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Local author Bobby Nash of Bethlehem has been awarded the New Pulp Fiction Award by the Sangria Summit Society for his literary work, specifically Snow Falls, the first book in his Snow series of novellas published by BEN Books.

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On Saturday, Nov. 28, the local Pharoh’s Car Club of Georgia collected over 100 toys for the Winder Fire Department on Broad Street. Organizers said Pharoh’s General Derrick Stidham recently was in contact with fire department representatives, who said the club did not have any Christmas toy…

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On the second Thursday of each month, join elected officials, pastors, community leaders,and concerned citizens as they meet to pray for the nation, its leaders and revival for America.

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Barrow County Kick Squad, a kickball league for women 18 years old and up in Barrow County, held a benefit tournament Oct. 25 at Hillman-Rainwater Park in Statham to help a local woman who has been battling cancer for four years and has been out of work since the onset of the coronavirus pan…

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A big teddy bear made of hay bales, pictured last week, faces the road at Gary Whiddon's residence on Mulberry Road in Winder. 

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Proceeds from virtual 5K walk/run set for next month will benefit The Tree House, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to reduce the impact and occurrence of child abuse through counseling, educating, supporting and nurturing children and families in Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties.

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The members of Statham Masonic Lodge No. 634 donated $10,000 to the Brad Akins YMCA in Winder on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Members teamed up with the family of Wayne and Susan Bartlett, who are supporters of their lodge. “The members of Statham Lodge 634 thank the many businesses and individuals who…

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On the second Thursday of each month, join elected officials, pastors, community leaders,and concerned citizens as they meet to pray for the nation, its leaders and revival for America.

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On the second Thursday of each month, join elected officials, pastors, community leaders,and concerned citizens as they meet to pray for the nation, its leaders and revival for America.

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The Piedmont Regional Library System is offering new redesigned library cards to its patrons in honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month. During the month of September, the American Library Association and all libraries nationwide are urging everyone to sign up for a library card.  

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John and Margaret Hemphill of Winder celebrated their 60th anniversary with a celebration on Saturday, July 25, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Shown are the couple with grandchildren Kaitlyn Ellington, Kerrigan Ellington, Stone Ellington and Dillon Ellington. 

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Isabelle Lowrie, president of the local Sukey Hart chapter of Children of the American Revolution Society, was elected to the GSSCAR State Board at the 81st annual State Conference, held on March 7 in Columbus. Lowrie will serve for one year as the state registrar for the Georgia State Child…

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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…

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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.

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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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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…

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The Kyle Pease Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to “improving the lives of the disabled through sports,” is taking applications for Camp Wheel-A-Way.

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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'…