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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Douglasville/Douglas County Vietnam Veterans Receive Certificates of Honor and Lapel Pins

Vietnam Vets Proclamation from Gov Deal

Mayor Rochelle Robinson, Senator Donzella James, Senator Mike Dugan, and County Commission Chair Dr. Ramona Jackson Jones, in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Governor Nathan Deal recently hosted a Certificate of Honor/Lapel...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

“Miracle on Main Street" Santa Photos Available for Download

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If you had a photo made with Santa at the Douglasville "Miracle on Main Street" Christmas Parade, make sure and download those high res images as soon as possible to share with friends and family during the holiday season.

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Use this link to download your photos... City News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

"A Dose of Douglasville" Citizens Academy Now Accepting Applications

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"A Dose of Douglasville" is a 9-week program to acquaint residents of Douglasville with the structure of the City government and services we provide. The Academy provides residents with information, resources, and tools to become knowledgeable c...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

I-20 at Fairburn Road (SR 92) Interchange Beautification Effort

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The City of Douglasville recently provided an update to the status of one of its major transportation projects:  the beautification of the interchange of I-20 at Fairburn Road.

As the design process is currently being finalized, Steve Tiedemann of...

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City News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Douglasville Downtown Master Plan

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A large group of citizens showed up for the 2nd Phase I meeting about the Douglasville Downtown Master Plan on 12/04/18.

This plan has been nearly two years in the making, and has had direct input from citizens, as well as from a steering committee made up...

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City News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

2018 Employee Service Awards

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The Douglasville HR Department staged their Employee Service Awards Luncheon on December 4th.

45 employees with years of service ranging from 5 to 25 years, were honored. 

Mayor Rochelle Robinson revealed her 2018 Employee of the Year pick, HR Dire...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Finance Department Offers More Online Services!

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The Douglasville Finance Department is now offering more online payment services for city residents. 

You can:

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Mayor Speaks to Mason Creek Elementary 2nd Graders

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson recently spoke to 2nd graders at Mason Creek Elementary about local government and what her job entails. Special thanks to the teachers and students for inviting Mayor Robinson to join them.

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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Light The City Teal For Alzheimers Awareness

City in Teal

November is Alzheimers Awareness Month, and we're helping to raise awareness by turning teal on Nov. 8th for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America "Light The World In Teal" program.

Look for the fountain on O'Neal Plaza to turn teal on Thursday 1...

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Learn more about the AFA... City News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Brighten Academy Takes Home 5 Trophies At 2018 Google Gravity Games

Gravity Games Racers

Another excellent showing from the Brighten Academy Race team at this year’s Georgia Gravity Games. This time they took home five trophies!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the fun. 

See all the race results

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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

USO Drive A Success

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Mayor Robinson would like to extend a huge thank you to the city employees and members of the community who participated in our October USO Donation drive. The Mayor and Council were able to present the collected items to representatives from the USO at a...

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Learn how the USO helps our military... City News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

KDB Wins 4 State Affiliate Awards From Keep Georgia Beautiful

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Congratulations to Keep Douglasville Beautiful on receiving the following 2018 awards from Keep Georgia Beautiful:

  • 1st Place State Affiliate Award (for overall programs and practices that promote a cleaner, greener, more beautiful community).
  • 1st Place Stat...
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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

SPLOST Paving Update

Arbor Station

Jackson Paving will start Asphalt Milling and Resurfacing on Arbor Parkway on Monday, October 22, 2018. This aspect of the project will take up to 2-weeks to complete.

All work is subject to weather conditions.

Here is an updated tentative resurfacing sche...

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City News
Posted on: October 17, 2018

New Community Development 101 Program Kicks Off 1/8/19

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Douglasville Community Development 101 is a five (5) series program, beginning January 8, 2019. Each session is one and a half (1.5) hours, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., one evening a month (Tuesday) ending with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 16, 2...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Douglasville Parks & Rec Director Receives "Distinguished Professional Award"

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The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 5 held their annual awards dinner recently.

Douglasville Parks & Recreation Director Travis Landrum received the "Distinguished Professional Award" at the banquet.

Pictured L-R: Greg Walker...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

KDB Beacons Award Presented to JaQuez "Q" Hunt

Trash Mob

Congratulations to JaQuez "Q" Hunt, the recipient of the Keep Douglasville Beautiful BEACONS Award for his outstanding community service in being the creative lead, choreographer and director of the Keep Douglasville Beautiful “Trash Mob” PSA. W...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Douglasville Employees Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and City of Douglasville employees are showing their support. 

