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.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
College football programs are not allowed to place website addresses or social media messages on the field due to rules that were recently amended by the NCAA. Tell us what you think of the athletic association’s decision.
#GoDawgs or #GoJackets? Whichever your preference, you won’t see either on an NCAA football field this fall. The NCAA’s recent “Bulletin on Field Markings, Uniforms, etc.” expressly prohibits “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags” (Hashtags are words or phrases that are preceded by the # symbol that can be used online to group messages together or to rally support for a common cause, such as for a favorite team.). The rule means that while you may see your fellow fans using Twitter and other social media platforms while at the game, you won’t see “#SicemDawgs” between the hedges at Sanford Stadium or “#GaTech” on Historic Grant Field in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Speaking of UGA, another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The "First Fridays" business networking social will be held Friday, May 3. Admission is $5; light refreshments will be served during the event.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
One lucky customer will win a shopping spree while many others will earn free T-shirts at the grand opening of the new Five Below store in Douglasville. The festivities will include other giveaways, contests and more.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The forecast is calling for rain, so head on over to the Douglas County Chamber’s Business-to-Community Expo inside Arbor Place Mall this Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.!
By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber The forecast is calling for rain, so head on over to the Douglas County Chamber’s Business-to-Community Expo inside Arbor Place Mall this Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! The Expo, presented by West Georgia Technical College, is free to attend and open to the community. In addition to the many businesses in Arbor Place Mall, more than 50 other local businesses are expected to be on hand to showcase their products and services. The 2013 Business-to-Community Expo features more than 50 exhibitors ranging from photographers and private schools to special events facilities and even a pet store. New attractions to the Expo this year include a fashion show at 1 p.m. presented by Belk, an interactive …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Unaware he was already on air, A.J. Clemente muttered the infamous F-word before being introduced during his first day on the job with an NBC affiliate in North Dakota.
It was his first day on the job—and his last. According to ABC News, A.J. Clemente didn’t make it far past his awkward introduction on KFYR television when he was fired. The reason: Before uttering his first words as a rookie news anchor, Clemente dropped the “F-bomb,” apparently unaware his microphone was already on. All this happened Sunday evening. By Monday, the clip had hit YouTube [Editor's note: Graphic language in clip] and Clemente was looking for a new job. The television station quickly apologized for the mishap and promised it would never happen again. But viewers, ABC reports, were more forgiving of Clemente than his now former employer. The video clip went viral, as did support for Clemente's rookie mistake. After all, didn’t…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday's Douglasville Bridal Showcase & Reception is free for all brides-to-be and their guests. The event will feature specialty vendors, giveaways and more.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
If so, you could be saving money, according to GoBanking Rates. Tell us your typical family dinner habits.
GoBankingrates.com put out an article recently noting that the monthly cost of feeding a family of four has risen from $601.50 in 2003 to $830 in 2013. That would be a 38 percent increase over the last decade. It doesn’t cost quite as much, however, to eat out, according to GoBanking rates. “When comparing the cost of a 10 oz. rib-eye dinner (with soup, salad and asparagus) from Outback Steakhouse with that of the homemade version, Outback was $2.53 cheaper,” GoBankingRates expert contributor Stacey Bumpus said. “And comparing seafood alfredo (with unlimited salad and breadsticks) at Olive Garden to making it at home, Olive Garden was $3.79 cheaper.” While it may be healthier to eat at home, it apparently is no longer cheaper. Share what’s…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Experts say FAA furloughs could delay some travelers by up to three hours. Tell us if you’re worried about a potential impact on your air travels.
Got plans to travel by air? You may need some more time on your hands. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday reported that airline passengers could see delays of up to three hours due to furloughs to air traffic controllers. The furloughs, which took effect Sunday, could potentially delay when flights take off or land. A lawsuit has been filed to stop the furloughs, the newspaper reported, but the earliest a hearing could be held is sometime next week. Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.