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Testing is set for 10 a.m. today for short-term census jobs in spring

Testing is set for today for shortterm census jobs available in Wilkes County as the U.S. Census Bureau gets ready for this spring's portion of the 2010 count of every person in the United States. More...

Visiting Atlanta teen killed, one injured in Delhi Road accident last Tuesday night

A holiday visit to a family country home for three Atlanta teenagers turned tragic last week when the car two of them were in left the Delhi Road in Tignall and crashed, flipping several times. More...

Preparations underway for celebration of Revolutionary Days in Washington/Wilkes

Preparations are well underway for the annual Revolutionary Days Celebration in Washington-Wilkes during the weekend of February 13-15. More...

Stepped up road checks, holiday patrols see more DUI, drug arrests in December

Law enforcement officers in Wilkes County have been hard at work through the holiday driving seasons looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, using both patrol and road checks. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Rabbit' remembers first Gator Bowl

Albert Willis of Washington- Wilkes is a graduate of Clemson University. As a member of the Clemson football team, he played halfback in the 1949 Gator Bowl game. Clemson played the University of Missouri and won the game. More...

Opinions

Very sick

If you don't think there are some sick folks in this world, then you're fooling yourself. I mean mentally sick. More...

Book Review

Liberty

L iberty takes place on the Fourth of July in Lake Wobegon (home of Garrison Keillor's A Public Home Companion) with appropriate flashbacks. More...

Vox Pop

What is your Number 1 New Year's resolution? Do you think you'll be able to keep it all year?

"To t ry to los e some weight." MARGARET SMITH Hollander Home Fashions More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Weekly Tuesday Night Fulfillment Hour (Bible Study) at Springfield Baptist Church will begin its 2009 sessions at 7 p.m. January 13. Focus will continue to be "Biblical Principles for Raising Children and Grandchildren. More...

Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell is candidate for Wilkes Co. Superintendent of Schools

The Wilkes County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with the application of Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell to succeed Joyce Williams as Superintendent of Schools when Williams retires at the end of June. More...

Headlines chronicle year's events

LAST SIX MONTHS OF 2008

July 3, 2008 - Washington Wilkes work force academy gets state approval: 'This is our future' . . . Registration opens July 11 for Miss Wilkes County Pageant set for September 27 at Pope Center. . . . Celebrate the Fourth with 8 a.m. More...

Zella Bennett is CSRA Volunteer of the Year

Zella Bennett of Washington (right) was presented the Volunteer Caregiver of the Year Award by the CSRA CareNet and the Roslyn Carter Institute at the Caregiver Luncheon held at the Julian Smith Casino in Augusta. More...

Confederate Gen. Porter Alexander on display

Curator Stephanie Macchia of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum shows the exhibit of a new collection of Civil War art now at the museum. More...

Newnan club offers support

Each year Kiwanis Clubs all over the state present the Georgia District Governor with special gifts at their respective Division Rallies. More...

News

Wilkes NAACP celebrates anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 1

The Wilkes County Branch of the NAACP celebrated the 146th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Thursday, January 1, at the Third Shiloh Mission Center. More...

Aging agency sets hearing, discussion on services offered

The CSRA Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will be holding a public hearing on January 14 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Wilkes County Senior Center located at 109 Marshal Street in Washington. More...

Southern States Coop to host annual meeting here on Jan. 21

Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. - Washington Service. More...

Letters

Washington captured Food Network's hearts

TO THE EDITOR: This is a giant thank you to all the citizens of Washington-Wilkes. The turnout for the "throw down" at the Livery was wonderful. More...

Auxiliary grateful for good support of 'Tree of Love'

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, I would like to thank the community for supporting our second annual Tree of Love Ceremony - especially those who purchased lights in memory or honor of loved ones. More...

W-W Arts Foundation thankful, looking for another good year

TO THE EDITOR: What a year this has been. We still need your support. Help us begin 2009 on a brilliant note! You may have heard about the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation's accomplishments. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

• Celebrating Christmas with dinner at the home of Virgil and Barbara Wolter the Monday before Christmas were Paige and Josh Rogers, C. J. More...

Alyssa Kathryn Stewart, Darrell Jeffrey Roth Jr. exchange wedding vows Saturday, November 29

Alyssa Kathryn Stewart of Rayle and Darrell Jeffrey Roth Jr. of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 29, at two o'clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Wheelis WOM group meets Jan. 5, hears program on Liberia

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of the First Baptist Church met in the home of Susan Pope on Spring Street Monday evening, January 5. Melanie Wells, facilitator, presided and opened with prayer. More...