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Douglas County, like the rest of the state of Georgia, has seen a boom in turnout during early voting for the May 24 pri...
05/20/2022
County, state see boom in voter turnout for May 24 elections

Douglas County, like the rest of the state of Georgia, has seen a boom in turnout during early voting for the May 24 primary elections.

Through Thursday, 9,662 of the county’s 97,901 active voters had cast ballots, with one more day of early voting still remaining to be tallied. That’s 160% more voters casting ballots than the total number of early voters (3,702) in the last midterm primary elections in 2018.

Statewide, more than 700,000 people in Georgia had voted through Thursday, a 180% increase from the same point in the early voting period four years ago, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

“The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “As Secretary of State, I promised to strike a strong balance between access and security in our elections, and these numbers demonstrate that I kept that promise and that voters have confidence in Georgia’s elections.”

A majority of the votes statewide have been in the Republican primary, where 57% of ballots have been cast. However, Democrats held a 54.6% edge in Douglas County through Thursday, with 45% of ballots in the county being cast in the GOP primary and 0.4% of voters asking for a nonpartisan ballot.

While in-person voting ended Friday, there were 335 mailed ballots still outstanding in Douglas through Thursday. Those ballots will be accepted through next Tuesday.

Those who didn’t make it to vote during early voting can cast their ballots at their regular polling places on Election Day, Tuesday, May 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Douglas County, like the rest of the state of Georgia, has seen a boom in turnout during early voting for the May 24 primary elections.

The Douglas County Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve the $280.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023.There w...
05/20/2022
BOE votes 5-0 to adopt FY23 budget

The Douglas County Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve the $280.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023.

There were no changes to the final budget from the proposed budget approved by the school board May 2. No members of the public spoke during a hearing prior to the vote Monday.

This is the earliest in recent memory that the school board has adopted the budget for the new fiscal year. The BOE has traditionally adopted its budget in June.

Superintendent Trent North said that many other school boards across the state adopt their budgets earlier in the spring so that principals have everything their schools need before the new school year begins in August.

North said the school board in Douglas County has waited until June in past years, hoping to get the tax digest from the county government. But he said the digest typically isn’t available in June so the BOE decided to adopt the budget earlier this year.

The budget adopted Monday is $13.8 million more than the $266.7 million budget for FY22.

North said more than half of the increase, $7.3 million, is due to the $2,000 permanent raises Gov. Brian Kemp gave teachers and other employees. Kemp signed the state’s FY23 budget on May 12 that includes the raises, which are the final installment of $5,000 raises he promised on the campaign trail four years ago.

Another $2.2 million comes from bringing more of the district’s custodians in-house. And annual salary increases for most teachers, known as step increases, account for an additional $2 million in FY23.

North said the remainder of the increase is due to local fair share and equalization and increased expenses such as an additional $660,000 for fuel and an extra $300,000 for the maintenance department.

The Douglas County Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve the $280.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect and another is being sought after gunshots were exchanged w...
05/20/2022
Domestic dispute leads to gunfire

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect and another is being sought after gunshots were exchanged when a domestic dispute turned violent Wednesday afternoon.

Quintavious Davis, 34, was arrested on multiple charges including discharge firearm/near highway when he fired an AR-15 rifle from the porch of his 4125 Jackie Dr. residence at a fleeing vehicle, according to an arrest warrant.

Another suspect, Ridge Gay, is being sought by the DCSO.

The gunfire between Davis and Gay struck four neighboring houses, according to a DCSO news release and arrest warrants.

DCSO said no one was injured during the gunfire, which started around 12:30 p.m.

After securing a search warrant for the house, investigators found one of the firearms and some illegal drugs, a news release stated.

Davis, along with his live-in finance’, Bree’on Huff, 32, were charged for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug related objects.

In addition, Davis is charged with the reckless conduct and criminal damage to property.

A search warrant yielded 75 ecstasy pills that were discovered in a dresser drawer in the couple’s master bedroom, according to an arrest warrant.

Gay is wanted for aggravated assault and criminal damage to property.

Davis was denied bond while Huff is out on a $5,000 bond.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect and another is being sought after gunshots were exchanged when a domestic dispute turned violent Wednesday afternoon.

The Leadership Douglas Class of 2022 has graduated.Among the 22 graduates were a police and fire chief, a political cand...
05/20/2022
Leadership Douglas grads asked to make a difference

The Leadership Douglas Class of 2022 has graduated.

