News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Finance Department Offers More Online Services!

Girl on iPad

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

You can:

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2017 Building Department News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Mayor Pro Tem Larry Yockey Retires

Larry and Rochelle

When the Douglasville City Council convenes for the first time in 2018, it will be without Ward 1 Councilman, and Mayor Pro Tem,  Larry Yockey.

Mr. Yockey decided to retire after his current term expired at the end of 2017.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson ...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Mayor's Clean-Up Day Was September 30th

Mayor and volunteer

The Mayor and KDB volunteers teamed up on Saturday, September 30th, to clean up O'Neal Plaza West.

Nice job Madam Mayor and volunteers!

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Ward 2 Town Hall Meeting

Adams at Town Hall

Ward 2 Councilmen Mike Miller and Mark Adams held a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday June 20th at Hudson's Hickory House in downtown Douglasville. 

Their constituents were brought up to date on several projects in their ward, including the Downtown Ma...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: June 2, 2017

City Council Holds 2 Day Budget Workshop

Budget Workshop 2

Douglasville City Council held a special two day budget workshop in order to formulate a fiscal year 2018 budget. 

City Department Directors presented their individual budgets to the Council and answered questions about their departmental budget.

A...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Robinson Town Hall Meetings

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson held two Town Hall meetings to meet with citizens who may be unable to come to City Council meetings. 

The Tuesday meeting was at Jessie Davis Park, and the Thursday meeting was at Hunter Park.

City staff brought citizens up...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Ward 3 Town Hall Meeting

Peter Emmanuel, GDOT

Douglasville Ward 3 City  Councilmembers  Dr. LaShun Burr Danley, Sam Davis, and District 1 County Commissioner Henry Mitchell, held a joint Town Hall meeting on May 9th at Jessie Davis Park.

Ward 3 and District 1 constituents heard prese...

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Watch the video... 2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Ward 5 Town Hall Meeting

Segal Town Hal 2

Ward 5 Councilman Richard Segal held a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday April 25th. 

Councilman Segal's constituents were brought up to date on several projects in their ward, including the Southwest Thornton Road Master Plan.

Thank you to all the Ward...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Douglasville Centenarian Recognized By City Council

John Houston Pedan 100th Bday

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council recently recognized Douglasville resident Mr. John Houston Pedan on his 100th birthday.

Watch the presentation here.

Mr. Pedan was born on October 26, 1917 in Mississippi, and served in the military ...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: February 6, 2017

2017 State Of The City Address

2017 State of the City

Mayor Rochelle Robinson delivered her 2nd State of the City address, and focused on four areas she's concentrated on in 2016:

Finance, Public Safety, Organizational Changes, and The Future.

Download the document.

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Watch the video... 2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Council Proclamation Celebrates Healthiest Employer Award

Healthiest Employer Proclamation

Humana, JE Dunn among top winners at Healthiest Employers Awards (SLIDESHOW) - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Douglasville City Council recognized our HR Department for winning the 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicles Healthiest Employer award for 2017.

Watch the C...

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Atlanta Business Chronicle Article... 2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Douglasville Police Department 2017 Employees of the Year

2017 PD Employees of the Year

Three Douglasville Police Department employees were recognized as "Employees of the Year" on March 2, 2017.

Detective Dave Watson received Officer of the Year.

Amy Sims received Civilian Employee of the Year.

Lt. Brad Loudermilk was awarded Supervi...

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Watch the video... 2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Mayor/Council Recognize Officer Joseph Dwyer

Officer Dwyer and Council

Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the City Council recognized Officer Joseph Dwyer for his heroism in saving the life of an infant. Officer Dwyer immediately began infant CPR upon arrival at the home he was dispatched to on February 11, 2017. He co...

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Watch the video... 2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Latest Mayor & Council Newsletter is out!

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council want you to be informed about your local government, so periodically they publish an electronic newsletter. Click here to subscribe.

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Douglas Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Day

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation to representatives of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated proclaiming Saturday, April 22, 2017 as Douglas Carroll-Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated DAY in th...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: April 18, 2017

May Is Lupus Awareness Month In Douglasville

Lupus Proclamation

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation to Lupus Matters Corporation here in Douglasville proclaiming that May 2017 is Lupus Awareness Month in the City of Douglasville. A representative was on hand to accept the proclamation.

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: March 15, 2017

City Council Enacts New Donation Bin Regulations

Donation Bins

Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson and City Council took action to enact an ordinance regulating donation bins and their locations within the City limits. The ordinance is designed to help maintain a healthy, safe and vibrant environment for the city an...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: June 2, 2017

City Council Holds 2 Day Budget Workshop

Budget Workshop 2

Douglasville City Council held a special two day budget workshop in order to formulate a fiscal year 2018 budget. 

City Department Directors presented their individual budgets to the Council and answered questions about their departmental budget.

A...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: July 21, 2017

City Council Approves Four New Certified Officers For PD

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City Council Personnel and Organization Committee chair Richard Segal brought a resolution forward to hire four additional certified law enforcement officers for the Douglasville Police Department. That would bring the number of officers to 101, which is ...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: July 21, 2017

City Council Approves Employee Sick Leave Incentive Program

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Because City of Douglasville employees are taking less sick time, they're maintaining higher sick leave balances.

Those higher balances allow the HR department to offer employees an incentive program to receive extra pay for up to 3 days per year of excess...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Some Love For Those Who Make Sure We Get Paid!

National Payroll Week Proclamation

Mayor Rochelle Robinson proclaimed the first full week of September 2017 as National Payroll Week in the City of Douglasville. Representatives from the American Payroll Association were on hand to receive the honor from Mayor Robinson and City Council. Wa...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor and Council Vote On 2017 City Millage Rate

2017 tax increase

On August 17th, the Douglasville City Council voted to set the 2017 tax millage rate at 6.911 mills (same as last year) for Maintenance and Operations and at 1.35 (down  .09) mills for general obligation bonds for the Public Safety and Municipal ...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Notice Regarding 2017 Election for City of Douglasville

JOHN Q VOTER

Take notice that no special or general election will be conducted for the City of Douglasville in November 2017.

One and only one individual qualified as a candidate for each City Council seat for which a new term will begin in January 2018, and therefore

t...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: September 8, 2017

City Council Passes Truck Route Resolution

Final Truck Route Map of Douglasville Georgia

The Douglasville City Council adopted resolution RES-2017-50 in August 2017 to update the truck route map for through-routes within the city limits. The map was updated because new territory has been annexed into the City since the last update. Click the ...

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2017 City Council News Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Douglasville Police Department 2017 Employees of the Year

2017 PD Employees of the Year

Three Douglasville Police Department employees were recognized as "Employees of the Year" on March 2, 2017.

Detective Dave Watson received Officer of the Year.

Amy Sims received Civilian Employee of the Year.

Lt. Brad Loudermilk was awarded Supervi...

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Watch the video... 2017 City Council News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Douglasville "Behind the Veil" Bridal Showcase is Sunday 2/18!

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Sunday February 18, 2018 from 2 to 5pm at DOUGLASVILLE CONFERENCE CENTER 6700 Church Street Douglasville, GA 30134.

FREE for brides & guest! REGISTER TODAY! 678.449.3096.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to host your wedding or a special spo...

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Event Facebook Page... 2017 City Events News Stories
Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Ribbon Cutting At Hunter Park on 11/27!

HP Picnic Pavillion

The beautiful new picnic pavilion will open with a ribbon cutting at Hunter Park on Monday November 27th at 2pm.

The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. 

The structure replaces one that was damaged by the...

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2017 City Events News Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Military Honor Garden Ribbon Cutting is November 11th!

