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  1. County approves $2.15M bid for road patching, resurfacingRead the original story

    Wednesday May 9 |

    The Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $2.15 million bid by Sunbelt Asphalt for patching and resurfacing on 11 county roads and one road within the city limits of Auburn. About $1.4 million of the work will be funded by a combination of county capital improvement and SPLOST funds; roughly $753,000 will come from a Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, and the City of Auburn will reimburse the county $33,862.30 for the work done inside the city limits.


  2. Auburn council approves pair of rezone requestsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 9 |

    The Auburn City Council approved two rezoning requests on May 3, that will allow nine new homes and a trucking company to locate in the city. The council unanimously approved a rezoning for seven parcels in the Auburn Business Park from C-3 to M-1 .


  3. Ruth StricklandRead the original story

    Monday May 7 |

    Ruth Wages Strickland, 97, died May 5, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Strickland was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Lonnie C. Strickland.


  4. 'Sam' AkinsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 30 |

    Joseph Samuel "Sam" Akins, 87, entered into rest Saturday, April 28, 2018. Mr. Akins was born in Cumming, Ga., the son of the late Franklin and Clara Akins.


  5. Norman David LloydRead the original story

    Monday Apr 23 |

    Norman David Lloyd, 69, died Thursday, April 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, at Next Level Ministries, 323 Carter Rd., Auburn, Ga.


  6. Auburn house fire ruled accidentalRead the original story

    Monday Apr 23 |

    A fire that inflicted "moderate" damage to a home in Auburn on Sunday evening has been ruled accidental. According to a Barrow County Emergency Services news release, shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, firefighters received a report of a house fire in the 100 block of John's Bluff.


  7. Bridges: Looking ahead to the 2018 college football seasonRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2018 |

    It happens every year around this time. With the past season well behind us, the die-hard football fanatic that dwells inside of us starts to come alive.


  8. 'Bobby' Nelson IIIRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2018 |

    Robert "Bobby" Calvin Nelson III, 24, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. A native of Barrow County, he was the son of Robert Calvin Nelson, Jr. of Bethlehem and Patricia Nix Wilkins of Madison.


  9. Nina Mae VegaRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2018 |

    Nina Mae Vega, 67 entered into eternity on April 4, 2018. A native of Jellico, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Offie Ball Alsip.


  10. Bridges: Here's to the underdog in all of usRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2018 |

    The NCAA basketball tournament has always been one of the greatest spectacles in not only college athletics but all of sports. This year's tournament, which began last week, has proven to be no different.


  11. Robert MillhollandRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2018 |

    Robert E. Millholland, 87, passed away March 6, 2018, at his residence. A native of Center, Ala., he was the son of the late Bert and Allie Morgan Millholland.


  12. Miller takes over as Auburn's community development directorRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2018 |

    Jay Miller has taken over the community development director position for the City of Auburn. Miller, who had previously held the city's city planner position, was sworn in to his new role during the city council's monthly meeting on March 1. The hire followed former community development director Alex Mitchem's appointment as city administrator last month.


  13. CSX railroad tie replacements to impact crossings in BarrowRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2018 |

    CSX Transportation next week will begin a railroad tie replacement project that is expected to last about six weeks and impact 80 crossings in five counties and 11 municipalities. The project will have two teams working simultaneously, and both teams will be working on a nine-days-on, five-days-off, schedule.


  14. Investigation continues into death of man in custodyRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 |

    The investigation into the death of a man who was tased while in Barrow County law enforcement custody last month remains ongoing, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesperson. Charles Williams, 30, died Jan. 27 after being transported by Auburn police to the Barrow County Detention Center on charges of battery and cruelty to children.


  15. England withdraws CTAE bill, says he hopes to assuage educators' concernsRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 |

    A bill that would move authority and responsibility for Career, Technical and Agriculture Education courses from public schools to the Technical College System of Georgia has been withdrawn in the state legislature. Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn, said he withdrew the bill Feb. 8. The bill, and England, were criticized at the Barrow County Board of Education meeting Feb. 5. One of the main criticisms came from BOE vice-chair Lynn Stevens, who complained that England had not discussed the idea with anyone in the local school system.


  16. England's CTAE bill gets criticism from Barrow school boardRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2018 |

    A proposal to hire a construction manager for a new high school in Barrow County was derailed briefly Tuesday over a proposal in the state legislature that would give the technical college system control of the Career, Technical and Agricultural programs now in public schools. Lynn Stevens, the board's vice chair, raised the topic, which comes from a bill proposed by Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn.


  17. Sally BoydRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2018 |

    Sally Jo Boyd, 87, went to heaven January 31, 2018. Mrs. Boyd was born June 6, 1930, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Ross and Ethel Brock Puckett.


  18. Man dies in taser incident while being transported to Barrow County jailRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2018 |

    A man died in a taser incident Saturday while being transported to the Barrow County Detention Center, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman. Around 2:30 p.m., Charles Williams, 30, was being transported by Auburn police to the jail after being taken into custody for battery and cruelty to children, but he "became combative" before making it to the jail and began fighting with deputies, damaging the patrol car he was in," GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.


  19. 'Dot' BarnetteRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2018 |

    Dorothy "Dot" Marr Barnette, 85, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Henry Barnette; her parents, Rev.


  20. Auburn mayor announces she is cancer-free; city council gets update on water-supply projectRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2017 |

    Auburn Mayor Linda Blechinger delivered some good news Thursday. She is cancer-free.


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