ hours per week

Welder: must be proficient in MIG welding steel, aluminum and stainless steel - experience in metal fabrication wanted, some CNC experience wanted 770.819.1100 resumes@secooler.com

Employment Opportunity: Communications Coordinator, Douglas County Chamber
full-time position assisting with all marketing and communications, including membership, programs, events, Chamber Foundation, and internal communications - salary + benefits
Please submit with cover letter and resume by 5 p.m., May 29th.
Contact: Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce ray@douglascountygeorgia.com

Friday, May 22, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In Movie on dctv23: "The Big Lift" starring Montgomery Clift
Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, May 23 - Saturday, May 30, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Pet Adoptions from the Douglas County Animal Shelter
Saturday, May 23rd: Freewheeling, 6408 Fairburn Road
Saturday, May 30th: Ben's Antique Mall, 9552 Highway 5
Open to the Public, Free Admission, On-site Pet Adoptions of Animals from the Shelter

Saturday, May 23, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Cars for Cubs - Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
Lithia Springs United Methodist Church, 3711 Temple Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public, benefiting Cub Scout Pack 950 - concessions, first responder vehicle showcase, vendors, DJ and more - call to enter or to be a vendor
Contact: Melissa Torres 404.661.3119 melissaortiztorres03@gmail.com

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Programs
9 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Eternal Flame, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public, Free Admission
11 a.m., "Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue" Program, Sunrise Memorial Gardens, 3721 Bankhead Highway - Free Admission, Open to the Public
3 p.m., Moment of Silence, Whitney-Garner at Rosehaven/City Cemetery

Tuesday, May 26, 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: Burnett Elementary School's "Kindergarten Expedition" for Incoming Students
8277 Connally Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - for parents and incoming kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year
Contact: Valerie Shaw 770.651.3539 Valerie.Shaw@douglas.k12.ga.us

Friday, May 29 - Saturday, May 30, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Church-wide Yard Sale at Bright Star United Methodist Church
3715 Bright Star Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.949.2555

Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: 2nd Annual Herb Emory Memorial Ride and Community Marketplace/Arts & Crafts Show
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Pavilion/Fred's Bar-B-Q, 541 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - Open to the Public, Free Admission
$25 per bike + $10 per passenger for Ride with proceeds to Toys for Tots
$30 vendor registration fee with proceeds to Ferst Foundation - Douglas County - for childhood literacy 770.941.1155 (ride) and 770.920.7593 (Marketplace)

Saturday, May 30, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Spring Into Action Health and Fitness Event at Gold's Gym
8741 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Get your kids moving with tennis, relay races, and fitness competitions in an effort to promote health and physical fitness.
Contact: Peter Freeman 770.990.8034

Sunday, May 31, 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Kicking Addiction Co-Ed Kickball Tournament to Benefit the Nichols Center
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - $200 per team (minimum 10 players), 5:5 ratio - pre-registration includes free recovery t-shirt
Contact: Tara Nichols 678.634.8989 nicholscenter.recovery@gmail.com

Sunday, May 31, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Open House introducing the newly renovated Hightower Funeral Home, Chapel and Portico
7034 Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Light Refreshments

Sunday, May 31, 5:00 p.m.: Concert featuring "International Songbird" Ms. Myrna Clayton, the 24-piece West Side Winds Jazz Orchestra, The Infinite Sound Family, and the Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Celebration Choir
Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church, 3566 Veterans Memorial Highway - $15 Tickets available at the door, or through the web site listed below - Open to the Public
Contact: Asa Music Production 770.948.2126

Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.: Highway 166 Community Choices Public Meeting
South Douglas Elementary School, 8299 Highway 166 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - follow signage to the cafeteria - Join the conversation with the Atlanta Regional Commission and Douglas County Planning and Zoning concerning the Hwy 166 Corridor Study.
Contact: Tracy Rye, Douglas County Planning and Zoning 678.838.2060 trye@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, June 2: "French Twist" - June Exhibit in the Courthouse Art Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the talents of Douglas County residents on anything French and fabulous to accompany the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival and the Ooh, La, La! flower show
June 4th Opening Reception - On exhibit through June 30th
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.: Safe Kids Douglas Child Safety Seat Inspections
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard - free service, but RSVPs are required
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

Thursday, June 4, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: "Floral Festivities Invitational Exhibit" - June Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Council
8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - to accompany the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival - on view through June
Opening Reception - June 4th
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Saturday, June 6: Super Saturday Carnival to Kick Off Summer Programs at the Libraries of Douglas County
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Dog River Library
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Douglas County Library
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Lithia Springs Library
Join in the fun and learn about programs at the library for all ages all summer long!
Contact: Lindy Moore, County Librarian 770.920.7125 lindy@wgrl.net

Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 7: Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival
Artists', Farmers', Flower, Home and Garden Markets: Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Free Admission

Garden Tours Featuring Nationally Recognized Private Gardens: Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Various Locations, $25 per person, tickets available at the Douglas County Courthouse

Miniature Gardens in Wheelbarrows: Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Old Douglas County Courthouse, 6754 Broad Street, Free Admission

Design Gardens and Butterfly Garden (Cultural Arts Council), Vegetable Garden with Scarecrow Exhibit (Douglas Public Health), Rose Garden and Quilt Exhibit (Woodie Fite Senior Center): Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Free Admission

"Chalk it up to Beautiful Gardens" sidewalk chalk art creations and "Flower Pot Festivities" children's flower pot decorating activity: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street, $5 per person per activity

"Ooh, La, La!" Standard Flower Show featuring 500 horticultural entries in flowers, trees, shrubs, and related categories, Table Design, and Artistic Crafts Competition: Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Free Admission

Tara Dillard - Beautiful, Easy Landscapes - Garden Design Presentation: Saturday, 2 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, $10 admission at the door

"The Hydrangea Run" 5K Race: Sunday, 6:30 a.m. registration, 7 a.m. 5K through the decorated streets of Douglasville, run starts and ends at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, $30 entry

"The Arts Scene in Paris" lecture by Dr. Lisa Street: Sunday, 1 p.m., Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street, $10 at the door
Contact: Douglas County Tourism and History Commission 770.949.4090 douglascountymuseum@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: West Georgia Tech "Friends and Family Day"
Douglas Campus, 4600 Timber Ridge Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Come tour the campus and get to know us! Hot dogs, sno-cones, giveaways, karaoke and more! admissions@westgatech.eu

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Coffee and Conversation with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
Island Bar and Grill, 6650 Broad Street - Open to the Public, Free Admission - conversations with Commissioner Mitchell on any topic 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us

Sunday, June 7 - Friday, June 12, 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: Children's Summer Camp
Westview Baptist Church, 5901 Highway 5 - Free Admission, Ages 3 years through completed 5th grades only - songs, games, snacks, lessons

Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11: Summer Soccer Camp at Alexander High School
5 - 7 p.m. for grades K - 2 ($55 per child) - 7 - 9:30 p.m. for grades 3 - 7 ($65 per child) - featuring basic technique and agility training for players to learn, improve or sharpen new or existing skills by the Alexander HS soccer coaching staff
Contact: Dr. Jose Cuellar, AHS 770.851.4665 jose.cuellar@douglas.k12.ga.us

Monday, June 8 - Saturday, June 27: Pottery Camp and Youth Performing Arts Camp at Bright Star United Methodist Church
June 8 - 11 Pottery Camp - $40 per child, morning and afternoon camps available
June 15 - 27 Performing Arts Camp - $175 per child, 6th grade through graduating seniors 770.949.2555

Monday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.: American Legion Post 145 Golf Tournament
St. Andrews Golf and Country Club - 4-man teams with proceeds to benefit Boy's State and Post 145 Veterans' projects - Open to the Public - $50 per player
Contact: Ghost Clayton 770.949.2632

Thursday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Jobs Fair for Manufacturing Positions at RockTenn
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Open to the Public, Free Admission

Line Leaders: responsible for the leadership of assembly production lines including quotas, quality, inventory and overall efficiency

Quality Auditors: hourly line checks, verify incoming/outgoing shipments; computer & paperwork

Maintenance Technicians: routine, preventive and emergency maintenance repairs/services on equipment; installation of new equipment; troubleshooting equipment problems; utilization of diagrams, schematics, manuals (w years production or related experience required)

Forklift Drivers: supplying production lines, loading or unloading trucks, using RF scanners and paperwork (minimum 2 years forklift experience required)

$12 per hour with shift differential; all positions have overtime opportunities - great benefit package after 2 months of employment - requires a high school diploma or GED 5182hiring@rocktenn.com

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day - County Offices Closed - Douglas County E911, Douglas County Fire/EMS, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department will be open to protect and serve our residents.

Monday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, June 2, 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) 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

Thursday, May 21 - Friday, May 22: Half-Day Early Release, All Students
Friday, May 22: Last Day of School for All Students
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Holiday: All Schools Closed

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 28, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Comcast Business After Hours
The Centre at Arbor Connection - Annual Chamber Raffle - Free for Members $20 for Guests

Thursday, June 11, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Autobuffs Express Car Wash - Free for Chamber 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.