Winder-Barrow Community Theatre recently presented a check for over $600 to New Path 1010. The donation is part of WBCT’s continuing program of giving a portion of the proceeds from each play to a local non-profit group. New Path 1010 is a non-profit group that “exists to be a bridge to a br…
The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc., offers cooling help for the elderly and medically homebound in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre recently received a check for $500 from Hill's Ace Hardware, which has been a sponsor for the theatre group for several years. Alex Hill, right, and a group of employees presented the check to Tery Overbey, left, who is the president of Winder-Barrow Community…
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- THOMPSON: Stronger statewide action needed to address pandemic
- County, Auburn enact ‘stay-at-home’ orders, but Winder council holds off
- Coronavirus update: Winder council votes not to enact stay-at-home order, will keep current measures in place
- Kemp to deploy National Guard to fight virus in long-term care facilities
- Hotlines established for reporting violations
- State's public schools closed through April 24
- Jackson EMC Foundation awards $142K in funding to agencies responding to COVID-19
- Kemp announces coronavirus testing ramp-up
- Coronavirus update: First Barrow County death from coronavirus reported; seven cases overall
- Coronavirus update: Barrow County issues stay-at-home order; 'non-essential' businesses ordered to close; Winder to vote on new order Tuesday
- Coronavirus update: City of Auburn issues stay-at-home order in conjunction with Gwinnett County
- Coronavirus update: 19 confirmed Barrow County cases; statewide total surpasses 4,000, more deaths reported
- Coronavirus update: Winder council approves mandatory nighttime curfew, some business closures, bans dine-in service at restaurants, most public gatherings
- Coronavirus update: Second Barrow County death reported, nine cases listed; statewide death toll surpasses 100
- Coronavirus update: Five confirmed Barrow cases; governor orders schools closed through April 24
- Coronavirus update: First listed Barrow County death a 66-year-old male
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Cub Scout Pack 235 along with Scouts BSA Troops 235 and 5235, both of whom are chartered by the Church at War Hill South Campus, recently buried a time capsule in recognition of BSA's 110th anniversary. They will reunite in 10 years to open the time capsule, which includes questionnaires abo…
Debi Bradley gives a long hug and a pat on the back to a young man as he walks out the door.
As it sat in disrepair for years and with the City of Winder unable to find anyone who could make use of it, the iconic Peskin building on East Athens Street seemed destined to be torn down and erased from the downtown landscape.
From April 16-18, the University of Georgia Block and Bridle Club will host the 46th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo at the University of Georgia Livestock Instructional Arena in Athens, an event Winder native Lauren Bray played a role in organizing.
Come Alive Ministries of Barrow County, a pregnancy care center based in Winder, hosted its annual Sanctity of Human Life Concert on Saturday, Jan. 25 at First Baptist Church in Statham. "This was a wonderful night of music and fellowship with several local churches donating their talent on …
The Barrow News-Journal was named last week at the Business of the Week by the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce. The award is sponsored by Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Country Financial. Pictured, from left to right, are chamber president Tommy Jennings, chamber vice presiden…
Pat Leming, Area 14 Director of the Georgia Retired Educators Association, was the featured speaker at the Barrow County Retired Educators Association (BCREA) December meeting. Area 14 includes Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Greene, Gwinnett, Morgan and Walton counties, and UGA. Leming reminded BCRE…
The local AMVETS Post 12 Ladies Auxiliary presented a handmade blanket by Donna Devere to Ken Barke, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, 1966-1968, after his recent back surgery. AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate of AMVETS and has assisted veterans and their communities for over 50 years. “It'…
For 11 long years, Mary Maddox suffered indignities and frustrations few can truly understand — or would ever want to.
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre recently donated $770 to Holiday Connection. The money was a part of the proceeds from the WBCT production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," which was presented the first weekend of December. Holiday Connection is the Christmas part of the Barrow Family Co…
The Special Olympics Barrow County (SOBC) Unified Soccer team had quite an exciting day in the rain Saturday, Nov. 23, when they attended Atlanta United’s first ever special-needs soccer event, called Unified Celebration.
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson at the Winder Cultural Arts Center, 113 East Athens St.
The Winder-Barrow High School Class of 1959 held its 60-year class reunion at the Winder First United Methodist Church on Oct. 5. Pictured, from left to right, are front row: Jack Burel, Rebecca A. Ellington Mote, Greg Sims, Dorian Brooks Dillard, Crystal Ridgeway Dunahoo, Reba Algood Still,…
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre recently presented the Barrow County Food Pantry with a check for $493.50 to help restock it with needed food items. The money came from the proceeds of the WBCT production of “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” and from donations given by audience members at the…
On Nov. 30, Corner Bookstore in Winder will offer readers extra incentive to join in Shop Local Saturday with a visit from five Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas authors.
The Winder Noon Lions Club recently provided 100 dictionaries for the third-grade students at County Line Elementary School in Winder. Shown with the students are Lions Calvin Haney, Joann Smith, Sheila Morris, Dottie Reynolds, Pat Whitehouse, David Martin, Gwen Hill, and PDG Bob Norton.
The Apalachee High School marching band performed at halftime of the Battle of Barrow football game on Friday, Oct. 4. Pictured above is trumpet player Joseph Cervantes.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Barrow held its second annual health fair recently. Residents were offered various health screenings and health-related information passed on by over 25 vendors. Leaders said the cooking demonstration was also a big hit. NGMC Barrow plans to continue t…
Alto saxophone player Kelsey Goss and the Winder-Barrow High School marching band perform at halftime of the Battle of Barrow football game between Winder-Barrow and Apalachee on Friday, Oct. 4.
Suicide prevention month ended with the Barrow County Out of the Darkness Walk raising $27,000. The event was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Winder-Barrow High School and on the lawn of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Residents and family members of Mulberry Grove Senior Assisted Living in Statham enjoyed a Grandparents Day celebration with barbecue and ice cream on Sept. 8.
Three years ago, 67-year-old Mike Sandefer received a devastating cancer diagnosis. Since then, his determination and positive attitude have turned his cancer diagnosis into a journey that has helped others in his shoes through raising funds for Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center’s canc…
The Winder-Barrow High School Class of 1969 held its 50th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Wimberly Center for Community Development in Winder. Pictured, from left to right, are front row: Cathy Edge Schmidt, Wayne Roberts, Steve Standridge, David Maddox, Phillip Wall, Ronnie Brasfield, …
President Donald Trump announced that he was signing an order that would work to erase the student loan debt of 25,000 disabled veterans as he spoke to the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, Ky. recently. Amvets held its 75th-anniversary convention with President Trump ope…
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Barrow collaborated with the American Cancer Society to sponsor the celebration luminary ceremony and hosted a dinner at the hospital to honor the courage of cancer survivors. Bethlehem Church singer Chloe Pannell and acoustic player Ryan McCain perfor…