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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 inpu...

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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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Georgia Gravity Games Winners!

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

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

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

Douglasville Police Department Releases Quarterly Stats

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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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City News
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 mo...

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

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

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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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Adult Basketball Is Ready For Tipoff!

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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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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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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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Douglasville PD 2017 Second Quarter Stats

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Chief Gary Sparks believes "we are one" with our community, and wants to share the 2nd quarter stats for the Douglasville PD.

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Finance Department Offers More Online Services!

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

You can:

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City News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Ward 2 Town Hall Meeting

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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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Congratulations to Ward 5 Councilman Richard Segal!

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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 at...

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

Casino Royale In "Las Douglasville"

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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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City News
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...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

2017 Douglasville/Douglas County Senior Picnic

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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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City News
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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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Downtown Preservation & Tourism Luncheon

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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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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Ward 3 Town Hall Meeting

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.

Ward 3 and District 1 constituents heard presentations from Mich...

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

Ward 5 Town Hall Meeting

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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...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Why not celebrate two events at one time?

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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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City News
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Mayors' Monarch Pledge Butterfly Garden is Underway!

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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... City News
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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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 15, 2017

Douglasville Sidewalk Preferences Survey

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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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City News
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 ...

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City News
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 Allsto...

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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
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... City News
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 restaur...

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Watch the video... City News
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... City News
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 ar...

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Watch the video... City News
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... City News
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... City News