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7:30pm Vehicle hit a deer on North Helton Road.
7:31pm 10-28.7:32pm Suspicious persons at the country store.
7:33pm 10-28.
7:35pm Possible 10-44.  EMS en route.
7:40pm 10-28.
7:43pm Burglary.
7:43pm Domestic dispute.
7:48pm Domestic dispute.
7:53pm 10-28.
7:59pm Officer requesting a deputy for a 10-38.
8:01pm Deputy dispatched.
8:01pm Possible discharging firearms reported.
8:03pm Possible intoxicated driver.
8:09pm Mechanical breakdown on I-20 just past Thornton Road.

Headlines

This is in the Carroll County School system…but still.
http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/tween-catches-bully-teacher-on-tape-234052398.html

School system investigating complaint against teacher

Times-Georgian-Nov 8, 2013

Can a teacher call students ‘ugly butts’ and threaten to skin them …

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)-Nov 7, 2013

Douglasville pastor quits after child molestation allegations surface

 

WXIA-TV-by Paul Crawley -8 hours ago

 

Clerk fired for shooting gun at robber due to ‘no gun’ policy

 

Mableton.11alive.com-by Paul Crawley -Nov 9, 2013

Circle K Robbery: Douglasville, Ga.

douglascountysentinel-Nov 9, 2013

 

Store manager fired for shooting at robber is fighting back

 

WXIA-TV-by Paul Crawley -Nov 8, 2013

Headlines

L’Dara International Brings Fresh Look to Douglas County

Patch.com-3 hours ago

The meeting is tonight at 6:00 PM.

http://douglascountyga.suiteonemedia.com/Web/Player.aspx?id=76&key=-1&mod=-1&mk=-1&nov=0

For Sale

  • 5 acres on Duralee Lane South with sidewalks on property frontage: $1.5 million
  • 4.09 acres on Fairburn Road, frontage on Fairburn Road and Duralee Lane: $2 million.  “Prime Commercial Land.”  “FAIRBURN ROAD DOT REALIGNMENT and widening project is now in land aquisition phase. VISIT http://www.GAHWY92.com and tour the aerial photo slide show and the video of the fly-over project. Construction slated to begin OCTOBER 2014. Large number of end users are being displaced by the new road and DEVELOPERS are strongly encouraged to take a serious look at this location. Near 1-20. Duralee Lane extended to Dorris Road at Regional Transportation Center and Court House. This location is accessable to Fairburn Road and Duralee Lane. The DOT realignment project purpose is to rerout the existing Hwy 92/ Fairburn Road to create an underpass beneath GA Hwy 78 and Southern Railway, continuning north and reconnect to Hwy 92 facilitating an improved traffic flow from Douglas County’s Interstate 20 North exit into Paulding County. Projected traffic flow at site after completion of new road is estimated at 55,000 cars daily.”
  • 18 acres at 4251 Hwy 5–”Perfect for major retailer, grocery, convenience store, assisted living and more!”  Detention pond on property.  $2.2 million.
  • 13.76 acres at 3615 Hwy 5–”This site is perfect for HOSPICE location, Senior services or retail strip center. Unimproved site consists of 12.6 acres. Additional 1+ acre and home at location.”–$1.5 million.
  • 121 acres of foreclosed, bank-owned land at Hwy 5 and Flint Hill Road.  Residential.  $450,000 (reduced price).
  • A 146.14 acre golf course in Greystone Subdivision with a clubhouse and paved parking.  $459,000.
  • Anneewakee Falls Subdivision.  100 acres.  $1,056,000.
  • 2.90 acres at the corner of Hwy 5 and Dorsett Shoals Road.  Zoned Heavy Commercial.  $150,000.
  • Douglasville Exchange Shopping Center at 7424 Douglas Blvd (where Harbor Freight is)–$4.5 million.
  • Dog River waterfront land at Big A Road and Dorsett Bridge Road.  42.8 acres.  Residential.  $149,000.

Headlines

BOC HOLDING BUDGET RETREAT AT LANDFILL-Douglas County Sentinel

 

Douglasville Police Arrests: DUI, Terroristic Threats, Possession of Pot

Patch.com-3 hours ago

 

Douglasville voters will have their say on controversial councilman’s

WXIA-TV-by Rebecca Lindstrom-21 hours ago
 

CAC’s Visual Arts Show Opens Nov. 3

Patch.com-6 hours ago
 

N.C. murder suspect arrested in Douglasville

Atlanta Journal Constitution-Oct 22, 2013
 

Douglasville residents demand ethics probe of councilman

MyFox Atlanta-Oct 22, 2013
 

Girl dies in I-20 crash in Douglasville

MyFox Atlanta-Oct 21, 2013
 

Douglasville man in court on gang charges

douglascountysentinel-Oct 22, 2013
 

Raffle Law

This was posted by the DCSO on Facebook today:

RAFFLE LAW

Synopsis: Authorization of Raffles. Allows only non-profit, tax-exempt churches, schools, civic organizations, qualified under Section 501 ( c ) of the IRS or bona fide non-profit organization approved by the Sheriff to become properly licensed to conduct raffles.

