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Superintendent Michael Williams told board of education members Tuesday, Nov. 12 that the school system plans to develop ways to help inform parents and the community on the importance of participating in the upcoming 2020 Federal Census. He said the official start date for the Census collec…

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Christmas in Danielsville will be held in Madison County Memorial Park on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., according to Police Chief Jonathan Burnette.

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The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump went public this week as several key witnesses will appear before a House committee — and television cameras — to testify out in the open. And one of the key players in the impeachment drama playing out in Washington D.C., told a crowd in J…

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Less homework, more courses designed to develop day-to-day "life skills" and more training on meeting the emotional needs of students could become a new focus within the Jackson County School System.

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Economic development is “going in the right direction,” Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark told the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 5, but he warned the majority of jobs in the future “don’t exist right now.”

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Nov. 12, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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The local Amvets Post 12 recently handed out its Americanism Essay and drawing awards to the students and teacher that won at the state convention. John Sliman and Tina Watkins of the post handed out the awards. Sliman is pictured above handing out the first-place student award to Samantha T…

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Braselton’s Downtown Development Authority awarded a matching landscaping grant to one of its newest businesses, the Braselton Brewing Company.

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Members of the Winder-Barrow High School JROTC retire American flags during a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Winder-based Sunbury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Watson Hall. 

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The Banks County Chamber of Commerce CVB held a ribbon cutting at Your CBD Store, which is located at 295 Steven B Tanger Boulevard, Commerce. Freddie and Peggy Gilstrap are the owners. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 706-…

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The growth that is occurring in Jackson County is adding to the county’s population and that makes the 2020 census more critical, Joel Logan, the chair of the county’s complete count committee, said Wednesday, Nov. 6, at a chamber of commerce breakfast.

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Braselton's Visitors Bureau Authority and the Downtown Development staff will host the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Product Development Resource Team Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the community room.

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Sixteen-year-old Jackson County student Gracen Dutton recently completed her first solo flight. Dutton hopes to obtain her private pilot’s license as soon as she reaches the minimum age of 17. Her brother 19-year-old brother, Hayden, recently became a commercial pilot. Dutton is the top-rank…

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Two long-time employees of Northeast Georgia Health System are among six healthcare workers in the state officially recognized as "heroes." Jason Grady and Jeff Thompson received their awards from the Georgia Hospital Association during its annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon November 1.

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Action to rezone property at Banks Crossing for an apartment complex was postponed until December following a request from the developer to take a second look at the plans.

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The Jackson County Board of Education and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners are taking action to work more closely together on their mutual interest in the community.

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The City of Auburn has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health and Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of city employees and family members.

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Nov. 5, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners and the Banks County Historical Society held a reception Friday afternoon to showcase the restoration of the Historic Courthouse. Music by Phil Brooks played in the background as guests wandered on the grounds and through the ground level and upstairs …

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Griffin Stephens receives a big hug after winning the Class AA individual cross country title Saturday, Nov. 2, in Carrollton. Stephens completed the course in 16:44.15, edging out Bleckley County’s Garrett Rogers by .06 seconds for the title. The boys’ team finished fourth overall in state.