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…
In another highlight of a full life well-lived, Latrell Canup White of Barrow County celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, Oct. 22, in style.
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.
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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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.
On Saturday, Aug. 15, Barrow County Habitat for Humanity board attended a celebration at the house of Tommy Davis that members built nearly 17 years ago. The house, built in 2003 for Davis, his late mother and his late sister, was paid off and he is now the owner.
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.
Local organizations Rural Women in Action the Hope 4 Xavier Foundation canceled their annual conferences this year due to COVID-19, but plan to resume the conferences in April 2021, leaders said last week.
Winder Church of God of Prophecy, located at the corner of King and Wright streets, will host a barbecue plate/yard sale Saturday, July 18, beginning at 8 a.m.
White Oak Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 123 East New St., Winder, will host a free community “Shred Day” event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 18.
As a result of growing community needs in response to the Coronavirus health emergency, the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors held a special meeting March 31 to review applications for emergency support.
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…
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…
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…