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Douglas County employees deployed to Ringgold

Douglas County employees deployed to Ringgold

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- The Douglas County Fire/EMS Department deployed 11 firefighters and paramedics to Catoosa County, Georgia on Thursday, Apr. 28.

The emergency responders will support efforts by Georgia Search and Rescue at the scene of massive damage resulting from the recent tornadoes.

The response team left Douglas County around noon Thursday with a 53-foot tractor trailer that contained the logistics cache, a Ford F550 pulling a portable generator, and other support vehicles to report to Ringgold.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Sinbad and Six Flags

WEEKEND EVENTS: Sinbad and Six Flags

WESTERN METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Six Flags over Georgia is holding their Christian Music Weekend, starting on Friday, April 22. The park will hold a number of concerts on their main stage. Some of the acts included are Newsboys, Kutless, Revuve, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Phil Stacey and many more.

Celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Douglasville by participating in the Downtown Clean Up. This clean up presented by the Downtown Development Authority and is open to all who want to volunteer. For more information contact Stephanie Aylworth at (678) 715-6092.

If you’re looking for some fun this weekend, check out comedian Sinbad at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, April 23. Sinbad is ranked by Comedy Central as “one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time”.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

WEST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

Take your date on a trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. On April 30, the park will hold a Twilight Canoe trip. This sunset ride is ranger-led and only open to adults who can swim and have some canoeing experience. $15 includes the canoe, paddle and PFD. The trip will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will return to shore around 9:00 p.m.

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI Celebrated its New PlantBottle® Packaging by Giving Back to Local Eco-Samaritans

The first 100 percent recyclable beverage packages made with plants were made readily available on April 4, 2011 to people across the U.S. To recognize the little things people do to live more sustainably, a DASANI Blue Crew attended two big events in Atlanta on April 16 and April 17 and thanked residents for partaking in eco-friendly activities. The local effort helped to celebrate the national launch of DASANI PlantBottle® packaging – a 100 percent recyclable bottle made of up to 30 percent plants.

More than 1,000 Atlanta residents were “caught,” by the DASANI Blue Crew, being environmental do-gooders.

North Georgia: Let your blue light shine

North Georgia: Let your blue light shine

ATLANTA -- April is Autism Awareness Month, and 17 North Georgia landmarks are letting their blue lights shine to raise awareness for this growing health crisis that now affects one in every 110 American children.

On the evenings of Friday, Apr. 1 and Saturday, Apr. 2, the buildings will illuminate special blue lights in support of Autism Speaks' global Light It Up Blue campaign.

Over 700 iconic locations in 180 U.S. cities and 30 countries will glow blue on Apr. 2, which is World Autism Awareness Day.

At dusk on Apr.

LongHorn presents $10,000 to local Boys & Girls Club

LongHorn presents $10,000 to local Boys & Girls Club

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- LongHorn Steakhouse is gearing up for a two-week employee effort to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs.

The restaurant chain will begin its good deeds with a $10,000 donation to the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club (8828 Gurley Road, Douglasville, 30134).

On Wednesday, Mar. 23 representatives from LongHorn will be joined by country music star Jake Owen to present the check to the club's directors.

Douglas County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

Douglas County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

ATLANTA -- Douglas is one of 73 Georgia counties to be named a "Camera Ready Community" by Governor Nathan Deal.

The counties will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 21 at the Georgia State Capitol.