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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'…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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On Oct. 7, Mulberry Grove Senior Living in Statham hosted IMPROV Athens of UGA. "The students did a great job bringing a morning of smiles and laughter to the residents with their 'on the spot' comedy skits!" leaders said.

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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…

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Apalachee High School senior Cassidy Hunter was crowned the school's 2019 homecoming queen following the Wildcats' 21-14 win Saturday, Sept. 14, over Jackson County. Hunter is pictured with her brother, Wildcat junior Chase Hunter, and their parents. 

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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, …

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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…

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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…