County Government

2020 Voters Guide: Democrat Shannon Reid appears likely to win Douglas County Commission seat; Republican who previously withdrew won’t say whether he’s actively campaigning

After a long and drawn-out count of the votes in the Democratic primary election, candidate Shannon Reid appears likely to fill the 2nd District seat for the Douglas County Commission. However, her name won’t be the only one on the ballot when voters take to the polls on Nov. 3. Reid, 35, ...

Douglas County clerk to answer readers’ questions about upcoming election

With election day nearing, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew told the Journal-World his office has been working to dispel misinformation that has been getting to voters. As residents are being asked to cast their general election ballots during a global pandemic, Shew said he and his office ...

Douglas County Commission nixes jail expansion plans in 3-0 vote

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday laid to rest a long-debated plan to expand the local jail. Commissioners passed a resolution in January to move forward with the roughly $30 million expansion of the Douglas County Jail, but they recently asked to reexamine the project because of ...

Douglas County Commission cancels meeting this week

The Douglas County Commission will not meet this week. Karrey Britt, a spokeswoman for the county, said the commissioners canceled their meeting for Wednesday because September is a five-week month. Normally, the commissioners meet each Wednesday evening, but they often cancel a meeting if ...