Douglasville

Douglasville residents were thrilled to see a change in the political makeup of their small, rural city last week when Rochelle Robinson was elected mayor, making her both the first female and the first Black politician to hold the seat,

A Douglas County judge has sentenced Emanual Boykins to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the November 2010 stomping death of teen Bobby Tillman. Boykins received the life sentence after pleading guilty. He would be eligible for parole after serving 30 years. Tillman was beaten to death in front of a Douglasville […]

One of the teens involved in the vicious assault that killed 18-year-old Bobby Tillman at a Douglasville house party last November has agreed to plead guilty to murdering him, reports the AJC.com. Emanuel Boykins, the 18-year-old who threw the first punch that started the random, fatal attack on Tillman, has agreed to plead guilty to […]

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — An 18-year-old who was stomped to death at a house party will be laid to rest this weekend. Bobby Tillman was killed on Sunday while dozens of bystanders watched. Authorities said he did not know his attackers. They apparently targeted Tillman after one of the suspects was hit by a woman at […]

From the AJC.com: The four teens accused in the beating death of Bobby Tillman all say they’re innocent, and a couple sent condolences to his family in a jailhouse interview. Three of the suspects — Tracen Lamar Franklin, 19, Horace Damon Coleman, 19, and Emmanuel Benjamin Boykins, 18 — spoke to Channel 2 Action News […]

From the AJC.com: Bobby Tillman’s heart was punctured as he was stomped to death by four teens at a Douglasville party early Sunday morning, the Douglas County coroner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “What killed him was that he had a lacerated heart,” Randy Daniel said. “The injury is consistent with a bone being broken and […]

Bobsledder Elana Meyers of Douglasville heard a scream as she and driver Erin Pac crossed the finish line. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Meyers, 25. “I thought something was wrong at first. It was incredible. And then I figured out she was screaming — and it was a good scream.”

Recent encounters with <strong>coyotes</strong> within <strong>Douglasville</strong> have alarmed some Douglasville City Council members. “They’re running rampant in the city,” exclaimed <strong>Councilman John Schildroth</strong> during a recent legislative work session.<!--more-->