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Bus driver arrested after gun found in purse

A Barrow County School System bus driver was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 17, after a gun was found in her purse. Mary Jo Hall, 59, of Statham, was taken into custody and was charged with possession of a …
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Winder man charged with hit and run

A Winder man was arrested for hit and run Monday, Sept. 16, following a vehicle accident on Highway 316 that left the driver of the other vehicle seriously injured. Zantravious Shields, 22, turned hi…
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FOOTBALL: Apalachee regroups, downs Jackson Co. in game resumed from Friday

Apalachee got a do-over of sorts and took advantage of it. Trailing 7-0 Friday night to Jackson County before a weather suspension, the Wildcats outscored the visiting Panthers 21-7 when the game wa…
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Cooking with Joyce: Getting creative with chicken recipes

Saturday’s University of Georgia home football game resulted in another win but what I thought was the best part of the day was the dedication of the field to Coach Vince Dooley. Coach Dooley was the…
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Bennett: Dog Days 2019

Y’all, it’s a real thing! I remember my daddy and my granddaddy always talking about “dog days,” but I figured it was just another one of their sayings. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog…
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Football: BCA, Frederica game called due to lightning, rain

Ongoing lightning and heavy rain prevented Bethlehem Christian Academy and visiting Frederica Academy from getting their game in Friday night. BCA trailed 21-0 with 5:13 left in the second quarter wh…
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Football: BCA falls to Frederica in lightning-shortened contest

Ongoing lightning and heavy rain brought an early end to Friday night's contest at Bethlehem Christian Academy and gave visiting Frederica Academy a 21-0 victory over the Knights after both teams' co…
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Football: Winder-Barrow, Flowery Branch weathered out

Weather played the role of the villain Friday at W. Clair Harris Stadium. Winder-Barrow and visiting Flowery Branch were able to play almost a quarter before the game was called due to ongoing lightn…
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Terrell: The left throws integrity overboard

Why in the world would an American citizen who enjoys the benefits of living in America support voter fraud? We live in one of the few countries in the world where a citizen has the right to vote for…
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Bridges: Students of today compared to decades ago

It’s been a long time since I was a high school student. While I realize that in the grand scheme of things 30 years is not the longest amount of time in the world, it has been more than three decade…
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Four qualify for Statham special election

Four candidates qualified Sept. 3-5 for the special city council election in Statham. The election, to fill the seat vacated by Eddie Jackson, who is running for mayor, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, …
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Winder DDA moves toward new DFCS building

The Winder Downtown Development Authority, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, took the first step toward a new Division of Family and Children Services building near the current Social Security Administration fac…
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BOC supports applying for federal funds for transportation-related projects

Barrow County plans to seek federal funding for a State Route 316/U.S. 29 corridor study and preliminary engineering for a project to widen a 7.2-mile stretch of Highway 211. The county board of comm…
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Winder council passes resolution supporting local design standards for residences

The Winder City Council, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, unanimously passed a resolution signaling its support for locally-established building design standards for residential dwellings, a topic that has been…
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Football: Doggs return to action against high-powered Flowery Branch

With the first of two bye weeks now behind it, the Winder-Barrow High School football team is back to its normal routine. The Bulldoggs (0-2) welcome a tough Flowery Branch High School team into W. C…
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