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County officials plan for possible disasters

The likelihood of tornadoes and thunderstorms were among the topics of a meeting on dealing with disasters in Barrow County.

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BOC votes to spend nearly 200K to upgrade 911 system software

BOC votes to spend nearly 200K to upgrade 911 system software

The county’s 911 system will receive a software upgrade.

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Sheriff’s Officials Searching for Robbery Suspects

Sheriff’s Officials Searching for Robbery Suspects

Barrow County Sheriff’s Officials are investing an armed robbery that occurred at Kay Jewelers in Bethlehem at 10:26 a.m., according to a news release.

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Barrow BOC officially sets its rollback millage rate

Barrow BOC officially sets its rollback millage rate

Barrow County residents will soon get their tax bills with a rollback rate after county officials held the final vote approving a change in the millage rate this week.

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Barrow selects finalist for privatization bid

Barrow selects finalist for privatization bid

A Barrow County selection committee has selected a firm that will offer a bid for contracting out multiple departments.

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Cities

Statham to switch phone providers to improve their call-in system

Statham to switch phone providers to improve their call-in system

Getting in touch with the City of Statham will soon be a lot easier.

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Winder to see more downtown street work

Winder to see more downtown street work

The Winder City Council voted Tuesday to authorize Mayor David Maynard to spend just under $65,000 on a street work project for the block surrounded by West Athens Street, Woodlawn Avenue and West Candler Street.

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Project at Auburn park off to rough start

Project at Auburn park off to rough start

Auburn — A concession stand and restrooms project at local park is off to a rocky start.

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Auburn announces groundbreaking ceremony for 64-unit senior apartment complex

Auburn announces groundbreaking ceremony for 64-unit senior apartment complex

A groundbreaking ceremony for a senior apartment complex in Auburn has been set for November.

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Statham police training, shifted attention leads to dramatic increase in DUI stops

Statham police training, shifted attention leads to dramatic increase in DUI stops

The Statham Police Department has seen an increase of over 400 percent in DUIs this year compared to the same time last year.

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Education

TOTY Meier focused on her students

TOTY Meier focused on her students

Auburn – To know the level of devotion Haley Meier brings to her job as a second grade teacher, just ask her how stressed she is to leave her class for a three month maternity leave.

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BOE to choose replacement for Churchill

BOE to choose replacement for Churchill

The four people vying to replace Mitch Churchill on the Barrow County Board of Education include a substitute teacher and Sunday school teacher, a vice president for Bank of America and a retired medical worker.

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Barrow student overcomes obstacles

Barrow student overcomes obstacles

Winder-Barrow High sophomore Joseph Lee has a goal of being in computer programming some day.

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BOE sets meeting to pick one of 4 candidates to fill board seat

BOE sets meeting to pick one of 4 candidates to fill board seat

The Barrow County Board of Education will have the chance to choose one of four candidates next Tuesday to serve the remaining two years and two months of departing board member Mitch Churchill’s term.

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County adds signs, cross walks to road near Apalachee cluster

County adds signs, cross walks to road near Apalachee cluster

Parents, students and those living in the area will have a few new road features to take in when they drive down Haymon-Morris Road during the school rush beginning Monday morning.

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Other Local



Barrow Regional: Hospital prepared for Ebola

Officials at Barrow Regional Medical Center say they are prepared for the possibility of Ebola making an appearance in the county.

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Early voting begins Monday in Barrow

Early voting begins Monday in Barrow

Early voting begins Monday with local, statewide and national races as well as some little-known initiatives on the ballot.

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DDA votes to return Christmas Parade to Broad Street route

DDA votes to return Christmas Parade to Broad Street route

The annual Winder Christmas parade is headed back to Broad Street.

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Election season hits the home stretch

Election season hits the home stretch

The homestretch for a busy election season is nearing as candidates have one month left to sway voters.

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Regional development group looks to change name to better fit goals

A regional authority focusing on development along Ga.316 is looking at changing its name.

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Public Safety & Crime



Auburn man to serve 20 years for child porn

An Auburn man will serve a lengthy sentence in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

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Longtime Barrow fire lieutenant retires

Longtime Barrow fire lieutenant retires

A fire at his home when he was in elementary school sparked a desire in a young boys heart. That desire was to become a firefighter.

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Dog shot with arrow at home in Hoschton

Dog shot with arrow at home in Hoschton

A dog was shot with an arrow last week at a Barrow County residence.

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Auburn parents sentenced after pleading guilty to severely injuring child

Auburn parents sentenced after pleading guilty to severely injuring child

An Auburn couple has pleaded guilty to charges related to severely injuring their infant son.

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Barrow authorities make another large drug bust

Barrow authorities make another large drug bust

Local authorities have made another large drug seizure after being tipped off about a suspicious package.

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Business

Winder radio station to broadcast HS football

Winder radio station to broadcast HS football

High school football is back, and this season, so are local football broadcasts.

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