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Community Summer Day Camp keeps 150+ kids off the streets

Some 155 youth are having a full summer during their seven-week Summer Day Camp held at the Reese Booker Youth Center. More...

Drunk driving, license problems lead June roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

Drunk driving and driving without a license again were the most common incidents reported by law enforcement in Wilkes County during the month of June. Mickey D. More...

Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for local, state, national primary election

Wilkes County voters will have their say next week in local, state, and national races as they vote in the Republican and Democratic primary elections. Polls will open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout Wilkes County. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Time to rest after 35 years

We've got rain! Not much. But we're glad to get any we can. Norris says that combining the little bit that we got on the Fourth of July and again on Sunday, it totaled just .45 of an inch. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression By Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Though numerous people seem to be writing their memoirs these days, it is rare and refreshing to come upon one where the writer had a happy childhood and wants to tell about it. More...

Around the World

At the prison where I minister there are inmates from around the world. It is a federal prison and over one hundred countries are represented there. More...

Political Cartoon

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Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Michael and Vonice Wells enjoyed the holiday week at St. Simons. More...

ATC graduates 18

Eighteen Wilkes County residents recently graduated from Athens Technical College. The 2007-2008 Graduation Ceremony was held at The Classic Center in Athens. More...

Gunters celebrate 50th wedding anniversary with family, friends

Calvin (Boots) and Shirley LeRoy Gunter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the weekend of July 4. The Gunters were married Saturday, July 5, at Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Movie filmed in Washington-Wilkes to premiere July 19 at The Pope Center

The world premiere of "Deception," a movie filmed in Washington and Wilkes County, will be held in the ballroom of The Pope Center on Saturday, July 19. More...

Study sample ballot before voting in Tuesday's general primary election

Wilkes County voters need to be mindful of choosing the right primary in which to vote in next Tuesday's general primary election, said Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Judge Jim Burton. More...

Registration to open tomorrow, July 11, for annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant

Registration will open tomorrow, July 11, for the Second Annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for September 27, and this year the pageant will include little boys. More...

Beta Sigma Phi donates hospital equipment

The ladies of XI Delta Tau, Beta Sigma Phi present an ultrasound electrical stimulator cart to the Wills Memorial Hospital Occupational and Physical Therapy department. More...

Christian singer Philip Stanley Klein to present concert at FBC Sunday

Philip Stanley Klein, who was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, will present a concert of music at the First Baptist Church Sunday, June 13. More...

News

McDonald's trainer enlightens club

Janie Cravens, a member of the U.S. Training Team for McDonalds Restaurants, was the guest speaker for the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 1. More...

Genealogy workshop at Mary Willis Library to be held August 8-9

A free genealogy and lineage workshop sponsored by the GASSAR, the Samuel Elbert Chapter SAR, and the Kettle Creek NSDAR will be conducted at the Mary Willis Library August 8-9. More...

'County Fair' theme set for Prebyterian VBS on July 20-25

The Washington Presbyterian Church will have Vacation Bible School Sunday-Friday, July 20-25, from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. "SonHarvest County Fair" is the theme for the week. More...

Sports

W-W Parks & Rec hosts soccer camp set for July 14-17

The Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) will host a Soccer Camp the week of July 14-17 from 4-8 p.m. Both newcomers and experienced players are welcome to attend. More...

Girls are district champions, will begin state tourney Sun.

The Washington-Wilkes 11-12-year-old Girls Softball All- Stars won the Georgia District Six Little League All-Star Tournament at McWilliams Park in Elberton and will now advance to the state tournament beginning this Sunday. More...

Obituaries

Loyd Willis Echols

Funeral services for Loyd Willis Echols, 86, of Washington, were held Sunday, June 28, 2008, at the Carters Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Brian George officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died June 26, at his home. More...

William Clarence Wilson

Funeral services for William Clarence "Hank" Wilson, 86, were held Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in the Mallorysville Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

L. E. Paschall

Funeral services for L.E. Paschall, 82, were held Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. C.E. Lacey officiating. Interment was July 2 in the Canton National Cemetery, Canton, Ga. He died June 26. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Newtown Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, August 3, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Andy Perryman, Georgia Baptist Association Missionary, as the speaker. Revival services will be held August 4-6, 7 p.m. each evening with Rev. More...