Our publication in Barrow County, the Barrow Journal, has been named as the local Legal Organ Newspaper for 2012 and 2013. State law mandates that a newspaper vying for legal organ status be published for 2 years, has above 75% paid circulation and has an independent audit of is circulation for verification. The Journal has been publishing for 3 years.
After 2013, the Journal will rotate legal organ status with the Barrow County News on two-year cycles.
The legal organ status is determined by a vote of the sheriff, probate judge and clerk of superior court. The secretary of state’s office is notified each December by the probate judge as to the newspaper that is to serve for the following year.