Winder’s American Legion Post 509 has been shut down by the American Legion Department of Georgia. The executive committee took the action June 23, according to a spokesman for District 10, which covers 21 posts in northeast Georgia. Senior vice commander Tommy Hatton of Loganville said he recommended the revocation based on continuing law enforcement problems on Post 509’s property that is east of downtown Winder.

“The Winder post has had a lot of problems with the police department there,” he said Monday.

Two years ago, as the commander of District 10, Hatton recommended the suspension of the post’s charter.

For the full story, see the July 3 issue of the Barrow Journal.

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