February 4, 2016 RSS feed / News

Bi-Lo provides school supplies for W-WPS

Thanks to the Bi-Lo Hometown Educational Rewards program, Washington-Wilkes Primary school has earned over 400,000 points toward free supplies. More...

Jackson graduates at Georgia Tech as Aerospace Engineer

Travis Jackson of Washington has earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. More...

Shepeard responds to urgent need for blood and platelets

Shepeard Community Blood Center’s main priority is providing blood to local hospitals and recipients. More...

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day?!

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why are so many adults and children leaving it off their plate? More...

Three wrestlers and alternate qualify to compete at sectional tournament

Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers Hunter Brock, Sergio Rodriguez, Flavius Zahran, and alternate Octavius Cofer, have qualified and will attend the state sectional wrestling tournament at Greater Atlanta Christian School this weekend. More...

Durham(s) win rifle in 4-H raffle

Ed Durham (center) was the winner of the 4-H S.A.F.E. Shooting Sports BB Team gun raffle. More...

Registration begins at W-WPRD for 2016 spring soccer

Registration for the spring soccer program at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department started on Monday and will continue through Friday, March 4. The registration fee is $46 and includes a jersey, shorts, and socks. More...

Wins geography bee

Andrew Meech (above) was the first place winner of the Washington Wilkes Elementary School geography bee held Friday, January 22. He was one of 23 fourth and fifth graders who competed, answering seven rounds of questions. More...

Rayle News

Happy, happy birthday to Brenda Willis! She will celebrate her special day on February 5. Brenda and I had a nice chat last week, and she gave me a report on her sister, Geraldine Willis Dill. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set March 18 at W-WES

The 34th annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 7 at 10 a.m. More...

Animal shelter needs volunteers

Darren Altman of the W-W Animal Shelter and Wilkes County Animal Control Officer told the Washington Rotary Club that the shelter takes in about 700 animals each year, almost two per day, and average More...

Mary Willis Library to host workshops for kids and adults

The Mary Willis Library will provide a craft workshop for kids four and older on Tuesday, February 16, at 4 p.m. More...

Award-winning author to speak for Friends of Library on Feb. 11

Children’s book author Gail Reed will be the featured speaker at the February membership meeting of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library on Thursday, February 11, at 3 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. More...

Tykier Jackson Brown earns doctorate at Northcentral Univ.

Tykier Monique Jackson Brown earned her Doctorate in Education from Northcentral University on January 20. More...

Winter weeds

A friend suggested that I write an article on winter weeds. I suspect he must have a crop of such in his own lawn. Unfortunately, winter weed control is something which should be initiated in September. More...

High shcool’s FBLA members compete, place well at Leadership Conference

In January, several members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School chapter of FBLA participated in the region level of various business and computer related competitions as they attended the Region 13 Leadership Conference. More...

Hudgens offers reminders for weather awareness this week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is this week, February 1-5, in Georgia and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds homeowners and renters of some important insurance tips to protect their property from tornadoes, flooding, and other weather relate More...

Tignall News

The bright orange barrels on both sides of the road to Thomson are really helpful when driving at night. I do believe orange barrels are a big business now. You see them on almost every highway you travel on. More...