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More gunshots rock ‘The Corner’ as police try to clear large crowds

Washington Police are again investigating reports of late-night gunfire Saturday night in the Whitehall Street area after having to clear large crowds of people that had congregated at “The Corner” of Whitehall and Alabama Avenue.  More...

Business benefits offered by SBDC program tonight

Anyone interested in starting or growing a small business in Washington-Wilkes is invited to a program on the subject Thursday night put on by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.  A representative from the Small Business Development Cente More...

Visitors take a trip back in time through Billy Walker’s vast collection

Residents of Wilkes County got to take a trip back in time Saturday, as Billy Walker opened his extraordinary country store and collections of old toys and antique farm equipment to visitors.  More...

Hospital brick honors Jane Echols

Buddy and Alice Lindsey place a brick at Wills Memorial Hospital honoring their daughter, the hospital’s CEO Jane Echols (center), joining dozens of other bricks that honor or memorialize famil More...

Wills Memorial has new addition to surgical staff

Dr. Ron Stallings has joined the Wills Memorial Hospital Surgical staff. “Wills Memorial welcomes Dr. Stallings to the Medical Staff of WMH,” CEO Jane Echols said. “Dr. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

What are you UP to?

Two Washington-Wilkes ladies and one visiting lady had what they call a thrilling experience Friday night. More...

Opinions

Friends gave voice to their grief and love as they heard of Jason Chapman’s death - Free Access

The pages of Facebook were full last week with the outpouring of grief and love after the tragic death of Jason Chapman, a young man who was lost in the peak of his life. More...

Book Review

The Night Train

I t’s 1963 in rural North Carolina. Sixteen-year-old Larry Nolan has been taking piano lessons from a lady at his church, Liberty Day AME. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Eula Mae Gladmon

Funeral services for Eula Mae Gladmon, 80, of Washington were held Tuesday, September 25, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Apostle L.V. Turman officiating, followed by interment at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Jason Steven Chapman

Graveside services for Jason Steven Chapman, 26, of Washington, were held Thursday, September 20 at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden, Rev. Chris Townsend, and Rev. Jacquelyn Johnson officiating. More...

Larry Thomas Dennis

Graveside services for Larry Thomas “Tommy” Dennis, 65, were held at Resthaven Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 21, with Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. He died September 10.  More...

Personalities

Merritt Leigh Echols marries Sloan Dale McLaughlin Sept. 2

Dr. Merritt Leigh Echols and Dr. Sloan Dale McLaughlin of Ellicott City, Md., exchanged wedding vows Sunday, September 2, at six o’clock in the evening at Danburg Baptist Church in Danburg. More...

Christina Lynne Bryan weds Randall David Ogletree Aug. 18

Christina Lynne Bryan and Randall David Ogletree of Washington were married Saturday, August 18, at three o’clock in the afternoon at Carters Grove Baptist Church in Crawfordville. The bride’s brother, Rev. More...

Rebecca DeWeese, Zach Barrett entertained at couples shower

Engaged couple Rebecca De- Weese of Athens and Zach Barrett of Monroe were entertained at a His and Hers Shower on Saturday evening, September 22, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  More...

Hunter found dead near Clarks Hill Lake; GBI’s autopsy shows man was murdered

Authorities have now determined that the weekend death of a lost hunter is a murder, after a North Georgia hunter reported lost on Saturday night was found dead Sunday in a remote marshy area of Clarks Hill Lake near Holliday Park.  More...

‘Remembering things we did back then’

Billy Walker and G.B. Newsome examine an item in Walker’s country store, one of thousands of items that make up his collection. More...

Antique machinery demos to show children how food was prepared in the past

For a generation of children who think the food they eat just magically appears in grocery stores, the 32nd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival October 13 will be full of eye-opening surprises as they see how crops growing in a field are made More...

Sample ballots for Nov. election now available at registrar office

Sample ballots for the November 6 general election are now available in the Wilkes County Voter Registrar’s office.  More...

SquareCrows coming soon for ‘Shop Local’ event

Spots are starting to fill up in Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce SquareCrow contest designed to promote the planned “Shop Local” day in conjunction with Mule Day October 13.  More...

Blackmons join WMHF patron’s board

Steve and Eleanor Blackmon place a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

Brown joins Foundation patron’s board

Reba Brown place a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

News

Firefighters salute chaplain on retirement

Retiring Washington Fire Department chaplain Darrell Roth (right) shows off the mounted helmet shield presented by Chief Darrell Rogers at the station’s fire drill on a recent Monday night. More...

Adams, Barry complete yoga teacher-training by Yogafit

Ruth Adams and Randee Barry completed a weekend of instruction in a yoga teacher-training Level 1 class offered by Yogafit Training Systems Worldwide.  More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

W-WCHS Homecoming – Friday, October 12th

Preparations are in full-swing at W-WCHS as students, faculty, staff and alumni look forward to one of the season’s highlights: Homecoming. More...

Sports

Tigers face long road trip after easy win over Riverside

There was never much doubt that the Washington-Wilkes Tigers would win the football game with Riverside Military Academy last Friday. More...

Lady Tigers enter round one of 8AA playoffs; win would assure advance

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team began play in the first round of Region 8AA playoffs on Tuesday, September 25, when they hosted Oglethorpe County at W-WCHS in a best-of-three series. More...

Washington-Wilkes TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Worship

There is no standard for grief’s timing; one year is not necessarily a milestone

Grief counselor Stephen Levine once said that “Grief calls us to open our heart in hell.” That was his point blank way of saying that you need to feel the hurt, if you want to eventually move through your grief.  More...

Feelings to have on God’s chosen path of grace

When Jesus was preparing his disciples to spread the gospel on earth, He warned them that a life of service to Him would be unlike any experience they had had before. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-WCHS Class of 1983 will meet Saturday, October 6, 6 p.m. at Wings-n-Things to start preparation for the 30th reunion.  .  More...