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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners is now scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote Dec. 14 on a newly-proposed county ordinance that would allow for the installation of speed humps on county-maintained roads within subdivisions where speed-control devices are deemed warranted and wh…

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On Oct. 28, the Barrow County Mayors' Association held its annual dinner and selected Sally Brown as the 2021 Pillar Award recipient. Each year, the cities each select someone that they believe has supported and promoted their citizens. This year, all the cities decided to name the same reci…

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The Winder City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 9, denied a two-foot variance request related to a planned residential subdivision related to a planned residential subdivision, as a majority of the body agreed that, technically, there would be no hardship imposed on the applicants by not granting t…

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ATLANTA – Georgia’s redistricting process took a major step forward Tuesday, as the Republican-controlled state Senate adopted a new map that redrew that chamber’s legislative lines for the next decade.

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ATLANTA – A federal appeals court has halted enforcement of the White House’s employer vaccine mandate a day after Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr filed a lawsuit against the requirement.

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Barrow County voters opted Tuesday, Nov. 2, to continue the countywide 1-cent special-purpose local-option sales tax that funds capital-improvement projects around the county for another six years once the current one expires.

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Barrow County officials said last week that an uptick in resident complaints about speeding drivers has them considering a process that could pave the way for speed humps to be installed on locally-owned roads and streets — if enough residents want and are willing to pay for them.

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The nine candidates running for the three Winder City Council seats on next month’s election ballot agreed last week that there have been positive changes in the city’s downtown district in recent years, but that hurdles remain to help improve the future economic development outlook in the city.

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The Winder-based Come Alive Ministries Pregnancy Care Center participated in the "National Life Chain" 2021 event on Oct. 3. Approximately 50 adults and youth stood along East May Street with "pro-life" signs during the event, described as "one hour of silent prayer on behalf of all unborn c…

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The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 14, canceled an Auburn City Council candidate forum that had been scheduled for Thursday night at the Perry Rainey Center due to no confirmed attendees. 

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A forum earlier this week featuring four of the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Statham City Council in next month’s election brought out very few, if any, substantive differences. But there was general agreement that further developing its water infrastructure to mee…