Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Two Douglasville men were arrested on drug charges towards the end of September. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Division began the investigation on Patrick Oakley, 30, after receiving a complaint from a concerned citizen two months ago. The citizen believed that Oa…

Douglas County LINK held its third annual Provider Resource Fair on Tuesday at the Deer Lick Park gymnasium. LINK stands for Linking, Integrating and Networking for Kids.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

David Holmes, Chief Assistant Solicitor-General for the Douglas County Solicitor-General's Office, was named "Assistant Solicitor-General of the Year for 2017" during the 2017 Summer Conference sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC).

Douglas County schools will recognize National School Lunch Week Oct. 11-13, 2017, to recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day. Although School Lunch Week is a week-long event, Oct. 9 and 10 are holidays for students in the Douglas County Sc…


Douglasville Police Department Lt. Brad Loudermilk's most intense experience with gunfire during his two decades in law enforcement didn't occur on the job -- it came while he was on vacation.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North officially tendered his resignation as a member of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting. He has served as District 1 commissioner in Carroll County for five terms.

A safe place to transition. That is the ultimate goal for a new women's shelter in Douglasville, the JC Freedom House. The organization was launched and offered ministry services in 2013; the first house was acquired in 2016 and the first woman to live there moved in in January 2017.

As the registration deadline nears for the Nov. 7 election approaches next week, Villa Rica officials are concerned about turnout for city elections, which will include a referendum to give senior citizens in the city an exemption on their property taxes.

Villa Rica will have a new computer expert along with a new building inspector on its city staff, following action by the City Council on Tuesday.

Melissa Sue Handy was sentenced to 20 years in prison with three years to serve after being found guilty of first-degree cruelty to children and battery in violation of the Family Violence Act on Sept. 28.


Use of county property adjacent to the Douglas County Landfill and Recycling Center -- once the former animal shelter campus that housed lost, abused and homeless animals -- will be repurposed to give a hand up to some members of the homeless community.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

After years of getting paid once a month, teachers and other staff can expect to see a paycheck on a semi-monthly basis beginning Jan. 16, 2018, it was announced Monday night at the work session of the Douglas County Board of Education.

The Douglasville City Council approved the sale of a city printer as part of the consent agenda during their regular meeting on Monday night.

A 54-county burn ban ended last Sunday, Oct. 1 and continues through April and will allow for some residential burning by permit, which is available on request from the Douglas County Fire Department.


The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday 3-2 to give a price break to local waste haulers, following a vote to increase fees on Sept. 9. The new fees took effect Oct. 1.

A fire destroyed a local business Monday afternoon and the building appears to be a total loss, according to Wes Tallon, spokesman for Douglas County.

Two suspects led Douglas County sheriff's deputies on a chase Tuesday morning that snarled traffic for eastbound commuters on Interstate 20.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) road show stopped in Douglasville this week sharing part three of DFCS's Blueprint for Change initiative that began in 2015. The plan comes as a result of the poor standing the department was in back in 2014 with three components …

In March of this year I discussed Douglas County at the beginning of World War I advising how there were instant cries to increase food production by planting every available acre possible with edible crops. The newspaper was full of stories regarding the dates for men to register for the dr…

Heroes Day of the 15th annual September Saturdays festival drew crowds yesterday, visiting vendors, enjoying festival fare and getting up close and personal with an impressive public safety Touch-A-Truck experience. Patriotism was felt all around, as members of the United State Navy Sea Cade…

A stakeholders meeting made up of elected officials and community leaders will come together on Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Georgia Technical College's Douglasville campus to discuss the creation of Tax Allocation Districts (TAD) within the city of Douglasville and unincorporated D…

Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist L.M. Boyd once wrote about a boxing match back in the early 1930s, when C.D. "Bigboy" Blalock of Louisiana State University-- a 6-foot-6 inch giant of a boxer-- was taking on a stocky fellow from Mississippi State.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thirty-four stellar teachers from the Douglas County School System got their day to shine outside the classroom, as they were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Douglas County Teacher of the Year celebration, held at Central Baptist Church.

Heroes Day of the 15th annual September Saturdays Festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 30, on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse. The largest annual community festival in the county will feature over 100 vendors and exhibitors plus the huge public safety Touch-a-Truck Experience.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017