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The Auburn City Council on Thursday, June 17, gave its stamp of approval for a residential and commercial development to the west of the intersection of highways 324 (Hill’s Shop Road) and 29 (Atlanta Highway). The vote came after council members and city officials made the case that they ha…

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Larger investments in public works and economic/downtown development are fueling a potential 16% increase in the City of Winder’s General Fund budget for fiscal year 2022, and the city council appears poised to approve an increased millage rate and higher user fees to balance the budget and …

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Construction on a planned community park and recreation center on the Barrow County School System’s Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT) property in Winder is still slated to begin sometime in 2023 with a combination of public and private funding through an effort being spearheaded by the B…

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An estimated $38.5 million expansion of the Barrow County Detention Center and judicial courthouse would be the major-ticket item of an extended 1-cent special-purpose local-option sales tax if voters countywide approve the extension in a measure likely to be included on their ballots this N…

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The Barrow County Board of Education gave tentative approval Tuesday, June 1, of the school district’s proposed “other funds” budget, marking the latest step toward eventual approval of an overall budget later this month.

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At the monthly meeting of the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority (UOBWA), Pat Graham, chairperson of the UOBWA, recognized Patricia “Suzi” Elliot for her award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP).

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The Barrow County School System’s millage rate is likely to remain unchanged next fiscal year, with board of education members citing the strain that population growth and numerous additional residential developments will continue to place on the district’s resources.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3% last month, down from 4.5% in March, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday, May 20.

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An approach to teaching that emphasizes the existence of systemic racism in the United States that has caught the attention of the Biden administration is coming under attack in Georgia and other Republican-led states.

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The chief of the Georgia Department of Transportation will be getting a $100,000 raise making him the third-highest paid unelected agency head in state government.

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The Barrow County School System is a 2021 recipient of the Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading (L4GA) grant from the Georgia Department of Education. The L4GA initiative aims to improve literacy outcomes for children from birth through grade 12.

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Despite strong objections from a large contingent of nearby residents Tuesday night, May 11, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners granted approval of a request to rezone roughly 43.7 acres of property across from Home Depot in Bethlehem, allowing for a large residential development of 28…

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Georgia’s business community is asking the state to suspend federal unemployment benefits Congress approved during the coronavirus pandemic to incentivize out-of-work Georgians to fill jobs that are going begging.