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  1. Douglas County CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Genius Summer Camp: STEM Enrichment for Kindergarten through 9th grade with morning and afternoon sessions held in June and July at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church Street. The camp will offer several new sessions that will focus on connecting your kids to STEM through fun and engaging activities.


  2. Local legislators react to racial slurs used by Rep. Spencer on TV showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus was calling for State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, to resign from the remainder of his term after a bizarre appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America?" program on Showtime recently. But a press conference scheduled Wednesday for that purpose was canceled earlier this week after Spencer announced Tuesday night that he would resign from the remainder of his term in the Georgia House effective July 31, following many calls for him to do so.


  3. Sanctuary Village for homeless in Douglas continues to growRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Sanctuary Village, a low-cost housing solution for Douglas County's homeless population, continues to grow through a calling from one of the county's faith-based partners. Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lithia Springs has offered the use of a house on its property to meet the continuing need of housing for homeless participants in the county's accountability courts.


  4. Sheila Jane SheetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Mrs. Sheets was born in Carrollton, Georgia, on Sept. 24, 1951, the daughter of the late Ralph Whittington and Mary Jo Prince Whittington.


  5. Early voting ends Friday for primary runoff electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Times Georgian

    On the ballot will be several state offices, including those of governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state. No local candidates will appear on the ballot, because all either ran without opposition or won their party's nomination outright in the May 22 primary.


  6. Rapha Clinic of West Georgia names new executive directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Dr. Joseph Cox has been named executive director of The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia. He will oversee the operations and organizational development of Rapha.


  7. Construction on Westin at Foxhall targeted for early '19Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Times Georgian

    The Westin Hotel planned for Foxhall Resort is expected to start construction by early next year, but could begin as early as December, according to Chris Pumphrey, executive director of the Development Authority of Douglas County. The hotel and conference center at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club was green-lighted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners in 2016, but spent time late last year restructuring its financial plan for the project, after initial plans bogged down.


  8. Police: Big increase in auto break-insRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Law enforcement agencies have been on high alert during this summer due to multiple vehicle break-ins throughout Carroll and neighboring counties. Villa Rica police said there has been a number of entering-auto cases and found that Paulding, Douglas, and Haralson counties and elsewhere in Carroll had also seen an increase in these cases.


  9. ARC approves grant for Douglas buses; vote by BOC expected July 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Times Georgian

    The Atlanta Regional Commission's board last week green-lighted 100 projects that included the Douglas grant to launch a countywide bus service. The Douglas County Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality federal grant application submitted by the Board of Commissioners for $4.8 million dollars with a $1.2 million dollar local match over a three-year period was one of the projects approved.


  10. Home Delivered Meals program lends support to Douglas seniors; volunteers always neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Douglas County's Home Delivered Meals program, which provides meals to seniors who meet the requirements to qualify, is helping them to stay more independent, but at the same time less isolated. According to information available at , "The Home Delivered Meals program provides hot nutritious meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screenings to individuals 60 years of age or over who are either homebound, unable to prepare their own meals, at nutritional risk, or otherwise isolated."


  11. Presenting the Gold Nugget Trail; Proposed 20-mile trail system for VR would connect with Mirror Lake in DouglasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | Times Georgian

    The master plan for the Gold Nugget Trail calls for a series of trail segments to link all corners of Villa Rica. Based on months of public input, the concept is to be presented to the City Council in August.


  12. State chamber names Dugan top legislatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2018 | Times Georgian

    State Sen. Mike Dugan, chairman of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee, has won the Senate Legislator of the Year award presented by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Dugan, R-Carrollton, along with House Transportation Committee Chairman Kevin Tanner, received an A+ on the Chamber Scorecard for leading efforts on issues such as coordinated transit planning, comprehensive tax reform and workforce development, according to a press release by the Georgia Chamber.


  13. Troy Lee "T.L" ThomasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Mr. Thomas was born in DeKalb County, Alabama on May 1, 1935, the son of the late Troy Thomas and Nellie Mae Steed Akins. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army, had worked at Douglas and Lomason and later retired from Yother Construction as Superintendent.


  14. Ray taking viral fight at cornhole tourney 'in stride'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Douglas County Chamber President and CEO Sara Ray is dedicated to her hometown of Douglasville and her positive demeanor is contagious to those who know her. But even Ray was a little rattled when a fight broke out at the Chamber's annual charity cornhole tournament last Sunday at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club.


  15. Leonard appointed DA by governorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Leonard will serve until the 2020 elections when he will go before the voters for a full four-year term. He has been acting DA since earlier this year when former DA Brian Fortner was appointed by the governor to a state court judgeship.


  16. Community leaders tour east Douglas industriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel Preparing to embark on a bus tour of east Douglas industries and attractions sponsored by the Development Authority of Douglas County Friday include state Sen. Mike Dugan, Douglasville City Councilmen Mark Adams, Mike Miller and others representing the city and county government and business community. Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel Local businessman Roscoe Sayer talks with Mayor Pro Tem Richard Segal Friday morning before leaving on a Familiarization Tour of east Douglas County Friday morning, with stops at such places as the Riverside West Business Park, Switch, DCT, Google and others.


  17. Villa Rica adopts scaled-down SPLOST projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Villa Rica officials have been forced to accept a scaled-down list of projects to be funded by SPLOST revenue, after it was learned the city must refund nearly $1 million of the tax dollars to Douglas County. Among the projects to be abandoned during the current budget cycle is a police substation and training facility in the Douglas County portion of the city.


  18. Lightner named executive director of CACRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Times Georgian

    The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County , a nonprofit arts organization, announced Tuesday that its Board of Directors has appointed Emily Lightner as its next executive director. Lightner succeeds Davina Grace Hill, who resigned late last year to pursue other opportunities.


  19. WellStar Douglas gets an 'A' for patient safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Special Photo/WellStar Health System WellStar Douglas Hospital was one of three WellStar Health System hospitals recently recognized by Leapfrog with an 'A' for patient safety. Special Photo/WellStar Health System WellStar Douglas Hospital was one of three WellStar Health System hospitals recently recognized by Leapfrog with an 'A' for patient safety.


  20. Doug PhillipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Times Georgian

    Doug Phillips, age 52, of Mt.Vernon, died Wednesday evening, April 26, 2018 at Community Hospice in Vidalia after a brief illness. Doug was a native and of Montgomery County, a carpenter, and was a Baptist by faith.


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