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Music, BBQ and more: Many ways to experience Jug Tavern Festival

Music, BBQ and more: Many ways to experience Jug Tavern Festival

With full carnival rides available today through Sunday and dozens of other attractions on Friday and Saturday, Winder’s fifth annual Jug Tavern Festival & BBQ Cook-Off promises plenty of options for its attendees.

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Founder's Day: Barrow buries time capsule to celebrate 100 years

Founder's Day: Barrow buries time capsule to celebrate 100 years

As part of its Founder's Day festivities, the Barrow County Historical Society buried a time capsule in front of the historic courthouse to be opened in 2114. A number of community members attended, from local students to Winder Mayor David Maynard and BOC Chairman Pat Graham. Along with the ceremony, reenactors from Fort Yargo displayed 1914-era tools and methods.

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Centennial celebrations continue with Founder's Day weekend

Centennial celebrations continue with Founder's Day weekend

The commemoration of Barrow’s 100th birthday will continue with the Founder’s Day Festival this weekend, hosted by the Barrow County Centennial Celebration Committee.

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Holsenbeck holds annual character parade

Holsenbeck holds annual character parade

Holsenbeck Elementary was a compilation of stories Friday morning as students dressed up as their favorite book characters and held a parade, complete with drum line, fire truck and police car. Though all students were encouraged to dress up, the 363 students who marched in the parade were the ones who read 10 or more books over the summer. The Winder-Barrow High School cheerleaders and senior football players also marched in the event. Parents and families were invited to stay after the parade for reading engagement activities in the classrooms.

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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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Popular soul, blues band coming to Winder

Popular soul, blues band coming to Winder

The Common People Band, of Athens, will fill downtown Winder with soul and blues this Friday for the third concert in the Downtown Winder LIVE! Music Series.

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Band with local roots hosts debut CD release party, which will also assist Auburn non-profit

Band with local roots hosts debut CD release party, which will also assist Auburn non-profit

Daniel Lee, born and raised in Winder, and his band have completed their first album, "Roots," and will hold a CD release party at Wild Bill’s in Atlanta on Saturday night.

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Barrow residents come out for Public Safety Day

Barrow residents come out for Public Safety Day

Barrow residents came out to the Bethlehem Target on Saturday, despite the heat, to get up close looks at some of the county’s public safety personnel, including Barrow County Sheriff’s Deputies, Winder Police officers, Barrow County Emergency Services Personnel, as well as other community organizations.

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Olympic Steel, Akins Ford host event for Make-A-Wish

Olympic Steel, Akins Ford host event for Make-A-Wish

A cookout held on Friday by Olympic Steel and Akins Ford raised money for Make-A-Wish to benefit a local child later this year.

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Local organization gives out free school supplies

Local organization gives out free school supplies

Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Barrow County gave out school supplies on Wednesday and offered other resources as the new school year gears up. The annual event was held at the Barrow County Parks and Recreation Center.

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