The Douglasville City Council voted to approve a general fund budget totaling $27.4 million for fiscal year 2017-2018 at its June 19 meeting.
Despite the abundance of lush woodlands and green space, much of Douglas County lies within a desert — a food desert — and a primary care desert as well.
Douglas, along with most counties throughout the state, have been working to operate court programs that can help to make a dent in Georgia's growing numbers of persons incarcerated and to help participants get on with their lives.
A resolution was adopted June 19 by the Douglasville City Council to extend a 90-day moratorium on accepting applications for rezoning of certain areas within the Douglasville City Limits near Thornton Road.
Slowly but surely, progress is being made. The O'Neal Plaza renovation project downtown is now expected to be done by mid-October, according to lead architect Terry Miller.