The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to unanimously approve a contract with an Alpharetta architectural firm to do an assessment of the courthouse and the need for a potential new administration building.
The Douglasville City Council will contract out for 10 road resurfacing projects from funding provided through the 2021 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. Work is set to begin in May of this year.
WASHINGTON — Every Republican in the U.S. Senate and two Democrats on Wednesday night rejected a proposed change in the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, dealing a major blow to attempts in Congress to counter restrictive voting laws passed in the states.
The Douglas County Board of Education on Tuesday released its new district map reflecting growth in the county as part of the 2020 Census.
Testing and high-quality masks are two of the best tools Americans can use to help stop the spread of COVID-19, according to public health officials.
The state economist predicts Georgia’s economic growth will slow this year as federal coronavirus aid dries up and the state’s economy works to pick up the slack.
Georgia’s prison system could undergo a radical change with Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to spend $600 million to open two new prisons that would replace four outdated correctional facilities with the aim to make prisons safer and cut costs.
While some parts of the state were hit with several inches of snow over the weekend, Douglas County was mostly spared — getting just enough of the white stuff for the kids to make a snowman and not much more.
Douglasville city councilman, mayor pro tem and local architect Terry Miller has written a new play titled “Small Time” and it’s being produced by the Douglasville Community Theater.
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. …
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.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s work session discussed preliminary plat approval for a so-called “pipe farm” subdivision that was started in 2005.
The state budget will swell under Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed spending plan as a surge in revenues clears the way for the rest of a promised teacher pay raise, a salary hike for state workers and $1.6 billion in refunds for taxpayers.
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.
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.
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.
Districts were redrawn late last year by the General Assembly for Georgia’s 14 seats in congress as well as all 56 state Senate and 180 state House districts.
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.
ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers didn’t let the start of the 2022 General Assembly session Monday get in the way of college football’s national championship game.
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.
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.
Douglas County had the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people of any county in the state over the last two weeks.
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.
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 — If the devil is in the details when it come to legalizing gambling in Georgia, House Speaker David Ralston wants to leave the details out.
ATLANTA — Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue is challenging a new state law that gives incumbents an advantage in fundraising.
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.
Even after returning to Douglasville a couple days later, Yolanda Pate was still getting over the excitement of participating in the Rose Parade.
For most educators, students who embrace reading and writing from early-on is something they welcome. Douglasville fourth-grader Zuri English is just that type of student, but beyond that, she doesn’t just read and write, she’s also published a book on Amazon.