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Early voting continues through July 20 for ’18 Primary Runoff

Early voting for the Primary Runoff Election began Monday, July 2, and will continue through Friday, July 20. Individuals can vote in person in room 113 of the Wilkes County courthouse, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Students hone their judging skills

Washington-Wilkes students (l-r) Dixon Caddell, Anna Kate Hefner, Maddie Gunter, and Lola Hammond attended a UGA Livestock Judging Camp June 26-28, which allowed them to enhance their livestock judgi More...

Fishing Creek sets homecoming, revival to begin on July 22

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will host its homecoming service on Sunday, July 22, at 11 a.m. with guest speaker, Tempe Brown, and Pastor Roy Cates delivering the message, and special music by Joni Smith.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Lard, flour, and buttermilk are not so good until they are baked into biscuits

I’ve always enjoyed the sermon illustration about the small-town pastor who called on one of his older men to pray in a worship service. More...

Book Review

Down the River Unto the Sea

Walter Moseley is an award-winning author, known best for his mystery series about Easy Rawlins, set in California after World War II. His new book, Down the River Unto the Sea, is contemporary, set in New York City, where he lives now. More...

Maine is the place to be ... except in the winter

OGUNQUIT, Me – On the upper deck at M.C. More...

Obituaries

Annie Jo Jackson

Graveside services for Annie Jo Jackson, 104, of 186 Bootlegger’s Lane in Washington were held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Lucy Ann Blanchard Singleton

A Celebration of Life service for Lucy Ann Blanchard Singleton, 92, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Harlem United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. at the church. More...

Thomas Combs Young Jr.

Funeral services for Thomas “Tommy” Combs Young Jr., 83, of Washington were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment was held at Washington Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Personalities

Ladd Delaney enjoys sixth birthday parties with family, friends

Ladd Delaney, son of Elisha and Bill Delaney of Franklin, Tennessee, celebrated his sixth birthday on June 5 with several festivities.  Ladd, grandson of Gloria Rhodes of Washington, first celebrated with a beach theme party while on vacation at More...

Washington Personal Mention

Gloria Rhodes has returned home after a nearly two-month visit with her daughter and family, Elisha, Bill, and Ladd Delaney, in Franklin, Tennessee. More...

Susan and Morgan Howard honored at baby shower

Susan and Morgan Howard of Athens were honored at a baby shower on Saturday, June 23, given by her sister, Sally Wells, at the home of the ladies’ parents, Kathy and Billy Wells in Dahlonega.  More...

Gang activity has impact; substance abuse prevalent

Reporting that “some of the numbers are pretty scary,” Toombs Judicial Circuit Judge Britt Hammond told the Washington Rotary Club that while gangs and gang activity are indeed having an impact across the state, it’s hard to measure More...

Awarded for service to community

Washington City Clerk Debbie Danner received the Washington Rotary Club’s annual Community Service Award at the club’s end-of-year celebration. More...

Undaunted by threatening weather

While some observed that the crowd on The Square was somewhat smaller than in years past, that may not have been the case as cars up and down Robert Toombs Avenue and also a block south on Liberty St More...

Washington Rotary Club presents year-end awards

Joey Fievet, a 45-year member of the Washington Rotary Club, and Polly Fievet (above) received the President’s Award from two-term president Terry Boswell for exemplifying “Service Above Self,” the Rotary motto, and the Spirit of Ro More...

News

Hammett descendants discover where ancestors farmed, fought

A family with descendants of Robert and Sitha Hammett recently visited the Kettle Creek Battlefield area. More...

Cattlemen present annual scholarships

At the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s last meeting of the summer, the family of the late George R. More...

Area farmers have help available through workshop set for July 20

Northeast Georgia farmers have an opportunity to attend a free, national award-winning financial training workshop later this month. More...

Sports

W-W Tigers ‘300 for $200’ drive is still alive for the benefit of all W-W athletic programs

The Tiger Club and W-W Athletic Director Chad Alligood will be continuing in their effort to raise $60,000 for W-W Tiger athletics throughout the summer. More...

Reese wins, breaks tournament record

Repeat champion Dalton Reese eclipsed the field with a stellar performance setting a new tournament record in last weekend’s Amos Martin Invitational at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Baseball players are great American Patriots

“There is only one thing that our enemies understand. That is, how many guns we have and how well we use them.” – Bob Feller, Hall of Fame pitcher and World War II Navy veteran   More...

Worship

John makes visit into heaven

John continues to tell us about his visit to Heaven in the Spirit by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The White Rock Baptist Church Pastor’s Anniversary will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, with Pastor Wilson Lattimore Jr. and the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church as guests for the occasion. Dinner will be served at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Interest in mules not viral yet

The Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza on July 3 was especially explosive this year with nature’s own lightning display accompanying the man-made show. More...