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Phil Miller, who served as sheriff for 16 years before retiring at the end 2016, had a long history in law enforcement. He started with the Douglasville Police Department and worked his way up the ranks at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Read more

Farmers who attended the 2017 Georgia Ag Forecast in Carrollton Friday were urged to keep an eye on Chinese competitors. They were also given estimates for when they could rebound from last year’s drought, and received hope that they will recover the “pretty significant” losses largely attributed to the 2016 drought.

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In addition to its trapping and turnover-causing defense, the Lithia Springs’ girls basketball team has an offensive lineup that sets up the Lions for success very well. Read more

Behind a strong local contingent, the Bowdon Invitational provided just what all the state wrestling hopefuls were looking for heading down the stretch run of the season.

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The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced Wednesday that Z Gallerie, a premier lifestyle brand in the fashion home space, will create 115 new jobs and invest $3.7 million in an east coast distribution center and customer service center in Douglas County. Read more

I know I sound like a broken record and a bit clichéd, but the more things change, the more they remain the same. Read more

By Ken Denney

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Faye Turpin, 88, of Lithia Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

Michael S. Byrd, 77, of College Park, Georgia, died Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Mrs. Hazel Anne Walker, age 82, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Carrollton Nursing and Rehab. She was born January 23, 1934 in Luthersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Luther Reeves and the late Olene Presnell Reeves.

Glenda June Morris of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on January 19, 2017. She was 72.

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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…