News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/28/2021 10:20:00 AM to 2/5/2021 12:00:04 AM.

News Flash

Douglas County Happenings

Posted on: January 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Douglas County Happenings - 012721


View this email in your browser

Douglas County Happenings Newsletter

Douglas County Happenings is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications & Community Relations as a public service to our citizens. Our email list is not published or sold. Listings in Happenings are limited to events open to the general public that involve government, not-for-profit or charitable events. Deadline to submit is Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to

Roll Up Your Sleeve for Your Annual Flu Vaccine
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. This fall and winter it is important for everyone to do their part to prevent respiratory illnesses, like flu and COVID-19. Prevent flu this season by rolling up your sleeve for your annual flu  vaccine, AND prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses by washing your hands often with soap and water, wearing a mask over your nose and mouth and keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others when in public. Remember, the more people  vaccinated against flu this season, the more people protected from flu! Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones, and do your part to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu this season by visiting the CDC website or watching this informational video: 
2021 Community Garden
Rental spaces for the 2021 Community Garden are currently available. These spaces include access to water, tools and garden assistance. Spaces are 42“ wide and up to 51 linear feet long at a cost of $2.00 per lineal foot/year. The garden is located behind Douglas County Health Center at 6770 Selman Drive, Douglasville, Georgia. Citizens interested in renting space please contact UGA Extension Douglas County at or 770-920-7224
Post Road Bridge over Dog River Closure
Present - April 2021
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will close Post Road Bridge over Dog River Reservoir in Douglas County for approximately six month for bridge replacement. During the closure, traffic will be detoured around the 0.19-mile closure. Roadside signage will alert drivers of the closure and detour in advance. This closure and detour are being installed to help ensure safety for workers and motorists. Weather and on-site conditions permitting, the Post Road Bridge over the Dog River Reservoir will be closed to traffic between Jenkins Road and Tyree Road beginning Friday, October 16 for an estimated six (6) months, through April 2021.  
Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)- Public Survey
Let Us Hear from YOU! Our County is growing and changing. By 2050, over 40,000 more people will be living and working in Douglas County! Help us change and grow in a strategic, forward-thinking way.
Take the online survey TODAY ( to let us know your key priorities for transportation needs in Douglas County. We need to find out where you want to see future investments in roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and freight movement.
For more information on this project, please visit
COVID-19 Testing at Deer Lick Park
Free COVID-19 Testing is being offered at Deer Lick Park, 2171 Mack Rd, Douglasville, Ga. Drive-Thru Testing Monday-Friday, 8a-4p and Saturday, 8a-1p. No appointment Necessary.  DC Pulmonary Medicine is sponsoring in collaboration with Douglas County, Parks and Recreation and the Sheriff’s Office and Premier Drugstore.
CAC: Pop Up Arts Shop: Kristie Brooks Paige
January 4 - January 29
The POP UP ARTS SHOP is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month we will feature a different artist that works with varying mediums and this month, the featured artist is Kristie Brooks Paige. Be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone! The Cultural Arts Council is located at 8652 Campbellton St.
Douglasville, GA 30134. Free admission and open to the public
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Website: []

Face Matter: Celebrating Artists of Color
January 11 - February 25
Join the CAC as we celebrate Black History Month with a new exhibit, Face Matter: Celebrating Artists of Colors, featuring recent artwork from talented metro Atlanta Artists. The exhibit opens on January 11th and will remain on view through February 25th.
Hosted by the Douglas County Connection, a virtual exhibit video can be viewed online at [] or Facebook. Gallery admission, tour and reception are always free. Special gallery tours are also available by calling the CAC to schedule an appointment – 770.949.2787.
American Red Cross Douglas County Community Blood Drive
Thursday, January 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
American Red Cross is hosting a Douglas County Community Blood Drive on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hunter Park Community Center- Ballroom, 8830 Gurley Road. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with CDC guidance. Visit, locate "find a drive" and enter the sponsor code: dcchc. Call 1-800-733-2767 for questions.
How to do Business with Douglas County
Thursday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.
Vice Chairman and District 2 Commissioner Kelly Robinson will host "How to do Business with Douglas County" on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm via the Douglas County External Affairs Facebook page. For more information contact
Free Food Boxes
January 28 - March 20, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free food boxes will be available to assist families and seniors in need starting January 28th to March 20th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or while supplies last at the following locations: Woodie Fite Senior Center, Kingdom Builders (Begins March 5th), Legion Park, and Eastwood Baptist Church. View the graphic above for further details.


