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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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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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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.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is considering implementing a U-turn on State Route 316 near Harry McCarty Road in Bethlehem that would prevent drivers from crossing the divided highway and is seeking public input through an online survey.

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The Barrow County Board of Education voted to spend more than $600,000 Tuesday, more than half of it on a security system for the school district.

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Winder officials are advocating for a transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum that would come before Barrow County voters as soon as this fall. But the Barrow County Board of Commissioners chairman believes that may be inadequate time to flesh out what spec…

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In a called meeting last Thursday, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners formally adopted the millage rate for the 2019 tax digest.

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A proposed mixed-use development on Highway 211 in Braselton cleared the first zoning hurdle Monday night, but the results weren’t what developers were asking for.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners last Thursday officially approved the county’s $79.99 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020 with unanimous support as the total budget represents a 4.4-percent decrease from the $83.67 million FY2019 budget.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a revamped facility use agreement for the Innovation Amphitheatre that relieves the county of paying entertainment, advertising, marketing and other expenses, marking a major change from the previous business model for the struggli…

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The Auburn City Council, last Thursday, voted to approve a proposal to build a new roof on the city-owned Hue Graphics building at 1365 4th Ave., while council members said better budget planning is needed for such occurrences.

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The Winder City Council, during a called meeting Monday, approved a $1.64 million contract for construction of a new city records and human resources building next to the city’s new utilities complex off Miles Patrick Road.

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Barrow Countians will see a rise in their school property taxes by a bit less than 4 percent, but the millage rate will remain the same — 18.5 mills — as it has been since 2007.

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The Statham City Council tinkered with various line items in its Fiscal Year 2020 budget at a called meeting last week and agreed to meet again — but did not set a day and time.

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Barrow County taxpayers may see an addition to their bills later this year as the county plans to levy a millage rate to pay down debt on and make infrastructure upgrades to the Park 53 site at the intersection of highways 316 and 53.

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The City of Winder is planning to move forward with a trio of projects through a financing agreement with the Georgia Municipal Association, though a pair of city council members still have reservations about two of the projects.

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Barrow County sheriff’s deputies were investigating two potential crime scenes Tuesday morning and a husband and wife were found dead Monday at 430 Southridge Rd. in Winder.

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State Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) stood before a large gathering Tuesday morning at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder and offered his perspective for a tourist attraction that draws roughly 500,000 visitors per year and has an estimated $41 million economic impact annually.