Among the 22 graduates were a police and fire chief, a political candidate, some educators and several business personnel. The group was honored at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

“We salute you gladly and proudly,” Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Tonya Byrd said. “You will figure things out and a make a difference. You will contribute and make a difference. We challenge you to mentor and bring someone else up.”

The Class of 2022 included Marvetta Bozeman, Chauntis Floyd, Jennifer Bronson, Stephanie Johnson-Hardy, Justin Brown, Roderick Jolivette, Carly Carros, Whitney Kenner-Jones, Tracy Crooks, Portia Lake, Kolby Davis, Hermon Mason, Tekmekia Gilchrist, Anthony Moore, Myron Gooding, Samantha Rosado, Derek Gross, Pia Scott, Gil Guthrie, Lorrie Wallace, Wes Harrelson and Tracey Whaley.

Gilchrist, the principal at New Manchester High, addressed the class with a three-minute speech Wednesday.

“This year’s class was so much fun,” said Kascia Polk, the Leadership Douglas co-chair. “This class is so special. This class has gone through a lot together.”

Leadership Douglas Co-Chair Chad Griffin thanked the class for its dedication and commitment.

“Douglas County is known for its love and passion,” Griffin said. “Thank you for your commitment to love and dedication to others and the community.”

The Chamber Foundation Scholarship awards went to seniors Rebecca Scarbrough (Lithia Springs), Josh McElroy (Douglas County), Sutton Cadman (Alexander) and Kiersten Elder (Douglas County).

The Leadership Douglas Class of 2022 has graduated.

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05/20/2022

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Women’s Event – Douglas County Chamber
05/19/2022
Women’s Event – Douglas County Chamber

Women’s Event – Douglas County Chamber

Learn more about the programs and services that will continually keep you, your business, and your employees growing and advancing.

Photos from LSHS STEM Magnet Program's post
05/19/2022

Photos from LSHS STEM Magnet Program's post

05/19/2022

WANTED: Ridge Gay

On May 18th, 2022 at approximately 12:52 hours, the multiple members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to Jackie Drive in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival deputies secured the scene and noted multiple shell casings in the roadway along with multiple houses hit by gunfire.
Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators learned that a domestic dispute had occurred between Quintavious Davis and Ridge Gay inside a residence. The Domestic dispute filtered out of the house where gun fire was exchanged between Quintavious and Ridge. During the course of the gun fire, four additonal residences were hit by stray bullets. Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident.
A search warrant was executed on the residence of which yielded one of the firearms used during the dispute, and illegal narcotics.
Quintavious Davis was arrested on scene and charged with the following:

Criminal Damage to Property

Reckless Conduct

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Related Objects

Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance

Discharging a Firearm Near a Public Roadway

The Fiancé of Quintavious Davis identified as Bree’on Huff was also arrested and charged with the following:

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance

Possession of Drug Related Objects

Warrants have been issued for the for the additional shooter in this case identified as Ridge Gay for Aggravated Assault (Felony) and Criminal Damage to Property (Felony).

05/19/2022

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Douglas County Firefighters respond to Serious Accident

Douglas County, GA – Douglas County Firefighters and EMS personnel are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident on Dorris Road near High Point & Cedar Mountain Rds. in Douglasville, Ga. where a motorcycle is involved. E-911 dispatchers received a call around 9:17 a.m. for a motorcycle vs. black Hyndai.

“Emergency personnel has requested a medevac helicopter which has taken one a person to the hospital,” Rick Martin, Douglas County spokesman said. “It’s unclear at this time if anyone else is hurt.”

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has deputies on the scene of the accident and there’s no word how long the road will be closed. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes at this time.

05/18/2022

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Photos from The Villa Rica Police Department's post
05/18/2022

Photos from The Villa Rica Police Department's post

05/18/2022

Jerry Lee Lewis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame today.

If you want to see an amazing piece of music history and Jerry Lee, come on by the museum!

A 31-year-old Oregon man has been indicted on charges of furnishing obscene material to a Douglas County minor through t...
05/18/2022
Oregon man indicted for sending Winston minor obscene material

A 31-year-old Oregon man has been indicted on charges of furnishing obscene material to a Douglas County minor through two social media accounts.

Shawn Bowers was indicted on two counts including electronically furnishing obscene material to minors and sexual exploitation of children.

District Attorney Dalia Racine announced that the grand jury returned true bills of indictment in 30 criminal cases May 13 including Bowers.

