Winder-based Come Alive Ministries (CAM) Pregnancy Care Center is participating in the “National Life Chain” from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $112,173 in grants during its August meeting, including $25,000 to organizations serving Barrow County.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Georgia Department Public Health had confirmed 167 deaths from COVID-19 among Barrow County residents since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with several more confirmed over the past week.
On Sept. 13, Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District presented Barrow County resident Dana Cureton with the most recent Hice Headliner Award.
ATLANTA – Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black’s U.S. Senate bid is attracting support from a significant number of Republicans in the General Assembly despite former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Herschel Walker.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed a letter on Monday with 25 other Republican governors requesting a meeting with President Joe Biden in the next 15 days to discuss the southern border crisis.
Latest Barrow News
- PREP ROUNDUIP: Winder-Barrow softball routs Shiloh for region win
- ‘National Life Chain’ event planned for Oct. 3 in Winder
- Jackson EMC Foundation awards $25K to organizations serving Barrow County residents
- Prep calendar for Sept. 23-29
- FOOTBALL: Winder-Barrow, Habersham Central set to tangle in region opener
- FOOTBALL: Knights set to host Towns County on new turf field after 5-0 road stretch
- FOOTBALL: Apalachee faces another tough challenge with Eastside coming to town
- Local library events for Sept. 23-29
- County planning commission backs multi-family development near future hospital site
- Winder man charged with aggravated assault, attempted sexual battery on another man
- Officials break ground on new Barrow elementary school
- Law enforcement agencies report recent arrests around county
- FOOTBALL: Apalachee pushes Clarke Central in region opener, but comes up short
- Woman arrested after jumping out of truck nude, lying down in road next to cemetery
- Sheriff’s office, police departments, state patrol report recent arrests around county
- Statham Sunflower Festival set for Sept. 18
- Winder mayor pushes back on petitions aimed at overhauling city charter
- FOOTBALL: BCA completes 5-0 road stretch with win at SWGA
ATLANTA – Drug prices and who controls them could be back before the General Assembly this winter, as consumer advocates and pharmacy benefit managers remain at odds over issues such as drug price transparency.
ATLANTA – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 23 other state attorneys general in a letter to President Joe Biden warning of legal action if the White House’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is implemented.
A planned multi-family residential project that would be marketed largely toward employees at a future Northeast Georgia Health System medical campus south of State Route 316 received the backing of the Barrow County Planning Commission last week.
The Auburn City Council tabled discussion Thursday, Sept. 16, on a rezoning request by a developer seeking to build almost 400 townhomes south of Atlanta Highway and the downtown area.
A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by the Barrow County School System on Sept. 16, marking the start of construction for the district’s 10th pre-K through fifth-grade elementary school.
Three proposed amendments to the City of Winder’s charter that could substantially alter the city government drew a rebuke last week from Mayor David Maynard in an open letter before the author of the petitions shot back, accusing the mayor of “fear-mongering.”
Democrats on the Georgia House Higher Education Committee urged Gov. Brian Kemp Monday to drop his opposition to mask mandates and leave the decision to administrators at the state’s public colleges and universities.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture should play a role in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, a member of a legislative oversight committee said Monday.
President Joe Biden’s approval rating in Georgia – nationally regarded as one of several key swing states in the 2022 midterm election and the presidential race in 2024 – is declining, according to a new survey.
Following along with the county planning commission’s recommendation from last month, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 14, approved rezoning 117.5 acres of land on Glenn Jackson Road in Statham for a new subdivision, but at a much lesser density than the prospective…
The Winder Fire Department held its annual 9/11 memorial ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, on the 20th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. Members of the fire department and Winder Police Department read the names of all 343 firefighters and 62 law enforcement officers …
The Winder Fire Department will host its annual 9/11 memorial ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The Barrow County School System will seek roughly $1.2 million in state funding for renovations planned for next summer at Bramlett, Kennedy and Yargo elementary schools.
The City of Winder plans to seek federal funding for design work and eventually construction of sidewalks and related pedestrian improvements along Lily Drive, Lee Street, South Jackson Street, Maynard Street and 2nd Street.
The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) has continued its support in the community by distributing $426,500 worth of scholarship awards to students pursuing their post-secondary education this fall. The funds are the total of 217 awards from scholarship funds administered by NGCF and f…
Family and friends of the late Judy Loftin gathered Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4, for an official dedication ceremony for the interchange at highways 316 and 81 that was named in her honor.
Bob Dixon, a former long-time Barrow County Board of Education member and Winder-Barrow High School basketball and football coach who later served two terms on the Winder City Council, died Thursday, Sept. 2, after being hospitalized recently due to COVID-19 and other complications. He was 85.
The Auburn City Council approved an annexation and rezoning request during its Thursday, Sept. 2 meeting to allow for a large subdivision at the intersection of Carl-Cedar Hill and Bill Robinson roads.
The Winder City Council has appointed Shannon Hammond to fill the vacant at-large council seat, choosing her over nine other candidates during a called meeting Thursday, Sept. 2.
