Cities In The News


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.

Winder council denies annexation request for large subdivision

July 8, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

Following the recommendation of the city’s planning board and staff, the Winder City Council on Tuesday, July 7, voted down a proposal to annex and rezone more than 200 acres of land just south of Atlanta Highway and west of Pine Hills Golf Club that would have eventually allowed for a large residential subdivision of nearly 400 single-family homes to be built.

A Q+A with Winder’s new city administrator

July 1, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

New Winder city administrator Mandi Cody is still settling in after being hired last month by the city council and has barely had one full week on the job.

Winder council approves FY2021 budget

June 24, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council on Tuesday, June 23, unanimously approved a $43.15 million total operating budget for the city for Fiscal Year 2021, representing a 1.6-percent decrease from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Winder council approves hiring of new administrator

June 18, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council made the hiring of Mandi Cody as the new city administrator official last week, unanimously approving an employment agreement with her during a called meeting Thursday, June 11.