Bowers was arrested after the teenager’s parents discovered the images and conversations on two of their 16-year-old daughter’s social media accounts.

There were multiple images of Bowers, both naked and clothed, sent to the Winston minor’s Instagram account, according to an arrest warrant.

A search warrant of the minor’s social media account had a direct message from Bowers stating: "Ok I’ll send you a pic, but you gotta send one back ok’ with one of the photos."

Read more in Thursday's Sentinel.

A 31-year-old Oregon man has been indicted on charges of furnishing obscene material to a Douglas County minor through two social media accounts.

A group of senior citizens helped welcome a new 107-foot ladder truck into the Douglas County Fire Department’s fleet.A ...
05/18/2022
Seniors help in tradition of welcoming new fire truck

A group of senior citizens helped welcome a new 107-foot ladder truck into the Douglas County Fire Department’s fleet.

A traditional wet down ceremony was held May 13 at the Lithia Springs Senior Center before the truck was transported across the parking lot to its new home at Fire Station No. 1.

The seniors helped with the push-in ceremony, which was hosted by District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell.

“This is a very special day as we welcome home a new ladder truck,” Fire Chief Roderick Jolivette said. “This is a good piece of equipment that will serve our citizens.”

Mitchell thanked the seniors and citizens for the truck, which was funded by the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for $1.14 million.

“You can do great things with that penny,” Mitchell said. “It is all because of the citizens.”

Read more in Thursday's Sentinel.

A group of senior citizens helped welcome a new 107-foot ladder truck into the Douglas County Fire Department’s fleet.

The 29th Annual Taste of Douglasville Festival is set for Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Douglasvil...
05/18/2022
Taste of Douglasville returns to downtown Saturday

The 29th Annual Taste of Douglasville Festival is set for Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Douglasville.

This year’s event is the first full-scale Taste event since the beginning of the pandemic. Last year, a scaled-back version was held at the Cultural Arts Center on Campbellton Street.

Cultural Arts Council Executive Director Emily Lightner said she’s excited to see the festival return to the area along Church Street at O’Neal Plaza.

She said more than 130 vendors will be set up, the most ever for the festival. In the past, crowds have surpassed 12,000 people for the event, making it the biggest one-day festival in Douglasville.

“We are excited to see the event return to downtown Douglasville this year,” Lightner said. “There is a diverse array of food this year from Jamaican to Cajun and pork egg rolls to Thai Coconut Curry. We have a lot of new restaurants joining the event this year like the Red Velvet Bistro and April's Southern Bistro. It is a great opportunity to sample new restaurants’ food and see what the hype is all about it.”

Mayor Pro Tem Terry Miller will welcome guests and give remarks about the city and CAC, Lightner said.

Food tastes range from $1-4. Lightner said the restaurants keep 70% of their sales at the event and donate 30% to the CAC “to support the arts education, scholarships, and programming produced throughout the community.”

“It is a great way to showcase businesses and support a great cause all at the same time,” she said.

This year’s food vendors include:

• 4 Occasions Event Center

• The Apostolic Conservatives

• April’s Southern Bistro & Bar

• Blu Rose Bistro

• Cleveland’s Concessions

• Cool Zone

• Dee’s Tasty Ribtips & More

• Everything Pound Cakes Co.

• Fabiano’s Pizza

• Gabe’s Downtown

• Gritz Brunch Bar

• Iced & Topped Bakery

• JL’s Seafood

• King Kuisine

• Kona Ice

• Kookoo Crazy Gourmet Popcorn

• Meem’s Bakery

• Nothing Bundt Cake

• Paradise Smoothie Juice Bar

• Pound Cake Pleasures

• Red Velvet Bistro

• Sprinkles Donuts & Coffee

• Sticky Fingers Kettle Corn Co.

• Sweet Sisters Ice Cream & Treats

• Table 25 Fork & Wine

• Taco Mac Douglasville

• The Dessert Bar

• The HUD Truck

• The Vine Café & Market

• West Georgia Technical College

Taste is both a sample for attendees and a competition amongst the restaurants. Awards will be presented for Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and Best Presentation. Most Sold will be decided by those attending.

In addition to the food, more than 45 arts and crafts booths and more than 25 booths from community groups and businesses will also be set up Saturday.

Entertainment will be provided by local performers who will play non-stop music from different genres at the O’Neal Plaza Stage.

And children can have fun at the Kid’s Korner showcasing the Master Gardeners, the popular Water Works display, and much more.