Honor Garden Web Graphic

Keep Douglasville Beautiful will unveil their beautiful new Douglasville Military Honor Garden with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday November 11th at 11 AM at Hunter Park.

The ribbon cutting will happen promptly at 11am, then the program will move to ...

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2017 City Events News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Wednesday WindDown At The Park - Cancelled this week!

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Wednesday WindDown for June 21st has been CANCELLED due to potential weather.

Wednesday WindDown at the Park is a 10-week summer concert series every Wednesday evening starting June 7th through August 9th at

Hunter Park, 8830 Gurley Rd. Douglasville, GA 301...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Councilmembers and County Commisioner Team Up

Danley-Davis-Mitchell Town Hall

Douglasville Ward 3 City  Councilmembers  Dr. LaShun Burr Danley, Sam Davis, and District 1 County Commissioner Henry Mitchell, held a joint Town Hall meeting on May 9th at Jessie Davis Park.

Constituents heard presentations from Michelle...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Mayors' Monarch Pledge

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation and local municipalities across the country have created the Mayors' Monarch Pledge to help stem the serious decline of the iconic monarch butterfly population. Butterflies are vital "pollinators" in our ecosyste...

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Read Press Release... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 7, 2017

KDB Receives Honors from KAB and KGB!

KDB Logo combined

Keep Douglasville Beautiful (KDB) received the 2016 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) President's Circle Award as well as the Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) Governor's Circle Award recognition. The awards recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affili...

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KDB Facebook... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Continuing Moments In African American History

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The 2017 "Continuing Moments in African American History" program is available now on CITI TV's YouTube Channel at www.mycititv.com, and on Comcast Channel 22. 

This years program focuses on Douglasville's African American Veterans who h...

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Watch the video... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Inaugural "Dose of Douglasville" Citizen's Academy Class

Dose of Douglasville

"A Dose of Douglasville" is an 8-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 ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Mayors' Monarch Pledge

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation and local municipalities across the country have created the Mayors' Monarch Pledge to help stem the serious decline of the iconic monarch butterfly population. Butterflies are vital "pollinators" in our ecosyste...

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Read Press Release... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol

CVB day at Capitol

Douglasville CVB Tourism Program Manager Samantha Rosado attended the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol recently, sponsored by the Georgia Association of CVBs.

Governor Nathan Deal was presented a "check" for $3 billion do...

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Find out more about tourism in Georgia... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Georgia Gravity Games Winners!

Google car

The 4th annual Georgia Gravity Games were held in downtown Douglasville, Saturday November 4th, 2017.

There were winners, and runners up in four divisions, as well as a video award winner.

Super Stock Division Winners

Stock Division Winners

Scottie Stock Divi...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful And Main Street Douglasville Team Up Again!

Shannon and Gail plant

Keep Douglasville Beautiful and Main Street Douglasville with the help of Alexander High School have teamed up again to beautify downtown.

Both organizations called on their volunteers to help with the effort when they recently planted winter annuals up an...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2017

21st Annual Cultural Arts Council Chili Cook Off & Moonlight Run

Chili banner

It was a beautiful October night in Douglasville, and a large crowd came out to enjoy some chili and a 5K run after dinner!

The Douglasville/Douglas County Cultural Arts Council's 21st annual Chili Cook Off was held on October 21st followed immediately by ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Douglasville Municipal Court Services Wins Douglas County Festival Of Trees!

Courts Christmas Tree with CR

Employees from Douglasville Muncipal Court Services decided to enter a Christmas tree in the Douglas County Festival of Trees this year, and they won "Best Overall Tree" which is the highest award given!

They spent an entire Saturday working on a...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 20, 2017

O'Neal Plaza Ribbon Cutting

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The O'Neal Plaza renovation is complete, and the Ribbon Cutting was held on October 19th. Mayor Rochelle Robinson cut the ribbon, officially opening the beautiful new space.

The work was paid for by a Georgia DOT Transportation Enhancement Grant with a 20%...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: December 5, 2017

"A Dose of Douglasville" Citizens Academy Now Accepting Applications

DOD Citizens Academy

"A Dose of Douglasville" is a 10-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 ...

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Additional Info... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Pride In Our Past - Faith In Our Future Float Winners Announced

2017 4th of July Web

Winners in the Douglasville Independence Day Parade were:

1st Place: Sunrise Memorial Gardens

2nd Place: Premier Drugstore - Village Pharmacy

3rd Place: Sons of Confederate Veterans 943

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Congratulations to Ward 5 Councilman Richard Segal!

GMA - Segal Flag 2

The annual GMA convention is held the last weekend of June in Georgia’s first city, Savannah.

At the beginning of the opening session, a crowd favorite is the "Parade of Flags" where every GMA member city that has a representative in attendance, ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: June 5, 2017

2017 Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest Winners

Moreland Hydrangea garden

Keep Douglasville Beautiful hosts an annual "Embellishment Contest" in conjunction with the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival and the 2017 winners have been announced:

       Best Mailbox Award - Ms. Regina Flan...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Casino Royale In "Las Douglasville"

Craps Table

The Douglasville HR Department sponsored the annual employee health fair as part of their "Be Fit with D-Fit" wellness program.

Employees received health screenings for blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL "good" cholesterol, and bloo...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Douglasville HR Innovates With "Explore Ship" Program

Explore ship web

Congratulations to Ginny Zembrzuski from Douglasville PD who is the first city employee to complete the HR Department’s "Explore Ship" program.

HR Director Teaa Allston stated, "Explore Ship is a way for employees to walk a mile in the shoes...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: May 19, 2017

2017 Douglasville/Douglas County Senior Picnic

Senior Picnic no date

The 46th annual Douglasville/Douglas County Senior Picnic was held at the Woodie Fite Senior Center on May 18th. 

Guests enjoyed browsing vendor booths, bingo, and a great picnic lunch. 

Vera Waddlington won the "oldest woman in atten...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Downtown Beautification Day

Downtown beautification Day

Main Street Douglasville, in cooperation with the Downtown Development Authority held a "Downtown Beautification Day" on May 12th to refresh the live plants that are distributed down Broad and Church streets in Douglasville. A willing group of v...

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Main Street Douglasville Facebook Page... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Downtown Preservation & Tourism Luncheon

HPC Winners 2

The 2017 Downtown Preservation & Tourism Luncheon was held at the Douglasville Conference Center on May 10th.

Winners were:

Convention And Visitors Bureau Spirit Award - Tamara Manny  (Proforma)

Hospitality Worker Of The Year Award - Charlotte W...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Why not celebrate two events at one time?

Admin professionals and walk day 2

No City can operate without a good staff of administrative professionals, and the City of Douglasville has some of the best!

The last full week of April every year is set aside to honor administrative professionals worldwide, and the Wednesday of that week...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Mayors' Monarch Pledge Butterfly Garden is Underway!

Butterfly garden 2

The National Wildlife Federation and local municipalities across the country have created the Mayors' Monarch Pledge to help stem the serious decline of the iconic monarch butterfly population. Butterflies are vital "pollinators" in our ecosyste...

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Read Press Release... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: April 21, 2017

"Wear Purple Day" For March Of Dimes

March of Dimes Wear Purple

City of Douglasville employees show their support for the March of Dimes by wearing purple on Friday 4/21.

March of Dimes

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 31, 2017

New Vendor Registration System

Vendor Registration

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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2017 City News Section Stories
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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2017 City News Section Stories
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... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: January 2, 2017

Maintenance & Sanitation 2017 Important Dates!

2017 garbage bin stickers

With holidays, come changes to sanitation routes in the City. Here is a helpful flyer you can print out and stick on the fridge to keep up with the date changes. There are also some fun events scheduled throughout the year from Keep Douglasville Beautiful...

