Posts Tagged ‘Douglas County’

July is Parks and Recreation Month in Douglas County

Parks and Recreation Month

Since 1985, the US has celebrated July as the Nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association, this month specifically highlights the vital role local parks and recreation agencies, such as the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in…

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The Pantry partners with eBay to help needy

The Pantry partners with Ebay

New online store to benefit hungry and hurting county residents LifeTools has announced a new partnership with eBay, which will assist hungry and hurting people in West Georgia. This Fall, a new online store, known as “The Store That Feeds More” will launch. Recently, The Pantry received an invitation to participate in an online, pilot…

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Restaurant and Food Photo Gallery

The Otherside Steak House

Joe Keith – Associate Publisher Here are some great photos of some of the dishes served in West Georgia. Photos Copyright – Joe Keith of Smile Media Group, Inc. the Otherside Steak House at Uncorked’s pork chop is a work of art La Fiesta Villa Rica makes a mean burger Otherside Steak House at Uncorked…

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Student & Parent Guide deadline is June 30

Student & Parent Guide

The deadline to reserve space in the 2017-2018 edition of the Student & Parent Guide is next Friday, June 30th. This will be the 11th consecutive year that we have partnered with the school system on this publication. Many local businesses feel this is a key part of their marketing plan for reaching families in Douglas…

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The New Douglas County Animal Shelter is Coming!

The New Douglas County Animal Shelter is Coming!

The New Douglas County Animal Shelter is Coming! Their Grand Opening will be Saturday, May 20th from 1-5pm. You can come meet all the animals and tour the new building! The new building more than doubles their current space and allows all the animals to stay indoors- no more outdoor kennels! The new structure and…

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Summer Burn Ban in Effect Now

Burn Ban

Residents should think twice before burning outdoors now and through the month of September. The Georgia Forestry Commission has issued a burn ban for Douglas County and northern Georgia. In 54 Georgia counties, including Douglas, outdoor burning is prohibited by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) between May 1st – September 30th. The ozone in…

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Sales Tax Increase for Douglas County

Douglas County Sales Tax Increases to 7% on April 1 The sales tax in Douglas County will increase to 7 percent on April 1st.  The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) approved by the voters will go into effect on that day.  The SPLOST referendum was held November 8, 2016. The SPLOST will last for 6…

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County Services Fair

Tomorrow, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners is hosting a service fair where you can visit tables and exhibits, learn more about your county government, and meet the county staff. The event will take place Thursday, March 3 from 9am until 12pm, at the Douglas County Courthouse Atrium located on 8700 Hospital Drive. Commission Chairman…

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The Mad Hatter Invites you to his Tea Party, March 19

Douglasville, Georgia –The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, an annual favorite wince CAC’s earliest days, returns to the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County on Saturday, March 19th  from 11am-3 pm. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is a fun and creative opportunity for children from three to ten years old to have an inter-active activity, based…

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