Friday, September 30, 2016

Members of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation staff and concerned citizens came together on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Lithia Springs Park. The park was the location of a geocaching event that was a part of the CITO week. CITO stands for Cache in Trash Out, which is an environmental initiat…

West Georgia Regional Library System's STEAM Engine is going full-steam ahead for Douglas County students and library patrons.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A man who pled guilty to two counts of child molestation and one count of enticing a minor has been sentenced by a Douglas County judge to 60 years, with the first 20 years to be served in prison, authorities said Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Although fall began three days ago, the weather yesterday felt more like summer as temperatures hovered around 90 degrees during September Saturdays Heroes Day at the Douglas County Courthouse. Despite the heat, residents from Douglas County and around west Georgia came out for some family f…

The city of Douglasville and the Downtown Development Authority will be holding a public Downtown Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center, Main Street Manager April McKown said in a news release.


Denham Springs, La. — Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐day Saints (LDS) were among more than 1,000 other fellow church volunteers from the Greater Atlanta area helping victims of the flooding disaster in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area over the Labor Day weekend.

Local organization Keep Douglasville Beautiful will be holding their bi-annual recycling event on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the overflow parking lot at First Presbyterian Church located at 9190 Campbellton St. in Douglasville.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Six weeks of hard work came to an end Sept. 15 for the volunteers who represented a cross-section of Douglas County in selecting and prioritizing projects for a proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to be decided on by voters Nov.8.

The Douglas County UGA Extension Service wants to encourage residents of all ages to "move more and live more" through a 10-week community-oriented program to increase physical activity while committing to better health.

Over 300 first responders who serve Douglas County and the city of Douglasville received a hearty meal, a time for fellowship and a whole lot of appreciation from a local business and its vendors Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A gasoline shortage that has seen prices shoot up and some stations running out of fuel should be over in the near future, according to AAA Auto Club.

At the Douglasville City Council legislative session on Monday night, the council heard arguments from both sides on the proposed allowance of DKLevy, PLLC to create a park-like area behind Grace Assisted Living, located at 8847 Hospital Drive.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted by consent agenda Tuesday to award a bid to for what has been deemed a "precautionary" Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) for $3 million to the Bank of the Ozarks at an interest rate of 1.5 percent.

High school sophomores and juniors in the Douglas County School System will get a jump start on discerning their career aptitudes and aligning them with educational pursuits through a tool that was made available by a donation made Monday night during the Douglas County Board of Education meeting.


The Lithia Springs Library provided parents, and their children with a unique opportunity on Monday afternoon. Through a partnership with Georgia Aquarium, the library provided its visitors with the opportunity to interact with a few aquatic ambassadors.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

When Gary Watson first approached the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to gain their approval to conduct a comprehensive transportation study, he said that he pledged that once the study was completed, he would not allow it to sit idly on the shelf.


The first of two September Saturdays at the Douglas County Courthouse yesterday proved bigger and better than ever before. According to county spokesman Wes Tallon, the event was sold out with a total of about 150 spaces completely full. One of this year's features was a small jobs fair for …

Gas prices spiked in Douglas County and across Georgia and other Southern and Eastern states this weekend after a leak in a major pipeline caused what petroleum analysts are calling a temporary shortage of fuel.

Friday, September 16, 2016

LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit organ and tissue recovery organization with the goal of matching donors with needs to save lives. The Donate Life Georgia registry was created in 2008 to allow Georgians an easy and user-friendly means of registering to become an organ, tissue and eye dono…


The community came out Tuesday to celebrate the dedication of Taylor Phillips Field. The ceremony was lead by city Athletic Director Mieko Berich and featured speakers including Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson.


Walking along Club Drive from the old Douglas County Jail Wednesday were dozens of men in stripes. They're not inmates — although they play them in the movies. Filming began earlier this week at the old Douglas County Jail for "Logan Lucky," a NASCAR heist film starring Daniel Craig (James B…


The Villa Rica Police Department is asking for help in identifying three individuals in connection with the theft of six to eight Koi fish from a pond at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum in western Douglas County. The pond is stocked with Koi of various species and coloration. Depending on the …

Anthony Ruffin and Derius Fifer pled guilty on Aug. 31 in non-negotiated pleas to two counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to a release from the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sometime before 7 a.m. this morning, an incident with an empty Douglas County school bus occurred at Johnston and Poole Roads when the bus's back right tire went into a ditch.