🌱 Citizens Academy opens registration + DCSS After School Program

Good morning everyone! It’s Thursday in Douglasville and I’m back in your inbox with everything good to print on what’s happening in our community today. Let’s go…


First, today’s weather forecast:

A thunderstorm in the afternoon. High: 89 Low: 73.


Here are today’s top 5 stories in Douglasville:

  1. Want to know more about how the City of Douglasville works? Registration for the next aDouglasville Citizens Academy Annual Dose is open now. The 10-week program will take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include an overview of city government and relevant information from city departments. Applications will be accepted until August 21 and classes will begin on September 13. (City of Douglasville – Government via Facebook)
  2. Douglas County Animal Services hosts its annual Clear the Shelter event throughout the month. Throughout August, adoption fees will be waived for all residents six months and older. Drop by to meet your new best friend or contact the shelter for more details. (Douglas County Animal Services – Georgia via Facebook)
  3. Local law enforcement escorted the children of a deceased police officer on their first day of school this week. Fairburn Police Department Sgt. Jean-Harold Astree died in a car accident in Douglas County on July 28 at the age of 54. The Douglas County School System shared photos of officers escorting Astree’s son and daughter on an emotional first day of school on Wednesday. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
  4. The Douglas County School System has opened enrollment for its after-school program. The program offers homework help, snacks, recess and guaranteed fun for students. Parents can visit the virtual sign-up sheet on line to enroll their students today. (Douglas County School System)
  5. The Douglasville Cultural Center for the Arts has launched a new Free Art Box, a box of crayons filled with free art and art supplies to share with the community. Visitors are encouraged to leave small works of art, take small works of art, or simply enjoy the pieces for a while. Anything creative – from paintings and drawings to doodles and painted rocks – are a welcome addition to the box. (Douglasville/Douglas County Cultural Arts Council via Facebook)

Today in Douglasville:

  • Ribbon cutting At ARCpoint Labs (11:30 AM)
  • Cornerstone Investor Wine Tasting At Uncorked On Main (5:00 p.m.)
  • Community enrichment meeting At the Douglasville Police Department Community Hall (7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Douglas County Schools in Georgia remind families to register for Here is the Bus app! The app allows parents to track their child’s bus to its stop each day. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store using district code: 79003. (Douglas County Georgia Schools via Facebook)
  • With the start of the school year, the The Douglasville Police Department reminds drivers to allow extra time for their trip and to watch out for children at bus stops. (Douglasville Police Department via Facebook)
  • The Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a women’s volleyball session at the gym on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Alice J. Hawthorne Gymnasium in Jessie Davis Park. The event is free and a great opportunity for players to meet and help improve their skills! (City of Douglasville – Government via Facebook)

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