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DOUGLAS COUNTY SENIORS CELEBRATE 40TH ANNUAL PICNIC BLAST!

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE RESCHEDULED THE 2019 GREAT SHREDDING EVENT TO SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019

Douglasville, GA - Officials and staff hope for a heavy turnout for the Great Douglas County Shredding event which has been...

TAG OFFICE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, MAY 23, FRIDAY, MAY 24, TO RECEIVE SYSTEMS UPGRADE

Douglasville, Ga. - The Douglas County Tag office is partnering with the Georgia Department of Revenue to upgrade their...

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...

DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER ANN JONES GUIDER TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING ON MAY 23, 2019

Douglasville, GA - District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider is hosting a town hall meeting at Ephesus Baptist Church, 8445...

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...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC CELEBRATES SERVICE OF TWO P & Z BOARD MEMBERS

Douglasville, GA- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners celebrated Larry Lewallen and Wendy Mitchell for their service...

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...

"CONNECT DOUGLAS" TRANSIT AND MOBILITY SERVICES BRANDING UNVEILED

Douglas County officially unveiled the "Connect Douglas" branding for its transit and mobility services during an Open...

TALLATOONA PROVIDING HEATING ASSISTANCE TO SENIORS

Douglasville, GA - On November 1, 2018, Tallatoona CAP, Inc. will begin accepting appointments for the heating assistance...

DOUGLAS COUNTY FAMILY TREATMENT COURT AWARDED LARGE GRANT

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County recently was awarded an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)...

DOUGLAS COUNTY FILLS IMPORTANT ROLE FOR JUVENILE PUBLIC DEFENDER

Douglasville, Georgia – Valerie Gordon has joined the Douglas County Juvenile Public Defender's office, marking the first...

AMERESCO PARTNERS WITH DOUGLAS COUNTY FOR GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACT

Self-funded energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades to 38 municipal government buildings FRAMINGHAM, MA and DOUGLAS...

DOUGLAS COUNTY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Douglasville, Georgia - Douglas County Board of Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones delivered remarks at the National...

DOUGLAS COUNTY TO BEGIN STREET SIGN INSTALLATION

Douglasville, Georgia- Douglas County plans on installing new street signs as part of the ongoing project changing US Highway...

DOUGLAS COUNTY CHAIRMAN SPEAKS TO YOUTH AT POWER IN TRUTH CONFERENCE

Douglasville, Georgia - Douglas County Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones spoke to hundreds of youth attending the 18th Annual...

DOUGLAS COUNTY LAUNCHES ON-LINE APPLICATION TRACKING AND EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING SYSTEM

Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners are excited to share news of a new convenient...

COUNTY RELAUNCHES FREE DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION CARD

Douglasville, Georgia - Although the economy is improving, many consumers are forced to make tough decisions regarding the...

CALENDAR ART CONTEST TO HIGHLIGHT DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUNG ARTISTS

Douglas County School System and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Partner for Calendar Art Competition The Douglas...

DOUGLAS COUNTY UNVEILS NEW TRANSPORTATION NAME AND LOGO "CONNECT DOUGLAS"

Douglasville, Ga- Douglas County's Department of Multi-Modal Transportation Services has unveiled a new brand identity and...

4TH ANNUAL PROVIDER RESOURCE FAIR - LINKFest SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 9TH

Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County LINK Organization has announced an invitation for the community to attend the 4th...

DOUGLAS COUNTY EMPLOYEE BEING DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN

Douglasville, Georgia- 'Always ready, always there' is the motto for the National Guard of the United States and Sergeant...

DOUGLAS COUNTY RECEIVES ACCG - GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM
HEALTH PROMOTION & WELLBEING GRANT

ATLANTA, GA (August 2018) - Douglas County was recently awarded the ACCG - Group Health Benefits Program Health Promotion...

BRAND NEW DOUGLAS COUNTY SHOW TO AIR ON DCTV23

Douglasville, GA- Douglas County is scheduled to debut its latest new television program on Tuesday, September 4th called...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ROLL BACK PROPERTY MILLAGE RATE

Douglasville, GA- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners rolled back the property tax millage rate to accommodate for...

