Wednesday, July 05, 2017
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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office debuted its "Polar Patrol" vehicle during the downtown Douglasville Fourth of July parade Tuesday. The office is planning to use the truck as an outreach program to teach children in the community about gang and drug awareness.

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It was hot and muggy for Douglasville's annual Independence Day Parade on Tuesday, prompting several groups walking the parade, including Golden Memorial United Methodist Church, to pass out bottles of cold water to people in the crowd. Despite the heat, there was plenty for those attending …

Monday, July 03, 2017
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks this Independence Day.

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Dr. Clark Robinson, who dedicated his life to taking care of generations of Douglas County residents, died Friday at age 92.

There will be no shortage of ways to celebrate Independence Day in west Georgia this year, with events in Douglasville, Villa Rica and Carrollton offering fun for all ages.

A hot button topic on the agenda set for discussion during Thursday's work session of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners was averted until after the holidays because of an email sent Wednesday afternoon by District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider.

Friday, June 30, 2017
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Ted Martin, general manager of Arbor Place Mall, took on what he said is a myth that malls are dying during the June 23 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County.

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There's no denying that fireworks are loud. It's common for pets to run away this time of the year after hearing fireworks explode around the Fourth of July. And many people think they sound like gunshots, invoking negative thoughts and fear in some. But a local, family-run fireworks shop is…

The Georgia State Patrol is urging everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly. Col. Mark W. McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said state troopers will patrol during the holiday period in an effort to keep the number of traffic crashes, in…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office launched a new website last Wednesday that's aimed at being more user friendly as more and more people access the web from mobile devices.

A resolution was adopted June 19 by the Douglasville City Council to extend a 90-day moratorium on accepting applications for rezoning of certain areas within the Douglasville City Limits near Thornton Road.

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Slowly but surely, progress is being made. The O'Neal Plaza renovation project downtown is now expected to be done by mid-October, according to lead architect Terry Miller.

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Douglas, along with most counties throughout the state, have been working to operate court programs that can help to make a dent in Georgia's growing numbers of persons incarcerated and to help participants get on with their lives.

The Douglasville City Council voted to approve a general fund budget totaling $27.4 million for fiscal year 2017-2018 at its June 19 meeting.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
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New family owned and operated Pelican's SnoBalls is expected to open in downtown Douglasville just in time for the summer heat , offering real New Orleans-style SnoBalls.

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Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner announced plans Wednesday to have a Child Advocacy Center in Douglas County in place before the end of this year, during a meeting of the Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence.

The University of West Georgia released its latest regional economic update last week, finding unemployment at 16-year lows in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties.

Friday, June 23, 2017

In a special called joint meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Douglas County Planning & Zoning Board Tuesday night, the Sweetwater Master Plan, formerly called the SW Thornton Road Activity Center Study, was unanimously adopted for the study areas outside of the …

The Youth Villages AmeriCorps program has partnered with the Douglas County Chamber and the Be The Match to host a bone marrow donor registry drive today, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Chamber at 6658 Church St. in Douglasville.

Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner announced Monday that the Douglas County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment in 37 criminal cases.

Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, with assistance from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and followers of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, were able to identify three males pictured in a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) issue…

The Fullerville Trailhead -- the first stage of what Villa Rica officials hope will eventually be a path around the city -- officially opened on Tuesday.

Several residents attended a Community Town Hall meeting hosted by Ward 2 council members Mark Adams and Mike Miller on Tuesday at Hudson's Hickory House. Many expressed their frustrations about the appearance of some neighborhoods in downtown Douglasville.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Many young students may say “I want to be a director when I grow up!” Few of those students actually have the chance to spend a week directing their own movie from start to finish, getting a first-hand look behind the scenes. However, area students got that exact opportunity this summer by p…

The Douglas County Board of Education unanimously voted Monday night to approve a 2017-2018 budget of $232,254,018.49, which goes into effect on July 1.

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The harmful effects of mosquito spraying to honey bees and other helpful insects came under scrutiny Monday morning during a work session of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.