Monday, December 17, 2012
Mickey Thompson was sentenced this morning and will pay $28,483 in restitution as well as a $3,000 fine.
Douglasville's former mayor Mickey Thompson was sentenced earlier this morning in Judge David T. Emerson's courtroom. According to Andrew Agan, director of Community Relations for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, he received the following sentence: Thompson was indicted Sept. 24 on 91 counts of theft. In question are meetings that were held via teleconference and by electronic means because the ordinance states that the elected official must attend in person. A Sentinel Newspaper article points out that, "Douglasville is all alone in using a per-meetings system to calculate compensation." The newspaper reported that "a survey conducted by the Douglas County Sentinel, using open record requests, showed that cities of …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Harvey Persons says he wants to help establish Douglasville and Douglas County among the premiere places in America to live.
Douglasville's new mayor, Harvey Persons, said he wants to help make Douglasville and Douglas County one of the premiere places in America to live and there will be no status quo. Persons addressed more than 250 residents during a special swearing-in ceremony before Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
Judge Beau McClain administered the oath to Douglasville's new mayor, Harvey Persons, as well as new members of the City Council before Tuesday night's council meeting.
Judge Beau McClain swore in new Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons and new members of the City Council before Tuesday night's council meeting. The new council members are Mark Adams, Ward 4; Carl Pope, Ward 5, Post 1; and Doug Lequire, Ward 5, Post 2. Here are more Douglasville Patch election stories:
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Douglasville Patch followed Mayor Mickey Thompson to a few of his final events as the mayor of Douglasville.
Douglasville Patch followed Mayor Mickey Thompson to a few of his final events as the mayor of Douglasville. Here's our short video. Related Douglasville Patch story here: Persons Wins!
Monday, October 24, 2011
A few questions for Douglasville’s mayoral candidates as the Nov. 8 election approaches.
Editor's Note: In just a few short days, the city of Douglasville will elect the 40th person to hold the office of nayor since the first city election held in March 1875. The candidates for mayor—Terry Miller, Harvey Persons, Rochelle Robinson and Ron Wilson—have been meeting with citizens and making appearances at various forums to answer questions and explain their position regarding the issues. Douglasville Patch had some Q&A time with them as well. 1. Lifelong residents of Douglasville have seen the city limits expand as areas like Thornton Road, Kroger at Chapel Hill, and Tributary were incorporated. What can be done to help downtown residents and citizens in these incorporated areas feel as if they are all in the same city? Terry …