Earlier this year, we urged voters to pass a new Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) to provide money to improve conditions for our children and their teachers, and voters did so overwhelmingly on March 1.
When Kali Boatright said that because Douglas County is so close to Atlanta, "we kind of get cast into the shadow of what Atlanta is," she nailed it. Douglas County does have something of a problem standing out in the sea of sprawl that is Atlanta.
As Douglasville and Douglas County's leaders look for ways to make our community an even better place to live, work and play, we want to applaud two college students who are products of the Douglas County School System for doing their part.
The Douglas County Board of Education is asking voters to pass a new 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) during early voting going on now and when they go to the polls March 1 to also vote in the presidential primaries.