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Barrow County Emergency Services wants people disaster ready
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:31:16 -0700

Hurricanes, tornados, explosions and fires. Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, Barrow County Emergency Services want residents of their county to be prepared to cope.

Georgia names schools that scored high, made progress; Athens area schools included
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:28:34 -0700

More than a dozen Athens-area public schools made the cut on two state Department of Education lists of the state's best-performing schools.

Barrow brings experience
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:06:47 -0700

John Barrow has served this area with great distinction. It is not luck that has returned him five times to Congress.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses John Barrow re-election campaign, Club Car hosts event
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:32:11 -0700

The U.S Chamber of Commerce endorsed Congressman John Barrow's re-election campaign in Georgia's 12th congressional district. Club Car, a golf cart manufacturing company right here in Augusta, hosted the event to show the company's support for Congressman Barrow.

Barrow firefighters busy Wednesday as thunderstorms moved through
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:06:41 -0700

Barrow County Emergency Services personnel were called to a number of fires as thunderstorms moved through the northeast Georgia county on Wednesday night. "We had several calls for trees and power lines down," said Barrow County Emergency Services Lt.

Jefferson holds, Prince Avenue drops in prep football poll
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:58:04 -0700

Prince Avenue Christian dropped in the Class A football poll, which was released by the Georgia Sports Writers Association on Tuesday. The Wolverines (0-1) are tied for ninth after falling 33-18 to top-ranked Aquinas last week.

Projection favors Allen over Barrow, but some insiders not swayed
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:04:44 -0700

Electoral models by The Washington Post project that Augusta construction company owner Rick Allen has a 59 percent chance of winning in November against the Democrat, who has raised nearly twice as much money than his Republican challenger and been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Prep Scores Updated
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:13 -0700

FRIDAY'S SCORES Georgia Groves 60, Islands 13 Effingham 21, Bluffton (S.C.

Georgia candidate's ad stars cousin, ex-governor
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:34:24 -0700

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a fierce fight for middle and south Georgia voters, Republican Senate candidate David Perdue is enlisting the support of his cousin, former Gov. Sonny Perdue, in a new statewide television ad that begins airing Tuesday.

Area communities get loans for water, sewerage projects
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:37:27 -0700

The town of Braselton, which straddles the Barrow, Jackson, Hall and Gwinnett county lines in northeast Georgia, is among the jurisdictions around the state recently awarded infrastructure project loans through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.