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Download dates... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Douglasville City Council Offers Citizens A Chance To Serve

Invocation

The City allows a brief invocation to be given before each meeting by an invited minister or individual. The City is committed to religious and ethnic diversity, and welcomes people of all faiths to participate in leading a pre-meeting prayer or brief ins...

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Sign up for an invocation... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Douglasville Sidewalk Preferences Survey

Sidewalk

The Douglasville Sidewalk Preferences Survey is waiting to hear from you!

Douglasville residents may have received a mailer requesting your participation.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The more responses we have, the more accurate the an...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Statement from Chief Gary Sparks

Chief Sparks Town Hall

Read Chief Sparks' statement regarding the July 2015 incident in Douglasville.

Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks

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Download statement... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Douglasville and Google Celebrate Their Partnership

Mayor and Gary Lahr

The City of Douglasville along with Google, and Georgia Tech have successfully presented the Georgia Gravity Games for three years now.

Google Hardware Operations Manager Gary Lahr recently stopped by Mayor Rochelle Robinson's office to deliver a token of ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2017

City of Douglasville "Biggest Losers" are winners!

Bfit with Dfit

19 City employees participated in this year's "Biggest Loser" competition and lost a total of 254 pounds!

The program is sponsored by the City HR Department as part of their "B fit with D fit" initiative.

HR Director Teaa Allston said, &...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: February 17, 2017

"Chat With The Chief" Kicks Off At Arbor Place Mall

Chat with the Chief

In furthering that objective, occasionally Chief Sparks is taking his morning command staff meetings on the road so that citizens can more easily attend and find out how their Police Department operates. 

The first "Chat with the Chief" ...

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Download Year End Report... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: February 16, 2017

O'Neal Plaza Construction | Pedestrian Access

Chan Weeks - Michelle Wright

Pedestrian access is available during the construction project on O'Neal Plaza.

Downtown Douglasville will still be open for business during this time!

Access between Church Street and Broad Street to visit Douglasville's wonderful restaurants, shops and bu...

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Watch the video... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Douglasville Is An ARC Certified Green Community!

ARC Silver Level Green Community

In 2016, the city reaffirmed its commitment to being green by recertifying at the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Silver level.

City Planner, Devon Hooper has led the City's sustainability efforts, and you can find out more about how we are saving taxpayer d...

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Watch the video... 2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: December 21, 2017

City Officials & Employees Assist With Kiwanis "Kids Christmas Special"

City staff at Kiwanis Kids Christmas

Volunteers from all over Douglasville and Douglas County gathered at WalMart on December 14th to help 100 needy youth from our community shop for Christmas gifts.

Each year the Douglas County Kiwanis Club sponsors "Kids Christmas Special" which p...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Groundbreaking Held For Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities

Greg at Groundbreaking

The City of Douglasville broke ground for new Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities on December 18th. 

The City's 2016 SPLOST project list included the renovation and new constructions costs for the facilities. 

The City owned property a...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Breakfast with Santa

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St. Nicholas was greeted by a large crowd for Breakfast with Santa at the Ike Owings Community Center on December 3rd. 

There were cookies to decorate, pictures with Santa to take, and Chick-Fil-A biscuits and fruit to devour!

Mayor Rochelle Robins...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Groundbreaking - Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities

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The City of Douglasville will break ground for new Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities early in December. 

The City's 2016 SPLOST project list included the renovation and new constructions costs for the facilities. 

The City owned prop...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Ribbon Cutting At Hunter Park

HP Pavilion ribbon cut

The beautiful new picnic pavilion opened with a ribbon cutting at Hunter Park on Monday November 27th.

The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. 

The structure replaces one that was damaged by the flood of ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Draft 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 input from cit...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Douglasville Municipal Court Services Enters Douglas County Festival Of Trees

Courts Christmas Tree with CR

Employees from Douglasville Muncipal Court Services decided to enter a Christmas tree in the Douglas County Festival of Trees this year.

They spent an entire Saturday working on a gorgeous tree to enter, and used the experience as a great team building exe...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: November 13, 2017

KDB Military Honor Garden Ribbon Cutting Held On Veteran's Day

Honor Garden Ribbon Cut

Keep Douglasville Beautiful officially cut the ribbon on their beautiful new Military Honor Garden at Hunter Park on 11/11 at 11am.

The KDB Board headed by Paul Laseter, as well as local and state dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the opening of this b...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: November 1, 2017

It's Time To Renew Your City Of Douglasville Business License!

2018 Business License Renewal

It's time to renew your City of Douglasville Business License. If you have not received your renewal notice, please email Rachel Bordeaux, or call her at 678-449-3078. View changes City Council made to ARTICLE I. - OCCUPATIONAL TAX AND REGISTRATION in 201...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2017

21st Annual Cultural Arts Council Chili Cook Off & Moonlight Run

Chili banner

It was a beautiful October night in Douglasville, and a large crowd came out to enjoy some chili and a 5K run after dinner!

The Douglasville/Douglas County Cultural Arts Council's 21st annual Chili Cook Off was held on October 21st followed immediately by ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful And Main Street Douglasville Team Up Again!

Shannon and Gail plant

Keep Douglasville Beautiful and Main Street Douglasville with the help of Alexander High School have teamed up again to beautify downtown.

Both organizations called on their volunteers to help with the effort when they recently planted winter annuals up an...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Douglasville Parks & Recreation Employees Recognized

GRPA logo

Kendrick Davis and Bobby Willingham of the Douglasville Parks & Recreation Department were recently recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 5 awards banquet at the end of October. Mr. Davis is the Program Coordinator ...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 18, 2017

1st Responders Recognized at Douglas County Chamber Lunch

Douglasville PD at Chamber Lunch

The Douglas County Chamber honored the "Heroes Among Us" at the October Greystone Power Luncheon.

Kudos to the Douglasville Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Georgia), Douglas County Fire/EMS Department, Douglas County E-911, an...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 18, 2017

A Section Of Spring Street Will Be Closed On 10/18/17

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Douglasville Maintenance & Sanitation Department is removing a dead tree from the right of way at 6534 Spring Street.

Spring Street will be closed from Adair Street to Duncan Street from 8:45am to approximately 5:00pm today.

Please plan routes around th...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Douglasville Police Department Releases Quarterly Stats

PD Web Graphic fall 2017

Chief Gary Sparks strives to be totally transparent with the operations of the Douglasville PD. Here are the quarterly stats for July - December 2017.

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Douglasville Employees Receive September "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 month’s &quo...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Douglasville Employees Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Helen car wash sign

The Douglasville Human Resources Department kicked off their 3rd annual "Breast Cancer Awareness Week" by raising $550 for cancer research with a car wash at the Celebration of Hope Pink Party on the Parking Deck. Over 20 cars were washed and Do...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Adult Basketball Is Ready For Tipoff!

Adult Basketball Web Graphic

Douglasville Parks & Recreation Adult Basketball runs December 4th, 2017 through February 5th, 2018 at Alice Hawthorne Center at Jessie Davis Park.

Register here.

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Large Crowd For "Chat With The Chief" At St. James AME Church

Chief and DC

On a regular basis, Chief Sparks and his command staff open their morning briefings to the public and call it "Chat with the Chief". 

St. James AME Church was the site of his latest meeting on 10/4, and after enjoying a wonderful breakfa...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful Fall Recycle Event A Success!

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful in partnership with the City of Douglasville, and The Douglas County Lion’s Club held their Free Fall Recycling Event on Saturday, September 30th. Thanks to all the KDB volunteers, and Douglasville Lions Club members that showe...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mayor Robinson Town Hall Meetings

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson held two Town Hall meetings to meet with citizens who may be unable to come to City Council meetings. 

