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Barrow woman's seed company a finalist for 2014 national award

Barrow woman's seed company a finalist for 2014 national award

Barrow resident Joanne Roth’s seed company, Mizz Tizzy’s Weeds and Seeds, has ranked as a finalist in the 2014 “Martha Stewart American Made Awards” in the “Agriculture & Sustainability” food category.

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Winder band releases debut album

Winder band releases debut album

Winder-based band Omnipresent released their debut album “The Guiding Hand” last week.

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Local teen achieves Eagle Scout, football dreams

Local teen achieves Eagle Scout, football dreams

Winder native Mathew Jones had two dreams growing up: to become an Eagle Scout and to play football.

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Local group looking for dogs to help military veterans

A local organization is looking to team up veterans with dogs that help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Lady with local ties excels at national event

Lady with local ties excels at national event

Maris Castang, 18-year-old granddaughter of Statham Councilwoman Gayle Steed, competed in her last youth national horse show last week in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Events

Gospel music group The Silver Stars to celebrate 61 years with performance at Winder church

Gospel music group The Silver Stars to celebrate 61 years with performance at Winder church

Gospel music group The Silver Stars will perform at Austin Chapel Baptist Church in Winder at 5 p.m. Saturday evening to commemorate 61 years of performing together.

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CSB to support Casey's with appreciation event

Community & Southern Bank – a part of the Winder community since 2010 – is showing its community commitment by hosting a "Small Business Appreciation Event" at Casey’s on Jackson Street beginning at noon Friday, according to a news release.

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Jug Tavern Festival brings out cooks, locals

Jug Tavern Festival brings out cooks, locals

Winder's 5th annual Jug Tavern Festival and BBQ Cook-off was a huge success, according to DDA organizers. There were carnival rides, a mechanical bull, car show and craft vendors. The food available ranged from BBQ as far as the eyes could see, to pizza and deep fried Oreos. Saturday night offered bands and a firework display.

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Music, BBQ and more: Many ways to experience Jug Tavern Festival

Music, BBQ and more: Many ways to experience Jug Tavern Festival

With full carnival rides available today through Sunday and dozens of other attractions on Friday and Saturday, Winder’s fifth annual Jug Tavern Festival & BBQ Cook-Off promises plenty of options for its attendees.

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Founder's Day: Barrow buries time capsule to celebrate 100 years

Founder's Day: Barrow buries time capsule to celebrate 100 years

As part of its Founder's Day festivities, the Barrow County Historical Society buried a time capsule in front of the historic courthouse to be opened in 2114. A number of community members attended, from local students to Winder Mayor David Maynard and BOC Chairman Pat Graham. Along with the ceremony, reenactors from Fort Yargo displayed 1914-era tools and methods.

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Anniversaries

Hogan's of Bethlehem celebrate 60 years together

Hogan's of Bethlehem celebrate 60 years together

Almond and Joyce Hogan of Bethlehem enjoyed their 60 year wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 31. They celebrated with family and friends at the Magnolia House on Friday, Aug. 1.

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Life Columnists



Dunlap: Marijuana legalization has many benefits

"Reefer Madness" was a 1930’s propaganda style film extolling the dangers of marijuana.

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I am not a film buff

But I am a movie lover.

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The blue skies above Georgia

I pulled out my laptop as soon as I was able Wednesday to write my column for Sunday's paper, from my seat on a plane bound for Denver.

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No Academy, the genie is not free

No Academy, the genie is not free

Robin Williams’ suicide on Aug. 11 sent ripples of grief and heartbreak through millions of fans worldwide.

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Births

Tate Thomas MacNew born to parents Tiffany and Brian of Auburn

Tate Thomas MacNew born to parents Tiffany and Brian of Auburn

Tate MacNew

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Engagements

Grant, Patterson to wed

Grant, Patterson to wed

Grant-Patterson Engagement

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Husted to wed Sims

Husted to wed Sims

Husted to wed Sims

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Food

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