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Douglasville Gymnastics and Cheerleading Club Celebrates 30 Years

By Allison | Dec 12, 2017

Douglasville Gymnastics and Cheerleading Club: Thirty years and a million handsprings Later. Paige Etheridge has been deeply involved in gymnastics most of her life. She began teaching gymnastics at a local facility where she was enrolled as a student in...

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Bigfoot

Bigfoot sighted in North Georgia mountains

By Tim Collins | Dec 12, 2017

In early December my son and I took a trip to Cherry Log, Georgia, which is about eight miles south of Blue Ridge. Our mission was to see Bigfoot, the legendary creature. We knew exactly where to look, because we...

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Douglas County Chamber Singers

Douglas County Chamber Singers are Holding Auditions

By Allison | Dec 12, 2017

  Douglas County Chamber Singers are Holding Auditions in January! “The Douglas County Chamber Singers are holding auditions in the month of January 2018 for their Spring concert season. The Chamber Singers is a 25-member group that values musicianship, proficiency,...

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MasterChef Junior

MasterChef Junior Now Casting

By Allison | Dec 7, 2017

Myrtle Chavez, Associate Casting Producer for MasterChef Junior, the national hit cooking competition series on FOX is casting in Atlanta on Saturday, January 13th. The casting call is open to children, ages 8 to 13 years old who will compete...

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Advanced Dermatology

Advanced Dermatology: Complimentary skin cancer screenings

By Allison | Dec 7, 2017

Advanced Dermatology to offer complimentary skin cancer screenings on December 15th Advanced Dermatology will be offering a complimentary skin cancer screening to residents of Douglas County and West Georgia on Friday, December 15 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. A screening allows...

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Biscuit

Biscuit Quest: “best breakfast biscuit” around

By Chuck Palmer | Dec 7, 2017

“It’s just a biscuit.” That’s a phrase that only a naive child would utter (my Mama would have sent me to fetch a hickory switch) or an individual sadly denied of culinary bliss, due perhaps to their unfortunate geographic origin,...

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Target Pharmacy becomes CVS

Target Pharmacy becomes CVS location

By Allison | Dec 6, 2017

Target Pharmacy becomes CVS location – All Target Pharmacies are becoming CVS Pharmacies. The acquisition of Target Pharmacy by CVS actually took place in December of 2015, and pharmacy and clinic staff began their employment with CVS Health at that...

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Starbucks brewing in Villa Rica’s Future

Starbucks brewing in Villa Rica’s Future

By Chuck Palmer | Dec 6, 2017

What do you get when a history teacher, an english teacher, and a writer get together for a cup of coffee? If it’s 1971 and you are in Seattle, you get the beginning of a multi-billion dollar business called Starbucks....

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The Hidden Escape

The clock is ticking at The Hidden Escape

By Chuck Palmer | Dec 6, 2017

“What have we gotten ourselves into?” “You said it would be easy.” “We’ve got to look at this another way.” “WHAT is THIS?” “The CLOCK IS TICKING.” “Hurry!” “Think!” “Just try it.” “YESSSS!” “Can we do this again?” Those are...

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Festival of Trees

Douglas County Celebrating 2017 Festival of Trees 12/4/17 – 12/8/17

By Allison | Dec 1, 2017

You are cordially invited to participate in the 5th Annual Douglas County Festival of Trees! This year’s festival will be held in the Douglas County Courthouse Art Gallery on the 3rd Floor, and will feature miniature Christmas trees, full-sized Christmas...

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West Atlanta Douglas Choral Society

West Atlanta Douglas Chorale Society Christmas Concert 12/5/17

By Allison | Nov 30, 2017

The Family Christmas Variety Concert returns for 30th year The West Atlanta / Douglas Choral Society (WADCS), Inc., will present its 30th traditional “The Family Christmas Variety Concert” for the community on Tuesday, December 5, at 8:00 pm. The show...

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Douglas County foster children

31 Douglas County foster children need Secret Santas

By Allison | Nov 30, 2017

31 Douglas County foster children’s Santa lists have not been fulfilled yet! See the information below about how you can give a deserving child hope and cheer this holiday season. Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. is helping to spread the word....

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Holiday Concerts

Holiday Concerts to be held at DC Courthouse through 12/15/17

By Allison | Nov 30, 2017

  The Douglas County Board of Commissioners through the Department of Communications and Community Relations will be hosting the 19th annual Christmas concerts in the Douglas County Courthouse. Chorus groups from schools throughout Douglas County will be performing on the Grand...

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A Master’s Winter: A Child’s View

A Master’s Winter: A Child’s View to be held at CAC through 12/13/17

By Allison | Nov 30, 2017

The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County presents the annual winter art competition featuring work from Douglas County students from grades kindergarten through twelfth. The show is called A Masters Winter: A Child’s View. Students studied masterpieces throughout art history and were encouraged to...

