Friday, August 07, 2015
Sunday, August 02, 2015
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
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
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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
Sunday, June 21, 2015
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
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
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
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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

The leaders of a local Cub Scout pack is inviting everyone to attend its first "Cars for Cubs" classic car and motorcycle show Saturday.

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
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
Saturday, April 18, 2015
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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…