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Barrow leaders pleased with latest state transportation bill

A much-debated $1 billion transportation bill could be coming to a vote.

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Barrow Co. gov. delayed Thursday

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Barrow BOC votes to approve hire of new animal control director

Barrow BOC votes to approve hire of new animal control director

Barrow County has a new animal control director.

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Barrow BOC to vote on hiring new Animal Control director

The Barrow County Animal Control may soon have a new permanent director.

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Barrow County reserves key to healthy budget

Barrow County reserves key to healthy budget

Editor’s note: This the final story of a four-part series examining the state of Barrow County’s finances.

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Cities

Auburn schedules special election to replace Shackelford

Auburn schedules special election to replace Shackelford

 

A date has been set for a special election in Auburn, but changes to the process could be forthcoming.

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Statham budget deficit big reason for citizen ire

Statham budget deficit big reason for citizen ire

The City of Statham is working with a budget that’s more than $170,000 in the red, and at last Tuesday’s council meeting, many residents showed up to ask why.

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Statham citizens question city leaders on budget issues

More than 20 citizens of Statham showed up to the city’s monthly council meeting on Tuesday night to voice their concerns about how the City is managing its budget.

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Auburn council member Shackleford resigns

Auburn council member Shackleford resigns

Longtime Auburn City Councilwoman Dorissa Shackelford has resigned from her position.

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Changes could be coming to Winder Cultural Arts Center

Changes could be coming to Winder Cultural Arts Center

Some changes to the City of Winder’s relationship with the Cultural Arts Center and the Winder-Barrow Community Theatre may be coming.

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Education

Barrow School System staff keep close eye on state budget

Barrow School System staff keep close eye on state budget

Barrow Superintendent Chris McMichael and his staff did not breathe a sigh of relief when the State House finally passed a fiscal year 2016 state budget that did not include controversial cuts to benefits for part-time school workers.

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Two key BCSS administrators announce upcoming retirements

Two key BCSS administrators announce upcoming retirements

Two key Barrow County School System administrators are retiring.

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Snodon to host LEGO education showcase event

 

Students of Snodon Prep’s LEGO Club in Bethlehem will be building LEGO City Saturday using LEGO creativity! Starting at 9 a.m. SPS LEGO Club will be hosting a LEGO Education Showcase Event at 54 West Star St. Bethlehem, GA.

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Barrow schools closed Thursday due to inclement weather

Barrow schools are closed Thursday due to inclement weather, the system announced Wednesday night.

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Barrow BOE to examine best way to check county tax

Barrow BOE to examine best way to check county tax

The Barrow County Board of Education will decide at Tuesday's board meeting how best to make sure that the tax assessor error that may have cost the district more than $20 million over 16 years doesn't happen again.

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Other Local



Monthly food distribution rescheduled for Saturday

The mobile food pantry's monthly food distribution day has been rescheduled for Saturday morning at Holly Hill Mall due to the threat of winter weather in the area.

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Jackson EMC announces activation of Emergency Restoration Plan in response to winter weather threat

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has activated its Emergency Restoration Plan and, based on forecasts from the National Weather Service that indicate winter weather could bring freezing rain or ice to parts of Northeast Georgia, the company announced Monday

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Winder DDA welcomes 3 new members, reaffirms new goals

The Winder Downtown Development Authority has a new look and a new role for 2015.

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Highway infrastructure a key topic for current state legislative session

Inadequate highway infrastructure in Georgia will be a major topic during this current legislative session.

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Braselton detour ends early, to open Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the detour is now in place on State Route 347/Friendship Road in Braselton will reopen five days ahead of schedule, if weather permits.

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Public Safety & Crime

Former investigator recounts details in Gissendaner case

Former investigator recounts details in Gissendaner case

He remembered a lack of emotion.

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Auburn woman Gissendaner scheduled to die Monday

Auburn woman Gissendaner scheduled to die Monday

Kelley Renee Gissendaner will die from lethal injection Monday night.

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Barrow prepares for inclement weather

Barrow County Emergency Services opened its’ Emergency Operations Center at 8AM this morning and will be on alert for the next 24-36 hours for possible winter weather emergency. “All county agencies met for a briefing and will be working their emergency winter storm preparedness as necessary, “stated Chief John Skinner. “All departments are working together to keep the citizens as safe as possible.”

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Kelly Gissendaner denied clemency, scheduled execution delayed due to weather

Kelly Gissendaner denied clemency, scheduled execution delayed due to weather

Former Auburn resident Kelly Gissendaner is now scheduled to die Monday after a delay due to winter weather following the State Board of Pardons and Paroles announcing it has voted to deny clemency.

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Desicion on execution of Auburn woman Giisendaner to be made today

Desicion on execution of Auburn woman Giisendaner to be made today

A decision will be made today on a clemency hearing for an Auburn woman on death row for the 1997 murder of her husband.

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Business



Ruby Tuesday to donate percent of sales to Habitat

The Winder Ruby Tuesday will be giving 20 percent of its sales on Tuesday to Habitat for Humanity Inc. as part of its GiveBack program.

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