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GBI issues another murder warrant in death of Georgia mother

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued another murder warrant tied to the death of a Georgia woman. Rossana Delgado, of Barrow County, disappeared April 16. Her husband said she was finishing a fare driving for a taxi service when she vanished. She was at Plaza Fiesta off Buford Highway when he last talked to her. She said she was about to drive her client to a house 30 minutes away.
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Marietta woman is 8th suspect identified in rideshare driver’s slaying

A woman from Marietta was identified Friday as the eighth suspect in the ongoing and widening investigation into the death of a rideshare driver from Georgia. Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion, 28, is wanted on a charge of murder in the slaying of Rossana Delgado, whose body was found April 20 in a mountain cabin in Gilmer County, nearly 100 miles from her Barrow County home.
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Barrow Co: no mask requirement for new school year

School officials in Winder say masks will be recommended but not required when the new Barrow County school year begins on August 3. The Elbert County School District becomes the latest in a growing list of school systems in northeast Georgia to say that classes for the new school year will be in-person only, at least for grades K through 8. The virtual option that was available because of the coronavirus pandemic will not be available for the academic year that begins in August in Elbert County. Elbert County’s school superintendent says the Elbert Virtual Academy will be an option for the County’s high school students. Elbert County’s new school year begins August 4.
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Local law enforcement agencies report recent arrests

The following arrests around the county June 7-13 were reported by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office and the Auburn, Statham and Winder police departments. •Yaqueli L. Renoj, 30, 1177 Pinebrooke Rd., Auburn — battery, criminal damage to property (private property) and two counts of third-degree cruelty to children (less than 18 years of age present/hears act of forcible felony/battery/family-violence battery).
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Barrow to be part of statewide Bible reading July 14

Barrow County will be part of the annual Statewide Bible Reading project around Georgia and the U.S. July 14. At 7:14 a.m. that say, there will be a short Bible reading at each county courthouse in state, with Barrow Countians encouraged to gather at the historic county courthouse in downtown Winder. It’s the third year the interdenominational gathering will be held in Georgia, and the goal around the state is to have the entire Bible read in an hour or less, according to a news release.
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LETTER: Hold legislature accountable on redistricting

Every 10 years, state legislatures redraw boundaries of their congressional and legislative districts, and the party that controls the majority of seats controls redistricting. Over the years, self-serving politicians using sophisticated software have gotten sneakily good at manipulating this process for partisan gain. The resulting maps are often a crazy...
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Pair of large industrial warehouse projects proposed in Barrow

A pair of proposed large industrial warehouse projects in Barrow County were submitted to the state last week and are set to undergo a regional review process. One of the projects, referred to as “Project Tarpon,” would bring 599,600 square feet of warehouse space northeast of the intersection of Bowman Mill and Bird Hammond roads in Winder, according to a developments of regional impact (DRI) form submitted by the county’s planning and community development department to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
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Local teacher, battling stage 4 cancer, grateful for community support

Throughout her life, Erika Wilson had been able to avoid any major surgeries other than an appendix removal she had when she was a young girl. So she was admittedly taken aback during a medical appointment in March when doctors found a mass on her small intestine and scheduled a procedure to remove it the next day to be biopsied.

Feasibility study on CFIT campus community center project wrapping up

Construction on a planned community park and recreation center on the Barrow County School System’s Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT) property in Winder is still slated to begin sometime in 2023 with a combination of public and private funding through an effort being spearheaded by the Barrow Community Foundation. First...
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School district announces Covid plans for 2021-22

When Barrow County School System students return to classrooms Aug. 3, masks will no longer be required, though they will still be recommended, especially for students and others who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. The school district laid out its Covid plans for the 2021-22 academic year in...
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Red Cross plans upcoming blood donation drives in Barrow

The American Red Cross has the following upcoming blood donation drives in Barrow County:. •2-6 p.m. June 28 at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, 25 Wilkins Rd. SW, Winder. •7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 30 at the Winder Community Center, 113 East Athens St. Donors are urged to make an...

WBHS basketball teams to host summer camp

The Winder-Barrow High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will hold a summer camp July 6-8 for boys and girls entering grades 2-7. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day in the school gymnasium and costs $60 per camper to attend and $30 for a second sibling.
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Bethlehem businessman joins race for Congress

Barrow County businessman Matt Richards joins the growing list of candidates for Congress: the Bethlehem Republican says he will run to replace 10th District Congressman Jody Hice, who is leaving the House to wage a 2022 primary challenge to Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Other announced candidates include former...
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Barrow BOC approves rezoning for garden wholesale business

A garden center importer's plans to move its headquarters and operations from Athens to Barrow County got the green light from the Barrow County Board of Commissioners on June 8 after the board approved a rezoning request to facilitate the move. The board approved rezoning 6 acres at Highway 316...
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Planning underway for ‘Out of Darkness Walk’ aimed at suicide prevention

Planning has begun for Barrow County’s “Out of Darkness Walk,” part of a nationwide initiative aimed at suicide prevention. The event will be held Oct. 24 starting at First Christian Church in Winder on North Fifth Avenue (across from Winder-Barrow High School), with registration beginning at 1 p.m. that day and the walk following at 2 p.m.