The Georgia Legislature passed a bill March 29 that creates a regional transit authority and provides for a new funding option for metro Atlanta's 13 counties.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Matt Arthur has appointed a new president at West Georgia Technical College. Scott Rule, TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Data, Planning, and Research, has been named President of West Georgia Technical College.
A $100,000 check presentation was held at DeNyse Signage and Architectural Elements Thursday morning to celebrate the Douglas County company’s participation with WorkSource Georgia Atlanta Regional as an On-the-Job training employer.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Douglas County's unemployment rate has had little change in February, as it eases into its second quarter. February's jobless rate was at 4.6 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from January's 4.7 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
The restaurant that will go at the corner of Highway 5 and Douglas Boulevard where the Chevron gas station was located for years is still unknown, according to Connolly Investment and Development Chief Executive Officer J.R. Connolly.
The delay in funding the North Loop Bypass project has prompted the Villa Rica Downtown Development Authority to take the unusual step of urging all officials involved to expedite refunding of the roadway.
On Saturday, March 24, Douglas County Girl Scout Troop 6647 gathered together for a ribbon-cutting of the Little Free Library, which was installed at Clinton Nature Preserve. Although it was a bit chilly, eight of the troop members were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
A 600,000-plus square foot food production facility in Douglas County that was supposed to produce Keurig Kold System pods for Coca-Cola never happened, and now the building has been sold.
Two students from Eastside Elementary School were awarded the "ARTportunity Scholarship Fund”, created to bridge the gap between art and opportunity for children with a passion to create and explore freely, according to Emily Lightner, interim executive director of the Cultural Arts Council …
Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson believes that the future of Douglasville is bright and one of the reasons why is because some of the first steps to cleaning up the old mill site will take place this month.
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Charges of armed robbery against two teenage boys who allegedly had possession of an AR-15 rifle were among the 43 indictments the Douglas County grand jury returned on March 23.
The Douglas County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) ruled on Thursday afternoon that Democratic solicitor general candidate Rudy Harris will not be disqualified from the race because of an exemption to the one-year residency requirement law.
Called the most beloved and celebrated of Jewish rituals, Central Baptist Church of Douglasville members and guests took part Thursday night in a Passover/Seder meal as Jesus did with his 12 disciples, known as "The Feast of the Unleavened Bread" or "The Last Supper."
Friday, March 30, 2018
Stepping into Michelle Patterson’s fourth grade classroom at Winston Elementary School Tuesday morning, she and her students were discussing the causes of the Civil War. As the morning moved along, she almost effortlessly moved the students into science.
With less than 20 hours to act, Harvester Christian Academy's families pulled together to donate four pick-up trucks and one SUV full of donations for A Gift of Love after learning about the fire at the Church of God in Lithia Springs that destroyed meals for over 2,450 needy children.
Vandals broke into a Lithia Springs church on March 24 and set it on fire, destroying food A Gift of Love ministry had intended to use to feed more than 2,000 Douglas County students over spring break. The volunteer ministry prepares bags filled with food to feed needy students over spring break.
The Douglas County UGA Extension Services and the American Cancer Society will be sponsoring two sessions of "Cooking for a Lifetime," a cancer prevention cooking school, for women ages 21-64 with no or inadequate health insurance.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Douglas County Board of Education got its first glimpse of a proposed FY 2018-2019 budget Saturday during the first of a series of budget meetings held at the school system central office.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
A March report on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) income and projects presented Tuesday by Terry Gable of Moreland Altobelli Associates revealed negative 22.60 percent change in revenue from December 2017 to January 2018.
Alexander High School soccer boosters, choral and JROTC departments will observe a memorial moment of silence Tuesday, March 27, in honor of AHS alumni who gave their lives for their country. The AHS girls’ Lady Cougars varsity team will play Douglas County High School that day at 5:30 p.m. …
Several residents of the north side of Douglas County voiced their support of the Board of Commissioners' proposed 15-passenger bus service late Tuesday afternoon during a reconvened county transportation committee meeting requested by the group.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Citizens who live in the North Burnt Hickory/Maroney Mill Road area in Douglas County prevailed in preventing a detour for trucks with six wheels or more driving down the highly congested roadways following a second public hearing at the Douglas County Board of Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night.
Each year, local business professionals from an extensive array of careers volunteer their time at the Douglas County College and Career Institute to help impact students to be ready for tomorrow’s workforce.