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Douglas County Animal Services Director Vanessa Francikowski reiterated during a called meeting of the Animal Control Advisory Board last week that the shelter “continues to be a no-kill shelter” as a result of its high live-release rate.

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ATLANTA — Despite their differences, the two candidates for Georgia attorney general share one important commonalty: Both were trained at the University of Georgia law school.

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The major party candidates running for Georgia’s top elected positions have become household names, but when voters enter their polling places next month, they will encounter some names that have not been blaring from their TV speakers or plastered across their social media feeds.

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Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the new murder trial for an Alabama man accused of running over and killing a woman with his truck on Highway 5 in Douglasville in 2014.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s housing supply – especially affordable housing – is far too low to meet the demand, a group of housing experts told state lawmakers this week.

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., introduced a bill Thursday to calm foreign-based electric vehicle manufacturers’ fears that recent federal legislation would hurt them financially before a Hyundai EV plant near Savannah could start production.

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West Georgia author and former Douglas County resident Lindsey Ray Redd published her debut novel in April. “dear yesterday” is a story about second chances, forgiveness, and finding home in unexpected places.”

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Douglas County and much of northwest Georgia is expected to be largely spared by Hurricane Ian as the Category 4 storm moves to the northeast after hammering Florida, forecasters said Wednesday.

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Scot Hudson loved giving to others in the community. And it’s no surprise that Christmas was his favorite time of the year.

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ALPHARETTA — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, the Republican who pulled off an upset victory in his state over an incumbent Democrat last year, came to Georgia Tuesday to stump with GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Prior to his passing in July, Jimmy Haddle and Vanessa Brook were looking into bringing back the Douglas County Boys and Girls Club’s annual spaghetti dinner.

ATLANTA — Georgia emergency management officials activated the State Operations Center Monday in anticipation of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to reach Florida’s Gulf Coast later this week before potentially moving into Georgia.

ATLANTA — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has opened a seven-point lead on Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, while U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is tied with GOP challenger Herschel Walker, according to a new poll.

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ATLANTA — Representatives of state and local law enforcement agencies urged Georgia lawmakers Thursday to raise salaries and benefits to help them surmount the difficulties of recruiting and retaining officers and investigators.

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ATLANTA — The main post office in Atlanta is being named after the late Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis under legislation that gained final passage in the U.S. Senate this week.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has stepped into the controversy over unauthorized access to election machines in Coffee County by allies of then-President Donald Trump’s in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

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Stan Jordan struggled in school growing up in Douglas County. He remembers teachers like Vickie Burnett who made a difference in his life.

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A Gwinnett County teenager already on probation for a prior sex offense was indicted last week along with another teen co-defendant on burglary charges.

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A Douglasville man is suspected of damaging multiple businesses in Villa Rica on Sunday night, including vehicles parked at one of the establishments.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to issue requests for proposals for a new coroner facility and a new backup E-911 facility during Tuesday evening’s legislative meeting.