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New FFA-FCCLA facility dedicated to state Rep. England

COVINGTON — Dozens of dignitaries and hundreds of youngsters wearing the signature blue jacket of FFA-FCCLA gathered Tuesday morning to dedicate a new facility in honor of a man who is a leader in agricultural education in Georgia. State leaders — including Gov....

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Barrow lawmaker to co-chair economic development group

A Barrow County lawmaker has been named a co-chair of the House Rural Development Council, created during the recent state legislative session to work with rural communities to find ways to encourage economic growth. Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn, was named to the post...

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Many Georgians to be helped in FY2018 appropriations bill

By Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) The Georgia General Assembly last Wednesday adopted the General Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2018. We are taking care of things we have not been able to do for many years — helping Georgians of all ages who are suffering as well...

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Georgia lawmakers OK state budget with teacher raises

The Georgia General Assembly passed a $49 billion budget Wednesday. House Speaker David Ralston said it’s possibly the earliest point in the legislative session lawmakers have agreed on a budget. Under the plan, teachers would get a 2 percent raise; state workers who...

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Ga. House Approves Expansion of County Rec Area

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives this week approved a Senate resolution to allow Barrow County Parks & Recreation to add another 37 acres from Fort Yargo State Park to the Barrow County Recreation Complex. Barrow County in 1970 entered into a 50-year...

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England helps spur change for education

By Zac Taylor Staff Writer It’s easy to see all the progress being made in education at the local level, from new construction to new classes offered. But what’s been happening at the Georgia Assembly this year has also been key to the progress of education in the...

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England on influence list

Georgia Trend Magazine recently released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians, and a Barrow resident is on the list. According to the magazine, Terry England, Auburn resident and member of the Georgia House of Representatives whose district covers...

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England: State program covers technical college tuition

At June’s grand opening of Lanier Technical College’s new campus in Barrow County, Gov. Nathan Deal talked about one of the best educational opportunities available anywhere in the United States. It’s right here in Georgia, and we don’t want you to miss out. Here’s...

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