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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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Lady with local ties excels at national event

Lady with local ties excels at national event

Maris Castang, 18-year-old granddaughter of Statham Councilwoman Gayle Steed, competed in her last youth national horse show last week in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Winder native pens book on early baseball journalism

Winder native pens book on early baseball journalism

 

Winder-raised Lori Amber Roessner released her first book, "Inventing Baseball Heroes," last month, and so far sales have exceeded LSU Press’ expectations.

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Statham animal clinic raising funds to provide surgery for injured puppy

Statham animal clinic raising funds to provide surgery for injured puppy

An animal hospital in Statham is asking for donations so that a puppy in their care can get a needed operation.

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Winder BBQ joint creates a food challenge that features some of the world's spiciest chili peppers

Winder BBQ joint creates a food challenge that features some of the world's spiciest chili peppers

The Winder restaurant general manager who once commissioned a mural some referred to as a "devil pig," now has a wing sauce he calls "Satan’s Tears."

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Events

Kingsmen, local group Pure Harmony to perform

Kingsmen, local group Pure Harmony to perform

The Winder Community Center will be filled with true southern gospel sounds as renowned traveling singers The Kingsmen Quartet perform on Friday night, with vocal trio Pure Harmony reuniting for the opening act.

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Community forum to tackle hot-button issues involving today's teens

A community forum hosted by Winder-Barrow High Principal Al Darby, Barrow Sheriff Jud Smith and Foundations For Living promises to give teenagers and their parents plenty to discuss.

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Hundreds of runners come out for Summer's End

Hundreds of runners come out for Summer's End

The 32nd Annual Summer’s End race took place in downtown Winder on Saturday. Despite intermittent rain and pervasive cloudiness, 426 participants came out for the event, which started off at the Old Train Depot with the 10K run at 7 a.m.

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Downtown Winder concert cancelled

Friday night's Winder LIVE! concert has been cancelled due to inclement weather, according to Winder City Clerk April Furman. She added that the city is rescheduling the Common People Band for a later date due to their high demand, the phone calls throughout the week and all the support.

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Barrow Historical Society holds memorial service in honor of local Civil War battle

Barrow Historical Society holds memorial service in honor of local Civil War battle

 

The Barrow County Historical Society held a memorial service Saturday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the only Civil War battle to take place on Barrow soil, which was Sunday.

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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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Clubs

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Life Columnists

No Academy, the genie is not free

No Academy, the genie is not free

Robin Williams’ suicide on Aug. 11 sent ripples of grief and heartbreak through millions of fans worldwide.

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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

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Engagements

Grant, Patterson to wed

Grant, Patterson to wed

Grant-Patterson Engagement

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Husted to wed Sims

Husted to wed Sims

Husted to wed Sims

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Achievements

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Food

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