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AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED 2020 DRAFT BUDGET

The County Administrator along with Finance Staff will present the Board of Commissioners of Douglas County with a Proposed...

SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORY

With an arctic cold front moving in, Douglas County will open a warning center at the First United Methodist Church in...

2019 CITY OF DOUGLASVILLE & CITY OF VILLA RICA ELECTION RESULTS (OFFICIAL& Complete)

Douglasville, Georgia – Polls are now closed and in Douglas County, Ga. voters in the City of Douglasville and the City...

20th ANNUAL DOUGLAS COUNTY VETERANS DAY LIGHTED PARADE NOW ACCEPTING ENTRY APPLICATIONS

The annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade, titled "The Parade with a Purpose," will make its way again through...

ANIMAL SERVICES HOLIDAY WREATH AUCTION

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Animal Services is hosting "A Home for the Holidays" Wreath Auction for this holiday season....

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT REMINDS US WHEN WE CHANGE OUR CLOCKS, CHANGE OUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

Douglasville, GA - It's that time of year again when we "Fall Back" from Daylight Savings Time. This is also a good time...

CONNECT DOUGLAS OFFERING CLASSES TO UNDERSTAND SERVICES PROVIDED

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners' new Connect Douglas fixed route and paratransit bus services...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS 2019 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Douglasville, Georgia- Registration is now open for Operation Christmas 2019. Children enrolled within Douglas County Schools...

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE ON HIGHWAY 5

Douglasville, GA - The Public Services of the City of Douglasville would like to notify the public that the Douglasville-Douglas...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE

Please see attached document for full details.

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC UNVEILS BRAND NEW MONUMENT ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BOARD

Douglasville, Georgia – The Douglas County Communications & Community Relations Department through the Board of Commissioners...

2019 City of Douglasville/City of Villa Rica Election

2019 City of Douglasville/City of Villa Rica Municipal Election will be November 5, 2019. The following will be the only...

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE GOES PINK!

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will carry pink handcuffs...

CONNECT DOUGLAS DIRECTOR SHARES SERVICE UPDATES

Douglasville, GA - The new Connect Douglas bus service is off to a good start. Since launching on June 20, 2019, the service...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC DECLARES OCTOBER COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Chairman and Board of Commissioners proclaimed the month of October as Community Planning...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC PROCLAIMS NOVEMBER 3RD RETIRED EDUCATORS DAY

Douglasville, GA - The Governor of the State of Georgia proclaimed the day of Sunday, November 3, 2019 as Retired Educators...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC DECLARES OCTOBER 6TH - 12TH FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Chairman and Board of Commissioners proclaimed the week of October 6-12, 2019 as Fire...

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DECLARE SEPTEMBER 22ND AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S DAY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Chairman and Board of Commissioners proclaimed September 22, 2019 as American Business...

DOUGLAS COUNTY EXTENDS OUTDOOR BURNING BAN INDEFINITELY BECAUSE OF HIGH FIRE DANGER

Douglasville, Georgia – The Douglas County Fire and EMS Department has extended the outdoor burning ban indefinitely due...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Douglasville, GA -- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amending Article 2...

ATLANTA-REGION TRANSIT LINK AUTHORITY COMING TO DOUGLAS COUNTY FOR INTERACTIVE SESSION

Douglasville, GA - Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) will be holding ten community engagement sessions entitled...

CALENDAR ART CONTEST TO HIGHLIGHT DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUNG ARTISTS

Douglas County School System and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Partner for 2nd Annual Calendar Art Competition ...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER DEADLY CRASH

Douglasville, GA - Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners has released the following...

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: INTERSTATE 20 WEST BOUND LANES REOPEN AFTER HIGHWAY CRASH

Douglasville, GA - Motor vehicle traffic traveling on the westbound lanes of Interstate 20, one mile east of Highway 92...

MOVIE ACTOR VISITS WITH CHAIRMAN JONES & COMMISSIONER GUIDER

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider...

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES TO HOST HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

Douglasville, GA - In observance of National Senior Center Month and National Fall Prevention Week, Douglas County Senior...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Douglasville, Georgia - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Douglasville, Georgia - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase the 2019 property...

DOUGLAS COUNTY EMPLOYEE DANCING WITH THE STARS OF LOVING ARMS CANCER OUTREACH EVENT

Douglasville, GA- Homegrown Douglas County native TJ Jaglinski, who serves as the Assistant Communications Director and...

