Niya Brown Matthews, author of the newly released book “The Boss in You,” is a self-proclaimed boss. Born with stars in her eyes and a mother who saw big things for her, Matthews chased her dreams and met them.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, recently announced that Sara Ray, director of communications and community affairs for the Douglas County Chamber, has graduated from the program and has received the recog…
Saturday, August 01, 2015
The Douglas County Chamber and Douglas County Sentinel are pleased to announce the 2014 Small Businesses of Excellence. These 11 businesses are recognized for successful operations and growth as well as service in their community.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Two restaurants with Louisiana flavor in downtown Douglasville are serving up dishes that ranked among the most well-liked meals in “100 Plates that Locals Love,” the state’s new culinary guide that’s being distributed at all 11 welcome centers and tourism offices in Georgia.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
The roundabout at Highways 5 and 166 has the potential to look a lot different in future years should plans for sewer infrastructure expansion evolve, more residents move into the area and the commercially zoned land surrounding the roundabout attract developers to build a retail center or m…
Saturday, July 11, 2015
A Villa Rica business has been selling wine by the glass since June and began selling craft beer last week after the City Council tweaked an ordinance intended to attract more tourism.
Friday, July 10, 2015
In a world where loyalty is rare, and finding good service can prove a challenge, it’s a pretty major feat when a company stays in business for half a century.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Atlanta’s new Major League Soccer team is eyeing several potential locations in the metro area and Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan said Douglas County is being considered.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Douglas County ranked No. 3 in Georgia for foreclosures in May with one in every 496 housing units in some stage of foreclosure, according to a report released Friday by RealtyTrac, a leading provider of comprehensive U.S. housing and property data. This marks the second-straight month the c…
The number of employers expected to participate in next week’s career expo in Douglas County has more than doubled in recent days, providing more opportunities for area job seekers.
The same day Google made waves announcing a $300 million expansion here, another international company was also putting down roots in Douglas County.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
What was possibly the best dressed tree on Broad Street became the talk of the town, but the conversation came to an end after some complained the tree’s crocheted wardrobe violated downtown Douglasville’s dress code.
More than 20 businesses will be looking in Douglasville for new employees this month at a career expo co-sponsored by West Georgia Technical College and the Georgia Department of Labor.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Cameras will start rolling next week for the filming of “The Founder,” the McDonald’s mogul biopic that’s shooting in downtown Douglasville, and extras are still needed.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
The tips of four colored shovels were staked in the earth just outside the walls of Google’s highly secured data center in Douglas County Tuesday afternoon to symbolize the groundbreaking of the information behemoth’s new data center at 300 Riverside Parkway.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
A pair of golden arches have popped up downtown on both sides of the burger joint facade being constructed as part of the set for “The Founder,” a movie starring Michael Keaton, which will film in Douglasville this summer.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A little more than a year after Atlanta-based popsicle company King of Pops bought Daniell's Nursery, a long-standing landmark in the Fairplay community, bright red strawberries began to poke through newly tilled earth.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Douglas County ranked No. 3 in Georgia for foreclosures in April with one in every 532 housing units in some stage of foreclosure, according to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac, a leading provider of comprehensive U.S. housing and property data.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Douglas County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday that will allow Carrollton-based Southwire Company to reap the benefits of the county’s tax savings incentive plan and expand its existing facility.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
As a thank-you to its loyal fan base and the communities in which the restaurant serves, Shane’s Rib Shack will host its seventh annual Rib Giveaway on Saturday, May 16.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Scott Soesbee, founder and CEO of Douglas County-based company FlameOFF Coatings, Inc., was named Georgia Small Business Person of the Year by the Georgia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
An employee was killed and three others were injured at Asphalt Refining & Tech Co., LLC on Huey Road Wednesday after a hazardous gas leaked and a catastrophic accident occurred about 4:45 p.m.
The Atlanta City Council may have approved a deal allowing filmmaker Tyler Perry to turn much of Fort McPherson into a movie studio, but one local resident isn't giving up hope that he will decide to build it in Douglas County instead.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The organizers of a three-day country music festival that will be held at Douglas County County’s Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club want to bring some of the excitement to downtown Douglasville.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 04, 2015
More than 120 people gathered in the auditorium at the Douglasville Conference Center Saturday to hear and share “Ideas worth spreading,” for the city’s first-ever TEDx event focused on sensation, science and society.
The Executive Committee of the Emory University Board of Trustees and the WellStar Health System Board of Trustees have each approved a resolution to begin the design process for a new, unified health system. The new health system would be formed by combining Emory Healthcare, an entity owne…
Thursday, April 02, 2015
The Young Professionals Connection, a program of the Douglas County Chamber, announced its annual Top 10 Young Professionals of 2015 Thursday morning at the Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange at Central Baptist Church.
An Olympian, an Atlanta emergency room physician and an astrophysicist are among six speakers who will share ideas, inventions and creations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Douglasville Conference Center for the first ever TEDx Douglasville.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hooters on Monday announced the opening of a new location in Douglasville, Georgia, located at 6855 Douglas Boulevard. The 7,200 square foot space with sleek design elements invites local Hooters fans to enjoy world-famous chicken wings and unparalleled Hooters Girl hospitality. Guests won’t…
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Douglas County’s unemployment rate was slightly lower in February, decreasing from January’s 6.8 percent to 6.7, according to figures the Georgia Department of Labor released Thursday.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Monday, February 09, 2015
Atlanta — Emory University and WellStar Health System announced today that they are engaged in formal discussions regarding their vision to create a new, unified health system to provide excellence in patient care and advance world-class healthcare throughout Metro Atlanta, Georgia, and beyo…
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Winfield Wilson grew up in Austin where barbecue is a serious tradition. Following his career with the Department of Defense, Wilson wanted to own his own business. On Thursday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m., Wilson opened a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in his home of Douglasville. To celebrate, the new r…
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Cajun food lovers will soon be able to feast their eyes on a sunset view overlooking downtown Douglasville as they enjoy dinner because Gabe’s Downtown is set to open their new location, complete with a second-story terrace.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Israel Robinson knows how to cook. After serving as an Army cook for 22 years and growing up in New Orleans, Robinson can cook, grill or smoke just about anything. That's why he, his son, Isiah, and partner Avery Carr have joined together as co-owners of Da Spot BBQ Grill. The restaurant has…