Cities In The News


Winder panel recommends rezoning approval for townhome development

July 18, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

A metro Atlanta developer’s plan to build more than 100 townhomes off Highway 211 in Winder garnered support from the city’s planning board July 16 as the panel approved a rezoning request for the property.

Winder officials eye TSPLOST referendum

July 8, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

Winder officials are advocating for a transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum that would come before Barrow County voters as soon as this fall.

Winder approves contract for new records building

June 20, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council, during a called meeting Monday, approved a $1.64 million contract for construction of a new city records and human resources building next to the city’s new utilities complex off Miles Patrick Road.

Winder council set to vote on city budget next week

May 30, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council will vote next week on the city’s final $43.66 million proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020.

Winder council approves financing agreement for projects

May 24, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The City of Winder is planning to move forward with a trio of projects through a financing agreement with the Georgia Municipal Association, though a pair of city council members still have reservations about two of the projects.

Winder council strikes down rezoning request on North Broad St.

May 9, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council, on Tuesday, voted to deny a request to rezone a little more than two acres at 251 North Broad St. in order to allow for the sale of storage buildings on the property.

Winder council approves land purchase for walking trail

April 4, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council on Tuesday voted to buy 19.3 acres along South Broad Street so the city can construct a walking trail that will be aimed at connecting downtown with Fort Yargo State Park. The purchase agreement with the Wilkins family is for $279,345.

Despite setback, Winder officials still hope to station ambulance in city

March 11, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The Winder City Council recently voted to appeal a decision by the Georgia Department of Health that effectively stops the city from trying to hire its own ambulance service.

Bills limiting local regulations on housing construction draw opposition

February 28, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

Proposed state legislation that would limit local governments’ ability to regulate housing construction has the backing of home builder and real estate agent groups, but has garnered opposition from local government associations in Georgia as well as Winder and Barrow County leaders.

Decision not to grant Winder separate EMS zone tossed out; regional council directed to open entire area to proposals

February 7, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The state’s top public health official has overruled a November decision not to open a zone for the City of Winder to have its own emergency medical services, separate from Barrow County Emergency Services, and also has ordered all of the coverage area in Barrow County to be opened up to proposals.