The 29th Annual Taste of Douglasville Festival is set for Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Douglasville.

A Douglasville man convicted of aggravated sexual battery and aggravated assault was sentenced on Monday to life in pris...
05/18/2022
Man sentenced to life for sexual assault

A Douglasville man convicted of aggravated sexual battery and aggravated assault was sentenced on Monday to life in prison plus 60 years to serve.

Following a three-day trial on May 5, Tyrek Thomas, 22, was found guilty of the charges against a woman he was romantically involved with.

Chief Superior Court Judge William “Beau” McClain handed down the sentence.

“Nothing can give the victim back what was taken from her, but the court’s sentence in this case ensures that Mr. Thomas cannot and will not harm another member of our community,” District Attorney Dalia Racine said. “I wish and hope that these crimes didn’t occur, but when they do, we will work to punish the lawbreakers severely.”

The conviction stems from a September 2020 incident at Thomas' home.

A Douglasville man convicted of aggravated sexual battery and aggravated assault was sentenced on Monday to life in prison plus 60 years to serve.

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GreyStone Power members may see a wintry mix in the electric cooperative’s service area this weekend. Rain on Saturday could change over to sleet, ice and/or snow early on Sunday, Jan. 16. Although the co-op’s office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, GreyStone employees are prepared to work around-the-clock. Linemen and other employees are ready to quickly respond should power outages occur. Snow, sleet, ice and wind can sometimes make outages unavoidable. To minimize inconvenience, discomfort and danger, prepare ahead of time for the possibility of severe weather. During widespread outages, GreyStone makes repairs to facilities that will return service to the largest number of members, and continues doing so until power is restored to everyone. When an outage occurs, it usually means power lines are down. It is best not to travel during winter storms, but if you must, bring a survival kit along, and do not travel alone. If you encounter downed lines, always assume they are live. For storm preparation tips and outage updates, GreyStone members can visit the Storm Center on the co-op’s website at www.greystonepower.com/stormcenter. GreyStone members who experience an outage can report it through www.greystonepower.com or by calling 866-GREYSTONE (473-9786). If extensive outages occur, the co-op will update members through social media and www.greystonepower.com. GreyStone Power is a member-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 123,000 members in eight counties, including portions of Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Cobb, Carroll, Bartow, Fayette and Coweta counties. Learn more at www.greystonepower.com.
Douglas County's top emergency management officials took part in a Friday afternoon briefing by the National Weather Service on the winter weather being forecast for much of north Georgia this weekend. Following the 20-minute briefing, top brass from Douglas County Fire/EMT, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Douglasville Police Department gave a brief summary of their plans for the possibility of snow and ice. The NWS forecast as of Friday afternoon called for rain and snow showers Saturday night and through the day on Sunday. The forecast at weather.com called for rain and snow Sunday morning and then snow Sunday afternoon. While the NWS didn't show predictions for snow and ice accumulation, weather.com showed "1 to 3 inches of snow expected" for Douglasville. The NWS called the weather forecast a "very tricky and a challenging situation," during the Friday briefing. “We don’t want to let our guard down,” the meteorologist said. Both the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglasville Police Department have plans in place in case severe weather hits the area. Both agencies are urging citizens to stay off the roads unless its an emergency. “Please use caution and avoid going out,” said DCSO Lt. Col. Tavarreus Pounds. Georgia Department of Transportation crews began treating interstate and state highways Friday morning with brine solutions in areas that are expected to be impacted the hardest. NWS said the weather could have an impact through Monday. The Douglas County School System and most county government agencies are closed Monday because of the MLK Day Holiday. “Our state is going to be impacted in some manner by this storm,” said Col. Chris Wright, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. While local and state agencies are prepared for the worst, they are hoping for minimal impact. The county DOT said it will work personnel in 12-hour shifts if local roads become dangerous. “Hopefully, the storm will under-deliver,” Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news conference. “But it could over-deliver. … We’re throwing all the resources we have available at this.”
