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Tiger band takes the ALS challenge, calls out Red Devils

Showing that the W-WCHS Tiger Marching Band is tougher than its Lincolnton rival, some 47 Tiger band members doused themselves Monday with buckets of ice water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and challenged rival marching bands, if they&rsqu More...

New generators promise warm shelters during the next ice storm

Next time an ice storm puts ­Wilkes County in the dark, people in Washington, Rayle, and Metasville will have nice warm emergency shelters in their communities where they can spend a comfortable night, thanks to new generators now in place. More...

Getting ready to spruce up Simpson Park

The City of Washington’s community development manager Barbara Bacon points out the desired changes to Simpson Park to potential bidders on the project to upgrade the park in the spring. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It was a snake ... that’s all

Eve Gallo was one of the cancer patients featured in The Augusta Chronicle in an article about the visit of Miss Georgia 2014 Maggie Bridges last week. More...

Opinions

What makes sane people fill buckets with ice water and dump it over their heads -- and on video yet?

So why in the world are seemingly normal people posting videos of themselves dumping buckets of ice water on their own heads? More...

Book Review

Waiting for Sunrise

A ward-winning novelist William Boyd has this time written a novel that is part historical, part espionage-suspense. In 1913 young actor Lysander Rief is in Vienna seeking help from a psychiatrist for a sexual problem. More...

Nantucket, a sumptuous smorgasbord that leaves you flummoxed

NANTUCKET, Mass. – Life on this cozy island, which was once the whaling capital of the world, is like a sumptuous smorgasbord that leaves you flummoxed over the choices you have. More...

Obituaries

Karen Walling

Karen Walling, 80, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, August 19, at her home. More...

Verlie Marie Stepp McAvoy

Funeral services for Verlie Marie Stepp McAvoy, 75, of Lugoff, S.C., were held on Tuesday, August 19, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with burial following at the Lugoff First Baptist Church cemetery. Rev. Dr. Charles Everett and Rev. More...

Worship

Jesus’ first miracle

The Gospel of John records Jesus’ first miracle, turning water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana. While the other three gospels foll ow the earthly life of Jesus, John concentrates on the spiritual side of Jesus’ life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Advance tickets for the football game in Lincoln County this Friday, August 29, will be on sale at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. . More...

Is your city water discolored? - Free Access

City of Washington offers explanation and help for discolored water

The most frequent complaint from City of Washington water customers concerns discoloration of their water. There are many circumstances within and without the distribution system that can cause discoloration. More...

Property tax bills expected to be on time despite changes in tax assessor personnel

Property tax bills should go out on time again this year despite personnel turnover and a backlog of work in the Wilkes County Tax Assessor’s office, the new chief appraiser said last week. More...

Hot weather is just a bad memory

The temperature display at the F&M Bank showed 100 degrees last Thursday, the first of three days that reached into triple digits over the weekend. More...

Board members inspect completed elementary school remodeling

Members of the Wilkes County Board of Education tour the remodeled Washington-Wilkes Elementary School to give final approve on the completed eight-month construction project and authorize a final pa More...

Washington-based state troopers warn against drunk driving during Labor Day

The upcoming Labor Day weekend will see Washington-­Wilkesbased Georgia State Patrol troopers on patrol and holding road checks throughout the city and county in an effort to curb drunk driving, part of the statewide crackdown on DUI accidents and de More...

News

Kiwanians get answers from sheriff

Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore fields questions after bringing the Washington Kiwanis up to date last week on his office’s new law enforcement duties in the city. More...

Two Bible studies to be offered starting next month at FUMC

Two Bible studies are being offered at First United Methodist Church this fall. “We welcome anyone in the community who would like to participate in one of these studies to join us,” Pastor Thomas Hall said. More...

CSRA unemployment increases to 9.3 percent in month of July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. More...

Letters

Five P’s can lead to business success

CHAMBER MEMBERS: I just read a great “Message from the President/CEO” in Business Magazine from Chris Hardy, President/CEO of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In this message, Mr. More...

Don’t drive miles for hospital care with WMH nearby

TO THE EDITOR: Because of a vicious virus I spent a few days in Wills Memorial Hospital, August 15-18. Wills Memorial is an excellent hospital. I received outstanding care. Let’s continue to work to keep and improve our hospital. More...

Sports

W-WMS Lady Tigers beat Lincoln Co. but lose to Elbert in first week of play

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Lady Tigers beat the Lincoln County Lady Devils 13-11 in a close, hard-fought game last Wednesday, August 20, in Lincolnton. It was the first-ever matchup between the two middle school programs. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Mickey Mantle was hero of heroes

One of the most extraordinary players ever to play a sport of any kind was American icon and idol of many, Mickey Charles Mantle. More...

Varsity ladies fall in games against Bulldogs, Patriots

Last Tuesday, August 19, the W-W Lady Tigers softball team took a 5-10 loss against visiting Thomson. Zanila Booker suffered the loss on the mound for the Tigers. More...

Personalities

Helen Johnson Miller honored at ninetieth birthday reception

Helen Johnson Miller was honored on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday at a reception Saturday afternoon, August 16, given by her daughters, Chere Spinato of Washington and Dianne Gibson of Union Point, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall More...

New Beginnings

Meredith Anne LeRoy

Mr. and Mrs. Lem LeRoy of Charlotte, N.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Meredith Anne, on Thursday, August 7, at Matthews Novant Hospital in Charlotte. Meredith Anne weighed 9 lbs. 3 ozs. She has a sister, Kate, who is three years old. More...

Roch Filipiak enjoys first birthday party with family, friends

Roch Filipiak, son of Kathryn and Reid Filipiak, celebrated his first birthday with a party at the farm Sunday afternoon, August 10. His birthday was August 8. More...