Work is expected to start Monday on a stormwater improvement project on Carmel Drive in Douglasville, which is located off of Bomar Road near the Pope Road intersection.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Michael J. Barnhill has been hired for the new position of Chief Tax Administrator with the Douglas County Tax Commissioner’s Office, Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones told the Sentinel Friday afternoon.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Douglas County has become a significant player in Georgia's film industry and with the development of the county's film trail, it is expected to give an additional boost to Douglas County's tourism industry.
Villa Rica City Council members were told Tuesday that the "city has not lost anything" in a controversial road resurfacing project, but that the contractors doing the job will be held accountable until the work is done to the city's satisfaction.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Grade inflation in Advanced Placement courses and below par scores by students who take the course were addressed by two members of the advocacy group Citizens for Excellence in Public Schools Monday night during the Douglas County Board of Education meeting.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners tabled a request made by new county coroner Renee Godwin Tuesday to increase her salary by 81 percent after only two months in office.
Douglas County held its breath on Sunday, awaiting the possibility of the North Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to appear.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
The closing and destruction of the old Chevron station at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Highway 5 will — eventually — lead to long-awaited right turn lanes for drivers heading toward the mall.
Despite winter rains that brought relief from much of Georgia, 12 counties — including Douglas — will continue under Level 2 Drought Response, according to information from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Thursday.
Back by popular demand, students at Arbor Station Elementary School gave an encore performance Friday of "Midnight at the Black History Museum" for Black History Month.
Editor's Note: Our Sunday restaurant feature "Dining in Douglas" this week spotlights The Olive Tree, which opened in 1994 in Lithia Springs and has expanded to locations in Villa Rica and Hiram.
The Douglasville Police Department took center stage during Thursday's City Council committee meetings and legislative work session.
Participants of the Leadership Douglas Class of 2017 will be hosting Cocktails for a Cause, a fundraiser event, on Thursday, March 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Centre at Arbor Connection. Cocktails for a Cause proceeds will benefit their community service project, Heart for the Hungry.
Friday, March 03, 2017
The North Mississippi White Nights of the Ku Klux Klan have announced plans to be in Douglas County this weekend.
Those who want to erect a statue commemorating Villa Rica's historic ties to gold mining are putting their bets on a fundraising event this weekend.
W ant to own a piece of pop culture history located right here in Douglas County? You'll have your chance this coming Tuesday on the courthouse steps.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
A man was arrested Sunday and charged with driving on the wrong side of a roadway, failure to maintain lane and two counts of homicide by vehicle in the third degree.
Lent is the season in the church year that occurs just before Easter. The observance of Lent goes back to the early days of the Church. It was originally a time of preparation for those who desired to be baptized during the Easter Celebration called the Easter Vigil.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County welcomes the annual Youth Art Month exhibit -- which features K-12 student art from the following Douglas County schools: Douglas County, Lithia Springs, and Alexander High; Chapel Hill, Chestnut Log, and Yeager Middle; Mt. Carmel, Holly…
Darlene Duke, executive director of Sweetwater Mission in Austell, brought the story about the 49-year-old faith-based ministry to the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County meeting on Friday.
Two members of a group called Respect the Flag who were accused of yelling racial slurs and deaths threats and pointing a shotgun at people during a black child’s birthday party in 2015 were sentenced to prison Monday morning by Douglas County Superior Court Judge William “Beau” McClain.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Black History Month was celebrated Thursday night at an event which drew community members together to honor an individual who has made his mark as a living example of Douglas County’s history.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill that would provide a tax break to senior citizens in Villa Rica -- but due to an error in the legislation, those seniors won't be able to take advantage of the break until next year.
Editor's Note: Our Sunday restaurant feature "Dining in Douglas" this week spotlights Bagel Meister, which opened in 2007 on Chapel Hill Road in Douglasville.
Friday, February 24, 2017
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Division and the Douglasville Police Special Operations Unit conducted an operation targeting prostitution and pandering, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Office Lt. Glenn Daniel.