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LTC nominates 16 students for GOAL Award; 3 from Hall Co. included
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:59:38 -0800

OAKWOOD - Lanier Tehnical College instructors have nominated 16 of their students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

'National wave election' cited in Barrow defeat
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:20:35 -0800

U.S. Rep.-elect Rick Allen used across-the-board gains in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District from the 2012 presidential race to unseat Democrat John Barrow, with Coffee County leading the charge in Tuesday’s midterm election, results show.

Gwinnett County Schools graduation rate improves to 75 percent
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:56:14 -0700

Graduation rates increased by nearly three percentage points which outpaced the state graduation rate.

2014 Election Night Updates
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:35:28 -0800

11:35 p.m.: Two candidates seeking one office, 12th District Candidate John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen at the corner of Belair and Washington roads in Columbia County.

Decomposed human remains found in Barrow County
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:47:02 -0700

The remains, which consisted of “approximately 65 percent of the deceased person’s bones,” had not yet been identified.

Hunters find human remains in wooded area of Barrow Co.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:21:21 -0700

AUBURN - Barrow County Sheriff's Office investigators are working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to determine the identity of human remains found in a wooded area near Auburn on Saturday.

Veterans weigh in on political change after Barrow loss, Allen win
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:37:16 -0800

Congressman John Barrow is looking for a new job following Tuesday night's election upset to Republican Rick Allen. Both took the day off to recover from months of campaigning as the rest of us consider what the outcome will really mean.

Two area teams move up, several more on cusp of prep football rankings
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:20:37 -0700

Jeferson is ranked fourth in Class AAA. North Gwinnett and Lanier moved up, while Buford and Jefferson held firm in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association prep football poll, released Tuesday.

Barrow's defeat built into Ga. congressional map
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:09:08 -0800

Democratic Rep. John Barrow had a decade in Congress to establish himself as an independent voice and he raised $3.1 million to defend his eastern Georgia seat.

SCOGA overturns Barrow Co. man's murder conviction
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:26:33 -0800

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a murder conviction handed down against James Lynn, who admitted killing his wife on July 26, 2011. ATLANTA - A Barrow County man convicted of murder in the July 26, 2011 death of his wife has had that conviction reversed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.