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  1. Lightning suspected cause of Auburn house fireRead the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | Barrow County News

    Lightning heavily damaged a home in Auburn Sunday evening, according to a Barrow County Emergency Services news release. Just after 7:30 p.m., BCES crews arrived at a house in the 300 block of Meadow Trace Drive, where a neighbor reported seeing the house struck three times.

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  2. Auburn council approves SPLOST listRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | Barrow County News

    Auburn City Council, during its meeting Thursday, approved a city list of capital improvement project categories that will appear on a likely Barrow County 1-cent special-purpose local-option sales tax voter referendum this fall. Heading the list of Auburn projects would be funding for a new municipal complex, along with transportation, parks and recreation, facilities and equipment for various departments, and water, sewer and stormwater projects.

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  3. County, municipal officials meet about SPLOSTRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | Barrow County News

    While Barrow County voters will likely be presented with a referendum in November to continue funding various capital improvement projects around the county and its municipalities through a 1-cent special-purpose local-option sales tax, it remains far less likely that, if the referendum is approved, proceeds from the tax will be used to retire county debt on projects greenlit by voters in 2005. County officials have warned that would likely lead to a property-tax increase of as much as 2 mills for homeowners.County and municipal leaders met last week at Lanier Technical College's Winder-Barrow campus to discuss general categories of capital improvements they would like to see included on the Nov. 7 ballot.

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  4. 4 people arrested in string of property-damage incidentsRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2017 | Barrow County News

    Four people from Barrow County were arrested recently in connection with a string of property-damage incidents. According to a news release, 18-year-old Mansfield Yancey of Winder, 18-year-old Deontavious Williams of Statham, 20-year-old Damon Griffin of Auburn and 18-year-old Hannah Wallace of Statham have been charged with one county of reckless conduct, four counts of second-degree criminal damage to property and 17 counts of criminal trespass.

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  5. Tommy C. WagesRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | Barrow County News

    Tommy C. Wages, 66, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospice in Athens after suffering a debilitating stroke. Tommy was born in Georgia on August 26, 1950 to the late William Franklin Wages, Jr. and Margaret Frances Mitchell Wages.

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  6. Auburn to move forward with sports complex master plan developmentRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | Barrow County News

    After nearly a decade of on-and-off-again discussion, Auburn officials are hoping to push forward with a specific master plan for future development of a city sports complex. City parks and leisure services director Dan Pruehs told City Council at its monthly workshop meeting Thursday that the city wants to move forward with preparing a multi-phase development plan that it can present to council at its planning retreat next month.

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  7. 3 Barrow men arrested on child pornography chargesRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Barrow County News

    Three Barrow County men were arrested over the past month on child pornography charges. According to a Barrow County Sheriff's Office news release, the arrests came after the sheriff's office's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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  8. GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in AuburnRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2017 | Barrow County News

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon in Auburn. According to a news release, a 911 call was made just after 4 p.m. Sunday to report a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wages Road.

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  9. 'State of Barrow' is growth, momentum, officials sayRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | Barrow County News

    Growth has come back to Barrow County, but it's not quite at the level it was before the recession, Pat Graham, chair of the Board of Commissioners, said Tuesday. Graham and three mayors in Barrow County spoke at the "state of the community" luncheon, sponsored by the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce.

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  10. In the March 22 issue of the Barrow News-JournalRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2017 | Barrow County News

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  11. Auburn police officer resigns following arrest in domestic disputeRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | Barrow County News

    An Auburn police officer resigned Monday following his arrest in a domestic dispute at his home. Officer Ernes Hadzic, of Winder, was arrested by the Barrow County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 17 and charged with simple battery, obstructing or hindering persons making emergency phone calls, criminal damage to property and violation of oath by a public officer.

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  12. 3 Barrow County convenience stores busted in illegal gambling investigationRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Barrow County News

    Three Barrow County gas stations have been busted for illegal gambling and temporarily barred from any lottery sales. The Barrow County Sheriff's Office conducted search warrants Thursday at the BP gas station at 1132 Atlanta Highway NW in Auburn, the Shell station at 10 Patrick Mill Road SW in Winder and the Marathon station at 669 Atlanta Highway SE in Winder as part of an illegal gambling investigation.

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  13. Auburn council approves work on city roadsRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | Barrow County News

    Work on six Auburn roads, including repairs and speed table installations among other tasks, was scheduled to be performed this week after City Council gave it the green light last week. At its work session on Thursday, council approved a $19,652 bid by Tri-State Asphalt, Inc. of Loganville to complete the work, which includes: a $6,510 in repairs to Sixth Street at Sixth Avenue, Willowgate Trace and Lakeview Drive.

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  14. Barrow CCRPI scores mostly increaseRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2016 | Barrow County News

    Barrow County school officials are pleased with the scores on the 2016 CCRPI . The county schools largely raised their scores overall and at most of the individual schools.

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  15. Winder Elementary is new school nameRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2016 | Barrow County News

    Winder's new elementary school will be named for the town. After several weeks of controversy, the Barrow County Board of Education approved naming the new school on McNeal Road "Winder Elementary" at its meeting Tuesday night.

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  16. Statham police chief, mayor defend officer, departmentRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 | Barrow County News

    Statham's mayor and police chief strongly defended the city and a police officer accused of misconduct during an interview last week. A report compiled by Police Chief Allan Johnston says of 63 cases by Officer Marc Lofton in 2015, toxicology reports showed drugs and/or alcohol on 59 of the cases - 93.65 percent.

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  17. Auburn council approves LMIG applicationRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2016 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council, during the meeting on Nov. 3, approved the following items: a application process for 2017 Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance Improvement Grant to be used for widening and resurfacing Honeysuckle Terrace. LMIG funds for 2017 are approximately $80,722.

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  18. Winder-Barrow, Apalachee cross country teams set for region meetRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Barrow County News

    By Scott Thompson Sports Editor Winder-Barrow and Apalachee high schools have had somewhat opposite seasons as far as cross country goes. Winder-Barrow's girls have turned in strong performances throughout the season while the boys have had more of a struggle.

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  19. Auburn keeps Barrow tax rate the sameRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2016 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council approved keeping the Barrow County portion of the city's millage rate at 4.931 mills, the same as it has been since 2008. The council unanimously approved the millage rate at the monthly meeting on Oct. 6. A public hearing on the rate was held before the council meeting, but no one spoke for or against the proposed millage rate.

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  20. Auburn proposed budget up 4.4%Read the original story

    Oct 4, 2016 | Barrow County News

    The Auburn City Council continues to work on its Fiscal Year 2017 budgets. City administrator Ron Griffith presented the proposed budgets to the council at a called meeting Tuesday.

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