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Program at Winder Library aims to improve reading among local youth

Program at Winder Library aims to improve reading among local youth

A new program at the Winder Public Library embraces promoting early literacy for disadvantaged children.

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Georgia Piedmont Arts Center returns to Winder

Georgia Piedmont Arts Center returns to Winder

The Georgia Piedmont Arts Center is setting up in its new Winder location after residing in Auburn for a few years, and they’re having an upcoming gallery show to celebrate.

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Winder man writes book of inspirational poems

Winder man writes book of inspirational poems

Winder resident Charles Asbury, 67, recently released his second book and has plans in place for a third to come out soon.

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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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Events

UGA legend to speak at Boys & Girls Club event

UGA legend to speak at Boys & Girls Club event

University of Georgia legend Loran Smith will be the keynote speaker for a Boys & Girls Club of Winder-Barrow County fundraiser on Tuesday.

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Barrow resident celebrates 1st year as owner of Watkinsville restaurant

Barrow resident celebrates 1st year as owner of Watkinsville restaurant

Kiki’s Bakeshop in Watkinsville, owned by Barrow resident Kristen Bradford, is celebrating one year in business on Saturday with free food and drinks.

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N.C. group bringing gospel music to Winder

N.C. group bringing gospel music to Winder

The Winder Community Center will be filled with the melodious strains of a southern gospel male quartet on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m.

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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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Anniversaries

Perrys Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Perrys Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Gene and Laura Perry were married in Lawrenceville on April 15, 1955. They have three children, Theresa, Mark and Matt. They also have two grandchildren, Ashley and Stephanie. Lucas is their great-grandson, and Harper is due in June. The Perrys are still in love some sixty years later.

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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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Life Columnists



Mattison: Not for sale

Several weeks ago I was riding down a dirt road way out in the country. I passed an old home place. A white washed rambling house with two oak trees in the front yard caught my attention. Then I noticed a large sign placed in the side yard that read…For Sale by Owner…Large Country Home…48 Acres…Three Out Buildings and a 12 Stall Barn… Owned For Generations by Same Family.

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Taylor: My new culinary focus: Pocket food

I’m in love with pocket food, and I don’t care who knows it.

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Mattison: Not so common

The word, common is defined as, belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more people. There is common law, common friends and then there is, common sense. Believe me, common sense is … ‘Not So Common’.

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Dunlap: Don't be so quick to lose hope, Atlanta sports fans

Atlanta’s sports history is ripe with enough disappointment that fans’ pessimism could fill each of its top venues.

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Taylor: Baby Wyatt, allow me to introduce you to your big brother

It’s another boy!

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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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