Notable Residents and Natives
- Jennifer Nettles, one-half of the country music duo Sugarland, is a native of Douglas.
- Maureen Tucker, drummer and occasional singer of 1960s and 1970s rock group The Velvet Underground lives in Douglas.
- Greg Walker, former first baseman and hitting coach for the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox, is a native of Douglas. He is now the hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves Starting in 2012.
- G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and former president of Georgia Institute of Technology (1994–2008), spent his early years in Douglas. His father served as mayor.
- James Brown, singer, lived here for a short time while working at a local saw mill.He was a native of Toccoa GA.
- Bobby Bowden, Former FSU football coach, first head coaching job was with the football team at South Georgia College.
- Greg Holland, country singer
- Matt Childers, MLB player for the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves.
- Justin Lewis, co-founder and CTO of NationalField, a private, enterprise-based social network used by the 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns of Barack Obama.
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