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Couple wins $1,000 from local church at Jug Tavern

Couple wins $1,000 from local church at Jug Tavern

While many people came away from Winder’s Jug Tavern Festival Sept. 12-13 with lighter wallets—and fuller bellies—than when they entered, one couple walked out with just a bit more money than they expected.

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Barrow woman's seed company a finalist for 2014 national award

Barrow woman's seed company a finalist for 2014 national award

Barrow resident Joanne Roth’s seed company, Mizz Tizzy’s Weeds and Seeds, has ranked as a finalist in the 2014 “Martha Stewart American Made Awards” in the “Agriculture & Sustainability” food category.

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Winder band releases debut album

Winder band releases debut album

Winder-based band Omnipresent released their debut album “The Guiding Hand” last week.

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Local teen achieves Eagle Scout, football dreams

Local teen achieves Eagle Scout, football dreams

Winder native Mathew Jones had two dreams growing up: to become an Eagle Scout and to play football.

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Local group looking for dogs to help military veterans

A local organization is looking to team up veterans with dogs that help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Events

Winder Health Care resident officiates center's 1st ever wedding

Winder Health Care resident officiates center's 1st ever wedding

 

When some brides can’t get their preferred minister to come to their chosen venue, they ask someone else to officiate their special day.

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Statham holds annual sunflower festival in downtown

Statham holds annual sunflower festival in downtown

Statham held its annual Sunflower Festival last Saturday in downtown. There was a variety of attractions and events that were enjoyed by hundreds of attendees. A plethora of food vendors kept the festival goers sated and hydrated on the warm and breezy day. Numerous craftsmen had their handmade goods on hand for sale, and several clubs and organizations were pitching for new members. For the more mechanical types there was an old car and tractor show, live shows and exhibitions included musicians and dancers of all genres.

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Annual event supports Adventure Bags

Annual event supports Adventure Bags

Adventure Bags, Inc. is calling all motorcyclists to participate Saturday in their third annual bike ride, from Cycle World of Athens to Lake Hartwell for a total of 62 miles.

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Gospel music group The Silver Stars to celebrate 61 years with performance at Winder church

Gospel music group The Silver Stars to celebrate 61 years with performance at Winder church

Gospel music group The Silver Stars will perform at Austin Chapel Baptist Church in Winder at 5 p.m. Saturday evening to commemorate 61 years of performing together.

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CSB to support Casey's with appreciation event

Community & Southern Bank – a part of the Winder community since 2010 – is showing its community commitment by hosting a "Small Business Appreciation Event" at Casey’s on Jackson Street beginning at noon Friday, according to a news release.

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Anniversaries

Hogan's of Bethlehem celebrate 60 years together

Hogan's of Bethlehem celebrate 60 years together

Almond and Joyce Hogan of Bethlehem enjoyed their 60 year wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 31. They celebrated with family and friends at the Magnolia House on Friday, Aug. 1.

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Life Columnists



Dunlap: Domestic violence has long been an issue

Domestic violence has come into the spotlight because of an ugly video involving a star athlete, but the question is if there will be any residual effect for a serious problem.

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Taylor: The joy of seeing parents take on a new role

I know my dad cares about me.

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Harper: Thank you, Grandpa Truett

Harper: Thank you, Grandpa Truett

Most knew S. Truett Cathy, who passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 93, as the inventor of the chicken sandwich and founder of Chick-fil-A.

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Dunlap: Marijuana legalization has many benefits

"Reefer Madness" was a 1930’s propaganda style film extolling the dangers of marijuana.

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I am not a film buff

But I am a movie lover.

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Births

Tate Thomas MacNew born to parents Tiffany and Brian of Auburn

Tate Thomas MacNew born to parents Tiffany and Brian of Auburn

Tate MacNew

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Weddings

Husted, Sims wed

Husted, Sims wed

Husted, Sims are married

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Engagements

Grant, Patterson to wed

Grant, Patterson to wed

Grant-Patterson Engagement

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Achievements

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Food

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