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Winder BBQ joint creates a food challenge that features some of the world's spiciest chili peppers

Winder BBQ joint creates a food challenge that features some of the world's spiciest chili peppers

The Winder restaurant general manager who once commissioned a mural some referred to as a "devil pig," now has a wing sauce he calls "Satan’s Tears."

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Barrow youths team up to repair and improve local houses

Barrow youths team up to repair and improve local houses

Last week, youths from three local churches spent two days helping to repair and work on houses for locals in Barrow County who were unable to do the work themselves, as well as finishing a new Habitat for Humanity home that will go to a local veteran. In all, the youths worked on nine separate projects, from painting to hedge trimming to building railings. Bethlehem First United Methodist Church provided housing for all of the youths and many local businesses donated food and supplies, noted local Habitat director Dawn Puckett.

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Barrow fireman runs Peachtree in full gear

Barrow fireman runs Peachtree in full gear

It didn’t take long last Friday morning for competitors to begin raving about how cool the weather was, comparatively, to last year’s Peachtree Road Race through the heart of Atlanta.

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“Doc” Skelton improves tomato-growing strategy

“Doc” Skelton improves tomato-growing strategy

"Doc ‘n’ Fran’s ‘Mater Farm," reads the handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton’s tomato plants.

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E-cigarette store opens for business in Winder

E-cigarette store opens for business in Winder

EPIC VAPES, a business which exclusively sells electronic cigarette hardware and juices, opened its doors to customers on Friday.

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Events

Tree House to hold 2nd annual obstacle course race

Tree House to hold 2nd annual obstacle course race

Signups are ongoing for the second annual Tree House Primal Rush Obstacle Course Race, which will take place in Jefferson on Saturday, Aug. 16.

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Sven and the Ringo Brothers to rock Winder

Sven and the Ringo Brothers to rock Winder

The next concert in the Downtown Winder LIVE! music series on Friday will feature ‘70s hard rock group Sven and the Ringo Brothers, with a pre-show by the Star Academy twirlers.

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AMVETS to hold events to help fund suicide prevention

A Barrow County motorcycle ride and concert this weekend is taking aim at lowering alarming suicide rates for those serving in the military.

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Arby's to hold benefit for family of Cody Brantley on Thursday

The Winder Arby’s recently announced a day to help raise money for the wife and daughter of Barrow man Cody Brantley, who died in a recent accident on Highway 316.

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Winder holds limo parade for Camp Oo-U-La

Winder holds limo parade for Camp Oo-U-La

Winder firefighters and police escorted children in limos through downtown Wednesday for the annual parade that is part of Camp Oo-U-La, a summer camp at Camp Will-A-Way at Fort Yargo that is designed exclusively for burn injured children, and hosted by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation The 22nd year of the camp ran through Saturday.

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Engagements

Hardegree and Holt to wed

Hardegree and Holt to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hardegree of Winder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Anna Hardegree, to William Christopher Holt of Macon.

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