Some Douglasville Police Department vehicles have been lettered in pink, and our city employees sponsored a car wash with all proceeds going t...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018

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On September 21st,  the parking space in front of Douglasville City Hall was temporarily transformed into a small pocket park in celebration of PARK(ing) Day!

Visitors enjoyed ring toss, patio tables with umbrellas, park benches, Connect 4, and li...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Community Town Hall with Mayor Pro Tem Segal

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Thanks to everyone that came to be "citizen engaged" on 9/18 at the Douglasville PD Community Building.

Watch Mayor Pro Tem Segal's Town Hall Meeting.

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Parks Master Plan Draft Released

Douglasville Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan - September 2018

The long awaited Parks Master Plan draft is now available:

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

City of Douglasville Employee "Day of Service" Event for Douglasville Cares

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City of Douglasville employees helped Keep Douglasville Beautiful with landscaping at Loving Hands Ministry on Friday August 24th.

KDB started the "Douglasville Cares" program as a way for city employees to give back to the community through volu...

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City News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Marcia Hampton nominated for 2018 Leadership Trailblazer Award

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The League of Women in Government (LWG) and National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) are proud to announce the 2018 nominees for their inaugural Leadership Trailblazer Award, and congratulations to our City Manager Marcia Hampton for being nominated.

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City News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Douglasville Main Street Manager April McKown Is A Georgia Downtown Development Professional

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During the August Georgia Downtown Conference, April McKown, Main Street Manager for the City of Douglasville, was awarded the Georgia Downtown Association’s Professional Development Program level one certification designation, Georgia Downtown Developmen...

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Georgia Downtown Associaton... City News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

First Habitat for Humanity Home in Veteran's Place Dedicated

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Habitat for Humanity is developing a whole subdivision exclusively for Veteran's in Douglasville. The first of 8 homes was dedicated on Saturday August 4th at the Veteran's Place Subdivision. Mayor Rochelle Robinson and Douglas County Commission Chair Dr....

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Monarch Garden Gets Wings Polished

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BioLife Plasma Services and Keep Douglasville Beautiful (KDB) joined together on August 6th to rejuvenate the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge Butterfly Garden located at Worthan Park.  The group of about 25 volunteers put in several hours of har...

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Douglasville/Douglas County Community Clean Up Day

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful and the newly formed Keep Douglas County Beautiful teamed up on Saturday July 28th for a community clean up day at Arbor Place Mall.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones welcomed a...

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Douglasville City Manager Marcia Hampton named Secretary/Treasurer of GCCMA

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Due to management changes at the Georgia City-County Management Association, Douglasville City Manager Marcia Hampton has been chosen to fill the vacant position of Secretary/Treasurer at GCCMA. Ms. Hampton was formerly the Metro District Representative f...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Douglas County & City of Douglasville Comprehensive Plan Update 2018

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In case you weren't able to attend the meeting, here is the presentation:

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

KDB Releases "Trash Mob" PSA

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The City of Douglasville and Keep Douglasville Beautiful are proud to release our latest Public Service Announcement (PSA) video affectionately known as the "Trash mob". The PSA advocates for litter prevention and includes a customized song and ...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning Wins KDB BEACONS Award

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Congratulations to Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning Co, the recipients of the Keep Douglasville Beautiful's BEACONS Award for their outstanding conservation and community service!  Douglasville’s Mayor Rochelle Robinson was on site to present ...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

SR 92/Mozley Truck Detour in Douglasville

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For Immediate Release  Thursday, July 12, 2018                                 Contact: Natal...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

1st Douglasville Internship Program A Success

2018 Douglasville Interns

The Douglasville Internship Program is a learning experience that affords students a view of the inner workings of city government. Each intern had a variety of responsibilities and the opportunity to participate in some activities.  

Take a look ...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

2018 Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest Winners

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful hosts an annual "Embellishment Contest" in conjunction with the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival and the 2018 winners have been announced:

       Best Mailbox Award - Debby Moreland

C...

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City News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Six Local Heroes Honored With Douglasville Medal Of Service

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Mayor Pro Tem Richard Segal presented six employees from Tires Plus, on Thorton Road, with the newly created Douglasville Medal of Service award.

The men were each recognized for their heroic action and quick-thinking in response to a nine-vehicle wreck th...

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Press Release... City News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Unified Development Ordinance Project Is Underway!

