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Apalachee High School recently recognized its student and faculty award winners for August. Pictured, from left to right, are Alishia Moss (Faculty Member of the Month), Kayla Wilson (Most Improved Student of the Month), Omeed Behzadi (Teacher of the Month) and Abby Zapata (Student-Athlete o…

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The Campus Outdoor Enhancement Project at Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy has received several grants to increase biodiversity on the school campus, as well as make it more “pollinator friendly,” according to school leaders. The project, a collaboration between STEM, biology and math classe…

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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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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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The following orientations for high school equivalency classes through Lanier Technical College for those looking to earn their GED have been scheduled at the Wimberly Center for Community Development, 163 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winder:

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Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members Alexa Mancillas and Hayley Fleming presented their SkillsUSA Technical Framework activity followed by an interview on Thursday, June 17, for their chapter’s National Models of Excellence competition.

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Winder-Barrow High School head band director Jerry Pharr is pictured conducting the band in the playing of the school’s fight song during the football team’s spring scrimmage against Jackson County on Thursday, May 20, at W. Clair Harris Stadium. Pharr is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 s…

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Members of the Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy band program recently participated in All-State and District Band performances sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association. Two BASA students were chosen for District Band honors, and one eighth-grade student was selected for the highl…

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Brailee Lynn Messer, a member of the Winder-Barrow High School graduating class of 2021, has enlisted in the U.S. Army and is scheduled to deploy June 8 with the MOS (Military Occupational Specialties) Being Mortuary Affairs. She will be shipped from Winder to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, a…

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The following Barrow County area students were recently recognized University of North Georgia president Bonita C. Jacobs for achieving a 4.0 grade-point average during the spring 2021 semester.

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Members of the Winder-Barrow High School Band recently participated in All-State and District Band performances sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association.  Eight students were chosen for District Band honors, and one was selected for the highly-competitive All-State Band.

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The media program at Winder Elementary has been selected as the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) 2021 Elementary Exemplary Media Program. The program was created to recognize library media programs that empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful research…

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On Thursday, March 25, Congressman Jody Hice held a signing ceremony for Abigail Bugg, a senior at Apalachee High School who has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Abigail, the daughter of Brooke and James Bugg of Monroe, will enter the academy in Ju…

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Local high school seniors Luke Jarvis, William Perry and Tyrah James, all of Winder, recently participated in LaGrange College’s virtual Presidential Scholarship Day and earned additional scholarship awards.

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The faculty and staff at Apalachee High School wore red on Feb. 5 to show their support of women's heart health for National Wear Red Day. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “No. 1 killer of women in the United States.…