Safety

Douglasville Police Department Fall Festival

Douglasville Police Department Fall Festival

The Douglasville Police Department is hosting a Fall Festival and Safety Expo on Saturday, October 14 from 10am to 4pm.  It will be held at the Public Safety and Municipal Court Complex at 2083 Fairburn Road.  Featured will be community resource and safety information, public safety officers, K-9 demonstrations, police department building tours, touch-a-truck with…

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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/   Oct. 25, 2017 The Child Safety Seat Inspection Station will offer instruction at the Douglas County…

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Ashton Harrison is Persistent in Pink

Ashton Harrison by her Miata.

Ashton Harrison is Persistent in Pink: By Chuck Palmer “I drove too fast as a teenager. I had three speeding tickets before I was 18 years old,” begins Ashton Harrison, Global MX-5 Cup Series race car driver and 2012 graduate of Villa Rica High School. Concerned with her safety, Ashton’s father, Bill Harrison, arranged for her…

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Douglas County Fire/EMS Department: Fire Prevention Week

Douglas County Fire

The Douglas County Fire/EMS Department is kicking off Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14) with an exciting Open House event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Douglas County Fire Department Headquarters located at 6856 W. Broad Street, Douglasville, Ga.  30134.  Families are welcome to meet our local firefighters and learn so much about…

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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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