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Three proposed amendments to the City of Winder’s charter that could substantially alter the city government drew a rebuke last week from Mayor David Maynard in an open letter before the author of the petitions shot back, accusing the mayor of “fear-mongering.”

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Democrats on the Georgia House Higher Education Committee urged Gov. Brian Kemp Monday to drop his opposition to mask mandates and leave the decision to administrators at the state’s public colleges and universities.

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President Joe Biden’s approval rating in Georgia – nationally regarded as one of several key swing states in the 2022 midterm election and the presidential race in 2024 – is declining, according to a new survey.

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The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) has continued its support in the community by distributing $426,500 worth of scholarship awards to students pursuing their post-secondary education this fall. The funds are the total of 217 awards from scholarship funds administered by NGCF and f…

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Bob Dixon, a former long-time Barrow County Board of Education member and Winder-Barrow High School basketball and football coach who later served two terms on the Winder City Council, died Thursday, Sept. 2, after being hospitalized recently due to COVID-19 and other complications. He was 85.

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The Barrow County Airport Authority hopes to take on an estimated $5 million expansion project in an effort to attract more businesses to the airport but is seeking the county’s involvement in helping pay back the debt on a construction loan for the work. The county’s return on investment, o…

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Barrow County School System superintendent Chris McMichael announced Tuesday, Aug. 31, a “temporary” mask requirement for all schools and facilities, as the district continued to see an increase in positive coronavirus cases across its campuses amid soaring COVID-19 infection levels througho…

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ATLANTA – Herschel Walker’s Heisman Trophy-winning football exploits at the University of Georgia should be enough to win him the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate next spring on name recognition alone.

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University of Georgia football icon Herschel Walker filed paperwork Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination for the Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Raphael Warnock.

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting local governments in Georgia from imposing mask, vaccine or building-capacity mandates aimed at discouraging the spread of COVID-19.

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The Barrow County School System announced Wednesday, Aug. 18, that it will impose temporary mask mandates for schools where at least 1% of its population tests positive for COVID-19 amid spiking coronavirus levels around the county and increased close-contact quarantines in the schools.

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Three more people threw their hat in the ring over the final two days of qualifying for the vacant Winder City Council at-large seat this week, bringing the number to 10 people who will be interviewed to replace former councilwoman Holly Sheats.

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At least seven people so far have put their name in the hat to fill the at-large Winder City Council seat left vacant after Holly Sheats’ resignation last month, including a former council member. And there could be more on the way before the special qualifying period closes at the end of th…

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Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday, Aug. 6, defended his decision not to impose mask-wearing or vaccination mandates on Georgians to stem the latest surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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The right of Americans to vote in federal elections would be codified in federal law for the first time under legislation introduced last week by U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Georgia.

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The Auburn City Council approved on Thursday, Aug. 5, the annexation and rezoning of the Fowler Farms property off Apalachee Church Road, clearing the way for over 500 single-family detached homes and townhomes, along with commercial space, to be built there over the next few years.