The Barrow Journal has been named Legal Organ for Barrow County for the years 2012 and 2013.
"We appreciate the opportunity to serve as Barrow's legal organ," said Scott Buffington, co-publisher. "We will strive to do a high quality job for the citizens in Barrow County in taking care of the local public notice advertising."
The Journal has been publishing in Barrow County for three years. It is owned by Scott and Mike Buffington, who also own Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc. The firm also publishes newspapers in Jackson, Madison and Banks counties that are the legal organ in those communities.
Legal notices are items required by state or federal law to be published in a local newspaper, such as notices of public hearings, notices of tax rates etc. City governments, county governments, school boards, the state government and a variety of other public agencies are required to publish certain items. In addition, certain banking information, such as foreclosures, are required to be published.
"We will be getting some detailed information out this week to the various governments and agencies who use public notices on a regular basis," said Scott Buffington. "In the meantime, you can email me at Scott@mainstreetnews.com for more details."
After 2013, Barrow's public notices will rotate on a two-year cycle between the Journal and the Barrow County News.