AUBURN - Marjorie E. Stewart, 78, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Etta Marie Welch, Mrs. Stewart was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church. She retired from J.C. Pool in Winder with over 30 years of service. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Cornelious Stewart, Auburn; children, ...
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Richard Brevard Russell, III, entered this world on January 31, 1930, as the third child of Robert Lee Russell, Sr. and Sybil Nannette Millsaps Russell. He left this world on Thursday, October 20, 2016, shortly after 5 p.m., or “cocktail hour”, as he would have said. Richard was a caregiver to many people throughout his life. His interest ...
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A Statham man was arrested Tuesday for making a counterfeit money as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Winder Police Department.
Michael James Crowe, 33, was arrested after a search of his home yielded counterfeit currency, 17 mobile devices, six digital memory cards, two computers, three jet ink printers/scanners, other materials used to generate counterfeit money and drug-related objects, according to a news release.
The Bethlehem Christian Academy football team’s sixth season in existence has already been an historic one for the Knights.
The first state playoff berth in school history is a huge feat, but not something BCA coach Lance Fendley was sure would materialize coming into the year after the loss of several key players from the 2015 squad that went 3-7.
The Apalachee High School football team has zero margin for error over its last two regular season games if it wants even a shot at the postseason.
That’s not lost on Wildcat coach Steve Sims, as his team begins its final stretch with a home game against Gainesville 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA contest carries weight for both teams as the Red Elephants (4-4, 2-1 region) would clinch a state playoff spot with a victory.
Last week’s 30-16 loss at Gainesville left Winder-Barrow High School’s football team with a lot less wiggle room in the postseason race.
A loss this week to Habersham Central wouldn’t eliminate the Bulldoggs from a third straight trip to the state playoffs, but it would leave them needing a win in their regular season finale at Dacula and relying on other region games that week to go their way in order to get in.
If the Bulldoggs beat the Raiders, they would officially clinch a spot if Gainesville beats Apalachee on Friday. [Full Story »]
Winder-Barrow and Apalachee high schools have had somewhat opposite seasons as far as cross country goes.
Winder-Barrow’s girls have turned in strong performances throughout the season while the boys have had more of a struggle. On the other side, Apalachee’s boys have been solid and consistent while the girls team has had to battle a handful of injuries.
Both schools will be aiming to capitalize on their strengths and improve their deficiencies Saturday during the GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA meet, which Winder-Barrow will host.
The meet begins 8 a.m. at Bramlett Elementary School in Auburn.
The Bethlehem Christian Academy volleyball team’s knack for rallying to win matches this season led coach Karen Carlyle to dub the Knights “the comeback queens.”
But it wasn’t meant to be Friday.
The Knights started strong in their GISA Class AAA first-round playoff match with the Heritage School but faded as the Hawks asserted their dominance and came away with a 3-0 shutout (25-15, 25-12, 25-7).
A citizen committee charged with crafting a potential 1-cent special-purpose local-option sales tax referendum to put before Barrow County voters next fall convened last week.
Eighteen of the 29 county residents who signed up to participate on the committee were in attendance on Oct. 17 for an organizational meeting in the Terry England Conference Room at Lanier Technical College.
The group is set to meet four times over the next eight months to consider possible capital projects for the SPLOST referendum that, if approved by Barrow Board of Commissioners, would be included on the November 2017 ballot.
A large group turned out Tuesday morning for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Ron Beacham Barrow County Veterans Resource Center in Winder.
The Veterans Resource Center is a partnership between the Barrow County Board Of Commissioners, Military Veterans of Georgia, DAV, AMVETS, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Marine Corps League and VFW.
The mission of the center is to meet the needs of veterans and their families by providing current information, referrals and resources in a welcoming environment that honors their service to our community. [Full Story »]