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Now Accepting Applications - Employment Openings with Douglas County Government

Maintenance Technician I, Property Management, full-time, $25,734 annual salary + benefits - requires high school diploma/GED, 2 years professional work experience, knowledge of building and construction principles, basic business math, 21 years of age - application deadline: 4 p.m., August 28th

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. AA/EOE/ADA/Veterans Preference

Register Now: Free Computer Classes at the Dog River Library
5100 Ga Hwy 5 - Please register!
Intro to Computers: August 31
E-mail Basics 1: September 21
E-mail Basics 2: October 5
ancestry.com: October 10
and more classes through the end of the year! 770.577.5186

September: Safe Kids Douglas County Child Safety Seat Inspections
Wednesdays, September 2nd and 16th: Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Please call for an appointment (required).
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

Tuesday, September 1, 7:30 a.m.: Partners in Education Kickoff Breakfast
GreyStone Power Auditorium, 4040 Bankhead Highway - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Please RSVP - "On the Road to PIE Success with Heart, Brains, and Courage" Be a partner with a Douglas County School for 2015-16 and make a difference! 770.651.2037 partners@douglas.k12.ga.us

Tuesday, September 1, 1:00 p.m.: Plugging Homeschoolers into the Library: Available Electronic Resources
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Children's programming at the same time so that parents will not be distracted - Learn about library resources available to homeschool parents.
Contact: Ms. K 770.920.7125

Wednesday, September 2, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Awareness Information Session
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Light Refreshments Provided
Contact: Jane 770.920.7125

Friday, September 4, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods on Main
Downtown Douglasville - Cruise-in, Games, Music, Prizes - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: April McKown, Main Street Manager 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasville.com

Saturday, September 5, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Fall Season for Douglas County Challengers Baseball for Special Needs Children
Beulah Ruritan Park, 3655 McKown Road - Fall Season begins September 5th and team will play every Saturday morning in September & October from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. The team is for special needs children 6 - 21 years of. There is no registration fee nor cost to parents. Parents can register their children at any time during the season by contacting Coach Troglin. Volunteers are also welcome for cheering and encouragement.
Contact: Coach Philip Troglin 770.941.2209 DCChallengers@aol.com

Saturday, September 5, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Pine Mountain Gold Museum Gold Rush Festival
1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Join us as we celebrate our golden history with pioneer dress, demonstrations, craft vendors, entertainment, and more!
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455 lshaw@villarica.org

Monday, September 7: Labor Day Parade and BBQ
Parade proceeds along Church Street from Fairburn Road to Rose Avenue beginning at 10 a.m., and is sponsored by the Sweetwater Shrine Club. BBQ is held in Hunter Park after the parade and is sponsored by Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. Free Admission, Open to the Public. To participate in the parade, use the contact below:
Contact: Joe Miller 470.262.5084 joemiller3555@bellsouth.net

Friday, September 11 - Saturday, September 12: Fall Children's Consignment Sale
Bright Star United Methodist Church, 3715 Bright Star Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - great bargains on children's clothing, toys, furniture, shoes, books and more! Most items 1/2 price on Saturday. Consignors wanted.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 770.949.2555

Friday, September 11, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: 9/11 Blood Drive for the American Red Cross
Lithia Springs Walmart, 1971 Thornton Road - Please give!

Friday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.: Free Family Movie Night: Frozen
Bright Star United Methodist Church, 3715 Bright Star Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Bring your own seating, blankets, pillows, etc. Concessions available for purchase. 770.949.2555

Saturday, September 12: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Zoo Atlanta
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, September 12, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Greythorne HOA Fall Community-Wide Yard Sale
3139 Thorneridge Trail - Open to the Public, Free Admission - Rain or Shine - Furniture, Clothes, Housewares, and More!

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.: Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Douglas County Challengers Special Needs Baseball Team
$10 per rider/$5 per backseat - Ride begins at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Thornton Road, Lithia Springs at 9 a.m. and will go to Beulah Ruritan Park to watch a Challenger ball game before going back to Harley-Davidson for food, music and fun. All proceeds benefit the team. Sponsored by US Military Vets Motorcycle Club Atlanta
Contact: Frog 770.941.2209

Sunday, September 13, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: 4th Annual NOVAS Invitational Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Council - Opening Reception
8652 Campbellton Street - On Exhibit through September 30th - Open to the Public, Free Admission
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Sunday, September 13, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Jazz on the Green Celebrate Life Benefit Outdoor Concert Event
Tributary at New Manchester Founders Park, 3270 Darby Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Event proceeds to benefit the Polite family of Lithia Springs - Featuring Musical Guest Robin Latimore

Saturday, September 19: Walk for Life and Silent Auction to benefit PRC Medical
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Come walk around downtown and enjoy family fun while helping increase awareness of the sanctity of life. Sponsored walkers raise funds for PRC Medical, allowing free services to women and families in making life-affirming choices.
9 a.m. Registration - 10 a.m. Walk
Contact: Dawn Brown 770.920.1000

Saturday, September 19, 11:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
September Saturdays Festival at the Douglas County Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Stop by Chairman Worthan's tent during the festival and sit a spell! 770.920.7269 tworthan@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, September 19, 11:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.: September Saturdays Festival: Family Day + School Expo + Community Uniting to Bring Services (CUBS)
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Features, Open to the Public

Celebrating everyone who makes up the Douglas County Family and presenting an opportunity to meet and greet old friends, and make new ones!

Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors & exhibitors - Food Court - Free Train Ride - Free Carnival Ride - Free Children's Play Area with inflatables - Free Concerts & Programs every 30 minutes - Free Computerized Child ID Program - Free Confidential HIV Testing - Free 8 p.m. Outdoor Movie Under the Stars (bring seating): Disney's Cinderella (2015) - Free Rock Climbing Wall - and lots more!

School Expo: Every Douglas County Public School has been invited to host a tent to show off their school and its programs, and maybe raise funds for a special school project!

CUBS are State and Local agencies and other programs letting you know how they can help with your daily life!

It's all about community! Come be a part!
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Concert on the Plaza: Havana Son, Latin Music
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Bring your own seating
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, August 31, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, September 1, 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

Monday, September 7: Labor Day: Courthouse and County Buildings Closed
Douglas County Fire/EMS, Douglas County E-911, and Douglas County Sheriff's Office will be open, as always, to protect and serve our residents.

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, September 7: Labor Day Holiday: All Schools and Central Office Closed
Wednesday, September 9: Progress Reports: Elementary and Middle School
Tuesday, September 22: 1/2 Day Early Release for All Students; 1/2 Day Professional Learning

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, September 3, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Church at Chapel Hill - Free for Members, $20 Guests

Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon: United Way Kick-Off
GreyStone Power Auditorium, 4040 Bankhead Highway - $20 for Chamber Members with RSVP, $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.