ATLANTA — Invariably, the once-a-decade partisan redrawing of congressional and legislative districts in Georgia is accompanied by calls for taking that task away from the General Assembly and giving it to an independent commission.

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Six local attorneys are being considered for appointment by Gov. Brian Kemp to replace retiring Judge David T. Emerson on the Douglas County Superior Court.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners discussed its proposed $103.5 million 2022 budget during an in-person public hearing on Tuesday.

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Douglas County District Attorney Dalia Racine said that the community is in need of healing over the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old over the weekend.

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The Douglasville City Council will take up plans for a new QuikTrip on Highway 5 and two town home developments off Fairburn Road during Thursday’s legislative work session.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s highway system ranks 14th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to a new study.

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ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens was elected the next mayor of Georgia’s capital city Tuesday, easily defeating City Council President Felicia Moore in a runoff.

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of making arrests in connection to the death of a young girl Saturday afternoon.

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The Douglas County Board of Education is moving forward with the plan to build a new multi-purpose arena, with an eye toward the goal of bringing graduations for the county’s five high schools and other types of events closer to home.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found I-20 to be the second most dangerous highway in the United States.

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ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux began building her case for reelection last Tuesday, one day after passage of a new congressional redistricting map put her on a collision course with fellow Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath.

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Some turkey, dressing and shopping will be in store for a lot of consumers this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Every year on what is designated by Congress as National Wreaths Across America Day, the goal to Remember, Honor and Teach about military veterans is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all…

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JC Freedom House will host its annual banquet on Monday, Nov. 29 at Crossroads Church of Douglasville. Banquet host is comic and local business owner Paul Zachos and keynote speaker will be Douglas County Solicitor General Sonya Compton.

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The Douglas County taxpayers are helping Probate Judge Christina Peterson with legal expenses she has incurred as a result of multiple ethics charges from the Judicial Qualifications Commission.

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Two of the state’s leading authorities on the Georgia Open Meetings Act are questioning whether the Douglas County Board of Commissioners violated state law by discussing in a closed-door meeting reimbursing Probate Judge Christina Peterson for legal expenses.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s unemployment rate dipped to 3.1% last month, the lowest in the state’s history, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported Thursday.

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ATLANTA — A metro Atlanta legislator has prefiled a bill that could lead to the creation of what would become Georgia’s 10th largest city.

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The Douglasville City Council voted Monday to table zoning change requests for two proposed town-home neighborhoods in the Fairburn Road area near the Interstate 20 interchange.

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Veteran Deperlene Reid’s life so far has been bookended by passions instilled in her as a child: the love for her country and an appreciation for the arts.