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Barrow Co. fire damages home, displaces three

A morning house fire in Barrow County displaced three residents. According to Lt.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Barrow County News

Husted to wed Sims

Rosalie Husted and Cleve Sims, both of Winder, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Alice Husted to Micah Sims.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Barrow County News

Bioscience authority to move forward

The Georgia Bioscience Joint Development Authority met at the Winder Community Center on Thursday for the first time, with a quorum, since last September and reaffirmed the need for the authority while planning out the steps to move forward with the authority's goals.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA, Gwinnett County, GA

Barrow County News

State's students growth model helpful, to a point

The State Department of Education on Thursday unveiled a growth model that measures the progress of students on standardized tests from year-to-year to shine more light on progress instead of simply scores.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Around Here police blotters

BUILDING TAKEN: On July 18, a deputy was dispatched to Foster Road in Statham, after a tow truck driver, who was repossessing a storage building, called to report the former owner had stopped his truck in the roadway.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA, Bethlehem, GA, Madison County, GA, Ila, GA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

School Bus Fleet

36 Georgia districts awarded for cutting bus emissions

Newton County Schools received a GaDER Blue Sky Award for cutting emissions in at least 75% of its school bus fleet.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Education Etc., Jekyll Island, GA, Glynn County, GA, Dooly County, GA, Gordon County, GA

Patch.com

Barrow County, Metro Atlanta See Rise in Jobless Rate

The unemployment rate rose for the second straight month in metro Atlanta, rising four-tenths of a point in June, according to labor force estimates released by the Georgia Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Gwinnett County, GA, Walton County, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Barrow County blotter

DAMAGE: On July 20, a deputy was dispatched to Blueberry Lane, Winder, where a man said he heard his dog barking about 9:30 p.m. and upon going outside, he didn't see anyone so he called 911.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA, Jackson County, GA, Hoschton, GA, Statham, GA

Barrow County News

Winder BBQ joint creates a food challenge that features some of the world's spiciest chili peppers

Local man Larry Azdell was the first competitor, and first winner, since Smokin' Po Boys Gnereal Manager and Chef Michael Welch created the Ghost Chili wings challenge the week before .

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Related Topix: Winder, GA

MainStreetNews.com

Martin goes from chief to administrator

Steve Martin will have a new role for the City of Statham. After serving as police chief, Martin has been named the city's first administrator.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

BOE incumbents Holland, Dunn ousted in runoff

The curtain fell on Georgia's longest runoff campaign as voters in Barrow County sent two incumbent board of education members packing.

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Barrow County News

Timeline for possible Barrow County privatization delayed

Barrow County Commissioners could vote to privatize some departments on Nov. 11 after the timeline was pushed back.

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Barrow County News

Barrow youths team up to repair and improve local houses

Last week, youths from three local churches spent two days helping to repair and work on houses for locals in Barrow County who were unable to do the work themselves, as well as finishing a new Habitat for Humanity home that will go to a local veteran.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Barrow County News

Martin begins job as Statham administrator

Former Assistant Chief of Police Allan Johnston was sworn in as the new chief of police Wednesday morning in preparation for Martin's switch.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Canada.com

Everyone has a tic at 'Camp Twitch and Shout,' where children learn to embrace their disorder

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, camper Nikolas Boyett, 13, of Orange, Texas, paddles out on the lake during a boating activity at Camp Twitch and Shout, a camp for children with Tourette's Syndrome in Winder, Ga.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA, Family, Kids

Barrow County News

Gateway area booms as local demand increases

Some developments are just underway while others are either already open or very close.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA, Bethlehem, GA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Barrow County News

Taking a look back at Barrow's 1st century

It was created from two counties founded nearly 100 years prior , and one even older .

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Related Topix: Winder, GA, Bethlehem, GA, Statham, GA, Braselton, GA, Jackson County, GA

Barrow County News

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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Related Topix: Statham, GA, Winder, GA, Auburn, GA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Patch.com

What's the Asking Price? Craftsman Style Cottage at Georgia Club

Here's an inside look at an area home listed for sale on Zillow.com . This home at 306 Horseshoe Bend near Statham has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,200 square feet in the North Hill neighborhood of The Georgia Club.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Statham, GA

Bellingham Herald

Summer camp helps kids with Tourette's syndrome

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, camper Andrew Nail, 14, of Atlanta, right, sits with counselor Danielle Kaidon, 21, as she helps him get through a tic where he feels the urge to hold someone's hand following lunch hour at Camp Twitch and Shout, a camp for children with Tourette's Syndrome in Winder, Ga.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Winder, GA

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