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Two Informational Meetings Announced On Highway 78 Readdressing Project in Douglas County

A collaboration of employees from various departments representing Douglas County, City of Douglasville, City of Villa Rica and City of Austell gathered on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse to announce two upcoming meetings for the public to attend and ask questions on the latest of the readdressing project of Highway 78 and Bankhead Highway.

Douglas County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has scheduled two public information meetings for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. The meetings will be held in Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse, located at 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Ed Dean, Geographic Information Systems Manager for Douglas County, is responsible for leading the effort to readdress commercial businesses and residential properties in Douglas County. Dean said, "This project is in response to public safety concerns involving emergency services being dispatched to locations along Highway 78 and alleviate any confusion due to some factors such as duplicate numbers in multiple jurisdictions."

"I'm pleased to see the progress we've made for a project that our county initially discussed some 20 years ago," Douglas County Board of Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones said. "Public safety and the efforts of our first responders to get to the correct address of an emergency are of the utmost importance, and I'm pleased with the cooperation we have received to make this happen."

"This is a significant undertaking of a project because of the number of changes that need to occur, the number of people it impacts and the multiple municipal jurisdictions involved," said Rick Martin, Director of Communications & Community Relations for Douglas County. "We are trying to make sure citizens, and business owners affected by the change are made aware of the project, and if they have any questions, we do our best to answer them."

For more information, you can contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications and Community Relations for Douglas County at 770-920-7303 or email at

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