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  1. West Georgia's Dugan elected to top state Senate leadership postRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 |

    District 30 State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, speaks from the well of the Senate at the state Capitol in Atlanta.


  2. Democrats Carthan wins Douglas Commission seat, Compton wins county solicitor jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 |

    Democrat Tarenia Carthan defeated Republican Leonard Amundson for the County Commission District 3 seat 56 percent to 44 percent Tuesday in the General Election.


  3. Survey says one in four Douglas residents lack way to get where neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 |

    This is an example of the buses planned to run along fixed routes in Douglasville and eastern Douglas County as part of the county's new Connect Douglas program.


  4. Governor candidates search for votes in Douglas and PauldingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 |

    Republican Brian Kemp shakes hands with District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, during a rally at Metro Garage Door in Douglasville Oct. 2. Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams listens as Charlie Bailey, Democratic nominee for state attorney general, speaks during the Oct. 19 rally in Hiram. 43 comments

  5. New buses, after-school tutoring program on horizon for Douglas studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 |

    The Douglas County School Board recently recognized, from left, Chapel Hill High School students Jordan Washington, a junior, and Audrey Long, a senior, as the county's members of the State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council which will meet three times this school year with State Superintendent Richard Woods.


  6. Hundreds of Douglas voters turn out on first day of early votingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 |

    More than 800 Douglas Countians chose to cast their ballots on the first day of the early voting period for the General Election.


  7. Motorists could see relief at two congested Paulding intersectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 |

    Projects to allow motorists to more quickly get through two often-congested southeast Paulding intersections during daily rush hours got the green light from county commissioners this week.


  8. Hurricane leaves more than 400 homes without power in Douglas, PauldingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 |

    About 470 customers in Douglas and Paulding counties remained without power and high water closed parts of two south Paulding roads this morning after Hurricane Michael blew through north Georgia overnight.


  9. Governor among speakers on Douglas County success with alternative courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 |

    From left, Gov. Nathan Deal stands with Douglasville City Councilman Chris Watts during a reception for Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor at Arbor Place Mall in March. 2 comments

  10. Reception to open exhibit by area photographers at Douglas arts centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 |

    The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County celebrates one of the world's fastest growing art forms - photography - with recent works by Sweetwater Camera Club members in October and November.


  11. Planned sewer project could open southeast Paulding to new developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 |

    A multi-million-dollar plan to provide sewer service to an electric cooperative's planned new headquarters also could help spur new development in the area surrounding it.


  12. Two sought for stealing computer used for sales at Douglas retailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 |

    Douglas County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men suspected of a stealing a computer from a Thornton Road phone retailer.


  13. Douglas commission OKs no increase of 2019 property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 |

    The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has approved a full rollback of its property tax rate in response to an average 7 percent increase in 2018 property values.


  14. Possibly rabid fox reported in western Douglas CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 |

    County Animal Control officers have responded to complaints the past two days of a possibly rabid fox that had bitten and scratched residents in the Winston area of northwest Douglas.


  15. Final chance tonight for public input on Douglas property tax rateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    Public hearings are set for this morning and tonight on the property tax increase to help fund Douglas County schools' 2019 budget.


  16. Feds: Douglas resident pleading guilty to bribery while Atlanta city officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 |

    A West Georgia resident was expected to plead guilty today to conspiring to accept bribe payments from 2011 to 2014 while serving as the deputy chief of staff to Atlanta's mayor.


  17. Douglas commissioners narrowly approve grant to build bus systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 |

    The commission narrowly voted last week to accept a federal grant which will lead to establishment of a fixed-route bus system. 11 comments

  18. Douglas board wants lowers tax rate but not rollbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 |

    Douglas County's school board is considering a property tax rate for its 2019 budget that is lower than 2018 but still considered a tax increase under state law.


  19. Douglas schools train for active shooter event, add new safety featuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 |

    A volunteer participant receives makeup designed to be realistic in the recent active shooter simulation drill at Mason Creek Middle School in Douglasville Officials representing Douglas County's first-responding agencies, county school district, city and county governments and WellStar Douglas Hospital gather for the simulated active shooter event ... (more)


  20. Douglas commissioner to lead open meeting on proposed bus systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 |

    A Douglas County Commissioner has called for an open meeting Tuesday, July 31, in the Douglas County Courthouse to discuss the developing plan for the proposed county bus system and routes.


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