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Disposition of old school complex is topic of BOE workshop tonight

The Wilkes County Board of Education will hold a workshop Thursday evening (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. More...

Wilkes census committee is taking first steps to ensure a complete count of residents

The Wilkes County Complete Count Committee will meet Tuesday, July 14, to take the initial steps in its public awareness campaign aimed at getting the most complete local census count possible in the county. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Correspondents, readers are tops

Gail Boyd says she can understand "running into" people from Washington Wilkes when you're visiting in Atlanta, or St. More...

Opinions

A writer's life of wandering and wondering can still give that warm feeling in the heart

I've always been prone to wander, and as I wandered, to wonder what's over the next hill or around the next curve. That's probably how I wound up a writer. More...

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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...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will have revival services July 27-31, 7:30 p.m. each night. Rev. Michael Curry of Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Sparta, will be the guest minister. . More...

Property tax collections nearly normal despite delays caused by revaluations

A month past the deadline for paying property taxes, Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard says that nearly 94 percent of the digest has been collected. "We still have 6.34 percent outstanding as of June 29," she said. More...

Long-time W-WPS principal takes helm as superintendent of county's schools

Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell has taken office as the new Wilkes County Superintendent of Schools. In a brief ceremony last Wednesday, Wilkes Probate Judge Thomas Charping administered the oath of office to Dr. More...

Rabies shots are now available at vets and at Saturday clinic

An all-day rabies clinic is set for this Saturday, July 11, to fight the upsurge in rabies cases, and a local vet clinic is offering free rabies vaccinations all month. More...

New officers take the helm of Rotary Club

In an informal "changing of the guard" ceremony during the regular Thursday lunch meeting of the Washington Rotary Club on July 2, Buddy Lindsey (at right) accepted the gavel from outgoing president Joey Fievet. More...

News

Kiwanis scholarship awarded

Lindsey Guin (left), a 2009 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, receives a scholarship check for $1,000 from the Washington Kiwanis Club presented by Vice President Lillie Crowe. More...

Ga. State Patrol investigates traffic accidents in June

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated eight traffic crashes in Wilkes County during the month of June. Sergeant First Class Andrews said the traffic crashes resulted in six injuries. There were no deaths. More...

Benefit fund established

The W-WCHS Class of 1994 has set up a benefit fund for the two children, Jasmine and Zoey, left behind by the sudden and tragic death of their mother, Lamika Hall. Donations may be mailed to F&M Bank; P.O. Box 280; Washington, GA 30673. More...

Obituaries

Lamika Toikeia Hall

Funeral services for Lamika Toikeia Hall, 32, of Washington were held Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Ben K. Willis as eulogist, and Geraldine Willis Dill as mistress of ceremonies. More...

John West Callaway Jr.

A memorial service for John West (Jackie) Callaway Jr., 71, of Temple, was held Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Clark Funeral Home in Hiram. He died Tuesday, June 23, in Dallas, Ga. Mr. More...

Personalities

Retired educators present honorariums

Haley Ward (right) and Quandarius Lewis (center), members of the 2009 Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduating class, received honorariums from the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association. More...

Crystal Leigh Purdy, Andrew Jonathan Jackson exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 30

Crystal Leigh Purdy and Andrew Jonathan Jackson of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 30, at six o'clock in the evening at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. More...

Alexis McGregor Colvard to wed Brandon Gilford Rhodes Aug. 1

Greg and Stacey Colvard of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis McGregor, of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Brandon Gilford Rhodes, also of Brooklyn, son of David and Bonnie Rhodes of Marietta, Ohio. More...