The Barrow County Airport Authority hopes to take on an estimated $5 million expansion project in an effort to attract more businesses to the airport but is seeking the county’s involvement in helping pay back the debt on a construction loan for the work. The county’s return on investment, o…
Barrow County School System superintendent Chris McMichael announced Tuesday, Aug. 31, a “temporary” mask requirement for all schools and facilities, as the district continued to see an increase in positive coronavirus cases across its campuses amid soaring COVID-19 infection levels througho…
ATLANTA – The new congressional and legislative district maps the General Assembly will draw this fall should reflect the tremendous growth of minority groups in Georgia, representatives of civil rights and voting rights groups said Monday.
ATLANTA – Herschel Walker’s Heisman Trophy-winning football exploits at the University of Georgia should be enough to win him the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate next spring on name recognition alone.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood donation drive from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 North Broad St.
A dedication ceremony for the Highway 316/81 interchange in honor of the late Judy Loftin will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at W. Clair Harris Stadium on the campus of Winder-Barrow High School.
Water system upgrades are slated to take up more than 75% of the roughly $16 million Barrow County is receiving through the federal American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.
COVID-19 infection levels in Barrow County have continued a dreadful spike in the last week with 71 new cases confirmed in the county Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Public Health and a rolling seven-day average of 62.7 new daily cases.
University of Georgia football icon Herschel Walker filed paperwork Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Raphael Warnock.
The Stone Mountain Memorial Association took the next step Monday toward deemphasizing the Confederate symbolism that has made the park in DeKalb County a lightning rod.
Barrow County’s planning commission last week backed plans for 1.1 million square feet of warehouse space to be built along Kilcrease Road near its intersection with State Route 316.
All three Winder City Council incumbents in the upcoming city election will face challengers, as qualifying for the November municipal elections in Barrow County wrapped up Friday, Aug. 20.
The City of Winder will be purchasing a brand-new street sweeper as part of a new full-time street-sweeping program included in the fiscal year 2022 budget.
The Auburn City Council is set to vote on another major annexation and rezoning request that would allow for another large residential subdivision to be built — this time on the eastern end of the city — after the request was backed by the city’s planning commission.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting local governments in Georgia from imposing mask, vaccine or building-capacity mandates aimed at discouraging the spread of COVID-19.
Representatives from metro Atlanta’s hospitals addressed the recent explosion of COVID-19 Delta variant cases, which includes an increasing number of young patients, during an Aug. 19 joint press conference.
The Barrow County School System announced Wednesday, Aug. 18, that it will impose temporary mask mandates for schools where at least 1% of its population tests positive for COVID-19 amid spiking coronavirus levels around the county and increased close-contact quarantines in the schools.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,102 in grants during its July meeting, including $55,000 to organizations serving Barrow County.
With many weather experts predicting a destructive hurricane season this year, American Red Cross officials say the organization is need of volunteers on the ground as well as blood and platelet donors in order to maintain a stable blood supply in the face of emergencies.
At least one Winder City Council incumbent will face opposition this fall as qualifying for the Nov. 3 municipal elections in Barrow County continues through Friday, Aug. 20.
Coronavirus cases continued to soar in Barrow County over the past week, as the county remained one of the worst COVID-19 hotspots throughout north Georgia.
Three more people threw their hat in the ring over the final two days of qualifying for the vacant Winder City Council at-large seat this week, bringing the number to 10 people who will be interviewed to replace former councilwoman Holly Sheats.
Despite objections from a large and vocal crowd in opposition, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 10, voted in favor of a controversial rezoning request for a mixed-use development in the Hoschton area. The decision came roughly 10 months after the board denied the ori…
At least seven people so far have put their name in the hat to fill the at-large Winder City Council seat left vacant after Holly Sheats’ resignation last month, including a former council member. And there could be more on the way before the special qualifying period closes at the end of th…
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of only three cancer programs in Georgia to earn a mini research grant from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University that will study the use of gentle touch in cancer care, hospital officials announced this week.
State Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was recently named by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) as its 2021 Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year for his legislative efforts to assist family physicians and patients across …
Herschel Walker is not running for the U.S. Senate, at least for now, but he would be the strongest Republican in the race to unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, according to a new poll.
Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday, Aug. 6, defended his decision not to impose mask-wearing or vaccination mandates on Georgians to stem the latest surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Health care and economic assistance should get top priority when it comes to spending $4.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief Georgia is receiving through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), according to a new poll.
The right of Americans to vote in federal elections would be codified in federal law for the first time under legislation introduced last week by U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Georgia.
Backyard chickens and other livestock would be permitted in residential zoning districts in Statham through provisional-use permits under a newly-proposed city ordnance change.
The Auburn City Council approved on Thursday, Aug. 5, the annexation and rezoning of the Fowler Farms property off Apalachee Church Road, clearing the way for over 500 single-family detached homes and townhomes, along with commercial space, to be built there over the next few years.
The Barrow County Board of Education approved on Tuesday, Aug. 3, an architectural services proposal for planned renovations at Bethlehem and County Line elementary schools, as well as for other non-state funded projects.