January 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Director outlines economic development

Wilkes County’s Director of Economic Development and Film Relations Tiffany Rainey told the Washington Rotary Club that economic development is much more than just getting and keeping jobs. More...

W-WPS chooses top students for Dec.

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its selection of the Citizens of the Month for December. The citizens were recognized for “showing a positive attitude” all month. More...

Hice sworn in for 115th Congress

Last week, Congressman Jody Hice issued the following statement after being sworn in to the 115th Congress as Georgia’s 10th Congressional District Representative.  More...

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Junior Rangers can get survival training at Elijah Clark Park

A Junior Ranger Wilderness Survival workshop will be held on Monday, January 16, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Elijah Clark State Park near Lincolnton.  Junior Rangers will learn basic skills to survive in the wilderness.  More...

Mary Willis Library’s programs off to busy start in the new year

The new year is about to get off to a busy start at the Mary Willis Library. A children’s craft workshop will be held Tuesday, January 17, at 4 p.m. More...

Mat Girls assist wrestling team

Mat Girls for the Tiger wrestling teams are (l-r) Vivian Johnson, Mikayla Broome, Talaya Brown, (not pictured) Samantha Harkins, and Maddie Gunter. More...

Top Ten Movies

1. Rogue One: A Star War’s Story (PG-13) Felicity Jones, Diego Luna  2. Sing (PG) animated  3. Passengers (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt  4. Moana (PG) animated  5. Why Him (R) Zoey Deutch, James Franco  6. More...

Tignall News

Boy, that was some blizzard, wasn’t it? That’s the kind of snow I like to see…watching it come down and cover the trees and then let the sun come out. I have passed the days when I would slide down hills on a pizza pan. More...

With colder weather moving in, use these tips for winter safety

With cold weather in the forecast for the coming weeks, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.  More...

Local unit of Salvation Army is grateful for kettle drive donors

The Board of the Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army is grateful for the donors who gave to the Christmas Kettle Drive. More...

Follow these tips for healthier nutrition goals in the new year

The calendar has rolled over, so what better time than the present to start setting some new nutrition goals for 2017?  Here are five tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help you reach new heights in the new year.  More...

GSP notes holiday travel stats

The Christmas holiday travel period began on Friday, December 23, at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight on Monday, December 26. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 30, and ended Monday, January 2. More...

Pansies partner well with snapdragons, thyme, cypress in cool-season containers

I was recently schooled, so to speak, on pansies and their partners as I visited Old Town, a Southern Living-inspired community in Columbus, Georgia. More...

Will Lawson earns Bachelor of Science at Shorter University

William Hunter Lawson of Washington received a Bachelor of Science degree as Shorter University held its fall commencement exercises at the Forum in downtown Rome, Georgia, last month. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Happy new year, everyone! I took a short holiday from the “Rayle News,” but I am back with a recap from December, and new happenings in 2017. I hope to hear from more friends and neighbors in the coming year!  More...

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