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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners gave a repeat performance at Tuesday’s voting meeting of the chaos and dysfunction that was prevalent during a 4 ½ hour work session on Monday — all sparked by division about where a new senior citizens center will be located. Read more

Carrollton City Schools on Monday gave a special tour of the city to familiarize new teachers with the community. The educators new to the system hopped on a bus for a ride around Carrollton, including neighborhoods where students live. Read more

Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North announced Monday a new format for Board of Education meetings that will include a dedicated work session meeting and a voting meeting each month. The announcement is welcome news for many taxpayers who have for years wanted to see more transp… Read more

Mr. Thomas Verlon “John” Ward, 81, of Temple, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born October 4, 1935, in Carroll County, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Thomas Winford Ward and the late Mrs. Irene Fields Ward.

Mrs. Donna Shoemake Coveney, 76, of Carrollton, Georgia, died Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born October 14, 1940, in Carrollton, Georgia, the daughter of the late Henry “Pat” Shoemake and the late Nora Mildred Akin Shoemake.

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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…