Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel Partners in Education volunteer Kascia Lipford, right, uses her cellphone to broadcast Facebook Live video with Nell Boggs, community relations specialist for the Douglas County School System, during the PIE and Coffee event at J. Clay Salon Tuesday morning…
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
PRC Medical is hosting their Annual Walk for Life at O'Neal Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 17. Citizens are encouraged to walk around downtown Douglasville and enjoy family fun while helping increase awareness on the sanctity of life.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
West Georgia Technical College is offering help for displaced students from ITT Technical College, which shuttered its 130 campuses this week, including one in Douglasville.
When a local patient started his therapy program, Colleen Goodwin, owner of Able Rehab in Villa Rica, was his first therapist on his road to recovery. He experienced a machine accident at work, resulting in partial hand damage and amputation of his ring and small fingers. While participating…
Friday, September 09, 2016
One of America's funniest comedians will serve as grand marshal during this weekend's 38th annual Gold Rush Parade and Festival in downtown Villa Rica.
Retired teacher Jackie Chapman touched countless lives during her 29 years as a special education teacher in the Douglas County School System and 40 years working with the county’s Special Olympics program.
In the world of marketing, one of the businesses that is sometimes difficult to promote is the funeral industry. Recently, Dana Jones Wynn, CEO of Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes & Crematory, and her daughter, Ellen Wynn McBrayer, visited West Georgia Technical College's Marketing Management program.
The Douglas County School System earlier this week addressed concerns about an online credit recovery program known as e2020 that at least one critic claims is inflating local graduation rates.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Uncertainty in Carroll County left the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning taking precautionary steps just in case tax revenues coming into the county's coffers were delayed.
State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, was recently named the 2016 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia State Firefighters Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs. Gravley was honored at an awards ceremony during the annual Georgia Fire Service Conference on Aug. 11 in Augusta.
Monday, September 05, 2016
Saturday, September 03, 2016
The Douglasville City Council took action to refinance the general obligation bonds used to cover the debt service on the Douglasville Public Safety building at a called meeting Thursday.
Longtime parade organizer Tate Cole will be the grand marshal for the annual Sweetwater Shrine Club Labor Day Parade this year.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is expected to give the nod Tuesday to solicit bids for a 2016 Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) in the amount of $3 million because of Villa Rica’s issues in obtaining a certified tax digest from Carroll County.
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for the Pokemon Go Southern Region Convention at O’Neal Plaza in downtown Douglasville. Several vendors sold Pokemon merchandise, from pins and T-shirts to airbrushed trucker hats, shirts and bags. Many attendees from around north Georgia dressed as the…
Friday, September 02, 2016
Two high school students from Douglas County were selected to be part of a pool of 108 Georgia students to serve on State School Superintendent Richard Woods' 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Downtown Douglasville will serve as the host of the Pokémon Go Southern Region Convention this Saturday, Sept. 3, and trainers of all ages are invited to come out for the fun, which includes raffles, contests, refreshments — and, of course, playing the popular game.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Netflix announced on Wednesday that the hit sci-fi/fantasy show “Stranger Things” starring Winona Ryder and David Harbour will return for a second season in 2017.
The King’s Way Baptist Church, Inc., an independent Baptist church in Douglasville, which operates the King’s Way Christian School, will pay $25,000 and furnish other relief to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the…
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday morning in Villa Rica. Investigators said a Carroll County deputy was forced to shoot a woman who was wielding a butcher knife while at a residence on Evelyn Drive just before noon.
The task of determining which parks and recreation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects would be packaged for the Board of Commissioners approval carried over a week to last Thursday’s meeting, leaving the Citizens Project Selection Committee about half a meeting behind.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
A large group of Cougars made big tracks into the old gymnasium at Alexander High School early Friday morning. But unlike lions, which form prides, these Cougars formed a huddle – a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) huddle.
An impressive group of citizens from the city and county communities came together as one to join hands and hearts in unity in “One Douglas Day of Unity” celebrated late Saturday afternoon on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan pretty much summed it up in his welcoming remarks Tuesday at the Douglas Health Futures Foundation (DHFF) second annual breakfast in the community room of the Douglasville Police Department.
Douglas County residents have an opportunity to come together as one community Saturday to celebrate and respect our diversity and unite in our commonalities.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Investigators from the Villa Rica Police Department announced Monday there will be no charges filed in the case involving former mayor and District 68 Representative-elect J. Collins.
The Douglas County Board of Education is expected to vote Sept. 6 on a resolution opposing Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District (OSD) that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot as a constitutional amendment.