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Hello, friends! I’m back with your new copy of the Douglasville Patch newsletter. Here are all the things you need to know about what’s happening these days in town. In today’s issue, you’ll learn about…
- ADA Transition Plan Meeting coming up on Sep. 23
- Football player from Douglasville wins awards
- Ready, Set, Glow! 5K event coming this weekend
But first, today’s weather:
Mostly sunny. High: 86 Low: 63.
Here are the top five stories in Douglasville today:
- The City of Douglasville is inviting residents to attend an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Meeting on Sep. 23 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held at Hunter Park and will include discussions on how to make local improvements that are in alignment with the ADA. Transition plans typically include an inventory of programs, facilities, and public right-of-ways. The plan will also include a proposed schedule and budget for improvements. Resident feedback is encouraged as city officials work to increase accessibility in Douglasville. (City of Douglasville – Government via Facebook)
- Douglasville native Jai’que Hart, a freshman quarterback at Bluefield State University, was recognized for his achievements on the field earlier this week. On Monday, Sep. 4, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Hart the Quarterback of the Week and Rookie of the Week. In his debut game, Hart led the Big Blue team to a 41-7 victory with five touchdowns and over 200 passing yards. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)
- There’s still time to sign up for this weekend’s “Ready, Set, Glow! 5K” event, organized by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The event will take place on Saturday, Sep. 9 at Boundary Waters Park. The Color Fun Run for children will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the family Glow Run will kick off at 6:45 p.m. Click here to learn more or register. (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Georgia via Facebook)
- The “Walk With a Doc” program kicks off this Saturday, Sep. 9 at Hunter Park from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Attendees will get updated health care-related information from a health care professional and then spend the hour walking and chatting. This program is for anyone interested in making healthier choices. Click here to sign a waiver before attending. (City of Douglasville – Government via Facebook)
- There are lots of great events coming up at the Douglas County branches of the West Georgia Regional Library System! The Lithia Springs branch Sewing Club is meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Sep. 9 to make chenille character figures, and on Monday, Sep. 11, the Teen Time program will meet at the Dog River Public Library at 4:30 p.m. Click the link to learn about more upcoming programs and events. (West Georgia Regional Library)
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Today in Douglasville:
Friday, September 8
- Rug Tufting At Studio Unlimited (12:00 PM)
- Get Waisted – With Waistbeads At V2 Spaces (2:30 PM)
- Be Classy Happy Hour At Painting With A Twist (4:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- In case you missed it, Douglas County Parks and Recreation has announced that sign-ups are now open for the 2023 Camporee at Clinton Nature Preserve. This event will take place from Oct. 27-29 and will include pumpkin carving, a Halloween movie, contests, games, and more. Click here to register or learn more. (Douglas County Parks and Recreation via Facebook)
- If you’re heading to the Mosaic Multicultural Festival on Sep. 9, you can find free parking at MMTC 8800 Dorris Road. From there, you can take the free Connect Douglas Event Shuttle to the festival. (Connect Douglas via Facebook)
- The Church Street Farmers Market is highlighting honey vendor Bedelia’s Bees. Based in Temple, Georgia, this business offers a variety of honey, jams, and jellies that are available at the farmers market on Tuesdays. (Douglasville Church St Farmers Market via Facebook)
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That’s it for today! I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with your next update.
— Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.