BUFORD – Thomas Hewlett “Tom” Bailey, 46, died Monday, April 5, 2010, while on vacation in Cozumel. Born on April 18, 1963, in Clarke County, he was the son of Betty Aderholt Bailey of Jefferson and the late Robert M. Bailey. He was a sales representative with the Jefferson Motor Company, a member of the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church ...
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After publicly acknowledging last year that its budget hearing didn’t meet the requirements of state law, Winder’s city government this week again violated state law in the process for its new FY2011 budget.
The city administration scheduled two full days of budget meetings with department heads for March 29-30 and for the first time in at least three years included members of the Winder City Council at the table.
While a good thing for the budget process, the scheduling of a meeting with the council triggered public notice provisions of the Georgia Open Meetings Law that were not followed.
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The Winder-Barrow High School Diamond Doggs will host region foe Habersham Central Monday at 5:30 p.m. Coach Brian Smith's team is coming off back-to-back wins against Madison County and Monroe Area are enter the Habersham contest at 13-3 overall (7-3) in Region 8-AAAA. See Wednesday's edition of the Barrow Journal for a full report on the ...
The University of Georgia Police explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was called to the home of Barrow County commissioner Eva Elder on Friday after a suspected explosive device was found in her yard.
Elder confirmed that one of her family members located the device but did not wish to comment further on the incident at this time.
The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to Elder’s home, located in the 1300 block of Ernest Elder Road. After assessing the situation, the Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the University of Georgia Police EOD team. According to a spokesman for the University of Georgia Police Department, a “possible military ordnance” was located and subsequently disposed of by the team. The spokesperson could not confirm what type of ordnance was located.
Barrow County Emergency Services also responded to the scene. Engine 1, Med 1, Battalion 1 and deputy chief Bryan Bullock were dispatched to assist with efforts to remove the ordnance.
Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said there is no indication at this point that the device was specifically intended for Elder. [Full Story »]