License Requirements: No qualified organization will be permitted to operate a raffle until the Sheriff issues a license to the organization authorizing it to do so. If the organization operates in more than one county, only one (1) license is required from the county in which the state headquarters is located.

How to get a license? : The organization shall make application to the Sheriff on forms prescribed by the Sheriff and shall pay an annual fee of $100.00. No license will be issued unless the organization has been in existence at least 24-months. This license expires on December 31st of each year.

Exceptions to license requirements: Any organization that operates raffles for residents and patients of a retirement or nursing home or hospital, at which gross receipts are less than $100.00 and prizes are valued at less than $100.00, none of the applicants have are required to submit fingerprints or photographs as a condition of being granted a license. (SEE LEGISLATION – THERE IS NOT REQUIREMENT FOR FINGERPRINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHING OF ANY OF THE LICENSEE.)

If a non-profit organization only operates up to three (3) raffles during a calendar year and each raffle does not exceed 30-days, the Sheriff can issue a special license and charge NO fee.

Sheriff’s Authority:
• Suspend or revoke any license for any violation of this law.
• Allows the Sheriff to come upon the premises of any licensee or upon the premises on which any licensee is conducting a raffle for purpose of examining the accounts and records.
• Promulgate rules and regulations which the Sheriff deems necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this code section. These cannot be in conflict with any of the provisions of this code section.

Requirements of Licensees:
• On or before April 15th, every licensee operating raffles shall file a report with the Sheriff disclosing all receipts and expenditures relating to the previous year.
• Maintain the following records for at least three (3) years from the date on which the raffle is conducted:
a. Itemized list of the gross receipts for each raffle
b. Itemized list of all expense other than prizes that are incurred in the conducting of the raffle as well as the name of each person to whom the expenses are paid and a receipt for all of the expenses,
c. List of all prizes awarded and name and address of all person(s) who are winners of prizes of the $50.00 or more,
d. An itemized list of the recipients other than the licensee of any proceeds of the raffle,
e. A record of the number of person(s) who participate in any raffle conducted by the licensee.

The Licensee shall also:
• Own all the equipment used to conduct a raffle or lease equipment from an organization that is licensed to conduct a raffle.
• Display its raffle license conspicuously at the location of the raffle.
• Conduct raffles only as specified in the licensee’s application.
• Not conduct more than one (1) raffle during any one (1) calendar day.

Penalties:

Operating a raffle without a license is commercial gambling under SS 16-12-22 and punished accordingly – felony conviction – One (1) to Five (5) years and a fine of no more than $ 20,000.00.
Violation of any other provision of this code section is a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. A second offense is a felony – One (1) to Five (5) years and a fine of no more than $ 10,000.00.

THIS IS ONLY A SYNOPIS OF THE LAW – PLEASE REVIEW THIS LEGISLATION BEFORE YOU IMPLEMENT ANY OF ITS PROVISIONS.

http://web.lexisnexis.com/research/retrieve?_m=e923b506074c16fc1dd10e699477e01f&csvc=tocbool&cform=tocslim&_fmtstr=TTOCHITS&docnum=1&_startdoc=1&wchp=dGLzVzk-zSkAW&_md5=8f7d61479d601e958594f9f5e68cd611

Blog Has Been Moved!

I will now be posting new blog posts (starting with yesterday’s post) at http://douglascountynewsb.blogspot.com/.   I was able to import posts from 2007-2008 to the new blog…this one won’t be going anywhere…I just won’t be adding new posts to it.

Hiding Restaurant Scores

I’m not sure when it was changed, but you can no longer get a list of current restaurant scores on the Cobb/Douglas County Board of Health Website.  The site now directs you to a “search” where you can search by restaurant name or zip code.

If you search by zip code, it does not give you the score on the list that generates–you have to click on each individual restaurant to see the score.  I do like that they now include the infractions on each score–but it would be easier if there was still a list that included said score.

A lot of the sales tax revenues, I’m sure, come from restaurants…I imagine this will make it easier for restaurants with a low score to attract more customers.  Even upscale restaurants can get a low or failing score.

The Douglas County government website does make a list like this, but their last list is dated February 17 – March 14.

Headlines

Douglasville man hospitalized after being shot in his face

WXIA-TV ‎- by Holly Pennebaker ‎- 1 day ago


Douglasville
 driver sentenced for killing student

Atlanta Journal Constitution-Nov 13, 2012
 
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