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COVID hospitalizations in Douglas County up 70 percent

The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in Douglas County and across the state, with the number of hospitalizations in the county… Read more

City council considering $25M bond referendum for improvements at Jessie Davis Park

The Douglasville City Council is expected to decide Monday whether to ask voters in the city to approve a bond referendum in November that … Read more

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Boots on the Ground: Pichs called in to help with Surfside building collapse

Andy Pichs received an alert on his phone and then started listening in on the first responders’ frequency after the Surfside building coll… Read more

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Gill meets President Biden during White House visit by Buccaneers

Walking through the door of the White House, Cam Gill began to get the chills. Read more

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Teen track star to turn pro

Former Chapel Hill High track and field standout Jaylen Slade has decided to turn pro and forgo his senior season of eligibility. Read more

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Hill clinches first NASCAR win in ’21

A week after securing a spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs, Winston native Austin Hill picked up his first win of the s… Read more

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Cooper: Senator McKinley’s visit to Lithia Springs

July 1888 was an important month in Salt Springs (today’s Lithia Springs). The Piedmont Chautauqua opened in grand style with a huge barbec… Read more

Callis: Will you win a gold medal for spectating?

The combination of media coverage and social media may already have given you an overdose of Olympic news and information. Hopefully, the a… Read more

Murphy: We’re not on the same page

There are two kinds of people in this world. That joke paraphrases humorist Robert Benchley from his essay published in Vanity Fair magazin… Read more

Obituaries

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Joshua 'Josh' Michael Cox

Mr. Joshua “Josh” Michael Cox, 40, of Douglasville, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Read more

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Randy Eugene Sheffield

Randy Eugene Sheffield, 63, of Bowdon, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 28, 2021. Read more

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Humidity:73%
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Wind:NW at 7 mph
Chance of Rain:15%
UV Index:10 Very High
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