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Barrow World War II veteran to receive Legion of Honor

Barrow World War II veteran to receive Legion of Honor

Marcie Dover was 19 years old when he left his home in Alabama for basic training, New Jersey and eventually a ship to Europe in 1944.

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Illinois students build for Habitat during  their break

Illinois students build for Habitat during their break

College students from Illinois State University have descended upon Winder for Spring Break.

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St. Baldrick's ready to take on childhood cancer

An annual Barrow County event that raises money and hair length is again coming to town.

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Barrow mom pushing for medical marijuana

Kimberly Skriba doesn’t want to worry every morning whether her son will wake up.

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Events

Tree House auction, banquet draws a crowd

Tree House auction, banquet draws a crowd

Silent auction items filled a banquet room and lined the walls of the Winder Community Center on April 4 as the community came together to raise money for children.

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St. Baldrick's photo gallery

St. Baldrick's photo gallery

Supporters in the fight against childhood cancer turned out last weekend at Dakotas Grill and Bar in Auburn. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation event raised money for childhood cancer research in which attendees shaved their heads in a sign of solidarity. This year’s event honored Barrow County residents 11-year-old Jackson Austin and Brian Ford, 10. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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Local author entertains at book signing

Local author entertains at book signing

Barrow County author and poet Dr. C.B. Skelton talked with fans, signed copies of his books and even played his autoharp and sang Saturday during the book signing for his latest book, "Rhymes For All Seasons," at the Corner Bookstore in Winder.

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Anniversaries

Kriegers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Kriegers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Kriegers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Price 50th Wedding Anniversary

Price 50th Wedding Anniversary

On Sept. 29, 2013, Reverend and Mrs. Edward L. Price, Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gala event with family and friends looking on as they renewed their vows and commitment to each other. Their former Pastor, Reverend James Kendricks, who officiated the couple’s initial marriage ceremony on Sept. 29, 1963 came back to officiate their 50th ceremony. Their current Pastor, Reverend Alfred Hazel, Sr., read scripture and said a prayer. The couple’s two children, four grandchildren and goddaughter served as their attendants.

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Births

Pitts Welcome Son Layton

Pitts Welcome Son Layton

Layton Austin Pitts

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Ford Birth

Rachel Culpepper and Barry Ford of Winder announce the birth of their son, Riland Colt, born Feb. 2, 2014, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20-1/2 inches long.

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Jackson Birth

Jackson Birth

Neil and Jessica Jackson of Bethlehem announce the birth of their son, Edward Cornelius III, born Nov. 23, 2013, at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. He weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

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Engagements

McLocklin to wed Santos

McLocklin to wed Santos

McLocklin to wed Santos

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Frost, Madden to wed April 27

Frost, Madden to wed April 27

Mark and Donna Frost of Winder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Nicole Frost of Mt. Pleasant, SC, to Ryan Michael Madden of Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Couch, Cook to Wed

Couch, Cook to Wed

Buffy Wehunt-Couch of Winder announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Abigail Couch, to Brenton Cook, son of Greg and Julie Cook of Carrollton.

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