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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Third Class Graduates from Dose Of Douglasville Citizens Academy!

DOD Graduates

The Dose of Douglasville Citizens Academy, held their third graduation ceremony recently. This "citizen engaged" group of 18 people either live or work in Douglasville, and got an overview of city operations during their 10 week class. They repr...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Douglasville PD 2nd Annual Community Enrichment Day

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The Douglasville Police Department held their 2nd Annual Community Enrichment Day recently. 

There were food trucks, an Easter Egg Hunt and many demos of police/fire equipment and vehicles.

And of course, a slide and bouncy house!

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See more photos at Douglasville PD Facebook... City News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Small Business/Health Fair Expo

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The Douglasville Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with Alpha Kappa Alpha hosted their 23rd annual Easter Egg Hunt and Health and Business Expo at Jessie Davis Park recently. It was a cold, rainy day, but spirits were high inside the Hawtho...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

2019 State Of The City/County Address

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson delivered her 2019 State of the City Address to a packed house at the Council for Quality Growth event that was also the April Douglas County Chamber Lunch.

For the 2nd year, Mayor Robinson spoke at a joint event with Douglas County...

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Watch the event here... City News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Douglasville City Manager Marcia Hampton named VP of GCCMA

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The Georgia City-County Management Association has chosen Douglasville City Manager Marcia Hampton as Vice President of GCCMA. 

Ms. Hampton was formerly the Secretary/Treasurer for the organization. She will spend her one-year term serving alongsi...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

League Of Stars Kicks Off 2019 Season

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The Douglasville Parks & Recreation Athletic Department kicked off the 2019 season of League of Stars Baseball at Hunter Park on Saturday April 13th.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson was on hand for the opening celebration along with the Morehouse College footb...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

Mayor with girls

The Douglasville Parks & Recreation Department and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc,  Rho Pi Lambda Chapter held their annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt event on Saturday April 13th at Hunter Park.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson i...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

New 3 Way Stop At Intersection Of McCarley and East Strickland Streets

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If you're traveling east or west on East Strickland Street between SR 92 and Chicago Avenue, be prepared to stop at the new stop signs that were recently installed to improve safety at the intersection of East Strickland Street and McCarley Street. Previo...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

HR Recognizes Internal Promotions

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Douglasville's HR Department held a promotion ceremony recently to honor employees who were promoted internally to new positions during the first quarter of 2019.

Candyce James formerly with Public Services was promoted to Assistant City Clerk.

L-R: City Cl...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Episode 005 of The Douglasville Impact Podcast

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Spring is in full swing and that means important news and events that concern you, the citizens of Douglasville! On this Douglasville Impact, we introduce Jennifer Johnson, Conference Center and Tourism Director. Jennifer is in charge of the beautiful Dou...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Hawthorne Center Bathroom Renovation Is Complete

Hawthorne Women Bathroom

Why pay $188,796 for a bathroom renovation when you can do it yourself for $64,000? 

Next time you're at the Alice J. Hawthorne Center at Jessie Davis Park, take a look at the beautiful new bathrooms that have been completely renovated with funds ...

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City News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Mayor Robinson Becomes Teacher 4 A Day

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The Douglas County Chamber in cooperation with the Douglas County School System held their annual Teacher 4 A Day event at multiple schools recently.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson was at Douglas County High School to drop in on students in two different classes....

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2019

City Of Douglasville Nominated For 3rd Consecutive Year At Healthiest Employers Awards!

Healthiest Employer

Forty companies committed to making employee health a top priority will be honored at Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2019 Healthiest Employers Awards on May 2nd at Ponce City Market.The City of Douglasville won 1st place in the "Medium Compan...

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City News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mayor with Red Queen and others

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County held their annual "Mad Hatter Tea Party", and Mayor Rochelle Robinson was one of the judges for the "hat contest".

Most Creative Award

Front L-R:   Ian & Julia Schilli...

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City News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Shamrock 5K Fun Run

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Douglasville Parks & Recreation held their first Shamrock 5K Fun Run at Hunter Park in March. Thanks to all the participants for sharing the fun!

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City News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Mayor's Monarch Pledge Butterfly Garden Sculpture Ribbon Cutting

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful in cooperation with the Douglasville/Douglas County Cultural Arts Council held a ribbon cutting at the Mayor's Monarch Pledge Butterfly Garden at Worthan Park for a beautiful new "found art" butterfly sculpture.

