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Career deputy sheriff Mark Moore announces candidacy for Sheriff

Mark Moore, career law enforcement officer and lifelong Wilkes County resident, has announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Wilkes County. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Remembering China and Camak

The much-needed rain really played havoc with the Tour of Homes Saturday. Norris Ware reports that from Thursday night until late Saturday night, he recorded 2.15 inches of rain in his gauge. More...

Opinions

To the Editor

Thanks for help with Clark benefit

TO THE EDITOR: Our thanks is extended to many who prepared food, donated it, helped serve, and paid the six dollars for a wonderful all-you-can-eat meal at Fishing Creek Baptist Church on Saturday evening, March 29, and enjoyed a good gospel grou More...

Vox Pop

What do you think is the biggest challenge young people nationwide face today? What about the young people in Wilkes County . . . is it the same, or something different? More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Larry Gail Maxwell

Funeral services for Larry Gail Maxwell, 61, of 981 Beaverdam Road, Washington, were held Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Beaverdam Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Sunday, April 6, at his home. Mr. More...

Helen Kathryn Moss

Funeral services for Helen Kathryn Moss, 89, of North Augusta, S.C., were held Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Danburg Baptist Church in Wilkes County with Rev. Ficklen Guin and Rev. John Bolin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Mark Arvid Hopkins

A memorial service for Mark Arvid Hopkins, 53, of Cumming, will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Washington. He died Saturday, March 29, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Dont' Forget

Sign-up has begun for the Washington-Wi lke s Parks and Recreation Blue and Gold Basketball Camp to be held June 9-20 for ages 13-16; and May 26-June 5 for ages 8-12. For more information call 706-678-1454. More...

Visitors brave rainy weather to visit Spring Tour of Homes and enjoy weekend's events

Steady rain may have kept the crowds down, but hundreds of visitors still braved the weather this past weekend to visit Washington for the annual Spring Tour of Homes. More...

General Primary qualifying set for week of April 28 thru May 2

Qualifying will open Monday, April 28 for the General Primary election in July, and numerous Wilkes County candidates are expected to qualify. Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton said that the qualifying period will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation set to celebrate 'Month of Music' beginning with Acoustic Eidolon

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation is celebrating the entire month of April as its spring Festival of Music this year. More...

News

Hudson hosts hearing helper

Colin T. Riordan, Hearing Care Practitioner for Beltone in Augusta (right), was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, April 8. More...

Wilsbary's big sale is set for May 2 at Mary Willis library

The annual Wilsbary's book, bake, and plant sale sponsored by Friends of the Mary Willis Library is set for Friday, May 2. The sale will open at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the library at 204 East Liberty Street. More...

Easter baskets give way to 'Bunny Cans' for egg hunt

First Baptist Pre-K students used beautiful "Bunny cans" on their annual egg hunt. The cans were made by the Acteens of the church facilitated by Tara Townsend. More...

Sports

Season's first tractor pull is Saturday at Aonia

The first big pull of the season will bring back the sounds of thunder to the Wilkes County Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull this Saturday, April 12, at the facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road in Aonia. More...

Family Trail Ride at Aonia Pass on May 6 will benefit Dream House for Children

The fifth annual off-road Family Fun Trail Ride for riders of offroad motorcycles and ATVs is set for May 6 at Aonia Pass Off-Road Park. Registration will open at 8 a.m. More...

Split leaves Tigers in tie for second place in Region 8AA

After splitting a pair of games during the past week, the Washington Wilkes Tigers are still in second place in the region, but not so solidly. A loss to the Patriots of Oglethorpe County made the two teams even in Region 8AA South at 7-4. More...

Worship

Pathway Church sets services for month of April

Pathway Community Church on Brown Road in Washington has announced its services for the month of April. On April 13 there will be a covered dish meal at 6 p.m., followed by worship and teaching at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Roy Catres. More...

Personalities

Martha Holly Jordan marries Nicolas Michael Hartley Mar. 8

Martha Holly Jordan of Washington and Nicolas Michael Hartley of Louisville were united in marriage in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 8, officiated by Rev. Donnie Berry of Rayle. More...

Joanna Delany, Ivan Haynes entertained at party Mar. 22

Joanna Delany and Ivan Haynes of Columbia, S.C., who are planning a May 24th wedding, were entertained at a party Saturday evening, March 22, at the home of Tom Kinard in Columbia, S.C. Co-hosts with Mr. More...

Ally Hucke treated to Dora the Explorer party on March 30

PERSONALITIES! Ally Hucke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hucke, celebrated her second birthday on March 30. Ally was treated to a Dora the Explorer party on her birthday in the fellowship hall of Clifford's Grove Baptist Church. More...