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Citizen’s Police Academy scheduled

Citizen's Police Academy

The Villa Rica Police Department will begin the 16th Citizen’s Police Academy on August 10. The deadline for applications is August 1. The Academy will take place every Thursday evening for 11 weeks and 12 sessions until it concludes on October 19th. Sessions run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Topics to be covered include criminal investigations,…

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Chairman visits Summer Arts Camp finale

Summer Arts Camp

Friday, June 23rd was the finale and culmination of a week-long Summer Arts Camp for 38 youngsters ages 7 to 11. About 150 parents, friends, and neighbors attended a boisterous show and exhibit at Hunter Park where the camp was hosted. Along with parents and families,  Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson-Jones and a…

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers opens remodeled office

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers holds ribbon cutting for totally remodeled office Blue skies and red ribbon added to the festive atmosphere July 12 as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers celebrated the opening of their newly remodeled office on Chapel Hill Road in Douglasville. The facility underwent significant upgrades and…

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Full Circle Project in Downtown Douglasville

Full Circle Project

It was a beautiful Friday morning when Waste Industries volunteers joined Keep Douglasville Beautiful (KDB) in Downtown Douglasville for a day of service as part of the company’s “Full Circle Project” (FCP). After signing in and being welcomed by KDB board members and staff, the group filled large planters with eye pleasing flowers and plants.…

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City Officials Break Ground on New Welcome Center

Welcome Center

Rendering of the new welcome center which may be open by the end of the year.       The current abandoned Butterball’s building is shown here. Groundbreaking for the new Villa Rica Welcome Center took place on July 17. The center will exist through renovating the former location of Butterball’s Auto Repair shop at…

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Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism – WGTC & Carroll County Partner

Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism

A Carroll County Prison inmate welds as part of a Welding & Joining Technology program taught at the prison by West Georgia Technical College.   Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism – Ten inmates at the Carroll County Prison are learning a skill while incarcerated they hope will lead to a career once they’re released. West Georgia…

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Comedy Night set for Villa Rica Mill Amphitheater

Comedy Night

August 26th and September 23rd Comedy Night The City of Villa Rica will present comedian Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson as part of its family friendly comedy night series on July 22nd at The Mill Amphitheater in downtown Villa Rica from 8pm to 10pm. Admission is free. Future comedy nights with other headlining comedians will take place…

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The Booth Brothers and the Diplomats at Mill Town Music Hall

The Booth Brothers and the Diplomats

The Booth Brothers, Ronnie, Michael, and Paul, love Southern Gospel music. They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope. By singing and ministering to audiences through word and song these gentlemen are fulfilling God’s call on their lives. The Diplomats are a Southern gospel group based out of Carrollton, GA. Voted top…

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Atlanta West Hair Company moving to Chapel Hill Road

Atlanta West Hair Company

Atlanta West Hair Company will be moving to a new location. Pictured above, the former location on Church Street. Atlanta West Hair Company is moving into the former Bliss Salon & Day Spa location on Chapel Hill Road, across from Chapel Hill Middle School. The previous location at the corner of Church Street and Fairburn…

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Wax Brazil opens on Douglas Boulevard

Wax Brazil

Selma Castro, a native Brazilian, has brought her 22 years of waxing experience to Douglasville. In July, she opened a new business with the fitting name of Wax Brazil. The salon is located at 6968 Douglas Boulevard  in the same shopping center as Moe’s Southwest Grill. Wax Brazil (not surprisingly) offers Brazilian Waxing, and full…

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