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3 hrs ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

Advance voting begins Monday

Douglas County voters will be able to cast ballots early beginning Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse for the party primary and nonpartisan elections.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA

7 hrs ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

Emory had - infectious' desire to get things done

Staff / Samantha M. Shal Fred Harris is shown in his restaurant with a hat worn by the late 'Captain' Herb Emory at the most recent Toys for Tots event.

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Related Topix: Lithia Springs, GA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Man to face Massachusetts charge in 1974 slaying

Authorities say a Georgia man will be returned to Massachusetts to face a murder charge in a 40-year-old slaying.

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Patch.com

Every 15 Minutes: Lithia Springs High Video Offers Somber Message on Teens and Alcohol

Students at Lithia Springs High School teamed with several local agencies to produce a public-service video showing the dangers of teenage drinking and driving.

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Related Topix: Lithia Springs, GA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Patch.com

Douglas County Special Olympics Program Named Tops in Georgia

Special Olympics Georgia says Douglas County has the state's top local Special Olympics program.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Area firefighters climbing Atlanta tower to benefit lung association

Local firefighters are teaming up to participate in the American Lung Association's 8th annual vertical challenge to race to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, Calhoun, GA, Fire, Dalton, GA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate

James Nixon of Douglasville, who works as a body piercer, is the only Democrat seeking the Georgia Senate District 30 seat held by State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Troup County, GA, Paulding County, GA

KSL-TV

School officials ID 3 students in pepper spraying

Three Douglas County High School students are facing possible disciplinary action after school officials say they took turns releasing pepper spray from a can inside the school.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Douglasville, GA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

Local Artist Janet Deal Featured at Dog River Library

Submitted by Douglas County Communications Janet Deal is the featured artist for the month of April at the Dog River Library, and her exhibition of original art is now on display in the Library's foyer and Community Room.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Douglasville, GA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

Douglas County Arrests: Who's Behind Bars Today, April 14?

The people who appear in this police blotter were booked into the Douglas County Detention Center .

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News Max

Captain Herb Emory Dies: Beloved Atlanta Traffic Reporter Was 61

Captain Herb Emory, a popular longtime traffic reporter from Atlanta, Ga., died Saturday of a heart attack while helping crash victims at the scene of an accident near his home.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Captain Herb Emory passes away

Captain Herb Emory who helped Atlantans navigate traffic for over 40 years passed away Saturday.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, North Atlanta (North Atlanta, GA)

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Development agencies' merger draws comment

Although the Douglas County and Douglasville economic development authorities have developed a memorandum of understanding between them, at least two Douglas County commissioners would like to see the two entities merge.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt rescheduled to Friday

The Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt at Boundary Water Park, which was canceled last Sunday due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled to Friday.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Governor to appoint acting Douglas DA

The appointment of an acting Douglas County district attorney is now in the hands of the governor.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Times-Herald

Overdose death leaves four charged with involuntary manslaughter

After waiving arraignment last week, four Douglas County residents are headed for trial.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Douglasville, GA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Patch.com

Douglas County Arrests: Who's Behind Bars Today, April 5?

The people who appear in this police blotter were booked into the Douglas County Detention Center .

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Patch.com

Who Are Douglas County's Top 10 Young Professionals?

The Young Professionals Connection, a program of the Douglas County Chamber, announced its Top 10 Young Professionals of 2014.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Douglasville, GA, Georgia, Douglas, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Jobless rate drops in city, county in February

February figures showed Douglas County's and Douglasville's unemployment rate declined from January, the Georgia Department of Labor reported last week.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas, GA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Patch.com

Douglas County Arrests: Who's Behind Bars Today, April 2?

The people who appear in this police blotter were booked into the Douglas County Detention Center .

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