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Radio system to take at least 1 year to fix

Radio system to take at least 1 year to fix

A countywide radio system plagued by problems will take at least a year to fix.

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Timeline for possible Barrow County privatization delayed

Timeline for possible Barrow County privatization delayed

Any new privatization that takes place in Barrow County likely won’t go into effect until January.

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Barrow airport authority still questioning stormwater fees

The Barrow County Airport Authority and the county government remain at odds over the issue of stormwater fees.

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County officials: Radio system poses threat to law enforcement

County officials: Radio system poses threat to law enforcement

While county leaders shore up problems with the radio system, public safety officials say their employees continue to be in danger because of lost signals.

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Taking a look back at Barrow's 1st century

Taking a look back at Barrow's 1st century

Barrow County is one of the newer counties in an old state.

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Cities



Winder Customer Center closed until further notice

The City of Winder’s Customer Center closed today for renovations. Further announcements will be made about the reopening.  Until the Customer Center reopens, you may make your payments via the following methods:

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Auburn goes back and forth on street light fee

The first round of budget talks in Auburn included a discussion about whether residents should pay a fee for streetlights.

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Johnston steps up as chief of police

Johnston steps up as chief of police

Former Statham Assistant Chief of Police Allan Johnston was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police on Wednesday morning.

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Martin begins job as Statham administrator

Martin begins job as Statham administrator

Former Statham Chief of Police Steve Martin officially took on his new role as city administrator on Friday.

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Auburn divided on plan for Parks & Leisure dept.

The Auburn City Council remains divided on how to handle the Parks & Leisure Department in the wake of the resignation of its head.

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Education

New school year in Barrow brings many changes

New school year in Barrow brings many changes

It’s almost here.

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BOE to consider putting its next SPLOST vote on November ballot

BOE to consider putting its next SPLOST vote on November ballot

The Barrow County School Board could vote Thursday on putting a renewal of the Special Local Option Sales Tax question for residents to vote on for the November ballot.

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State's students growth model helpful, to a point

State's students growth model helpful, to a point

The State Department of Education on Thursday unveiled a growth model that measures the progress of students on standardized tests from year-to-year to shine more light on progress instead of simply scores.

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Incumbents fall in Barrow BOE races

Incumbents fall in Barrow BOE races

There’s going to be some major turnover on the Barrow County Board of Education come January.

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BOE candidates make final push before runoff

BOE candidates make final push before runoff

The four Barrow County board of education candidates aren’t necessarily worried anymore about convincing residents that they’re the best candidate for the job.

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Other Local



Bioscience authority to move forward

A regional authority is recommitting itself to moving forward.

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Hice wins 10th district Republican runoff, Perdue wins in Senate race

Hice wins 10th district Republican runoff, Perdue wins in Senate race

The battle between Republicans and Democrats for two national races has been set now after wins Tuesday by conservative talk show host Jody Hice and David Perdue.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidates trade jabs

Republican U.S. Senate candidates trade jabs

The next U.S. Senator in Georgia could hinge on next week’s GOP runoff.

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District 10 foes Collins, Hice spar in debate

District 10 foes Collins, Hice spar in debate

U.S. Congressional 10th District GOP candidates are getting their final words in as they prepare for a runoff in their hotly contested race.

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Tobias named Peace Place director

Tobias named Peace Place director

The interim tag for Nikki Tobias has been removed as she becomes executive director of Peace Place.

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Public Safety & Crime

Cause of death changed for Lynn's 1st wife

Cause of death changed for Lynn's 1st wife

The cause of death of the first wife of James Morris Lynn, Jr. has been changed by the Candler County coroner.

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New WPD major brings variety of experiences to unit

New WPD major brings variety of experiences to unit

Thursday was the first day on the job for the Winder Police Department’s new Criminal Investigation Department Commander, Ed DeVelasco.

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PETA offers reward for info leading to conviction of alpaca, llama killers

PETA offers reward for info leading to conviction of alpaca, llama killers

A national animal rights group is stepping up to help find the people involved in killing a llama and alpaca.

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State agencies prepare for busy Independence Day

State agencies prepare for busy Independence Day

Various agencies in Georgia are preparing for what is expected to be a busy Independence Day weekend.

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BCES provides safety tips for the holiday

Happy July 4th From Barrow County Emergency Services.

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Business

Revamp boutique moves to Broad St.

Revamp boutique moves to Broad St.

Revamp Consignment Boutique will open at 10 a.m. on Friday in its new location at 53 N Broad St. in Winder, next to Evans Jewel Box Ltd.

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Gateway area booms as local demand increases

Gateway area booms as local demand increases

The growth at the Gateway at University Parkway continues with new restaurants, medical offices and a hotel in the works.

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CBT changes name to South State Bank

CBT changes name to South State Bank

Two Barrow bank branches recently changed names.

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CSB to consolidate Winder branches

CSB to consolidate Winder branches

There will be one fewer bank branch in Winder by the middle of August.

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