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Barrow officials ask BOC for employee pay raises

Barrow officials ask BOC for employee pay raises

Several county officials and department heads spoke out Tuesday about the need to see their employees get better pay.

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Barrow commissioners approve fire tax rollback

Barrow commissioners approve fire tax rollback

Winder residents will likely see a change in their taxes as Barrow County Commissioners approved a rollback fire tax Tuesday.

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Salary increases hinge on outcome of budget debates

Salary increases hinge on outcome of budget debates

A pay raise for Barrow County employees was a point of debate last week as Barrow officials iron out details for a new budget.

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County faces budget crunch

County faces budget crunch

Barrow County officials are dealing with low pay that’s handcuffing some departments from keeping employees while also not being able to fill some vacant positions.

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Barrow unveils FY15 budget with no property tax increase

Barrow unveils FY15 budget with no property tax increase

Barrow County Commissioners were presented a proposed 2015 budget Tuesday that does not include a property tax increase.

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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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Equipment failures slow down Barrow radio program

Equipment failures slow down Barrow radio program

A $4 million countywide radio system project has been slowed down because of equipment failures.

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BOC votes 4-3 to give Sheriff needed funding

BOC votes 4-3 to give Sheriff needed funding

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will receive extra funding so that it can make it through the end of the fiscal year.

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Barrow begins centennial celebration with event at courthouse

Barrow begins centennial celebration with event at courthouse

Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the bill to authorize the creation of Barrow County, after attempts to form the county had begun as early as 1835.

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Barrow to celebrate its centennial July 7

Barrow to celebrate its centennial July 7

Next Tuesday, July 7, will be the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Constitutional Amendment for the creation of Barrow County, and there will be a celebratory event at the courthouse.

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