News Line for Winder

Winder panels to be repaired, sidewalks poured
Crews are working on the finishing touches to Winder’s Broad Street project.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Interim Winder Police Chief now permanent
The City of Winder has named Jim Fullington as their the new Police Chief. Jim has been with the city since January 2013 as the Operations Commander and was named the Interim Police Chief on December 2, 2013.
Source: Access North Georgia

Water, sewer rates could rise
A consultant will recommend next week that the Winder City Council raise water and sewer rates every year until at least 2020 to pay for $50 million in utility projects.
Source: Jackson County News

Mayors speak at State of the Cities
The 2014 State of the Cities program had three Barrow County mayors discuss the progress made over the last year and some of their plans for the future.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder to purchase new city vehicles
The city of Winder utility department received approval from council members Tuesday to purchase a 2012 Ford F-150 from Akins Ford, in the amount of $25,304.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Development team prepares for new life in city
With the Streetscape drawing to a close, the Winder Downtown Development Authority is preparing for the next steps in revitalizing downtown.
Source: Barrow County News

Annual report reveals the state of Winder
Winder has released its annual citizen's report, which gives the lay of the land across the city.
Source: Barrow County News

Joint plan from cities to supply water may progress
The partnership between Auburn and Winder for a new water supply could take another step forward in February.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder auditors recommend adding storm water tax
Winder’s auditor told the city council’s Finance Committee on Jan. 9 that the town should impose a storm water tax to cover the costs of maintaining the storm water system.
Source: Jackson County News

Winder to use new system to alert its citizens
Winder residents will soon have a new emergency alert system that could also replace tornado sirens.
Source: Barrow County News

Pesky beavers lead city to enlist help of critter control
The Winder City Council on Monday night agreed to spend about $2,200 to get rid of a family of beavers whose home building in the city’s stormwater system is causing some minor, but chronic flooding.
Source: Jackson County News

Winder to hold called meeting Monday
The city of Winder will close out 2013 with one more council meeting.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder, Auburn to partner on major water project
There’s a new partnership in Barrow County. On Tuesday night, the Winder city council ratified a memorandum of understanding between itself and the city of Auburn which will deal with the cities’ water supplies.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder councilman retains seat
Bob Dixon, the incumbent Winder city councilman being challenged by political newcomer Lorin Sinn-Clark, will keep his council seat, according to unofficial runoff election results.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Dixon wins Winder city council runoff
Winder City Councilman Bob Dixon retained his position Tuesday’s runoff.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder roadways should benefit post-streetscape
The roads in downtown Winder should be easier to navigate by the end of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Source: Barrow County News

City council denies restaurant's pig-themed mural plans
The manager of a popular Winder restaurant says he will have to come up with a new idea after city officials voted to limit the size of a mural outside his business.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder City Council election goes to runoff
Incumbent Winder City Councilman Bob Dixon will face challenger Lorin Sinn-Clark in a runoff on Dec. 3.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Winder race to be decided in runoff
A runoff will determine a Winder city council seat while Auburn will see a new city council member following Tuesday’s election results.
Source: Barrow County News

Two challengers face incumbent Winder councilman
An incumbent who has served the city of Winder for 38 years, and on the city council since 2010, will face off against two political newcomers on Nov. 5.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Winder candidates explain their visions
The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce asked candidates running for contested races in the Cities of Winder and Auburn to submit their comments from questions asked by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee.
Source: Barrow County News

Winder candidates explain their visions
The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce asked candidates running for contested races in the Cities of Winder and Auburn to submit their comments from questions asked by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee.
Source: Barrow County News

Cities debate worth of siren system
Two Barrow County cities are looking at the effectiveness of tornado sirens.
Source: Barrow County News