The Tuesday meeting was at Jessie Davis Park, and the Thursday meeting was at Hunter Park.

City staff brought citizens up...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Douglasville/Douglas County Exits Level 2 Drought Designation

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Due to the significant increase in rainfall events, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has released Douglasville/Douglas County from the Level 2 Drought designation. Douglasville/Douglas County will remain in a Level 1 Drought designation...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: September 5, 2017

The Reviews Are In - The Greens Are Winners!

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Saturday September 16th was the grand re-opening of West Pines Golf Course as they debuted their new Tif Eagle Bermuda greens, a re-modeled clubhouse,

yardage markers at all tee boxes, and the cart paths have been repaired.

Watch the CITI TV NewsFlash about...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: September 15, 2017

PARK(ing) Day is September 15th!

Robinson-Segal Park ing

On September 15th 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 corn hole, a patio table with umbrella, park benches, and a jenga game.

The event w...

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2017 City News Section Stories
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Douglasville Employees Receive August "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 month’s &quo...

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2017 City News Section Stories

News Flash

Posted on: December 4, 2017

"Miracle on Main Street" Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting!

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The Douglasville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting was held on Friday December 1st on Church Street in Downtown Douglasville. 

A huge crowd came out to see the twinkling lights and floats, as well as some great Christmas tunes from area high sc...

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2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: September 17, 2015

Douglasville Needs YOU!

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Volunteerism is a huge part of making a community strong, healthy, and vibrant. Volunteers are those stewards of a community that lead, help shape and connect communities by the service they offer with their hands and the passion they emit from their hear...

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A message from your City Manager 2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Douglasville "Behind the Veil" Bridal Showcase is Sunday 2/18!

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Sunday February 18, 2018 from 2 to 5pm at DOUGLASVILLE CONFERENCE CENTER 6700 Church Street Douglasville, GA 30134.

FREE for brides & guest! REGISTER TODAY! 678.449.3096.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to host your wedding or a special spo...

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Event Facebook Page... 2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Draft 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 input from cit...

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2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful And Main Street Douglasville Team Up Again!

Shannon and Gail plant

Keep Douglasville Beautiful and Main Street Douglasville with the help of Alexander High School have teamed up again to beautify downtown.

Both organizations called on their volunteers to help with the effort when they recently planted winter annuals up an...

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2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Douglasville Downtown Master Plan & 10 Year Strategic Plan

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Get involved in the Douglasville Downtown Master Plan, and help determine the direction of downtown including:

  • Parks & Open Space
  • Restaurants, Retail & Mixed-Use
  • Bike & Pedestrian Improvements

Please take our 5 minute survey to make your voice hea...

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2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: September 15, 2017

PARK(ing) Day is September 15th!

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On September 15th 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 corn hole, a patio table with umbrella, park benches, and a jenga game.

The event w...

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2017 Community Development Services News Stories
Posted on: November 17, 2016

City Actively Working To Lower Our Energy Costs

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The City of Douglasville is actively pursuing a "Green" initiative to lower our energy footprint. Community and Development Services Director, Jonathan Lynn reports that in the first three quarters of 2016, the City has saved roughly $640 in ele...

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Douglasville Green Initiatives... 2017 Community Development Services News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2017

It's Time To Renew Your City Of Douglasville Business License!

2018 Business License Renewal

It's time to renew your City of Douglasville Business License. If you have not received your renewal notice, please email Rachel Bordeaux, or call her at 678-449-3078. View changes City Council made to ARTICLE I. - OCCUPATIONAL TAX AND REGISTRATION in 201...

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2017 Finance News Stories
Posted on: November 1, 2017

It's Time To Renew Your City Of Douglasville Business License!

2018 Business License Renewal

It's time to renew your City of Douglasville Business License. If you have not received your renewal notice, please email Rachel Bordeaux, or call her at 678-449-3078. View changes City Council made to ARTICLE I. - OCCUPATIONAL TAX AND REGISTRATION in 201...

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2017 Finance News Stories
Posted on: June 2, 2017

City Council Holds 2 Day Budget Workshop

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Douglasville City Council held a special two day budget workshop in order to formulate a fiscal year 2018 budget. 

City Department Directors presented their individual budgets to the Council and answered questions about their departmental budget.

A...

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2017 Finance News Stories
Posted on: March 31, 2017

New Vendor Registration System

Vendor Registration

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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2017 Finance News Stories
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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2017 Finance News Stories
Posted on: November 16, 2016

It's Time To Renew Your City Of Douglasville Business License!

Business license renewal

It's time to renew your City of Douglasville Business License. If you have not received your renewal notice, please email Lori Martin, or call her at 678-449-3078. View changes City Council made to ARTICLE I. - OCCUPATIONAL TAX AND REGISTRATION in 2016.

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Additional Info... 2017 Finance News Stories

News Flash

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 month’s &quo...

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Douglasville Employees Receive September "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 month’s &quo...

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2017

2017 Employee Appreciation Day

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The Douglasville Human Resources Department recognized the hard work of all the employees who make the City function so well on October 9th at Ike Owings Community Center with a "Paradise in the Park" luau.

HR Director Teaa Allston said "a r...

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Douglasville Employees Celebrate Wellness Week

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The Douglasville Human Resources Department sponsored their 2nd annual "Wellness Week" August 21st through 25th as part of their very successful Be Fit With D-Fit Wellness Program.

Employees were treated to a healthy lunch of turkey tacos, sun dr...

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Human Resources Hosts Employee New Hire Breakfast

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All new employees hired in 2017 are invited to the New Hire Breakfast hosted by the Human Resources department on December 5th 2017 at 7:30am at the Douglasville Conference Center.

Please email Ask-HR if you plan to attend.

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Employee Halloween Costume Contest

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Halloween is one of those occasions where you can let your hair down a little and enjoy the day.

The annual HR Halloween costume contest allows city employees to do that. 

This years winners were:

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Douglasville Employees Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Week

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The Douglasville Human Resources Department kicked off their 3rd annual "Breast Cancer Awareness Week" by raising $550 for cancer research with a car wash at the Celebration of Hope Pink Party on the Parking Deck. Over 20 cars were washed and Do...

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2017 Human Resources News Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Douglasville Employees Receive September "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 month’s &quo...

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2017 Human Resources News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: November 13, 2017

KDB Military Honor Garden Ribbon Cutting Held On Veteran's Day

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful officially cut the ribbon on their beautiful new Military Honor Garden at Hunter Park on 11/11 at 11am.

The KDB Board headed by Paul Laseter, as well as local and state dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the opening of this b...

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2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful And Waste Industries Spruce Up "The Gap"

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful and Waste Industries volunteers spent a Friday morning planting colorful greenery and flowers in "the gap", the area between the Western Auto and McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC on Broad Street in downtown Douglasv...

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2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories
Posted on: November 13, 2017

KDB Military Honor Garden Ribbon Cutting Held On Veteran's Day

Honor Garden Ribbon Cut

Keep Douglasville Beautiful officially cut the ribbon on their beautiful new Military Honor Garden at Hunter Park on 11/11 at 11am.

The KDB Board headed by Paul Laseter, as well as local and state dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the opening of this b...

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2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful And Main Street Douglasville Team Up Again!

Shannon and Gail plant

Keep Douglasville Beautiful and Main Street Douglasville with the help of Alexander High School have teamed up again to beautify downtown.

Both organizations called on their volunteers to help with the effort when they recently planted winter annuals up an...

Read on...

2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Military Honor Garden Ribbon Cutting is November 11th!