POSSIBLE RABID FOX SIGHTED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglasville, GA. – Douglas County Animal Control Officers would like to warn residents in the Winston area of Douglas...

DOUGLAS COUNTY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE DOUGLAS COUNTY YOUTH COMMISSION

The Douglas County Department of External Affairs is now accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors...

DOUGLAS COUNTY CHIEF JUVENILE JUDGE PEGGY WALKER HONORED BY GEORGIA HIGH COURT

Douglasville, Ga. - Douglas County Chief Juvenile Judge Peggy Walker received one of the most prestigious awards given...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN UNVEILING SET FOR AUGUST 22ND

DOUGLASVILLE - (August 10, 2018) After months of research, community input, and planning, Douglas Unite3 Partners are pleased...

BOARD OF COMMISSION CHAIRMAN FEATURED IN ATLANTA BUSINESS JOURNAL

Douglasville, Ga. – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones is featured in the summer...

BOC CHAIRMAN PRESENTS PROCLAMATIONS TO FBLA WINNERS

Douglasville, GA- Board of Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones presented proclamations to three graduates of Chapel...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVES GRANT FOR FIXED BUS ROUTE SYSTEM

Douglasville, Ga. – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday, August 7, to accept the Congestion...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC TO SET THE MILLAGE RATE AT UPCOMING MEETING

Douglasville, GA – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announce today that the millage rate will be set at a meeting...

DOUGLAS COUNTY SELLS PROPERTY OF OLD JAIL TO CITY FOR $850,000

Douglasville, GA – Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and Douglasville Mayor Mrs. Rochelle Robinson...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF U.S. ARMY VETERAN

Douglasville, Ga- Douglas County Director of Government Services Gary Jenkins through the Board of Commissioners has announced...

DOUGLAS COUNTY EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO NATIONAL COMMISSION

Douglasville, GA – The President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) has appointed Tiffany Stewart-Stanley,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY ATTENDS GEORGIA TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY’S RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Douglasville, GA - Douglas County was represented by the Information Systems Department at the Georgia Technology Authority's...

CONNECT DOUGLAS REBRANDING EDUCATION CAMPAIGN FINAL SUMMARY

Douglas County Rideshare/Multi-Modal Transportation Services Director Gary Watson introduced The Collaborative Firm's Director...

BOC CHAIRMAN PRESENTED WITH WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Douglasville, GA- On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Douglas County Board of Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones was honored...

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT REACHES MILESTONE WHICH MAY LOWER INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Douglasville, Ga. - The Douglas County Fire/EMS Department is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2018 the Fire...

TAX AND TAG OFFICE AND APPRAISAL DEPARTMENT NOW OPEN AT NEW LOCATION

The Tax and Tag Office and Appraisal Department are now open after being closed Monday, June 25, 2018, due to unforeseen...

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ANNOUNCED

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION GRANT MOVES TO THE NEXT STEP

Douglasville, Ga – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announce that the Atlanta Regional Commission’s...

NEW LOCATION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ANNOUNCED

The Douglas County Community Services Board is now operating out of its new Douglasville location at 5905 Stewart Parkway,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING FOR HEAVY TURNOUT FOR THE 2018 GREAT DOUGLAS COUNTY SHREDDING EVENT

Douglasville, Georgia – Officials and staff are expecting a heavy turnout for the Great Douglas County Shredding event,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY TAX AND TAGS OFFICE MOVING TO NEW LOCATION

Douglasville, Ga. -The Douglas County Tax and Tag Office has announced it will officially close at noon on Friday, June...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 2018 SUMMER INTERNS SELECTED

Douglasville, GA- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners introduced the 2018 summer interns at a commission meeting on...

DOUGLAS COUNTY CITIZEN'S ACADEMY APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Douglas County Citizen's Academy applications now available. The Douglas County Department of External Affairs is now...

DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR MEETS LOCAL U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBER

Douglasville, Ga. – Douglas County Board of Commission Chair, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones welcomed the youngest member of...

DOUGLAS COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL STEPPING UP DAY OF ACTION

Douglas County is working collaboratively to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails Douglasville,...


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