- The 48th Annual Labor Day Parade is today in Downtown Douglasville. (Parade route is Church Street to Rose Avenue to Pinecrest Drive to .) The parade starts at 10 a.m. Grab a seat along the parade route and enjoy the festivities put on by the Sweetwater Shrine Club. For more information, contact Joe Miller at 770-231-3546 or Richard Tracy at 770-733-2526.
- The Rudolph Harper Labor Day Barbecue will be held today at from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the Labor Day parade, head to Hunter Park to enjoy a day of food and fun. Hosted by Masonic Lodge No. 289, the barbecue will offer pork, cole slaw, Brunswick stew, potato chips and bread from for just $7 a plate. A drink concession stand will also be available. In addition to good food, there will be several vendors, snow cones, funnel cakes, pony rides, jump toys, face painting, appearances by local political candidates and Miss Georgia 2011, Michaela Lackey, is expected to be there. For more information, contact: Joe Miller at 770-231-3546 or Richard Tracy at 770-733-2526.
- Douglas County held the groundbreaking for the beginning of its second Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project at 9 a.m., on Sept. 2 in front of .The SRTS project will include the installation of one-half mile of a multi-use path/sidewalk along Coursey Lake Road to connect neighboring subdivisions directly to the front door of Chapel Hill Elementary School. A survey has shown that approximately 127 students who attend Chapel Hill Elementary live within one mile of the of the school, and 369 live within two miles. The SRTS project will include:
- a 6- to 8-foot concrete path/sidewalk on the east side of Coursey Lake Road;
- safety guardrail, where appropriate, to give separation between the concrete path/sidewalk and the vehicular lanes;
- a crosswalk across Coursey Lake Road in front of Chapel Hill Elementary School;
- a 8-foot wide concrete path from the crosswalk to the school building without crossing any vehicular paths;
- overhead lighting along the path to provide for safety and visibility; and
- flashing beacons with school speed limit sign assemblies to reduce travel speeds.
The project will tie into existing sidewalks internal to The Plantation at Dorsett Shoals and Knollview at Coursey Lake subdivisions, providing a continuous path system for students to walk or bike to school.
4. A Transportation Investment Act Public Meeting will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., at Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse.
5. The Hope Project Thrift Sale will be held Sept. Sept. 8 through 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 8366 Grady Street. Fall Fill-a-Bag Sale for $5 per bag. Spring and Summer merchandise will be available including women's, men's, children's infants clothing, accessories, purses, shoes. Proceeds benefit the new Hope Project which helps women have positive lives. For more informaiton, conatact 770-942-0796.