🌱 Mall shooting + Church St.

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First, today’s weather forecast:

Rather cloudy with thunderstorms. High: 91 Low: 76.

Here are the top five stories from today in Douglasville:

  1. Late Wednesday night, a 21-year-old Douglasville man was fatally shot outside a shopping mall. Just before midnight, police arrived at the Kroger Douglas Commons on Hospital Drive and Fairburn Road to find the man dead and lying next to a car with multiple bullet holes on the driver’s side. Police believe it was an isolated incident, but do not yet know the suspects’ motivation. The victim’s identity is withheld until next of kin are notified. (Fox 5 Atlanta)
  2. In addition to the shooting that took place at the Douglasville Mall, there were several other shootings in the Atlanta area on Wednesday night. The first shoot took place on Brandenberry Court, leaving a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man hospitalized and in critical condition. The other shootings took place in Walden Promenadewhere an 18-year-old man was seriously injured by gunshot, and at Cleveland Avenue SW, where the 21-year-old victim suffered gunshot wounds and is in stable condition. There was also a shooting that took place Saville Street SW; while there were no injuries, a woman’s house was reportedly damaged by gunfire. (CBS 46 News)
  3. The Church St. Farmers Market is accepting applications from new vendors. If you want to sell your products, you can submit an application to become a seller. Apply today by emailing [email protected] (Douglasville Church St. Farmers Market via Facebook)
  4. Are you looking for a four-legged friend to keep you company? Check out these adorable animals from local shelters in the Douglasville area. Patch and Petfinder have compiled a list of pets of all breeds and ages that are ready to find their forever home. Save a life and find your new best friend today! (Douglasville coin)
  5. The Douglasville Chamber will host an event on Contract Law Basics for Business on July 19th. DA Wilson, Manging Attorney and Founder of The Wilson Firm will discuss a variety of contract law issues as they relate to business and commerce. The virtual event will take place at 11:00 a.m. Register online at the link. (Douglas County Chamber)

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Today in Douglasville:

  • couple in the moonlight To paint with a twist (7:00 p.m.)
  • screen on green At Fowler Field (8:30 p.m.)
  • Stand-up comedy night At the 4 Your Occasions Event Center (9:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Douglas County School System will be accepting donations for its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive through July 18. Although backpack donations are no longer accepted, all other supplies are welcomed and encouraged. (Douglas County Georgia Schools via Facebook)
  • Elena Hudson was named Douglas County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Citizen of the Month for the month of June. Congratulations! (Douglas County Fire Department/EMS via Facebook)
  • On Wednesday evening, members of the Douglasville Police Department’s Fundamental Male Transformation Program graduated. Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavours! (Douglasville Police Department via Facebook)

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You are now aware and ready to go out this Friday. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with your next update!

Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a writer, editor, SEO specialist and marketing manager for various digital media companies. He is currently co-owner and operator of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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