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Local ‘Dine Out For Kids’ Aug. 18 to raise funds for at-risk children

For the fifth year, a local organization is conducting a “Dine Out For Kids” fundraiser to help at-risk children in Wilkes County, and local diners can help by eating out next Thursday, August 18, at participating restaurants.  More...

August session of Wilkes Grand Jury returns indictments for drug possession charges, property crimes, and family violence

A Wilkes County Grand Jury met last week for its August term and returned indictments of 37 people. There were 12 no bills.  Jared M. More...

City to unveil artist’s concept Sunday for Square memorial to Black Revolutionary Patriots

The City of Washington has set an unveiling for the concept of Washington’s Black Revolutionary Patriot monument for this Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Audience can’t hear City Council

This is the week for the countywide Fresh Encounter with God services sponsored by Wilkes Ministers United and a host of churches in the county.  More...

Opinions

In 20 years of the World Wide Web, we’ve come a long, long way online

Well, thanks for looking away from your Facebook feed to read this. I’ll try to make it brief. This week we celebrate the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web, and it’s come a long way in that time.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Chasing Icarus

By GAVIN MORTIMER

I n 1910 the age of aviation was just beginning. There was still a question about which form of flight would win. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes were popular with different groups. More...

Worship

Wilkes Sunday School Union convenes at Trinity July 29-31

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the Trinity Baptist Church on July 29-31, where Rev. H.M. More...

Homecoming will precede revival at Clifford Grove

Clifford Grove Baptist Church will have homecoming services on Sunday, August 14, at 11 a.m. followed by its fall revival Wednesday- Friday, August 17-19, at 7:30 p.m. each evening.  For the revival, Dr. More...

Victory Baptist sets homecoming, revival to begin this Sunday

Victory Baptist Church, 217 Newtown Road, Washington, will have homecoming on Sunday, August 14, at 11 a.m. Revival services will be held August 15-17.  Homecoming Sunday will begin with services at 10 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The meeting for areas eleven and twelve of Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) will be held at the White Rock Baptist Church in Lincolnton on Thursday, August 11, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Authorities are investigating Tignall assaults, looking at possible motive for incident

Reports of a stabbing and an unconscious man on the street in Tignall’s Anderson Street public housing project Monday night took law enforcement and medical units to the area.  Investigators were still interviewing witnesses at press time, More...

Washington’s Nov. 8 election shaping up as more candidates prepare to run for offices

Washington municipal races are shaping up in preparation for the November 8 General Municipal Election as candidates announce their intentions to run. More...

Local churches hoping to lead all of Wilkes into a ‘Fresh Encounter with God’ this week

The “Fresh Encounter with God” community-wide revival begins tonight, August 11, and continues through Saturday, August 13, at The Pope Center in Washington.  Sponsored and conceived by Wilkes Ministers United, the revival is hosted More...

Travis Armour announces candidacy for Dist. 2 Washington Council seat

Travis Armour has announced his candidacy for one of the two District 2 Washington City Council seats to be decided in the city’s November election.  “Washington is my home,” he said. More...

News

Learn leadership skills at RYLA camp

Jordan Echols (right) and Jesse Echols (center), sisters who attended the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) camp at Tallulah Falls School in north Georgia earlier this summer, reported on t More...

Blood drive honoring Chief Poss to be held at FUMC August 18

The Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive will be held on August 18 from 2-7 p.m. at the Washington First United Methodist Church. More...

Masons Palmer, Derricott reach 55-year mark

Masons Dennis Palmer (second from left) and Garland Derricott were honored with their 55-year aprons and pins from Lafayette Masonic Lodge, presented by Joe Colvard (right), eighth Masonic District D More...

Letters

No doubts in Washington-Wilkes support

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Washington-Wilkes community for the overwhelming support that you have shown this summer towards the Tiger Football athletic program. More...

Sports

Corporate sponsorships outfit revamped weight room

Workmen spent several hours Tuesday unpacking, assembling, and installing all new weight-lifting equipment for W-W Tiger athletes. More...

Signups for soccer continue at PRD through August 25

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD) fall soccer program has begun. The final day to register is Thursday, August 25. More...

Registration to end today for football; no late signups

Registration for the Youth Football Program at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (WWPRD) ends TODAY, August 11. More...

Personalities

Jonathan Conard celebrates fourth birthday July 21

Jonathan Conard, son of Jon and Beth Conard of Washington, celebrated his fourth birthday on July 21 while on vacation in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Jonathan, his family and friends spent his birthday playing on the beach. More...

Elizabeth Annette Hansford weds Dr. Piotr Pawel Skowronski July 9

Elizabeth Annette Hansford of Watkinsville and Dr. Piotr Pawel Skowronski of Miami, Fla., were married on Saturday, July 9, at six o’clock in the afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Athens. Dr. More...

Kristen Louise Payne, Jason Matthew DeWeese exchange marriage vows on Saturday, July 9

Kristen Louise Payne of Charleston, S.C., and Jason Matthew De- Weese of Columbus exchanged wedding vows Saturday, July 9, at six o’clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in historic Charleston, S.C. Rev. More...