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Kids, puppets to tell story of American Revolution this weekend

The Washington Little Theater Company presents The American Revolution Musical this weekend with performances Saturday, February 11, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m. More...

Tickets available for CoC dinner, STAR student salute next Thurs.

Discounted advance tickets are still available for the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner set for Thursday evening, February 16.  Tickets are $20 in advance through Friday, February 10, or $25 at the door. More...

Revolutionary Days events begin Friday afternoon

following this schedule:  Friday, February 10 3 p.m. - “Elijah Clarke’s Militia at Kettle Creek,” a presentation by author Dr. Christine Swager, at Mary Willis Library   More...

‘Bark for Life’ Relay fundraiser to honor canine helpers

In preparation for the upcoming 2012 Wilkes County Relay for Life, organizers are planning a new fundraising event, Bark for Life, set for Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington.  More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Church men rescue church bus

A t the Washington Little Theater Company STARZ Awards program Saturday night, everything was going smoothly until someone realized that the trophies were not at The Playhouse. They were still at Tena’s, and, of course, Tena’s was closed. More...

Opinions

Sneaky sugar hiding in many food items make healthy eating a daily challenge

I have a confession to make. I am a recovering sugar addict, and it seems like the food industry is conspiring against me to keep me hooked. More...

Cartoon

“Sorry Honey ... But Madonna Didn’t Win The Super Bowl.” More...

Book Review

At Home

A t Home is “A Short History of Private Life.” Among many other books, Bill Bryson has written A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything. More...

Obituaries

Bessie Lillian Standard Lindsey

Funeral services for Bessie Lillian Standard Lindsey, 91, of Tignall, were held Saturday, February 4, 2012, in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. John McPherson Jr. and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Rebecca Armour Conner

Funeral services for Rebecca Armour Conner, 91, of Washington were held Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with her nephew, Robert Armour, officiating. Interment was in the Carter’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Ronald Franklin Paschall

Funeral services for Ronald Franklin Paschall, 67, of Washington were held Monday, February 6, 2012, at Rehoboth Baptist Church in the Metasville community with Rev. Herman Bradley and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Personalities

FUMC hosts ‘Heart Full of Love’ banquets for moms and dads

“A Heart Full of Love For Mom” and “A Heart Full of Love for Dad” were the themes for two separate banquets at the First United Methodist Church, one on Friday, January 27, and the other on Saturday evening, January 28.  More...

Teacup Traditions founder speaks at ‘Warm Winter Tea’ January 21

Lou Workman Souders of Marietta presented an inspirational program to ladies attending “A Warm Winter Tea” in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, January 21.  More...

T.A. Johnson honored at 90th birthday party on February 5

T. A. (Coot) Johnson was honored on his 90th birthday at an afternoon celebration Sunday, February 5, at Washington Manor.  Happy birthday balloons decorated the dining room where family and friends gathered for the celebration.  More...

Travel experts say tourists spent $12 million in Wilkes Co. in 2010

Celebrating an improving economy and increased visitor traffic in Georgia, Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Erin Pollock joined hundreds of her counterparts at the state capitol in Atlanta recently to bring Gov. More...

Girls are No. 1! Will host tournament

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team beat Warren County Tuesday night 62-48 as insurance in the title they already had as No. 1 and undefeated in Region 7A-A. More...

Early voting starts Monday for SPLOST, Georgia’s ‘Super Tuesday’ primary vote

Early in-person voting begins Monday, February 13, for Georgia’s March 6 “Super Tuesday” Presidential Preference Primary and renewal of the Wilkes school construction SPLOST.  More...

Revolutionary Days to fill this weekend with living history

The annual Revolutionary Days celebration returns again this weekend, bringing three days of events and observances marking the 233rd anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek that was fought here between Patriots and Tories on Febr More...

Magistrate Judge Rosa Lee Martin announces her run for re-election

Incumbent Chief Magistrate Judge Rosa Lee Martin has announced her intention to seek re-election to the office she has held for more than two decades.  More...

Miss Wilkes Pageant’s entry deadline is only a week away, Feb. 17

With the deadline to enter just a week away on Friday, February 17, entries are coming in for the fifth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m.  Entry applications are online at MissWilkesCountyPageant.com or More...

News

JumpStart program expands with services for 51 families

The Wilkes County Community Partnership has announced the expansion of its JumpStart program for 2012.  More...

Waggoners choir to sing at New Ford program on Feb. 12

The highly-regarded Waggoners Fellowship Grove Choir of Waggoners Grove Baptist Church of Colvert, Georgia, will provide the music for the upcoming Black History program at New Ford Baptist Church of Danburg.  Founded in 1855, Waggoners Grove Ch More...

Crafty cat spotted on the farm

Debbie Bennett has reported that “there appears to be a hay bale bandit in Wilkes County,” but she says she has no idea who painted the familiar image on the bale pictured above. More...

Sports

Heard wants a chance at a national championship, signs to play football for Georgia Southern Eagles

W-W Tiger standout Da’Quan Heard signed his letter of intent to play football for Georgia Southern University last Wednesday morning before an audience of family, friends and fellow Washington-Wikes Comprehensive High School and Middle School s More...

Wrestlers qualify for sectional tournament this weekend

Six Tiger wrestlers competed at the Area Individual Tournament last Saturday and qualified to advance to the Sectional Tournament this weekend at Telfair County High School in McRae, Georgia. More...

Youth quail hunt set for March 10 at Rolling Rock

The Frank Beckum/John Harvey Edwards Youth Quail Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Worship

The action of the devil to prevent salvation

Christ was preparing for his crucifixion and had been praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Satan, masquerading as the disciple Judas Iscariot, approached Jesus, spoke the words, “Master, master” and kissed him (verse 45b). More...

Outstanding care and innovation help build Sessoms’ medical practice

Distinguished African American physician and man of faith Dr. Fred Sessoms arrived in Washington, Georgia, in 1907. Dr. E. L.  More...