Friday, April 07, 2017

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday by consent agenda to demolish Mt. Carmel Park due to its state of disrepair and liability issues.


Douglas County was under a Tornado Watch for much of Wednesday as at least three waves of storms pounded the area with more than 3 inches of rain.

A deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane and driving with ability impaired by alcohol, drugs or toxic vapor, according to the state law enforcement.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

KeHE (pronounced kay-hee), one of the world’s foremost natural and organic, specialty and fresh food distributors, has found a new home within the city of Douglasville.

The Douglasville Police Department is making it a part of its mission to inform various parts of the community about crime and how to avoid it. For an upcoming town hall meeting, the police department is targeting its local business owners.

Douglas County went to the market Monday afternoon and came away with $60 million in bonds to begin several SPLOST projects that need to begin right away, it was announced Tuesday at the legislative meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

Douglas County dodged major damage from storms that slammed other parts of west Georgia Monday, according to a county official.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, through its Rideshare/Multi-Modal Transportation Services program, is applying for Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funds and Section 5339 Bus Funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Twenty-nine Douglas County schools performed better than statistically expected on the 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), according to calculations by the Georgia Department of Education released Feb. 28, 2017.

Douglas County's unemployment rate in February was at 5.3 percent compared with the 4.9 percent jobless rate in metro Atlanta for February 2017, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

During its Monday night meeting the Douglasville City Council is expected to decide whether or not it wants to commence with a plan to cleanup the former mill site in town — and how far that plan should go.

The Douglas Chamber of Commerce's GreyStone Power Luncheon on March 21 featured UGA J.W. Fanning Institute applied demographer Matt Hauer. Hauer presented "New Face of Georgia" and discussed the population changes throughout Georgia.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Villa Rica's interim city manager -- put in charge of locating a new, full-time manager for the city -- has resigned after being confronted with allegations that he said the city "was not ready" for an African-American in that post.

Several upcoming activities geared towards raising money for Douglas County Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society are scheduled in the community at various locations and times. Local teams are asking the community to help support the cause by patronizing local restaurants that have …

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Longtime Douglas County residents may not flinch when they hear “6671 Church Street,” but the mention of “Dr. Clark Robinson” should bring another reaction entirely.

The Douglas County School System, in cooperation with Georgia Tech and Google, officially announced Tuesday that Douglas County will be the first school system in the state to offer computer science instruction to all K-12 students by the 2018-19 school year.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

According to Greg Denney, chief financial officer for the Douglas County School System, it looks hopeful that its employees will get a 2 percent pay increase next year.


Chris Kemp was one of the five speakers for TEDxDouglasville on Saturday. Like most of the speakers, this was Kemp’s first experience giving a TEDx Talk. However, unlike most of the speakers, he was used to public speaking and giving talks to an audience.