DOUGLAS COUNTY RECEIVES FAVORABLE LANDFILL REPORT

Douglasville, Georgia - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners received word that the Douglas County Cedar Mountain...

DOUGLAS COUNTY NAMES NEW GOVERNMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR

Douglasville, GA - Just two weeks after being honored and recognized for his heroic acts during service in Afghanistan at...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC NAMES NEW ASSISTANT FINANCE DIRECTOR

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announce the promotion of Sabrina Cogburn to become the next...

RAMP CLOSURES ON I-20 WB IN DOUGLAS CO THIS WEEK

Expect traffic delays... ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will continue lane closures on I-20...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC HIRES NEW JUVENILE PROGRAM SERVICES DIRECTOR

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on July 23 to appoint Jennifer King as the...

POST ROAD BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT COMPLETION DATE EXTENDED

ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors have extended the bridge rehabilitation activities on...

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS MAKING NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES FOR HEARTFELT MOMENT

Douglasville, Georgia – Douglas County Firefighter/AEMT Spencer Caradine has released the following statement after recent...

DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUTH COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Department of External Affairs is now accepting applications from high school sophomores...

DOUGLAS COUNTY MOURNS THE LOSS OF COMMISSIONER MITCHELL'S MOTHER

Douglasville, GA - Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners announce the passing of Mrs. Louise...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC HIRES NEW SENIOR SERVICES DIRECTOR

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to announce the hiring of Dr. Konswella Gilchrist...

OVERNIGHT, DAYTIME LANE CLOSURES ON I-20 FOR RESURFACING THIS WEEKEND

Expect traffic delays... ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will continue lane closures on I-20...

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES CLOSED BECAUSE OF CLEANING

Douglasville, GA – Douglas County Senior Services Department will be closed on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, and Wednesday,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY WELCOMES STITCH FIX TO OPEN NEW FACILITY, CREATING OVER 900 JOBS

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Stitch Fix, the leading online personal styling service, will...

CONNECT DOUGLAS BUS SERVICE COMPLETES FIRST WEEK

Douglasville, GA - The new Connect Douglas fixed route and paratransit bus service experienced a good first week since its...

WATER SAFETY TOOLKIT FROM CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA

It's Summer time and one of the most important things as people begin to enjoy fun times in the water. The Children's Healthcar...

DOUGLAS COUNTY WEBSITE SURVEY NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Programming Committee of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to invite you to take a survey of what...

NEARLY 10 TONS OF PAPER SHREDDED AT THE 2019 GREAT DOUGLAS COUNTY SHREDDING EVENT

Douglasville, GA - The Great Douglas County Shredding Event sponsored by the Douglas County Communications & Community Relations...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC LAUNCHES NEW FIXED BUS ROUTE SERVICE

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Transportation Department through the Board of Commissioners launched Connect Douglas...

JUNE PUBLIC FORUMS FOR THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER GREENWAY

The Douglas County Planning and Zoning Board invites you to a study that is examining the Chattahoochee River from Buford...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC & GOOGLE ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT OF FREE WI-FI ON CONNECT DOUGLAS BUSES

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Communications & Community Relations Department through the Board of Commissioners...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC CHAIR RECOGNIZES DOUGLASVILLE STUDENT FOR EAGLE SCOUT ACHIEVEMENT

Douglasville, GA - On June 11, 2019, Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones presented Boy Scout Luke...

CONNECT DOUGLAS SELLS FIRST TICKET ORDER

Douglasville, GA - Connect Douglas has sold more than $3,700 dollars' worth of tickets already after Douglas County Felony...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR'S NEXT LISTENING SESSION SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 10, 2019

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones' next "Walking The Talk Listening Session" for...

DOUGLAS COUNTY, CITY OF DOUGLASVILLE, AND CITY OF VILLA RICA KICK OFF 2020 CENSUS EVENT

Douglasville, GA - More than three dozen people including staff, officials and members of the public from Douglas County,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENIORS CELEBRATE 40TH ANNUAL PICNIC BLAST!

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Senior Services staff & volunteers spearheaded a red carpet special occasion sponsored...