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City News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Mayor Robinson Reads For Dr. Seuss' Birthday

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To celebrate 115 years of Dr. Seuss, Mayor Rochelle Robinson visited Mrs. Buterbaugh’s Kindergarten class at Chapel Hills Elementary School to read the Seuss classic "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish". The kids also got to hear "It's...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

2019 Youth Baseball Opening Day At Hunter Park

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson, Councilman Chris "Coach" Watts, and former Atlanta Brave Terry Harper simultaneously threw out the ceremonial first pitch at opening day of Spring Youth Baseball at Hunter Park on Saturday 3/9/19. They were all strikes! ...

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Watch the clip... City News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Douglasville Police Department 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 full year 2018 stats:

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City News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Lending Libraries Are Open In Downtown Douglasville

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In partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, Douglas County Library, the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Cultural Arts Council (CAC), Main Street Douglasville held a ribbon cutting for its new Lending Libraries Program in Downtown Doug...

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City News
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Douglasville Celebrates Its 144th Birthday

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To commemorate Douglasville’s 144th Birthday, the City of Douglasville, residents, businesses and the public gathered at the Douglasville Conference Center on February 25th for a birthday celebration. 

Mayor Robinson, Council members, &a...

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City News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Unified Development Ordinance Project Is Nearly Complete

UDO logo

The City of Douglasville's very important Unified Development Ordinance project is nearly complete.

This project was led by Jacobs, a consulting firm the City contracted with for Community Development staff augmentation services.

The goals of the project we...

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City News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Clearing Begins At New City Maintenance Facility

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The City's Maintenance and Sanitation operations will gain much needed space to facilitate growth when their new Cedar Mountain Road Maintenance Facility opens in the Fall of 2020, if the project stays on schedule. 

Clearing and grading work start...

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City News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Church Street Crosswalk Gets A Facelift

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The next time you're driving east or west on Church Street, when you get to the 3 way stop at Price Avenue, take a moment to admire the Douglasville logo painted on the crosswalk. The logo was the idea of City Councilman Terry Miller, who wanted a symbol ...

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City News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Mayor Rochelle Robinson Speaks at Stewart Middle School Black History Month Celebration

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The Stewart Middle School (SMS) Black History Month celebration is a big event every year, and Mayor Rochelle Robinson was delighted to make remarks at the program this year.

Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones introduced the guest spe...

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City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Mayor Rochelle Robinson Visits Arbor Station Elementary For Black History Month Celebration

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210 years later on February 12, 2019, in Douglasville, Georgia, Mayor Rochelle Robinson was discussing one of President Lincoln's most important accomplishments with 2nd graders at Arbor Station Elementary School to celebrate Black History Month. Presiden...

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City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Chief Gary Sparks is Douglas County Chamber's "Citizen of the Year"

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Congratulations to Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks who was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce.

Chief Sparks works tirelessly to help at risk youth, and his stated goal has always been to "be one with ...

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City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Mayor Rochelle Robinson And Chris Pumphrey Talk Economic Development

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The Douglasville Community Relations Department has uploaded the current "Positively Douglasville" to our YouTube Channel, mycititv.com.

The latest edition of the show is also airing on Comcast Channel 22 in Douglasville and Douglas County, and i...

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City News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

New TV Show Kicks Off On CITI TV - "Community Focus"

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The Douglasville Community Relations Department has launched a brand new show called "Community Focus" that will do exactly what the name says!

The first edition of the show is airing now on Comcast Channel 22 in Douglasville and Douglas County, ...

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City News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Douglasville HR Department Kicks Off Go Red For Women for Heart Health Month

Heart Month

City of Douglasville employees celebrated the National "Go Red for Women" campaign to kick off Heart Health Month during February.To make it even better, they celebrated in two different locations.The PD staff was first at the Public Safety buil...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

North Side Redevelopment Plan Released

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The area just north of Downtown Douglasville, referred to by locals as the “North Side”, is a collection of older homes, churches, and schools intermixed with newer large suburban subdivisions. In recent years, Downtown Douglasville&am...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Temporary Railroad Crossing Closures In Douglasville

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Beginning on Thursday January 24th, Road Safe Traffic Systems will be conducting maintenance on railroad crossings in portions of Cobb and Douglas Counties on behalf of Norfolk Southern Corporation. These closings will begin in the Austell area and move w...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Parks Master Plan Released

Douglasville Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan - September 2018

The long awaited Parks Master Plan is now available:

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City News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

GDOT Updates SR92 Progress

GDOT 10-29-18

On October 29th, 2018, the City of Douglasville invited representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to meet and discuss the progress of the State Route 92 Relocation Project. In addition to discussing the concerns of the City Coun...

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City News
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: 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: 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

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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

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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: 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: 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

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: 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!

Code rewrite kickoff

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: March 16, 2018

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

Carl Vinson Graduates

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 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: 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

Jessie Davis Park

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