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Commission approves Haymon Morris Road sidewalk project

Students walking to and from a trio of Barrow County schools on Haymon Morris Road will likely have safer paths to travel once an upcoming ...

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Barrow Board of Commissioners hires Renshaw as next manager

Barrow County has its next county manager.

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Barrow reveals sole county manager finalist

 

Barrow County has its pick for the next county manager.

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Arrest made in fatal Barrow crash

 

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a deadly crash which occurred early Saturday morning on Highway 316, according to a ...

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Parks’ seat to remain vacant until Nov.

For a second consecutive year, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners will go for an extended period with an empty spot.

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Cities



Statham says ‘no’ to plan looking into railroad crossing changes

The sounds of the train aren’t going anywhere.

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Statham mulls next budget

The City of Statham has started its budget process for the year, and in some departments the key is building back up from the lean ...

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Braselton-Stover House could add funerals

The Braselton-Stover House, a popular special events venue in downtown Braselton, could also become a funeral home as the Braselton Planning Commission will hold an ...

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Two-hour on-street parking possible in downtown

The Winder City Council is looking to implement 2-hour on-street parking in some downtown areas after the council voted unanimously to approve a recommendation from ...

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Whistlestop shops, work on parks top Auburn plans

New shops may be just around the corner, and by corner, they will literally be on the corner in Auburn surrounding Whistlestop Park.

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Education



BOE to vote on tentative budget plan next week

The Barrow County Board of Education continued its discussions on next fiscal year’s budget for the school system on Tuesday.

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Sims Academy principal Dastous resigning

Sims Academy principal Dastous resigning

 

Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology Principal/CEO Marc Dastous is leaving at the end of the school year, he confirmed to the Barrow County ...

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Barrow education budget discussed

The Barrow County Board of Education began budget talks for the 2017 fiscal year on Tuesday.

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Barrow County Schools budget meeting set for Tuesday

The 2017 budget process is underway for the Barrow County School System.

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BOE OKs 12 policies, new AP computer science course

The Board of Education approved 16 items Tuesday night including a new AP Computer Science course and 12 policies.

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Other Local



England, Hughes talk refugee resettlement, other topics at forum

Georgia Rep. Terry England of Barrow County declined to endorse the U.S. Syrian refugee resettlement program last week, but said the federal program is ...

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Braselton panel recommends rezoning Braselton-Stover House for funeral home use

Braselton panel recommends rezoning Braselton-Stover House for funeral home use

The Braselton Planning Commission is recommending that Town Council approve the request to rezone the Braselton-Stover House property to commercial to allow for continued operation ...

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Barrow primary candidates talk issues at chamber forum

Barrow primary candidates talk issues at chamber forum

Outsourcing and privatization was the main point of contention Thursday among Republican candidates for the Barrow County Board of Commissioners. 

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Candidates to have time to speak at candidate forums ahead of primary

The signs are up and the candidates are out and about as the campaigning season in advance of the May 24 primary heats up.

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Speakers to shed light on AIDS/HIV in rural communities

Speakers to shed light on AIDS/HIV in rural communities

Local resident Tammy Kinney is working to shed light on a problem that few care to openly speak about: HIV/AIDS, particularly in rural communities ...

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Public Safety & Crime

Hoschton bank robbery suspect sought

Hoschton bank robbery suspect sought

A bank robbery suspect is being sought by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department after a Monday afternoon incident at Hamilton State Bank, located at ...

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Former Barrow Youth Soccer Association treasurer arrested for stealing $56k from organization

Former Barrow Youth Soccer Association treasurer arrested for stealing $56k from organization

 

A local woman was arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly stealing $56,000 from the Barrow Youth Soccer Association, according to Sheriff Jud Smith.

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Barrow inmate dies day after being found unresponsive

 

A Barrow County Detention Center inmate died Thursday after going into medical distress at the jail the day before, according to a Barrow Sheriff’s ...

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Worley case gets another continuance

There has been another continuance in the sentencing hearing for Steve Worley.

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Baby delivered in Hoschton by West Jackson fire squad

Baby delivered in Hoschton by West Jackson fire squad

Excitement at Hoschton home of Joshua and Stashia Ledford Matthews on Monday morning was apparent as a brand new life was unexpectedly welcomed, and it ...

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