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The City of Douglasville has a very important Unified Development Ordinance project underway.

This project will be led by Jacobs, the consulting firm the City has contracted with for Community Development staff augmentation services.

The goals of the projec...

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City News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Douglasville Police Department First Quarter 2018 Stats

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The Douglasville Police Department believes in Community Policing, and one of the ways they endeavor to be totally transparent in their operations is the quarterly police stats. Here are the first quarter 2018 stats:

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Second Class Graduates from Dose Of Douglasville Citizens Academy!

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The Dose of Douglasville Citizens Academy, held their second graduation ceremony last month. This "citizen engaged" group of 16 people either live or work in Douglasville, and got an overview of city operations during their 10 week class. They r...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Human Resources 2018 First Quarter Promotion Ceremony

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Douglasville Human Resources Department held their quarterly promotion ceremony on March 30th. 

HR Director Teaa Allston-Bing said, “We are excited to honor our newly promoted employees with a ceremony every quarter as part of our employee recogni...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

City Employees Graduate From Carl Vinson Institute Of Government Management Development Program

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Five City of Douglasville employees recently graduated from the Management Development Program offered by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. The course offers comprehensive management and leadership development tailored ...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Human Resources Wins A SHRM-Atlanta 2018 IMPACT Award!

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The City of Douglasville's Human Resources Department has won an SHRM-Atlanta 2018 IMPACT Award! The Awards were held at the Cobb Galleria Center on March 28th. The award recognizes individuals or teams in the profession of Human Resources whose actions o...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Douglasville Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor Welcome Home Celebration

2018 SIlver Medal

Douglasville and Douglas County held a welcome home celebration honoring hometown hero Elana Meyers Taylor at Arbor Place Mall recently. 

Elana won her 3rd Olympic medal as a bobsled athlete at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, and also h...

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City News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Douglasville Police Department 2017 End of the Year Report

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The Douglasville Police Department believes in Community Policing, and one of the ways they endeavor to be totally transparent in their operations is the annual End of the Year Report

Captain Brad Stafford talks about the End of the Year Report ...

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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

City Of Douglasville Wins 1st Place For 2nd Consecutive Year At Healthiest Employers Awards!

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Forty companies committed to making employee health a top priority were honored at Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Healthiest Employers Awards on February 15th at the Georgia Aquarium.The City of Douglasville won 1st place in the "Medium ...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol

Tourism Hospitality Arts Day at Capitol

By the numbers:

  • $60.8 billion dollars is the economic impact that the tourism industry generated in Georgia during 2016
  • $3.1 billion in state and local tax revenue generated by tourism-related expenditures
  • 450,200 Georgians employed in the tourism industry (...
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City News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Douglasville Police Department Fourth Quarter 2017 Stats

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The Douglasville Police Department believes in Community Policing, and one of the ways they endeavor to be totally transparent in their operations is the quarterly police stats. Here are the fourth quarter 2017 stats:

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Douglasville Employees Receive November "Pass The Praise" Recognition

Pass the Praise Award

The City of Douglasville’s Human Resources Department has implemented a new employee recognition program,"Pass The Praise" as a way for supervisors to recognize outstanding employee contributions to their respective departments.

This mo...

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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Douglasville Downtown Master Plan & 10 Year Strategic Plan

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A large group of citizens showed up for the reveal of the Draft Douglasville Downtown Master Plan & 10 Year Strategic Plan on 11/14/17. 

You can watch the meeting on CITI TV.

This plan has been nine months in the making, and has had direct inpu...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Finance Department Offers More Online Services!

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The Douglasville Finance Department is now offering more online payment services for city residents. 

You can:

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

New Vendor Registration System

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The Douglasville Finance Department is pleased to announce that all vendors who do business with the City of Douglasville are now required to register with our online vendor registration system. Just one more way the Finance Department is making business ...

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Section of East Strickland Street to close on 3/28/17

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  • Beginning March 28th East Strickland Street between Ellis Street and Palmer Street will be closed.
  • Ellis Street will be utilized as a Detour Route.

The detour route, (traveling eastbound-away from downtown) will instruct traffic to turn left onto Brown Stre...

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City News
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Jessie Davis Park Access during Highway 92 Construction

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Accessing Jessie Davis Park will require a little extra patience during the Highway 92 construction project.

There are two different "best" routes available to the park.

Alice J. Hawthorne Center, Harvey Jones Stadium, or the picnic pavilions, are...

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Google Maps... City News