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Douglasville, GA

Sikes school

I used Sike's for my oldest daughter beginning at age 3 for day care. She then enrolled in the Pre-K program there. We continued on with the after school program as she entered elementary school; they picked up from Bright Star (they also offer morning drop off at the school as well). She continued that through 3rd grade. My youngest daughter attended the Pre-K program as well. We did not need additional care as I am now a stay-home mother. In addition, I am aware of multiple parents throughout the years that have been very pleased with the attention and care their children received. The parking and pick up/drop off is a headache, but the office attendants are extremely efficient in keeping traffic moving and children supervised getting in and out of vehicles. Before placing my girls in this school, I did thorough research on about a dozen centers within a 15 mile area of our home. While this is not the newest facility, it strongly appeals to those looking for a "family" environment (and they offer delicious home cooked meals daily). The owners have been there for decades, literally, and have not changed ownership & management as many centers do so often. My children both enjoy going back to visit. I will also say that I was extremely pleased with the learning environment for my kids, even 10 years apart. They were well prepared for Kindergarten (and my youngest even learned how to say her alphabet backwards!). I guess you can tell I was ultimately pleased with our overall experience with Sike's, and wouldn't hesitate recommending them at any time.  (Jan 5, 2013 | post #3)

Douglasville, GA

Home Robbery

And if he hadn't been caught, it would have escalated. It already was. And sad that he was hardly more than an adult. AND that his own mother was aiding him in his criminal activity. http://www.nola.co m/crime/index.ssf/ 2012/02/georgia_au thorities_link_sli de.html?fb_action_ ids=4073005538973 &fb_action_typ es=og.likes&fb _ref=s%3DshowShare BarUI%3Ap%3Dfacebo ok-like&fb_sou rce=aggregation &fb_aggregatio n_id=2883814812375 82  (Jan 2, 2013 | post #30)

Douglasville, GA

Home Robbery

How the case was connected... http://douglascoun tysentinel.com/boo kmark/17583318/art icle-Two%20more%20 connected%20with%2 0Bill%20Arp%20burg laries%20in%20cour t#.UNNEu2Q-r1g.fac ebook  (Jan 2, 2013 | post #29)

Douglasville, GA

Home Robbery

Last Friday, I opened my mailbox and pulled out a letter from the DA's office. After reading the contents, I must say, I am pleased with the assistance, the actions, and the conclusion from the Douglas County Sheriff's Department in resolving the act of our home being burglarized in October 2011. The majority of our personal property was stolen and never recovered. Every valuable piece in our home was taken; jewelry, electronics, software, piggy banks. And many sentimental things were gone as well; ultrasounds from both my girls, newspaper clippings 20 years old, social security cards, passports, birth certificates, high school diplomas. After processing a sense of personal violation and feelings of insecurity in protecting my family, a long road I add, my little family stayed strong and we came out smarter and more aware than ever. All parties prosecuted pled guilty. They are: *Jonathan Lanier Martinez: 10 years to serve 2 *Kenny Dewayne Wade: 30 years to serve 7; $19,975 restitution *Jayquwan Ellis Twillie: 20 years to serve 3; $4,139 restitution *William Lowery Mitchell, Jr.: 5 years to serve 12 months *Monica Denise Mitchell: 2 years probation; $1,000 fine This is public information. The case is concluded. It took time, it took patience, but ultimately, we have closure. Thank you so much to those of you that offered support throughout the ordeal, you know who you are. The 2 items that were recovered? A broken CoolPix camera and my .38 special.  (Jan 2, 2013 | post #28)

Douglasville, GA

Girl on I-20?

I saw her with the yellow sign that morning. Friday night, I went to Wal-Mart for a few things, around 8:30PM. Same girl was walking around the parking lot, but wait, this time she looked about 7 months pregnant! As I parked, I watched her slowly cut through a few aisles. When I left my car she approached me and said "Hello" very softly. I looked her up and down, knowing she was up to no good and stood by my car 'til she wandered off. I then watched her glancing into cars that she was walking by, and watched as she casually tried door handles to see if they were locked. I let Customer Service know, and the lady initially said, "And she's asking for money, right?" I responded with, "Nope. She's given up asking for money, now she's just checking for unlocked cars". That manager, I swear, hurtled across that counter top and yelled back, "I'm on it!" Seems to me she has a few different ideas of how to get a few bucks.  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #9)

Douglasville, GA

Nominate Your Favorite Pediatrician

West Atlanta Pediatrics. Dr. Carter has seen both my girls from birth, helping me with a jaundice newborn and a breech baby. When my oldest got cat scratch fever at age 8, he was incredible throughout her recovery. For 15 years, their office has booked same day sick visits, been completely professional through insurance changes, no insurance at times, prompt lab results, and most importantly, considerate and approachable bedside manner. Although we miss Nurse Nancy and Dr. Beno from years past, Dr. Carter and Dr. Young are great with kids. As my oldest daughter becomes a young lady, the nurses there are attentive to her questions. When administering vaccines, they always take care of the girls and make sure we all leave the office happy!  (Jun 25, 2012 | post #10)

Douglasville, GA

Do NOT travel on Bright Star Road

Glad it's finally getting done! Bright Star really needed it. It's easy enough to get around town without using that road for awhile, anyhow. I'll be one happy mama come the new school year!  (May 30, 2012 | post #2)

Douglasville, GA

So sad - Prayers are needed!!!

