Posts by Chuck Palmer

Logan’s Roadhouse Closes

Logan’s Roadhouse Closing

Courtesy Amy Little Logan’s Roadhouse at The Landing on Chapel Hill Road closed its doors to the public at 8pm February 18. Local residents were surprised by the closing, many saying that the restaurant always seemed busy, if not crowded. Amy Little, a ten year employee at Logan’s, expressed her disappointment: ” It’s been a…

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FAME brings The Little Mermaid to New Manchester

FAME brings The Little Mermaid to New Manchester

In the cold days of December, Princess Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Sebastian, Flotsam and Jetsam, and a host of others began preparing for the March performances of The Little Mermaid at New Manchester High School. Students and teachers in the Fine Arts Magnet Education (FAME) program at the school take their preparation seriously. Stage crew,…

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Villa Rica saddles up for the Cowboy Festival

Cowboy Festival

Pine Mountain Gold Museum, located at 1881 Stockmar Road, is hosting their second annual Cowboy Festival April 14th and 15th. The museum has partnered with Webster Creek Gunslingers to offer a variety of activities including live cowboy shows, train robberies, and historic firearms demonstrations. There will also be meet-and-greets with Eeyore the donkey and Nugget…

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Meet Temple Mayor Michael Johnson

Temple Mayor Michael Johnson

Temple Mayor Michael Johnson Meet Mayor Michael Johnson Temple swore in their new Mayor in January. Mayor Michael Johnson successfully ran for the position in 2017, his first foray into politics. He was encouraged to run by several community members and friends who shared his concerns about issues that impacted the community. “My interest was…

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John Bleakley Ford: A Fifty Year Journey

John Bleakley Ford

John Bleakley Jr John Bleakley Ford is marking fifty years as a car dealership. Half a century. Thousands upon thousands of cars and trucks sold, serviced, and sometimes resold. Generations of employees and customers, some who return from their homes in other parts of the country, just to buy from the dealership that their parents…

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Grief Therapy Dog begins journey at Jones-Wynn

Grief Therapy Dog begins journey at Jones-Wynn

Charlie Blue Dogs have been informal therapy for their owners since domestication of the animal thousands of years ago. They are naturally drawn to humans and, under normal circumstances, are outgoing and even affectionate to human strangers. Anyone who has ever hugged a four legged fur-ball when they were feeling down knows the emotional lift…

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Jefferson’s restaurant plans for early March opening

Jefferson’s restaurant plans for March opening in Villa Rica Jefferson’s restaurant has announced that they will be opening in Villa Rica this March. The restaurant will be located at 750 West Bankhead Highway, at the former location of Sonya’s Bar and Grill (previously Blue’s Bar and Grill). Jefferson’s asserts that they will “be doing a…

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Douglasville Babies”R”Us closing

Douglasville Babies”R”Us closing

Douglasville Babies”R”Us one of 182 stores closing this Spring   Toys”R”US Chief Executive Dave Brandon said in a letter this week “The reinvention of our brands requires that we make tough decisions about our priorities and focus,” commenting on the restructuring of the company and the impending closure of 182 stores, including the Babies”R”Us store…

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Downtown Douglasville Master Plan

Downtown Douglasville Master Plan

This rendering shows the area where the jail sits currently. An amphitheater and green space have been proposed for this area. The big glass building may be government offices. Future look of the Conference Center (which will not change), and the current location of City Hall. The plan includes replacing the abandoned jail with an…

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Cinco De Mayo closes but plans to reopen soon

Cinco De Mayo Moving   Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill has temporarily closed in Douglasville. The restaurant, located at 3281 Highway 5 for the past 11 years, is moving to 7436 Douglas Boulevard, the original location of Highlanders Tavern and Grill (now on Concourse Parkway near Sam’s Club).    Representatives of Cinco De Mayo communicated…

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