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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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Barrow youths team up to repair and improve local houses

Barrow youths team up to repair and improve local houses

Last week, youths from three local churches spent two days helping to repair and work on houses for locals in Barrow County who were unable to do the work themselves, as well as finishing a new Habitat for Humanity home that will go to a local veteran. In all, the youths worked on nine separate projects, from painting to hedge trimming to building railings. Bethlehem First United Methodist Church provided housing for all of the youths and many local businesses donated food and supplies, noted local Habitat director Dawn Puckett.

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Barrow fireman runs Peachtree in full gear

Barrow fireman runs Peachtree in full gear

It didn’t take long last Friday morning for competitors to begin raving about how cool the weather was, comparatively, to last year’s Peachtree Road Race through the heart of Atlanta.

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“Doc” Skelton improves tomato-growing strategy

“Doc” Skelton improves tomato-growing strategy

"Doc ‘n’ Fran’s ‘Mater Farm," reads the handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton’s tomato plants.

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E-cigarette store opens for business in Winder

E-cigarette store opens for business in Winder

EPIC VAPES, a business which exclusively sells electronic cigarette hardware and juices, opened its doors to customers on Friday.

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Hoschton resident releases 1st book

Hoschton resident releases 1st book

Hoschton resident Christina Yother’s first novel was released to the public on Tuesday.

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Winder Cultural Arts Center thrives 7 years after its start

Winder Cultural Arts Center thrives 7 years after its start

When Don Wildsmith became the city of Winder’s first Cultural Arts Director seven years ago to manage the city’s new theatre, he didn’t really know if either he, or the theatre, would still be moving forward even a few years down the road.

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