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Hazel Burton Receives Spirt of Douglas Award 2018

Hazel Burton Receives Spirt of Douglas Award 2018

By Allison | Feb 15, 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...

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Carrollton’s Alpha Pi Chi Chapter

Carrollton’s Alpha Pi Chi Chapter helping Others

By Allison | Feb 15, 2018

Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc. was active last fall and winter in volunteering to help others. The sorority, established in 1963 in Illinois, has maintained a focus on “civic responsibility” and education and community service....

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Landmark Christian School Appoints New Head of School

Landmark Christian School Appoints New Head of School

By Allison | Feb 15, 2018

The Landmark Christian School Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Jason McMaster as Head of School for Landmark effective July 1, 2018. Dr. McMaster comes to LCS from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California, where he...

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Make a Cake Cupcake Bar

Make a Cake Cupcake Bar to relocate downtown

By Allison | Feb 15, 2018

Make a Cake Cupcake Bar will be relocating in April from their location at 4040 Chapel Hill Road to downtown Douglasville. The new location is at the intersection of Campbellton Street and Spring Street, diagonally across from the post office....

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Celebrate Black History Month

Schools Make Plans to Celebrate Black History Month

By Allison | Feb 7, 2018

Door decorations, wax museums, and song and dance are some of the creative ways students in Douglas County will learn about historical figures and important contributions of African Americans during the month of February. New Manchester and Lithia Springs High...

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Douglas County Chamber Singers New Conductor

Douglas County Chamber Singers New Conductor

By Allison | Feb 7, 2018

Douglas County Chamber Singers to Begin 2018 with New Conductor Douglas County Chamber Singers New Conductor – Sandra Chandler The Douglas County Chamber Singers are pleased to welcome Ms. Sandra Chandler as their Interim Conductor for the Spring 2018 season....

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Temple Mayor Michael Johnson

Meet Temple Mayor Michael Johnson

By Chuck Palmer | Feb 7, 2018

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...

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John Bleakley Ford

John Bleakley Ford: A Fifty Year Journey

By Chuck Palmer | Feb 7, 2018

John Bleakley Jr John Bleakley Ford is marking fifty years as a car dealership. Half a century. Thousands upon thousands of cars and trucks sold, serviced, and sometimes resold. Generations of employees and customers, some who return from their homes...

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Elana Meyers Taylor

Douglasville Native Elana Meyers Taylor Interview

By Tim Collins | Feb 7, 2018

Douglasville Native Elana Meyers-Taylor : Photo By Molly Choma HOPING THIRD TIME IS CHARM IN QUEST FOR GOLD Douglasville native Elana Meyers-Taylor will be competing in her third Winter Olympics as the pilot of one of the two-man Team USA...

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Fire Safety House

Fire Department purchases brand new Fire Safety House

By Allison | Feb 1, 2018

The Douglas County Fire Department is excited to announce the newest addition to its fleet of equipment to help save lives. The latest, state of the art, fully equipped, portable Fire Safety House has arrived.   The 2016 SPLOST (Special...

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Leadership Scholarships Available for High School Seniors

Leadership Scholarships Available for High School Seniors

By Allison | Feb 1, 2018

Chamber Foundation Leadership Scholarship Applications Available for High School Seniors The Douglas County Chamber Foundation is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to high school students from Douglas County schools. These scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors exemplifyingoutstanding leadership qualities.   The Douglas County Chamber Foundation presents the Chamber Leadership...

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Main Street launches Downtown Love promotion

Main Street launches Downtown Love promotion

By Allison | Feb 1, 2018

Win $250 shopping Downtown in February   Main Street Douglasville announces the Downtown Love 2018  contest. Shop or dine at an eligible downtown Douglasville business between February 1st and February 28th, fill out an entry form and attach the receipt...

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Grief Therapy Dog begins journey at Jones-Wynn

Grief Therapy Dog begins journey at Jones-Wynn

By Chuck Palmer | Feb 1, 2018

Charlie Blue Dogs have been informal therapy for their owners since domestication of the animal thousands of years ago. They are naturally drawn to humans and, under normal circumstances, are outgoing and even affectionate to human strangers. Anyone who has...

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Maquissa Thomas

Maquissa Thomas joins Douglas Women’s Center

By Allison | Feb 1, 2018

Douglas Women’s Center has added Maquissa Thomas, MS, WHNP-BC, RNC-MNN to their practice. Thomas is an Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University. Her 16 year career in women’s health began in labor and delivery and maternal newborn nursing...

