Friday, February 09, 2018

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday unanimously affirmed the malice murder conviction of Tracen Franklin for his role in brutally beating and stomping 18-year-old Bobby Tillman to death at a high school party on Nov. 6, 2010.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve resolutions to bring two data centers into the county through participation under a Douglas County tax incentive plan.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

This past Tuesday, Jan. 30, marked the 50th anniversary of a surprise military attack that marked a turning point in the war in Vietnam and played a role in weakening the U.S. public support for the war.

A new charter for Villa Rica is nearly ready to present to the state General Assembly, following a series of intensive meetings in which the City Council has discussed virtually every line of the document.


The Douglas County Fire Department is ready to roll out the newest addition to its fleet -- a state-of-the-art, colorful, fully equipped, portable Fire Safety House.

Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, recently announced the Regal Best Picture Film Festival, featuring all the best picture nominees from Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, March 4. Festiva…

Members of the public provided input for the city of Douglasville Parks 10-year Master Plan on Tuesday night at the Jessie Davis Park Hawthorne Center. Lose & Associates, Inc. partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department to present the ideas and get input from citizens.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Feb. 6 as Firefighters Recognition Day. The proclamation was announced at the BOC meeting by the Douglas County Fire Chief Scott Spencer on Jan. 23.

Friday, February 02, 2018

The Development Authority of Douglas County voted during a called meeting Wednesday to approve inducement resolutions for two major data centers locating in Douglas County.


Douglas County deputies seized 60 pounds of illegal narcotics valued at approximately $300,000 after stopping a U-Haul truck in Villa Rica on Wednesday, Sgt. Jesse Hambrick said.

Douglas County ended the year with a steady 4.5 percent unemployment rate in December, maintaining the same rate as November, according to a report released Jan. 25 by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).

By late summer or early fall, the Douglas County Multi-Modal Transportation Service should be rolling out new branding and public education on what the county current offers its citizens in public mobility services.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Representatives of Mercer University and West Georgia Technical College gathered in Douglas County Jan. 24 to sign an addendum to the current statewide articulation agreement between Mercer and the Technical College System of Georgia.


The Rotary Club of Douglas County embarked on a service project sparked by one of the club’s weekly speakers, Sandy Whittington, chairman of the Douglas County Cemetery Preservation Commission, to help give a facelift to some of the county’s old, abandoned family resting places.


A crowd of well over 100 people packed Citizens' Hall at the Douglas County Courthouse Monday night, with seats full and people standing along the three walls during what was supposed to be a town hall listening session called "Walking the Talk" with Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona…

Four people were hospitalized after a police chase that began in Haralson County and ended abruptly with an accident in Carroll County, according to statements released by law enforcement.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
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Douglas County deputies seized 4,500 street-level doses of meth valued at $100,000 during a traffic stop in Douglasville early Wednesday morning.

Representatives from 15 Douglas County organizations met on Monday morning to discuss communication goals for 2018. The Douglasville Communications Department hosted the meeting.


The fate of the old Taco Bell north of Interstate 20 on Fairburn Road has been decided, according to property owner Victor Yago of Vick's Tires, which is located on the adjacent property.

An innovative way for Villa Rica to launch new development in the city could be placed on the ballot this November, if the state legislature approves the referendum this session.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018