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More testing set here for short-term U.S. census jobs at Mary Willis Library meeting room on Jan. 7, 12, 19

The U.S. Census Bureau is still looking for short-term employees for the 2010 Census.   Testing for upcoming short-term census jobs is set for next Thursday, January 7, at 6 p.m., Tuesday January 12, at 2 p.m. More...

Headlines chronicle events of the past year

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2009

January 1, 2009 – More Washington households ‘go green’ with revived city trash recycling program. . . . Iris Garden Club awards prizes for decor as annual ‘Night of Lights’ illuminates city. . . . More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Capitalizations for Cathy

The Palmetto State (South Carolina) Plates created by Rosemary Talbert Hopkins of Washington-Wilkes are featured in the current edition of Southern Lady magazine. More...

Opinions

New Year’s resolutions are better made, kept when they look backward rather than forward

If there’s one thing this world doesn’t need right now, it’s another column about New Year ’s resolutions. We make ‘em, we break ‘em, life goes on.   More...

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Book Review

Healthy and Fit After Fifty

Youth isn’t just for the young any more. As life expectancy increases with medical and scientific advances, people are re-evaluating what it means to grow old. More...

Obituaries

Sarah L. Edwards Gartrell

Funeral services for Sarah L. Edwards Gartrell, 76, of Washington were held Sunday, December 27, 2009, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Brenda Bunch

Brenda Bunch, 67, of Tignall, died Saturday, December 26, 2009, in Athens Regional Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.   Mrs. More...

Catherine Wallis Lannae

A memorial service for Catherine (Cathy) Wallis Lannae, 65, of Danburg Road, Washington, was held Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the Washington Episcopal Church of the Mediator. She died Thursday, December 24, at her home.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Wilkes Transit and the Roy L. Burns Sr. Senior Center will be closed December 24, 2009, until January 4, 2010.   .   More...

Ongoing issues with leaky school roofs, tardy tax collections vex school board

In its regular December meeting December 21, the Wilkes County Board of Education reviewed ongoing issues with construction and paying for the new school complex and discussed ongoing tax collection problems.   More...

Wilkes Relay for Life for 2010 to hold Kick-Off celebration on Tuesday night, January 12

Wilkes County’s Relay For Life committee will celebrate the kickoff of the 2010 Relay For Life on Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.   More...

Volunteers help Santa pass out gifts

Hundreds of local kids had their Christmas wishes granted by Santa last week with the help of these volunteers, the Washington Police Department, the USMC Toys for Tots, and local contributors. More...

News

Roberson, Gowen, Griffin write top Patriot’s Pen essays for VFW

Tiffany Roberson was the first place winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest which recently involved the writing skills of students at Washington-Wilkes Middle School. In second place was Kasey Gowen, and Logan Griffin finished third. More...

Kiwanians hear joyful music

Jo Randall (from left), Tom Duggan, Lykah Mora, Shay Harris, and Leah Rogers joined the Washington Kiwanis Club for lunch and then sang “entertaining and enjoyable” Christmas songs for the More...

Use rechargeables, remember to recycle old batteries properly

During the holidays, we scour the stores for the newest gadgets and electronics to give as gifts. But, some people forget new animatronic animals and game system remotes need batteries to operate.   More...

Sports

Tiger wrestling team is young but solid; Martin and Ashmore win at tournament

The Washington-Wilkes High School wrestling team closed out the first half of its season with a strong performance at the Viking Invitational Tournament at Treutlen County High School December 18- 19. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Lilly Claire Reese

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Reese of Evans announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Claire, on Monday, December 21, at University Hospital in Augusta. Lilly Claire weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long.   More...

FBC Senior Choir gathers at Burton home December 20

The Senior Choir of First Baptist Church gathered at the home of Allen and Patricia Burton on Sunday evening, December 20, following the presentation of “I Hear the Prophet Callin’.”   The Burton home was welcoming with holid More...

Primetime class enjoys holiday party Dec. 18

The Mary Callaway Burton/ Primetime Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church met at the home of Cheryl Bentley on Friday, December 18, for the annual Christmas party.   The Bentley home was festively decorated for the Christmas season. More...