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Professional toy-makers raise $142K online

Professional toy-makers raise $142K online

In just three weeks, a Winder-based toy building company’s Kickstarter campaign raised $142,000 for the making of a new castle set for tabletop gamers.

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Dog found in poor condition in Barrow is now recovering

Dog found in poor condition in Barrow is now recovering

A dog found last week in Barrow County is being treated for various ailments and has been described as one of the worst health cases to be seen locally. 

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Bethlehem couple hosts haunts in their home

Bethlehem couple hosts haunts in their home

 

Most people keep buckets of candy in their homes to hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, and some even put up a few decorations of pumpkins, ghosts or witches.

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Former Winder youth tells story of surviving cancer

Former Winder youth tells story of surviving cancer

Will Wagner, formerly of Winder and a survivor of child cancer, recently spoke at CURE Childhood Cancer’s 10th Annual “A Tribute to Quiet Heroes” luncheon, which raised $430,000 overall for pediatric cancer research.

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Winder's Family Dentistry celebrates 50 years

Winder's Family Dentistry celebrates 50 years

Something—besides fluoride—is in the water that the Baxter family drinks.

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Events

Barrow observes Veterans Day in many ways

Barrow observes Veterans Day in many ways

Tuesday saw several Veterans Day memorial services held throughout the county, with many participants from elementary-aged children to silver-haired vets.

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Skillet Lickers tell story of country music

Skillet Lickers tell story of country music

In celebration of 90 years of music-making, Georgia country music band The Skillet Lickers is now less than two weeks away from presenting “Country Music Down Yonder,” a play portraying the inception and evolution of the country music industry.

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Winder's Spooktacular includes music, activities, more

Winder's Spooktacular includes music, activities, more

Winder’s Downtown Spooktacular on Halloween night is now just less than a week away.

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Documentary to be shown at Winder Cultural Arts Center reveals historic theft of Mona Lisa

Documentary to be shown at Winder Cultural Arts Center reveals historic theft of Mona Lisa

Joe Medeiros was 26-years-old, living in Philadelphia in the late 1970s, when he first read about a little-known theft of the world’s most famous painting, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, in the early 1900s.

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Winder Fire holds annual Fire Prevention Day

Winder Fire holds annual Fire Prevention Day

Some may have been wondering where the fire was Saturday as over 250 people made their way to the Winder Fire Department, which held its fourth annual Fire Prevention Day.

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Anniversaries

Winder couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Winder couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Most people are thankful to live for 70 years, let alone be married to the same person for that long.

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Life Columnists



Kaun: "It'll make your heart feel big"

It's that time of year again. The time of year when you stop and take notice of your blessings, and there is a bright light shining on all of the things that we are grateful for.

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Kaun: A love story to Arcady

Arcady, as the house was named, is a beautiful old Victorian home dead in the center of Pelham, Georgia. Just as you walk through the front iron gate, the wide front porch runs up to welcome you, and make you feel as though you always belonged there. It's the kind of house that felt like half-home, and half-museum, built in a day long past when ceilings were sky high, and windows were tall and wide to let in what breeze there was to be found in South Georgia in the summer. Chandeliers hung in the massive foyer sparkling in ...

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Taylor: Why I am who I am

I haven’t seen my grandfather more than once a year since I was 4 years old.

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Harper: Social media controls the seasons

We as a culture are obsessed with seasons.

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Dunlap: Fall is the best time of the year

This time of the year has always been my favorite.

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Births

Samuel Cooper born to parents Crystal, Colby

Samuel Cooper born to parents Crystal, Colby

Crystal and Colby Cooper of Statham announce the birth of their son, Samuel, born Oct. 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20-3/4 inches long.

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Carter Lee Sloan born to parents Ashley, Chris

Ashley McKenney and Chris Sloan of Winder announce the birth of their son, Carter Lee Sloan, born Oct. 24, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

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Weddings

Husted, Sims wed

Husted, Sims wed

Husted, Sims are married

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