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Wills Memorial Hospital now better prepared for large-scale emergency or disaster event

Wills Memorial Hospital is better prepared for a large-scale emergency, thanks to training a staff member has received and is passing on to hospital staff. More...

Try shopping local stores first for your back-to-school needs

With a trip to Augusta costing $25 in gas alone, shopping at home first is more important than ever, says Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnett. More...

Family escapes death in semi hit-and-run

A Lowndes County family escaped with relatively minor injuries after their car was hit by a semi at the dangerous intersection of Highway 78 and Business 78. More...

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T he Rev. Dr. Deni (Denise) Moss of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator has returned from a three-week trip to the Holy Land. There were 22 clergymen on the annual Pilgrimage sponsored by a benefactor in the Atlanta area. Rev. More...

Opinions

Two Vanishing Words

When I grew up during the good old days in the 50s -- that's the 1950s, not the 1850s -- the words "thank you" were an intricate part of our lives. More...

Book Review

Ireland By FRANK DELANEY

Ireland seems to hold a fascination for many of us. A beautiful land with a tragic history, from whence many of our ancestors came -- it touches us in a way that few other countries do. More...

Vox Pop

According to the Associated Press, six-packs, automatic transmissions, and the American Express card were all introduced after Senator John McCain was born - and he admits that he does not use computers. More...

Obituaries

Peyton Oliver Gill Jr.

Funeral services for Peyton Oliver Gill Jr., 84, of Washington were held Monday, July 21, 2008, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert Huyck Jr. officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Melvin Edward Partridge

Funeral services for Melvin Edward Partridge, 89, of Lincolnton were held Monday, July 21, 2008, at the New Hope Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with Rev. Benny Pate and Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Norman Englett

Norman Englett, 72, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Embracing Hospice of South Atlanta in Clayton County. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Englett was a resident of McDonough and was a retired truck driver. 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...

Washington-Wilkes schools ready for first day August 8

The Wilkes County Board of Education discussed preparations for the upcoming start of the 2008-2009 school year, and agreed to consider joining a lawsuit against the state for adequate school funding. More...

Wilkes deputies make felony arrests in recent thefts

Wilkes County investigators and deputies have made several felony arrests in theft cases in the past week, and Tignall police have cracked a burglary ring. More...

Runoff election set for Aug. 5 for Democrats pick for sheriff

Wilkes County voters who voted in the July 15 Democratic Primary Election will return to the polls Tuesday, August 5, for a runoff election between Mark Moore and Mike Sisson for the office of Wilkes County Sheriff. More...

Chamber After Hours set for Thursday, July 31

Business owners and anyone interested in doing business locally are invited to the next Chamber After Hours drop-in event next week. The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is planning its Chamber After Hours for next Thursday evening, July 31. More...

Monday night's rain didn't dent extreme drought in Wilkes Co.

Despite Monday night's thunderstorms throughout Wilkes County, local officials are reminding citizens that Washington is still under Level 4 outdoor watering restrictions that only allow watering every other day from midnight to 10 a.m. More...

News

Deadline approaching for FSA county committee nominations

Beltone a t Master se rvi ce Far mers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers have until August 1, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. More...

Springfield Baptist sets revival services for July 29-30 at 7

Colin Master 101 Augusta, Office: Toll Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, will have a two-night revival July 29-30, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the two nights will be Dr. More...

God's Marketplace celebrates one year of helping

God's Marketplace Food Pantry is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Statistics show that over the past year, the Food Pantry has fed 1,057 families and 2,438 individuals. The Food Pantry is a part of God's Marketplace, Inc (GMI). More...

Sports

Soccer camp held at W-W Parks & Recreation complex

Players and coaches at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Rec Soccer Camp included: (front, l-r) Erin McLeroy, Will Lewis, Evan Harper, Trestin Williams, Grier Carter, (second row) Grant Rainey III, Jordy Wilkinson, Ackheem Martin, Dayln Mays, Lindsey M More...

W-WPRD announces upcoming activities, programs

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) has announced the following activities and programs which will be coming up in the next few weeks. More...

As Tiger football season looms, team prepares for lift-a-thon

Believe it or not, Washington-Wilkes Tiger football is just around the corner and preparations for the 2008 season are already being made by both the coaching staff and the players. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

l Tammy and Ben Echols, Dylan and Taylor, vacationed two weeks at Ponce Inlet, Fla. Joining them for several days during the week of July 4th were Caroline and Gene Thornton, Angie, Mark, Laney and Jackson Thornton and Vivie Ann and Bobby Wilson. More...

Mary Charlotte Eason

Christopher Budd of Suwanee and Paige Eason of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Charlotte Eason, on Tuesday, July 8, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Mary Charlotte weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. More...

Melody M. Gartrell to marry Rodney O. Jones on Sept. 20

Melody M. Gartrell and Rodney O. Jones of Conyers announce their plans to marry. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cora Gartrell of Washington and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Norman of Lincolnton. More...