Thursday, January 05, 2017

Douglas County has been getting prepared to face some severe winter elements expected to hit the area by late afternoon today.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Douglasville Police Department will begin using body cameras as early as this month, joining in a national trend aimed at boosting relationships between police and the public.


Last year was a very encouraging time for business in downtown Douglasville, according to Douglasville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Patrice Williams.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Starting in mid-January 2017, the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County will start distributing a twice-monthly e-newsletter of all arts activities happening in Douglas County.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Editor’s Note: Douglas County saw one of its educators recognized as the best in the state, the county had its second Olympic medalist in two years and there was a major shift in political power in 2016. The editorial staff at the Sentinel compiled a list of what we believe were the top stor…


The Georgia General Assembly’s 2017 session doesn’t begin for another week, but legislators have already been pre-filing bills they’re hoping to pass during the 40-day showdown.

The Villa Rica City Council will have a number of issues to face within the first 100 days of 2017, including a new city charter, a new budget and benefits for senior citizens.


Motorists passing through Douglasville and Douglas County recently have noticed new additions on Interstate 20. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has installed three new digital signs to alert drivers of information like wrecks and travel times.

Friday, December 30, 2016

A decade after its construction, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is upgrading the roundabout at the intersection of State Route 166 and State Route 5.


A new slate of elected officials and re-elected officials was sworn in Thursday night in Citizens' Hall at the Douglas County Courthouse to a large crowd, which overflowed into the courthouse atrium.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A labor force of volunteers from the West Georgia Green Association and local landscaping businesses came together on a cold day earlier this month to plant 13 trees for the on-going project to create a Military Honor Garden at Douglasville’s Hunter Memorial Park.


A whole lot of Christmas cheer came to residents of the S.H.A.R.E. House last week, as Santa Claus made his rounds Christmas Eve to bring smiles to the children of domestic violence victims.

Villa Rica has been designated a Regional Visitor Information Center by the state Department of Economic Development, a move that is expected to make the city and surrounding region more visible to tourists from across Georgia and beyond.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Millions of Christians will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in churches across the world today and Douglas County is no exception.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Downtowns across the country are seeing revitalization as new businesses move into traditional city centers, and new data from the Atlanta Regional Commission suggests Douglasville is no exception.

There were fewer people in Douglas County without jobs last month, based on November 2016 unemployment numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Crews from the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority (WSA) are expected to begin work to repair a large culvert that is likely to cause partial road closures, according to a spokesperson from the WSA.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The sun was peeking over the horizon in south Douglas County Wednesday morning, as the county was blanketed with fog and a covering of frost on the first day of the winter solstice. The word "solstice" is the Latin word "to stand still." At winter solstice, the sun's path has reached its sou…

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Bring One for the Chipper 2017," an annual Christmas tree recycling event, will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Chan Weeks, executive director of Keep Douglasville Beautiful.


After three terms — 12 years as Douglas County Commission Chairman — Tom Worthan called his final Douglas County Board of Commission scheduled meeting to order on Tuesday.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Tuesday adopted its 2017 county budget, which included a last minute amendment to fund an additional $100,000 for economic development.


The Douglasville City Council voted Monday to table a rezoning request that would pave the way for a rock quarry on property along West Strickland Street.

On Christmas Eve, kids of all ages will be able to track Santa's travels around the world as he gets closer and closer to Douglas County by logging on to the Douglas County website at During the holidays, the Douglas County website has a special header at the …

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Swearing-in Ceremony for newly elected and re-elected Douglas County officials will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m. in Citizens' Hall of the Douglas County Courthouse at 8700 Hospital Drive.


A rezoning request that would clear the way for a rock quarry on property along West Strickland Street brought out opponents and supporters to a public hearing during Thursday's Douglasville City Council meeting.

Friday, December 16, 2016