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  1. Temple named 40th safest city in stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Douglas County Sentinel

    A local official said the combination of a police department that engages with the community and good citizenship from residents is a part of the reason why Temple earned a SafeWise Safest Cities badge and a place on the list of 50 safest cities in Georgia for 2016. Named the 40th safest city in the state with a population of more than 4,000, Temple scored higher than Carrollton which ranked number 69, Bremen which ranked 53rd and Villa Rica which ranked 65th.

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  2. Villa Rica OKs $8,000 discount on senior taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Senior citizens in Villa Rica could receive an $8,000 discount on the taxable value of their homes, based on a plan approved Wednesday afternoon by the City Council. The council unanimously approved the discount, which could mean that all residents age 65 or older would be able take $8,000 off the assessment value of their homes when calculating their city taxes.

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  3. Family looks for help from public to catch a killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Lacarno Boykin's mother, Canova McDonald, left, and her sister Annette Boykin are asking the public to come forward with any leads in his death. He was found dead outside his apartment in Villa Rica on Dec. 6. Also known as G-Thang and Dale, he was a barber who contributed by giving free haircuts to children at community events.

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  4. Marion Gerald HeltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Douglas County Sentinel

    The family received friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Brown officiating.

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  5. County's tourism numbers spikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | Douglas County Sentinel

    A high number of business travelers on weekdays combined with a "good number" of weekend leisure and event travelers contributed to a tourism increase of 9 percent in 2015 in Carroll County. Tourism spending created or supported 1,310 jobs in the county last year, up from 1,257 the previous year.

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  6. Services set to celebrate legacy of MLK on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 14 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Artist John E. Martin of Villa Rica drew this rendering of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special church services and other events will be held in Douglas County to honor King's legacy. While many will enjoy a day off on Monday in commemoration of the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., others will participate in an MLK Day of Service or attend special church services throughout Douglas County.

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  7. Lady Cats close out KellRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 14 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Playing its fourth game in five days, the Villa Rica High School girls' basketball team was able to hold off Region 7-AAAAA foe Kell on Saturday, defeating the Lady Longhorns in a 53-43 battle. Captain Deasia Merrill led with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

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  8. Sharron Ann HollandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Mrs. Sharron Ann Holland, age 38, passed away, Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born October 5, 1978 in Douglasville the daughter of Mr. Joseph Douglas Holland and Mrs. Teresa Sue McGuire Holland.

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  9. Main Street programs collaborate on discount cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Main Street programs have started a discount card and membership program to encourage local shopping, starting a website where customers can view all of the participating merchants and discounts in one place. The plan includes Douglasville, Villa Rica, Carrollton and Bowdon Main Streets.

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  10. Larry Junior HowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Larry was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 23, 1955, the son of the late Theren Howell and Bonnie Lee Phillips Howell. He worked for Howell Mechanical as a heating and air technician and was of the Baptist faith.

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  11. Mary Helen ShadrixRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Douglas County Sentinel

    The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Brother Ollie Shadrix and Brother Ken Bowman officiating. Interment will follow at Center Point Cemetery.

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  12. Mary Helen Rowe ShadrixRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Mrs. Mary Helen Rowe Shadrix, age 70, of Temple, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica. She was born May 16, 1946, in Carrollton the daughter of the Mrs. Helen Lee Rowe and the late Mr. Billy Sharp Rowe.

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  13. VR proposes hotel-motel tax increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | Douglas County Sentinel

    A proposal to raise the hotel-motel tax in Villa Rica to 8 percent will be sent to Carroll County's legislative delegation, a first step in increasing the tax to the same level as it is in surrounding communities and on par with what is being proposed for Carrollton. The Villa Rica City Council approved a resolution to increase the tax from its current level of 5 percent on Tuesday.

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  14. Final chance to give input on Conners Road park is ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Douglas County Sentinel

    The final community planning session for the Conners Road passive park will be held Thursday, January 12 at The Venue, next to The Olive Tree at 150 Stone Street in Villa Rica, from 7 to 9 p.m. The 159-acre site is located in located northeast of the intersection of Connors Road and Nalley Road in the Douglas County portion of the city of Villa Rica. The land, valued at $704,900, was donated to the city by the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land in October 2015 to be used as a passive park.

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  15. Temple council debates water, sewer rate studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Temple City Council members on Monday discussed a proposed study of its water and sewer rates during their first meeting of 2017. One of the top issues council members will face this year is whether to increase the rates charged to both residential and commercial customers - a decision that is bound to be unpopular, as Ward 4 Councilman William Simmons acknowledged.

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  16. Man arrested at Wal-Mart after threatening behaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Police were called to the Carrollton Wal-Mart early Sunday in reference to the bizarre behavior of a customer who was yelling and attempting to fight. Reginald "Reggie" Pecor, 61, of Villa Rica had been seen "acting strangely" in the frozen foods section, and a manager went to talk with him, according to the police report.

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  17. Catherine JeffriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Catherine Jeffries, 53, of Carrollton died January 1, 2017. She was born October 18, 1963, in Carrollton, Georgia, to the late Joseph Yates and Mabel Crews Yates.

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  18. The Rev. Samuel Turner Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Douglas County Sentinel

    A viewing/visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at the Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, 133 Thomas Dorsey Dr. Villa Rica, GA 30180 from 4-6 p.m. followed by a wake from 6-7 p.m. with Dr. James Ervin Potts, Pastor. 1 comment

  19. Cemetery fees set back to $300Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Douglas County Sentinel

    The controversial Carrollton cemetery fee increase was laid to rest at Monday night's special called City Council meeting with a decision to not raise the fee to $1,000 and leave it at $300. City Manager Tim Grizzard presented the resolution to the council again last night and said he had a concern that if the council put the cost of the lots back to $300, he did not want someone purchasing several in bulk and then reselling them for an exorbitant fee.

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  20. COOPER: The open roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | Douglas County Sentinel

    Roads are wonderful things, aren't they? A road gets us from point A to point B in our daily lives. Roads hold promise, too.

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