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Posted on: April 16, 2021

GEORGIA DREAM HOMEOWNERSHIP WORKSHOP OFFERED BY CITY

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The City of Douglas Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (G.I.C.H.) Committee and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs is offering a Georgia Dream Homeownership workshop on April 22, 2021, at 6pm via Zoom meetings as a part of Fair Housing Mont...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION DAY CELEBRATED ON APRIL 16

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The week of April 11-17, 2021 is Animal Care and Control Appreciation week.  The City of Douglas celebrated the importance of animal control on Friday, April 16, 2021 by hosting a small celebration for Douglas’ Animal Control Officer, T...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

DOUGLAS AWARDED COMMUNITY HOME INVESTMENT PROGRAM FUNDS

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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded $400,000 in grant funds to the City of Douglas through the DCA 2021 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP).  The CHIP funds will be used to rehabilitate owner-occupied housing in Dou...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

DOUGLAS RECEIVES GICH ALUMNI CERTIFICATION

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On April 5, 2021, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with the University of Georgia, Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), and Georgia Power Co., recognized the City of Douglas for achieving certified alumni status through th...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - 2021 Revitalization Area Strategy

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The City of Douglas is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for the designation of a Revitalization Area Strategy (RAS) within the City’s Urban Redevelopment Area.     

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

WATER DEPARTMENT NOTICE - WELL #4 RETURN TO OPERATION

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On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the City of Douglas Water Department will be returning Well #4 to operation. The primary area that may be affected is the northside of Douglas. Water Department staff will be flushing the potentially affected areas overnight, ...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

G.I.C.H. COMMITTEE PARTNERS WITH CITY OF DOUGLAS TO OFFER TWO WORKSHOPS

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The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (G.I.C.H.) Committee and the City of Douglas are offering two free workshops in the month of April as a part of Fair Housing Month.  On April 22, 2021, at 6pm via Zoom meetings, the Georgia Department ...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

CITY OF DOUGLAS OFFERING DOUGLAS101: CITIZENS ACADEMY PROGRAM

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Would you like to learn more about your local government?   If so, you should register for the free Citizens Academy Program (CAP) that will be offered virtually.  Students of this program will learn about the day-to-day operations of ci...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

GOVERNOR KEMP SIGNS THREE NEW EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO COVID-19

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On March 31, 2021, Governor Kemp signed three Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 in Georgia.  The first, Executive Order 03.31.21.01, extended the Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021.  The second order, Executive O...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

UPCOMING CITY OF DOUGLAS MEETINGS IN APRIL FOR AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COMMITTEES

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The City of Douglas would like to encourage citizens to attend or become a part of various city committees and boards.  At the present time, there are vacancies on the Airbase Preservation and Development Committee and the Keep Douglas Beautiful ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

LAST MEETING HELD FOR 2020-2021 YOUTH COUNCIL SESSION

The Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council (DMYC) held its last monthly meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 6pm virtually and recognized outstanding youth and citizens in the community. The youth council also heard city updates from Mayor Tony Paulk and COVID-...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

GROUNDWORK BEGINS ON POCKET PARK IN DOWNTOWN DOUGLAS

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The City of Douglas and the Downtown Development Authority are partnering together for the development of a vacant lot into a usable pocket park in the main street area of the downtown district. Sitework has begun on the lot and once the initial phase is ...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC HEARING IN MILL QUARTERS FOR CDBG HOUSING REVITALIZATION FUNDING

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The City of Douglas and Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC) held a CDBG Grant Public Hearing and Application Intake meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Young’s Chapel Baptist Missionary Church.  Georgia Henderson (Community Developmen...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

CITY EXTENDS GRACE PERIOD FOR BUSINESS/PROPERTY OWNERS TO PAY DELINQUENT PROPERTY OR PERSONAL TAXES

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At the City Commission meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021, the City of Douglas Mayor and Commission approved an extended grace period for business owners and/or property owners to pay delinquent personal and property taxes owed to the City, County, and Scho...

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City of Douglas News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

RESTAURANTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO ADHERE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES

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As Douglas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce the spread of the virus, the City of Douglas asks that all restaurant owners and workers continue to remain attentive and adhere to the regulations set forth by Governor Kemp’s Executive ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

DOUGLAS CITY HALL OFFICES WILL RELOCATE FOR RENOVATIONS TO BEGIN ON CITY HALL

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By the end of January, City Hall offices will be temporarily re-located for renovations to begin at City Hall.  Due to offices moving, City Hall will be closed to the public on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and Friday, January 29, 2021.  

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