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful will unveil their beautiful new Douglasville Military Honor Garden with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday November 11th at 11 AM at Hunter Park.

The ribbon cutting will happen promptly at 11am, then the program will move to ...

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2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Keep Douglasville Beautiful Fall Recycle Event A Success!

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful in partnership with the City of Douglasville, and The Douglas County Lion’s Club held their Free Fall Recycling Event on Saturday, September 30th. Thanks to all the KDB volunteers, and Douglasville Lions Club members that showe...

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2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories
Posted on: September 15, 2017

PARK(ing) Day is September 15th!

Robinson-Segal Park ing

On September 15th 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 corn hole, a patio table with umbrella, park benches, and a jenga game.

The event w...

Read on...

2017 Keep Douglasville Beautiful News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Ribbon Cutting At Hunter Park

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The beautiful new picnic pavilion opened with a ribbon cutting at Hunter Park on Monday November 27th.

The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. 

The structure replaces one that was damaged by the flood of ...

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Douglasville Parks & Recreation Employees Recognized

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Kendrick Davis and Bobby Willingham of the Douglasville Parks & Recreation Department were recently recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 5 awards banquet at the end of October. Mr. Davis is the Program Coordinator ...

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)
Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Dedicated At Hunter Park

HP Picnic Pavillion

The beautiful new picnic pavilion was dedicated at Hunter Park on Thursday August 31st. The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. The structure replaces one that was damaged by the flood of 2009, and the Douglasvi...

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Breakfast with Santa

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St. Nicholas was greeted by a large crowd for Breakfast with Santa at the Ike Owings Community Center on December 3rd. 

There were cookies to decorate, pictures with Santa to take, and Chick-Fil-A biscuits and fruit to devour!

Mayor Rochelle Robins...

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)
Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Ribbon Cutting At Hunter Park on 11/27!

HP Picnic Pavillion

The beautiful new picnic pavilion will open with a ribbon cutting at Hunter Park on Monday November 27th at 2pm.

The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. 

The structure replaces one that was damaged by the...

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Douglasville Parks & Recreation Employees Recognized

GRPA logo

Kendrick Davis and Bobby Willingham of the Douglasville Parks & Recreation Department were recently recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 5 awards banquet at the end of October. Mr. Davis is the Program Coordinator ...

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Adult Basketball Is Ready For Tipoff!

Adult Basketball Web Graphic

Douglasville Parks & Recreation Adult Basketball runs December 4th, 2017 through February 5th, 2018 at Alice Hawthorne Center at Jessie Davis Park.

Register here.

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2017 Parks News Stories (all categories)

News Flash

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Douglasville Municipal Court Services Wins Douglas County Festival Of Trees!

Courts Christmas Tree with CR

Employees from Douglasville Muncipal Court Services decided to enter a Christmas tree in the Douglas County Festival of Trees this year, and they won "Best Overall Tree" which is the highest award given!

They spent an entire Saturday working on a...

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2017 PD News Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Douglasville Police Department Releases Quarterly Stats

PD Web Graphic fall 2017

Chief Gary Sparks strives to be totally transparent with the operations of the Douglasville PD. Here are the quarterly stats for July - December 2017.

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2017 PD News Stories
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Youth Against Violence 10th Anniversary!

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Congratulations to Chief Gary Sparks and all the people who help with the Douglasville PD Youth Against Violence program!

They celebrated a decade of spending 40 Saturday's a year trying to help keep youth in Douglasville out of trouble with the law.

Check ...

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2017 PD News Stories
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Douglasville Municipal Court Services Enters Douglas County Festival Of Trees

Courts Christmas Tree with CR

Employees from Douglasville Muncipal Court Services decided to enter a Christmas tree in the Douglas County Festival of Trees this year.

They spent an entire Saturday working on a gorgeous tree to enter, and used the experience as a great team building exe...

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2017 PD News Stories
Posted on: October 18, 2017

1st Responders Recognized at Douglas County Chamber Lunch

Douglasville PD at Chamber Lunch

The Douglas County Chamber honored the "Heroes Among Us" at the October Greystone Power Luncheon.

Kudos to the Douglasville Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Georgia), Douglas County Fire/EMS Department, Douglas County E-911, an...

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2017 PD News Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Douglasville Police Department Releases Quarterly Stats

PD Web Graphic fall 2017

Chief Gary Sparks strives to be totally transparent with the operations of the Douglasville PD. Here are the quarterly stats for July - December 2017.

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2017 PD News Stories
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Large Crowd For "Chat With The Chief" At St. James AME Church

Chief and DC

On a regular basis, Chief Sparks and his command staff open their morning briefings to the public and call it "Chat with the Chief". 

St. James AME Church was the site of his latest meeting on 10/4, and after enjoying a wonderful breakfa...

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2017 PD News Stories

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Groundbreaking Held For Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities

Greg at Groundbreaking

The City of Douglasville broke ground for new Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities on December 18th. 

The City's 2016 SPLOST project list included the renovation and new constructions costs for the facilities. 

The City owned property a...

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2017 Sanitation News Stories
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Groundbreaking - Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities

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The City of Douglasville will break ground for new Maintenance & Sanitation Facilities early in December. 

The City's 2016 SPLOST project list included the renovation and new constructions costs for the facilities. 

The City owned prop...

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2017 Sanitation News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2018

Unified Development Ordinance

Code rewrite kickoff

The City of Douglasville held a kick-off meeting Thursday, February 8, 2018 for the Unified Development Ordinance project. This project will be led by Jacobs, the consulting firm the City has contracted with for Community Development staff augmentation se...

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2018 City Council News Stories
Posted on: February 19, 2018

City Of Douglasville Awarded GMA Safety & Liability Management Grant

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The City of Douglasville received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $10,000 and a Liability Grant check in the amount of $10,000 toward the purchase of safety equipment for city personnel. Eileen Thomas, Marketing Field Manager for GMA presented the t...

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Read the full press release... 2018 City Council News Stories
Posted on: January 5, 2018

New And Returning Councilmembers Sworn In

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The Douglasville City Council held their first meeting of 2018 on Thursday January 4th and the first order of business was the Swearing In Ceremony of Councilman-elect Terry Miller, and re-elected Councilpersons Sam Davis, Dr. Lashun Burr-Danley, and Mich...

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2018 City Council News Stories
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Latest Mayor And Council E-Newsletter Is Out!

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The latest edition of the Douglasville Mayor and Council E-Newsletter is out to help our citizens stay informed. 

Check it out and share!

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2018 City Council News Stories
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Swearing In Ceremony is Thursday January 4th!

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Join the City of Douglasville Thursday January 4th at 6:00 PM for the Swearing In Ceremony of Councilman-elect Terry Miller, and re-elected Councilpersons Sam Davis, Dr. Lashun Burr-Danley, and Michael Miller. It will be held in the Douglasville Conferenc...

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2018 City Council News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Swearing In Ceremony is Thursday January 4th!

Swearing in Program web

Join the City of Douglasville Thursday January 4th at 6:00 PM for the Swearing In Ceremony of Councilman-elect Terry Miller, and re-elected Councilpersons Sam Davis, Dr. Lashun Burr-Danley, and Michael Miller. It will be held in the Douglasville Conferenc...

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2018 City Events News Stories
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Bring One For The Chipper Day

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Saturday January 6th, 2018 has been declared "Bring One For The Chipper Day" in Douglasville. 

Mayor Rochelle Robinson made the presentation to Keep Douglasville Beautiful Executive Director Chan Weeks at a recent Council meeting.

For mor...

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2018 City Events News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2018

Dose Of Douglasville Class of 2018

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The 2018 Class of "Dose of Douglasville" Citizen's Academy kicked off on January 30th at the Douglasville Conference Center.

