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New cell tower angers residents

A number of Barrow homeowners are upset about the idea of a cell tower behind their backyards.

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Barrow DFCS set to host foster parent orientation

For more than two years, Michelle and Brandon Fowler have been foster parents in Barrow County. In that time, they have seen several children in ...

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Barrow airport had ‘banner year’ in 2015; looks to continue in ‘16

Scott Miller, chairman of the Barrow County Airport Authority, called 2015 a “banner year” for the Barrow County Airport not just because of tenants but ...

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BOC targets overtime cost cuts

Barrow County is addressing and cutting down on overtime.

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BOC kicks off new year

Barrow County has approved qualifying fees for the 2016 elections ahead of qualifying in a big election year.

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Cities



Bethlehem approves budget

 

Bethlehem has a new budget.

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Blechinger elected third vice president of GMA

Blechinger elected third vice president of GMA

ATLANTA – Auburn Mayor Linda Blechinger was elected third vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s Mayors’ Day Conference on Jan ...

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Auburn officer could be joining Gwinnett/Metro Task Force against drugs

Auburn Police Chief Carl Moulder submitted a request to the Auburn City Council Thursday night to ratify an addendum to the Gwinnett/Metro Task Force ...

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Statham still seeking contractor for water upgrades

The City of Statham is going on three weeks of paying for county water after needing to shut down its water treatment plant, but the ...

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Winder city council seats members for new term

Winder city council seats members for new term

A new face took a seat on the city council for the first time and a very established one accepted two more years as mayor ...

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Education



BOE unanimously approves school rezoning plan

The Barrow County Board of Education unanimously approved the new attendance zones for the Winder-Barrow cluster of elementary and middle schools Tuesday night.

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BCSS submits zoning proposal

The Barrow County School System’s Rezoning Committee officially submitted its proposal for rezoning the Winder-Barrow Cluster of elementary schools to the Board of Education ...

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Barrow schools dismiss early, all extracurriculars cancelled

Due to the threat of  winter weather, Barrow County Schools have announced that all schools will release an hour early. 

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Rezoning forums held for new elementary school

Rezoning forums held for new elementary school

Last Tuesday, the Barrow County School System broke ground on its newest endeavor, its fifth elementary school in the Winder-Barrow Cluster.

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Barrow students explore science

Barrow students explore science

The 2016 Barrow County School System Science & Engineering Fair took place Friday at the Barrow County Board of Education offices. Fifty-two entries were submitted (48 ...

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Other Local

Local family fights to ease medicinal cannabis restrictions

Local family fights to ease medicinal cannabis restrictions

As the new legislative session gets underway for the state of Georgia, medical marijuana is still one of the most hotly debated issues state legislators ...

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Wimberly remembered as a leader, teacher, mentor

Christ-like.

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Hoschton neighbors pen guide to help new voters

With the 2016 presidential election drawing closer, Hoschton resident Michelle Forthofer is hoping the message of the book she has written with her 17-year-old neighbor ...

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Public Safety & Crime



Police: Statham woman stole thousands from dealership

The Statham woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan in Gainesville apparently killed ...

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Barrow prepares for possible winter weather

 

Agencies in Barrow County are already working together to prepare for possible winter weather tonight and Saturday morning, according to a recent release. Barrow County ...

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BCSO release: Deputies on scene of shooting at Statham home

 

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a release on social media Thursday involving an incident where a Barrow woman was found with a ...

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Sentencing delayed again

Sentencing delayed again

Another scheduled sentencing hearing, another delay.

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Flooding taking its toll

The torrential deluge of rain that started before Christmas has taken its toll on some Barrow County roads, causing Harry McCarty and Hardigree roads to ...

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Business

Governor discusses education at annual Chamber breakfast

Governor discusses education at annual Chamber breakfast

Governor Nathan Deal headlined the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast put on by the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning, speaking on a ...

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