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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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BCSO, Winder officers team up with youths in need of gifts

BCSO, Winder officers team up with youths in need of gifts

 

About 30 officers from the Winder Police Department and the Barrow County Sheriff's Office took 28 kids shopping at Target on Saturday for the 14th annual Christmas with a Cop outing. Each child, selected from local schools based on need, received a $200 Target gift card to spend however he or she wished.

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Barrow veteran starts non-profit to help kids, vets

Barrow veteran starts non-profit to help kids, vets

Winder resident Chris Dorsey wants to help veterans like himself, and kids not all that different from his own son.

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Local group raises money to help needy families

Local group raises money to help needy families

The annual Holiday Connection is here again to spread some Christmas cheer to Barrow County families.

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Events

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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Community members honor civil rights icon with events on MLK Day

Community members honor civil rights icon with events on MLK Day

A bright sunny morning brought out a large crowd – organizer Charles Jordan said it was the largest crowd in years – for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march through downtown and commemorative service following at White Oak Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Winder.

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Family southern gospel trio The Talleys to come to Winder

Family southern gospel trio The Talleys to come to Winder

Gospel music lovers of all ages will find something to enjoy at the upcoming performance by The Talleys at the Winder Community Center on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

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Bethlehem holds annual live Nativity

Bethlehem holds annual live Nativity

 

Bethlehem held its 52nd annual live Nativity downtown on Monday and Tuesday nights, in a stable beneath a brightly lit star just like the Bible story.

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Annual Lights of Love ceremony shines

Annual Lights of Love ceremony shines

The Auxiliary of Barrow Regional Medical Center hosted the annual Lights of Love program in the atrium of the hospital on Tuesday evening.

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Life Columnists



Dunlap: Obama's proposal for free community college a big deal

My home state of Tennessee was the site of a recent announcement that should be a help for those planning to attend college.

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Taylor: Little else beats the simple joy of driving

I decided to write a column on this topic while filling up on $2.19 gas Wednesday in Winder.

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Harper: Traditions best part of holidays

Another Christmas has come and gone, and for me, the hardest part is always saying goodbye to the traditions for the next year.

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Dunlap: Reflecting on a year filled with controversy

The year of 2014 is almost over and it has not been void of controversies.

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Taylor: Christmas is best with family to share with

I love Christmas.

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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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