The Douglas County School System has formulated a plan to vaccinate teachers and staff after Gov. Brian Kemp added them to the next wave of eligible citizens for the COVID-19 vaccination.
WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing proposals that would support programs for U.S. farmers — including Georgians who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in recent years — to reduce carbon emissions on their land.
ATLANTA — Legislation to legalize online sports betting in Georgia gained momentum in the state Senate Thursday just as it appeared to get sidetracked in the Georgia House of Representatives.
A bill to tighten rules for allowing ex-offenders in Georgia to be released early from probation that should help thousands of people maintain jobs and housing passed out of the state Senate on Thursday.
ATLANTA — The money deposited in nine state-run trust funds could be used for no other purpose under legislation that cleared the Georgia House Appropriations Committee Friday.
The tourism industry generated $272.47 million in direct, domestic traveler expenditures in Douglas County in 2019, according to a recent study commissioned by the state.
Karen Howard was finally able to catch her breath Wednesday once the lunchtime crowd subsided.
Marshal Phipps’ attempt to bring back the train to Hunter Park got a major boost as the Douglasville native received IRS nonprofit status for his project.
WASHINGTON — Executives from five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers told Congress Tuesday that they expect to significantly boost the number of shots delivered to Georgia and other states in the coming weeks.
This past weekend, authorities in Carroll County confiscated a deadly, multiple drug infused “cocktail” during a traffic stop. They said it was “Gray Death,” a term that had not been well known more than three years ago.
Douglasville Police arrested 10 members and associates of a criminal street gang on robbery, aggravated battery and other assault charges resulting from a Jan. 2, 2021 incident at Arbor Place Mall.
The state medical marijuana commission announced earlier this month that close to 70 businesses have applied for licenses to produce low-THC cannabis oil for medical use in Georgia, but patients will still have a long wait for medicine.
A Douglas County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employee is under internal investigation after prescription opioids came up missing when a patient was transported from her home to the hospital.
Georgia lawmakers have revived debate on a measure to let undocumented students pay in-state tuition for Georgia public colleges and universities that stalled in the General Assembly last year.
The State Election Board found probable cause that Douglas County election officials violated state law for allegedly failing to upload a memory card containing 293 votes in the 2020 general election.
State Rep. Roger Bruce continues to do some soul-searching about an upcoming vote on a bill that allows family visitation to health care facilities.
ATLANTA — Georgia senators sent legislation to boost identification requirements for absentee voters to the state Senate floor Thursday in a committee vote along party lines.
ATLANTA — Prosecutors could gain access to otherwise secret files of prison inmates convicted of violent crimes who are up for parole under legislation that cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday.
Georgia officials have launched a new website to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments and are poised to open four mass vaccination sites in different parts of the state, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
The entire team at Wellstar Douglas Hospital received the 2020 Sam P. Roberts Community Service Award at Wednesday’s Douglas County Chamber luncheon.
ATLANTA — Legalizing pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Georgia would generate commercial investment and create jobs without using tax dollars, state Sen. Brandon Beach said Tuesday.
Bills aimed at scrapping Georgia’s no-excuse absentee voting law and to increase identification requirements to vote by mail advanced in the Georgia Senate Wednesday.
A Villa Rica man, who is registered as a sex offender, has been charged with child molestation and public indecency after exposing himself to a woman and her son.
ATLANTA — The General Assembly gave final passage Thursday to a $26.5 billion fiscal 2021 mid-year budget that covers state spending through June 30.
The Georgia Senate passed two bills Thursday aimed at protecting victims of human trafficking, advancing a key plank of Gov. Brian Kemp’s legislative agenda.
Local florists say they’re doing brisk business for Valentine’s Day in spite of the pandemic.
The University of West Georgia launched its new five-year strategic plan today aimed at establishing a path toward long-term growth and excellence.