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ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO FLOODING

Douglasville, Georgia-The Douglas County Department of Transportation has closed one road due to flooding as a result of...

US EPA BROWNFIELD ASSESSMENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY MEETING SCHEDULED

Douglas County will hold a meeting to discuss the opportunity to participate in a grant submission that would cover the...

Douglas County Election Results

Live results of statewide elections, including Douglas County, can be found on the Election Night Reporting site. Results...

19TH ANNUAL DOUGLAS COUNTY VETERANS DAY LIGHTED PARADE SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY NIGHT 7P, NOVEMBER 11TH

Douglas County plans to honor its Veterans Sunday night, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. with the 19th annual Douglas County...

19TH ANNUAL DOUGLAS COUNTY VETERANS DAY LIGHTED PARADE NOW ACCEPTING ENTRY APPLICATIONS

Douglasville, Georgia- The 19th Annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade titled "The Parade with a Purpose," will...

GEORGIA TREND NAMES STEWART-STANLEY TO 40 UNDER 40 LIST

Douglasville, GA ( November 1, 2018) - Georgia Trend Magazine has named Tiffany Stewart-Stanley, Douglas County Director...

TALLATOONA PROVIDING HEATING ASSISTANCE TO SENIORS

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

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING ON FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION GRANT APPLICATION

Douglasville, Georgia – The second public hearing regarding Douglas County submitting a federal grant application for...

"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...

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...

COURTHOUSE TO HOST TRICK-OR-TREATERS ON HALLOWEEN AFTERNOON

The Douglas County Courthouse will be filled with ghosts, goblins, ballerinas, superheroes, and laughter Halloween afternoon,...

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...

VICE CHAIR ROBINSON TO HOST BUDGET INPUT MEETING ON OCTOBER 24

Douglasville, GA- Vice-Chair Kelly G. Robinson, District 2 Commissioner, is hosting a town hall meeting at Deer Lick Park,...

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 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIMS OCTOBER AS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MONTH WITH "BREAK THE SILENCE" AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

DOUGLASVILLE GA - (October 9, 2018) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October as Douglas County Behavioral...

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...

RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS

Election results for Douglas County from the July 24, 2018 General Primary Run-Off can be found here.

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,...

GDOT TO HOLD DETOUR OPEN MEETINGS OVER PROPOSED BRIDGE REHAB PROJECT IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is holding two public meetings for citizens to hear details and offer input...

HIGHWAY 78 - BANKHEAD READDRESSING PROJECT

Two Informational Meetings Announced On Highway 78 Readdressing Project in Douglas County A collaboration of employees...

NON-EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY

WHAT: Non-emergency Road Closure on Post Road in Douglas County WHEN: Friday, May 4 into Saturday May 5, 2018-tentatively...

RITA FASINA-THOMAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF KEEP DOUGLAS COUNTY BEAUTIFUL

Douglasville, GA (April 20, 2018) – The Keep Douglas County Beautiful Commission elected Rita Fasina-Thomas as the first-eve...

CHAIRMAN JONES DELIVERS 2018 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones delivered a "State of the County" speech on Thursday, April 12,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC VOTE TO CHANGE NAME OF FIRE TRAINING COMPLEX

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to pass a resolution to rename the Douglas County Fire/EMS Department Training...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 6:00 PM during their...

HAZEL BURTON RECEIVES SPIRIT OF DOUGLAS AWARD 2018

Douglasville, GA - On February 8, 2018, Stewart Middle School celebrated the accomplishments of the Douglas County government...

FIRE DEPARTMENT PURCHASES BRAND NEW FIRE SAFETY HOUSE WITH SPLOST FUNDS

The Douglas County Fire Department is excited to announce the newest addition to its fleet of equipment to help save lives....

GEORGIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION DELIVERS DONATED BOOKS

Douglasville, GA- In November of 2017, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) announced its plan to make a significant...

2015 DOUGLAS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES STUDY DOCUMENTS

During Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones' "Walking The Talk" Listening Session Monday, night,...

VENETIA DYE'S RETIREMENT CELEBRATION

Douglas County employees and guests gathered recently for a heartfelt retirement celebration for a particular person who...

DOUGLAS COUNTY HIRES WELL RESPECTED PLANNING & ZONING MANAGER

Douglasville, Ga - The Douglas County Development Services Department has announced the hiring of Ronald Marvin Roberts,...

DOUGLAS COUNTY APPRAISERS REVIEWING PROPERTIES IN SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY

Teams of field appraisers from the Douglas County Appraisal Department are conducting door-to-door property reviews in southern...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIM FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNITION DAY

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed February 6, 2018, as Firefighters Recognition Day. The proclamation...

TEMPORARY DETOUR SET FOR SR 92/MOZLEY STREET RAIL CROSSING CONSTRUCTION

Douglasville, Ga. - Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a temporary road closure in Douglas County for an...

Winter Weather Advisory Update: Douglas County Government Offices and the Courthouse to open on time Friday, January 19, 2018

Based on current road conditions of being open and passable in Douglas County, government offices, and the Courthouse will...

Douglas County State Courts status due to weather

Due to the severe weather and impact on current court calendars in the State Court, Judge Eddie Barker has provided the...

Douglas County Government Offices and Courthouse will be closed today.

Douglasville, Ga – Out of an abundance of caution due to winter weather advisories issued, Douglas County government...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory affecting Douglas County and is forecasting dangerously...

DOUGLAS COUNTY NATIVES PROMOTED IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT

The Douglas County Communications and Community Relations Department has announced Stanley Jaglinski will serve as Station...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS VOTES MIGUEL VALENTIN AND RICK MARTIN TO DIRECTOR POSITIONS

Douglasville, Ga. - Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners recently...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC CHAIRMAN OFFERS STRONG REACTION TO BALANCING AND ADOPTING 2018 BUDGET

Douglasville, Ga. – Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones thanked a slew of staff leadership...

FAMILY TREATMENT COURT HELD MEMORABLE HOLIDAY PARTY EVENT

Love, compassion and heart-warming feelings showered the 4th floor of the Douglas County Courthouse on Wednesday, December...

UPDATED PROPOSED 2018 BUDGET FOR ADOPTION 12/19/17

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Finance Department has released a copy of the budget presentation scheduled to...

DOUGLAS COUNTY BUS DRIVER HONORED FOR HEROIC ACTIONS

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RECOGNIZED BY GEORGIA STATE DELEGATION

Douglasville, Ga. – Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners were recognized...

DOUGLAS COUNTY TEEN HONORED FOR LEADERSHIP

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta announced this week that a Douglas County teen was picked as the 2017-2018 Youth...

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EMPLOYEES DONATE TO LOCAL CAUSES DURING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Douglasville, Ga - The employees of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office have proven that a little can go a long...


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