Cities In The News


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.

County, Auburn enact ‘stay-at-home’ orders, but Winder council holds off

April 1, 2020

Barrow News-Journal

Barrow County, the City of Auburn and the Town of Braselton have issued “stay-at-home” orders for their residents, but the Winder City Council has opted not to do so but will instead keep in place emergency measures it enacted last week as local governments continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

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