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Winder council approves Ft. Yargo trail contract in split vote

October 28, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

Construction on the new walking and biking trail that will connect Fort Yargo State Park with near downtown Winder is set to begin soon after the city council awarded a contract Tuesday, Oct. 27, but the vote didn’t come without some controversy.

Winder council tables proposal for apartment complex off West Candler St.

October 7, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

A local developer’s plan to build 128 apartment units off West Candler Street across from Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder has been met with strong opposition from nearby residents — less than two years after the property was rezoned to allow for construction of a senior housing development.

City to cancel Spooktacular, hold ‘reverse’ Christmas parade

September 16, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

The City of Winder will cancel the annual Halloween Spooktacular event this year and is planning to hold a “reverse” Christmas parade in December as the city continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Mixed-use residential development planned next to Barrow Crossing

July 28, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council is set to consider next week a request to rezone roughly 67 acres east of the Barrow Crossing shopping center and south of Highway 316, which would allow for a large mixed-use, multi-family residential development to be built.