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Kennedy TOTY thrives on watching student's progress

Kennedy TOTY thrives on watching student's progress

Carl McCoy loves to read; especially non-fiction, including histories of the British Royal Family and World War II.

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Uneventful Friday after week of rumors, threats at high schools

Uneventful Friday after week of rumors, threats at high schools

The school day Friday came and went without incident at Winder-Barrow High or any of the other county schools, and now school administrators are hoping a week off for Thanksgiving break will allow the flood of rumors to finally cease.

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Authorities, administrators continue to investigate threats at WBHS

Authorities, administrators continue to investigate threats at WBHS

Barrow County Sherriff's Deputies and Winder Police officers worked together to ensure the safety of students and staff at Winder-Barrow High on Monday and Tuesday after administration received reports of a threat on social media made against the school on Monday.

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Barrow BOE hires Bowen as HMMS principal

Barrow BOE hires Bowen as HMMS principal

The Barrow County Board of Education on Tuesday night approved interim J.B. Bowen as the new principal for Haymon-Morris Middle.

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Lanier Tech's new Winder campus nearly ready

Lanier Tech's new Winder campus nearly ready

There wasn’t furniture due until the next day, and contractors were still all over the building, but Winder Campus Dean Lisa Maloof spent much of her Monday giving tours of the just-under 69,000-square-foot building capable of taking in 1,000 students on the new college campus south of Highway 316.

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Holsenbeck TOTY Hagewood loves helping students

Holsenbeck TOTY Hagewood loves helping students

Meaghan Hagewood didn’t have the greatest timing when coming out of grad school at the University of Georgia. The country was mired in the Great Recession, and jobs were hard to find.

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County Line TOTY Snipes resonates with students

County Line TOTY Snipes resonates with students

After 18 years in the school system Jennifer Snipes knows how to reach the students that come to her for extra help with reading or math.

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BCES honors staff, students who helped save teacher

BCES honors staff, students who helped save teacher

Officials with Barrow County Emergency Services took the time Tuesday night to honor more than two dozen Apalachee High students and staff who helped to save the life of Band Director Matt Fuller in September after he suffered a heart attack in class.

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ESPLOST passes, Krause wins BOE seat

ESPLOST passes, Krause wins BOE seat

The Barrow County School System has a key funding source set for renewal and a school board set for January thanks to Tuesday’s election results.

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Bramlett TOTY inspired by ESOL students

Bramlett TOTY inspired by ESOL students

Leigh Hutchins doesn’t see struggling students worth pitying when she walks into her English for Speakers of Other Languages classroom.

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Barrow residents have chance to vote on ESPLOST

Barrow residents have chance to vote on ESPLOST

When Barrow residents go to the ballot box Tuesday, there’ll be a number of choices to make, from Governor to U.S. congressman to – if they’re in the Statham area – a board of education member for District 1.

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Barrow grad rate exceeds state avg. for 2nd straight year

Barrow grad rate exceeds state avg. for 2nd straight year

More than three quarters of all Barrow County School System students graduated high school on time during the last school year, according to numbers released Thursday by the state department for education.

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Construction of new Russell Middle should begin by January

Construction of new Russell Middle should begin by January

Ground could be broken at the new Russell Middle before the end of the year.

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Ellington is Bethlehem Elementary's TOTY

Ellington is Bethlehem Elementary's TOTY

Bethlehem – Connie Ellington has deep roots in the Barrow County School System.

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BOE is nearly set for coming years

BOE is nearly set for coming years

The Barrow County School Board is now just one spot away from being set for 2015.

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Barrow BOE chooses new board member

Barrow BOE chooses new board member

The Barrow County School Board has a new member.

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TOTY Meier focused on her students

TOTY Meier focused on her students

Auburn – To know the level of devotion Haley Meier brings to her job as a second grade teacher, just ask her how stressed she is to leave her class for a three month maternity leave.

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BOE to choose replacement for Churchill

BOE to choose replacement for Churchill

The four people vying to replace Mitch Churchill on the Barrow County Board of Education include a substitute teacher and Sunday school teacher, a vice president for Bank of America and a retired medical worker.

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Barrow student overcomes obstacles

Barrow student overcomes obstacles

Winder-Barrow High sophomore Joseph Lee has a goal of being in computer programming some day.

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BOE sets meeting to pick one of 4 candidates to fill board seat

BOE sets meeting to pick one of 4 candidates to fill board seat

The Barrow County Board of Education will have the chance to choose one of four candidates next Tuesday to serve the remaining two years and two months of departing board member Mitch Churchill’s term.

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County adds signs, cross walks to road near Apalachee cluster

County adds signs, cross walks to road near Apalachee cluster

Parents, students and those living in the area will have a few new road features to take in when they drive down Haymon-Morris Road during the school rush beginning Monday morning.

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Barrow student SAT scores down slightly

Barrow student SAT scores down slightly

Barrow County high school students fared slightly worse on the SAT test in 2014 than in 2013, according to results released Tuesday by the state department of education.

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BOE opens up board member appointment process to public

BOE opens up board member appointment process to public

The Barrow County Board of Education wants the public involved in its process of appointing a school board member to fill the more than two years remaining in member Mitch Churchill’s term.

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WBHS student named to prestigious U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

WBHS student named to prestigious U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

A Winder-Barrow High student will be in the Lone Star state in early January after receiving a big honor from the U.S. Army.

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Barrow BOE votes not to further pursue tax error issue

Barrow BOE votes not to further pursue tax error issue

The Barrow County School Board narrowly defeated a motion Thursday night to discuss further with the county the issue over the multi-million dollar tax exemption error, but member Lynn Stevens said she’s not ready to give up on the issue.

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Barrow BOE set to approve millage rate Thursday

Barrow BOE set to approve millage rate Thursday

The Barrow County School board will vote Thursday on the final piece of the fiscal year 2015 budget: The millage rate.

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Barrow School System unveils new digital coaches

Barrow School System unveils new digital coaches

The Barrow County School Board recently approved the creation of digital coaches in each school to assist teachers and students with new technology, especially related to the Bring Your Own Technology Program, and to serve as the school website webmasters.

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Barrow school system looking at possibility of adding more life-saving AEDs

Barrow school system looking at possibility of adding more life-saving AEDs

After a third use of a school’s automated external defibrillator to help save the life of someone in cardiac arrest, the Barrow County School System is eyeing the possibility of including money in an upcoming budget to make sure that all school buildings are equipped with one, according to Assistant Superintendent Ken Greene.

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Barrow BOE vice chairman Churchill to resign

Barrow BOE vice chairman Churchill to resign

The Barrow County School Board needs to fill a chair.

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