Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Georgia Highway 92 relocation project, intended to ease congestion for motorists traveling between Douglas County and Paulding County both now and in the future, remains on track for its completion, now scheduled for early 2019.

When we think about the Union forces crossing old Campbell County in July and August, 1864 many tend to believe it was a happy day for the slaves when they encountered the "boys in blue," but peering back one hundred and fifty-three years later, it just wasn't that simple.

A pair of Lithia Spring High School classmates have reunited 22 years later to dance for a good cause. Tara Hanover and John Scoggins are teaming up to be a part of the Loving Arms Cancer Outreach Dancing with the Stars of Cobb County event on Sep. 16.

Friday, August 04, 2017

The injection of MARTA as a possible candidate to operate Douglas County's flex-route bus service scheduled to begin operations early next year was brought to light Wednesday during the Douglas County Board of Commissioners mid-year workshop and appeared to come as a surprise to some of the …

All teachers in the Douglas County School System returned to work on July 31. At Douglas County High School, teachers and staff members were encouraged to dress in "luau" gear to celebrate the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Firehouse Subs is hosting a drive to donate packs of water to the local sheriff's, police and fire departments on Saturday, Aug. 5. For every 24-bottle case of water that a customer brings in, they will receive a free medium sandwich in return. Douglasville Firehouse Subs Manager Richard Cal…

The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County will open two concurrent exhibits on August 3 at a reception that starts at 6pm. This is one event where the adage "you snooze, you lose" is real!

Football season kicks off in August, and that means band members are working in the heat to tune up their halftime shows.

The Douglas County School System has implemented a new procedure for school bus drop-offs in the afternoon, in keeping with Georgia Division of Family and Children's Services guidelines.

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The Villa Rica City Council on July 27 rolled back the city's millage rate to 6.365 from the current 6.5 mills, a level that has the effect of preventing a tax increase for city property owners.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A three-month steady unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in Douglas County since March came to an end in June, with the county seeing a moderate jump to 5.2 percent of the workforce unemployed last month, according to a report by the Georgia Department of Labor released Thursday.


Mike Tolbert was a two-time Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year selection at Douglas County High School. On offense with the Tigers, Mike ran for 623 yards on 83 rushing attempts and 17 touchdowns his senior season, sharing the backfield in a two-back system. Now Mike is on the cusp of beg…

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017

The Douglas County Board of Education voted unanimously early Monday morning during a called meeting and final public hearing to set its maintenance and operations millage rate at 19.75 mills, a reduction of the current 19.80 mills, but not enough to keep it from being considered a tax rate …

The Douglasville Police Department and Chief Gary Sparks are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Youth Against Violence program. The program is for adolescents and young adults to understand the criminal system and for the criminal system to understand the youth.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Villa Rica broke ground July 17 for the renovation of a former gas station into a new visitors center, the first project of a master plan to upgrade downtown into tourist-friendly area.


Douglas County Partners in Education (PIE) kicked off the approaching 2017-2018 school year with the theme “Adventures in Education” on Tuesday morning, with a roomful of teachers, principals, elected officials and community partners all focused on supporting education throughout Douglas County.


For three Fridays in August, workers in the Thornton Road and Riverside Parkway area will have access to food trucks like the ones that have been so popular during Food Truck Mondays in Douglasville the last two years.

The city of Villa Rica on Friday announced its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy by a 2.12 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners gave a repeat performance at Tuesday’s voting meeting of the chaos and dysfunction that was prevalent during a 4 ½ hour work session on Monday — all sparked by division about where a new senior citizens center will be located.


The Villa Rica Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office joined forces this summer to bring together young people from rising fifth through eighth grades to get a week of exposure to what the world of law enforcement is all about.


Last year, Pokémon GO was all the rage with kids of all ages. There was even a convention in downtown Douglasville where a costume contest and other events were held last summer. But like all trends, it's largely died out, although at least one area pastor reported talking recently with some…

DEAR ABBY: Our son-in-law, "Brody," has a very different lifestyle than ours and the one in which we raised our daughter. I pointed it out to her while they were dating, and she was not pleased. I decided to say no more and try to accept him as best as possible, although I admit my husband h…

In the summers of late, summers where I and not Mama tell myself what to do, it is the sore thumb I miss the most.