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Wilkes Board of Education sets budget approval meeting for Thursday, June 28

In Monday night’s June meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Education tended to routine business, including discussing the upcoming budget approval, approving reports on training for board members, and opening minor bids for goods and services.& More...

Motorcycle versus deer is a lose-lose

Wilkes County paramedics and first responders attend to one of two people who were hurt Saturday evening after a motorcycle collided with a deer on Jones Chapel Road. Aubrey L. More...

Sample ballots for July 31 now available on ‘My Voter’ page state elections site

With early voting just around the corner, sample ballots are now available for the July 31 General Primary election at the Secretary of State’s “My Voter” page, www.sos. ga.gov/mvp, Wilkes County Registrar Gladys Reese said.  More...

Keep fires safe this summer while grilling, Georgia commissioner says

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges Georgians to keep fire safety in mind when enjoying activities such as grilling and camping this summer.  Commissioner Hudgens offers the following grilling tips:  . More...

The Rogers family remembers

Members of the Rogers family remember the late R. Allen Rogers and Gary A. Rogers with memorial bricks at the entrance to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Not much going on right now

A fter five years as pastor of the First United Methodist Church here, Rev. Gale Seibert delivered her last sermon for the church Sunday morning. More...

Opinions

Book Review

This Burning Land

Journalists Greg Myre and his wife Jennifer Griffin spent eight years in Israel reporting on the changing conflicts there. Myre was working for the Associated Press and later the New York Times, while Griffin was a correspondent for Fox News.  More...

Moisture problems

Most people are happy that we have been getting some rain but others are not so happy. With these recent rains, some people are experiencing excess moisture problems in their homes. More...

The story of the Alamo has interesting Georgia men involved

SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo— or “Mission San Antonio de Valero” to the Spanish— is quiet and peaceful today, but it will always be remembered for a bloody battle in 1836 with which most everybody is familiar.  More...

Worship

Give yourself extra time to recover when dealing with successive losses

Losing one person in your life is a tragedy none of us wants, but what if you lose more than one person at a time, or in a quick succession?  If you have been dealt several severe blows in quick succession, you have probably lost the sense that More...

Two special people take God’s chosen path of grace

When Baby Jesus was eight days old, Mary and Joseph, in obedience to Mosaic law as it pertained to newborns, went to the temple in Jerusalem to make a sacrifice of two pigeons or turtledoves, and to have the child circumcised (verses 21-24). More...

Tignall Baptist Church Vacation Bible School to be held July 9-13

Tignall Baptist Vacation Bible School July 9-13  Vacation Bible school at Tignall Baptist will be July 9-13 with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. for children and workers each night.  VBS starts at 6 p.m. and goes till 8:30 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Mary Willis Library.  .  Wilkes Transit and the Roy L. More...

Commission hears of serious vandalism to county’s Holliday Park rec facilities - Free Access

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will be investigating possible ways to cut down on vandalism at Holliday Park following a recent rash of incidents and destruction at the county’s only recreational park on Clarks Hill Lake. More...

Street dance helps raise funds for July 3 fireworks

In an effort to raise funds for Washington-Wilkes’ big annual fireworks display, Downtown merchants held a street dance on The Square last Friday night.  More...

The King lives – at Bi-Lo

Even Elvis Presley impersonators like E.J. Boyer get swooning fans, as the ladies lined up at Bi-Lo’s Summer Carnival Saturday night. More...

July 31 primary election will see votes on TSPLOST, several seats

Just what are we voting about in the upcoming July 31 election?  More...

Dent murder case not yet closed, but authorities believe wife did it

Although investigators have made no final conclusions yet in the May 24 murder of a local physician’s assistant, authorities say they are closer to putting the case to rest after the investigators extensively questioned the boyfriend of the mur More...

War of 1812 remembered in Washington

Jane Owen, the Regent of Kettle Creek NSDAR and Second Vice Regent Carol Cartledge, watch as Washington Mayor Ames M. More...

News

‘Battle of Franklin’ to be topic of discussion at CWRT June 25

Wiley Sword will present “Embrace an Angry Wind – The Battle of Franklin” to the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting on Monday evening, June 25, at 6 p.m., at the Talk of the Town Café on The Square in Washington.  More...

Aquarium will offer activities to broaden wildlife knowledge

The South Carolina Aquarium will visit the Summer Reading Program at the Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m.  More...

Willingham is featured speaker for ‘History in the Park’ series

The Lincoln County Historical Society will host its second annual History in the Park lecture series on Thursday, July 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Historical Park, located at 147 Lumber Street.  More...

Sports

Sponsorship drive funds W-W Tigers’ training equipment

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club have kicked off a nearly two-month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W-WCHS athletes for the coming 2012-2013 school year and many years beyond.  More...

Annual tournament set at Country Club

The Washington-Wilkes Country Club golf course is in good shape for this year’s annual Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tournament set for July 7-8 on the historic links. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will have various upcoming athletic programs including the following:  . Football Camp – July 16-20  . Swimming lessons – May 26-July 17. More...

Obituaries

Adeline B. Hull

Funeral services for Adeline B. Hull, 101, were held Friday, June 15, at New Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Reginald Hunter officiating. She died Sunday, June 10.  More...

William B. Danner

Graveside services for William B. “Billy” Danner, 83, of Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Mooresburg, Tennessee, were held Saturday, June 16, in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

James Manuel Wheatley

Funeral services for James Manuel Wheatley, 72, of the Metasville Community, were held Sunday, June 17 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Rayner and Reb. Jim Newsome officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Meghan Elizabeth Arnold, Adam Nicholas Fortson exchange marriage vows on Saturday, May 19

Meghan Elizabeth Arnold and Adam Nicholas Fortson, both of Washington, were united in marriage Saturday, May 19, at five-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at the home of Mack and Kim Winfrey in Washington. More...

Andrea D. Edwards receives B.B.A. from Augusta State

Andrea Delane Edwards graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta on Saturday, May 12, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.  Miss Edwards, daughter of Cathy and Robert Armour of Washington and Paul Edwards of Crawfordv More...

And the winner is...

Debra Guin (left) and Geraldine Dill admire the ice box replica Mrs. Dill won through the Xi Zeta Delta chapter, Beta Sigma Phi raffle. The drawing was held June 1 at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...