Here is some of the latest information. It also names what river she was on. http://news.yahoo. com/no-tears-ga-wo man-sees-bacteria- ravaged-hands-2154 12863.html  (May 17, 2012 | post #39)

Douglasville, GA

So sad - Prayers are needed!!!

Aimee and her friends had been out kayaking and enjoying the day. They came across a home-made zip line on their route. It was not at Banning Mills. Another young lady tried it first, and made it safely. Aimee tried it, and it snapped. She received a large laceration on her calf, from the line, and this is where the infection entered. Aimee had been diagnosed with lupus several months ago, and that is being taken into consideration. This is a horribly unfortunate turn of events for this young lady, who was simply enjoying an afternoon.  (May 14, 2012 | post #33)

Douglasville, GA

So sad - Prayers are needed!!!

There is current information available here. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. http://uwgpsycholo gy.org/2012/aimee- copeland/  (May 14, 2012 | post #28)

Douglasville, GA

School FieldTrip Rip-off

My daughter is in 8th grade at Fairplay Middle School. Each year, she has had 1 field trip. 6th and 7th grades were right around $50 (one was to Dahlonega, the other was to the Bodies Exhibit and Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station). This year, she is going on her 8th grade trip for gifted students to Tybee Island. It is a 3 day trip, and cost $255 total. We had 3 months to pay for the trip. I believe it was a $60 deposit, the remaining $195 was due about a month later. I have no problem paying any of those costs. While the Tybee trip seemed pricey, she earned it. Straight A's, excellent attendance and behavior are deserving in my book. Through elementary (Bright Star)school, she went on 2 trips, and those were only with her Program Challenge class. My 6 year old is in 1st grade at Bright Star and has not been on a trip either year. Both girls went on multiple trips in Pre-K at Sike's School. I do indeed think that field trips are becoming a thing of the past, or are reserved for the better behaved kids. Simply my opinion.  (Apr 26, 2012 | post #19)

Douglasville, GA

Man charged for participation in burglary ring

Just another scumbag. A lying, thieving turd. This burglary seriously made me question moving from Douglasville, after living here 20 years. It's just not the same as it was.  (Jan 24, 2012 | post #2)

Douglasville, GA

Home Robbery

An article in the Sentinel today. Feeling OK about this, finally. http://douglascoun tysentinel.com/boo kmark/17267452  (Jan 24, 2012 | post #26)

Douglasville, GA

Home Robbery

Just a follow up... 2 items that were stolen when our home was burglarized last October, have been traced back to us. I don't want to post any information that may come back and bite me in the ass, but I can say that one suspect is currently in custody in Cobb County. While I want to scream the d-bag's name from the rooftops, I will keep quiet for the time being. From the amount and size of items that were stolen, it is indicative that there was more than one burglar involved. And it seems that it was a very centralized area of burglaries for a reason. Goes to show that the majority of criminals really are idiots. And I will concede that the Sheriff's Dept did indeed tell me on that day months ago, "It may take time, but we will find these offenders." And slowly, but surely, the pieces are falling into place.  (Jan 17, 2012 | post #25)

Douglasville, GA

"Warning" Billboard

Referencing the comparison between the two... The analogy she was making was more to the appearance of the ads (black and white photos with pops of red verbiage, meant to really draw attention to the subject matter) and how they both are very eye-catching. Also, that the ads definitely draw awareness to 2 issues that are all too commonly seen in our community. Not so much in comparing the 2 issues, as you can't compare apples to oranges. That a teenager is paying attention to these ads, they are apparently having the intended effect. IMO, both campaigns are leaving impacts, as seen from the numerous posts on this thread. The meth ads, you see the end result of compounded meth use in the form of a sickly, dirty meth-head. The obesity ads, you see the early stages of a lifetime of unhealthy choices.  (Jan 9, 2012 | post #57)

Q & A with mrsmaybelle

Hometown:

Douglasville

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm a mom, wife, sister, daughter, and so much more. I lead a very full life and enjoy my family.

I'm Listening To:

Johnny Cash

Read This Book:

S.A.T. (or How I Became Successful with an SAT Score of 750)

Favorite Things:

Music, cooking, reading, my family, and performing.

On My Mind:

It varies day to day...

I Believe In:

myself.