ATLANTA — Legislation raising the legal weight limits on commercial trucks hauling certain types of cargo in certain parts of Georgia was one of the last to gain final passage during this year’s General Assembly session.
ATLANTA — Legislation to offer private-school vouchers to Georgia students attending low-performing public schools failed Wednesday night in the state House of Representatives.
ATLANTA — A $32.4 billion state budget with pay raises of $4,000 to $6,000 for state law enforcement officers and $2,000 increases for other state workers, teachers, and university system employees gained final passage in the General Assembly Wednesday.
ATLANTA — The state Senate gave final passage Wednesday to legislation imposing mandatory minimum prison terms for gang recruitment.
ATLANTA — The University System of Georgia is pushing back on a $66 million cut to its fiscal 2024 budget the General Assembly approved on the last day of this year’s legislative session.
ATLANTA — The Republican-controlled Georgia Senate gave final passage Wednesday to legislation prohibiting local elections offices from receiving private donations to help run their operations.
A suspect was shot and killed by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy during an exchange of gunfire in the Anneewakee Trails subdivision Wednesday.
After a meeting with concerned citizens Tuesday afternoon, Douglas County District 4 Commissioner Mark Alcarez announced that the planned dog park at Clinton Nature Preserve will be relocated on the property.
Although the first day of Spring was March 20th, the Douglasville Police Department is officially ushering in the season this Saturday with a Spring Festival and its 3rd Annual Community Bicycle Ride.
ATLANTA — The state legislature has passed two bills aimed at boosting early literacy rates in Georgia.
ATLANTA — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case challenging a Georgia law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
ATLANTA — Local elections offices in Georgia would not be allowed to accept donations from private sources to help run their operations under a Republican-backed bill that has passed the state House of Representatives.
ATLANTA — Georgia cities and counties must enforce local ordinances prohibiting homeless people from camping and sleeping in public arenas under legislation that has gained final passage in the General Assembly.
ATLANTA — The General Assembly voted largely along party lines Monday to create an oversight board for Georgia’s district attorneys and solicitors general.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at preparing Georgia for the growing number of electric vehicles gained final passage in the General Assembly Monday.
ATLANTA — A bill that seeks to fix the problems that have long plagued Georgia’s medical marijuana program is a step closer to passing the General Assembly.
ATLANTA – The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Monday to codify a ban on the use of TikTok on state-owned devices.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners on March 21 unanimously approved a contract extension with CSI Crane to continue public relations work with the county.
An Atlanta man has been arrested for shoplifting more than $22,000 worth of merchandise from a Douglasville home improvement store.
Douglas County lost one of its longest standing business leaders on Friday.
Alexander swept the Douglas County Track and Field Championship last week with solid performances from several individuals.
ATLANTA — A new Georgia law limiting medical care for transgender children is likely to face serious legal challenges, experts say.
ATLANTA — Legislation providing private-school vouchers to Georgia students attending low-performing public schools is struggling to get through the General Assembly in the final days of this year’s session.
If Georgia lawmakers want to help Gov. Brian Kemp achieve his goal to make the state the electric vehicle capital of the nation, they have an odd way of showing it.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of former U.S. lawmakers on the National Council on Election Integrity called on Congress on Friday to spend $400 million on election integrity to insulate the system from foreign interference.
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on Friday passed a bill designed to empower parents to inspect books and other teaching materials in local public schools, but Democrats sharply criticized the measure, saying it would censor teachers and ban books.
The Villa Rica Police Department arrested 27-year-old Demetrius Tatum for multiple felony counts of Illegal possession of a controlled substance as well as possession with intent to distribute.
A Douglasville man has been charged for calling in a bomb threat to a local hospital.
Julian Brown has developed his passion for the environment into a recycling invention.
A Douglasville teenager has been arrested in connection to a neighborhood fire earlier this month.
ATLANTA — Legislation to overhaul the system used to compensate the wrongfully convicted in Georgia cleared a state Senate subcommittee Wednesday.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at moving ahead with Georgia’s long-delayed medical marijuana program cleared a state Senate committee Thursday but with significant changes from a bill the Georgia House passed early this month.
ATLANTA — Legislation to overhaul the system used to compensate the wrongfully convicted in Georgia cleared a state Senate subcommittee Wednesday. House Bill 364, which the Georgia House of Representatives passed early this month, would replace the current requirement that the wrongfully con…
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has put a halt to construction of a dog park at Clinton Nature Preserve in Villa Rica after some citizens raised concerns.
Two state senators have proposed naming a portion of Highway 92 in honor of a longtime Douglas County coaching legend.
Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday appointed two review commissions to determine whether three elected officials in Douglas County who were indicted last month for bid rigging should be suspended from office.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. director of national intelligence has three months to declassify information on potential links between China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of COVID-19, after President Joe Biden signed legislation Monday.
Proposed bill to shield government worker information from public records narrowed to law enforcement
A Senate measure that would have limited the public’s access to personal information of politicians and government employees — like their home address — has been narrowed down to only apply to law enforcement officers.
ATLANTA — Georgia Senate budget writers approved a $32.4 billion fiscal 204 state budget late Tuesday that restores the full funding of HOPE scholarships Gov. Brian Kemp recommended in January.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s banks are in a strong position in the wake of the failure of two large American banks this month, the deputy commissioner of the state agency that oversees banks said Tuesday.
ATLANTA — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a controversial bill Thursday banning most gender-affirming care for transgender Georgians under 18.
ATLANTA — A Georgia native with 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry has been named executive director of the Georgia Film Academy (GFA).
ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives passed legislation Monday imposing mandatory minimum prison terms for gang recruitment.
ATLANTA — The state Senate passed compromise legislation Thursday that would raise legal weight limits on trucks in Georgia carrying certain types of cargo in certain areas of the state.
Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday appointed two review commissions to determine whether three elected officials in Douglas County who were indicted last month for bid-rigging should be suspended from office.
Phase 1 of Douglasville’s Town Green project previously slated for completion by early this year has been slowed primarily by weather, but remains on track to open later this year.
One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, and thrift stores and flea markets have thrived on that premise for decades — or longer. But as many antique/junk shops have been turned into clean, neat, over-decorated and meticulously arranged little consignment spaces, the thrift shop of ye…
Four metro Atlanta teenagers were arrested for car break-ins and other charges at a Douglasville apartment complex.
For the third time this season, Austin Hill pulled into victory lane on the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a win.
Revenue remains “strong” as the county closes out the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and moves into collecting funds for the new SPLOST approved by voters last year.
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