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Many years ago, there was a Western singing group named Sons of the Pioneers who sang a song titled "You'll Never Miss the Water 'Til the Well Runs Dry." I could have paraphrased it a few days ago to sing, "You'll Never Miss the Electricity 'Til Your Power Goes Off." Read more

Mr. William “Billy” Clifford Whitaker III, 64, of Douglasville…

Mrs. Jeanne Lankford Smith, age 66, of Temple, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. She was born May 16, 1951, in Carroll County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Thomas Ellis Lankford and the late Agnes Bridges Lankford.

Funeral services for Agnes Louise Ayres Daniel, age 95, of Newell, Alabama, will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. from Benefield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stanley Owen and Gabe Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery.

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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…