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The Douglasville City Council voted Monday to enter into an agreement with a consultant to develop the old cotton mill that burned in 2012.

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Gov. Brian Kemp’s new spending proposals will undo some of the cuts to public education made last year, attempt to spur economic growth in rural corners of the state and kickstart his health care plan that slightly expands Medicaid.

Georgia’s Senate majority leader announced on Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19 on the second day of the 2021 legislative session.

Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones rolled out new committee assignments in a late-night email to county commissioners.

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The Douglas County Travel and Tourism board of directors tabled the adoption of their 2021 budget during a meeting Wednesday morning.

The trial of a man accused of murdering South Georgia beauty queen Tara Grinstead moved forward Tuesday as Georgia Supreme Court justices heard arguments for why the state should pay for his expert witnesses.

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Democratic lawmakers in the Georgia Senate have kicked off the 2021 legislative session with a resolution condemning the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol last week.

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Douglas County has collected $12.7 million more in property taxes at the beginning of the new year compared to January 2020, the tax commissioner said Monday morning.

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Lawmakers with ties to Douglas County are denouncing the riots and raid of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved two contracts for street lighting on the west side of the county with Georgia Power during Tuesday’s virtual meeting.

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Innovation Compounding — an independent pharmacy based in Kennesaw — is helping accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Georgia. The pharmacy is scheduling appointments on www.VaxGeorgia.com and vaccinating health care professionals from the comfort of their vehicles.

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ATLANTA — Legislation the General Assembly passed in 2020 covering a wide range of subjects from health care to law enforcement to Georgia’s foster care system took effect with the new year.

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he’s focused on Georgia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and next week’s runoffs for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats, calling everything else a “distraction.”

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A Douglas County commissioner has cost the county’s taxpayers more than $170,000 in legal fees after he failed to comply with a settlement over social media posts.

Beau McClain will begin his fourth decade in public service as he was sworn-in for a new four-year term as Superior Court judge.

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Nursing homes in Georgia began receiving the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, bringing relief to the state’s most vulnerable group of people who have been hit hard by the virus for more than nine months.

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A Dallas man was taken to the hospital after being shot by two Douglasville police officers responding to a domestic violence call on Sunday.

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The Douglas County grand jury returned a combined 60 indictments on two separate days earlier this month.

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As Jonathan Jefferson made his way to the stage at the Douglas County High theater for a National Signing Day photo op, Tigers coach Johnny White presented him with another accolade for his decorated career.