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The Statham City Council proposes to change its work session date, providing more time between meetings, but it delayed a vote on the idea to February.

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The Barrow County Martin Luther King Committee held its annual MLK Day march through downtown Winder and observance ceremony at White Oak Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Winder on Monday, Jan. 20. The march started at Quality Foods on North Broad Street, worked its way through downtown a…

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Barrow County is taking steps toward having a state court that will handle misdemeanor and traffic cases, a move designed to decrease the caseload burden on other courts.

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The new-look Winder City Council held its first meeting together Monday, Jan. 6. Prior to the council work session, from top left, clockwise, new council members Holly Sheats and Kobi Kilgore were sworn in while Ward 4 councilman Travis Singley and Mayor David Maynard were sworn in for the s…

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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. 31, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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The Winder Downtown Development Authority board, during its Thursday, Dec. 19 meeting, approved the sale of $7.3 million in bonds to facilitate the construction of a new Division of Family and Children Services building, which the authority will own after 15 years.

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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. 24, 1969 edition of The Winder News.

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A “freeze” on spending may be coming in Statham. The incoming new mayor and an incoming city council member favor some kind of spending halt until the budget is reviewed.

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The Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy, which will open in August, is supposed to be a different kind of high school. If principal Dale Simpson’s plans are followed, it should be.

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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. 17, 1969 edition of The Winder News.

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In just 24 hours, the Boys and Girls Club of Winder-Barrow County exceeded its Giving Tuesday fundraising goal, raising more than $2,000 to “support its mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as responsible, caring, …

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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. 10, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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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.