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UPDATED:Two Dead in Barrow County Plane Crash

UPDATE: 2/17/7 2:28PM Shannon Ewing of Gwinnett County and nephew Henry Ewing of Jones County are the two victims of Thursday’s fatal plane crash, Captain Ryan Sears of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Department confirms. Their ages have not been released. Terry Williams, the media contact for the National Transportation Safety Board, says the investigation is still in the fact-gathering stage. They are still identifying the…

Barrow County Vehicles Need Repair

Only one fire truck in Barrow County has a ladder, and today, it’s having difficulties. According to John Skinner, the county’s Emergency Services Director, the truck’s engine troubles have put it out of commission for 80 days out of the past year. The truck was originally estimated to last until 2020, but now the vehicle may have to…

Barrow County gets STEAMY with STEAM

ATHENS, Ga. – You may be familiar with the term STEM, but what about STEAM? In the Barrow County School System, STEAM education is an innovative approach at teaching students the basics of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics in classroom settings. STEAM Integration Coordinator Lee Bane is a veteran educator and a driving force…

Husband Arrested for Wife’s Murder

A Barrow County man sits in jail charged with the murder of his wife. Barrow County Sheriff’s investigators arrested 36-year old Kevin Richard Harrison for the murder of 29-year old Heather Marie Harrison. According to a press release from The Barrow Sheriff’s Office, Kevin Harrison called 911 stating that his wife was accidentally shot at their residence…

Local high school seeks to bring Hollywood to Barrow County

By Danielle Herman Movie making, editing software, and music score composition? Not your typical school subjects, but one local high school is prepping students for a different kind of success. Barrow County’s Sims Academy is hoping to cash in on the billion dollar film industry sweeping the state. With specialized programs such as construction, AV/communication,…

Northeast Georgia local elections

By Jordynn Abernathy Athens-Clarke County – Winterville Mayor: George H. Chandler, Dodd I. Ferrelle, Kenneth Dixon Hodges City Council: Samuel “Sam” Alvarez, Marus Boenig, Scott Howard, Lee Ann Pingel, Mary Williams Quinn Voting will happen tomorrow on November 3rd from 7am to 7pm at Winterville Train Depot. Be sure to visit Athens Clarke County website…

Upcoming local government meetings

By Kalyn Wilson Here’s a look at which county government meetings are happening this week. Monday, November 2nd: Barrow County is having two public hearings for the FY2016 Millage Rates at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Commission Meeting Room, and a Special Called Meeting afterwards at 7 p.m.. Jackson County is meeting for its…

BREAKING: Barrow County child molester gets life sentence

A Barrow County man was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday afternoon for molesting children as young as 2 years old. Richard Paltrineri, 64, plead guilty to 27 child molestation charges. Police said they identified at least seven juvenile victims during the course of their investigation, both boys and girls, of ages ranging from 2 to…