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Little Caesars Opening Next Tuesday, February 6

Little Caesars Opening Next Tuesday, February 6

By Allison | Feb 1, 2018

Douglasville will soon have two Little Caesars locations. A new location is scheduled to open on February 6th, barring any last minute construction delays, in the Kroger shopping center at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Fairburn Road, in the...

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Jefferson’s restaurant plans for March opening

By Chuck Palmer | Feb 1, 2018

Jefferson’s restaurant plans for March opening in Villa Rica Jefferson’s restaurant has announced that they will be opening in Villa Rica this March. The restaurant will be located at 750 West Bankhead Highway, at the former location of Sonya’s Bar...

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Downtown Douglasville Master Plan

Downtown Douglasville Master Plan

By Chuck Palmer | Jan 25, 2018

This rendering shows the area where the jail sits currently. An amphitheater and green space have been proposed for this area. The big glass building may be government offices. Future look of the Conference Center (which will not change), and...

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Cover Me Southern

Cover Me Southern: Golden Business of the Week

By Allison | Jan 24, 2018

Cover Me Southern Boutique Villa Rica Cover Me Southern Boutique was awarded 2018 Golden Business of the Week for January 22 – 27 by the Villa Rica Main Street Board. A number of members from both the Main Street Board...

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Safelite AutoGlass

Safelite AutoGlass Celebrates New Location

By Allison | Jan 24, 2018

Safelite AutoGlass Celebrates New Location in Lithia Springs Safelite AutoGlass general manager, Norm Towne, staff, and Chamber representatives celebrated the grand opening of their location by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on January 11th. Safelite AutoGlass is now at 420...

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Cinco De Mayo closes but plans to reopen soon

By Chuck Palmer | Jan 22, 2018

Cinco De Mayo Moving   Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill has temporarily closed in Douglasville. The restaurant, located at 3281 Highway 5 for the past 11 years, is moving to 7436 Douglas Boulevard, the original location of Highlanders Tavern and...

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Dr. Tammy Robinson MD

Dr. Tammy Robinson MD moves practice

By Allison | Jan 22, 2018

Tammy J. Robinson, MD, Joins Tanner Primary Care at Mirror Lake   A longtime Douglasville physician is moving her practice to the western edge of the county to take part in a comprehensive approach to patient care.   Tammy J....

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Home Furnishings Market and Boutique

Home Furnishings Market and Boutique Grand Opening

By Chuck Palmer | Jan 19, 2018

The Grand Opening of Home Furnishings Market and Boutique at 417 Main Street in Villa Rica is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, from 4pm to 7pm. The new shop, which specializes in home decor, furniture, and gifts with a “southern...

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Animal shelter needs donations and volunteers

Animal shelter needs donations and volunteers

By Allison | Jan 16, 2018

The Douglas County Animal Shelter is in need of donations. Fleece throw blankets and canned cat food are the most needed items. Other accepted items are: Cat Litter, wet or dry dog or cat food (any brand), old towels, un-shredded...

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Jeremy Adams

Jeremy Adams featured at the Vine Cafe’ and Market

By Chuck Palmer | Jan 16, 2018

Douglas County native and long time artist, Jeremy Adams, is the featured artist at Vine Cafe’ and Market for the month of January. Adams is well known in West Georgia and has previously exhibited as a featured artist at the...

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Little Caesars opening

Little Caesars opening in early February

By Allison | Jan 16, 2018

Douglasville will have two Little Caesars locations. A new location is scheduled to open on February 6, barring any last minute construction delays, in the Kroger shopping center at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Fairburn Road, in the former...

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Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Bentley’s Pet Stuff continues Pet Things’ natural focus

By Chuck Palmer | Jan 16, 2018

In April, 2017 Chicago based Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquired Pet Things, the pet goods store at 6880 Douglas Boulevard. Pet Things, open since November, 2012 by Terry, Cathy and Brandon Brlecic, focused on offering safe pet foods and goods, and...

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Buy Local Win Big Program

Buy Local Win Big Program Wins Big with Commmunity

By Allison | Jan 16, 2018

Buy Local – Win Big Holiday Program WINS BIG with Community Involvement The Douglas County Chamber, Main Street Douglasville, Douglas County Economic Development Authority and Main Street Villa Rica partnered together to “challenge” the community to BUY LOCAL during the...

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