Thursday, May 23, 2013
More county residents found jobs in April.
Douglas County's unemployment rate fell below 8 percent to 7.9 percent in April. There were approximately 380 fewer people unemployed, with 63,236 residents working. Paulding County's jobless rate dropped by half a percent to 7.2 percent. Out of the 73,122 people in the work force, 5,262 were unemployed in April. The unemployment rate in Cobb County dropped below 7 percent in April, a fall of three tenths of a percent. Almost 1,000 more county residents were working than in the previous month. Of the 377,630 people in the Cobb County labor force, 25,896 were unemployed in April. A year ago the unemployment rate was up to 8 percent. Just to the north, Cherokee County's jobless rate dipped closer to 6 percent, falling four tenths of a …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A church in metro Atlanta is needed for filming of the movie All Saints.
A church in metro Atlanta is needed for filming of the movie All Saints. This movie is based on a true story about a young pastor who helps save a struggling church in Tennessee by helping the parishioners open their own farm next door. This is a very family-friendly movie, according to Kevin W. Kirby, Paulding Chamber of Commerce. Pictures of the two churches (attached) are similar to what they are looking for. Here are the particulars of what is needed: 1. The church needs to sit next to a large field (30 acres or so) that could possibly be turned into farm land with crops. 2. Needs to be large enough to have a fellowship hall and offices so one-room churches won’t work. 3. Denomination is not important, but the church in the script …
Letz Get Fit celebrated their recent opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting on May 15 at their location; 3565 Highway 5 in Douglasville.
By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber Owner Kim Roberts and her staff have announced the opening of Letz Get Fit in Douglasville. Letz Get Fit celebrated their recent opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting on May 15 at their location; 3565 Highway 5 in Douglasville. Letz Get Fit is focused on providing an effective and fun workout by the best instructors so you can accomplish your fitness goals faster. They serve anyone who is interested in Zumba classes or for those clients who prefer more cardio, they offer spin classes on indoor stationary bikes. The instructors at Letz Get Fit strive to do everything they can to meet and exceed all client expectations. Letz Get Fit offers the first class on their dime and will always provide water and a …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Pet Things owner Terry Brlecic and his family recently donated 925 pounds of cat and dog food to the Douglas County Animal Shelter.
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Friday, May 17
Because helping animals is “in my heart,” Pet Things owner Terry Brlecic and his family recently donated 925 pounds of cat and dog food to the Douglas County Animal Shelter. The Brlecic family - Terry, wife Cathy, and son Brandon - own five dogs of their own and have been very active in the placing animals with forever families, including hosting adoption clinics at their store almost every Saturday. Pet Things also takes animal adoption requests and posts them in the store in an effort to match animal and owner. The Brlecic family has also been involved in the reorganization of the Douglas County Animal Shelter by attending every Animal Control Advisory Board meeting since its inception, and offering volunteer services and equipment - as …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Douglasville's Medical and Rehabilitation Center is the largest state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary health facility west of Atlanta.
Thursday, May 16
By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber Dr. Eric Ziegler and Dr. Jorge Bueno are pleased to announce the opening of Stewart Parkway Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Douglasville. Stewart Parkway Medical celebrated their recent opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting on May 8 at their location; 5977 Stewart Parkway in Douglasville. Medical and Rehabilitation Center is the largest state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary health facility west of Atlanta, where Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Bueno have more than 20 years of combined experience, designed to provide the very best care for their patients. The combination of quality healthcare consisting of family practice, physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and diagnostic testing that provides …
Primary Fitness serves the immediate Douglasville community as well as the surrounding Douglas, Cobb, Paulding, and Fulton counties.
Thursday, May 16
By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber Primary Fitness owner and instructor Tracy Lymus celebrated one year in business with a Chamber ribbon cutting on May 9. Primary Fitness is located at 921 Dallas Highway in Primary Fitness’ motto is to “keep fitness fun” and this is the one studio where clients will get just that with their private parties, exotic fitness, and nightclub fitness events! Experience the physical, physiological, social, and spiritual benefits of dance fitness, focused strength and flexibility training. They are dedicated to providing clients with the highest caliber of group fitness classes, small group training and personal training with no mandated enrollment, annual, or hidden fees. People of all ages can reach their …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Douglasville's Bagel Meister restaurant was closed at lunch time today and customers were asked to leave.
Update: 1:28 p.m. The Bagel Meister has reopened. Patch has contacted the Georgia Department of Revenue to find out more information but the call has not been returned. Original story: Douglasville's Bagel Meister restaurant was closed at lunch time today and customers asked to leave. A Georgia Department of Revenue sign is on the door saying the restaurant is temporarily closed but does not give a reason. Several of the restaurant's employess are currently sitting outside the restaurant and said they don't know what is going on but were "ushered out." The restaurant's Facebook page does not give any details. No other details are known at this time.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Zen Massage Center celebrated their grand opening with a Douglas County Chamber ribbon cutting on April 26 at their location; 7475 Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville.
By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber Owner Mickey Jefferson and his staff announced the opening of their new location in Douglasville. Zen Massage Center celebrated their grand opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting on April 26 at their location; 7475 Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville. Zen Massage Center offers clients a variety of massage and facial services with no contracts. Home of the $39.95 Swedish massage, Zen offers a variety of massages such as deep tissue, sports massage, pregnancy massage, couples massages, and hot stone massage. Facial services range from express facials and age smart facials, to medibac and customized facials specific to each client’s personal needs. The client’s health and wellness always come first at Zen. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
GreyStone hosts blood drives in honor of former lineman Travis Allen, who died in 1995 as a result of injuries sustained while on duty. The event will be held in GreyStone’s auditorium at the Douglasville office, located at 4040 Bankhead Highway.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Assured and Associates celebrated their expansion with a Chamber ribbon cutting on April 23 at their location; 8687 Hospital Drive in Douglasville.
By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber Owner Ruby Brown and her staff are pleased to announce the opening of an expansion office in Douglasville. Assured and Associates celebrated their expansion with a Chamber ribbon cutting on April 23 at their location; 8687 Hospital Drive in Douglasville. Assured & Associates understands that there is no place like home when it comes to healing or recovering from an injury or illness. They provide home health care to patients of all ages and diagnosis. The caregivers and skilled nurses of Assured & Associates work one-on-one with clients and assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, meal preparation, errands, etc. Assured & Associates understands how stressful it can be in finding …