Safety

Good Samaritan helps refugees from Hurricane

refugees from Hurricane

Florida Tags, Gas, and Goodwill By Chuck PalmerYou wouldn’t think a license plate would make a difference. Don’t tell that to Jim Hall. As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on south Florida, Hall, a long time resident of Douglas County, noticed more and more vehicles with Florida tags at local gas stations and convenience stores.…

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North Loop / Roundabout in Villa Rica

North Loop

Getting There in a Roundabout Way The Georgia Department of Transportation held an Open House July 20th, 2017 at the Powell Park Arts Center to share information and accept public comment regarding the Villa Rica Bypass project. Attendance was steady as inquisitive citizens viewed enlarged aerial photographs that depicted the location and design of the…

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Chick-fil-A employee goes beyond the call of duty

Chick-fil-A employee

Thank You Gerald! By Heather Chambley I want to share my appreciation for a wonderful man that works at the Chick-fil-A in Villa Rica. His name is Gerald. I work next door to the restaurant, at the CVS Minute Clinic so I frequently (let’s be honest, I go there every morning on my way to…

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DCTV23 Show features Roundtable Discussion about Teen Suicide prevention

‘FOCUS’ ROUNDTABLE CONCENTRATES ON TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10 – 24.  More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, flu and chronic lung diseases combined. Every day in the…

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Citizen’s Police Academy scheduled

Citizen's Police Academy

The Villa Rica Police Department will begin the 16th Citizen’s Police Academy on August 10. The deadline for applications is August 1. The Academy will take place every Thursday evening for 11 weeks and 12 sessions until it concludes on October 19th. Sessions run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Topics to be covered include criminal investigations,…

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Jordan Truck Sales Donates Tractor-Trailer to Carroll Campus

Jordan Truck Sales

Jordan Truck Sales recently donated a 2007 Freightliner truck and 53-foot trailer to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation for instructional use in the Commercial Truck Driving program at the WGTC Carroll Campus in Carrollton. The tractor-trailer will be used to instruct students in the high-demand career program on how to drive big rigs safely.…

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Young Guns & Safety Responsibility Class

Young Guns Safety Responsibility Class

Saturday, July 22 at 2pm The purpose of this course is to teach basic firearms handling and safety, as well as the fundamentals of shooting to students ages 10-16. The focus is on safety, fundamentals, and what a child should do if they find a firearm.   Young Guns & Safety Responsibility Class Stoddard’s Range…

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Youth Police Academy to be held in July

Youth Police Academy to be held in July

July 17- July 21, 2017 The City of Villa Rica police department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, and Douglas County Board of Education have partnered together for the 2017 Youth Police Academy. The Youth Police Academy is a four day program dedicated to teaching 5th through 8th grade students various topics including internet safety and bullying.…

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Car Seat Safety Check

Car Seat Safety Check

Child restraints, or car seats, reduce the risk of injury by 71% to 82% and reduce the risk of death by 28% in comparison to children in seat belts alone. Read more about car seat safety here: safeseats4kids.aaa.com/faqs/why/why-are-car-seats-important/   Autumn Schedule: Sept. 27, Oct. 11 & Oct. 25 The Child Safety Seat Inspection Station will…

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Safe Exchange Zone Villa Rica Police Department

Citizen's Police Academy

  The Villa Rica Police Department has been established as a safe exchange zone for local residents to conduct online transactions. Residents are welcome to come to the lobby of the police station to handle a transaction in a safe place. The lobby is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is…

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