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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Makes Book Donation

By Allison | Nov 28, 2017

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) made a significant contribution to the Douglas County Juvenile Court Reading Room by donating $2,000.00 worth of books for children to read and receive to take home.  The Juvenile Court Reading Room which was...

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Explosion Day of Remembrance

Explosion Day of Remembrance set for December 5

By Allison | Nov 27, 2017

Villa Rica has proclaimed Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the 60th Anniversary of the downtown Villa Rica gas explosion, as the Explosion Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims and in honor of all who provided aid and support. Villa...

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Madhouse Gym

Madhouse Gym moves to new location

By Chuck Palmer | Nov 27, 2017

It’s a Madhouse in Lithia Madhouse Gym is enjoying their new location at 3678 Veterans Memorial Highway (Highway 78) in Lithia Springs after moving from their previous location on Broad Street in Douglasville. Madhouse unapologetically bills itself as “The only...

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First Doctors Weight Loss

First Doctors Weight Loss relocates to Douglas Boulevard

By Chuck Palmer | Nov 27, 2017

First Doctors Weight Loss has relocated from Highway 5 in the old K-Mart shopping center to their new facility at 6842 Douglas Boulevard. They continue to offer clients personalized plans designed to optimize their opportunities to deal with their weight-related...

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The Grind Skate Shop

The Grind Skate Shop moves to Hwy. 5

By Chuck Palmer | Nov 27, 2017

The Grind makes a Move The Grind Skateshop has been a popular venue for skateboarders since November, 2011. Brian Onofrey, a 1994 graduate of Alexander High School, bought the shop from the original owners in July of 2015. In December...

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Rapha Clinic of West Georgia

Rapha Clinic of West Georgia : Community Impact Grant

By Allison | Nov 27, 2017

Rapha Clinic of West Georgia Recipient of the Community Impact Grant Community Foundation of West Georgia provides much needed funds for Rapha’s Diabetes Management Program The Rapha Clinic, a non-profit, faith-based charitable medical and dental clinic was one of the 34...

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Dixie Popham

Thanksgiving and Your Pets – By: Dixie Popham

By Allison | Nov 21, 2017

Dogs and Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a wonderful and exciting time to be a dog. There are so many interesting smells and all those people to give you attention. Best of all is the opportunity to snag some delicious table scraps....

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20/30 FastTrack

20/30 FastTrack weight loss and health program growing

By Allison | Nov 21, 2017

20/30 FastTrack weight loss and health program growing in popularity Gordon Johnson, principal owner of Golds Gym of Douglasville, announced in February 2017 the adoption of the national Weight Loss and Health program, 20/30 FastTrack. Since that time over 200...

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Buy Local, Win Big

Buy Local, Win Big – Win $1,500 this Holiday Season

By Allison | Nov 21, 2017

  Buy Local, Win Big – Keep the Holiday Cheer Here and Win $1,500 this Holiday Season Looking to do something to support the local economy that is simple and fun while helping Douglas County’s future? It’s easy – play...

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Hap and Leonard

Hap and Leonard – Mystery series filming in Villa Rica

By Chuck Palmer | Nov 21, 2017

Mystery series filming in Villa Rica Actor Louis Gossett Jr. takes a moment to pose with VRHS Graduate Patrol Officer Justin Jordan Villa Rica continued to draw interest from “Hollywood” on November 15th, as the acclaimed AMC/SundanceTV series Hap and...

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Wings R Us

Church’s Thornton Road closes – Wings R Us Opening

By Allison | Nov 21, 2017

The Church’s Chicken at 570 Thornton Road is officially closed. However, a new restaurant called Wings R Us is hoping to be open by December.  It’s next to the AT&T, by Applebee’s.  It was originally going to be called Lunchbox....

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Y.S. Rho Martial Arts

Y.S. Rho Martial Arts reopens in Villa Rica

By Allison | Nov 21, 2017

Y. S. Rho Martial Arts has reopened in its former location at 1839 Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway (61). The location is a couple of miles south of the Wal-Mart Shopping Center. Grand Master Rho is a 9th Degree Black Belt with...

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Ambu-Stat EMS

Ambu-Stat EMS Celebrates New Office Space

By Allison | Nov 21, 2017

 Ambu-Stat executive manager, Rita Ortiz, staff, and Chamber representatives celebrated their recent relocation of their business by holding a DC Chamber Ribbon Cutting on November 15th. Ambu-Stat EMS is now located at 1000 Shadix Industrial Way in Douglasville. Ambu-Stat provides non-emergency ambulance service...

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