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Hunter Park Community Center Now Open

Hunter Park Community Center Now Open

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- As of Tuesday, Feb. 1, the new Community Center in Hunter Park (8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville, 30134) is open.

Classes at the brand new Community Center officially began last week.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, Karen Flagg leads a Zumba session from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and a yoga class from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $60 per month.

An additional Zumba class, also taught by Karen, takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Children's art classes are held on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The sessions are open to children ages five to 13. Jennifer Roe leads the classes, which are $40 per month.

Those with line dancing experience who are interested in sharpening their skills can take an intermediate/advanced class with June Shuman on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cedar Mountain Landfill Accepting Christmas Trees

Cedar Mountain Landfill Accepting Christmas Trees

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Douglas County's Cedar Mountain Landfill will accept "used" Christmas trees for chipping through the end of January at no cost to residents.

The landfill will take the trees during regular business hours until Monday, Jan. 31.

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.

Charity Softball Tournament to Benefit C.O.P.S.

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- On Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office will host its first annual charity softball tournament.

Activities will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. The tournament and fun family activities will be held at the Boundary Waters Park (5000 Highway 92/166, Douglasville, 30135). Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Georgia chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

The 15 softball teams that will be playing represent law enforcement agencies from numerous metro Atlanta jurisdictions. Many of the agencies have lost one of their own in the line of duty. These officers play to remember their fallen heroes of the badge and to assist in supporting the programs that benefit the deceased officers' families.

The public is invited to attend these tournaments and participate in the available activities.

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