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Highlights of long ago Winder news compiled in new book

Highlights of long ago Winder news compiled in new book

More than a century ago, a Winder man hitched a ride on a freight train from his hometown to Macon.

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New Auburn business meant to be gathering place

New Auburn business meant to be gathering place

The owner of a new Auburn business envisions a gathering place where people can enjoy fellowship while shopping for an array of goods.

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Illinois students help build Winder Habitat house

Illinois students help build Winder Habitat house

Barrow County Habitat for Humanity had a lot of help last week getting its next home ready for its first residents.

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Winder dog helped with cancer treatments by group

Winder dog helped with cancer treatments by group

Local chocolate Labrador retriever Della is a young five years old—in "human" years—but she is suffering from stage III lymphoma and requires chemotherapy.

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Winder Scout Troop 700 puts activities on display

Winder Scout Troop 700 puts activities on display

With the end of February came the end of Scout Month, which Winder Boy Scout Troop 700 celebrated by holding an open house for prospective scouts last Monday.

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Events

WBHS group to perform at Winder theatre

WBHS group to perform at Winder theatre

Winder-Barrow High School’s thespians are in the final weeks of rehearsals for their upcoming production of "Annie," the classic tale of America’s favorite orphan girl.

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Local church to honor Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS

Local church to honor Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS

A night of worship in honor of the 21 Egyptian Christians recently beheaded for their faith will be held this Saturday at Life Elevation Church.

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Residents react to big Jug Tavern changes

Residents react to big Jug Tavern changes

Some citizens are already reacting to the announcement of significant changes to be made to this year’s Jug Tavern Festival.

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Jug Tavern Festival to drop carnival, BBQ cook-off in favor of music, vendors

Jug Tavern Festival to drop carnival, BBQ cook-off in favor of music, vendors

Some major changes are in store for Winder’s biggest yearly event.

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Event begins March of Dimes fundraising

Event begins March of Dimes fundraising

March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies event is now less than three months away, and the organization is holding a kickoff event on Tuesday night to help jumpstart participants’ fundraising campaigns.

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Anniversaries

Halls of Winder celebrate 50 years

Halls of Winder celebrate 50 years

 

 

Nat and Linda Hall of Winder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Feb. 20. Family and friends agree that Nat and Linda’s relationship is the definition of a perfect marriage. Even after 50 years of marriage, they still joke and flirt with each other like they did when they were teenagers. The couple have three children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with one on the way.

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Hammond's Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Hammond's Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Dale and Brenda Hammond celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 6, 2015. They are life-long residents of Winder, but enjoy travel and have visited every continental state in the US and numerous areas in Canada. They have served at the Whistleville Christian Church for over 45 years. The Hammonds are the parents of Melissa and Terry Shelnutt of Conyers and Lynn and Bob Salter of Beckley, WV.  They are also the proud grandparents of Brandon Salter, Nick Salter, Taylor Shelnutt and Tia Shelnutt. 

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Life Columnists



Dunlap: AP U.S. History needs to represent all sides

One of the most interesting happenings in the Georgia State Capital has been about U.S. History.

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Taylor: Anyone can be a scholar, no matter the school

I don’t know if anything is more fulfilling than the simple act of learning.

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Harper: Seven ways to feel rich while you're poor

 

Most current twenty-somethings will be able to strongly identify with me when I say: I’m pretty poor. And with this job market, it doesn’t show signs of improving any time soon.

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Dunlap: Does capital punishment really deter crimes?

The first woman in Georgia since 1945 is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Monday.

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Taylor: A thank you to those who worked to get the power on and keep schools warm

The simple fact that I was able to type up this column from a heated, lighted office Thursday morning is a testament to the many people who got very little sleep last week while working to get the power on, the schools ready, and the roads clear all over the region.

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Engagements



Lott to wed Summers

Lott to wed Summers

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Livesay, Andrews announce wedding

Livesay, Andrews announce wedding

John and Tina Livesay of Auburn announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Grace Livesay, to Jonas Edward Andrews, son of Jerry and Ann Andrews of Grove Hill, AL.

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Food

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