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Barrow man part of winning dance team

Barrow man part of winning dance team

 

Jackson EMC’s Rick Baldwin, a Barrow County resident, and Claudia’s Dance Academy’s Emily Wilbanks were the much deserved winners of the mirror ball trophies at Dancing with the Stars Jackson County Style! on Jan. 31.

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Bethlehem WWII vet to accept French honor

Bethlehem WWII vet to accept French honor

Henry Reyno Petree and his fellow soldiers in the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment specialized in building bridges, lots of bridges.

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Winder woman named Miss Rodeo USA

Winder woman named Miss Rodeo USA

For Winder’s own Jessica Harston, becoming a rodeo queen was just a dream—until last Sunday, when she was crowned Miss Rodeo USA after a week of competition in Oklahoma City.

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Statham community helps couple who lost home to fire

Statham community helps couple who lost home to fire

 

A loss of a home due to a fire hasn’t shaken the faith of one Statham family.

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Events

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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Barrow Literacy Ball raises more than $20,000

Barrow Literacy Ball raises more than $20,000

More than 200 people gathered at the Winder Community Center on Saturday night for Adult Literacy Barrow’s 22nd Annual Literacy Ball.

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Literacy Barrow to host 22nd annual ball

Literacy Barrow to host 22nd annual ball

Attendees of Adult Literacy Barrow’s 22nd Annual Literacy Ball this Saturday will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, dinner and program which will include raffles and dancing.

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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



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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Kaun: Nature through new eyes

I've had a hawk visiting for a few weeks in my backyard. Sometimes he will sit perched on a lone limb long enough for me to get a good long glimpse and let me admire how majestic he is. Other times, he will glide gracefully enjoying a pretty day, fluttering in the wind peacefully. I've seen him circle and swoop down for his prey, and it always startles me, reminding me of the circle of life, and just how fragile life can be.

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Harper: Stop being offended

The gross entitlement of my generation disgusts me.

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Dunlap: Presidential election race a fine time for comedy

It’s barely 2015 yet the pool of candidates for the 2016 presidential race is beginning to take shape.

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Taylor: Breaking up with my former favorite season

As a late December baby, born in up-state New York and having grown up in Colorado, I always felt that winter pretty much had to be my favorite season.

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Weddings

Henson, Roberts are Wed

Henson, Roberts are Wed

Mendy Gayle Henson from Bethlehem and Rosser Lee Roberts from Covington were united in marriage on Nov. 8 at Victory Baptist Church in Loganville with Casey Bradford and Jerry Lee Roberts officiating the ceremony. The bride’s parents are Harold and Sheila Henson. The groom is the son of Jerry Lee and Lynne Roberts.

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Engagements

Eckardt to wed Savage

Eckardt to wed Savage

Eckardt to Wed Savage

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