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Georgia Gov. Deal names members of Ebola response team
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:04:19 -0700

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team.

Barrow County blotter
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:07:35 -0700

The Barrow County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents: ASSAULT: On Oct. 7, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Tanners Bridge Road, where a resident said a gray car drove by and someone fired a gun.

Barrow County officers make surprise visits to sex offender homes
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:58 -0700

The Winder Police Department joined forces with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles, state probation officials and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's computer forensics unit to conduct an unannounced check of numerous registered sex offenders in Barrow County on Oct. 2.The purpose of this check was to ensure that registered offenders were abiding by the ...

McIntyre cited as least partisan in U.S. House
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:53:53 -0700

WASHINGTON — Lumberton native Mike McIntyre was recently named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the two least partisan members in the House of Representatives. The other House member named was Rep. John Barrow of Georgia.

Barrow named to Ga. Ebola Response Team
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:40:30 -0700

Fayette County School Superintendent and Ga. School Superintendent’s Association President Jody Barrow has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Ga. Ebola Response Team which was created by executive order on Oct. 20. According to Deal spokesperson Sasha Dlugolenski, the Ga. Ebola Response Team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary ...

Guns, meth, marijuana seized in raids on two Barrow County homes
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:23:10 -0700

Nine suspects were arrested Thursday in the searches of two homes in Winder that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine and firearms, the Barrow County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.

Police seek help in locating Gwinnett murder suspect
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:24:32 -0700

The man suspected of shooting and killing another earlier this month outside a Gwinnett County sports bar remained on the loose late Wednesday, according to police.

Keeping Ebola at bay: Here’s what Fayette school officials are doing
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:40:31 -0700

The Citizen on Monday presented Fayette Schools' Superintendent Joseph Barrow with this hypothetical scenario: Five children from the Ebola-affected area of West Africa show up to enroll in schools here this week. What would you do? Here is Barrow's answer: read more

Government meetings this week
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:22:14 -0700

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY * Community Tree Council Monthly Meeting, 4-6 p.m., Monday, October 13. * Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, 6-8 p.m., Monday, October 13. * Athens Downtown Development Authority, 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 14.

AP-GA--Georgia News Digest 1:30 pm, GA
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:21:12 -0700

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Georgia. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Atlanta bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org. AP-Georgia and Alabama News Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 404-522-8971 3624 or jvananglen@ap.org ...