Living. Growing. Prospering.
Rhett Williamson had dreamed for years of having a society of individuals who wanted to learn about their families. He placed ads in the local newspapers and talked of this wherever he went. Eventually, in January of 1998, 16 people gathered at the Douglas County Library to learn more and agreed to form such a group. A steering committee was formed and they came up with a name and proposed constitution.
On March 5, 1998 the first meeting was held and the constitution adopted. With the election of Irene Jackson as President, Sandra Whittington as Vice President, and Rebecca Collins as Secretary/Treasurer, the society was off and running. Thirty one people (our charter members) were present for this meeting, the official birth of the Douglas County Genealogical Society.
Now in our second decade, we are still excited about finding and proving our family trees. Over half of the charter members are still active and willingly assist any new members who need help researching their family lines.
Many of the members are on the the Douglas County Cemetery Commission and have given freely of their time to transcribing the names from these markers in an attempt to make ancestral research easier and available online.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is preparing internally and working with our partners, including the local governments, healthcare organizations, businesses, first responders, and local school districts to ensure our community is prepared for a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
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Joint Planning and Zoning Board/ Board of Commissioners Hearing
June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Due to the current closure of the Douglas County Courthouse, the meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Public comment will be accepted on any of the applications. For more information or to make comments for the public hearing, contact Johannah Womack, Clerk of the Planning and Zoning Board.
Douglas County Planning and Zoning
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville GA 30134
Email Johannah Womack
The meeting will be livestreamed through Douglas County DCTV23, and can be accessed via the Douglas County website, Douglas County Facebook Happenings, or your local cable channel.
LIBERTY ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE
GDOT will be closing the Liberty Road bridge over I-20 beginning June 1st to do improvements to the bridge. The bridge work will be similar to the work GDOT performed at Post Road and several other locations along I-20. GDOT anticipates the bridge will be closed for 45 days.
The detour route will be as follows:
Vehicles on Liberty Road headed north to points north of I-20, will be directed to take I-20 east to Post Road, turn left on Post Road, cross over the bridge there and take I-20 west back to the Liberty Road/Mirror Lake Blvd interchange. They can then exit at the westbound ramp at that interchange and turn right to continue northbound on Mirror Lake Blvd.
Similarly, vehicles traveling southbound on Liberty Road to areas south of I-20 will be directed to take I-20 west to SR 61, take the westbound exit ramp, turn left on SR 61 and cross over the bridge at that location, then take I-20 east back to Liberty Road and exit at the Liberty Road interchange then turn right to proceed southbound on Liberty Road.