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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- BCSO: AHS employee had sexual relationship with ‘several’ students
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- Multiple alcohol arrests made in Winder
- Several charged in shoplifting incidents at Walmart
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- BASKETBALL: WBHS teams complete regular-season sweep of AHS
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- Kennedy Elementary School announces mid-year honors
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A former Barrow County School System employee has been arrested for having sexual relations with several students and supplying them with alcohol and has been fired by the school system.
Nine in the junior division and two in the senior division were awarded gold medals in the recent Barrow County School System science and engineering fair.
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.
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…
The Winder City Council is generally supportive of building new public restrooms at the city-owned Chimneys golf course but was not comfortable with the price proposed at its work session Monday, Jan. 6.
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The Statham City Council unanimously eliminated the position of city administrator and hired a new police chief at a called meeting Friday night, Jan. 3.
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.
The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce will likely continue to occupy the old train depot building on Porter Street for the foreseeable future.
Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) recognized the best of the organization’s volunteers and county chapters during its 82nd annual convention on Jekyll Island. The state award winners were honored for the programs they completed this past year to promote agriculture.
Barrow County will offer an incentive payment to its most experienced emergency services employees — aimed at retaining them and attempting to mitigate what county leaders have described as a crisis in the department’s staffing levels.
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, …
The Barrow County Habitat for Humanity board gathered Friday, Dec. 6, to dedicate a new home the nonprofit built on Wade Street in Winder.
The Barrow County School System had three schools recognized as top performing Title I schools by the Georgia Department of Education recently.
Barrow County Emergency Services is “facing a crisis” in its staffing levels, according to its chief, and the department has requested that the county board of commissioners approve a retention incentive payment for nearly three dozen of its employees.
The Winder City Council approved annexation and rezoning requests Tuesday, Dec. 3, that will allow for the development of an apartment complex, which advocates for the project say will provide much-needed workforce housing inside the city.
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.
The Boys and Girls Club of Winder-Barrow County will celebrate “Giving Tuesday,” the largest global giving day of the year, on Dec. 3.
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…
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…
Barrow County is in the running to be the next home to an undisclosed manufacturing business that would bring in 200 jobs to the community, according to the county’s director of economic development.