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Barrow County sheriff's Chief Deputy retires after long career of fighting crime
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:55:36 -0800

Jimmy Lomax has decided to put his badge away ... again. After 43 years of working crimes from murder to armed robbery and searching for illegal marijuana patches in every county of Georgia, the longtime lawman feels like it’s time to live life on the quiet side. “I’m working on my basement making a man cave,” he said recently by telephone from his home in Bethlehem. “The walls are done, the ...

United Way of Northeast Georgia recognizes volunteers, donors as it closes in on $2.4 million campaign goal
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:31:25 -0800

The United Way of Northeast Georgia is just months away from reaching its goal of raising $2.4 million to be allocated to 29 human service agencies in the eight-county region it serves, according to President and CPO Rubielen Norris. At the United Way’s annual meeting and awards banquet Tuesday night at Athens Country Club, hundreds of people were updated on the status of the organization’s ...

Barrow County receives child safety grant
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:57:58 -0800

WINDER - The Georgia Department of Public Health has given a portion of a grant totaling over $150,000 to Barrow County as part of the department’s Injury Prevention Program.

Winder woman wins Miss Rodeo USA at pageant in Oklahoma
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:10:51 -0800

A University of Georgia graduate and resident of Barrow County won the Miss Rodeo USA pageant held Sunday at the International Finals Rodeo competition in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jessica Harston, who represented Georgia in the pageant, won the competition in a field of 17 contestants from across the country. read more

CITY BY CITY: A weekly look at the happenings in the places you call home
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:47:18 -0800

The Daily Post gives readers a quick look at what’s happening in their cities.

Banks Commission 'arm wrestling' over building GSP post
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:46:27 -0800

HOMER - Banks County Commission Chairman Jimmy Hooper says a lot of things are needed in Banks County before a Georgia State Patrol post is constructed.

Government meetings this week
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:56:28 -0800

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY Historic Preservation Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21. Government Operations Committee, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. Legislative Review Committee, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. BARROW COUNTY Water & Sewerage Authority Meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. Barrow County Airport Authority Meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. Keep Barrow Beautiful Meeting, 10 a.m ...

Scam artist fails to hoodwink one 'tough nut' in Barrow County
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:18:57 -0800

A Bethlehem man was urged by a thief to take his wife to dinner Tuesday because he didn’t fall for a common scam that has been circulating in northeast Georgia. read more

Loganville couple killed in Barrow County wreck
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:08:23 -0800

Free access to myAJC for AJC subscribers. A Loganville couple died early Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck in Barrow County.

LTC names semi-finalists for GOAL award
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 05:28:37 -0800

OAKWOOD - Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the school’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College’s GOAL program.