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Google Kicks Off Program With Douglas Boys & Girls Club

Patch.com1 hour ago

Prep football season opens in North Fulton

NeighborNewspapers.com6 hours ago

CRH Healthcare acquires Physicians Immediate Med

Atlanta Business ChronicleAug 25, 2015

From Patch.com:

http://patch.com/georgia/douglasville/douglasville-police-chief-womack-retire-reports-0

Other Headlines:

Man found guilty in Douglas County road rage murder

Mableton.11alive.com1 hour ago

Douglasville police chief taking early retirement

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAug 20, 2015

Power Outages

Over 20,000 in the county right now are without power.  The cause is unknown at this point.  GreyStone Power reported fifteen hours ago that crews were repairing a broken pole in the Skyview/Mt. Vernon Area but the outages are not near this area.  My power was off for about an hour yesterday and was off around noon today for ten minutes.  More details as I get them.

Greystone Power is now reporting there is a problem with a Substation.

From the Douglasville Police Department:

“Greystone Power has a major outage that covers a significant portion of Douglas County. Traffic lights are out in several place on Chapel Hill Rd and Hwy 5. Greystone is working to restore power as soon as possible.

Pass this on to everyone you know in the area. Please only call 911 if there is an emergency to report, as they are being overwhelmed with calls about the power being out.”

From Greystone Power’s Facebook Page:  “We currently are experiencing a number of outages in the Douglas County service area. Crews have been dispatched to the following locations: Annewakee, Mason Creek, Chapel Hill and Central Church Road. As you can imagine, our phone lines are quite busy. You can report your outage online through our Storm Center or call 1-866-473-9786. I will post an update once I have more information.”

To take a look at Greystone’s Outage Map: http://www.outageentry.com/dvOSM4/dvOSM4.php?Client=GREYS

Georgia Power also has a few outages: http://outagemap.georgiapower.com/external/default.html

Headlines

Douglasville police investigate death of baby – Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

FOX 5 Atlanta1 hour ago

Offseason continues to shorten for local programs

NeighborNewspapers.com48 minutes ago
Douglas Neighbor – 21 hours ago

Jobs

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Licensed Practical Nurse

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Headlines

Cato Recent Comps Trend Falters with 1% Decline in August

Zacks.com21 hours ago
(Douglasville has a Cato shop again…I think we had one many years ago.)
WSB Atlanta

Misfits in the suburbs

The Christian CenturyAug 7, 2015
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PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAXHAM ROAD/THORNTON ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

Holiday Inn Express, 850 Crestmark Drive, Lithia Springs
The intersection of Thornton Road and Maxham Road is one of the most heavily traveled in Douglas County, and has more the double the number of accidents than the State average. Due to these conditions, the Georgia Department of Transportation and Douglas County Department of Transportation have been working on an intersection improvement project to help with congestion and traffic flow.The project includes widening existing lanes to accommodate a planned median installation and turn lanes between the directional lanes of Maxham Road. There will also be a change of lane assignments and the elimination of weaving to help reduce traffic congestion. The project also includes sidewalks on both sides of Maxham Road to serve two major apartment complexes to provide direct pedestrian access to the retail commercial area. The entrance to the Kroger Shopping Center off Maxham Road will be reconstructed for right- and left-turn in, but only right-turn out on Maxham Road. Traffic islands will be constructed at the Maxham Road/Thornton Road intersection.

The project is estimated to cost $1,320,000 of which $1,056,000 will be funded under the Freight Operations and Safety Program of the U. S. Department of Transportation. Local funds of $264,000 have been budgeted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

An Informational Meeting will be held on the proposed project on Tuesday, August 18th, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 850 Crestmark Drive, Lithia Springs, during which maps and other information will be available for the Public to view and on which comments are welcome. There will be no formal presentation of information during the meeting, but written comments will be accepted, and a Court reporter will be present to record oral comments from the Public. Admission is free.

Construction of the proposed project is projected to begin later this year. All comments received during the Informational Meeting will be considered before the project design is finalized.

Headlines

Man charged with peering into Bonaire homes, videotaping girls

Macon Telegraph11 hours ago

Final Douglas school budget hearing set Aug. 17

NeighborNewspapers.com11 hours ago

Man arrested in fatal Douglasville motorcycle crash denied bond

Atlanta Journal Constitution13 hours ago

Colonial Hills Christian football prepares for new season

NeighborNewspapers.com17 hours ago

Audrey Middleton admits playing a less than idyllic “Big Brother’ game

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Jul 26, 2015

Headlines

Four-star wing Brandon Robinson plans visits

Scout7 hours ago

Trial begins for man accused of running over Douglasville

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAug 3, 2015

Hit from behind, man dies in I-20 motorcycle crash

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAug 2, 2015

Former Fulton Drug Prosecutor Convicted of Drug Charges

Daily Report (registration)11 hours ago

This Week In Photos

Digging In

A Plan and an E-Tool

MFCU in the Community

2015-16 Executive Committee

Scaly Dad, Rick Curren, thanks Deputy Clint Adams of the Douglas County, GA Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit for his service.  Watch the short video shot on location with Deputy Adams and hear what inspires him to serve his community!  You can see this video on

Get him, guys!  😉  After filming this @scalyadventures episode, the Douglas County, GA K-9 Unit found a creative use for our giant snake hook!    www.ScalyAdventures.com #scalyadventures #scalyadventurestv #piercecurren #familyfriendly #scalyfriends

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