Two of the five high schools in Douglas County showed increases in all tested SAT areas in 2016, according to numbers released by the school system last week.

Derrick Mahone/Douglas County SentinelFormer New Manchester High cornerback Ruben Tillman is going to tryout for the Texas A&M football team later this summer.

The Douglas County School System announced that Casey Bethel, science teacher at New Manchester High School and Douglas County’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, was named on April 25 as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia.

Liz Marino/Douglas County SentinelAlexander High School STAR teacher David Jaye, who teaches AP History, STAR student James Stanley; parents Alesia and Lee Stanley and Principal Nathan Hand.

Liz MarinoTwo students were recognized as district STAR student winners at the Monday meeting of the sponsoring organization, the Rotary Club of Douglas County. Both students from Douglas County High School tied as having the highest SAT scores in the school and in the county and are in the …

The second district STAR student winner, from Douglas County High School, Salma Huque with STAR teacher Rebecca Jackson, parents Nahida and Ehteshamul Huque and Principal Andre Weaver.


A first-time occurrence happened this year at the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program at the Rotary Club of Douglas County meeting held Monday at the Douglasville Conference Center.

Liz Marino/Douglas County SentinelOne of the two district winners, DCHS STAR teacher, French teacher Whitney Dubrulle, STAR student Emma Schroer, parents Kim and Tim Schroer and DCHS Principal Andre Weaver.

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The Douglas County School System is one of six school districts in Georgia recognized  by the College Board with placement on 6th annual AP District Honor Roll.  In order to achieve the recognition, a school district must increase access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or…


In what is the biggest day of celebration for teachers each year — except maybe the last day of school — a packed sanctuary of educators came together Thursday at Central Baptist Church to honor the 33 best-of-the-best teachers from Douglas County’s elementary, middle and high schools and na…


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens took his fight against prescription drug abuse on the road Wednesday to Douglasville, warning students at New Manchester High School about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. 

Roughly 1,787 seniors graduated from Douglas County’s five high schools Friday and Saturday. Lithia Springs and New Manchester got things started Friday night, and Chapel Hill, Alexander and Douglas County wrapped things up Saturday. Overall, the Class of 2015 was about the same size as the …

The New Manchester boys and girls’ basketball teams traveled to South Paulding Tuesday for a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games. The Jaguar boys won an overtime thriller in come from behind fashion, 83-82. The girls struggled out of the gate to kick off the second half of the season, falling 61-33.

New Manchester traveled to Pebblebrook on Saturday for a non-region game. It was evident early that both teams were struggling from the long layoff do to the holidays. Pebblebrook would pull away late in the game to defeated the visiting Lady Jaguars, 42-24.

Chapel Hill hosted a three-way local dual with New Manchester and Lithia Springs Saturday morning in the CHHS gym. All three squads were short staffed because of the holidays, with many kids having yet to returned from traveling to seeing families out of town.