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Barrow County’s population has increased by more than 15,000 people over the last decade, and more people are expected to move to the county in the coming years, as the sprawl from Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta continues and more than 2,400 planned dwellings are currently either under co…

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Improvements and maintenance along Pleasant Hill Church Road in Winder, remediation of several dirt roads around Barrow County and additional paving at Victor Lord Park will be paid for through more than $1.8 million in federal coronavirus relief money that was allocated to the county.

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The Barrow County Board of Education is expected to approve next month a pair of construction managers at-risk for several school building projects, including the eventual second phase of Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy and a future elementary school next to BASA on the school system’s Aust…

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Barrow County’s elections staff and volunteers were scheduled to begin, early Friday morning, Nov. 13, recounting the roughly 38,000 votes for president cast in the county, and the process was expected to take three days to complete.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a slew of changes to the county’s animal control ordinance Tuesday, Nov. 10, and urged the public to do its part in helping prevent future dog attacks like the high-profile one this summer that severely injured a Winder teen and l…

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners tabled during its Tuesday, Nov. 10 voting session, a pair of rezoning requests in unincorporated Statham — one for a large subdivision of over 300 single-family homes, the other for a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and a small office complex.

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Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and the Winder-based Sunbury Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting an event to recognize local veterans on Saturday, Nov. 14.

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There were no injuries that resulted from a small plane crash at the Barrow County Airport Friday afternoon, Nov. 6. According to Barrow County Emergency Services officials, communication officers received a 911 call reporting the crash just before 1:30 p.m. Friday and emergency personnel ar…

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Construction on the new walking and biking trail that will connect Fort Yargo State Park with near downtown Winder is set to begin soon after the city council awarded a contract Tuesday, Oct. 27, but the vote didn’t come without some controversy.

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Barrow County will be adding some new offices to the county judicial courthouse on Barrow Park Drive in Winder over the next month as it gets ready to launch a part-time state court beginning in January.

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In recognition of Retired Educators Day in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Brian Kemp to be Nov. 1, Winder mayor David Maynard met recently with members of the Barrow County Retired Educators Association (BCREA) to present a written proclamation. BCREA is a local unit of the Georgia Retired E…

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Barrow County is planning to eventually expand the judicial courthouse and detention center off Barrow Park Drive in Winder in the coming years, and county officials are eyeing future special-purpose local-option sales tax monies as the funding source for the future multi-million-dollar project.

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, Oct. 7, for the more than $10 million expansion of Victor Lord Park in Winder by Barrow County Leisure Services. The project was approved by county voters as part of the SPLOST 2018 referendum and includes three multi-purpose athletic fields (one…

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Winder mayor David Maynard proclaimed October 2020 as Breast Cancer Awareness month at the Oct. 6 city council meeting. Per a National Cancer Institute estimate, more than 275,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and more than 42,000 will lose their l…

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Officials with the Barrow County School System held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 6, for the district's third high school, Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy. The school began instruction at the start of the academic year in August, but a ribbon-cutting had been delayed due…

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A local developer’s plan to build 128 apartment units off West Candler Street across from Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder has been met with strong opposition from nearby residents — less than two years after the property was rezoned to allow for construction of a senior housing development.

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The Come Alive Ministries (CAM) Pregnancy Care Center in Winder hosted an annual "National Life Chain" on Sunday, Oct. 4. The event included one hour of "silent prayer on behalf of all unborn children and our nation," organizers said. About 50 adults and children, representing different chur…

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The Barrow County Food Pantry, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will host its monthly food distribution day at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 (rain or shine) at Holly Hill Mall, across from Hill's Ace Hardware, 186 West Athens St., Winder.

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As many as 27 students at Bear Creek Middle School in Statham were sent home from or kept out of school due to coronavirus concerns after they were reported to have either a positive test for or direct exposure to COVID-19 on Sept. 22, according to the latest numbers released Thursday, Sept.…

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The Come Alive Ministries (CAM) Pregnancy Care Center is participating in the National Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2-3 p.m. The Life Chain will be held along May Street in Winder, starting at McDonald’s and extending past the old Pizza Hut.

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Owners of dogs deemed to be “dangerous” or “vicious” could face steeper fines for attacks and would have to undergo a more enhanced registration process under proposed revisions to Barrow County’s animal control ordinance, as the county seeks to do more to prevent violent dog attacks like th…