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Saunders accused of taking more than $100K over 2-year period, denied bond

Saunders accused of taking more than $100K over 2-year period, denied bond

The now former executive director of Adult Literacy Barrow is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the organization over a nearly two-year period ...

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Winder-Barrow High band raises performance expectations

Winder-Barrow High band raises performance expectations

Winder-Barrow High School’s marching band has always prided itself on having strong showings, even with a series of transitions between different directors.

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Apalachee High band, new director look to continue excellence

Apalachee High band, new director look to continue excellence

For Dion Muldrow, becoming the head band director at Apalachee High School and taking over for the man who gave him his first job was ...

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Barrow deputies’ wives, floral shop donating to families of slain officers

Barrow deputies’ wives, floral shop donating to families of slain officers

The reality is sobering for Bethlehem resident Heather Witte.

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UPDATE: Adult Literacy Barrow executive director forged board members' signatures on checks

UPDATE: Adult Literacy Barrow executive director forged board members' signatures on checks

A well-known community figure and the now former executive director of Adult Literacy Barrow, was arrested Thursday on felony theft and misdemeanor forgery charges after ...

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UPDATE: Adult Literacy Barrow executive director arrested on theft charge

Adult Literacy Barrow executive director Ron Saunders has been arrested and charged with taking money from the organization, according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s ...

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Barrow gets funds for food, shelter programs

Barrow County has been awarded federal funds to assist with local emergency food and shelter programs.

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UPDATE: Winder man, veteran dies after motorcycle wreck, will be honored with benefit concert

UPDATE: Winder man, veteran dies after motorcycle wreck, will be honored with benefit concert

A Winder man died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck on Friday.

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NGMC implants naturally dissolving heart stent

NGMC implants naturally dissolving heart stent

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the first and only hospital in the state – and the third in the Southeast – to offer patients with coronary ...

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Winder VFW elects officers, will keep charter

Winder VFW elects officers, will keep charter

After months of uncertainty and the possibility of losing its charter, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1187 in Winder will continue on.

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Second chance: Specialty Courts grads find happiness at graduation

Second chance: Specialty Courts grads find happiness at graduation

Graduation season is typically held in late May for the different schools in Barrow County. 

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A ride for Mason: Motorcycle event, church raise over $2,000 for child’s family

A ride for Mason: Motorcycle event, church raise over $2,000 for child’s family

Birth is a time of celebration and great joy. 

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Barrow officials preparing SPLOST referendum

Barrow County voters are likely to decide again this fall whether they want to continue funding various capital improvement projects around the county through a ...

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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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