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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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Statham TOTY brings love of music to students

Statham TOTY brings love of music to students

Some teachers have a rough time remembering all their students’ names in their 25-student classes, but Statham Elementary’s music teacher and 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Ian Canalis, sees all of the school’s nearly-1,000 students just about every week.

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Retired educator tutors, paints in home art studio

Retired educator tutors, paints in home art studio

 

Some might think a former math teacher and current math tutor wouldn’t have a creative streak, but Lilli Grenvicz would prove them wrong.

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Events

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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Barrow residents find deals on Black Friday

Barrow residents find deals on Black Friday

This year, despite the steady yearly rise in online shopping, 140.1 million Americans were expected to hit the in-store sales on Black Friday and the rest of Thanksgiving weekend.

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Barrow observes Veterans Day in many ways

Barrow observes Veterans Day in many ways

Tuesday saw several Veterans Day memorial services held throughout the county, with many participants from elementary-aged children to silver-haired vets.

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Skillet Lickers tell story of country music

Skillet Lickers tell story of country music

In celebration of 90 years of music-making, Georgia country music band The Skillet Lickers is now less than two weeks away from presenting “Country Music Down Yonder,” a play portraying the inception and evolution of the country music industry.

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Winder's Spooktacular includes music, activities, more

Winder's Spooktacular includes music, activities, more

Winder’s Downtown Spooktacular on Halloween night is now just less than a week away.

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Taylor: Christmas is best with family to share with

I love Christmas.

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Kaun: A burning bush and the Stairway to Heaven

As I was driving into work Monday morning, my heart was full of gratitude following the Thanksgiving holiday that was loaded with good food, family and friends. My twenty mile ride into work is a great time to reflect on all the things I have, and not all the things I need. I was a little sleepier than usual after fitting so much into a few days, and it took two cups of coffee just to get me out the door that day. The morning was glorious and warm, especially for this time of year.

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Harper: Homeschoolers: Get off your high horse

I have interacted with a lot of homeschoolers in my life.

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Dunlap: Bill Cosby doesn't deserve respect

The legendary Bill Cosby is finally being revealed for being a scumbag.

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Kaun: "It'll make your heart feel big"

It's that time of year again. The time of year when you stop and take notice of your blessings, and there is a bright light shining on all of the things that we are grateful for.

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Births

Samuel Cooper born to parents Crystal, Colby

Samuel Cooper born to parents Crystal, Colby

Crystal and Colby Cooper of Statham announce the birth of their son, Samuel, born Oct. 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20-3/4 inches long.

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Carter Lee Sloan born to parents Ashley, Chris

Ashley McKenney and Chris Sloan of Winder announce the birth of their son, Carter Lee Sloan, born Oct. 24, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

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