Sunday, May 07, 2017

The arrest of four middle school students last week in what the Douglas County Sheriff's Office called a "surprisingly organized" drug sales operation left many in the community, including local authorities, in disbelief. How could an alleged sophisticated drug ring be going on at Chestnut L…

Friday, May 05, 2017

A man was arrested and charged with burglary in the second degree, theft of automobile, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of terroristic threats.

The judge assigned to preside over a civil suit filed by a rock quarry developer and a property owner against the city of Douglasville has recused himself from the case.

A moratorium on new apartments adopted last year has now expired, again raising the prospect of new multifamily construction in unincorporated Douglas County. However, it is unclear how much demand there is for new apartments in the county even with the ban lifted.

Douglas County believers joined Christians across the country as they lifted their eyes upward to God in public worship and prayer services to commemorate the National Day of Prayer Thursday.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The flesh of what was the former Bleakley RV building on Fairburn Road has been recently gutted down to the bare bones—primarily by a collaborative team of in-house county departments—in what will become a stately refurbished government office building to house Douglas County’s tax and tag o…

The Douglas County Board of Education denied a petition to open a new charter school Monday night, but no one except those in the inner circle at the school system central office seem to know why.

Douglas County Schools Superintendent Gordon Pritz will retire from the Douglas County School System on May 31. A fan of the performing arts, Pritz will be honored on May 18 with a performance featuring over 125 students from all five high schools. Acts will include scenes from "Mary Poppins…

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Douglas County residents and those in surrounding areas will get to experience music that has made it all the way from Carnegie Hall to the local stage, as the Alexander High School Mastery Choir, the Chuck Nations Band and Tim Sharp, composer/conductor/banjo player give an encore performanc…

Friday, April 28, 2017

Douglas County's unemployment rate dropped below the 5 percent mark in March, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

• Tykara Syncere Newman, 40, was arrested for simple assault, battery, stalking, cruelty to children in the third degree and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond was set for $6,500.


A little pie goes a long way to satisfy a sweet tooth, but a bigger slice of PIE -- Douglas County's Partners in Education -- goes an even longer way for businesses to have a positive impact on student achievement, develop leadership potential of staff, students and parents and build communi…


An 81-year-old man from Douglasville was found dead Tuesday evening after disappearing from his home Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Douglas County Board of Education voted 3 to 1 Monday night during a called meeting to go forward with a three-month pilot program in the fall that could prove advantageous in raising missed Full Time Equivalency (FTE) funds. If the program succeeds, it could be a windfall for the distri…


The atrium of the Douglas County Courthouse doubled as a stage Monday, where Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones reflected on accomplishments during her first 100 days in office.


Eighteen people have been arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office during a major methamphetamine bust in three counties.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The city of Douglasville has filed a notice of intent concerning a proposed ordinance change scheduled to come before the Douglasville City Council May 15 to allow Mayor Rochelle Robinson to choose between driving a city-owned vehicle or being paid a vehicle allowance.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Winston Post Office, located at 2929 Post Rd., will host a Passport Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. No appointment is necessary and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office posted a warning to Douglas County citizens on Facebook Wednesday afternoon about a rash of recent car break-ins.