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Motocross legend surprises racers at Aonia Pass MX - Free Access

Word got around fast at Aonia Pass Sunday morning, whispered in amazement: “Ricky Carmichael is here! Really!” More...

A Perfect Compliment To The Classic Homes

A perfect complement to the classic homes, Kerry McAvoy’s classic 1949 Mercury stole the show at the Tour of Homes Saturday. Full story on page 1. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fievet’s has been here 38 years

The four ladies at Creating Waves have moved from The Square in downtown Washington to 404 Water Street. They were located next door to the Chamber of Commerce offices on the Square and their new location was formerly FunShine day care center.  More...

Opinions

Motocross legend’s Aonia Pass visit may mean big things for racing here - Free Access

When I got the first text Sunday morning saying that the legendary motocross champion Ricky Carmichael was at Aonia Pass Motocross Park, I was skeptical – it was, after all, April Fool’s Day, and the racing this weekend was for amateurs, More...

Book Review

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson is a writer, the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Robert Lee Williamson

A memorial service for Robert (Bobby) Lee Williamson, 79, of Independence Street, Tignall, was held Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his home in Tignall with Rev. Mike Petty and Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. He died Tuesday, March 27, at St. More...

William Reese Garrard

A memorial service for Rev. William Reese Garrard, 93, was held at the Smyrna United Methodist Church, Washington, on Friday, March 30, 2012. A private graveside interment was held in the church cemetery prior to the service. More...

Michael Samuel Missita

Michael Samuel Missita, 56, of Crawfordville, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Robinson Baptist Church, 3083 Robinson Church Road, Crawfordville, with Rev. More...

Personalities

Life Cycle study wraps up

Second graders, including (l-r) Madison McGaughey and Will Lewis, performed a “Life Cycles” program as a culminating activity for their recent Science study in the Enrichment Lab. More...

Wheelis Women on Mission members hear program on God’s Marketplace

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met in the home of Leslie and Kerry McAvoy Jr. Monday evening, April 2.  Mrs. McAvoy, facilitator, opened the meeting as members recited the WMU Watchword. More...

Recently organized Pilot Club meets on Tuesday, March 20

Dr. Helen Winstead of Statesboro presented a program on dementia to members of the Pilot Club of Washington/Wilkes County and prospective members Tuesday evening, March 20, at Talk of the Town.  Dr. More...

Smoke alarm helps mother save children from fire

Alerted by the alarm from her home’s smoke detector, a mother saved her two sons late Wednesday night, March 28, after fire erupted in their Baltimore home.  More...

Restoration in progress is popular with many visitors for Spring Tour of Homes

The 2012 Spring Tour of Homes showed off eight of Washington’s best historic and classical homes to an appreciative crowd of visitors last weekend.  “We felt it was a successful tour,” said Carol Jackson, who co-chaired the eve More...

Drugs, DUIs, and drivers license problems lead arrests in Wilkes for month of March

Drug sales, property crimes and driving under the influence of alcohol lead the roundup of March arrests in Wilkes County. The following arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

News

NASA’s annual meeting slated April 13 after tour of old school

The 2012 annual membership meeting for the North Alexander School Association (NASA) will be held Friday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Merry Oaks, home of Gail Boyd and Ted Bush at 519 North Alexander Avenue. More...

Ryan Colvard is finalist in 49th year of Governor’s Honors program in Ga.

Ryan Colvard, a sophomore at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has been selected as a finalist for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) in science. He is the son of Greg and Stacey Colvard of Washington.  More...

Teachers will kiss a pig April 13; CRCT testing set for April 17-27

W-WMS students are enjoying spring break and will return to school April 9. The middle school baseball Tigers ended their season with a record of 6-7. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Voice of Tigers appreciates good times

TO THE EDITOR:   What a journey we have had! From Banks County to Bowdon, from Georgia Military to the Georgia Dome, nothing has been better on Friday nights than Tiger Football.  More...

Sports

Tiger Club golf tournament set for May 4-5 at Country Club

A Washington-Wilkes Tiger Club Memorial Golf Tournament and Calcutta have been set for Friday and Saturday, May 4- 5, at the Washingon-Wilkes Country Club.  The weekend event begins with the  Calcutta on Friday in memory of Tiger great John More...

Smith, Hackney to continue athletic careers

Two Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School student athletes have been awarded academic scholarships to NCAA Division 3 colleges More...

T.J. and Friends golf tournament will be held on Fri., April 27

The fifth annual T.J. and Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 27, at the Arrowhead Pointe Golf Club at Richard B. Russell State Park. Registration will be at 8 a.m. and shotgun at 9 a.m. More...

Worship

The greatest sunrise for all people according to the Gospel of Jesus

Each year we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death and hell, and the gift that He gave us: salvation and a final, eternal home in heaven. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle EMC Relay for Life Team will have a fundraiser for a $200 gas card. Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for six. The tickets can be purchased at Rayle EMC or from any member of the Rayle EMC Team. The drawing will be held May 3. More...