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The Winder City Council, during its Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting, approved raising the city’s wastewater rates for the remainder of its fiscal year as it attempts to close an operating deficit in the city’s sewer fund.

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Dec. 3, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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Barrow County students will start school in early August for the next two years and have the breaks to which they have become accustomed. In addition, traffic around schools should slow down a bit or end up with speeding tickets.

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The City of Auburn plans to use funding from the state to widen and resurface Heritage Way, the entrance to the Heritage Park neighborhood.

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A wedding venue company based in Texas and Oklahoma plans to purchase property in Winder and build “one of the most desirable wedding/reception venues in the entire state of Georgia,” according to its application to Barrow County planning staff.

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Nov. 26, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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Barrow County and the City of Winder have yet to resolve two outstanding service-delivery issues, and a court-ordered mediation session earlier this month did not yield any agreements, leaving both parties uncertain about when the issue will be put to rest and when an updated service-deliver…

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The City of Winder is eyeing an increase to its wastewater rates for the remainder of the current fiscal year and additional increases over the coming fiscal years as it attempts to chip away at an operating deficit in its sewer fund.

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The Barrow Book Partnership, along with the Barrow Community Foundation, received a $2,500 Walmart Community Grant from the Winder store. The Winder Walmart's management team includes several former Barrow County School System students and graduates. The grant will provide age-appropriate bo…

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Nov. 19, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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Students in Barrow County will continue to start school near the beginning of August for the next two years if the Barrow Board of Education accepts the recommendation made Tuesday, Nov. 19, at its work session.

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The Winder City Council has altered its meeting schedule for the remainder of the year, and the change is likely to take effect through next year as well.

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Economic development is “going in the right direction,” Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark told the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 5, but he warned the majority of jobs in the future “don’t exist right now.”

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Nov. 12, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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The local Amvets Post 12 recently handed out its Americanism Essay and drawing awards to the students and teacher that won at the state convention. John Sliman and Tina Watkins of the post handed out the awards. Sliman is pictured above handing out the first-place student award to Samantha T…

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Members of the Winder-Barrow High School JROTC retire American flags during a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Winder-based Sunbury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Watson Hall. 

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The City of Auburn has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health and Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of city employees and family members.

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Nov. 5, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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A proposed walking trail extending from city-owned property near downtown Winder to Fort Yargo State Park would be largely funded through a new state grant program if the City of Winder’s application is approved — though the city will likely still wind up kicking in more than $330,000 on top…

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Oct. 29, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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“It’s one of the best things we do,” superintendent Chris McMichael said Wednesday, Oct. 23, about four Barrow County eighth-grade students and parents signing REACH contracts as their selection for the program was officially announced.

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The City of Winder held its annual Halloween Spooktacular festival Friday, Oct. 25, at Jug Tavern Park. Visitors were treated to candy, food and craft vendors and numerous children's activities. 

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Oct. 22, 1969 edition of The Winder News.