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County Manager Dowling resigns

County Manager Dowling resigns

Barrow County Manager Randall Dowling has resigned.

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BOC Approves IGA as County 2016 Budget is Proposed

The proposed Barrow County fiscal year budget for 2016 includes a nearly $4 million cut in expenditures, as well as a new, much discussed, intergovernmental ...

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Barrow County Manager Dowling resigns

 

Barrow County Manager Randall Dowling has resigned.

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District 3 candidates speak at forum

District 3 candidates speak at forum

The candidates aiming for former Commissioner Steve Worley’s seat of District 3 came together Thursday night for a discussion forum to give their takes ...

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‘Journey for Justice’ treks through Barrow

‘Journey for Justice’ treks through Barrow

On Saturday, members and supporters of the NAACP marched through Winder on the organization’s “American Journey for Justice.” The 860-mile trek – commemorating the 50th ...

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Cities



Statham residents object to waste transfer station

What you don’t know can hurt you was the gist of the concerns of Bob Wall at Statham’s Tuesday night council meeting.

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Statham to vote on business fees, radio agreement

The Statham city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a new business license fee structure and an intergovernmental agreement on a new radio system.

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Auburn to further discuss new police car purchases

The Auburn Police Department is in need of a number of new vehicles. The city budget process that is underway will give city councilmembers a ...

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Possibly a park

Possibly a park

The Winder Housing Authority is looking into a variety of ways to develop an empty parcel of land to better serve the residents at its ...

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Auburn begins planning for 2016 Fiscal Year budget

The city of Auburn began meetings Thursday for their Fiscal Year 2016 proposed budget and so far, things are looking up.

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Education



AHS valedictorian to talk about college admissions

Apalachee High’s 2015 valedictorian is looking to give back to students looking to follow in his footsteps before he goes off to start his ...

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McMichael contract extended

Barrow County School Superintendent Chris McMichael doesn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon.

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WBHS senior to attend UNG, join corps of cadets

WBHS senior to attend UNG, join corps of cadets

Most high school seniors dream about the fun of college and the newfound freedom from parental authority. 

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Back to a better school

Bethlehem Christian Academy welcomed students back Monday morning to a campus with even more to offer than the one they left in the spring. Just ...

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Apalachee named as one of the nation’s most academically challenging schools

Apalachee High School has been honored at the national level for challenging many of its students to take advanced courses.

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Other Local

Beloved Statham couple gets new home

Beloved Statham couple gets new home

Last year ended on a high note for the Mayweather family when Betty was recognized with a Pillar Award by Statham’s mayor at the ...

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Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The ...

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Public Safety & Crime



Braselton cop arrested

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

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Inmate’s lawsuit rejected

A lawsuit filed by Auburn woman Kelly Gissendaner, the only female Georgia inmate on death row, was dismissed by a federal judge Tuesday, according to ...

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School resource officers train for dangerous situations

School resource officers train for dangerous situations

As the 2015-2016 school season in Barrow draws near, it’s not just students, parents, teachers and staff that are preparing.

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Winder man indicted in drug death

Winder man indicted in drug death

A Winder man was indicted July 13 for allegedly selling fentanyl to his friend who later overdosed, according to authorities.

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Barrow Sheriff's office issues alert for wanted man

Barrow Sheriff's office issues alert for wanted man

The Barrow Sheriff's Office has issued an alert to be on the lookout for a wanted man fleeing from police.

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Business



Hospital to change ownership

Barrow Regional Medical Center will once again be under new ownership.

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Carl House to remember former mayor

Carl House to remember former mayor

The Carl House is putting on an event to remember a former mayor of Carl who was the “architectural visionary” behind the renovation of the ...

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Peskin’s family donates building

The city of Winder is getting a big donation and not in the form of money.

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Georgia Power launches solar sales, installations

Georgia Power launched a new service Wednesday that focuses mainly on solar sales and installations.

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