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55 min ago | Barrow County News

Grant, Patterson to wed

Jake and Marisa Grant, of Statham, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jonathan "Andrew" Grant, to Elise Bernadette Patterson, daughter of Dave Patterson of Sydney, Australia.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA, Australia, World News, Clarke County, GA, Athens, GA, Comer, GA, Madison County, GA, United States Naval Academy

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

6 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

$2.2 million in opium seized

Barrow County Sheriff's officials executed a search warrant at 301 Oak Ridge in Auburn which ended up netting a massive quantity of opium, worth more than $2 million.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Nation's top receiver Tyron Johnson lists LSU on his official top 10 list

Warren Easton's Tyron Johnson is viewed by many analysts as the best wide receiver prospect in the nation.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA, Texas Tech

Mon Aug 18, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Thousands gather for 'peaceful' protest in downtown Atlanta

Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Atlanta Monday night to call for justice in the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Habersham County, GA

Barrow County News

DDA survey responses shine light on what residents want to see in downtown Winder

This screen shot of one of the Winder Downtown Development Authority's survey questions displays a large majority of residents who responded like the idea of regulations to preserve historic buildings.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Barrow County woman jailed after 12 pounds of opium seized at herhome

An Auburn woman was arrested this month on a charge of trafficking in opium after more than 5,500 grams of the drug was shipped to her home from southeast Asian.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA, Prison

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Woman arrested in Barrow Co. opium bust

A woman remains jailed in Barrow County in connection with the seizure of more than 5,500 gram of opium.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA

Barrow County News

Kingsmen, local group Pure Harmony to perform

The Winder Community Center will be filled with true southern gospel sounds as renowned traveling singers The Kingsmen Quartet perform on Friday night, with vocal trio Pure Harmony reuniting for the opening act.

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Related Topix: The Kingsmen, Gospel, Winder, GA, The Kingsmen Quartet, Squire Parsons, Anthony Burger

MainStreetNews.com

Randall Nash

Randall Nash, 74, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at his residence. A native of Barrow County, he was the son of the late Crawford and Ruby House Nash.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Auburn, GA, Winder, GA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Barrow County News

Statham to reevaluate costs for road project

Statham is currently short nearly $30,000 for a McCarty Road repaving project and is looking to reevaluate costs for it.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA

Barrow County News

New CLES principal happy to be back at an elementary school

It wasn't that long ago that County Line Elementary's new principal had zero thoughts on ever being a principal or even leaving her hometown county, Jackson.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, GA, University of Georgia

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Barrow County News

Auburn senior housing development nears its start date

City Planner Larry Lucas told Auburn officials last week that he's awaiting word from the contractor on when construction will begin on the 64-unit senior housing development.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Phillips State Prison, State Prisons, Prison

The Inyo Register

Bishop leader will be missed

With many accomplishments and much praise, City Administrator Keith Caldwell will end his seven-year tenure with the City of Bishop at the end of this month.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Around Here blotter

LOOSE COWS: On Aug. 7, a deputy was dispatched to Diamond Ridge Drive in Statham, where a woman said that constantly there are from two to four cows that trespass on her yard.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA, Home Gardening, Home, Winder, GA, Jackson County, GA, Maysville, GA

MainStreetNews.com

Citizen questions Auburn council

Two old employment separation settlement agreements were apparently at the heart of several questions by a citizen and his lawyer at a recent Auburn City Council meeting.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Two people charged with burglarizing Athens convenience store to steal vodka

A man and woman from Statham were arrested Thursday for the burglary of a westside convenience store earlier in the week in which two bottles of vodka were stolen.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Statham, GA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

LaGrange Daily News

Farming media: Applying scientific method to research

It seems like a week doesn't go by that we don't read, see or hear something in the media that is alarming especially about agriculture.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, University of Georgia Fort Valley State, Auburn, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Barrow County blotter

THREAT: On Aug. 10, a deputy met with a woman at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church, where she said an unknown man came to the church asking for money for gas, but she told the man that the church assists people only during regular business hours and no one was there to provide him with cash.

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Related Topix: Auburn, GA, Winder, GA

MainStreetNews.com

EOCT results mixed for Barrow County

Results of the 2013-2014 high school End of Course Tests , released last week by the Georgia Department of Education, indicates a mixture of successes and challenges for the Barrow County School System.

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Barrow County News

Winder purchases land in order to improve Broad, Highway 82 intersection

The Winder City Council purchased this corner lot of land for $450,000 in order to make it easier to turn right onto N. Broad when coming into town from the east on Highway 82. The City of Winder approved Tuesday a payment of $450,000 to purchase the property at the corner of East Broad and Broad Streets.

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Related Topix: Winder, GA

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