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Winder-Barrow Community Theatre concluded its second round of its summer Drama Camp the week of June 21-25. Two sessions were held each day with children ages 5-9 attending in the morning and children ages 10-15 attending in the afternoon. Campers spent their week learning many things about …

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Twenty-two Boy Scouts and five leaders from BSA Troop 750 of Auburn took a trip last week up to Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton for the scouts to work on their ranks and merit badges. During the weeklong camp, the scouts took classes in engineering, kayaking, metal working, aviation, communi…

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Throughout her life, Erika Wilson had been able to avoid any major surgeries other than an appendix removal she had when she was a young girl. So she was admittedly taken aback during a medical appointment in March when doctors found a mass on her small intestine and scheduled a procedure to…

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Winder-Barrow Community Theatre resumed its annual Drama Camp this summer with the first week of camp being held June 7-11. Younger children attended the morning session while older children attended in the afternoon. After being closed for over a year due to Covid concerns, the first live a…

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Volunteers with the Barrow County Historical Society will host a "Train Day" event starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Gainesville-Midland #208 steam engine and caboose museum in downtown Winder.

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An estimated 7,000 people gathered in downtown Winder on May 22 to enjoy a free Swingin’ Medallions concert at the newly renovated Jug Tavern Park and amphitheater. The City of Winder and Downtown Development Authority thanked Akins Ford for sponsoring the band, Regions Bank for providing a …

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The Barrow County Food Pantry, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will hold its monthly outdoor food distribution day Thursday, June 24, starting at 8 a.m. (rain or shine) at Holly Hill Mall on West Athens Street in Winder.

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Tree House Inc., a Winder-based nonprofit whose mission is to prevent child abuse in Barrow, Jackson and Banks counties, raised over $110,000 through its annual “A Night of Hope” live and silent auction, held Friday, May 21, at The Venue at Friendship Springs in Flowery Branch. The event inc…

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Gail Mosuch (right) of the Winder-based Sunbury Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the annual DAR Youth Citizenship Award to Keniyah Towler, who is a student at Haymon-Morris Middle School. The award honors a student who “demonstrates the …

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The local Sukey Hart Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) Society now has two of its members serving on the Georgia State Society C.A.R. Board. Isabelle Lowrie (right) serves as the state chaplain and Reese Lowrie is the state treasurer.

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Logan Morris acknowledges that “speechless” isn’t a word that those who know her would associate with her very often. But the seventh-grade language arts teacher at Russell Middle School admitted that she couldn’t find the words to match her emotions when she walked out of the front doors to…

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Alesa McArthur, philanthropy director for Georgia Health Family Alliance, made an educational presentation on TAR WARS to Barrow County Chamber of Commerce Business Over Breakfast attendees last week. TAR WARS is a community-based education program designed for fourth- and fifth-grade studen…

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Representatives for Adventure Bags vowed almost two years ago, after the local nonprofit’s founder passed away, that they would not let the organization’s operations and mission fall by the wayside. And, in fact, they’ve been able to expand the organization’s outreach, even through the coron…

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A pet-themed Fur Fest event was held Friday, April 30, at Jug Tavern Park in Winder. Pup & Cat Co. representatives were on site with dogs available for adoption for National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day. There were also pet-related vendors and local non-profit organizations, a Kentucky Derby-…

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Come Alive Ministries Pregnancy Care Center of Winder held a barbecue fundraiser Saturday, May 1, at Whistleville Christian Church, with volunteers serving hundreds of meals to the local community. "The board, staff and volunteers of CAM Pregnancy Care Center would like to extend our appreci…

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The non-profit thrift store Clothes Closet has recently upgraded at its West Candler Street location, across from the Winder Police Department headquarters. All proceeds from the store go back into the Barrow County community through the Church of the Month program, Food Pantry and other out…

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The Barrow County Food Pantry, in partnership with The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will hold its monthly food distribution day Thursday, April 22, starting at 8 a.m. (rain or shine) at Holly Hill Mall, across from Hill's Ace Hardware, on West Athens Street in Winder.

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Joe and Marie Watkins of Winder are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple were married on March 27, 1971. They have two children (Angie Humphries and Russell Watkins) and five grandchildren who also live in Winder.

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The Winder Downtown Business Association recently held a ribbon-cutting for the opening of a new office by Gainesville-based law firm Smith Hulsey Attorneys at Law. The firm’s Winder office is located at 75 North Broad St., Suite 6000 in the old Peoples Bank building. The firm specializes so…

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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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Ethan Coker, a worked-based learning student from Winder-Barrow High School, was involved in successful efforts recently to save the life of a woman who had collapsed from cardiac arrest at the pool area of the Brad Akins YMCA in Winder. For his work-based learning job placement, Coker works…

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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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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.