I plunked my way through several years of piano lessons. My dear teacher, Elsie McDow, had to be the patron saint of piano students. She was patient and tolerant of my distracted childhood.

The start of Carroll County schools was pushed back to Aug. 24 as the county Board of Education voted Monday to take a “soft opening approach” to the 2020-2021 school year.

One of the biggest things Douglas County Superior Court Judge Beau McClain sees with citizens coming through drug court is homelessness.

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The Carroll County School System passed its fiscal year 2021 budget during a special called meeting Monday night.

Carroll County’s Agriculture Center is warning residents of unsolicited seed packages from China, which may grow into invasive or harmful plants.

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The Douglas County Board of Education tentatively approved a $252 million Fiscal Year 2021 budget July 20 that funds step raises and avoids job cuts and furlough days for employees.

A wholesale revision of Villa Rica’s zoning is nearly complete, as members of the City Council prepare to vote on a new ordinance next month.

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It’s so hot and muggy, all I can think about is water. I don’t want to think about sickness, riots or global warming. I would love to submerge myself in a cool, clean body of water and float for a few hours, or days.

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Southwire’s Giving Back program is entering a new phase, aimed at providing support for Carroll County schools and other education systems in the country.

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The Douglas County School System announced last week it will begin the 2020-2021 school year entirely online, with a new start date of Aug. 17 — a week later than planned.

Carroll County school board members last week heard emotional pleas from some parents, asking them to change their stance on not requiring students to wear masks when schools reopen.

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Carroll County school board members last week heard emotional pleas from some parents, asking them to change their stance on not requiring students to wear masks when schools reopen.