The Douglas County Sheriff's Office debuted its "Polar Patrol" vehicle during the downtown Douglasville Fourth of July parade Tuesday. The office is planning to use the truck as an outreach program to teach children in the community about gang and drug awareness.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Douglasville First United Methodist Church will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, July 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. in Huffine Hall at the church, located at 6167 Prestley Mill Road in Douglasville.
It was hot and muggy for Douglasville's annual Independence Day Parade on Tuesday, prompting several groups walking the parade, including Golden Memorial United Methodist Church, to pass out bottles of cold water to people in the crowd. Despite the heat, there was plenty for those attending …
Monday, July 03, 2017
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks this Independence Day.
The Courthouse Art Gallery will be remembering and celebrating the work and life of the late local artist Mary Ann Carney in its July exhibit, along with taking a peek at art from "Vacation Memories."
There will be no shortage of ways to celebrate Independence Day in west Georgia this year, with events in Douglasville, Villa Rica and Carrollton offering fun for all ages.
A hot button topic on the agenda set for discussion during Thursday's work session of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners was averted until after the holidays because of an email sent Wednesday afternoon by District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Ted Martin, general manager of Arbor Place Mall, took on what he said is a myth that malls are dying during the June 23 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County.
Veterans from Douglas, Carroll, Cobb, southwest Atlanta and surrounding areas came together to enjoy a the day of fishing and a cookout at the Dog River Reservoir Recreational Complex off Highway 166 on Wednesday.
New Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North says he is determined to see several projects come to fruition before announcing an official resignation date from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners.
There's no denying that fireworks are loud. It's common for pets to run away this time of the year after hearing fireworks explode around the Fourth of July. And many people think they sound like gunshots, invoking negative thoughts and fear in some. But a local, family-run fireworks shop is…
The Georgia State Patrol is urging everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly. Col. Mark W. McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said state troopers will patrol during the holiday period in an effort to keep the number of traffic crashes, in…
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office launched a new website last Wednesday that's aimed at being more user friendly as more and more people access the web from mobile devices.
A resolution was adopted June 19 by the Douglasville City Council to extend a 90-day moratorium on accepting applications for rezoning of certain areas within the Douglasville City Limits near Thornton Road.
Slowly but surely, progress is being made. The O'Neal Plaza renovation project downtown is now expected to be done by mid-October, according to lead architect Terry Miller.
Despite the abundance of lush woodlands and green space, much of Douglas County lies within a desert — a food desert — and a primary care desert as well.
Douglas, along with most counties throughout the state, have been working to operate court programs that can help to make a dent in Georgia's growing numbers of persons incarcerated and to help participants get on with their lives.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
New family owned and operated Pelican's SnoBalls is expected to open in downtown Douglasville just in time for the summer heat , offering real New Orleans-style SnoBalls.
Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner announced plans Wednesday to have a Child Advocacy Center in Douglas County in place before the end of this year, during a meeting of the Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence.
The University of West Georgia released its latest regional economic update last week, finding unemployment at 16-year lows in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties.
Friday, June 23, 2017
In a special called joint meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Douglas County Planning & Zoning Board Tuesday night, the Sweetwater Master Plan, formerly called the SW Thornton Road Activity Center Study, was unanimously adopted for the study areas outside of the …
The Youth Villages AmeriCorps program has partnered with the Douglas County Chamber and the Be The Match to host a bone marrow donor registry drive today, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Chamber at 6658 Church St. in Douglasville.
The Douglasville Police Department is hosting a Health and Public Information Fair this Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Hollis Street Community Outreach Center in Douglasville.
A Dallas man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years with the first 15 years to be served in prison following a high speed chase where he struck and injured multiple law enforcement officers on Interstate 20.
For the third month in a row, Douglas County's unemployment rate held just below the 5 percent mark, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, with assistance from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and followers of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, were able to identify three males pictured in a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) issue…
Several residents attended a Community Town Hall meeting hosted by Ward 2 council members Mark Adams and Mike Miller on Tuesday at Hudson's Hickory House. Many expressed their frustrations about the appearance of some neighborhoods in downtown Douglasville.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Many young students may say “I want to be a director when I grow up!” Few of those students actually have the chance to spend a week directing their own movie from start to finish, getting a first-hand look behind the scenes. However, area students got that exact opportunity this summer by p…
The harmful effects of mosquito spraying to honey bees and other helpful insects came under scrutiny Monday morning during a work session of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the formation of a new panel championed by a local lawmaker to focus on children's mental health.