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Barrow County Airport runway resurfacing complete

Barrow County Airport runway resurfacing complete

The runway resurfacing project at the Barrow County Airport was completed this week.

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Independence Day roundup: Events, advisories

Here’s a rundown of various Independence Day events and advisories in the area.

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Local youth participate in annual conference

Local youth participate in annual conference

It may be summer, but the learning hasn’t stopped since school ended. 

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Local Masonic lodges award scholarships

Local Masonic lodges award scholarships

Auburn Masonic Lodge No. 230 hosted the annual Scholarship Night on June 11. 

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Barrow Regional, CERT run emergency drills

Barrow Regional, CERT run emergency drills

This month, Barrow Regional Medical Center, along with area public safety and emergency services from Region E (east Georgia) participated in a mock disaster drill ...

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Jug Tavern Festival to feature new event

The 2016 Jug Tavern Festival will feature the annual event’s first-ever Bed Race, festival officials announced. 

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Federal officials tour future Wimberly Center, Winder

Federal officials tour future Wimberly Center, Winder

As work continued Thursday afternoon on an interior overhaul of the old Winder-Barrow Middle School, local leaders and representatives from various federal and state agencies ...

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Barrow County Emergency  Services purchases new air packs

Barrow County Emergency Services purchases new air packs

On June 10, Barrow County Emergency Services put all new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) into service.

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Summer learning: Academic camp held at Barrow Leisure Services Center

Summer learning: Academic camp held at Barrow Leisure Services Center

During the summer, kids are partaking in summer camps, whether it be recreational camps or sports camps. 

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Leadership Barrow helps local community members

Leadership Barrow helps local community members

Leaders offer guidance, influence and make decisions.

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Miles for Mariah: 5K helps benefit local girl’s fight with illness

Miles for Mariah: 5K helps benefit local girl’s fight with illness

Nearly 200 runners and walkers took to the streets that surround Winder-Barrow High School on Friday evening.

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Crab cake dish at Barrow’s Fleur-de-Lis receives state distinction

Crab cake dish at Barrow’s Fleur-de-Lis receives state distinction

Fleur-de-Lis of Barrow County’s Chateau Elan has been awarded the 2016-17 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s ...

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One last chance: Winder VFW needs full slate of officers to keep charter

One last chance: Winder VFW needs full slate of officers to keep charter

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Winder are hopeful they can save their post, but they’ll need volunteers for two more ...

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Youth, Habitat for Humanity repair homes, areas in need

Youth, Habitat for Humanity repair homes, areas in need

For some local youth groups, mission trips mean going far away, whether staying in the U.S. or going abroad to another continent.

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Winder native plays crucial role in NASA’s push for commercialized travel in space

Winder native plays crucial role in NASA’s push for commercialized travel in space

Winder native Bradley Smith grew up in a family of engineers. 

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Tales from a veteran: Bethlehem Bronze Star recipient recalls WWII experience

Tales from a veteran: Bethlehem Bronze Star recipient recalls WWII experience

At 22 years old, Noah King, a south Alabama native, was soaking up the tropical paradise of Hawaii, where he was stationed with the United ...

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To our readers: Changes coming to Barrow County News website

Visitors to the Barrow County News website will see some changes in the coming weeks.

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Honoring a veteran: Motorcycle groups escort funeral procession of Winder man

Honoring a veteran: Motorcycle groups escort funeral procession of Winder man

From the time U.S. Air Force and Korean War veteran Ronald Beacham helped start AMVET Post 12 in Winder eight years ago, he remained ...

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Election roundup: Primary turnout just over 16 percent

Despite several contested Republican races on Tuesday’s general primary ballot, the overwhelming majority of voters in Barrow County stayed home on Election Day or ...

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Former Commissioner Worley sentenced to 31 months in prison

Former District 3 Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley was sentenced to 31 months in prison on Tuesday, stemming from his guilty plea in August to ...

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Charles Colbert, former Barrow school board member, community activist, dies

Charles Colbert, former Barrow school board member, community activist, dies

Charles Colbert, a former Barrow County Board of Education member, died Saturday.

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Brown tops Shook; Graham, Wehunt hold off challengers

Brown tops Shook; Graham, Wehunt hold off challengers

After losing to Kenny Shook by just 10 votes in 2012, it was Bill Brown’s turn to celebrate Tuesday night.

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Winder teenager hospitalized with brain ailment

Winder teenager hospitalized with brain ailment

Prior to May 10, Joey Thompson of Winder was a normal, healthy, 15-year-old boy who liked playing basketball and Xbox, watching movies and hanging out ...

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Airport runway project gets tentative start date

Airport consultant Phil Eberly said at Tuesday night’s Barrow County Airport Authority meeting that the Runway 13-31 Overlay Project has a tentative start date ...

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Early voting turnout slow in Barrow County

Early (in-person absentee) voting for next week’s general primary election has been open for two weeks in Barrow County, but voters have been slow ...

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Worley scheduled to be sentenced next week

Former District 3 Barrow County Commissioner Steve Worley is now scheduled to be sentenced next week on a federal public corruption charge.

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Winder woman has foreclosure on burned home rescinded

Winder woman has foreclosure on burned home rescinded

Seven days shy of five years after her family’s home in Winder was destroyed by fire, Norma Jean Brown on Friday was able to ...

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Future of Winder VFW Post 1187 in jeopardy

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1187 in Winder is in jeopardy of losing its charter because it was unable to put together a slate ...

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Rezoning approved for Braselton-Stover House to be used as funeral home

A request to rezone the Braselton-Stover House in Braselton to allow for a funeral home use there has been granted. 

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Barrow Board of Commissioners approves reserve deputy program

Citing the opportunity to relieve pressure on current deputies and cut down on overtime expenses, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to ...

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Auburn woman killed by train in Athens

An Auburn was struck and killed by a train in Athens on Thursday morning.

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Hoschton bank robbery suspect arrested

The suspect in the April 25 armed robbery of a Hoschton bank was taken into custody Wednesday in Mississippi. 

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City Pond Park to be closed this week for work

City Pond Park in Winder will be closed to the public for work starting Thursday. The park will reopen Monday, according to a city news ...

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Barrow County Commission candidates Shook, Brown critical of each other's record during forum

Barrow County Commission candidates Shook, Brown critical of each other's record during forum

Prior to a local candidate forum hosted Monday by the Barrow County Republican Party, party chairman Ken Young stressed the gathering was not a debate.

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Bethlehem council talks town improvements

Town improvements was the theme of the Bethlehem Town Council meeting Monday night.

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Winder Police Department begins implementing body cameras

The Winder Police Department’s new body cameras have arrived and will be ready for distribution among officers next week after testing, Chief Jim Fullington ...

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Gov. Deal stumps for Rep. England in Winder

Gov. Deal stumps for Rep. England in Winder

State Rep. Terry England found himself in an unusual position Thursday night, holding a campaign rally in May in hopes of fending off a primary ...

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Winder Housing Authority hosts workshop on local food, impact on economy

Winder Housing Authority hosts workshop on local food, impact on economy

Dozens of community stakeholders gathered last week for a two-day workshop hosted by the Winder Housing Authority on the topic of local food and its ...

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