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In response to Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order and an order closing Georgia's public schools through the end of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, 10th District Congressman Jody Hice has announced that the 2020 Congressional Art Competition will be an online contest.

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The City of Winder has 13 applicants for its vacant city administrator position, Mayor David Maynard told the city council during a called meeting Thursday, March 26.

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Barrow County, the City of Auburn and the Town of Braselton have issued “stay-at-home” orders for their residents, but the Winder City Council has opted not to do so but will instead keep in place emergency measures it enacted last week as local governments continue to grapple with the coron…

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The Barrow County Health Department announced on its Facebook page last week that it has received numerous phone complaints against businesses, organizations and facilities not adhering to Gov. Brian Kemp's executive orders regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, on Thursday, March 26, ordered all public elementary and secondary schools in the state to remain closed through April 24. Schools will be allowed to reopen April 27, though Kemp could elect to extend the mandated closure at a later date.

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Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, which includes Barrow County, announced that he is extending the deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in response to school closures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program that matches the skills and credentials of medical and no…

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The following church service modifications and other event cancellations or modifications in Barrow County, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, have been submitted to the Barrow News-Journal. 

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The Winder and Statham city councils this week approved sweeping citywide measures, including a mandatory 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which is continuing to hit the U.S. and Georgia hard.

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The Winder City Council has approved several coronavirus-related emergency measures — including a citywide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the closure of certain businesses (entertainment, recreational and personal grooming) and a ban on dine-in services at restaurants and most public gatherin…