Barrow County may have been hit hard by the recession, but it has weathered the worst of the nation’s financial storm and is showing signs of recovery, according to the chairman of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners.
In her first annual State of the County address, Pat Graham on April 24 gave the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce a presentation about where the county and its government stand.
Her overarching message was that while the downturn has severely affected Barrow County, the county is moving forward under new leadership.
“We have a new charter, a new manager, and a new role for our elected officials,” she said. “We have the opportunity to lay a foundation for the county that will serve to make Barrow County better.”
For the full story, see the May 1 issue of the Barrow Journal.