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Christmas Parade of Lights taking entries now for December 9 event

On Saturday evening, December 9, thousands of people will line the streets of Washington to see the fifth annual Christmas Parade of Lights, when scores of entries, including many floats brightly lighted for the season, will start from Tiger Stadium More...

Tupper-Barnett during renovation will be special attraction on Christmas Tour

In April, curious onlookers watched as work crews descended upon the long-vacant Tupper-Barnett House to begin the restoration of one of Washington’s most admired downtown historic homes. More...

Seniors enjoy clowning around in annual contest

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Rotary donation helps with funding for operation of telehealth program

The Washington Rotary Club donated a portion of the funding needed to purchase telehealth equipment for Wills Memorial Hospital’s Community Medical Associates (CMA) Washington office.  More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Saving Trinity: the decades astonish and steal

(Author’s Note: This three-part story portrays a church in danger of collapsing and the people who love it. France’s Gothic cathedrals inspired architect George Walker’s design for Abbeville’s Trinity Episcopal Church.  More...

Man learns from 2 a.m. lecture that we should always speak up for God

A policeman pulled over a fellow at 2 a.m. and asked where he was heading.  “I’m on my way to a lecture on the evils of alcohol,” he said. More...

Book Review

Nutshell

Ian McEwan has written a number of books, never repeating himself. In Nutshell, he tries a technique that not many writers could carry off. He succeeds, though it takes a little getting-used-to. More...

Obituaries

Marvin R. McAvoy

Graveside services for Marvin R. McAvoy, 84, of Greensboro Road were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Clark’s Station Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Sanders officiating. He died Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at his residence.  More...

Worship

Living life with faith in Jesus

In the last chapter of Hebrews, chapter 13, we are shown how important brotherly love is in the lives of mankind.  How do we come to get this brotherly love? It comes from God our creator. More...

Personalities

Kirstin Rodriguez earns Juris Doctorate from Georgia State

Kirstin Rodrigues of Atlanta recently received her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law. She also received her MHSA from Georgia State University Robinson College of Business in the spring of 2017.  More...

New Beginnings

Garrett Irvin Hardy   Katie and Tucker Hardy of Washington announce the birth of their son, Garrett Irvin, on Saturday, November 4, at University Hospital in Augusta. Garrett weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. and was 20 inches long. More...

Hanna Anslee Williford to wed Tyler Peyton McGill on May 26

Tracey and Kirt Williford of Watkinsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Hanna Anslee, to Tyler Peyton McGill, son of Angela and Peyton McGill of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Brenda Brown and the late Tommy Sa More...

Tigers will play in Round Two

Jaquavious Cox scooped up a fumble and raced 86 yards for a touchdown as the Tigers rolled to a 34-0 shutout win over Chattahoochee County last Friday. More...

Annual Legislative Breakfast slated November 30 at Third Shiloh, 8 a.m.

The annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) will be held on Thursday, November 30, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center in Washington.  More...

Commissioners will allow ‘clean up’ of tax list

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has granted authority to Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Lisa Dozier the authority to write off a number of uncollectable tax bills, and also the authority to waive certain interest and penalties on tax bills p More...

City Council prepares for holidays, discusses projects, rates, expenses

The Washington City Council announced plans and events for the coming holiday season, heard reports of ongoing projects, and conducted matters of general housekeeping at its regular November meeting Monday night at The Pope Center.  More...

Toys for Tots taking applications through Dec. 1 for children 0-12

The annual “Toys for Tots” Christmas initiative is now underway in Wilkes County, and donations and applications for the program are currently being accepted. More...

Students see archaeological study in progress

Lincoln County eighth-grade Georgia Studies Teacher Christie Bryan recently took two busloads of students to visit the Kettle Creek Battlefield. More...

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Over 100 eighth graders visit and learn history, natural history of Kettle Creek

Well over 100 eighth-grade students, organized by Georgia Studies Teacher Katy Meech, recently visited the Kettle Creek Battlefield area. More...

Top students excel in AP, lead club

W-WCHS Counselor Sheila Callaway (left) explained the AP class structure and the benefits it offers students as they prepare to enroll in college after high school. More...

Episcopal Bazaar and Luncheon set, not before 10:30

On December 2, the Episcopal Church of the Mediator will offer the annual Bazaar and Luncheon in the Parish House. The Country Kitchen will open at 10:30 a.m., with lunch following at 11:30.  More...

Letters

Tigers, you’ve made us proud

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON-WILKES FOOTBALL TEAM:   More...

Sports

Tigers smack Panthers 34-zip, face Manchester Fri.

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers demolished the Chattahoochee Panthers (34-0) in more ways than one last Friday and has now advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. More...

Youngest Tigers win in W-WPRD Turkey Bowl

CARL NORMAN III (right) out-flanks a Hancock County defensive back in the first game of the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department’s Pete Gartrell Turkey Bowl held last Saturday. More...

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Full coverage of Monday’s regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education will be published in next week’s edition.   The WORD Bible Study class invites the public to Bible study each Monday at 7 p.m. More...