Douglas County Newswire

Douglas County Newswire

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  1. Man on motorcycle hits deer, seriously injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, MO - A Missouri man is in the hospital after his motorcycle crossed paths with a deer. Tuesday evening, Christopher Clinton, 66, of Willow Springs was driving a 2008 Honda Goldwing east on Missouri Route 14 near Dora when the crash happened.

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  2. Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Douglas CountyRead the original story

    Monday | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Douglas County in the city of Ava will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. But survivors of the 2017 flooding and severe storms will still be able to get help with just a phone call. Many of the services available at recovery centers are also available on the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

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  3. Ava R-I Approves Roofing Project, Gym Bleachers and Cost of Living IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | Douglas County Herald

    ... Dial noted the 2017-18 numbers are based on assumptions, and those expectations include a projection that Douglas County will show as much as a 12% increase in assessed valuation this year, as this is a re-assessment year. However, Dial acknowledged ...

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  4. Woman seriously injured after hitting treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, MO - A Missouri woman is recovering after a one-vehicle crash Wednesday night. Kasara Cabano, 18, of Willow Springs was driving a 2007 Dodge Caliber east on Highway 76 near Vanzant in Douglas County when the crash happened.

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  5. Tax notices going in the mail June 30 Waldrop: 82 percent of properties had increase in valueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | Douglas County Sentinel

    The Douglas County Board of Assessors is mailing approximately 53,000 notices to property owners in Douglas County on June 30, informing them of the 2017 fair market appraisal of their real property that will be used for taxation purposes by the county, the cities within the county, and the Board of Education. The notices go to all property owners in Douglas County, including those residing in the cities of Austell, Douglasville, and Villa Rica.

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  6. 13 graduate from Douglas County Citizens' AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | Douglas County Sentinel

    District 3 Commissioner Mike Mulcare organized the Douglas County Government Citizens' Academy three years ago, after first hearing about other counties that offer the program to their citizens. So far, there have been about 50 graduates from the three academies held over the last three years.

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  7. DCSS names 2017-18 Teachers of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | Times Georgian

    The Douglas County School System takes pride in its highly qualified, excellent teachers. Every year a teacher from each Douglas County school is honored as that school's Teacher of the Year .

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  8. Flower Power: Annual Hydrangea Festival taking place this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 1 | Times Georgian

    ... taking part in this weekend's 10th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival. Hydrangeas are in bloom all over Douglas County just in time for two days chock full of celebrating everything green and flowering. Here are some highlights: This year's ...

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  9. Douglas County Traffic Safety Commission has two vacanciesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The News-Review

    The traffic safety commission acts as an advisory body to the county commissioners and promotes traffic safety activities and programs for the citizens of Douglas County. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

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  10. Budget committee boosts sheriff's budget to maintain graveyard shift patrolsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | The News-Review

    Sheriff's deputies would continue to patrol the county through the night under a sheriff's department budget approved by the Douglas County Budget Committee Monday. The committee voted to add $1 million to the sheriff's budget in 2017-18, all money to go toward increases in pay and benefits to maintain full staffing, including the two patrol positions needed to cover the graveyard shift.

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  11. Douglas County budget meetings begin MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | The News-Review

    The Douglas County Budget Committee will begin meeting Monday to discuss the county government's 2017-18 fiscal year budget. The proposed $138.7 million budget would dip lightly into the reserves, to the tune of $9 million, and reduce the number of county employees from 538 to 525.

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  12. Public MeetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | The News-Review

    Douglas County Planning Commission - 7 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, Room 216, 1036 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg. Hearing on proposed amendments to the Park & Recreation Element of the Comprehensive Plan.

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  13. Cedar at courthouse to be removedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | The News-Review

    The Deodar cedar on the west side of the Douglas County Courthouse lawn in Roseburg has become a safety hazard and will be removed, Douglas County commissioners announced Tuesday. The cedar tree, not to be confused with the historic elm tree on the east side of the courthouse lawn, is at the end of its lifespan.

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  14. Peace Officers Memorial Day remembers the fallenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | The News-Review

    Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin speaks during an annual peace officer memorial at the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg on Tuesday. Douglas County Law enforcement officers participate in an annual peace officer memorial at the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg on Tuesday.

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  15. Election turnout appears low as deadline loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | The News-Review

    Douglas County Clerk Patricia Hitt reported that as of Tuesday afternoon, it was looking like this would be the lowest turnout yet by percentage. Just 17 percent of voters had returned their ballots as of 1 p.m. Hitt said that's partly due to the increased numbers of registered voters thanks to Oregon's new motor voter law, which registers people to vote when they go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain or renew their drivers licenses.

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  16. Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice proposes evening town halls for public commentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | The News-Review

    The Douglas County Board of Commissioners would hold two evening town halls a month under a proposal put forward by Commissioner Chris Boice Wednesday. No immediate action was taken on Boice's proposal.

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  17. Plants go fast the Master Gardeners Plant ExtravaganzaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | The News-Review

    Master Gardener David Clark helps a customer at the Plant Extravaganza find a box to carry her plants on Saturday the the Exhibit Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Customers browse the many plants at the Douglas County Master Gardeners Plant Extravaganza in the Exhibit Building at the fairgrounds Saturday.

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  18. Community joins together in day of prayerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Anne Marie Columbo, chairman of the United Way of Douglas County board, ended Thursday's United Way National Day of Prayer Shoebox Breakfast at the Douglasville Conference Center. She ended the program with a quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt during a radio address in 1936.

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  19. Bleakley building gutted; renovations to begin this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | Times Georgian

    Gail Woody, property management manager and James Worthington, director of Douglas County Development Services and County Engineer, stand in front of the small building at the old Bleakley RV campus on Fairburn Road. Property Management moved into the mostly in-house building from the Old Courthouse to give more space to the Coroner's Office and Accountability Courts.

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  20. Day of Prayer observances planned for Thursday in countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2017 | Times Georgian

    Georgia Teacher of the Year Casey Bethel will be the keynote speaker at the the National Day of Prayer United Way Shoebox Breakfast on May 4 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center. As the 2017 National Day of Prayer approaches, there are two annual opportunities for public prayer and reflection in Douglas County on Thursday, May 4. Tickets are currently being sold for the fourth annual Douglas County Day of Prayer and United Way Shoebox Breakfast that will begin at 7:30 a.m. The second event is an annual community-wide prayer event on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse beginning at noon.

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