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Barrow Commissioner Worley could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty on both counts

Barrow Commissioner Worley could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty on both counts

Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of federal theft and bribery charges.

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Tornado warning issued for parts of Barrow

A Tornado Warning has been issued for portions of Barrow County until 3:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Barrow County Emergency Services urges everyone in the area to be cautious and seek shelter.

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CSX schedules railroad crossing repairs in Barrow

 

CSX railroad has scheduled for the following crossings to be repaired/maintained which will require for the crossings to be closed. Each crossing will be closed for approximately 2-3 days. The following are the crossings and their scheduled/tentative start dates:

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Barrow BOC commissioner Worley indicted

Barrow BOC commissioner Worley indicted

Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley’s future as an elected official hinges on the governor’s office after his indictment on theft and bribery charges.

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Two killed in Winder car crash

 

A car crash killed two Friday afternoon on Highway 53 in Winder, city police reported in a news release.

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State to move forward with Gissendaner execution after investigation of "cloudy" drugs

State to move forward with Gissendaner execution after investigation of "cloudy" drugs

The "cloudy" drugs that led to a botched execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner will not prevent the Georgia Department of Corrections from pushing to execute the former Auburn resident.

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Standoff in Winder ends peacefully

 

A five-hour standoff ended peacefully Tuesday night in Winder, according to Winder Police Department officials in a news release.

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Auburn police to get training to help deter sex trafficking

Auburn police to get training to help deter sex trafficking

Atlanta’s northeast suburbs have become a hub for sex trafficking of minors.

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Man arrested in shooting of Winder 9-year-old girl

Man arrested in shooting of Winder 9-year-old girl

A Winder man remains in jail for shooting a 9-year-old girl as she underwent surgery last week.

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Barrow sheriff: Could be more victims of Auburn man accused of molesting children at daycare

Barrow sheriff: Could be more victims of Auburn man accused of molesting children at daycare

At least 90 children have attended the Auburn daycare where the owner’s husband is accused of child molestation.

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Barrow Sheriff's deputies arrest man at Auburn home day care for child molestation

Barrow Sheriff’s Officials recently arrested Richard Paltrineri, 64, of Auburn on various child molestation offenses, the department announced Thursday on Facebook. Paltrineri is the husband of Susan Paltrineri, who operated a State licensed home day care facility at 1442 Elliot’s Lane in Auburn. The business is licensed as the “SusanSilly Expressions Pre-School Program” through the State.

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Winder man jailed on child porn charges

Winder man jailed on child porn charges

 

A Winder man remains in the Barrow County Detention Center after being arrested on child pornography charges.

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Gissendaner sues state following botched execution

Gissendaner sues state following botched execution

The botched execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner has led to a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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BCSO: No danger to students, staff following WBHS bomb threat

 

Barrow County Sherriff’s officials have declared no credible threat regarding an emailed bomb threat at Winder-Barrow High.

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Former investigator recounts details in Gissendaner case

Former investigator recounts details in Gissendaner case

He remembered a lack of emotion.

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Auburn woman Gissendaner scheduled to die Monday

Auburn woman Gissendaner scheduled to die Monday

Kelley Renee Gissendaner will die from lethal injection Monday night.

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Barrow prepares for inclement weather

Barrow County Emergency Services opened its’ Emergency Operations Center at 8AM this morning and will be on alert for the next 24-36 hours for possible winter weather emergency. “All county agencies met for a briefing and will be working their emergency winter storm preparedness as necessary, “stated Chief John Skinner. “All departments are working together to keep the citizens as safe as possible.”

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Kelly Gissendaner denied clemency, scheduled execution delayed due to weather

Kelly Gissendaner denied clemency, scheduled execution delayed due to weather

Former Auburn resident Kelly Gissendaner is now scheduled to die Monday after a delay due to winter weather following the State Board of Pardons and Paroles announcing it has voted to deny clemency.

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Desicion on execution of Auburn woman Giisendaner to be made today

Desicion on execution of Auburn woman Giisendaner to be made today

A decision will be made today on a clemency hearing for an Auburn woman on death row for the 1997 murder of her husband.

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BCES announces winter storm warning for Wednesday

A winter storm warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, according to Barrow County Emergency Services.

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Red Cross Shelter closed Friday morning

 

As of 9:45am this morning (Friday 2-20-15) the Red Cross Shelter was closed, BCES announced. The Shelter equipment and staff will remain on standby in case they are needed for this next system that is coming through tonight.

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Icy weather led to power outages, closures in Barrow

Icy weather led to power outages, closures in Barrow

A bout of ice led to fallen trees, knocked out power, and the closing of schools in Barrow County on Tuesday.

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Fallen Tree Causing Road Problems In Barrow County

Barrow County Emergency Services is advising citizens to use caution if driving on roadways in Barrow County this morning. “The best option is to stay off the roads if possible for the next several hours,” stated Lieutenant Scott Dakin. “If you must drive please slow down and be aware of your surroundings. There are numerous trees and power lines down across the roadways and some reports of icy conditions.”

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