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Friday January 19th, 2018 - 11:36 am

The Sheriff's Office has received multiple phone calls in reference to a scam. This is the same scam where people are receiving phone calls stating "this is the Sheriff's Office and you have missed jury duty" or something similar. The phone calls appear to be coming from 470-717-9448 per multiple callers so please do not answer this phone number. If you do answer a call and the caller states they are with the Sheriff's Office please do not send them any money or do anything they ask you to. The Sheriff's Office will never contact you via phone and ask you to send in money or attempt to intimidate you into doing something. If you have any other concerns after receiving a phone call please do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff's Office for assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 9:40 am

Courthouse is closed. Please know the Sheriffs Office does not handle court cases and if you have court when don’t know when it will be rescheduled ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 7:32 am

Alright folks please don’t get out on the roads we are responding to numerous wrecks and cars in ditches right now. Stay at home until it’s safe to drive unless you want to be possibly stuck on the side of the road ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 5:42 am

The roads are very slick in many areas this morning with snow and ice. It is our recommendation to stay off the roads. All of our major roads and highways are covered. We will update as things update ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 9:06 pm

Barrow County School System has decided to cancel school tomorrow due to potential ice and snow tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 6:37 pm

Most of you have heard there is a chance of snow late tonight into the early morning. Barrow County Schools is well aware and will advise of any closings or late openings tomorrow. The Sheriffs Office is not aware of any closings that will be made regarding the potential dusting of snow. We will advise with any updates when they become available. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday January 4th, 2018 - 3:00 pm

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Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Hwy 81 is back open thanks for the patience ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 - 6:27 pm


Please avoid the area of Hwy 81 South from Carter Hill Road southbound to Hwy 316. Emergency personnel are on scene with a large gas leak. All traffic is being rerouted at 316 and Carter Hill Road. We don’t have a timeline but personnel from the Gas Dept. are on scene as well. We will post when the roads are back open.
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Monday January 1st, 2018 - 9:21 pm

GOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less