It takes a special person to choose public service as an occupation, a career, and an obligation, out of the good of their heart and desire to be of service to their fellow man. To recognize this dedication to others, the Pathway of Service was created by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
The Pathway of Service consists of engraved bricks that lead from the Eternal Flame towards the front door of the Douglas County Courthouse. Inductees into the Pathway of Service have their names permanently engraved in the bricks.
The Pathway of Service is the highest accolade Douglas County citizens can bestow on a citizen who has spent his/her life in service to others.
Wayne Arrington Founder, Douglas County Fire Department
Betty Hagler Founder, Lithia Springs Library
Pat Spear Juvenile Court Employee
Paul Cochran Douglas County Coroner for 44 years
Jane Williams Clerk of the Superior Court, 1978-1998
Tommy Waldrop, A. S. Baggett, Mac Claude Abercrombie, Sr., Joe Hunter Harding, O. M. "Monk" Redding, Lucille Redding, Mac Claude Abercrombie, Jr., Earl Lee, Thomas Hunt Selman Sheriffs of Douglas County
Lois Jordon Deputy Tax Commissioner
Robert Abercrombie Judge, Douglas County Probate Court, for 32 years
Liz Fincher Senior Services Advocate
Alpha A. Fowler, Sr., Alpha A. Fowler, Jr. State Representatives, Civic Leaders
Suzie Fowler Poet Laureate
Kathryn Shehane Lifetime Educator and Three-time Douglas County School System Superintendent
Tom Kilgore State Representative and Endless Promoter of Tourism to the County; Responsible for West Central Technical College, Douglas County Campus
Robert F. "Bob" Harper Employee of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and Douglasville Police Department; City's First Information Technology Director
Benny Drum Douglasville Police Department Assistant Chief