May 26, 2016 RSS feed / News

Library’s Summer Reading Club will kick off with juggler on Tue.

Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the Mary Willis Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read” during its summer library program. More...

Enthusiastic eighth graders appreciate educational opportunity at battlefield

Recent visits on a Thursday and Friday tour brought more than 80 eighth graders from Oglethorpe County schools near Lexington. Six teachers and their bus driver were included in the enthusiastic group. More...

Bounds graduates at university with degree in forestry

John Bounds graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in commencement exercises at Sanford Stadium in Athens. More...

GBI,WCSO interviewing witnesses of Alabama Avenue’s fatal shooting

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are still interviewing witnesses and looking for a clearer understanding of a gunshot death last week in Washington. More...

Rayle News

Sardis Baptist Church honored graduating seniors on Sunday, May 22. Included were Avery Hall, Meredith Gunter, Joshua Bryant, Joseph Hill, and Megan Rushton. . J.W. More...

Donations needed to relieve critical O-negative shortage

Due to the local and national shortage of O-negative blood, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has reached a “crisis mode” with just six units of O-negative blood on hand for patients. More...

GSU’s Dorian Favors is awarded Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship

Dorian Favors is the recipient of the Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship Certificate valued at $500 given each May to a deserving college student. She is attending Georgia Southern University majoring in biology and pre-med. More...

Four Wilkes students earn bachelor degrees at Piedmont College

Among the 355 students receiving degrees from Piedmont College at the recent Spring Commencement ceremonies in Demorest were four Wilkes County residents. More...

Cattlemen award scholarship

At a recent meeting of the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association, President Shane Moore recognized Emily Brown (left) as this year’s recipient of the association’s youth college sch More...

Ear corn facts

Occasionally, I get questions about ear corn. A lot of cattle feeds in our area used to contain ear corn as one of the main ingredients. The information in this article should answer some of the most common questions. More...

Tignall News

Reading about the book Between You and Me from Jane Newsome, encouraged me to order it. As I read it, I am reminded all about punctuation that I learned from Frances Duke. More...