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Importance of T-SPLOST vote is topic of Chamber forum set for 6 p.m.Tuesday, July 24

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring an open forum on Tuesday, July 24, on the importance of passing the T-SPLOST regional transportation sales tax set to be on the ballot in the July 31 presidential primary election.  More...

Law changes ID requirements for getting Ga. driver’s licenses

Thanks to a change in the law effective July 1, Wilkes County residents planning to get their Georgia driver’s licenses renewed will need to get their identity papers completely in order before trying to do business at the Department of Drivers More...

Early voting starts this week for July 31 General Primary,T-SPLOST elections

Some 33 Wilkes County voters cast their ballots Monday at the Wilkes County Voter Registrar’s Office as early in-person voting began for the July 31 General Primary and TSPLOST election.  More...

C.J. throws out the first pitch

Wilkes County’s C.J. Rogers throws out the first pitch at an Augusta GreenJackets game for Shepeard Community Blood Center Night at the GreenJackets. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Newcomers’ share hometown

Heard and seen during the First Baptist celebration of the Fourth of July on July 3 while waiting and watching the fireworks display on The Square: two five-year-old little girls jumping up and down and dancing all around and one of them says, &ldquo More...

Opinions

Book Review

Mozart

We need no introduction to Mozart. This, however, is a brief, yet informative, biography about the greatest of composers, one of the Penguin Lives Series. More...

All-American Terry Hoage now a California winemaker

PASO ROBLES, Calif. More...

ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

007 lives on and on and on

The two great United Kingdom “Ians” writing spy thrillers and mysteries in the twentieth century – in my opinion – were Rankin and Fleming. More...

Obituaries

Ruby Mitchell Taylor Sorrow

Funeral services for Ruby Mitchell Taylor Sorrow, 93, of Union Point, were held on Monday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church in Union Point with Rev. Lem Clark officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Cora Andrews

Funeral services for Cora Andrews, 98, of Tignall, were held on Saturday, June 30, at 4 p.m. at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Glaze officiating. More...

Leila Rebecca Edwards

Memorial graveside services for Leila Rebecca Edwards, 87, of Florida, will be held on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. She passed away on Friday, May 25.  More...

Personalities

Eleanor, Steve Blackmon honored at 65th anniversary festivities

Eleanor and Steve Blackmon were honored on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary during a weekend of family celebrations June 29-30 and July 1 in Washington.  The Blackmons were married June 25, l947, at Duke Memorial Methodist Church i More...

Ashley Tia Hanson to marry Antwain Vanquez Bass Oct. 20

Mattie and Clifford Hanson of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Tia, to Antwain Vanquez Bass, son of Janice Dennis of Augusta and Alesha and Willie Parks Jr. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Hackey honored at surprise celebration

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Hackney were honored on their Golden Wedding Anniversary at a surprise celebration hosted by their family on Sunday afternoon, June 24, at the Washington Women’s Club.  More...

BREAKING NEWS!! - Free Access

City water customers must boil tap water before drinking or cooking

The City of Washington has issued a “boil water” notice is in effect Tuesday, July 17 until at least Thursday for businesses and households on city water after a main water line broke and lowered water pressure throughout the city. More...

New monument to honor service of black Revolutionary Patriots Aug. 11

The City of Washington will unveil Washington’s black Revolutionary patriot monument Saturday, August 11, in a ceremony on The Square.  Kinzey Branham, a Washington native and renowned sculptor, has sculpted a bust that will be the centerp More...

Council deals with scheduling of groups’ use of Square - Free Access

The Washington City Council met Monday night, dealing with issues including making reservations for groups to use The Square, making the city budget easier to understand, and to look into what it means for the city to “go green.” More...

Weekend VBS set at County Line on Friday and Saturday

County Line Baptist Church will hold a weekend Vacation Bible School Friday-Saturday, July 13- 14. “Rocky Point Lighthouse” will be the theme, focusing on shining God’s light.  Friday night will feature a dinner at 6 p.m. More...

SBDC to conduct consultations starting July 17

If you own a small businesses, or if you want to start a small business but don’t know enough, you may benefit from a series of upcoming Small Business Development Center consultations being offered by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. More...

Old Tignall home saved by deputy, Tignall Volunteer Fire Department

An alert deputy and quick response from the Tignall Volunteer Fire Department saved an old family home in the early hours of Sunday morning.  More...

News

New Saints CME Church hosts free clothing giveaway June 23

Over 90 families from Wilkes and surrounding counties attended the free clothing giveaway held by New Saints CME Church on Saturday, June 23. The event allowed shoppers to receive clothes, shoes, handbags, and more at no cost. More...

Bethel Methodist sets revival services for July 22-25, 7:30

Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its revival services Sunday Wednesday, July 22-25, at 7:30 each night. Rev. More...

91 find ‘Heavenly Treasure’ at Mt. Carmel VBS

Mount Carmel Baptist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, June 25- 29, with a “Finding the Heavenly Treasure” theme.  A total of 91 people attended the services throughout the week.  More...

Letters

Letters to the editor

Speak out against erosion of freedom

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Sports

Echols repeats as Amos Martin champ

The trend resumes.  In it’s 85-year history, the Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tournament, played every Independence Day weekend at the Washington- Wilkes Country Club, has developed a pattern of back-to-back winners that seems to repeat i More...

Registration for Coyote Club’s youth hunt set

The Wilkes Coyote Club, Inc. will be holding a Youth Hunt Friday- Sunday, July 13-15, with registration beginning at 7 p.m. at the Wildlife Action facilities in Washington. More...

W-WPRD football registration to be held until Aug. 10

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for the 2012 football season. Deadline for registration is set for Friday, August 10.  There is a registration fee of $47. More...

Worship

Jesus steps out on God’s chosen path of grace

“Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened” (verse 21).  More...

It’s healthy for anyone to cry because it can cleanse in many different ways

Crying is a beautiful and unique process that is limited to human beings. No other animal on this planet cries. Tears can come from happiness or sadness, they come at births, weddings, deaths, at exuberant moments, and moments of deep despair.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Tignall Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 9-13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each evening.  .  More...