Storms cause problems near Macon, Athens

WINDER, Ga. - Powerful lightning and high winds...Services tells WSB-TV that damage in downtown Winder looks like a scene after a tornado or hurricane...the roof of another home on Emma Lane in Winder.In Macon, lighting was blamed for setting...

Hickory's Travis Demeritte shows impressive bat speed to lead league in home runs

...should come as little surprise that he leads the league with 24 home runs.But when he was drafted out of Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, Ga., as the 30th overall pick in 2013, evaluators saw Demeritte as more of a gap-to-gap hitter...


...freshmen, including Diana Petrmichlova of the Czech Republic, for the 2014 season.The other signees are Amber Palermo, of Winder, Ga., and Taylor Shaw, of Uhrichsville, Ohio.? The USC Aiken men's soccer team was picked to finish ninth in the...

Mets prospect Dominic Smith yet to find home run stroke

...Atlantic League with 19 home runs to match being 19 years old. Despite the high homer total, the 2013 first-round pick out of Winder, Ga., is struggling to make adjustments.Demeritte has been a polar opposite of Smith. He uses quick-twitch athleticism...

Several places lay claim to Alamo fighter Bowie

...Brier Creek, near Georgia Highway 56," he said. Dr. Bruce Winders, a curator and historian at the Alamo, where Jim Bowie died...beaten and stabbed. "He was very well-known," Dr. Winders said, noting that newspaper stories of the fight made Bowie...

Movies, myth, history - and Davy Crockett

...Crockett, is in theaters nationwide after opening April 9. Bruce Winders, the Alamo's curator, says the new epic is the best one...Alamo, and interest in coming to visit the Alamo," said Winders. "It's still the Alamo they recognize." The legends have...

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Versatile, vertical vines

...support. Winding vines climb with slim, flexible, leafless stems called tendrils that wrap around anything they can reach. Winders include clematis, muscadine grape, trumpet honeysuckle and cross vine and will grow on almost anything. Climbing methods...

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Odds and Ends

...their duty deferred, a court clerk said. But Sheriff Carey Winders says the search forced his officers into confrontations with...officers and don't understand why they have to" serve, Winders said. The officers found 50 possible jurors Wednesday.

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NASCAR's 50 years recall facts, spur some fiction

...1996: NASCAR goes on the World Wide Web at www.nascar.com. To commemorate the occasion, Microsoft comes out with new Winders '95 software. Feb. 15, 1998: On the 50th anniversary of NASCAR, the 40th anniversary of the Daytona 500 and the 20th...

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'The Alamo': An epic movie about Texas warriors fights for respect

...fate of "The Alamo" lies in the hands of ticket buyers. But the film already has one high-profile admirer - Richard Bruce Winders, curator of the Alamo museum and author of the new book "Sacrificed at the Alamo: Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution...