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  1. House District 66: Alexander, Emory discuss state, local issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 16 | Times Georgian

    State Rep. Kimberly Alexander, D-Douglasville, first won the District 66 seat that covers parts of Paulding and Douglas counties in 2012. Two years ago, she prevailed in a rematch with Republican Bob Snelling.


  2. Villa Rica officials: Douglas following law on exemptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 15 | Times Georgian

    Tax breaks for senior citizens aren't anything new. They're popular with a demographic that is known for getting out to vote, which makes them popular with politicians.


  3. Douglas GSAR team deployed to coast to help with Hurricane Matthew rescue effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 8 | Times Georgian

    The Douglas County GSAR team was deployed on Friday afternoon to assist in efforts on the Georgia coast following Hurricane Matthew, a county official said. There are seven Georgia Search and Rescue task forces in the state, including the one headquartered in Douglas County, according to county spokesman Wes Tallon. 1 comment

  4. James Render PerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 6 | Times Georgian

    He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, family man, retired Deacon and friend to many. Render was born on June 17, 1932, in the Starpoint area near Lowell to James Merlin Perry and Mae Weathington Perry.


  5. Democrats: Commission chairman has 'undermined his ability to do his job'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 5 | Times Georgian

    Representatives from Douglas County's Democratic Legislative Delegation and several local Democratic elected officials denounced several racist comments made recently by Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan at a press conference Monday afternoon to formally ask for his resignation. A statement was issued jointly on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse by state Reps. 14 comments

  6. Democratic officials call for Worthan to resignRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 1 | Times Georgian

    Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan, a Republican, is under pressure to resign and end his bid for re-election by a committee of local Democratic elected office holders following the release of a secretly recorded video of him making racist comments that was obtained by Fox 5 Atlanta and released Wednesday. A statement was jointly issued Friday afternoon by members of Douglas County's state delegation including state Reps. 12 comments

  7. Unemployment rate in Douglas dips to 5.3%Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 24 | Times Georgian

    There were fewer people in Douglas County without jobs last month, based on August 2016 numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor. Douglas County's unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in August, down from 5.5 percent in July, according to the state's labor department.


  8. Fall into step with 'Walk Douglas' programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | Times Georgian

    A group of individuals who are invested in the health and well-being of the citizens of Douglas County met recently at the Douglas County UGA Cooperative Extension Office to gear up for Walk Douglas, a 10-week program that runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10. This is part of the UGA Cooperative Extension Service program that has been in existence since 2008, whose theme is "Move More, Live More." Pictured from left, Susan Culpepper, Douglas County Cooperative Extension Service Director; Whitney Constien, Douglas County Chamber; Alison Curtis, Cobb-Douglas Public Health; Amy Baille, DeNyse Company; Kendrick Davis, City of Douglasville Parks and Recreation; and Chad Griffin, Douglas County Parks and Recreation.


  9. Pritz named finalist for Superintendent of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Douglas County Schools Superintendent Gordon Pritz was recently selected as one of four finalists for Georgia's 2017 Superintendent of the Year. "Dr. Pritz has continuously demonstrated effective leadership in the district and our mission to provide a quality education for every student in a safe and supportive environment," said D.T. Jackson, chairman of the Douglas County Board of Education.


  10. Ellis AshleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Mr. Ashley was born on August 22, 1931, in Clay County, Alabama, to the late Henry Robert and Lena Ogle Ashley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Greyhound Bus Lines where he worked as a mechanic.


  11. Tax bills are in the mailRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Times Georgian

    The county averted a crisis last week that could have prevented Tax Commissioner Todd Cowan and his office from getting the bills in the mail on the date they are normally sent out every year -- Sept. 15. But Cowan told the Sentinel that he was assured by the company that mails the bills for the county that they would go out on time yesterday.


  12. United Way kicks off local campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker-turned-politician Dewey McClain was guest speaker Tuesday at the Douglas County Chamber's monthly Greystone Power Luncheon hosted by the United Way. He is pictured with Kelly Smith, county engagement director for Douglas, Paulding and Cherokee counties.


  13. EPD declares Level 1 Drought Response in DouglasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | Times Georgian

    But Gil Shearouse, executive director of the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority, said he's not too alarmed at this stage, with the Dog River Reservoir holding up well despite a rain deficit of a little more than 17 inches this year. Georgia EPD Director Richard Dunn made the decision to go to the Level 1 Drought Response, calling it a "a good opportunity to partner with our public water utilities to promote good stewardship and to remind Georgians of the importance of using water wisely."


  14. Tax bill crisis avertedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Uncertainty in Carroll County left the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning taking precautionary steps just in case tax revenues coming into the county's coffers were delayed. But by Tuesday night, the Villa Rica City Council appeared to have averted the crisis by finally setting its millage rate.


  15. Villa Rica council expects millage rate vote next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Villa Rica City Council members tonight will hold the third public hearing on a millage rate that would represent an increase in property taxes. The council had originally intended to set the millage today, but officials replaced that vote with a third public hearing.


  16. VR adds 4th hearing on tax increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Villa Rica city council members Thursday will hold the third public hearing on a millage rate that would represent an increase in property taxes. The council had originally intended to set the millage Thursday, but officials replaced that vote with a third public hearing.


  17. Villa Rica announces proposed tax rate hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Times Georgian

    The City of Villa Rica on Thursday announced its intention to increase the 2016 property taxes it will levy this year by 7.47 percentage points over the rollback millage rate. "It is important to note the xity is advertising a 'placeholder' millage rate -- specifically, last year's levy of 6.5 mills, a figure that could be adjusted after the final tax digest is ready," City Manager David Milliron said in a press release.


  18. SPLOST Committee digs into potential projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Members of Douglas County's SPLOST Citizens Project Selection Committee who represent all four county districts met Wednesday for a lunchtime Meet and Greet to prepare for Thursday night's session to discuss parks and recreation projects proposed to be included for SPLOST consideration. Voters will decide on whether to approve the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on the Nov. 8 ballot.


  19. VR sets public hearings to discuss property taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Villa Rica residents will have a chance next week to comment on a potential property tax increase, even though no one knows now whether there will be one. The City Council will hold two public hearings Thursday, one in the morning and one in the evening, to discuss a "placeholder" millage rate that, for now, must substitute until the city can levy a millage based on a certified tax digest from Carroll County.


  20. Roy Lamar "Marty" CarrollRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Times Georgian

    Roy Lamar "Marty" Carroll, 71, of Bremen, Georgia, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was born January 28, 1945, the son of the late Frank Carroll and the late Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" Holmes Carroll.


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