Sunday, September 10, 2017

School has been canceled in Douglas County Monday and Tuesday due to the potential wind and rain impact from Hurricane Irma for all students and staff, including 240 day employees. Douglas County Georgia Schools made the announcement at 12:50 p.m. Sunday.

The premiere date of the highly-anticipated "Hockey, Love and Superstitious Antics," written and directed by Cody Stauber, is already generating buzz. The independent film, produced by Hazel House Films, in association with National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS), is a unique…

State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, Rep. Jay Collins, R-Villa Rica, and several others met with citizens recently at the Mirror Lake Country Club in Villa Rica for a town hall.

The Douglas County School System saw an increase in American College Testing (ACT) scores student scores in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science as well as the overall composite score for the Class of 2017 over the Class of 2016. Scores were received Sept. 7.

The Douglas County School System "exceeded the bar" at above the state average in the 2016 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI), Wiley Dailey, director for assessment, accountability and evaluation, announced in a presentation Tuesday night during the September work session…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma. 

Saturday, September 09, 2017
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While Florida is expected to take a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, forecasters are predicting that much of north Georgia, including Douglas County, will get 3-5 inches of rain and damaging winds from the storm Monday and Tuesday.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Douglas County Superior Court Judge William H. "Beau" McClain ruled Wednesday that a group of citizens who oppose a rock quarry west of downtown Douglasville can join a lawsuit alongside the city of Douglasville.

The city of Douglasville has announced it will not have an election Nov. 7. after only one candidate qualified for each of the four City Council seats up this year.


Deciding on which of downtown Douglasville's popular restaurants to eat at can be a hard decision to make. The solution is simple: eat at all seven next week -- and possibly get cash back in return.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced Thursday a decision to ease outdoor water restrictions in Douglas and several other north Georgia counties, moving the counties from a Level 2 Drought Response back to a Level 1 Drought Response.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner and the Douglas County Bar Association on Tuesday announced the "Help for Houston" fundraiser, a joint effort aimed at raising money through charitable donations to assist victims suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.


The Sweetwater Shrine Club and fellow Shriners from around Georgia brought plenty of smiles to downtown Douglasville Monday during the 55th annual Labor Day Parade. Around 100 Shriners were expected to take part, many dressed as clowns and riding tiny cars and other modified vehicles. After …

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Lithia Springs resident and Chief Warrant Four Officer Nathanette Perry answered her father's challenge 21 years ago. Col. Levi H. Perry became the first black colonel in the Georgia National Guard in 1996. At a gathering to celebrate his promotion, Levi said he challenged the guard to open …


Although it's just September, with temperatures still warm and thoughts of December far away, the Operation Christmas Douglas County Elf Squad has been planning this year's event since February.

A video of a fight involving Lithia Springs High School students and teachers has gone viral on Facebook. The video had been viewed more than 64,000 times by Saturday afternoon.

A Douglasville police officer was fired on Tuesday after being arrested in July in north Georgia for driving under the influence and other offenses.

Registration is now open for Google's 2017 Georgia Gravity Games, a gravity-only racecar competition in downtown Douglasville. The event -- sponsored by tech giant Google, the City of Douglasville and Georgia Tech -- will be held on Nov. 4, 2017.

DEAR ABBY: My brother was adopted at birth through an agency, but he was never told. He's in his mid-50s now. We have no other siblings. Our parents never felt my brother was emotionally strong enough to accept the news of his adoption. Our father passed on years ago, and our mother is now elderly.

Perhaps to some, it is an unlikely friendship but to me it is one I treasure. Nothing pleases me more than the moments of conversation I spent with One Arm, who lives up the road a bit.

The Villa Rica City Council on Thursday voted to roll back the city's millage rate to 6.365 from its current 6.5 mill rate.

The 39th annual Gold Rush Festival on Sept. 9 will be a day-long party in downtown Villa Rica, with a parade, a 5K race and winding up with a free concert by four bands, headlined by the group Drivin' and Cryin'.

The grand marshal for the 39th annual Gold Rush Festival in Villa Rica is Perry "Bill" Bailey, who is being honored for his work in documenting the history of the former mill village known as Fullerville.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

A woman was found dead Friday night in Lithia Springs and two people are in custody in connection with the incident, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Douglas County Superior Court Judge William H. "Beau" McClain is expected to make a decision within about a week over whether to allow citizens who oppose a rock quarry west of downtown Douglasville to join a lawsuit alongside the city of Douglasville.

A longtime metro Atlanta criminal was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday by Douglas County Superior Court Judge Cynthia C. Adams after being found guilty by a jury Aug. 23 of multiple crimes.


An intersection improvement project in the Douglas County Department of Transportation's pipeline for years on Stewart Mill Road in Douglasville has reached the starting line and will add modifications intended to improve safety and traffic flow based on studies dating back over a decade.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017