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Polly Barclay descendant visits to find the truth about hanging

There a many reasons for family history researchers to visit Washington Wilkes, but Donna Barclay has a unique interest: her greatgreat great-grandmother was Polly Barclay, who was put to death in Washington in May 1806, becoming the first woman lega More...

City water, fire departments get new safety gear

City workers and Washington Fire Department firefighters, along with Washington Mayor Ames Barnett, look over some $6,000 in new safety equipment made available through the Georgia Municipal Associat More...

Wilkes EMS’s high-tech CPR units may save many heart attack victims

Every Wilkes County EMS ambulance is now equipped with a new high-tech CPR machine that will allow heart attack patients throughout the county to have a far greater chance of survival. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Only in Washington-Wilkes

I’m thankful every day that I live in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. More...

Opinions

Keeping in touch with our families back at home was tough for military serving before the internet

Twenty-five years ago, I was a Navy chief on a ship off the coast of Africa, struggling without much success to keep in touch with my wife and little boys in Italy while I was away. More...

Book Review

The Age of Miracles

Ideas and stories that would once have been science fiction have become reality in our time. The kind of speculation that says,”What if?” has always been a favorite of novelists. More...

Remembering a member of the Greatest Generation at Normandy

COHUTTA – You can’t find a sleepier community than this one, where the earth shakes noticeably when a Norfolk Southern train, featuring an engine or two, pulling a hundred box cars or more, passes through with such alacrity that you&rsquo More...

Personalities

Tarin Howard and Noah Madden married June 6 at First Baptist

Tarin Alani Howard of Edisto Island, S.C., and Noah Wayne Madden of Washington were united in marriage in a sacred ceremony Saturday, June 6, at five o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Casie LeGette, Brett Szymik united in marriage on June 6 in Athens

Casie Renee LeGette and Brett Gregory Szymik of Athens were married in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 6, at six o’clock in the evening at Creature Comforts Brewery in Athens. Dave Magille of Farmville, Virginia, officiated. More...

Anna Ezzell and Matthew Hill exchange wedding vows May 24

Anna Marie Ezzell of Washington and Matthew Kris Hill of Danielsville exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Wisteria Hall in Washington Sunday afternoon, May 24, at five o’clock in the afternoon. More...

GDOT hopes Robert Toombs Avenue repaving will ‘try and start’ Monday

If everything goes as planned, the repaving of the main street through Washington is expected to start Monday, July 6. More...

Bailey receives Spirit of Rotary Award

In recognition of her outstanding leadership and service to the City of Washington, CityAdministrator Sherri Bailey was presented the Spirit of Rotary Award for community service at the club’s More...

Join the traditional July 4 parade Saturday morning

The 18th annual Independence Day parade will be held Saturday morning, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. More...

Watch out for troopers’ blue lights as you enjoy 4th of July celebrations

While the night sky is lit up with fireworks, motorists in Washington Wilkes may find their rearview mirror lit up with blue lights if they decide to drink and drive. More...

Assaults, DUIs, license troubles lead June’s roundup of law enforcement

Assaults and driving under the influence accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the month of June. More...

Planning for annual classic underway

The annual Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tournament, a mainstay at the Washington-Wilkes County Club for more than 85 years, will be played during the Independence Day weekend, July 4-5. More...

News

Club gets primer in estate planning

Attorney Michael Horgan explained many of the intricasies of estate planning and recommended some strategies for people to take in order to “keep assets out of probate.” At a recent club meeting, he also outlined different types of trust More...

Granade inducted into W-WSAR by virtue of Pat. Thomas Ansley

James Ansley Granade Jr, was inducted into the Washington-Wilkes Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution on June 18 based on the service of his ancestor, Patriot Thomas Ansley (1737-1809), in the American Revolutionary War. More...

Unemployment rate up slightly in CSRA for month of May

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in May was 6.9 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 8.2 percent. More...

Obituaries

Rena Strickland Baudier Fucich

Funeral services for Rena Strickland Baudier Fucich, 70, of Metairie, Louisiana, were held on Friday, June 26, at 3 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home in Metairie. She died Tuesday, June 23, at home. More...

Worship

Jesus’ spirit of humility

Jesus knew that the Apostles only vaguely understood what soon was going to happen to Him, and what their role in God’s plan should be once He was no longer physically present among them. More...

Recital, special service will mark church anniversary

The congregation of Washington Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 225th anniversary with an organ concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, and a special worship service on Sunday, July 12. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The public is invited to the Independence Day parade and program on July 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at Fort Washington Park behind the courthouse. . More...