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AME Church Youth Summit will see hundreds attend Saturday at Pope Center

Organizers for this weekend’s AME Church Youth Summit are stressing that a church connection and chaperones are mandatory for the hundreds of children and youth expected to fill The Pope Center and W-W Parks and Recreation facilities on Friday, More...

Students pass CPR, get free cards

Ray Hardy, administrator of the CSRA Private Duty agency, gives a check to Wilkes EMA Director Blake Thompson to pay for CPR cards for 62 newly qualified students, including Renee Crisp’s healt More...

Chamber hosts small business training lunch

A full house attended last week’s Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn at the Washington Jockey Club. More...

Churches raise funds for monitoring system

Congregations represented by Wilkes Ministers United ministers have raised thousands in contributions for Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Order your Vidalia onions now

Carole Johnson Murphy. A native of Washington-­Wilkes, has received confirmation that an article she submitted to Guideposts magazine has been accepted for publication and will appear in the May issue of the magazine. Carole’s husband, Rev. More...

Opinions

When Easter chocolate goes on sale, it’s time to stock up on my medicine

Now that we know that eating chocolate is scientifically proven to reduce heart disease and stroke in men, this is one of my favorite times of the year: just after Easter, when all the chocolate goes on sale. More...

Book Review

The Luminaries

The Luminaries has many pages and many characters. However, the reader will happily lift this book and have no trouble keeping the many characters straight. Catton knows how to keep us on course. More...

The greatest generation never talked about war experiences

FT. MYERS, Fla. – At 94, Paul Herring, forever a man in red and black where blue and orange colors dominate, has very few memory lapses. More...

Obituaries

Michael Ray Harrison

Funeral services for Michael Ray Harrison, 67, Colonel, U.S. Army, retired, will be held Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator with Rev. Loree Reed officiating. More...

Grace Evans Bunch

Graveside services for Grace Evans Bunch, 85, of Tignall, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. She entered into rest on Thursday, April 17, at Heritage Health Care in Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Pre-K students of the First United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church of Washington will present a “Concert on The Square” this Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. More...

Tignall’s Hollander factory to close, move to McDuffie

For more than 40 years, when the Hollander plant in Tignall expanded, it was good news, since the plant was one of Wilkes County’s biggest industrial employers. More...

Last year’s school achievement scores arrive

Just as students are taking the 2014 CRCT this week, the statewide results from the 2013 testing were released to the schools, and the Wilkes County Board of Education got a quick overview at Monday afternoon’s meeting. More...

Early voting for May 20 primary starts Monday, April 28, at 8 a.m.

Monday, April 28, is the first day of early in-person voting for the May 20 primary. “Advance voting in person will begin April 28 and end on Friday, May 16, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day,” registrar Debbie Anderson said. More...

Cancer survivors gather in preparation for Wilkes Relay for Life set Fri., May 2

A crowd of over 70 cancer survivors and caregivers gathered last Thursday at Washington’s First Baptist Church for the annual Survivors Dinner in preparation for one of the year’s highlights, the 2014 Relay for Life survivor lap on Friday More...

Wilkes Democrats to hold candidates ‘Meet & Greet’ event Saturday, May 3

The Wilkes County Democratic Party is holding a “meet-and-greet” for Washington-Wilkes voters to meet some of the party’s candidates on the ballot for the May 20 primary election. More...

‘Under the Sea’ prom plans set for high schoolers, parents Sat., May 3

As part of a Wilkes County tradition, hundreds of parents and friends are expected to attend the annual Senior Walk, set for Saturday, May 3, one of the highlights of the annual Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School prom. More...

Clemson students hold annual mock trial

Washington attorney Jim Roberts hosted 13 members of two legal teams from Clemson University Monday as they prepared to play roles as witnesses, prosecutors, the defense team, and the defendant in a More...

News

W-WCHS students earn laptops

Students from W-WCHS attended the Georgia High School-High Tech Awards Luncheon at the Augusta Marriott on April 17. More...

Out-of-School Time Achievers benefit from summer program

The Wilkes County 21st Century Out-of-School Time Achievers will be hosting an all-day summer program this year at the Washington- Wilkes Middle School/ Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School campus. More...

Booker-Warthen fundraising effort to be held May 25

The public is invited to the Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen Annual Memorial College Scholarship Fundraising Program to be held the fourth Sunday in May (May 25) at the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church beginning at 6 p.m. Rev. More...

Sports

Girls team runner-up in region; boys finish fourth

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team just barely missed winning the region championship in tournament competition last week. More...

Souther, others named 8AA All-Region

Seven members of the W-W Tiger girls tennis team have been chosen for All-Region honors as they head into state playoffs this week. More...

Tiger Club will give away Beretta shotgun

W-W Athletic Director Robby Robinson and Tiger Club President Milton Roberts show off the Beretta A300 “Outlander” shotgun which is being raffled to raise funds for Tiger sports programs. More...

Worship

The devil tries to stop Jesus’ walk on God’s chosen path of grace

Satan knew that he faced destruction if Jesus completed his walk on God’s Chosen Path of Grace. The Devil took possession of Judas Iscariot, with the intention of using him to destroy Jesus. More...

Personalities

Maggie Max Driggers enjoys first birthday celebration March 28

Maggie Maxine Driggers, daughter of Julie and Jeff Driggers, celebrated her first birthday on Friday, March 28, and was treated with two different parties. More...

Emily Claire Kisor to marry Bryan Carswell Barnett July 12

Mr. and Mrs. James Perry Kisor of Dalton announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Claire, to Bryan Carswell Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carswell Barnett Jr. of Washington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sardis Baptist to celebrate homecoming Sunday, May 4

Sardis Baptist Church for 226 years has endeavored to meet its objectives as set forth in its Constitution. More...