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The Barrow County School System plans to purchase up to $130,000 in personal protective equipment for school nurses, staff members and students in the coming fiscal year to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Following the recommendation of the city’s planning board and staff, the Winder City Council on Tuesday, July 7, voted down a proposal to annex and rezone more than 200 acres of land just south of Atlanta Highway and west of Pine Hills Golf Club that would have eventually allowed for a large…

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New Winder city administrator Mandi Cody is still settling in after being hired last month by the city council and has barely had one full week on the job.

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The City of Winder plans to implement two-hour parking limits throughout much of the downtown area — a move aimed at attracting more customers to downtown restaurants and businesses and encouraging owners and employees of those businesses to utilize non-two-hour lots and spaces.

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Renee Cardona says she’s aware of the poor local reviews in the past for CatSnip, the new spay/neuter services provider for Barrow County Animal Control. But Cardona, who took over ownership of the metro Atlanta-based organization in October, added that she’s aiming to change any negative pe…

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The Downtown Winder Live summer concert series kicks off Friday, July 3, as the Winder Downtown Business Association will host a concert from 7-10 p.m. at the Plaza at Jackson, the new pedestrian plaza along Jackson and Candler streets and Midland Avenue. 

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The Winder City Council on Tuesday, June 23, unanimously approved a $43.15 million total operating budget for the city for Fiscal Year 2021, representing a 1.6-percent decrease from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners quickly and unanimously approved the county’s roughly $84.4 million total operating budget for Fiscal Year 2021 at its Tuesday, June 23 meeting.

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Northeast Georgia Health System recently became the first health system in the state with hospitals designated as Emergency Cardiac Care Centers (ECCC). NGMC Gainesville received Level 1, NGMC Braselton Level 2 and NGMC Barrow and NGMC Lumpkin both received Level 3 designation. This means, p…

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The Winder City Council made the hiring of Mandi Cody as the new city administrator official last week, unanimously approving an employment agreement with her during a called meeting Thursday, June 11.

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A developer’s plans to build a large residential subdivision to the south of Atlanta Highway and west of Pine Hills Golf Course was dealt a setback Tuesday, June 16, when the majority of a Winder panel opposed annexing the land into the city.

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The Statham City Council unanimously approved the city’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget during its Tuesday, June 16 meeting with two weeks to spare — a stark contrast to last year, when the council was six weeks late adopting a spending plan for FY2020 due to several concerns with the numbers.

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Despite several agreeing it wasn’t a perfect answer, Barrow County school leaders approved a transportation schedule that would flip school starting times for the elementary and middle and high schools for the 2020-21 school year.

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The Barrow County Historical Society and Barrow County Museum will host a Train Day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Gainesville-Midland #208 steam engine and caboose museum downtown.

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Barrow County plans to market for sale a portion of county-owned land off Highway 82 next to the Barrow County Airport that it paid off all remaining debt on last month.