Four Douglasville City Council seats are on the ballot in this year's municipal general election Nov. 7, and three incumbents have announced they plan to run for re-election.
Friday, April 07, 2017
A deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane and driving with ability impaired by alcohol, drugs or toxic vapor, according to the state law enforcement.
Villa Rica City Council discussed two controversial rezoning issues on Tuesday, both involving developments in neighborhoods where the residents are strongly opposed.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Douglas County has experienced some downed trees and water pooling on roads from the first two big waves of storms that have come through today, according to county spokesman Wes Tallon.
KeHE (pronounced kay-hee), one of the world’s foremost natural and organic, specialty and fresh food distributors, has found a new home within the city of Douglasville.
Family, friends and fans are mourning the loss of one of Georgia's most well-known and liked radio personalities.
The Douglasville Police Department is making it a part of its mission to inform various parts of the community about crime and how to avoid it. For an upcoming town hall meeting, the police department is targeting its local business owners.
Douglas County went to the market Monday afternoon and came away with $60 million in bonds to begin several SPLOST projects that need to begin right away, it was announced Tuesday at the legislative meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, through its Rideshare/Multi-Modal Transportation Services program, is applying for Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funds and Section 5339 Bus Funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
Twenty-nine Douglas County schools performed better than statistically expected on the 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), according to calculations by the Georgia Department of Education released Feb. 28, 2017.
Douglas County's unemployment rate in February was at 5.3 percent compared with the 4.9 percent jobless rate in metro Atlanta for February 2017, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
During its Monday night meeting the Douglasville City Council is expected to decide whether or not it wants to commence with a plan to cleanup the former mill site in town — and how far that plan should go.
Douglas County Tourism, in partnership with the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Center and the Douglas County Film Office, officially launched the Douglas County Film Trail website Friday.
A Douglas County school board member cited for passing a stopped school bus in February entered a plea of no contest during a court appearance last week.
Editor's Note: Our Sunday restaurant feature "Dining in Douglas" this week spotlights Landmark Café located on Highway 5 in the Bill Arp community.
The abandoned Kenny’s Home Cooking restaurant on Fairburn Road, which burned down Oct. 30, 2016, had become an eyesore for those in the county who drive by the area.
Six citizens voiced their opinions at Thursday's Douglasville City Council meeting about a decision by the Planning and Development Committee March 14 that would allow heavy trucks to pass through Jessie Davis Park.
The Douglas Chamber of Commerce's GreyStone Power Luncheon on March 21 featured UGA J.W. Fanning Institute applied demographer Matt Hauer. Hauer presented "New Face of Georgia" and discussed the population changes throughout Georgia.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Students, parents, school system employees, elected officials, and giants in the field of technology came together March 28, 2017, to celebrate the Computer Science for All initiative in the Douglas County School System (DCSS). The program is the first in the state to offer computer science …
The Douglas Special Olympics began Wednesday by honoring the athletes, teachers and hundreds of volunteers and sponsors who have made the Games possible for more than four decades.
Villa Rica's interim city manager -- put in charge of locating a new, full-time manager for the city -- has resigned after being confronted with allegations that he said the city "was not ready" for an African-American in that post.
The Douglas County Grand Jury has returned true bills in 53 criminal cases, including charges of sexual exploitation of children, rape, trafficking methamphetamine and cruelty to children in the first degree.
Several upcoming activities geared towards raising money for Douglas County Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society are scheduled in the community at various locations and times. Local teams are asking the community to help support the cause by patronizing local restaurants that have …
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Citizens spoke out at a March 20 meeting of the Douglasville City Council to ask them to reconsider an item previously approved by a city commmittee.
Longtime Douglas County residents may not flinch when they hear “6671 Church Street,” but the mention of “Dr. Clark Robinson” should bring another reaction entirely.
The Douglas County School System, in cooperation with Georgia Tech and Google, officially announced Tuesday that Douglas County will be the first school system in the state to offer computer science instruction to all K-12 students by the 2018-19 school year.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
According to Greg Denney, chief financial officer for the Douglas County School System, it looks hopeful that its employees will get a 2 percent pay increase next year.
TEDxDouglasville 2017 organizers Mahdi Al-Husseini, Josh Barnett and dozens of volunteers took their final bows as the curtain fell on the event with the mantra “Ideas worth sharing” early Saturday afternoon at Douglas County High School.
Chris Kemp was one of the five speakers for TEDxDouglasville on Saturday. Like most of the speakers, this was Kemp’s first experience giving a TEDx Talk. However, unlike most of the speakers, he was used to public speaking and giving talks to an audience.