They were passing out miniature Dogwood planting trees to the public in the 48-degree weather as part of the Board of Commissioners' observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones stopped by in between other courthouse appointments to greet citizens. The tree planting initiative honoring MLK Day mark’s the third time Douglas County has done this and the event is being coordinated by Keep Douglas County Beautiful. “It is a great way to honor his legacy by planting a tree to help the environment,” said Stewart-Stanley, assistant county administrator and Keep Douglas County Beautiful director. “With most people having an extended weekend, they can do something to honor Dr. King on their own time. It is a day on, not a day off.” The trees were donated through the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, according to Stewart-Stanley. They gave out 100 trees on a first come basis.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s work session discussed preliminary plat approval for a so-called “pipe farm” subdivision that was started in 2005. The work session was held early due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday. The BOC will hold its regular voting meeting next Tuesday. The Grove Park subdivision is located off Lake Monroe Road. Phil Shafer, zoning administrator for the county, told commissioners that roads were put in and it became a “pipe farm” for many years. A new developer is now proposing to build 64 homes rather than the 65 originally planned for the 38-acre site 17 years ago. Shafer said the lots will be 15,000-square-feet and homes will be a minimum of 1,800-square-feet. James Worthington, development services director, said he believes there were eight subdivisions in the county that were started and never finished during the Great Recession including Grove Park. He said he only knew of one that hasn’t been completed and that is due to sewer issues. “This is another indication and testament that this is the year of rebuilding, revamping and revitalizing,” Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones said. “So this is good music to my ears.” Also at Thursday’s meeting, the BOC discussed setting qualifying fees for the upcoming elections. Assistant County Administrator Tiffany Stewart-Stanley said qualifying fees are 3% of the base salaries for each position. Qualifying fees for the local positions are: • District Commissioner: $671.31 (Districts 1, 3, and 4 are up this year) • Solicitor General: $3,854.64 • Magistrate Judge $2,643.29 • School Board Member: $619.86 (Districts 2, 3, anad 4 are up this year) Qualifying for the May 24 primary election is set for March 7-11. In addition to the county races, all state legislative seats, all congressional seats, one U.S. Senate seat in Georgia and several other statewide seats including governor will be decided this year.
Members of Villa Rica’s City Council met for the first time in 2022 during their Jan. 11 council meeting. Before the meeting, the council welcomed its newest member, Anna McCoy, who was elected to represent Ward 4 in November. McCoy was sworn in by Mayor Gil McDougal. Also sworn in before the meeting were two council members who were re-elected in November: Ward 3 Councilmember Leslie McPherson and Ward 5 Councilmember Danny Carter. Both were sworn in by City Attorney David Mecklin. Read more in the Weekend Sentinel.
Bad accident with over turned vehicle on highway 5 at Banks Mill Rd. Traffic backed up in both directions. Avoid the area.
State Reps. Micah Gravley and Kimberly Alexander lay out their priorities and expectations for the 2022 session of the General Assembly which started Monday. Pick up Thursday's Sentinel to read our full story.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend by giving out miniature planting trees to the public on Friday. The BOC will distribute the planting trees from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the courthouse on a first come basis. The tree-planting initiative honoring MLK Day mark’s the third time Douglas County has done this and the event is being coordinated by Keep Douglas County Beautiful. The event is hosted by the county’s external affairs and Keep Douglas County Beautiful departments. “Planting trees helps our community by reducing energy bills, increasing property values, and assisting with cleaning the air and water,” said Tabrieah Cobb, coordinator of Keep Douglas County Beautiful. Chan Weeks, executive director of Keep Douglasville Beautiful, said they will not host a formal event this year like in year’s past. However, she said Keep Douglasville Beautiful is encouraging citizens to “give back to their community” by picking up litter around their neighborhoods, including places of businesses, schools and churches. She said participants can signup at through the organization’s Adopt-A-Road program. Weeks said residents can share their clean efforts on the organization’s page. “You don’t have to sign up to show that you care about your community,” Weeks said. “Just get out and make a difference. This is a great way to be involved and it can be done as much or as little as an individual’s time allow. We would love to hear about individuals and groups cleanup efforts.”
Douglas County BOE and Superintendent contact info! Flood them! Tracy Rookard [email protected] 770-651-2030 Devetrion Caldwell [email protected] 770-651-2030 Michelle Simmons [email protected] 770-651-2030 D.T. Jackson [email protected] 770-651-2030 Rita Fasina Thomas [email protected] 770-651-2030 Trent North [email protected]
Clients of MR T’s Income tax!!!!!! Regarding records- the office is in the process of closing. There will be staff on site prepared to give out records on Sunday July 5th and Sunday July 12th from 2-5p. If you would like to pick your records up, call the office at 770-920-0900 and leave a message with your name and last 4 digits of your social. They will do their best to have documents ready upon arrival. Bring your ID for release. Or if you would like your records professionally destroyed leave that message as well. It is guaranteed that your documents will not be put in a dumpster. They are secured and will remain so.