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Hungry Howie’s Reopens

Hungry Howie’s Reopens

Troy and Hannah Anderson are the new owners of the Hungry Howie’s franchise on Chapel Hill Road The Hungry Howie’s pizza restaurant at 2987 Chapel Hill Road has been closed temporarily, but is scheduled to reopen on February 21. The closure was due to a change in franchise ownership. Once opened, the Hungry Howie’s will…

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Leaders make progress with blocked Railroad Crossings

Leaders make progress with blocked Railroad Crossings

On Friday, February 9, City, County, and State officials met with Mr. Connor Poe of Norfolk Southern Railway to discuss the issue of railroad crossing being blocked for extended times in Villa Rica and Temple. Among those present were, Representative Jay Collins, Georgia House District 68, County Commissioner Chairman Marty Smith, and Villa Rica City…

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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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Schools Make Plans to Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Door decorations, wax museums, and song and dance are some of the creative ways students in Douglas County will learn about historical figures and important contributions of African Americans during the month of February. New Manchester and Lithia Springs High Schools will feature programs that will be open to the public. The FAME program at…

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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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Douglasville Native Elana Meyers Taylor Interview

Elana Meyers Taylor

Douglasville Native Elana Meyers-Taylor : Photo By Molly Choma HOPING THIRD TIME IS CHARM IN QUEST FOR GOLD Douglasville native Elana Meyers-Taylor will be competing in her third Winter Olympics as the pilot of one of the two-man Team USA bobsleds this month. News & Views Publisher Tim Collins had a chance to speak with…

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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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Car Seat Safety Check

Car Seat Safety Check

Child restraints, or car seats, reduce the risk of injury by 71% to 82% and reduce the risk of death by 28% in comparison to children in seat belts alone. Read more about car seat safety here: safeseats4kids.aaa.com/faqs/why/why-are-car-seats-important/  *Child Safety Seat Inspection Station (By Appointment Only) February 17th, Saturday: Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris…

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TJ Jaglinski promoted to DCTV23 Station Manager

TJ Jaglinski

The Douglas County Communications and Community Relations Department has announced Stanley Jaglinski will serve as Station Manager of dctv23 in addition to his current role of Assistant Communications Director. Jaglinski, more commonly known as “TJ” has been with the Douglas County government for 15 years and has proven himself as a dedicated, hard-working and dependable…

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