Sunday, March 12, 2017

Michael J. Barnhill has been hired for the new position of Chief Tax Administrator with the Douglas County Tax Commissioner’s Office, Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones told the Sentinel Friday afternoon.

Friday, March 10, 2017
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Douglas County has become a significant player in Georgia's film industry and with the development of the county's film trail, it is expected to give an additional boost to Douglas County's tourism industry.

Villa Rica City Council members were told Tuesday that the "city has not lost anything" in a controversial road resurfacing project, but that the contractors doing the job will be held accountable until the work is done to the city's satisfaction.

Thursday, March 09, 2017
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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Grade inflation in Advanced Placement courses and below par scores by students who take the course were addressed by two members of the advocacy group Citizens for Excellence in Public Schools Monday night during the Douglas County Board of Education meeting.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners tabled a request made by new county coroner Renee Godwin Tuesday to increase her salary by 81 percent after only two months in office.

Sunday, March 05, 2017
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Despite winter rains that brought relief from much of Georgia, 12 counties — including Douglas — will continue under Level 2 Drought Response, according to information from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Thursday.

Participants of the Leadership Douglas Class of 2017 will be hosting Cocktails for a Cause, a fundraiser event, on Thursday, March 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Centre at Arbor Connection. Cocktails for a Cause proceeds will benefit their community service project, Heart for the Hungry.

Friday, March 03, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Lent is the season in the church year that occurs just before Easter. The observance of Lent goes back to the early days of the Church. It was originally a time of preparation for those who desired to be baptized during the Easter Celebration called the Easter Vigil.

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The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County welcomes the annual Youth Art Month exhibit -- which features K-12 student art from the following Douglas County schools: Douglas County, Lithia Springs, and Alexander High; Chapel Hill, Chestnut Log, and Yeager Middle; Mt. Carmel, Holly…

Two members of a group called Respect the Flag who were accused of yelling racial slurs and deaths threats and pointing a shotgun at people during a black child’s birthday party in 2015 were sentenced to prison Monday morning by Douglas County Superior Court Judge William “Beau” McClain.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill that would provide a tax break to senior citizens in Villa Rica -- but due to an error in the legislation, those seniors won't be able to take advantage of the break until next year.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Division and the Douglasville Police Special Operations Unit conducted an operation targeting prostitution and pandering, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Office Lt. Glenn Daniel.