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Douglas County Web Site to Track Santa's Travels

Douglas County Web Site to Track Santa's Travels

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Santa Claus will be leaving the North Pole on Christmas Eve to fly all over the world and deliver presents to good girls and boys, and the Douglas County Web site will track Santa as he flies!

Cooperating with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Douglas County citizens will be able to log on locally and see where Santa is as he travels the world and gets close to Douglas County. This will help children know when they have to be in bed, as Santa only visits good children while they're asleep.

"This is a fun activity that families can do together on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, and we are pleased to be able to provide excitement and joy to children in Douglas County on this wonderful holiday," said Douglas County chairman Tom Worthan.

12 Days of Giveaways, Courtesy of Momslikeme!

12 Days of Giveaways, Courtesy of Momslikeme!

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Momslikeme is currently running a "12 Days of Christmas" sweepstakes, where $2,000 worth of prizes will be given away!

Each contest begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs for 24 hours.

The fantastic prizes include:

Monday, Dec. 6: A Pike Nurseries Quick & Easy Christmas Décor Package, which includes a fresh-cut 6'8" Fraser fir Christmas tree, a fragrant 24" mixed wreath, and three 6" florist-quality poinsettias.

Tuesday, Dec. 7: Four tickets to A Stone Mountain Christmas (a $108 value), good through Jan. 2.

Wednesday, Dec.

Christmas Concerts in the Courthouse -- a Douglas County Tradition

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- For the 12th consecutive year, the Atrium of the Douglas County Courthouse (8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, 30134) will be filled with the wonderful sounds of children singing during the holidays.

On weekdays between Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 17, groups from schools throughout Douglas County will perform on the Grand Staircase of the Courthouse Atrium. Their music will resound through the 165-foot high Atrium, filling the Courthouse with the sounds of the season.

The concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is available in the Atrium.

"We are pleased and proud to be able to present the talents of Douglas County youth for all of our citizens to see and enjoy," said chairman Tom Worthan. "It is wonderful to hear children's voices lifted in song, and their spirits lifted in celebration.

Annual Veterans Day Parade Steps Off in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- The annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade will step off at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 from the front parking lots of Douglas County High School (8705 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, 30134) with lights, floats, music and patriotism.

The parade route will be north on Campbellton Street, west on Church Street, south on Bowden and Woodrow Streets, and returning to the high school.

The purpose of the parade is to salute veterans, active military and reserves, and the American flag. All units are required to be in compliance with the parade purpose.

Leading the parade will be the American Legion Riders from Post 145, who will announce their arrival with a roar and flags. The parade banner will be borne by the four Douglas County garden clubs and will be decorated with a red rose for each citizen of Douglas County who has died in battle, beginning with World War I.

Douglas County Celebrates Veterans Day

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Douglas County is gearing up for its annual Veterans Day Lighted Parade, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Everyone is invited to participate in the parade -- school and church groups, scout troops, businesses, families -- and salute the United States' flag, veterans and active military.

Line-up for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas County High School (8705 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, 30134). The parade will step off at 7:00 p.m. It's an easy one-mile walk that begins at the high school, moves through downtown Douglasville and returns to the school.

There is no cost to join the parade. Call Douglas County Communications and Community Relations at 770-920-7593 to enter.

Douglas County Task Force Receives Statewide Recognition

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Commission on Family Violence has awarded the Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence with their annual Task Force of the Year Award.

Members of the task force joined over 300 participants at the Georgia Commission on Family Violence's annual conference to accept their award. Juvenile Court Judge Peggy Walker, who is the incoming chair of the commission, presented the award to 15 members of the Douglas County Task Force during the recognition ceremony.

The Douglas County Task Force is one of 50 domestic violence task forces across Georgia. The intent of this award is to recognize and celebrate a task force that brings together criminal justice professionals and other community members working to end domestic violence.