OVERNIGHT, DAYTIME LANE CLOSURES ON I-20 WESTBOUND IN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOR RESURFACING

Motorists should expect traffic delays... WHAT: Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will close two westbound...

DOUGLAS COUNTY RELEASES ITS 2019 EDITION OF 'FACTS & FIGURES'

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County's 2019 edition of the annual 'facts & figures' booklet, titled this year "Telling the...

CONNECT DOUGLAS FIXED ROUTE BUS SERVICE SET TO LAUNCH JUNE 20TH 2019

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted today 5-0 to accept a Federal Transit Administrat...

I-20 RESURFACING PROJECT IS HEADING TO DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglasville, GA-Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has given Douglas County advance notice of upcoming resurfacing...

DOUGLAS COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION AND GEORGIA STATE GAMES PREPARE FOR ANNUAL FISHING DERBY

Douglasville, Georgia- The Douglas County Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Georgia State Games to host...

FACELIFT ALONG FAIRBURN ROAD/HIGHWAY 92 MEDIANS TO BEGIN FRIDAY, MAY 3RD

Beautification throughout Douglas County is a major priority for Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County...

DOUGLAS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL WARNS OF FOURTH RABIES ALERT

Douglasville, GA - On April 22, Douglas County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a raccoon near N. Annewakee...

MAJOR DOUGLAS COUNTY ROAD TO BE RESURFACED; PATIENCE ENCOURAGED

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Department of Transportation through the Board of Commissioners is proud to announce...

KEEP DOUGLAS COUNTY BEAUTIFUL PROMOTES LITTER EDUCATION IN DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS

Douglasville, GA - Keep Douglas Beautiful Executive Director, Tiffany Stewart-Stanley and External Affairs Coordinator,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY VICTIM SERVICES DIRECTOR WINS VICTIM ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County's Victim Services Director, Lynn Abass, was recently awarded the 2019 Solicitor General's...

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-20 EB/WB LANES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY ARE NOW OPEN

Douglasville, GA – The Douglas County Communications and Community Relations Department through the Douglas County Board...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR, ROMONA JACKSON JONES, RECEIVES VETERAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Douglasville, GA - On Friday March 29th, 2019 Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Douglas County Commission Chair, received a surprised...

DOUGLAS COUNTY HONORS VIETNAM VETERANS

Douglasville, GA - April 30, 2019 marks the 44th anniversary date of the end of the Vietnam War. On December 8th, 2018...

DOUGLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT UNVEILS NEW BRANDING LOGO

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Commission Chairman, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously...

DOUGLAS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES INVITED TO PET ADOPTION DAY AT GOVERNOR’S MANSION

Douglasville, GA- On March 30, 2019, the Douglas County Animal Services were one of several participating adoption organization...

DOUGLAS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL WARNS OF THIRD RABIES ALERT

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Animal Control Officers would like to warn residents that a third raccoon involved in...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC CHAIR MEETS U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Romona Jackson Jones met with the United States Secretary...

DOUGLAS COUNTY FEATURED IN THE NEW CITY MANAGER GAME APP

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County is featured in a new game app that Chapel Hill News & Views launched in March. The app...

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIMS APRIL AS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MONTH

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April to be Boys and Girls Club month on April 2,...

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIMS WEEK OF APRIL 14-20 NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK

Douglasville, GA - On April 2, 2019 the Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed that April 14-20 is National Public...

RABID RACCOON TESTED POSITIVE IN CITY OF DOUGLASVILLE

Douglasville, GA. - Douglas County Animal Control Officers would like to warn residents in the downtown city of Douglasville...

BOC CHAIR & MAYOR RECOGNIZE THE COUNTY CHARTER CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Douglasville, Ga. - Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Romona Jackson Jones and the city of Douglasville Mayor...

DOUGLAS COUNTY'S 4TH ANNUAL SPAY AND NEUTER FUNDRAISER PARTY

Douglasville, GA- The Douglas County's 4th Annual Spay and Neuter Fundraiser Party hosted by Douglas County Animal Services,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY EMPLOYEE DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN SENDS SURPISE GIFTS

Douglasville, Georgia - Sergeant Major Robert H. Cowart, a Douglas County employee, currently on deployment in Afghanistan,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC PROCLAIMS MARCH AS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Douglasville, Ga. - During the Board of Commission meeting on March 19, 2019, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners...

