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Mother Nature brought about an inch of snow to Douglas County on Sunday, just enough to allow kids to make snowmen and catch snowflakes on their tongues before it all melted. The Sentinel asked readers to submit their snow-day photos on Facebook. Here are some of the photos we received.

GreyStone Power members may see a wintry mix in the electric cooperative’s service area this weekend. Rain on Saturday could change over to sleet, ice and/or snow early on Sunday, Jan. 16. Although the co-op’s office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. …

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Douglas County’s top emergency management officials took part in a Friday afternoon briefing by the National Weather Service on the winter weather being forecast for much of north Georgia this weekend.

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ATLANTA — Legislation calling for the formation of a city of East Cobb cleared a committee in the Georgia House Thursday despite concerns raised by representatives of Cobb County.

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The 2022 General Assembly got underway Monday at the state capitol and election-year politics are expected to play a significant role in the 2022 session, with Republicans running in primaries this spring and looking to score points with the GOP base.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend by giving out miniature planting trees to the public on Friday.

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called on Congress Tuesday to pass a constitutional amendment banning non-U.S. citizens from voting.

ATLANTA — Protecting voting rights in America is important enough to abolish the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule to get it done, President Joe Biden said Tuesday during a speech in Atlanta.

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A 20-year-old from Villa Rica has thrown his hat in the ring for the newly redrawn state House District 64 seat that covers the western third of Douglas County and a portion of southeastern Paulding.

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ATLANTA — The father and son convicted of murdering Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery nearly two years ago near Brunswick were sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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ATLANTA — Voting rights organizations and a group of Georgia voters filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging new congressional district lines the Republican-controlled General Assembly drew during a special session last fall.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval at Tuesday’s meeting to a new agreement that is expected to get a long-discussed Westin Hotel and conference center at Foxhall Resort off the ground later this year.

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Before the Douglasville City Council’s first meeting of the year, the four council members reelected in 2021 were sworn-in by county and municipal judges for new four-year terms.

ATLANTA — Former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was remembered Thursday as a bipartisan leader in partisan times who believed in doing the right thing regardless of politics.

ATLANTA — Former Pauling County District Attorney Dick Donovan has pleaded guilty to one count of unprofessional conduct and been sentenced to 12 months on probation, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Thursday.

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The Douglas County School System is “strongly” recommending masks in all buildings as students prepare to return to classes with COVID-19 cases spiking.

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In Douglas County and around the world, COVID-19 continued to be a major factor in 2021. COVID vaccines, boosters, variants and mask mandates were all in the news in 2021. The death of beloved business owner Scot Hudson, ethics charges against new Probate Judge Christina Peterson, city counc…

Due to the postal holiday on New Year’s Day, the next print edition of the Sentinel will be published Tuesday, Jan. 4. Visit douglascountysentinel.com and follow us on Facebook for breaking news 24/7. We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.

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Friends, family and colleagues packed Sam & Rosco’s on Tuesday evening to show their appreciation for Chief Superior Court Judge David T. Emerson.