Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Described by District 2 Commissioner Kelly Robinson as a “housekeeping matter” and an "administrative fix," the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to grant formal approval June 6 to keep two deputy coroners already on staff.


Food Truck Mondays in downtown Douglasville got off to a rain-free start this week, after threats of severe weather June 5 postponed its opening date last week. In its second year, the popular Main Street Douglasville event shuffled its month back to a cooler June and switched its mealtime f…

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Editor's Note: The following observation was written by longtime Douglasville resident Dorothy "Dot" Padgett, author of "Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts." Padgett organized the Carter campaign known as the "Peanut Brigade" and during the Carter administration s…


Visitors to Sweetwater Creek State Park next weekend will get to experience the life and times of the community of New Manchester during the Civil War era, along with the live, reenacted drama of the capture of the mill, of which its protected ruins still stand as a reminder today.

Friday, June 09, 2017

The Douglas County Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association hosted its annual Awards Dinner recently, awarding the coveted titles of Women of the Year, Associate of the Year, Boss of the Year and Presidents Award. Individuals receiving these awards were recognized for the…

Call it Bankhead Highway, Highway 78, Veterans Memorial Highway, East Broad Street, West Broad Street or just plain old Broad Street and you see therein lies the problem -- there are six different names being used along one stretch of highway.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Douglas County School System takes pride in its highly qualified, excellent teachers. Every year a teacher from each Douglas County school is honored as that school's Teacher of the Year (TOTY).


In 2003, the race was on between residential and industry, with each vying for the same positioning of the ripe to-be-developed area in the Thornton Road and Riverside Parkway area of the eastern portion of Douglas County.

Employees of the Douglas County School System can expect a 2 percent pay increase beginning July 1 and taxpayers should see no millage rate increase from 19.80 in the school portion of their tax bills this fall.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The Douglasville City Council will hold a public hearing Monday evening at 5:45 p.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center to get citizens’ input on its fiscal year 2018 budget expected to go into effect July 1.


Food Truck Mondays are back by popular demand through June, with the first event set for this Monday, June 5.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Following a successful run of six sold out performances of "Murder Ahoy," the Community Alliance for Stage and Theater (CAST) will stage a one-act play festival at Little Vine Vineyards in Villa Rica on June 3 and 17.

Former Douglas County Schools Superintendent Gordon Pritz addressed the graduates of the Leadership Douglas Class of 2017 during the Douglas County Chamber's GreyStone Power Luncheon held May 16 at the Douglasville Conference Center.


Just one day before former Douglas County Schools Superintendent Gordon Pritz said a final goodbye on Thursday to the office that he’s called home for the past seven years, the educator of 40 years reflected on his accomplishments, the friendships he’s made and where the future might lead him.

A woman was sentenced to life in prison by a Douglas County judge Tuesday after pleading guilty to a murder that took place last October.

Newly hired Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent T. North has signed a three-year contract with the Douglas County Board of Education (BOE), with an annual salary in his first year of $178,000, according to a copy of the contract of employment released Wednesday afternoon by the schoo…

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Douglas County Board of Education named Carrollton Middle School Principal Trent T. North by a unanimous vote as its new school superintendent during a called meeting Tuesday night.

Two city events will move this year from downtown Douglasville to Hunter Memorial Park while O'Neal Plaza renovations continue. Wednesday Wind Down and the Juneteenth Celebration will be held in the park.


More than a decade ago, when Norm Brazel’s granddaughter didn’t return home from school on time, he and his family quickly became panicked.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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The Douglas County Board of Education named Carrollton Middle School Principal Trent T. North by a unanimous vote as its new school superintendent during a called meeting Tuesday night.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

More people are working in Douglas County and neighboring counties this spring, as unemployment figures continue to improve from the previous month and from this time a year ago.


Shondraya Stringer graduated Friday from New Manchester High School in Douglasville, but that’s not all she’s accomplished. Taking advantage of a dual enrollment program has optimized her high school experience and given her considerably more to show for it.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Georgia State Patrol is ready for the Memorial Day holiday travel period. This year, the travel period is 78 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Memorial Day.

The Douglas County Board of Education has called a special meeting Tuesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of approving the new school superintendent and consideration of a student tribunal appeal.


Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Switch, a global technology solutions corporation, will create 65 jobs, and along with its clients, invest $2.5 billion in a Switch PRIME data center in Douglas County. The new metro Atlanta location will be the highest-rated data center in the Southeast.