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Statham city council discusses relocating city hall
Due to a loss of money from its community rental buildings as well as security concerns, the Statham City Council discussed the possible relocation of city hall at its recent work session.
Barrow Docket Book: Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Rape and Obstruction
The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Barrow County Detention Center from May 17 through May 20, 2013: Heather Nicole Allen, 130 Langford Street, Winder, was booked into the jail on May 19.
Mon May 20, 2013
Martha Stinchcomb Gaddis Garrett, 89, died Thursday, May 16, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Giley and Essie Allen Stinchcomb.
Fri May 17, 2013
Man to Deputy: I'm 'a Lonely, 120-Year-Old Man Who Needs Some Good Time'
A Statham man who said he was in need of a "good time" called 911 on May 3 after a female companion refused to leave his house.
Tue May 14, 2013
Weird News Nearby: After Knife Fight, Woman Says, 'The Dog Did It'
Click on the links below for the rest of each story. > Bad dog? After answering a call about two people fighting with knives at a Lawrenceville-area residence, Gwinnett Police found a large kitchen knife on a table, a steak knife on the stairs and several broken items scattered around the house.
Sun May 12, 2013
Barrow Employers Hiring for Retail, Child Care and Warehouse Positions in Jobs Roundup for May 6-11
Click the links below to view the original posts, which include job descriptions, qualification requirements and information on how to apply for each job.
Sat May 11, 2013
Statham GPAC Gallery Shop holds ribbon cutting ceremony
Although the shop has been open about a month, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held as an official grand opening May 4. The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center, or GPAC, is in Auburn at an old Victorian cottage.
Fri May 10, 2013
Obstruction, Burglary and Shoplifting Charges in Latest Oconee Arrest Report
The following information was gathered from Oconee County Jail booking reports: May 9 Timothy Lamar Brooks, 34, of Hartwell was charged with failure to appear.
Retail Stores in Bethlehem and Statham Hiring
Dollar General stores in Bethlehem and Statham have openings for sales associates.
Woman Reportedly Threatens to Blow up Car, Says She Held Gun to Her Head to Make Husband Love Her
A dispute over a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am reportedly led to threats and the eventual arrest of a 23-year-old Statham woman on a slew of charges.
Thu May 09, 2013
What community newspapers mean to me
A wise man once told me, "If it isn't in the newspaper, it never really happened." I have found this to be no truer than in politics.
Sun May 05, 2013
Indictments for Sex Crimes, UGA Legend to Jump from Plane, and...
Police say 47-year-old Paul Kevin Harris of Statham was paid nearly $28,000 by the victim over the course of less than one year for landscaping services that weren't performed.
Fri May 03, 2013
Georgia Piedmont Arts Center gift shop opens
The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center will officially open the gallery gift shop at 11 a.m. today with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Second Hand Rose Antique and Market Place at 1906 Railroad St., Statham.
Brian Kemp: What community newspapers mean to me
A wise man once told me, "if it isn't in the newspaper, it never really happened." I have found this to be no truer than in politics.
Thu May 02, 2013
BURGLARY: on April 26, Deputy Josh Elrod was dispatched to Jennings Mill subdivision where burglars entered the garage of a home on Meriweather Drive and stole a generator, chain saw, pressure washer, trailer tire, pliers and duct tape, all valued at $2,275. THEFT: On April 26, a deputy was dispatched to the Racetrac station on Monroe Highway, ... (more)
Barrow Man Allegedly Swindles Vet; Suspected Half-Naked Man Collared
Barrow County Man Accused of Stealing from 90-year-old Veteran - Barrow Patch Watkinsville police, with assistance from the Barrow County Sheriff's Office , arrested a Statham man who allegedly bilked $28,000 out of a 90-year-old military veteran from Watkinsville in less than a year under the guise of providing landscaping services.
Job Opportunities Available in Transportation and Material Moving
These jobs are posted on the Georgia Department of Labor's online jobs board. Click the links to view job descriptions, qualifications and to apply.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Barrow County Man Accused of Stealing from 90-year-old Watkinsville Veteran
Watkinsville police with the assistance of the Barrow County Sheriff's Office on Monday arrested a Statham man who allegedly bilked $28,000 out of a 90-year-old military veteran from Watkinsville in less than one year under the guise of providing landscaping services.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Winder road work leads to overnight lane closures
Work will begin Tuesday night on a stretch of State Route 11/Broad Street in Winder, with crews working overnight throughout the week to install new water and storm sewer lines.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Statham is taking applications for vendors wanting to participate in the 15th Annual Sunflower Festival on Sept.