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Statham looks to Sunflower Festival

Statham looks to Sunflower Festival

Statham has officially sold out of vendor spots for its upcoming Sunflower Festival this weekend.

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Statham finds more money for budget

Statham finds more money for budget

The City of Statham now has over $42,000 more in its budget for this year than anticipated.

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Bethlehem looks at possibly adding sewer system in future

The mayor of Bethlehem says he’s hopeful they’ll be able to get a sewer system in their town.

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Winder woman objects to new Rose Hill Cemetery markers at city council meeting

Winder woman objects to new Rose Hill Cemetery markers at city council meeting

Winder resident Charisse Lackey, with several supporters present, objected to the new section markers at Rose Hill Cemetery at Monday night’s council work session.

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Former officer files lawsuit against Auburn, claims racial discrimination

Former officer files lawsuit against Auburn, claims racial discrimination

A former Auburn police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination played a role in his firing in 2012.

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Auburn council approves new budget

Auburn council approves new budget

The Auburn city council approved a new budget last week with a 3-1 vote.

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A potential raise for a city employee disputed ahead of Auburn budget vote

A potential raise for a city employee disputed ahead of Auburn budget vote

A potential raise for an employee will be a point of contention for Auburn city leaders as they plan to vote on a budget Thursday.

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DDA looks to schedule dual concerts for October

DDA looks to schedule dual concerts for October

Two of three concerts of the Downtown Winder LIVE! Music Series this summer were postponed due to weather conditions, and now the Downtown Development Authority is looking to reschedule both music groups to return to Winder on the same date.

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Pavilion space cleared

Pavilion space cleared

As of last week, the downtown Winder pavilion is officially gone. Utilities Director Roger Wilhelm said the grassing of the empty lot was finished Thursday afternoon, and there were a few hours of final cleanup and rolling new grass last Friday morning.

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Statham renames park after mayor

Statham renames park after mayor

The Statham City Council had a surprise up their sleeves for Mayor Robert Bridges on Tuesday night.

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DDA survey responses shine light on what residents want to see in downtown Winder

DDA survey responses shine light on what residents want to see in downtown Winder

More than 300 people responded to a survey released last week on the Winder Downtown Development Authority Facebook page.

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Statham to reevaluate costs for road project

Statham to reevaluate costs for road project

Statham is currently short nearly $30,000 for a McCarty Road repaving project and is looking to reevaluate costs for it.

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Auburn aiming to finalize budget details this week

Auburn city officials are aiming to have the final details of the 2015 fiscal year budget finalized this week.

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Auburn senior housing development nears its start date

Groundbreaking on the Autry Pines development in Auburn could take place within the next couple weeks.

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Winder purchases land to improve Broad, Highway 82 intersection

Winder purchases land to improve Broad, Highway 82 intersection

 

The City of Winder approved Tuesday a payment of $450,000 to purchase the property at the corner of East Broad and Broad Streets.

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Former Auburn officer alleges racial discrimination played role in firing

Former Auburn officer alleges racial discrimination played role in firing

A former Auburn police officer is alleging racial discrimination played a role in his firing.

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Winder approves up to $175,000 to renovate customer center

Winder approves up to $175,000 to renovate customer center

The Winder City Council voted Tuesday to authorize Mayor David Maynard to spend up to $175,000 on needed repairs and renovations to the Customer Center.

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Auburn continues to work on budget

Auburn city officials are expecting to have a balanced budget in the next couple weeks.

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Winder Customer Center closed until further notice

The City of Winder’s Customer Center closed today for renovations. Further announcements will be made about the reopening.  Until the Customer Center reopens, you may make your payments via the following methods:

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Auburn goes back and forth on street light fee

The first round of budget talks in Auburn included a discussion about whether residents should pay a fee for streetlights.

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Johnston steps up as chief of police

Johnston steps up as chief of police

Former Statham Assistant Chief of Police Allan Johnston was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police on Wednesday morning.

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Martin begins job as Statham administrator

Martin begins job as Statham administrator

Former Statham Chief of Police Steve Martin officially took on his new role as city administrator on Friday.

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