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Douglas County Happenings

Posted on: February 25, 2021

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Douglas County Happenings Newsletter

Douglas County Happenings is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications & Community Relations as a public service to our citizens. Our email list is not published or sold. Listings in Happenings are limited to events open to the general public that involve government, not-for-profit or charitable events. Deadline to submit is Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to

Mask Mandate Order on Public Transit
Due to the order issued on January 29, 2021 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), travelers on all public transit are required to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Passengers must wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose while boarding, exiting, and for the duration of travel. This order applies to Connect Douglas, the public transportation and mobility services division of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Therefore, all passengers and drivers are required to wear a mask on all public transit systems and when entering or on the premises of the Connect Douglas Multi-Model Transportation Center (MMTC). Masks continue to be available to all riders on the Connect Douglas Fixed Route Bus Service upon request and at sanitizing stations inside the MMTC located on 8800 Dorris Road.
Roll Up Your Sleeve for Your Annual Flu Vaccine
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. This fall and winter it is important for everyone to do their part to prevent respiratory illnesses, like flu and COVID-19. Prevent flu this season by rolling up your sleeve for your annual flu  vaccine, AND prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses by washing your hands often with soap and water, wearing a mask over your nose and mouth and keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others when in public. Remember, the more people  vaccinated against flu this season, the more people protected from flu! Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones, and do your part to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu this season by visiting the CDC website or watching this informational video: 
2021 Community Garden
Rental spaces for the 2021 Community Garden are currently available. These spaces include access to water, tools and garden assistance. Spaces are 42“ wide and up to 51 linear feet long at a cost of $2.00 per lineal foot/year. The garden is located behind Douglas County Health Center at 6770 Selman Drive, Douglasville, Georgia. Citizens interested in renting space please contact UGA Extension Douglas County at or 770-920-7224
Post Road Bridge over Dog River Closure
Present - April 2021
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will close Post Road Bridge over Dog River Reservoir in Douglas County for approximately six month for bridge replacement. During the closure, traffic will be detoured around the 0.19-mile closure. Roadside signage will alert drivers of the closure and detour in advance. This closure and detour are being installed to help ensure safety for workers and motorists. Weather and on-site conditions permitting, the Post Road Bridge over the Dog River Reservoir will be closed to traffic between Jenkins Road and Tyree Road for an estimated six (6) months, through April 2021.  
Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)- Public Survey
Let Us Hear from YOU! Our County is growing and changing. By 2050, over 40,000 more people will be living and working in Douglas County! Help us change and grow in a strategic, forward-thinking way.
Take the online survey TODAY ( to let us know your key priorities for transportation needs in Douglas County. We need to find out where you want to see future investments in roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and freight movement.
For more information on this project, please visit
COVID-19 Testing at Deer Lick Park
Free COVID-19 Testing is being offered at Deer Lick Park, 2171 Mack Rd, Douglasville, Ga. Drive-Thru Testing Monday-Friday, 8a-4p and Saturday, 8a-1p. No appointment Necessary.  DC Pulmonary Medicine is sponsoring in collaboration with Douglas County, Parks and Recreation and the Sheriff’s Office and Premier Drugstore.
Face Matter: Celebrating Artists of Color
Present - February 25
Join the CAC as we celebrate Black History Month with a new exhibit, Face Matter: Celebrating Artists of Colors, featuring recent artwork from talented metro Atlanta Artists. The exhibit opens on January 11th and will remain on view through February 25th.
Hosted by the Douglas County Connection, a virtual exhibit video can be viewed online at [] or Facebook. Gallery admission, tour and reception are always free. Special gallery tours are also available by calling the CAC to schedule an appointment – 770.949.2787.
Mu Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 
Present- March 8
To purchase entries simply text:
'TriMuRaffle' to 855-202-2100
To purchase directly:
For additional information about our ongoing chapter programs and efforts please
visit: []
***1st prize winner MUST pass a background check before being awarded the grand prize.
***Entries are not transferable and the winner of record must provide two forms of state-issued identification.
***All purchasers must be 21years of age or older to participate
Bear Hugs for Texas
February 22- March 8th
The Douglas County Fire Department will be collecting new teddy bears to send to victims of the Texas snow storm. More information can be found at:
Free Food Boxes
Present - March 20, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free food boxes will be available to assist families and seniors in need starting January 28th to March 20th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or while supplies last at the following locations: Woodie Fite Senior Center, Kingdom Builders (Begins March 5th), Legion Park, and Eastwood Baptist Church. View the graphic above for further details.
CAC: Pop Up Arts Shop- Olivia Gehrke
Present - February 26
The CAC's POP UP ARTS SHOP is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month we will feature a different artist that works with varying mediums and this month, the featured artist is Olivia Gehrke. Be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone! The Cultural Arts Council is located at 8652 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134. Free admission and open to the public. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm 770-949-2787
Website: []
Midway UMC: GriefShare
Every Thursday, February 11th - May 6th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Midway UMC will begin hosting weekly GriefShare seminar to help people rebuild their lives every Thursday starting February 11th and will continue until May 6th. The seminar will take place at Midway UMC, 1930 Midway Road from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Visit to register online.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Davis at 770-241-0475. 
Wonderland Yard Art Contest
Deadline to enter February 25th
The Cultural Arts Council (CAC) in partnership with Keep Douglas County Beautiful is proud to present the 1st annual Wonderland themed Yard Art contest in correlation with Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Calling all sports teams, non-profits, schools, businesses, and churches! The 1st Annual Wonderland Yard Art Contest will be offering cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and bragging rights, of course. It's free to enter the contest. 8652 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-949-2787
Website: []

Michelle Crist: Pop Up Arts Shop
March 1 - 31
The Pop Up Arts Shop is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month, the CAC will feature a different artist that works with varying mediums. This month, Michelle Crist is being featured. Be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone! 8652 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134 Free admission and open to the public
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, 770-949-2787
Website: []

Youth Art Month Exhibit
March 4 - 24
Youth Art Month Exhibit featuring Douglas County School Students is coming to the Cultural Arts Center Douglasville/ Douglas County in the month of March. Free admission. 8652 Campbellton St.
Douglasville, GA 30134, Free admission and open to the public,
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, 770-949-2787
Website: []
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, an annual favorite since CAC’s earliest days, is a fun and creative opportunity for children, ages three to ten years old, and families to have an interactive experience, based on Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland. $10 per person to attend. The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County is located at 8652 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134. Free admission and open to the public
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, 770-949-2787
Website: []


DEA Pill Take Back Day
Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m
Do you have old or expired medications? Douglasville Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority, and Douglas County Safe Kids during the DEA Pill Take Back Day to help you clean out those medicine cabinets. Location: Douglasville Municipal Complex at 2083 Fairburn Rd, Douglasville, Georgia 30135 on April 24th between 10:00am and 2:00pm to do your disposals. No questions asked, no forms or ID required. Liquid and pills are accepted. You can leave your medications in the original containers or empty them into a sealed plastic bag. NO sharps or inhalers will be taken at this event, just medications.

Contact: Sgt. Shannon Dean 678-293-1621

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