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New WPD major brings variety of experiences to unit

New WPD major brings variety of experiences to unit

Thursday was the first day on the job for the Winder Police Department’s new Criminal Investigation Department Commander, Ed DeVelasco.

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PETA offers reward for info leading to conviction of alpaca, llama killers

PETA offers reward for info leading to conviction of alpaca, llama killers

A national animal rights group is stepping up to help find the people involved in killing a llama and alpaca.

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State agencies prepare for busy Independence Day

State agencies prepare for busy Independence Day

Various agencies in Georgia are preparing for what is expected to be a busy Independence Day weekend.

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BCES provides safety tips for the holiday

Happy July 4th From Barrow County Emergency Services.

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Alpaca, llama killed at Hoschton farm

Alpaca, llama killed at Hoschton farm

A routine night at Gilliland's Heritage Alpacas in Hoschton turned tragic last week when an alpaca and llama were discovered dead.

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All lanes of SR 347 closed between Spout Springs and SR 211

All lanes of State Route 347 are closed from Spout Springs Road to SR 211 due to a gas main break, the department of transportation recently announced.

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Winder DUI arrests increase from last 2 years due to better-trained officers

Winder DUI arrests increase from last 2 years due to better-trained officers

Winder DUI arrest numbers are up this year compared to the last couple of years, and the police department is attributing that to better-trained officers.

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Family thanks firefighters for saving baby boy's life

Family thanks firefighters for saving baby boy's life

A local family recently took the time to thank a couple of Barrow firefighters who helped save the life of the family’s brand new baby boy.

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Online police training issue has little effect locally

A recent statewide problem with testing for law enforcement officers has had a minimal impact in Barrow County.

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Winder Police to upgrade interview rooms

The Winder Police Department has been chosen to receive a grant for up to $10,000 to use toward outfitting two new interview rooms with updated technology.

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WPD charges 6 stores with selling alcohol to minors

Six people in Winder have been cited for selling alcohol to minors, according to a news release. They were charged as part of a Winder Police Department undercover investigation at 20 stores that took place at the end of May. The following people are accused of selling alcohol to a minor without checking identification:

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Community steps up to support family of Winder man who died in crash

Community steps up to support family of Winder man who died in crash

People are rallying behind the family of a 29-year-old Winder man killed in a wreck last week.

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