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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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Auburn divided on plan for Parks & Leisure dept.

The Auburn City Council remains divided on how to handle the Parks & Leisure Department in the wake of the resignation of its head.

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Winder DDA looking for solutions to downtown parking issues

Winder DDA looking for solutions to downtown parking issues

After several months of discussion about how to improve parking in downtown Winder, the Downtown Development Authority voted Tuesday to propose to the City an idea about parking on Candler Street.

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Statham appoints Martin as city administrator, approves new police chief

Statham appoints Martin as city administrator, approves new police chief

Statham Mayor Robert Bridges on Tuesday appointed current Chief of Police Steve Martin to fill the new position of city administrator, with current Assistant Chief of Police Allan Johnston to step up as Chief.

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Winder DDA votes to bring back Friday's band in fall if possible

Winder DDA votes to bring back Friday's band in fall if possible

The Winder Downtown Development Authority has voted to try to bring back classic rock group Sven and the Ringo Brothers for an encore concert, following the group’s original concert being mostly rained out last Friday night.

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Work begins on deconstruction of Jug Tavern Park pavilion

Work begins on deconstruction of Jug Tavern Park pavilion

Johnny Gregory of Madison, N.C. and workers began on Friday disassembling the Winder Pavilion. Gregory said he expects the process to take a couple of weeks. The pavilion will be rebuilt on Gregory’s 146 acres Healthful Living Organic Farm where he grows organic crops such as vegetables, fruit and medicinal and culinary herbs. The city of Winder sold the pavilion as it makes way for a new one. Gregory thanked the city of Winder for allowing him to recycle the structure.

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Winder announces Jug Tavern Pavilion ready to come down

The man who purchased the Jug Tavern Pavilion nearly a month ago arrived in town with his crew on Tuesday and begins demolition today, the Winder City Council was informed in Tuesday night’s meeting.

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Former Auburn dept. head left city in part due to council

Former Auburn dept. head left city in part due to council

The latest Auburn department head to resign stated in his exit interview that problems with the city council played a role in him leaving.

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