Barrow County


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Freeze warning issued for Gwinnett, much of state

Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest temperatures so far this season blow into the state.

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Warrants: Hoschton father charged in toddler’s drug-ingestion death

Kurt Vanpool is accused of leaving illegal drugs near the child, where the boy was able to take them.

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Son charged in father's murder was praised Mill Creek lacrosse player

A coach says David Trent Walker, a 2013 graduate, was a nice young man who never got into any trouble.

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Teenage son charged with murder in father’s stabbing death

Gwinnett police have charged David Trent Walker, 19, with murder in the stabbing death of his father.

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Supreme Court reverses conviction of Winder man who killed wife, hid body in well

James Morris Lynn Jr. had been convicted of killing his wife, Tonya, in 2011. The state’s highest court ruled evidence about wife’s extramarital affairs should have been allowed at trial.

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Alleged serial shoplifter leads Snellville police on high-speed chase

Carl Ashley Thompson, wanted for shoplifting in at least five jurisdictions, drove at speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour while attempting to elude police.

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Tripp Halstead undergoes 16th surgery

Tripp Halstead had a 16th surgery on Tuesday to lengthen tendons around his foot and ankle.

Decomposed human remains found in Barrow County

The remains, which consisted of “approximately 65 percent of the deceased person’s bones,” had not yet been identified.

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Barrow deputies arrest 9, seize drugs, guns, fake money

The raids took place Thursday at homes on Ga. Highway 82 in Winder and Wagon Wheel Trail in Statham.

Daily Post launches annual Halloween photo contest

The Daily Post has launched its annual Halloween photo contest and readers can vote for their favorite picture until Nov. 5.

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Men in vests, hard hats rob Barrow County jewelry store

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two black males in connection with the Tuesday morning robbery at Bethlehem’s Kay Jewelers store.

Barrow County man gets 20 years for child pornography

Jonathan Lee Whitmire, 36, of Auburn was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. He is also accused of molesting two young girls.

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Indictment: Suspect murdered woman, dumped body in woods

A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted Wednesday Charles Thomas Outlaw Jr. on charges including murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another.

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Barrow sheriff’s office earns top award from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

In addition to taking first place in the category for departments with 101 to 250 officers, the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office took home the Governor’s Cup, giving to the agency with the highest overall score.

Public meetings scheduled to discuss Barrow tax increase

Three public meetings are scheduled to discuss an increase in property taxes tentatively adopted by the Barrow County Board of Education.