Douglas County Unveils Updated Comprehensive Plan for 2023: Implications for Local Development and Greenspace
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners in Georgia has unanimously approved an updated Comprehensive Plan for 2023. The decision was reached at a BOC meeting on Tuesday. The plan, which state law requires to be updated every five years, serves as a guide for future county development. It covers land use, transportation, housing, and greenspace opportunities.
Douglas County Celebrates 15 Students for Achieving Perfect GMAS Scores
Fifteen students from various Douglas County schools have achieved perfect scores on the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS). The Board of Education and Superintendent Trent North recognized these students in a Monday evening ceremony. This recognition highlights the students' dedication and hard work.
Douglasville Residents Invited to Attend State Court Warrant Clinic on October 7th
Solicitor General Sonya Compton and the Solicitor General's Office invite you to the Douglas County State Court Warrant Clinic on Saturday October 7th from 11AM-3PM at the First United Methodist Church of Douglasville 6167 Prestley Mill Rd. Douglasville, GA. This Clinic is a NO Fear of Arrest clinic and will assist in taking care of outstanding traffic and misdemeanor warrants. As well as missed court dates. There will be entertainment, food, childcare, and community resources. We hope to see you there!Visit here for more details.
Douglas County holds off Langston Hughes in region battle
In an explosive fourth quarter, the Douglas County Tigers hold off the Langston Hughes Panthers 30-27 to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in region play.
Friday highlights: Mill Creek, Douglas County, North Cobb score big wins
Mill Creek defeated surging top-10 contender Parkview in a Gwinnett County showdown Friday night, but Hughes, Ware Count...
Douglas at Langston Hughes | #Team11 Week 6
This was a close one. Douglas County won 30-27 in the final.
Local Resident Erin Hagan Arrested in Connection to Kennesaw Drive Homicide
On September 12th, 2023, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested Erin Hagan. He had active warrants for charges including Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault, issued by the City of Atlanta Police Department.
Man arrested in Douglas County for deadly Atlanta shooting last month
ATLANTA - A man wanted for deadly shooting last month along Kennesaw Drive NW in Atlanta has been booked into the Fulton County Jail. Erin Hagan was wanted for the shooting death of a 25-year-old woman at a home in the 1300 block of Kennesaw Drive NW on Aug. 24.
Join Commissioner Tarenia Carthan for Local Breast Cancer Awareness Kickoff Event
District 3 Commissioner and Vice Chair, Tarenia Carthan, will host a kickoff event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event aims to increase breast cancer awareness and acknowledge those affected by it. Carthan invites all to attend the event on Monday, October 2, at 8:30am at the courthouse steps.
Man arrested in Douglas County after killing woman in Atlanta last month, police say
A man was arrested in Douglas County after Atlanta Police said he murdered a woman last month.
Grant will provide 2,000 weather radios for citizens
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a FEMA/GEMA Weather Radio Grant to purchase weather radios for county citizens. With the $52,300 grant, the Douglas County Emergency Management Agency will purchase 2,000 NOAA Weather Radios for citizens.
Game of the Week: Douglas County vs Langston Hughes
No.8 Douglas County vs No.2 Langston Hughes is one of the best top 10 matchups to watch on Friday night. You have defending state champion Hughes on one end and a potential state champion contender in Douglas County on other end that is loaded with young talent. Hughes has already been tested this season in a grueling non-region schedule that included a matchup with 7A state runner-up Carrollton on ESPN in week 1. Also the Panthers had matchup with out-of-state opponent Butler (NC) in week 3, but Hughes came out of it 3-1. Head coach Daniel “Boone” Williams talked about how it has shaped his group this season.
Douglas County's 21st 'September Saturdays' Festival: A Celebration of Local Heroes and Family Fun
The 'September Saturdays' festival, an annual event in Douglas County, Georgia, is set to start this weekend. The festival will occur on September 23rd and 30th. Douglas County Government, Georgia’s Own Credit Union, and Truist Bank are collaborating for this event. The Douglas County Courthouse will host it, with over 100 vendors and exhibitors participating. Thousands of attendees are expected over the two weekends.
School spirit for Douglas County, Alexander game bind students together
Alexander High School (AHS) hosted the yearly rival game against Douglas County High School (DCHS) last Friday. From students to parents to teachers, many people gathered to watch the Friday Night Lights also known as FNL. Whether involved in the band, cheer, or simply rooting the football players on from...
Douglas County takes on defending champions
Douglas County enters the Georgia High School Football/AJC ranking this week in the No. 10 spot. The Tigers hope of moving up or remaining in the ranking next week depends on Friday’s Region 5-6A contest at Hughes.
NJAS winners announced
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) presented cash prizes and ribbons to several artists on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 7. One hundred thirty artworks were submitted to National Juried Arts Show (NJAS) 2023 at the CAC, and three credentialed judges selected the final 81 artworks (as many artworks as could fit on the historical gallery walls).