The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in Douglas County and across the state, with the number of hospitalizations in the county spiking.
Andy Pichs received an alert on his phone and then started listening in on the first responders’ frequency after the Surfside building collapse in South Florida.
ATLANTA — Christmas is coming early this year for local governments, businesses and nonprofits in Georgia struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp is committing up to $2 million from the Governor’s Emergency Fund to the state Department of Public Safety’s Crime Suppression Unit.
ATLANTA — Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle is being delayed again due to “productivity challenges” and additional time needing for testing and quality assurance, the Atlanta-based utility announced Thursday.
Douglas County Probate Judge Christina Peterson has been charged with four counts of violating the Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct.
All Douglas County schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, which will provide free lunch and breakfast to all students for the 2021-22 school year.
ATLANTA — Democrats in the Republican-controlled General Assembly are asking GOP Gov. Brian Kemp to add Medicaid expansion to the legislature’s upcoming redistricting special session.
ATLANTA — Rural education in Georgia is getting special attention in the form of a new office within the state Department of Education that will focus on the needs of rural schools.
ATLANTA — Georgia high schools soon will be offering a new career pathway aimed at filling the growing number of technology jobs in the Peach State.
Nearly 800 University of West Georgia graduates walked across the stage toward the next step of their lives at the university’s Summer 2021 Commencement on Saturday.
Masks won’t be required when students return to school in Douglas County next week barring any last minute changes by the school system.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Parks and Recreation Department held grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Clinton Nature Preserve Trailhead on Friday.
A Douglasville man remains behind bars after being accused of making a fraudulent attempt to obtain more than $70,000 from a wholesale store in Douglas County.
ATLANTA — Kia Motors America, which operates an assembly plant in Troup County producing 340,000 vehicles a year, recently dropped “Motors” from its name and is now known simply as “Kia America.”
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups suing to overturn Georgia’s new election law have an arduous road ahead to show how it disparately harms minorities after a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision sets what legal experts say is a nearly impossible standard to overcome.
ATLANTA — A federal jury on Thursday convicted Georgia’s suspended insurance commissioner Jim Beck of all 37 counts of fraud and money laundering against him, ending a two-week trial.
ATLANTA — The grandson of the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Zell Miller is running for lieutenant governor on a platform that includes restoring full funding of the HOPE Scholarship program his grandfather started.
ATLANTA — Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called on the General Assembly Thursday to create a $250 million state tax credit aimed at reducing crime statewide.
ATLANTA — Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said Thursday.
Douglas County’s top public health official said she is concerned about the highly contagious coronavirus delta variant as the number of new cases creeps up and vaccination rates continue to remain low in the county and across the state.
Contrary to county Commissioner Kelly Robinson’s apparent misquote of an audit report during Monday’s work session, the Douglas County Sentinel has not been disqualified from being the county’s legal organ, according to one of the state’s top open government attorneys.
The Douglasville City Council approved an agreement for a bridge over Riverside Parkway and the sale of alcohol at two Cracker Barrel restaurants during its legislative meeting Monday.
Forty years ago, Villa Rica Police Chief Michael Mansour first put on the blue uniform of a police officer with the Floyd County Police Department.
The Douglas County Department of Transportation (DCDOT) received word Tuesday from Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), that the bridges Burnt Hickory and North County Line which are currently closed for reconstruction will remain closed through mid to late August of 2021, county spo…
ATLANTA — Georgia’s new election law is a thinly disguised Republican attempt to reverse GOP losses suffered in the last election cycle with restrictions aimed at reducing voter turnout, witnesses told a U.S. Senate committee Monday.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s top elected leaders vowed Monday to make the current spike in violent crime across the state and particularly in Atlanta a top priority.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity.
ATLANTA — The coronavirus pandemic, after depressing Georgia’s film industry during its early months, actually helped the state bounce back strong during the last fiscal year.
As the children started to gather near the apartment complex management building, Douglas County Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette handed them replica fire helmets and a book.
A new school year is around the corner and many children are looking forward to seeing their friends and teachers as schools throughout Georgia prepare to return to full-time, in-person classroom instruction. While many Georgians are excited for the upcoming school year, it can also be a str…
The Douglasville City Council is expected to approve on Monday an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the construction and rehabilitation of a bridge on Riverside Parkway across Sweetwater Creek.