Villa Rica's water, sewer and trash customers will be seeing a major change this month in the way the city bills them for those services, with different due dates based on where they live.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Two Douglasville men were arrested on drug charges towards the end of September. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Division began the investigation on Patrick Oakley, 30, after receiving a complaint from a concerned citizen two months ago. The citizen believed that Oa…
Douglas County LINK held its third annual Provider Resource Fair on Tuesday at the Deer Lick Park gymnasium. LINK stands for Linking, Integrating and Networking for Kids.
Sunday, October 08, 2017
David Holmes, Chief Assistant Solicitor-General for the Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office, was named "Assistant Solicitor-General of the Year for 2017" during the 2017 Summer Conference sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC).
Douglas County schools will recognize National School Lunch Week Oct. 11-13, 2017, to recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day. Although School Lunch Week is a week-long event, Oct. 9 and 10 are holidays for students in the Douglas County Sc…
The Blu Rose Art Bistro is one of the newest additions to downtown Douglasville. The creative space allows patrons to eat, drink, observe and participate in the arts offered in the new facility.
A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Douglas County judge Thursday after a jury convicted him of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in a 2015 stickup at a Lithia Springs Pizza Hut.
Douglasville Police Department Lt. Brad Loudermilk's most intense experience with gunfire during his two decades in law enforcement didn't occur on the job -- it came while he was on vacation.
Friday, October 06, 2017
Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North officially tendered his resignation as a member of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting. He has served as District 1 commissioner in Carroll County for five terms.
Frances McMillan, who served as animal control manager at the Douglas County Animal Shelter since 2013, has accepted the position as director of animal services for Douglas County.
A safe place to transition. That is the ultimate goal for a new women's shelter in Douglasville, the JC Freedom House. The organization was launched and offered ministry services in 2013; the first house was acquired in 2016 and the first woman to live there moved in in January 2017.
A stakeholders meeting was held Sept. 27 between representatives of Villa Rica and Douglas County to discuss joint projects between the city and county governments.
As the registration deadline nears for the Nov. 7 election approaches next week, Villa Rica officials are concerned about turnout for city elections, which will include a referendum to give senior citizens in the city an exemption on their property taxes.
Melissa Sue Handy was sentenced to 20 years in prison with three years to serve after being found guilty of first-degree cruelty to children and battery in violation of the Family Violence Act on Sept. 28.
Use of county property adjacent to the Douglas County Landfill and Recycling Center -- once the former animal shelter campus that housed lost, abused and homeless animals -- will be repurposed to give a hand up to some members of the homeless community.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
After years of getting paid once a month, teachers and other staff can expect to see a paycheck on a semi-monthly basis beginning Jan. 16, 2018, it was announced Monday night at the work session of the Douglas County Board of Education.
A 54-county burn ban ended last Sunday, Oct. 1 and continues through April and will allow for some residential burning by permit, which is available on request from the Douglas County Fire Department.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday 3-2 to give a price break to local waste haulers, following a vote to increase fees on Sept. 9. The new fees took effect Oct. 1.
The city of Douglasville's Human and Resources Department hosted a car wash fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Monday. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) road show stopped in Douglasville this week sharing part three of DFCS's Blueprint for Change initiative that began in 2015. The plan comes as a result of the poor standing the department was in back in 2014 with three components …
The Blessing of Animals is a tradition in the church that celebrates the goodness of God's creation. Genesis tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. Then he filled the earth with living creatures, and when he completed that work, he beheld His creation and declared it to be good…
In March of this year I discussed Douglas County at the beginning of World War I advising how there were instant cries to increase food production by planting every available acre possible with edible crops. The newspaper was full of stories regarding the dates for men to register for the dr…
Heroes Day of the 15th annual September Saturdays festival drew crowds yesterday, visiting vendors, enjoying festival fare and getting up close and personal with an impressive public safety Touch-A-Truck experience. Patriotism was felt all around, as members of the United State Navy Sea Cade…
Imagine finding yourself sitting in a totally dark domed room, gazing upward, where you can see three-dimensional images of the night sky and constellations right above you in your own classroom.
A number of events have been scheduled by the Douglas County Task Force (DCTF) in October to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Douglas County.
A stakeholders meeting made up of elected officials and community leaders will come together on Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Georgia Technical College's Douglasville campus to discuss the creation of Tax Allocation Districts (TAD) within the city of Douglasville and unincorporated D…
Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist L.M. Boyd once wrote about a boxing match back in the early 1930s, when C.D. "Bigboy" Blalock of Louisiana State University-- a 6-foot-6 inch giant of a boxer-- was taking on a stocky fellow from Mississippi State.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thirty-four stellar teachers from the Douglas County School System got their day to shine outside the classroom, as they were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Douglas County Teacher of the Year celebration, held at Central Baptist Church.
Alexander High School’s 2017 graduation rate of 93.6 percent was tops in the county, and bested the state average by 13 points and the district average by 6.6 points, according to data released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education.
The Douglas County Grand Jury returned indictments in 37 criminal cases on Sept. 15, including a child molestation case involving a Douglasville business owner.
Dozens of balloons were released in front of the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse at noon Thursday in honor of those battling or those who have lost the battle with addiction.
Heroes Day of the 15th annual September Saturdays Festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 30, on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse. The largest annual community festival in the county will feature over 100 vendors and exhibitors plus the huge public safety Touch-a-Truck Experience.
The Juicy Crab opened last week in Douglasville next to the Highway 5 Kroger. The chain started in Duluth, Georgia and Douglasville makes the sixth location for the restaurant, with a seventh location in Smyrna coming soon.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Douglas County High School topped the state and district averages on the SAT in 2017, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday.