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Douglas County Department of Transportation Director Randy Hulsey submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Commissioners earlier this week. Hulsey worked for the county for 17 years. Read more

Forty years ago two significant events were recorded in the annals of history. On Aug. 12, I was blessed to marry a beautiful young lady who has proved to be more than I could ever have imagined in a wife and companion. A few days later, Elvis Presley died. I have tried to convince myself th… Read more

Ms. Ida Virginia Cox, age 97, of Villa Rica passed away peacefully August 16, 2017, at her residence.

“You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide and, though we cannot see you, you’re always at our side. Although your days on Earth are gone, you will forever live in our hearts.”

Mrs. Lois Pugh died August 17, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home Carrollton Chapel.

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Where should a new SPLOST funded Senior Center go?

There has been controversy over where a new $5.6 million Senior Center should be built with commissioners in districts 1 (Henry Mitchell) and 2 (Kelly Robinson) representing the northern and eastern sides of the county advocating for a location next to a fire station in Lithia Springs. District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider wants it located in her district which covers the western and southern parts of the county including Villa Rica and Winston. What district (or geographic location) do you think the new Senior Center should be located in?

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Dozens of people came to witness 1,000 clocks chime at noon on March 12, 2016 at Champ's Clock Shop in Douglasville. Jeff Champion rang the Big Bell and told visitors about its history as clocks chimed. This was the 10th year of the Chimes of 1,000 Clocks.

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Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said Saturday his office is working to see if this surveillance video taken the night a security guard was killed by a sheriff’s deputy can be enhanced to determine what happened leading up to the shooting. Bobby Daniels, a CNN security guard, w…