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New Barrow County manager talks goals

New Barrow County manager talks goals

The chance to return to Georgia signified a homecoming of sorts for new Barrow County manager Mike Renshaw. 

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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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Cities



Statham seeks to curb speeding on Railroad Street

According to business owners and city officials, Railroad Street in downtown Statham turns into a speedway at times, as drivers heading down Atlanta Highway try ...

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Statham eyes tighter yard sale regulations

Several members of Statham City Council aren’t worried that city residents are having yard sales, but the number of yard sales happening at the ...

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Statham council split on hiring city administrator

More than a year after Statham’s previous city administrator resigned, City Council remains divided over whether to hire another full-time executive or continue to ...

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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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Education

JROTC instructors honored at appreciation banquet

JROTC instructors honored at appreciation banquet

The inaugural Barrow County School System JROTC Appreciation Dinner was held Thursday night with more than 100 in attendance. 

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Barrow County schools near average on state test scores

Barrow County middle and high schools scored above the state average on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for the 2014-15 school year ...

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Barrow County school board approves tentative budget

The Barrow County Board of Education unanimously approved the tentative general fund budget at its meeting Tuesday.

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New Russell Middle School coming along

Barrow County School System workers will begin bringing furniture, waxing floors and getting marker boards in place at the new Russell Middle School later this ...

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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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Other Local



Former Commissioner Worley sentenced to 31 months in prison

Former District 3 Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley was sentenced to 31 months in prison on Tuesday, stemming from his guilty plea in August to ...

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Charles Colbert, former Barrow school board member, community activist, dies

Charles Colbert, former Barrow school board member, community activist, dies

Charles Colbert, a former Barrow County Board of Education member, died Saturday.

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Brown tops Shook; Graham, Wehunt hold off challengers

Brown tops Shook; Graham, Wehunt hold off challengers

After losing to Kenny Shook by just 10 votes in 2012, it was Bill Brown’s turn to celebrate Tuesday night.

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Winder teenager hospitalized with brain ailment

Winder teenager hospitalized with brain ailment

Prior to May 10, Joey Thompson of Winder was a normal, healthy, 15-year-old boy who liked playing basketball and Xbox, watching movies and hanging out ...

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Airport runway project gets tentative start date

Airport consultant Phil Eberly said at Tuesday night’s Barrow County Airport Authority meeting that the Runway 13-31 Overlay Project has a tentative start date ...

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Public Safety & Crime

UPDATE: Human remains found in unincorporated Auburn

UPDATE: Human remains found in unincorporated Auburn

Search efforts resumed Wednesday in the area around Bailey Road and Union Grove Circle in unincorporated Auburn after a skull and other human remains were ...

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Weekend fire in Statham causes heavy damage

Weekend fire in Statham causes heavy damage

Numerous vehicles and vehicle parts were damaged early Sunday morning in a structure fire in Statham.

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3 Barrow County fires under investigation

Barrow County deputies, along with the Barrow County Emergency Services’ Fire Investigation Team, are trying to determine who set fire to a home in the ...

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Home invasion suspects caught by Winder police

Home invasion suspects caught by Winder police

Three people were arrested last week in connection with a home invasion Tuesday night in Winder following a traffic stop of a vehicle stolen out ...

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Winder police seek help in identifying shooting suspects

The Winder Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying suspects in a shooting Wednesday night. 

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