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To our readers: Changes coming to Barrow County News website

Visitors to the Barrow County News website will see some changes in the coming weeks.

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Honoring a veteran: Motorcycle groups escort funeral procession of Winder man

Honoring a veteran: Motorcycle groups escort funeral procession of Winder man

From the time U.S. Air Force and Korean War veteran Ronald Beacham helped start AMVET Post 12 in Winder eight years ago, he remained ...

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Election roundup: Primary turnout just over 16 percent

Despite several contested Republican races on Tuesday’s general primary ballot, the overwhelming majority of voters in Barrow County stayed home on Election Day or ...

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Former Commissioner Worley sentenced to 31 months in prison

Former District 3 Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley was sentenced to 31 months in prison on Tuesday, stemming from his guilty plea in August to ...

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Charles Colbert, former Barrow school board member, community activist, dies

Charles Colbert, former Barrow school board member, community activist, dies

Charles Colbert, a former Barrow County Board of Education member, died Saturday.

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Brown tops Shook; Graham, Wehunt hold off challengers

Brown tops Shook; Graham, Wehunt hold off challengers

After losing to Kenny Shook by just 10 votes in 2012, it was Bill Brown’s turn to celebrate Tuesday night.

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Winder teenager hospitalized with brain ailment

Winder teenager hospitalized with brain ailment

Prior to May 10, Joey Thompson of Winder was a normal, healthy, 15-year-old boy who liked playing basketball and Xbox, watching movies and hanging out ...

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Airport runway project gets tentative start date

Airport consultant Phil Eberly said at Tuesday night’s Barrow County Airport Authority meeting that the Runway 13-31 Overlay Project has a tentative start date ...

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Early voting turnout slow in Barrow County

Early (in-person absentee) voting for next week’s general primary election has been open for two weeks in Barrow County, but voters have been slow ...

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Worley scheduled to be sentenced next week

Former District 3 Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley is now scheduled to be sentenced next week on a federal public corruption charge.

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Winder woman has foreclosure on burned home rescinded

Winder woman has foreclosure on burned home rescinded

Seven days shy of five years after her family’s home in Winder was destroyed by fire, Norma Jean Brown on Friday was able to ...

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Future of Winder VFW Post 1187 in jeopardy

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1187 in Winder is in jeopardy of losing its charter because it was unable to put together a slate ...

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Rezoning approved for Braselton-Stover House to be used as funeral home

A request to rezone the Braselton-Stover House in Braselton to allow for a funeral home use there has been granted. 

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Barrow Board of Commissioners approves reserve deputy program

Citing the opportunity to relieve pressure on current deputies and cut down on overtime expenses, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to ...

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Auburn woman killed by train in Athens

An Auburn was struck and killed by a train in Athens on Thursday morning.

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Hoschton bank robbery suspect arrested

The suspect in the April 25 armed robbery of a Hoschton bank was taken into custody Wednesday in Mississippi. 

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City Pond Park to be closed this week for work

City Pond Park in Winder will be closed to the public for work starting Thursday. The park will reopen Monday, according to a city news ...

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Barrow County Commission candidates Shook, Brown critical of each other's record during forum

Barrow County Commission candidates Shook, Brown critical of each other's record during forum

Prior to a local candidate forum hosted Monday by the Barrow County Republican Party, party chairman Ken Young stressed the gathering was not a debate.

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Bethlehem council talks town improvements

Town improvements was the theme of the Bethlehem Town Council meeting Monday night.

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Winder Police Department begins implementing body cameras

The Winder Police Department’s new body cameras have arrived and will be ready for distribution among officers next week after testing, Chief Jim Fullington ...

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Gov. Deal stumps for Rep. England in Winder

Gov. Deal stumps for Rep. England in Winder

State Rep. Terry England found himself in an unusual position Thursday night, holding a campaign rally in May in hopes of fending off a primary ...

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Winder Housing Authority hosts workshop on local food, impact on economy

Winder Housing Authority hosts workshop on local food, impact on economy

Dozens of community stakeholders gathered last week for a two-day workshop hosted by the Winder Housing Authority on the topic of local food and its ...

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England, Hughes talk refugee resettlement, other topics at forum

Georgia Rep. Terry England of Barrow County declined to endorse the U.S. Syrian refugee resettlement program last week, but said the federal program is ...

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Braselton panel recommends rezoning Braselton-Stover House for funeral home use

Braselton panel recommends rezoning Braselton-Stover House for funeral home use

The Braselton Planning Commission is recommending that Town Council approve the request to rezone the Braselton-Stover House property to commercial to allow for continued operation ...

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Barrow primary candidates talk issues at chamber forum

Barrow primary candidates talk issues at chamber forum

Outsourcing and privatization was the main point of contention Thursday among Republican candidates for the Barrow County Board of Commissioners. 

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Candidates to have time to speak at candidate forums ahead of primary

The signs are up and the candidates are out and about as the campaigning season in advance of the May 24 primary heats up.

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Speakers to shed light on AIDS/HIV in rural communities

Speakers to shed light on AIDS/HIV in rural communities

Local resident Tammy Kinney is working to shed light on a problem that few care to openly speak about: HIV/AIDS, particularly in rural communities ...

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England refutes claims in flyer

Barrow’s state representative Terry England has been the target of a flyer making its rounds in the county recently, and has strongly denied all ...

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