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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…