The group heard from Mayor Rochelle Robinson, and City Manager Marcia Hampton about their roles, and vision for the City ...

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2018 City News Section Stories
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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2018 City News Section Stories

News Flash

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol

Tourism Hospitality Arts Day at Capitol

We knew it was a lot, but WOW, a record!...

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 (...
Read on...

2018 Community Development News Stories
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Radon - Test, Fix, Save A Life Meeting

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Please plan to attend this meeting at Hunter Park on 1/18...

Radon meeting

2018 Community Development News Stories

News Flash

Posted on: January 12, 2018

Job Fair

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January 23, 2018 10am to 2pm at Douglasville Conference Center...

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2018 Douglasville Conference Center

News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Hunter Park Youth Baseball Registration Is Going On Now!

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Registration for Spring 2018 Hunter Park Youth Baseball has moved online. Register for Spring Baseball.

The Spring Youth Baseball season starts on March 10th, 2018 for an 12 game season with all games played on Saturday.

For more information contact Kiam Jo...

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2018 Parks News Stories (all categories)

News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Finance Department Offers More Online Services!

Girl on iPad

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

You can:

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Building Department

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2018

City Council Honors Mr. Ralph Charles Clark, Jr.

Clark Family Proclamation

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council honored the family of Mr. Ralph Charles Clark, Jr. with a proclamation honoring his decades of service to the citizens of Douglasville.

Read the proclamation  | Watch the video

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City Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Mayor Pro Tem Accepted to 2018 Georgia Academy For Economic Development

Segal-GAED

Mayor Pro Tem Richard S. Segal has been accepted into the 2018 Georgia Academy for Economic Development for Region 3.

The program is designed to enhance community leaders’ skills and knowledge to help communities in Georgia to become, or remain s...

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City Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

City Closes Purchase Of Old Douglas County Jail Property

Douglasville Gateway sign

Mayor Rochelle Robinson along with Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones signed documents, at the County Courthouse, on July 30th officially transferring ownership of the Old Jail property at 6840 Church Street in downtown Douglasville....

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City Council News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Patrice Williams Appointed Community Development Director

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At their July 17th meeting, Douglasville City Council voted to appoint Patrice Williams to the position of Community Development Director.

Ms. Williams was nominated for the position by Mayor Rochelle Robinson, and has worked at the City for 5 years.&n...

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City Council News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Notice of Property Tax Increase

Council and Citizens listen to FY 19 Budget Presentation

The City of Douglasville has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 13.76 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Council Chambers in the Dougl...

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City Council News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

City Council Honors Mr. James G. Vance, Sr.

James Vance Proclamation

Mr. James Garland Vance, Sr. was honored with a proclamation by City Council on July 2nd, 2018 recognizing his many decades of incredible service and outstanding citizenship.

View the signed ordinance.

View the presentation during City Council Meeting

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City Council News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

City Council Honors Mr. Joe Henry Dones

Joe Henry Dones proclamation

Mr. Joe Henry Dones was posthumously honored with a proclamation by City Council on June 18th, 2018 recognizing his legacy of hard work, wisdom and honor.

View the signed ordinance.

View the presentation during City Council Meeting

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City Council News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

City Council Presents FY 2019 Proposed Budget

Council and Citizens listen to FY 19 Budget Presentation

At a special called meeting on Monday, June 4th, the City of Douglasville held a budget hearing to present the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget. The Mayor, Council, and city staff have worked for the last few weeks to finalize the FY19 budget, which includes adjus...

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City Council News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Mayor/Council Posthumously Recognize Douglasville Police Captain Edward Kitchens

Capt Edward Kitchens

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation recognizing Douglasville Police Captain Edward Kitch...

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Officer Down Memorial Page... City Council News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Mayor/Council Recognize Douglas County High School Senior Devon Boatright

Star logo 810 x 450

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a congratulatory letter to Ms. Devon Boatright from Douglas County High School for being named the winner of the 2018 State PAGE STAR Student Award of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Star Studen...

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City Council News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

May 2018 is Lupus Awareness Month

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation to representatives of Lupus Matters Corporation proclaiming the month of May 2018 as Lupus Awareness Month in the City of Douglasville.

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City Council News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

May 6th Through 12th is Municipal Clerk’s Week

2018 Mun Clerk Week Poster

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented City Clerk Vicki Acker and Executive Assistant Heather Peacon-Corn with a proclamation declaring May 6th through 12, 2018 as Municipal Clerk’s Week in the City of Douglasville.

This is the 49th year that the Inte...

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City Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

State Of Douglasville/Douglas County

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Mayor Robinson and Chairman Jones delivered a first of it's kind address in our County. The event was in cooperation with the Council for Quality Growth, and the Douglas County Chamber during their monthly Greystone Power Luncheon in April.

The Mayor and C...

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City Council News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

City Council Honors Boys & Girls Club

Boys and girls club proclamation

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and Douglasville City Council presented a proclamation in recognition of Ms. Kai Hartman, Boys and Girls Club 2017-2018 Youth of the Year from the Douglas County Boys and Girls Club.They also presented a proclamation celebrating Na...

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City Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

2018 State Of The City Address

Reading back of brochure

Mayor Rochelle Robinson delivered her 3rd State of the City address on Thursday March 29th. Engaged citizens showed up to hear Mayor Robinson talk about where we are, and where we're headed as a city. The Mayor wanted a more informal "State of the Ci...

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City Council News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

City Council Honors Human Resources

Council recognizes SHRM Award

The Douglasville City Council recently honored the Douglasville Human Resources Department for winning an SHRM-Atlanta 2018 IMPACT Award

The award recognizes individuals or teams in the profession of Human Resources whose actions or initiatives ...

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City Council News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

City Of Douglasville Awarded GMA Safety & Liability Management Grant

GMA Safety Check 810x50

The City of Douglasville received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $10,000 and a Liability Grant check in the amount of $10,000 toward the purchase of safety equipment for city personnel. Eileen Thomas, Marketing Field Manager for GMA presented the t...

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Read the full press release... City Council News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Mayor/City Council Retreat

Council Retreat 2

The Mayor and City Council held their annual retreat Thursday January 25th and Friday January 26th at the Hilton Garden Inn on Interstate Pkwy, Lithia Springs, Georgia.

Opening comments from City Manager, Marcia Hampton, set the stage for the next two days...

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View the Retreat Presentations... City Council News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Mayor Pro Tem Richard Segal Receives Certificate of Recognition

Richard Segal Award

Mayor Robinson presented Mayor Pro-Tem Segal his Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute on Thursday January 25, 2018.  Mr. Segal completed the 42 hours of training required for the level one training in t...

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City Council News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Douglasville Centenarian Recognized By City Council

John Houston Pedan 100th Bday

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council recently recognized Douglasville resident Mr. John Houston Pedan on his 100th birthday.

Watch the presentation here.

Mr. Pedan was born on October 26, 1917 in Mississippi, and served in the military ...

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City Council News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

City Employees Recognized By City Council

Grizzle CGCIO certification

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council recently recognized several city employees who were honored by their industry peers for reaching outstanding milestones.

Watch the presentations here.

Communications Coordinator Karen Knight was reco...

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City Council News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

City Council Passes Truck Route Resolution

Final Truck Route Map of Douglasville Georgia

The Douglasville City Council adopted resolution RES-2017-50 in August 2017 to update the truck route map for through-routes within the city limits. The map was updated because new territory has been annexed into the City since the last update. Click the ...

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City Council News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor and Council Vote On 2017 City Millage Rate

2017 tax increase

On August 17th, the Douglasville City Council voted to set the 2017 tax millage rate at 6.911 mills (same as last year) for Maintenance and Operations and at 1.35 (down  .09) mills for general obligation bonds for the Public Safety and Municipal ...

