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CSRA unemployment rate shows increase during month of June

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in June was 7.2 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.7 percent. More...

John Pope earns music scholarship at Valdosta State

John Pope of Washington has been awarded a Music Alliance scholarship at Valdosta State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. More...

Hice to be speaker at Double Branches on Mon., August 3

Dr. Jody Hice, Georgia’s 11th District Congressman, will preach at Double Branches Baptist Church in Lincolnton on Monday, August 3, at 7 p.m. More...

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4-H tours museum homes

Fifteen 4-H’ers participated in a tour of nearby museum homes including the Robert Toombs House, Hickory Hill - Thomas Watson house, and the Washington Historical Museum. More...

Joshua Fant awarded management degree at Georgia Southern

Joshua L. Fant of Washington graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Management at annual spring commencement ceremonies at Hanner Fieldhouse and Allen E. Paulson Stadium. University President Brooks A. More...

Washington-Wilkes Primary School back in the school spirit for ’15-16

Washington-Wilkes Primary School is ready to get back into the school spirit as the opening of the 2015-2016 school year is fast approaching. More...

Getting ready to go back to school is more exciting than ...

What’s more exciting than summer vacation? You guessed it! BACK-TO-SCHOOL! The backto school movement has swept excitement through the hearts of businesses, families, teachers, school staff, and most importantly, students. More...

IMPORTANT W-WMS DATES TO REMEMBER

August 4 – Title I Parent Involvement Meeting, 5 p.m. (All parents are invited to attend). More...

Elizabeth Bufford celebrates 87th birthday July 19

Elizabeth Bufford was entertained on Sunday, July 19, on the occasion of her 87th birthday, at a barbecue with all the trimmings and more. More...

Jackson Thornton celebrates a week for his eleventh birthday

Jackson Thornton was 11 years old on Monday, July 20, and celebrated all week. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Congratulations to Jeremy and Jessica Dooley on the birth of their daughter, Layla. Justin and Nichole Dooley and Kayleigh were happy to meet the newest member of their family last weekend. Layla was born on Monday, July 20. More...

‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ to play in Athens in September

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Athens as part of the The Classic Center Theatre’s 2015-2016 Broadway Entertainment Series. More...

All aboard with the history of Southern railroad

Visitors Virginia Cash and Wes Shelton read with amazement the extensive dinner menu that presented a multi-course meal for $1, served daily on 19th Century passenger trains. More...

Top Ten Movies

1. Ant-Man (PG-13) Paul Rudd,Michael Douglas2. Minions (PG) animated3. Trainwreck (R) Amy Schumer,Bill Hader4. Inside Out (PG) animated5. Jurassic World (PG-13) ChrisPratt, Bryce Dallas Howard6. More...

Optimists hear of tourism efforts

Tourism Director Linda Parish (second from left) of the Lexington, Georgia, Downtown Development Authority spoke to the Washington Optimist Club about some of the initiatives to increase tourism in L More...

4-H’ers perform for residents

Eleven Wilkes County 4-H members participated in the project club classes “Around the World” and “Musicians in Action” led by Andrea Hill and Zach Hill. More...

FFA officers get leadership training with other chapters at conference

The officers of the Washington Wilkes FFA Chapter were part of the more than 250 chapter officers representing 39 FFA chapters from across Georgia that attended one of two sessions of the 2015 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference (COLT). More...

Next community blood drive is set all day August 20

Wilkes Countians have always responded very actively to Shepeard Community Blood Center’s call for blood donations. The community will have the opportunity to contribute again on Thursday, August 20, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. More...

Veteran living history participant will describe life in Georgia’s backcountry next Thursday

What was it like living in the Georgia backcountry in the mid to late 1700s around the time of the Revolutionary War? What type of people lived there and why did they live there? Where is the backcountry? More...

Friends honor former representative Channell for decades of state and local public service

Several hundred friends of former State Representative Mickey Channell filled up the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro Thursday afternoon, July 23, to honor him for his many years of public service. More...

W-W Elementary School is prepared for a great year

The faculty and staff at W-WES are looking forward to welcoming all of the Pre-K, fourth, and fifth graders that will be walking through the doors on Friday, August 7. More...

W-WCHS will host two events for students, parents to visit

The faculty and staff at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School (W-WCHS) are excited about the rapidly approaching school year. In preparation, W-WCHS will be holding two Open House events. More...

IMPORTANT DATES

August 6 – Classroom visitation 2-4 p.m. August 11 – PTG Open House at 6:00 p.m. SUPPLY LISTS KINDERGARTEN: More...

Tignall News

I have observed some curious incidents over the past week. When out walking last week, I saw about 25 black cows walking across Roy Harrison’s pasture as if they were playing follow the leader, one by one. More...

‘War Hill’ first purchased for just $75

Dr Joe Harris is a driving force behind plans to make the War Hill site of the Battle of Kettle Creek the principal memorial to the American Revolution in Georgia. More...

Cofer’s vehicle is still missing; cause of death still uncertain

Authorities have still not yet been able to release a cause of death for Luther L. More...

Children’s Playhouse set Sept. 9-11 needs all kinds of helpers

The annual Washington Little Theater Children’s Playhouse production for area school children through grade three will be the musical puppet show Aesop’s Fables Deluxe, a Bad Wolf Press publication written by Ron Fink and John Heath. More...

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