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Fireworks may not happen if donations don’t come in soon - Free Access

We may not have fireworks for Independence Day if people don’t donate soon, organizers say. More...

Washington observes National Day of Prayer on Square

Rev. Mark Woods, pastor of Phillips Mill Baptist Church, speaks to the crowd assembled Thursday for the Washington-Wilkes observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. More...

New treasure hunters invading W-W: ‘geocachers’ use GPS to find caches

There’s a new breed of treasure hunters visiting Washington-Wilkes from all over, and this time they’re not seeking lost Confederate gold.  More...

Willsbary’s annual sale a success

Visitors and library patrons browse the donated plants last Friday at the Friends of the Mary Willis Library’s annual Willsbary’s Book, Bake, and Plant Sale. More...

Wills Memorial Foundation awards scholarships

Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation, aided by Tom Urban, awarded Rhodes scholarships to NaTasia Fanning (left) and Abby Smith. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Supermoon’ was spectacular

I hope many of our readers saw the “supermoon” Saturday night. I did, but I didn’t know about it in time to get it in this column last week. There was not much publicity about it beforehand. More...

Opinions

The annual horde of black grasshoppers makes me want to stomp, stomp, stomp

I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve been on a killing spree and I just can’t seem to stop. More...

Book Review

The Last Boy

The full title is The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood. Perhaps the title is a bit grandiose, but heroes do come in all shapes and sizes. And Mickey Mantle was a hero to many during his glory days. More...

The best parts of Helen, Ga., are businesses in South Helen area

HELEN – Jimmy Harris, the gentleman proprietor of Unicoi Outfitters, didn’t have to extend his invitation but once: “Why don’t you come up for lunch and spend an afternoon on the Chattahoochee?”  More...

Obituaries

James Ella Mays

Funeral services for James Ella Mays, 85, of Washington, were held Saturday, May 5, at noon at Flint Hill Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Larry Norman officiating. She died on Monday, April 30.  More...

Annie Reba Hendrix Thornton

Funeral services for Annie Reba Hendrix Thornton, 78, of Washington, were held on Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Rayner officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the old Lincoln County High School in Lincolnton. All retired educators are invited to attend.  .  More...

Puppies keep being abandoned near Wilkes County dumpsters

Who would leave a box of newborn puppies or a garbage bag full of kittens in a dumpster?  Lots of folks, apparently. More...

Renovations begin this week on new Athens Tech career center campus

Construction is starting this week on the renovation on the former St. Joseph’s Academy on Lexington Avenue, which will soon become the new Washington-Wilkes Career Center Athens Tech Campus.   More...

Spring Cruise-In to feature Kerry McAvoy’s classic Merc

The Memory Lane Cruisers local car club will hold its Spring Car Show on The Square this Saturday, May 12, from 5-8:30 p.m. More...

Public feedback needed for Chamber upgraded site WashingtonWilkes.org

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has a new website at WashingtonWilkes.org and is looking for input from citizens on the new site’s content.  More...

City to flush hydrants starting Tues., May 15, and following week

The Washington Fire Department and city workers will be flushing fire hydrants next week.  Starting on the morning of Tuesday, May 15, through Friday, and again the following week, hydrants will be flushed to remove any sediment build-up in the More...

Citizens finalize plans to run for elected office as qualifying dates approach for July elections

Politics is stirring in the air again as citizens finalize their plans to run for public office, preparing to qualify for both partisan and nonpartisan elections during the May 23-25 qualifying period.  More...

News

Wills Memorial is ‘in good shape’ chairman tells local Rotary club

“There are challenges – I don’t mean to say there are not – but your hospital is in good shape,” said Lawrence Burton, chairman of the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority, in speaking to the Washington Rotary Club last wee More...

Wilkes Democrats to meet Thurs., May 10, 6:30 at Pope Center

Wilkes County Democrats are invited to the local party’s organization meeting on Thursday, May 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pope Center.  More...

Toastmasters recognize achievement

Toastmaster Mildred Hudson has completed all ten speeches in the Toastmasters Competent Communications Manual and was presented the Competent Communicator Award from Distinguished Toastmaster G. More...

Sports

Martin receives Dooley award

David Martin (second from left), a senior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, received the Vince J. Dooley Award on Sunday, April 29, at the Atlanta Braves game. More...

New Saints basketball team wins district tournament in Hartwell

Washington-Wilkes basketball players from the New Saints SNAPP program went undefeated and took first place in a district basketball tournament April 27 and 28 in Hartwell, defeating teams from all over North Georgia.  More...

Tractor pull slated for May 12 to aid McDonald’s charity

A Truck and Tractor Pull will be held in Washington on Saturday, May 12, with gates opening at 10 a.m. Antique tractors will begin at 3 p.m. More...

Worship

The second person God chose to walk His chosen path of grace

“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent…to the virgin… Mary” (Luke 1: 26-27).  More...

Personalities

Katherine Halsted Slim marries Michael Bruce McClearen April 7

Katherine Halstead Slim and Michael Bruce McClearen, both of Newnan, were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony at Chateau Elan in Baselton on Saturday, April 7, at six o’clock in the evening. More...

Nicki Dawson guest of honor at baby shower and brunch

Nicki Dawson was entertained at a baby shower and brunch on Saturday, May 5, at Ebenezer Baptist Church given by family and friends.  Mrs. More...

Morgan Lamar enjoys birthday celebrations with family, friends

Morgan Elizabeth Lamar, daughter of Beth and Drew Lamar of Washington, was two years old on April 22 and celebrated on several occasions.  For her party that was given on for her on Saturday, April 7, at her home, Morgan wore a light green gingh More...