CONNECT DOUGLAS PSA RELEASED BY THE DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

In an effort to address the growing transit and mobility needs of our county, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners...

DOUGLAS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES' CONTRIBUTION RECOGNIZED BY USDA

Douglasville, Ga. - The Douglas County Animal Services Department through the Board of Commissioners received praise and...

BOC CHAIRMAN ADDRESSES INTERSECTION CONCERNS

Douglasville, Ga.- Douglas County Board of Commission Chair, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, met with Douglas County Sheriff Tim...

RABID RACOON CONFIRMED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglasville, GA. - Douglas County Animal Control Officers would like to warn residents in the Douglasville vicinity of...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CHAIR RELEASES REPORT CARD

Douglasville, Ga. - Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, has released the 2019 Douglas...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC VICE CHAIR HONORED WITH 2019 TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Douglasville, Ga - Douglas County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman and District 2 Commissioner Kelly G. Robinson was...

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT 1 COMMISSIONER HENRY MITCHELL, III RECEIVES OUTSTANDING GEORGIA CITIZEN RECOGNITION

Douglasville, Ga. - Douglas County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III received a surprise honor by the Secretary...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE RENOVATION PROJECT TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Douglasville, Ga. - Construction at the Douglas County Courthouse is scheduled to begin in just a few days. Starting Monday,...

COMMISSION CHAIR ANNOUNCES 2019 WALKING THE TALK LISTENING SESSIONS

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones has scheduled a series of quarterly listening...

PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY COURT BEGINS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglasville, GA- February 8, 2019, marked the kick off for the Douglas County Judicial, Parental Accountability Court for...

DOUGLAS COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION HOLDS 2019 FAIRY PRINCESS BALL AT DEER LICK PARK

Douglasville, GA - Surrounded by music and laughter and a royal atmosphere, fathers and daughters created special memories...

DA'S OFFICE LAUNCHES HEALTH INITIATIVES IN NEW YEAR

Over the past couple years the Douglas County District Attorney's Office has been moving toward a more health-conscious...

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES FIVE JURY TRIAL GUILTY VERDICTS IN 10 DAYS

Douglas County District Attorney Ryan Leonard announces five jury trial guilty verdicts in 10 days to begin 2019. The...

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE/EMS RENAMES TRAINING COMPLEX TO L. WAYNE ARRINGTON FIRE/EMS TRAINING FACILITY

Douglasville, Ga. - The Douglas County Fire and EMS Department hosted a ceremony Saturday to rename its training facility...

DOT BUILDING FIRE WILL NOT HINDER POTHOLE REPAIRS

Douglasville, Ga - The Douglas County Fire Department continues its investigation into the cause of a fire on Wednesday,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY EMA ANNOUNCES SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Douglasville, Ga - Although Douglas County has some of the most beautiful weather in the country year-round, it is also...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIM FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNITION DAY

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to proclaim February 5, 2019, as Firefighters Recognition...

DOUGLAS COUNTY WAREHOUSE FIRE DAMAGES EQUIPMENT

Douglasville, Ga - The Douglas County Fire Department is investigating an incident where a fire occurred at the Douglas...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC REMINDS CITIZENS HOW THEY CAN HELP COUNTY PATCH POTHOLES

Douglasville, Ga. - Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners would like to...

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

In August 1999, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office implemented an exciting and different Law Enforcement Academy; the...

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM COMING TO DOUGLASVILLE

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Signature Family-to-Family Education Program is coming to Douglasville for...

BOC APPROVES ONE-WAY FARES FOR ITS UPCOMING BUS SERVICE

Douglasville, Ga. - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, January 8, 2019, to set one-way fares for the...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVES ALCOHOL ORDINANCE

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, at the December 18th Commission meeting, voted to approve the Douglas County...

2019 DOUGLAS COUNTY CALENDAR CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Douglas County School System invited students throughout the county to...

NOTICE OF 2019 BUDGET ADOPTION

The adoption of Douglas County's 2019 Budget will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. during a regularly scheduled...

2019 COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY SCHEDULE RELEASED

Douglasville, Ga. – The Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations through the Board of Commissioners...

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES FOR CONNECT DOUGLAS FIX ROUTES BUS SERVICE ANNOUNCED

Douglasville, Ga- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, through its Multi-Modal Transportation Services Division, Connect...


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