Wednesday, February 08, 2017
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

A man who has continued to serve the community long past his retirement through nonprofits, government boards and civic organizations was honored by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 “Citizen of the Year.”

The fate of two members of a group called Respect the Flag accused of yelling racial slurs and death threats and pointing weapons during a black child's birthday party in 2015 now rests with the jury.


Whether an avid football fan or casual observer, Douglas County residents have gotten themselves caught up with a serious case of Atlanta Falcons fever as the team gets ready to rise up against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The employees at DeNyse Signs in Douglasville were no e…

Just a few years after the state of Georgia opened the door to Sunday alcohol sales, a proposed new law could allow restaurants to begin selling booze before noon.


Editor's Note: This is the first in what will be a regular Sunday feature called Dining in Douglas showcasing local restaurants and other eateries. Each Dining in Douglas will feature a description of the atmosphere and menu items that make the restaurant unique.The first restaurant featured…

Friday, February 03, 2017

Students representing 29 elementary and middle school spelling champions tested their mettle through a war of words Thursday during the 2017 district-level Douglas County Association of Educators (DCAE) Spelling Bee.


The trial for two members of a group called Respect the Flag accused of yelling racial slurs and death threats and pointing weapons during a black child's birthday party in 2015 began this week in front of Douglas County Superior Court Judge William “Beau” McClain.

Anyone interested in applying for a newly-created External Affairs Director position with the Douglas County Board of Commissioners has until 4 p.m. today to get their application in to the county’s human resources office.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will hold a Public Information Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Murray Educational Center at 4841 Highway 5, in Douglasville concerning a project which proposes to install a roundabout on State Route (SR) 5/Bill Arp Road at its intersection…

The Lithia Springs precinct for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office recently got a facelift. Over the course of three days, the building received general maintenance to the outside of the building, which included pressure washing and painting.

The Development Authority of Douglas County will host a job fair Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Mercer University Douglas Campus, 975 Blairs Bridge Rd. in Lithia Springs, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Cynthia C. Adams has been appointed the new superior court judge of the Douglas Judicial Circuit by Gov. Nathan Deal. Deal made the announcement Tuesday.


The Douglas County Board of Commissioners narrowly voted to approve a list of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) recommendations at a called meeting yesterday, minus four last minute projects submitted by district commissioners.

The city of Douglasville was one of three local governments recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for its leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to the efficient and sustainable use of resources in metro Atlanta.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday announced the appointment of the Honorable Cynthia C. Adams as Superior Court Judge of the Douglas Judicial Circuit. Adams will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Robert J. James. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 last Tuesday in favor of a revised meeting schedule for commission meetings and variance meetings effective March 21 that will provide an evening meeting once each month to encourage greater community engagement in their government.

The Douglasville City Council spent Thursday through Saturday at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in south Douglas County for a planning retreat for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

Douglas County’s unemployment rate climbed above that of metro Atlanta for December 2016, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday was joined by leaders from Georgia’s tourism industry — including four representatives from Douglas County — for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the $59 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy.

The Douglas County School System (DCSS) was recommended for National District Reaccreditation through AdvancED, an internationally recognized accrediting board that evaluates school systems across the U.S. and 70 other nations. The announcement was made at a called Board of Education meeting…

Work sessions of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners are now being videoed and placed on the county's website starting with the Jan. 23 meeting. These sessions are held on first and third Mondays in the BOC's board room on the third floor of the Douglas County Courthouse and are held d…

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Douglasville city officials will participate in their annual retreat to help frame goals and objectives for 2017 Jan. 26-28. This year's retreat will be held at Foxhall Resort in Douglas County. City officials will spend time with staff reviewing the goals set forth at last year's workshop, …

The Douglas County Chamber's GreyStone Power Luncheon on Jan. 17 featured Metro Atlanta Chamber Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham. Cunningham's speech focused on the growing economy in the metro region, which includes Douglas County.

A woman was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle, DUI, child endangerment, failure to maintain lane, driving while license is suspended or revoked and improper turn, according to records from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A local man was killed Sunday night when he lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 985 in Gwinnett County, according to police.

The Development Authority of Douglas County met Friday with team members of Avalanche Consulting, who presented an update on the mid-point of a strategic plan begun in October aimed at increasing economic prosperity and quality of life for Douglas County.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have again delayed a vote on a project list for the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

Sunday, January 22, 2017