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The body of a woman was discovered just inside the Douglas County line in Villa Rica on Sunday, an official said. Read more

The body of white female was discovered in a wooded area just inside the Douglas County line in Villa Rica on Sunday, a Douglas County official said.

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Alexander coach Adam Watts tried to recall the last time that the Cougars volleyball program won the county champions. Read more

The University of West Georgia football team found itself in a dogfight in south Georgia on Saturday night, but held on for a 27-23 victory at Albany State.

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A new place for people to pick up their prescribed medicines is opening in historic downtown Douglasville. Read more

In 1882 a gentleman by the name of Horace Bradley spent six days on the banks of Sweetwater Creek. Read more

By Arthia Nixon

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Marian Joyce (Joy) Padgett, age 74, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 12, 1942, in Lyons, Georgia, to the late Thomas Harold Hilliard and Georgia Lee Wilkes Hilliard. She married Thomas C Padgett on June 1, 1963, and he survives.

Kay Ellen Oliver, age 64, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born December 29, 1951, in Franklin, Georgia, the daughter of the late James Noah Rogers and the late Myric Barker Rogers.

Rev. Bobby Esker Smallwood, 86, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. He was born May 13, 1930, in Villa Rica, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Johnny Esker Smallwood and the late Mrs. Lorene Deal Smallwood.

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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…