June 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

Summer readers will see The Wild Life as activities continue at MW Library

Summer reading is still going strong at the Mary Willis Library, and there is something for all ages. Last Tuesday, the Bright Star Touring Theatre performed “Story Tales: Pinocchio and Robin Hood.”  More...

Davis, Gilland get academic honors at Piedmont Col.

Hannah Davis and Brittini Gilland from Wilkes County have been awarded academic honors for the recently completed spring semester at Piedmont College. They finished the semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA.  More...

Army vet relates experiences

U.S. Army veteran Bob Johnston (right) told stories of his years of service including three tours in Vietnam. More...

Donation presented

Jason Crook, representing Relyant Communications and Wilkes Telephone & Electric, makes a donation to Carol Jackson in support of the annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza. More...

Summertime is tick time in Georgia; time to get tick-smart

In Georgia, the risk of serious illness from a tick bite is low, but there’s no reason to give them a free meal. More...

Extension seminar will explain poultry farming in Georgia

The Wilkes County Extension Service will conduct a Poultry Education Seminar on Monday, July 10, 2017, at the McGill Woodruff Agriculture Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.  More...

Weather and pests can make summer squash frustrating

Pests and diseases make summer squash one of the most challenging vegetables to grow in Georgia home gardens, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Elizabeth Little, who studies plant diseases and control methods at the UGA College of More...

Caitlin Leard named to spring dean’s list at Shorter University

Caitlin Leard, a sophomore, has been named to the dean’s list during the spring semester of 2017 at Shorter Universiry. More...

RAYLE NEWS

On May 30 and 31, Turner and Dackie Callaway enjoyed a visit from Walt Chandler of Agoura Hills, California. Walt is Dackie’s first cousin.  . Bennie Willis visited J.W. Boatwright on Wednesday, June 14. More...

Mural to be complete in time for fall festival

This year our annual “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Fall Festival will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017. More...

Eric Scott graduates with business admin. degree at Valdosta

Eric Scott of Washington has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Valdosta State University.  More...

Canebrakes figured heavily in Revolutionary War battles

The W-W SAR met last Thursday evening, June 15, at the Washington Woman’s Club and learned that the landscape of many Revolutionary War battlefields was not open fields, but actually 10-20- foot tall canebrakes.  More...

Record number of bald eagles living in Georgia

The number of active bald eagle nests in Georgia reached a record high this year, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. Statewide aerial surveys detected 218 occupied nest territories. More...

Shelter urgently needs adoptions especially for cats, but dogs too

A surge of abandoned cats has put the Wilkes County Animal Shelter at full capacity for housing, thus creating an urgent need for kittens and adult cats to be adopted by loving families.  Due to the shelter reaching full capacity, a reduction or More...

‘Burning of Columbia’ will be topic for Round Table Monday

Tom Elmore of Columbia, S.C., will present “The Burning of Columbia, S.C. – 1865” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday evening, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Fitzpatrick Hotel.  More...

International visitors hear about pharmacy

  Rotarian Joey Fievet (right) welcomed Daniel Snasti (left), a friend of Terry Boswell from Singapore, and his sons Luice and Julian, to a recent meeting of the Washington Rotary Club. More...

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Hunter Scott Futch graduates as certified police officer June 14

Hunter Scott Futch of Washington graduated from the Augusta Technical College Peace Officers Training Academy on Wednesday, June 14, at the ITC Auditorium in Augusta.  Hunter, a 2016 graduate of Nathanael Greene Academy in Siloam, received his C More...

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Top Ten Movies

1. Wonder Woman (PG-13) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine  2. The Mummy (PG-13) Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella  3. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) animated  4. More...

Tignall News

Isn’t it funny how stories spread quickly around here? One day last week we heard that the escaped prisoners were headed to Washington, through Tignall traveling from Elberton. We even heard that the bank in Tignall had been robbed. More...