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Douglas County elections officials began a machine recount on Monday of the nearly 70,000 presidential election ballots cast last month.
More funding is needed to keep up with repairs and improvements to the county’s roads and bridges, according to a report from a national transportation research group.
Each morning, almost half of Villa Rica’s 6,600-person workforce hits eastbound roads, streaming out from various parts of the city, clogging intersections and crowding major and minor thoroughfares. Every evening, the problems re-occur, but in the opposite direction.
The $28,500 in bonuses handed out to nine employees in the Douglas County Tax Commissioner’s Office came from a special fund no other county department gets, a county commissioner said Friday.
When Georgia Highlands College was looking at closing its Douglasville campus earlier this year, the Douglas County School System stepped up in what was seen as a win-win for both.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will hold their first hearing on a proposed $98.2 million budget for 2021 next Tuesday at 10 a.m. The budget is set to be adopted Dec. 15.
Residents who cannot get to a supermarket can still get the components of a healthy diet at a nearby dollar store, two University of Georgia (UGA) Extension agents said this week.
When Alexandra Brookshire and Jayden Mauney were called to their respective counselors’ offices, the two worried that they might be in some type of trouble.
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories this week on food deserts in the west Georgia area.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will soon announce when local elections offices will start counting the presidential race ballots for the third time.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners earlier this week approved allocating $1.5 million of CARES Act funding to Cobb & Douglas Public Health to continue combatting the coronavirus pandemic.
While the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise locally, the Douglas County School System plans to continue with in-person learning after Thanksgiving, officials said.
The Douglasville Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests in a burglary at Gable Sporting Goods last week.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety on Friday awarded the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office during its 21st annual Governor’s Challenge Awards held at the Macon Centreplex.
The majority leader of the state senate said Tuesday he will not support substituting a slate of Trump electors for one pledged to President-elect Joe Biden.
The basketball court at Deer Lick Park was transformed into an election recount facility for two days as Douglas County Board of Elections and Registration complied with state orders.
A study by the American Booksellers Association shows that 20% of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, was reelected as House Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman for the 2021-22 legislative term during caucus elections on Nov. 9.
Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment, are impacting Americans’ decisions to travel for the Thanksgivin…
ATLANTA - Multiple news outlets projected President-elect Joe Biden the winner of Georgia’s 16 electoral votes Friday, even as a hand recount of the state’s nearly 5 million votes began and lawsuits continued to surface challenging the results.
An internal affairs investigation that surfaced through a local media outlet revealed that 11 local law enforcement officers received unemployment benefits from part-time jobs while still working full-time.
Authorities are looking for several suspects who backed a U-Haul through a concrete block wall at Gable Sporting Goods early Thursday and stole several guns.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual budget retreat over the next two days where commissioners are expected to weigh in on cuts that can be made for a leaner budget for 2021.
In an unprecedented move, Georgia will undertake a hand recount of the nearly 5 million ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election with roughly 14,000 votes separating President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday.
In an effort to help ease voting lines and address emergency issues, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to utilize grant money to purchase a voting bus.