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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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Professional toy-makers raise $142K online

Professional toy-makers raise $142K online

In just three weeks, a Winder-based toy building company’s Kickstarter campaign raised $142,000 for the making of a new castle set for tabletop gamers.

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Dog found in poor condition in Barrow is now recovering

Dog found in poor condition in Barrow is now recovering

A dog found last week in Barrow County is being treated for various ailments and has been described as one of the worst health cases to be seen locally. 

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Bethlehem couple hosts haunts in their home

Bethlehem couple hosts haunts in their home

 

Most people keep buckets of candy in their homes to hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, and some even put up a few decorations of pumpkins, ghosts or witches.

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Former Winder youth tells story of surviving cancer

Former Winder youth tells story of surviving cancer

Will Wagner, formerly of Winder and a survivor of child cancer, recently spoke at CURE Childhood Cancer’s 10th Annual “A Tribute to Quiet Heroes” luncheon, which raised $430,000 overall for pediatric cancer research.

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