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Georgia will distribute more than $552 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to landlords and tenants affected by the pandemic, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday.

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Beth Caldwell, a leading figure in the push for improved adult literacy and higher-education services in Barrow County and a longtime public servant who was elected to three different local governmental bodies in the county, died Sunday, Feb. 21, in hospice care. She was 87.

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At its monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 18, the Barrow County Planning Commission recommended approval of a pair of rezoning requests that would allow for a new residential subdivision in Statham and a new convenience store to the west of the Highway 316/81 interchange on Carl-Bethlehem Road i…

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The Winder City Council will head to the north Georgia mountains this week to hold its annual planning retreat, where council members, the mayor, city administrator and other city officials will discuss the future vision, goals and direction for the city.

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Members of the Statham Tree Committee, along with city employees, worked together recently to plant 16 new trees along Broad and Railroad streets. The committee was formed two years ago to replace the canopy of trees throughout the city that had been removed because of their age and safety c…

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Members of the Statham City Council are pushing to quickly formulate a plan for repaving and re-striping portions of several city streets and implementing other various sidewalk, crosswalk and stop sign upgrades around town aimed at improving traffic and pedestrian safety.

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The Barrow County School System’s 1,900 teachers, staff members and other employees are being given the option this week to pre-register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as the district aims to be able to respond quickly once Georgia expands vaccine availability to teachers in general.

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The Barrow County Board of Education, at its Tuesday, Feb. 2 meeting, approved a guaranteed maximum price of $3 million to finish up three summers’ worth of renovation work at Apalachee High School once the 2020-21 academic year comes to an end.

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A push from some Winder City Council members to temporarily halt property annexations into the city limits failed last week — three weeks after the council narrowly approved a highly-contested annexation on the eastern edge of town to allow for a subdivision of more than 200 homes.

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Full funding of student enrollment growth after a year of budget cuts would come as a great relief to Georgia’s public schools, the state’s top K-12 education official said last week.

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The battle for votes in Georgia is set to leap from the ballot box to the state Capitol as legislative Republicans look to clamp down on vote-by-mail rules Democrats have championed amid recent electoral wins.

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The developer of the Suttons Landing subdivision in southeastern Barrow County is planning changes to the mixed-use development that will scrap an assisted living facility that was part of the original site plan, cut down significantly on the number of planned town homes and add more than 40…

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The Barrow County Board of Education shook up its officer leadership Tuesday, Jan. 12, electing Bill Ritter to serve as board chairman for 2021.