On Aug. 22, people will gather at Piedmont Park for the Atlanta Free to Breathe Run/Walk to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer. Winston resident Elisa Lailer will be one of those people.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Sunday, August 02, 2015
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.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
In 1872, Douglas County was just two years old having been created from the section of Campbell County located on the north side of the Chattahoochee River. The city of Douglasville was still in transition from a mere turn in the Indian trail that carried the name Skint Chestnut. There was s…
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A self-proclaimed daddy’s girl, Shayna Penn was devastated to learn that her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
One of the best sources for genealogy has to be the family Bible where ancestors recorded births, deaths, and if you are lucky, other bits and pieces of information. Generally, all you end up with is basic vital information with a dash between someone’s birth date and death date.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Until last year, it wasn’t publicly known that Pulitzer-winning author Harper Lee had written another book before her iconic 1960 novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
As many of you know I spend a lot of my time reading old newspapers. This week I ran across an interesting article from the January 31, 1901 issue of “The New South” which was a major source of news here in Douglas County at the time.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
While morning thunderstorms forced the city of Douglasville to cancel the Fourth of July parade, the 17th annual Festival in the Park to benefit S.H.A.R.E. House was moved inside the Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Park where a big crowd got to enjoy some holiday food and fun. Among th…
Thursday, July 02, 2015
The city of Douglasville will continue its Fourth of July parade tradition Saturday at 10 a.m. with Douglasville’s very own baseball legend Terry Harper as grand marshal.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Groups may come and go in Douglas County, but one that has stood the test of time is the Beulah Ruritan Club dating back to when it was chartered in 1960.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club will no longer be the venue for the three-day Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival set for next month. And while tickets are still being sold, a spokesperson for the company promoting the event would not disclose where the concert will take place — …
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Two tattoo artists who got running starts in Douglasville will compete on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” for its sixth season called “Know Your Enemy,” which features 18 masters and their apprentices duking it out against each other with permanent ink for a grand prize.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Dressed up girls wearing cat-eyed glasses and sipping milkshakes talked to slick-haired boys puffing cigarettes while perched on the hoods of muscle cars — a sight likely not seen in Douglasville since the 1950s.
The Black Educational History Exhibit’s annual celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States will be held Saturday in downtown Douglasville.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Flower and gardening enthusiasts from around the country converged on Douglas County for the annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival on Saturday. Van loads of people rode around Douglasville to tour nationally recognized private gardens. The courthouse was filled with people looking at plant…
Friday, June 05, 2015
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
A few investors were behind the magnificent Sweetwater Park Hotel in Lithia Springs, but Edwin W. Marsh and Samuel M. Inman were the primary figures.
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
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
More than 100 people attended the grand opening of The Douglas County Museum of History and Arts in downtown Douglasville Friday, about 15 years after several local residents saved the ‘50s style building from sale or demolition.
When I found out that Claude Abercrombie, former Douglas County sheriff and commissioner, had left this life I knew that I would devote my next column to him, but I didn’t want to repeat the same accomplishments found in his obituary or other recent news articles.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Outdoors lovers will have plenty to do at Sweetwater Creek State Park Saturday, as state Rep. Roger Bruce hosts his 14th annual Family Fun Day Cat Fish Rodeo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Fifteen years ago, a few civic minded citizens were able to save the old courthouse from demolition in preparation of creating a Douglas County History Museum. The small group of volunteers began collecting Douglas County artifacts and was successful in getting the 1950s era structure listed…
As part of the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest, Keep Douglasville Beautiful is asking all residents and businesses to decorate their mailboxes, lampposts, gates, fences, trees, signs and doorways in festive hydrangea blossoms, ribbons and colors to welcome guests and f…
A Gift of Love works with Douglas County elementary and middle schools to provide needy students with food for the weekend and school supplies throughout the school year.
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
You can’t help but notice the building if you get caught by the red light at the intersection of Campbellton and Broad streets in downtown Douglasville. The tile work showcasing the business name, the little architectural flourishes that make the building so unique and the exquisite round an…
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Plenty of paws will be parading for a cause on Saturday, April 25, during this year’s “Paws for a Cause” event, to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
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.
The first “Dash for Dr. George” 5K and Fun Run were held Saturday at Clinton Nature Preserve. The race, which organizer Dr. Erin Harkins Silliman hopes to make an annual event, was a success despite soggy weather. Runners and walkers from youngsters to seasoned veterans turned out to remembe…