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Posted on: February 21, 2017

PREMIUM WATERS DONATES $15,625 FOR MIRACLE FIELD

On Friday, February 17, 2017, Premium Waters corporate office along with the local Premium Waters Employees Committee, presented the City of Douglas and Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation Department with two checks totaling $15,625.00.  T...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

CITY OF DOUGLAS IS DESIGNATED A PLANFIRST COMMUNITY

Commissioner Olivia Pearson, Commissioner Cindy McNeill, and Commissioner Kentaiwon Durham along with Community Development Director Dale Batten accepted the PlanFirst plaque on behalf of the City of Douglas.  The group first met at the Coverdale...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

NEW RADIO SHOW “COMMUNITY CONNECTION” ON 97.9 WDMG FEATURES CITY OF DOUGLAS AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The City of Douglas and Douglas Coffee County Chamber of Commerce have formed a relationship with Broadcast South, LLC and WDMG 97.9 to host a weekly community news show titled “Community Connection.”  The show will consist of...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

DOUGLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTS NEW PROGRAM TO DETER AND REDUCE THEFT IN DOUGLAS

The Douglas Police Department will be starting a program in an effort to reduce the number of thefts committed in the City of Douglas. The program involves Officers identifying targets that are desirable to criminals and notifying the owners of the proper...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Wynetta Bolder Elected Pres. of the Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Board of Directors

On February 6, 2017, Wynetta Bolder, City Clerk of Douglas, was elected to serve as the 2017 Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) President. After serving on numerous committees and serving as the President Elect in 2016, Mrs...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

DOUGLAS FIREFIGHTER LEE CLEMENTS RECIEVES FIRE INSTRUCTOR 1 CERTIFICATION FROM THE GA FIRE ACADEMY

In January 2017, Engineer Lee Clements, of the Douglas Fire Department, received Fire Instructor 1 certification from the Georgia Fire Academy.  The Fire Instructor I course is designed to prepare candidates to demonstrate the knowledge and ability t...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

FIREFIGHTER ROBERT BEECHER BECOMES FIRST DOUGLAS FIREMAN TO EARN GEORGIA SMOKE DIVER CERTIFICATION

On February 3, 2017, Douglas Fire Department Engineer Robert Beecher completed a grueling, 6 day, 60 hour training course to earn the prestigious title of a certified Georgia Smoke Diver #982. After completing a qualification course, Beecher was accepted ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

HENDERSON AND THOMAS ATTEND MAGNOLIA MIDLANDS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL RETREAT

Georgia Henderson, Public Information Director and MMTA President, along with Blondale Thomas, MMTA Secretary/Treasurer, attended the Magnolia Midlands Travel Association Annual Retreat, Feb. 2 & 3 in Vidalia.  The Magnolia Midlands Travel As...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

ASHLEY SLATER HOUSE CAMELLIAS PLACED ON GEORGIA’S CAMELLIA TRAIL

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Pattie Merritt, Main Street Coordinator, represented Douglas as the American Camellia Society and Georgia Tourism announced the Georgia Camellia Trail at Massee Lane Gardens in Ft. Valley.  The Camellia Trail features 3...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO HELP PLACE TRASH/RECYCLING CARTS PROPERLY AT CURBSIDE

The City of Douglas along with Transwaste/Waste Industries would like to encourage citizens to be conscious of how trash/recycling carts are placed at the curbside for collection and how trash/recyclables are placed properly in the cart for pickup.&nb...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

GDEcD TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND ARTS DAY AT GEORGIA STATE CAPITAL

On Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24, Public Information Director, Georgia Henderson, who serves as the Magnolia Midlands Travel Association (MMTA) President, and Media Relations/Event Coordinator, Blondale Thomas, attended Georgia Department of Econom...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

CITIZENS ARE URGED TO REPORT NON-EMERGENCY CITY ISSUES - IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

The “See Something, Say Something” campaign can be used for more issues other than crime reporting. Citizens are encouraged to report discolored/rusty water, “smelly” water, potholes, electrical outages, water leaks, and other related items for the City....Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

CITY COMMISSIONER DURHAM RECEIVES TRAINING CERTIFICATE AT GMA’S MAYORS’ DAY CONFERENCE

Douglas Commissioner Kentaiwon Durham received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan 22.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

WARD 6 CITY COMMISSIONER BOB MOORE CHOSEN AS DOUGLAS’ 2017 MAYOR PRO TEM

 

Long time City Commissioner for Ward 6, Bob Moore, was chosen as the Mayor Pro Tem for 2017 by the Mayor and City Commissioners at the City Commission meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017.  Commissioner Moore has served the citizens of Dougla...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

CALLING ALL CITIZENS! WE ARE SEEKING YOU FOR THE 2017 DOUGLAS 101: CITIZENS ACADEMY PROGRAM

Would you like to learn more about your local government? If so, you should register for the FREE Douglas 101: Citizen’s Academy program. Students of this program will learn about the day to day operations of the different departments that help to run t...Read on...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

CITY OF DOUGLAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ORDINANCE

At the City Commission meeting on Monday, December 12, 2016, the Mayor and City Commissioners voted to amend alcoholic beverage ordinance which will allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed and sold on Sundays. Douglas citizens were given the chance to vo...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

DOUGLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR WINTER SEASON

As the temperature outside drops, Douglas families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),...Read on...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

COFFEE COUNTY & DOUGLAS DISCUSS PLANS FOR A MIRACLE LEAGUE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN & ADULTS

On Monday, December 12, 2016, City of Douglas officials, Coffee County Board of Education officials, and concerned citizens met at City Hall to discuss plans to bring a Miracle League to Douglas. Stephanie Davis with Miracle League, gave an overview of h...Read on...

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