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Graduation will be held on Saturday, July 18, at Leopard Stadium, with stipulations put in place due to COVID-19. However, the planned prom has been cancelled, also due to concerns due to the virus.

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Colbert Mayor Chris Peck (left) swears new council member Ray Thomas at Colbert’s July 6 council meeting. Thomas was elected to the council in a June 9 special election to finish out the term of Bert Robinson, who passed away. Thomas lives in Colbert with his wife, Sandra.

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The Barrow County School System plans to purchase up to $130,000 in personal protective equipment for school nurses, staff members and students in the coming fiscal year to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Following the recommendation of the city’s planning board and staff, the Winder City Council on Tuesday, July 7, voted down a proposal to annex and rezone more than 200 acres of land just south of Atlanta Highway and west of Pine Hills Golf Club that would have eventually allowed for a large…

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Although most area fireworks shows were canceled this year, some individuals and neighborhoods provided their own fireworks for the July 4 holiday. Here is a photo of some fireworks from the LeMarr Heights neighborhood in Commerce.

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The Commerce City Council wants to amend its current zoning map to eliminate some inconsistencies, but the move is raising questions about locations where the current use wouldn't conform to the new zoning codes.

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The county industrial development and building authority (IDA) unanimously agreed to sign a sewer system consent order with the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) at their monthly meeting last week so they can increase the waste water that the plant takes in from the Georgia Renewable P…

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The City of Nicholson has pushed back reopening its city hall after Gov. Brian Kemp extended a state public health emergency until August with COVID-19 cases spiking within Georgia.

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The City of Arcade re-opened its city park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 2. Mayor Doug Haynie and several city officials spoke and thanked and recognized businesses and locals who helped bring the vision of the new park design to reality.

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Madison County commissioners’ meetings will be back in person Monday, with the board holding its first gathering since the coronavirus shutdown in the Superior Courtroom in the county government complex.

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New Winder city administrator Mandi Cody is still settling in after being hired last month by the city council and has barely had one full week on the job.

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The City of Winder plans to implement two-hour parking limits throughout much of the downtown area — a move aimed at attracting more customers to downtown restaurants and businesses and encouraging owners and employees of those businesses to utilize non-two-hour lots and spaces.

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Renee Cardona says she’s aware of the poor local reviews in the past for CatSnip, the new spay/neuter services provider for Barrow County Animal Control. But Cardona, who took over ownership of the metro Atlanta-based organization in October, added that she’s aiming to change any negative pe…

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The spread of COVID-19 forced area schools to shutter their doors during the end of the 2019-20 school year. Students, teachers and parents adapted, utilizing digital learning in place of traditional in-person learning for the final months of the year.

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The Downtown Winder Live summer concert series kicks off Friday, July 3, as the Winder Downtown Business Association will host a concert from 7-10 p.m. at the Plaza at Jackson, the new pedestrian plaza along Jackson and Candler streets and Midland Avenue. 

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The Lula City Council approved a $1.116 budget at a called meeting on Monday, June 29, with Mayor Jim Grier pointing out that action comes with no employee furloughs or city taxes.

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners awarded a bid in a called meeting Monday morning to Rains Grading, Hauling & Paving for $68,500 for a sewer line installation at Hwy. 59.