Your Vision for 2021
Friday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Victoya Venise presents a workshop for adults, a time for women to gather, Friday, January 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost is $25 (CAC member $20). Hindsight is now 20-20 as we start a fresh year, full of rejuvenation and determination for a better chapter ahead. Take time to join other women in a safe space where you can reevaluate your life and dreams—your present and your future—and begin building toward the next best chapter of your personal legacy. Create your vision board to make “her”story!

Link to register: []

CAC: Pop Up Arts Shop- Olivia Gehrke
February 1 - February 26
The CAC's POP UP ARTS SHOP is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month we will feature a different artist that works with varying mediums and this month, the featured artist is Olivia Gehrke. Be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone! The Cultural Arts Council is located at 8652 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134. Free admission and open to the public. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm 770-949-2787
Website: []
Board of Commissioners Work Session
Monday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.:
Douglas County Board of Commissioners to meet through a videoconference. Douglas County continues to respond to COVID-19 with guidance from Cobb & Douglas Public Health to reduce the risk to the community, elected officials and employees. As part of those efforts, the Monday, February 1st Work Session meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. through videoconference technology. The meeting will be available live web stream on
Contact Lisa Watson at 770-920-7266 or
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.:
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. will be videoconference. Technology will allow the public to see presentations and view the meeting live on and recorded versions will be uploaded on, and the dctv23 YouTube Channel.
Contact Rick Martin at 770-920-7303 or
Basket Creek Missionary Baptist Church Bread and Sweet Treats Giveaway
Saturday, February 6, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Basket Creek Missionary Baptist Church invites you to come and join them for our Bread and Sweet Treats Giveaway on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Basket Creek Missionary Baptist Church is located at 7289 Capps Ferry Road.
Douglasville Police Department Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us virtually for a Zoom online event Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. The Douglasville Police Department Administrative Staff will be holding a Zoom meeting to discuss Use of Force, Internal Affairs, and the 2020 End of Year Report. If you wish to participate in the webinar join through the link []
If you wish to see other ways to join please visit our FB Page Event.
Contact: Sgt. Shannon Dean  
Midway UMC: GriefShare
Every Thursday, February 11th - May 6th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Midway UMC will begin hosting weekly GriefShare seminar to help people rebuild their lives every Thursday starting February 11th and will continue until May 6th. The seminar will take place at Midway UMC, 1930 Midway Road from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Visit to register online.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Davis at 770-241-0475. 
City of Douglasville Police Blood Drive
Monday, February 15, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The City of Douglasville Police will host a blood drive on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Public Safety Annex, 2083 Fairburn Road. All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from antibody-positive donations may help current coronavirus patients in need. To schedule an appointment, please visit or call 1-800-733-2761 and use sponsor code: CDPD
Douglasville Police Department: Food Distribution Event with Atlanta Community Food Bank
Tuesday, February 16, 12:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 16 at 12:30 pm, the Douglasville Police Department is working in conjunction with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to distribute food to households in need. This “free food drive thru” is on a first come, first serve basis while the food lasts. It is our goal to make this fast and easy. As vehicles enter for the distribution, they will line up and meet with a volunteer who will be asking reference households and then the vehicle will continue through the line where the food will be placed into the vehicle. The food will be placed either in the trunk or backseat, no need for anyone to exit the vehicle. Please make all inquiries reference this event prior to February 16.
Contact: Sgt. Shannon Dean 678-293-1621
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Douglas County Charter Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.
The American Business Women's Association Douglas County Charter Chapter hosts its monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognitionOur February speaker will be Emma Salahuddin, a retired educator, creative, artist, and community activist, Ms. Salahuddin will be rising to the challenge of talking about diversity and inclusion. Our February monthly meeting will be held virtually. Guests and members are encouraged to register in advance at this link []. The virtual meeting fee will be $5. You can find membership benefits on our website: []. Join today! Contact: Michelle English, []

Copyright © 2020, Douglas County Communications and Community Relations, All rights reserved.
Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County, Georgia

Our mailing address is:
8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Facebook Twitter Email