Government

Douglas County hires Planning & Zoning manager

Douglas County hires Planning & Zoning manager

The Douglas County Development Services Department has announced the hiring of Ronald Marvin Roberts, Jr. to fill the role of Planning and Zoning Manager for Douglas County. Roberts is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree from the University of Georgia and a…

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Leaders make progress with blocked Railroad Crossings

Leaders make progress with blocked Railroad Crossings

On Friday, February 9, City, County, and State officials met with Mr. Connor Poe of Norfolk Southern Railway to discuss the issue of railroad crossing being blocked for extended times in Villa Rica and Temple. Among those present were, Representative Jay Collins, Georgia House District 68, County Commissioner Chairman Marty Smith, and Villa Rica City…

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Hazel Burton Receives Spirt of Douglas Award 2018

Hazel Burton Receives Spirt of Douglas Award 2018

Mrs. Hazel Burton holding flowers with Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones in red, Stewart Middle School Robyn Scott(gray/white business suit), Pastor John Citizen, rear left to right, District Attorney Brian Fortner, Douglasville City Councilman Sam Davis, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, Solicitor General Matthew Krull. On February 8, 2018, Stewart Middle School…

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Meet Temple Mayor Michael Johnson

Temple Mayor Michael Johnson

Temple Mayor Michael Johnson Meet Mayor Michael Johnson Temple swore in their new Mayor in January. Mayor Michael Johnson successfully ran for the position in 2017, his first foray into politics. He was encouraged to run by several community members and friends who shared his concerns about issues that impacted the community. “My interest was…

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Lena Hardy promoted to a new position

Lena Hardy

Lena Hardy has been promoted to a new position in the Douglas County Government as a Communications and Media Specialist. Hardy previously served as the Electronic Records and Information Coordinator for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners but is no stranger to the Communications and Community Relations Department. Hardy serves as a co-host for 8700,…

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Miguel Valentin appointed to Director Position

Miguel Valentin

Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve the appointment of Miguel Valentin to be the Director of Transportation for Douglas County. As Douglas County’s Director of Transportation, Miguel Valentin oversees the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the county’s transportation infrastructure, including SPLOST roadway improvement…

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Rick Martin appointed to Director Position

Rick Martin

Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve the appointment of Rick Martin to be the Director of Communications and Community Relations. Martin will lead the department responsible for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media, including, but not limited to dctv23 which…

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CyrusOne to invest more than $200 million in Douglas County

CyrusOne

Deal: CyrusOne to invest more than $200 million in Douglas County CyrusOne data center in Carrollton, Texas December 19, 2017Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that CyrusOne, a leading global colocation provider, will invest $200 million in a new data center campus in Douglasville over the next seven years. This facility is projected to generate an…

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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Makes Book Donation

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) made a significant contribution to the Douglas County Juvenile Court Reading Room by donating $2,000.00 worth of books for children to read and receive to take home.  The Juvenile Court Reading Room which was recently built and opened in the Fall of 2015 is located just outside of the…

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DC Solicitor-General to offer unique amnesty program

amnesty program

Solicitor-General of Douglas County Matthew Krull is offering a very unique new opportunity for individuals who may have missed a court date and want to resolve their situation. “This is an opportunity to appear in court and resolve their case without having to worry about additional fees or getting arrested on the bench warrant,” Krull…

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