On Saturday, August 27th, 2016, Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan gave the introductory speech at the OneDouglas Day of Unity community gathering on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse here in Douglasville, Georgia. He and Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson, along with Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller, Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks, and Magistrate Judge Barbara Caldwell also spoke in support of the Unity and Love for each other within the Douglas County and City of Douglasville communities.
We will be posting more pictures and video from this event over the next few days. During these turbulent times across our nation, Douglas County continues to strive to be a model community for peaceful cooperative relations between our citizens. It was stressed that the government and law enforcement belong to all of us, they are here to help and work with us.
Tom and Mayor Robinson developed this community event together during their attendance at a recent Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) meeting. In celebration, hundreds of citizens gathered outside the courthouse and enjoyed speeches, music, barbecue, and a strong willingness to promote the unity, diversity and special sense of pride and togetherness we hold dear here.
As Mayor Rochelle Robinson stated, “Don’t let the hate going on in and around the country come into our community.”
Chairman Worthan noted that what we have here is very special:
He said, “As unique as we all are, all of us want the same thing. It is not the color of our skin, it is the love of others within us.”
Everyone who attended, citizens, city and county leadership and law enforcement . . . all were deeply touched by this event.