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Refinancing will lock lower interest rate and result in significant savings

Members of the board of education voted to proceed with a bond tax refinancing, which Superintendent Dr. More...

Jackson Chapel to celebrate 150 years in special service with Bishop Jackson

Sitting at the center of Freedmen Road, now known as Whitehall Street, Jackson Chapel continues to be “Empowered by Legacy and Committed to Serve.” This Sunday, September 24, at 2:30 p.m., Jackson Chapel AME Church will celebrate its 150t More...

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Blackouts and subs revive history

Now and then an intriguing topic crosses my path one time too many. That’s when I know I need to look into it. Such is the case with a World War II topic: the presence of German submarines along the Atlantic Seaboard.  More...

Everyone gets tired of work at times; but it’s always necessary for the able

One of my favorite stories is about the fellow who, tired of having to get up and go to work every day, decided he’d try life as a bum. More...

Book Review

Napoleon’s Last Island

Betsy Balcombe and her family come to the island of St. Helena in 1815 when her father is given the post of representative of the East India Company. His assignment is to receive and send provisions for the ships coming and going to Cape Town. More...

Obituaries

Millard Perry Benning Jr.

Funeral services for Millard Perry Benning Jr., 82, of Berkshire Drive in Washington were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2007, at Hopkins Funeral Home. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Laura Owens Stevens Smathers

Graveside services for Laura Owens Stevens Smathers, 70, of Sharon Road in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Resthaven Cemetery. She died Friday, September 15, 2017, at her home.  More...

Heather Elizabeth Edmunds

Heather Elizabeth Edmunds, 44, of Lovelace Way in Washington, entered into rest Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, at her home.  Ms. Edmunds was born in Washington and had lived in Athens most of her life. More...

Personalities

OLLI@UGA meeting will feature program about hospice care

Rev. Glen Kohlhagen will speak on the topic “Hospice Matters: Making the Last Days Count” at the meeting of the Washington Affiliate of OLLI on Monday, September 25, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

Washington Personal Mention

Emilie and Mark Waters had an enjoyable visit with their daughter and family, Laurie, Mark, and Chloe Seymour of Apex, N.C., from Friday until Sunday. More...

George Mickens honored at 74th birthday dinner party

George Mickens of Atlanta, formerly of Washington, was honored on his 74th birthday at an elegant backyard dinner party at the home of his daughter, Juanita Mickens, in Decatur on Saturday, September 16. More...

City, county, EMC work to restore power, clean up

For at least several hours, every house and every electric meter in Wilkes County was without power last Monday, September 11, as Hurricane Irma made her way north from Florida and through Georgia and Alabama. More...

County is preparing site to burn Irma debris once necessary permit to proceed is issued

To save money on the disposal of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, county officials are working to secure arrangements for a burn permit so that massive amounts of trees, limbs, and leaves can be burned. More...

W-WPS Color Run raises some $2,000

The W-WPS PTG held its first “Color Run” event and raised some $2,000 to help pay for playground equipment at the school. Nearly 130 runners participated in the kids one-mile fun run and in the 5K main event. More...

News

LWREA donates to Community Partnership

Joyce Williams, president-elect of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) presents a check to Amethyst Wynn, Executive Director of Wilkes County Community Partnership. More...

Senior Wellness Center can help

Kelly Powell (second from right), Director of Out-patient Services for Wills Memorial Hospital, Nancy Williamson (left), Director of the new Senior Wellness Program, and Physical Therapist Jessica Be More...

JumpStart parents and kids get to see GreenJackets

The Wilkes County JumpStart Program sponsored an incentive trip for parents and children to an Augusta Green- Jackets Game on August 27. More...

Sports

Tigers to face Tattnall Trojans in homecoming game this Fri.

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers will emerge again this Friday when they return to action at Tiger Stadium for the 2017 homecoming game against Tattnall Square Academy. More...

Stay on your side at football games; gates to be locked

W-W Tiger fans and visiting fans are reminded that there won’t be any visiting between sides of the field once the game starts.  More...

Tigers of the 1950s will be spotlighted on the field at Lincoln County game

Lettermen’s Club forming to assist football program

As we continue to feature the Tiger football teams from the 1950s and their players, there is more than just honoring these men pregame on September 29 before Washington Wilkes and Lincoln County collide on the gridiron.  More...

Worship

We must work and live by faith

After many years of God’s creation of mankind and placing him in charge of God’s planet, Earth, the devil worked on man’s mind to the point that doubt, planted by Lucifer, the devil, came i n to mankind’s mind. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Flint Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its Pastor’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 1, at 11:45 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor Joe Glaze. Dinner will be served.  .  More...