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Investigation Update: Barrow County Deadly Plane Crash

UPDATE 3/2 10:23 p.m. – A preliminary report released Thursday into a plane crash that killed two people last month in Barrow County reveals “no evidence of any inflight structural failure.” The report from the National Transportation Safety Board adds that the NTSB is still in possession of the wreckage for further examination. The report adds that student pilot Shannon Ewing and flight instructor Henry Ewing were killed after takeoff on February 16, 2017. According to the preliminary findings, no one witnessed the airplane taking off. A pilot landing at…

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Machines Saving Lives: Taking Cardiac Emergency Aid to the Next Level

Barrow, Ga.- Barrow County Emergency Service’s (EMS) new team member isn’t human – it’s a machine. The department has purchased seven LUCASä2 automatic chest compression devices to give patients improved odds of survival in a cardiac emergency. The machines provide automatic continuous CPR for patients in cardiac arrest. EMS Capt. Heath Williams says that paramedics are trained to continue chest compressions to the point of exhaustion. “Well the problem is when we have a patient in the back of an ambulance, most of the time there’s only two of us,…

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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 be replaced much sooner. Chief Skinner believes that the truck may last for another year, but he does not know how much more life it has in it after that. Apart from a new fire truck, Barrow…

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BREAKING: Fatal Stabbing in Barrow Co.

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — Sheriff’s Office have released further information regarding the fatal stabbing that occurred Tuesday night. The GBI has not returned multiple phone calls. Follow us on Twitter @GradyNewsource for continued updates. By: Dillon Richards

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Youth Soccer Treasurer Arrested for Theft

According to a Barrow County Sheriff’s release, 35 year old Chanin Watkins of Bethlehem was arrested today for 26 counts of theft by taking. The sheriff’s department was able to determine that Watkins unlawfully obtained $56,000 in funds from the Barrow County Youth Soccer Association, after a detailed investigation. She obtained the funds while acting as the youth soccer associations treasurer from June 2015 to March 2016. Watkins is currently in the Barrow County Detention Center awaiting a bond.

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No Foul Play suspected for Dead Inmate

No foul play suspected in the death of a 39 year old Barrow County inmate Jonathan Manus. That’s the word tonight from Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents looking into the death of the inmate. Deputies found 39-year old Jonathan Manus inconscious in his cell at the Barrow County Detention Center.  Deputies alerted medical personenl and Manus was taken to a a local hospital where he was treated for an unspecified ailment. Manus later died. The GBI is still under investigation. Manus had been locked up in the detention center for…

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Barrow County Drug Training Starts Tomorrow

Heroin, meth, cocaine, and oxy…These are some of the household names of the most common drugs that cause death from overdose. Now local police officers will be able to take advantage of another drug, to help prevent overdose. Naloxone is the life saving medication used to treat narcotics overdose in emergency situations. The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office and Winder Police Department are about to become a lot more familiar with Naloxone, through the introduction of Project DAN. The Medical Association of Georgia Foundation sponsors Project DAN, or Deaths Avoided by Naloxone….

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Difference Between Life and Death

A small piece of equipment is making a big difference. The difference is life and death. It’s also making a difference in the meaning behind a police car in the driveway.  Rather than assuming the worst, a police car could now mean a loved one is home safe.   Project Lifesaver is a nationwide initiative that provides emergency departments all over the country with equipment to locate individuals that suffer from medical conditions.  The program uses a plastic bracelet, a transmitter, and eventually, The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office to shorten the…

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Northeast Georgia election results are in

By Kalyn Wilson Election night is over, and northeast Georgia has a few new elected officials. Check out the unofficial results by county below. ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Winterville: Candidate Number of Votes Percentage of Total Votes Dodd I. Ferrelle 187 53.28% George H. Chandler 93 26.50% Kenneth Dixon Hodges 69 19.66%   Candidate Number of Votes Percentage of Total Votes Williams Quinn 211 36.70% Markus Boenig 121 21.04% Lee Ann Pingel 100 17.39% Samuel “Sam” Alvarez 90 15.65% Scott Howard 51 8.87%   BARROW COUNTY Winder Mayor Candidate Number of Votes…

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