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Report names Georgia’s children as second most obese in nation

A new report says that Georgia’s children are the second most obese in the country.   More...

UGA Coach Vince Dooley to visit Washington on Thursday, July 15

Legendary University of Georgia Football Coach and former Athletic Director Vince Dooley will visit Washington next Thursday, July 15, to meet fans, autograph his books and other memorabilia, and speak to a local civic club. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Wile E. tries to visit The Beagle A

Augusta has a new library which opened on Telfair Street the weekend of June 25. Augusta Chronicle columnist Bill Kirby’s column Sunday was about the old library on Greene Street. More...

Opinions

Book Review

The City of Falling Angels

John Berendt is perhaps known to us because of his first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Like that book about Savannah and its characters, this book is about a city. More...

The candidacy of an old Navy shipmate gives me hope for the next Congress

One of my old Navy shipmates has just won the Republican nomination to be the U.S. More...

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Sports

Silverbacks Soccer Camp at W-WPRD set for July 20-22

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Silverbacks Soccer Camp Tuesday, July 20, to Thursday, July 22.   The camp will be held at the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation complex on Lexington Avenue from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Worship

Presbyterian Church sets Bible School for evenings July 11-16

The Washington Presbyterian Church will have Vacation Bible School July 11-16, from 5:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. each evening.   More...

Victory Baptist sets homecoming service for Sunday, Aug. 8

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County will have homecoming on Sunday, August 8. The service will mark the 45th anniversary of the church which began in 1965 with Lawrence Griffith as the founding pastor.   More...

Gammon girls celebrate seventh birthdays June 19

Kara and Kaci Gammon, twin daughters of Craig and Sandra Gammon, celebrated their seventh birthdays with a gymnastics party at Georgia Elite Gymnastics in Athens on Saturday, June 19. More...

Don't Forget

Sarah Elizabeth McKinney, Peter Herbert Alewine III exchange marriage vows on Saturday June 5 in Evans

Sarah Elizabeth McKinney and Peter Herbert Alewine III of Evans exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 5, at six o’clock in the evening at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church in Evans. Rev. More...

Hearings set to hear public’s opinions on plans for hotel at the Pope Center

The City of Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority will host two public hearings next Thursday to present the nearly completed plan for a hotel adjacent to the Pope Center.   More...

Cancer information, guidance is available from American Cancer Society specialists

Wilkes County cancer patients, families, and caregivers can get information and guidance anytime by way of a national toll-free number manned by staff members of the American Cancer Society.   More...

New Rotary president takes over

Blake Thompson (left), new president of the Washington Rotary Club, takes the gavel from outgoing president Buddy Lindsey during a brief “change-ofcommand” ceremony at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the club. More...

Two men arrested, one being sought in robbery of west side convenience store

Quick work by Washington Police and an anonymous tip have resulted in two arrests in an armed robbery last Monday night at a west side convenience store, and another man is sought in the crime.   More...

News

Ted Richard Knowles

Ted Richard Knowles, 63, of Washington, died June 29, 2010, in the University Hospital, Augusta.   Mr. Knowles was a native of Gardena, California, and the son of the late Lt. Col. Carl Richard and Helen Stephenson Knowles. More...

Autographed racing jacket is fund-raiser for T.J. and Friends

Bill Elliot, Junior Johnson, Kurt Bush, Kacey Kayne, and Greg Biffle are some of the NASCAR personalities whose autographs appear on this racing jacket to be raffled as a fund-raiser for the T.J. More...

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Letters

Put forth the effort for the life you want

You can do anything that you set your mind to if you would just stop being lazy, and apply yourselves. Stop giving up so easily, and go out in the world and go get it, because it’s not going to come to you.   More...

Family appreciates prayers and support

TO THE EDITOR:   It is with grateful appreciation that the Weaver family would like to thank everyone who worked with the Bethel Church benefit barbecue for Marvin and baby Reese Smith. More...

Snakes can be our friends, but remember to leave them alone

As temperatures soar, don’t be surprised if you see more lateafternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly activity of the slithering variety. More...

Obituaries

Robert Dean Butler

Funeral services for Robert Dean Butler, 74, of Tryon, N.C., were held Friday, July 2, 2010, at the Tryon United Methodist Church with Rev. Neil Haynes and Rev. Phillip Hurst officiating. More...

Telling the truth will help a child grieve and grow

The first instinct of every parent is to be protective. We put bumpers on the crib. We child-proof our cupboards. our cupboards. We put protection over electrical outlets. We teach the danger of playing out in the street or with matches. More...

Personalities

Carrrie Rees Burton to marry Forrest Andrew Edge on July 31

Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Hamrick of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Rees Burton, to Forrest Andrew Edge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Mitchell Edge of Soperton.   More...

Blackmons return from trip to N.C. for family reunions

Steve and Eleanor Blackmon are home after attending two family reunions in Raleigh and Roxboro, N.C., June 24-28.   In Raleigh the Blackmons visited her brother, Clarence Boyd, and Samantha and the family of Joe Elleos. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Al and Sharlene Zima have returned from a 17-day trip that took them on a leisurely 3200-mile round trip to visit family and friends and enjoy sights along the way. More...