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CARNESVILLE - Dwane David Ivey, 67, Carnesville,  passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at his home.

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MAYSVILLE - Tommy Dorsey Denton, 72, Maysville, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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STATHAM - Relle Grizzle Drewry, 92, Statham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

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Due to a water main break in the 3000-4000 block of Old Hwy 441 and the loss of required pressure, City of Baldwin water customers in the Wynn Lake area and Old 441 south of the Apple Pie Ridge Road area are advised to boil any water to be used for human consumption in order to protect the p…

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Linda Jane Watson, 69, went to the Lord peacefully in her home on July 31, 2019 in Colbert. After a brave battle with colon cancer, her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

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Barrow County voters will not see a 1-cent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum on their ballots this November, though it is still possible they could see one at some point next year.

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In Lee Smoak’s first two seasons at the helm, the Winder-Barrow High School softball team has continued to reach the postseason, but has now gone five years without getting out of the first round of the state playoffs after a trip to the Elite Eight in 2013.

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The Georgia Milestones tests could be phased out in Barrow County and replaced with the Measures of Academic Progress, which would be given more often during the school year and would provide quicker data for teachers to use.

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Banks County students will return to school for the new year on Friday, Aug. 2. Enrollment is expected to increase slightly to approximately 2,850, which is an additional 50 students over last year.

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County school leaders have hired a construction manager for the new Jackson County High School after a split board earlier had left the issue unresolved.

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A massive $600 million development on Hwy. 211 next to Road Atlanta near Braselton may soon begin work following action July 25 by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

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MAINSTREET NEWSPAPERS INC. has received complaints from a few readers about a phone scam asking for your credit card information based on classified ads in our newspapers.

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County school leaders have hired a construction manager for the new Jackson County High School after a split board earlier had left the issue unresolved.

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Several schools will have new principals and some have gone through some renovations and “sprucing up” during the summer break.

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My sister, Mary Lester, passed away, after a sudden illness on July 19, 2019, while on vacation. Mary's wishes were to be cremated and to have her ashes scattered in Gulf Shores, Ala. Our Lord and Savior must have known her wishes., she was in Gulf Shores, Ala., when she became ill.

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A rezoning request to allow for a residential subdivision to be built off Highway 211 just outside the Winder city limits was tabled by the Barrow County Planning Commission meeting at its Thursday, July 18, meeting after several nearby residents raised concerns about the scope and impact of…

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Local elected officials from around Barrow County are scheduled to gather Thursday, July 25, to discuss a possible countywide 1-cent transportation sales tax referendum that would appear on voters’ ballots in November.