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City Council News
Posted on: February 6, 2017

2017 State Of The City Address

2017 State of the City

Mayor Rochelle Robinson delivered her 2nd State of the City address, and focused on four areas she's concentrated on in 2016:

Finance, Public Safety, Organizational Changes, and The Future.

Download the document.

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Watch the video... City Council News

News Flash

Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hunter Park Fall Youth Baseball

Copy of YouthBaseball

Register online through August 3rd at 10pm.

The Fall Youth Baseball season starts on September 8th, 2018 for an 8 game season with all games played on Saturday.

For more information contact Kiam Jones at 678-449-3172 or email at jonesk@douglasvillega.gov.

He...

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Youth Baseball FAQs... City Events
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Wednesday Wind Down Summer Concert Series

Wednesday Wind Down Web (3)

The Wednesday Wind Down Summer Concert Series is back at Hunter Park this year, and it's better than ever thanks to our series sponsors!

Platinum Presenting Sponsor | Matthew Krull - Solicitor

Gold Sponsors | PO Solutions, Inc. & Georgia Power

Silver Spo...

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City Events
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Maintenance & Sanitation 2018 Important Dates!

2018 Dates sticker for bins

With holidays, come changes to sanitation routes in the City. Here is a helpful flyer you can print out and stick on the fridge to keep up with the date changes. There are also some fun events scheduled throughout the year from Keep Douglasville Beautiful...

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Download dates... City Events
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Douglasville Calendar

Douglasville Calendar

The Douglasville calendar is sponsored by the CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) of Douglasville. Submit your event to info@visitdouglasville.com.

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Link to CVB calendar... City Events

News Flash

City News

32 Stories
Posted on: August 6, 2018

First Habitat for Humanity Home in Veteran's Place Dedicated

Home with H4H sign

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

Butterfly on bush

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

Mayor with crowd at mall cleanup

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

Marcia - GCCMA logo

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

Trash Mob

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

anchor beacons

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: May 1, 2018

SPLOST Paving Update

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There will be no paving the week of July 2nd. Jackson Paving will resume work on Rose Avenue the week of July 9th

The expectation is that both Rose Avenue and Fairways Drive will be completed by end of the day on Friday, July 13, 2018. ...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

2018 Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest Winners

creative

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

Segal -Tires Plus Heroes

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

PD Stats web

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

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 16, 2018

Human Resources Wins A SHRM-Atlanta 2018 IMPACT Award!

HR team at SOAhr awards

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

End of year report 2017 on city letterhead-1

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!

Healthiest Employers number 1 slide

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

PDInfoGraphic fall 2017

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: December 6, 2017

Human Resources Hosts Employee New Hire Breakfast

1

New employees hired in 2017 were treated to a New Hire Breakfast hosted by the Human Resources department on December 5th.

Speakers for the event were Parks & Recreation Director Travis Landrum,  and Building Official Mike Mettler. They were a...

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City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Ribbon Cutting At Hunter Park

HP Pavilion ribbon cut

The beautiful new picnic pavilion opened with a ribbon cutting at Hunter Park on Monday November 27th.

The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. 

The structure replaces one that was damaged by the flood of ...

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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

DOUGLASVILLE_MPLAN_810x450

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!

Girl on iPad

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

Vendor Registration

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

News Flash

Posted on: July 24, 2018

Douglas County & City of Douglasville Comprehensive Plan Update 2018

Comp Plan 071918 gfx

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

Read on...

Community Development Services
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 (...
Read on...

Community Development Services
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Draft Douglasville Downtown Master Plan & 10 Year Strategic Plan

DOUGLASVILLE_MPLAN_810x450

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 input from cit...

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Community Development Services
Posted on: September 15, 2017

PARK(ing) Day is September 15th!

Robinson-Segal Park ing

On September 15th 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 corn hole, a patio table with umbrella, park benches, and a jenga game.

The event w...

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Community Development Services

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Finance Department Offers More Online Services!

Girl on iPad

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

You can:

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Finance

News Flash

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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Human Resources
Posted on: May 15, 2018

"D’ville Derby" Tea Party/Lunch & Learn took “pace” on Tuesday!

Pretty Little Teacups

The City’s HR team hosted a version of the Kentucky Derby inviting women employees to don their hats and sundresses for a high tea, a nourishing lunch and a wealth of Women’s Health information.

The 19th annual National Women's Health W...

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Human Resources
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Douglasville HR Celebrates Administrative Professional's Day & National Walk At Lunch Day

Admin professionals and walk day 2

No Municipality can operate without a good staff of administrative professionals, and the City of Douglasville has some of the best!

The last full week of April is set aside to honor administrative professionals worldwide, and the Wednesday of that week is...

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Human Resources
Posted on: April 27, 2018

"Wear Purple Day" For March Of Dimes

2018 Wear Purple Day

City of Douglasville employees show their support for the March of Dimes by wearing purple on Friday 4/27.

March of Dimes

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Human Resources
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Human Resources 2018 First Quarter Promotion Ceremony

Promotions 20180330

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 employ...

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Human Resources
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Human Resources Wins A SHRM-Atlanta 2018 IMPACT Award!

HR team at SOAhr awards

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... Human Resources
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Lucky Green Grapes Giveaway

Leprechaun at PD

The Douglasville HR Team celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a lucky green grapes giveaway to promote healthy snacking with the B-fit for D-fit wellness program.

The green grapes were delivered by a leprechaun who danced an Irish jig as he delivered the grap...

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Human Resources
Posted on: March 15, 2018

2018 Biggest Loser Winners

BL contestants

The Douglasville HR Department's 2018 Biggest Loser competition is over, and 200 pounds are history!

That's how much weight all the participants in this year's event lost over the course of the 8 week challenge.

Here are the winners:

3. Happy Howard - Mainte...

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Human Resources
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Human Resources Hosts Employee New Hire Breakfast

1

New employees hired in 2017 were treated to a New Hire Breakfast hosted by the Human Resources department on December 5th.

Speakers for the event were Parks & Recreation Director Travis Landrum,  and Building Official Mike Mettler. They were a...

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Human Resources

News Flash

Posted on: August 6, 2018

Monarch Garden Gets Wings Polished

Butterfly on bush

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 hard work and...

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful
Posted on: July 18, 2018

KDB Releases "Trash Mob" PSA

Trash Mob

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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Keep Douglasville Beautiful
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning Wins KDB BEACONS Award

anchor beacons

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 t...

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Keep Douglasville Beautiful
Posted on: June 5, 2018

2018 Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest Winners

creative

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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Keep Douglasville Beautiful

News Flash

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Adult Line Dance

Line dance

Line Dancing is a great form of low impact exercise. This class uses all types of music and rhythms, along with fun dances. Come join the fun!!!!

Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm | $32 per month

June Shuman jsh4155935@aol.com or 770-920-1543.

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Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Fitness Boot Camp

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Camp will help you build strength and fitness, lose body fat, improve your mental health, and get into a routine of regular exercise. Training includes a variety of group intervals, such as running, plyometrics, abdominal work, body weight exercises and s...

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More information... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Golf

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West Pines Golf Club, the premiere golf facility in Douglasville, Georgia. Our grounds feature an excellent 18-hole golf course, practice facilities, a pro shop, the West Pines Grille, and some of the best service in the industry.

Book your Tee-time:www.we...

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Additional Info... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Jazzercise

jazzercise group

Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. For more information about signups and prom...

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Additional Info... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Karate for all Ages

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This is the chance you’ve been waiting for to get healthy and more active! The McClure Style of TaeKwonDo specializes in safe, affordable, quality training for all adults, regardless of age, experience, or fitness level. All are welcome! Our Bla...

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Additional Info... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Pilates

Pilates 810x450

The Pilates method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises. It strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance, unites body and mind, creates a more streamlined shape, and builds ...

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Additional Info... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Soap Making

honey-bee soap

In this class you will learn the basics needed to make your own soap, and to start your own soap making business. This hands-on class is for beginners who want to learn how to make soap using the cold-process method (bar soap) from start to finis...

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Additional Info... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Stride Horse Park

Stride horse park

Stride Horse Park T.E.M.S. Inc. Mission: -To increase employability for Douglas County residents with Disabilities for independent living Purpose -To stimulate job stability and economic growth and development in the State of Ge...

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Website for more information... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Tennis

tennis

Register here.

Hunter Park offers 7 ALTA certified courts with bleachers for spectators and a pavilion with restrooms and shaded area. The courts are also lighted with state of the art Musco lighting. This is a public facility so first come first serve.

Ple...

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Register here... Park Programs for Adults
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers logo

This program is not a diet. It’s about living. Your best self isn’t just about a magical number on the scale. It’s about seeing food as  fuel for a healthy life, finding ways to move more each day, and developing the...

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Weight Watchers - Douglasville... Park Programs for Adults

News Flash

Posted on: February 22, 2018

Basketball

i9 sports basketball

i9 Sports

 I9 sports puts emphasis on basic skills, sportsmanship, fun and free play.

 Fall Program – September 10 – October 22, Saturdays: 9AM – 2PM

 Winter Program – December 4 – ...

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More information... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Engineering For Kids

EFK composite

Engineering for Kids is a new and exciting program that will inspire the next generation of engineers. The classes will be held on Mondays (Mechanical Engineering) and Wednesdays (Aerospace Engineering). Each course is 1 hour and cost $99 for 6 weeks. Onl...

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Register to attend... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Football

Harvey Jones Stadium 2

Jessie Davis Park is home to Harvey Jones Stadium for youth football. The Douglasville Tiger Cubs Football and Cheerleading programs are for ages 5 – 12. The program is a part of the Northwest Georgia Youth Football League. Registration begins in early Ma...

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More information... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Girl Scout Troop 1043

Girl Scout patches

Girl Scout Troop 1043 Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m.-7:00p.m. at Jessie Davis Park.

For more information, call 770-920-3009.

Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Golf

West Pines 608x338

West Pines Golf Club, the premiere golf facility in Douglasville, Georgia. Our grounds feature an excellent 18-hole golf course, practice facilities, a pro shop, the West Pines Grille, and some of the best service in the industry.

Book your Tee-time:www.we...

Read on...

Additional Info... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Karate for all Ages

Karate all ages 810x450

This is the chance you’ve been waiting for to get healthy and more active! The McClure Style of TaeKwonDo specializes in safe, affordable, quality training for all adults, regardless of age, experience, or fitness level. All are welcome! Our Black-Belt In...

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Additional Info... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Soccer

GA Storm Soccer

Georgia Storm Recreational Soccer is a developmental and fun based program that provides an opportunity for both boys and girls from the Under 4 age group through the Under 19 age group to play soccer. Georgia Storm supports US Youth Soccer’s te...

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Register here... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: November 21, 2016

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM program

Junior Mechanical Engineering “Toys” (5:30pm-6:30pm) (ages 4-6):

The Junior Mechanical Engineering Toys class introduce our youngest engineers to fundamentals concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Students explore and construct six different toys th...

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Register to attend... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: November 21, 2016

STEP (Special Talents Entirety Program)

Dance

This is an all inclusive co-ed dance program designed for special needs youth with

intellectual / physical disabilities and / or delays.

Ages 7-11

Classes are held Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am.

Egypt Dudley: (678) 521-4012   ofheartfitness@gmail.com

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More info... Park Programs for Kids
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp 2

Camp Explorers was started in 2015 at Jessie Davis Park and serves as our primary summer day camp program for our Parks Department. At Camp Explorers our mission is to provide every camper a safe and courteous environment during the summer months that the...

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Park Programs for Kids

News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2018

American Sign Language

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Beginner American Sign Language (ASL)

No previous knowledge of ASL is required.  This class will introduce students to basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling (ASL Alphabet), numbers, the history of ASL, Deaf Culture, and much more.  Vo...

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Park Programs for Leisure
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Bible Study

Bible study

Thursday evening Bible Study under the direction of Judge Barbara Caldwell, meets each week at Jessie Davis Park in the Alice Hawthorne Center from 7 to 9pm. Call 770-920-3009 for information.

Park Programs for Leisure
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Weight Watchers

WW logo bandw

Join the Weight Watchers chapter at Hunter Park.

Meetings are:

  • Tuesdays 10:00am
  • Thursdays 6:00pm
  • Saturdays 8:45am and 10:00am

For more information, contact Kendrick Davis 678-449-3166.

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Park Programs for Leisure

News Flash

Posted on: April 27, 2018

Wednesday Wind Down Summer Concert Series

Wednesday Wind Down Web (3)

The Wednesday Wind Down Summer Concert Series is back at Hunter Park this year, and it's better than ever!

The season runs from June 6th through August 15th except for July 4th when there is no show scheduled.

Vendors and Food trucks open at 6pm, and the sh...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hunter Park Fall Youth Baseball

Copy of YouthBaseball

Register online through August 3rd at 10pm.

The Fall Youth Baseball season starts on September 8th, 2018 for an 8 game season with all games played on Saturday.

For more information contact Kiam Jones at 678-449-3172 or email at jonesk@douglasvillega.gov.

He...

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Youth Baseball FAQs... Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Douglasville League of Stars kicks off Fall 2018 Season

League of Stars WEB

Registration opens July 23rd online only. Choose the "Youth Athletics" tab.

The Fall League of Stars Baseball season starts on September 15th, 2018 for a 6 game season with all games played on Saturday from 11:30 am to Noon.

Equipment pro...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 5, 2017

New Picnic Pavilion Ribbon Cutting At Hunter Park

HP Pavilion ribbon cut

The beautiful new picnic pavilion opened with a ribbon cutting at Hunter Park on Monday November 27th.

The pavilion is a joint effort of the City and the Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289. 

The structure replaces one that was damaged by the flood of ...

Read on...

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Brick Campaign

Brick Campaign

Robert G. Hunter Memorial park proudly displays a F105 Thunderchief replica. The walkway surrounding the memorial is paved with bricks laid in honor of local military loved ones.

Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Hunter Park installed this disc golf course for the rising leisure sport fan. It has gained a large fan base of disc golfers from around the state.

Parks and Recreation

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2018

Mayor/Council Posthumously Recognize Douglasville Police Captain Edward Kitchens

Capt Edward Kitchens

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation recognizing Douglasville Police Captain Edward Kitch...

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Officer Down Memorial Page... Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Douglasville Police Department First Quarter 2018 Stats

PD Stats web

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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Police Department
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 employ...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Douglasville Police Department 2017 End of the Year Report

End of year report 2017 on city letterhead-1

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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Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Douglasville Police Department Fourth Quarter 2017 Stats

PDInfoGraphic fall 2017

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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Police Department
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Douglasville Police Department 2016 End of the Year Report

2016 PD EOY Report Cover

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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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2018

Maintenance & Sanitation 2018 Important Dates!

2018 Dates sticker for bins

With holidays, come changes to sanitation routes in the City. Here is a helpful flyer you can print out and stick on the fridge to keep up with the date changes. There are also some fun events scheduled throughout the year from Keep Douglasville Beautiful...

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Download dates... Sanitation