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Observances planned for Martin Luther King holiday January 19-21

The community has planned a variety of observances for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  . Saturday, January 19, at 8:30 a.m., the annual UCAP Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Mayor Barnett gives first-year progress report, vision for the future

(Editor’s note: The following statement by Washington Mayor Ames Barnett is printed as presented with no editing for style or content. Due to its length, the size of the type has been reduced.)   More...

Washington rock musician recognized by GuitarPro for his top compositions

A Wilkes County musician has gotten international attention recently as three of his rock compositions won a European competition sponsored by the most popular music composition software companies in the world.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Collecting marbles and match books

I n the January issue of the Georgia Cattleman, official publication of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, the president, Chuck Joiner, wrote about the several Cattlemen’s banquets which he attended during December.  More...

Opinions

Bama’s devastating defeat of Notre Dame shows the SEC’s dominance of college ball

Well, it’s midnight Monday and my mighty Alabama Crimson Tide has just put a serious slobber-knocking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win the Bowl Championship Series, making it clear to everybody in college football that there is no better More...

Book Review

So Rugged and Mountainous

A mericans continue to be fascinated with our western migration, watching and reading “westerns” and cowboy stories. High on our lists of interests are the accounts of the wagon trains. More...

America has a long history of whiskey production, taxation

MINNEAPOLIS – In the shank of a recent evening as winds from a Midwestern front signaled that temperatures would be dropping precipitously in this part of the country, Mat Garretson, a Georgia boy, was waxing with warm emotion in his voice abou More...

Obituaries

Thomas Fleming

Funeral services for Thomas Fleming, 88, of Rayle, were held Sunday, December 23, at 3 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Emory J. Moore

Graveside services for Emory J. “Pete” Moore, 82, were held Monday, January 7, at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery. He died Saturday, January 5, at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center.  More...

Helen Hall Price

Funeral services for Helen Hall Price, 90, of Athens, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Bill Curington officiating. Interment followed at Oconee Hill Cemetery. More...

Worship

SS Union convenes at Mulberry Baptist

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with Mulberry Baptist Church on December 28-30, 2012, where Rev. Robert Crawford served as host pastor and Rev. Albert Rucker Jr. More...

A sample walk on God’s chosen path of grace

John the Baptist pointed his followers toward God’s chosen path of grace and Jesus opened the gate. Then Jesus hand picked twelve apostles and sent them out for an exploratory walk. More...

Happy New Year from our church to yours

Young people at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church wishing everyone a Happy New Year are (l-r) Makaiah Tanner, Kennedy Glaze, Drey Davis, Jayden Davis, Jamia Davis, Jayla Wilcox, Tianna Heard, and More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters Club will meet from 6-7:15 p.m. on Mondays, January 14, February 4, and 18, 2013, at the Mary Willis library, inWashington. More...

Stolen church van recovered, two sought in several thefts

A church van stolen in Wilkes County early New Year’s Day has been recovered two counties away, and authorities in Wilkes and surrounding counties are searching for two people in connection with a string of burglaries and theft they are suspect More...

Record gun, ammo sales reported as new firearms laws considered

The re-election of Barack Obama and the sudden Democratic push for anti-gun legislation has given a longtime Washington-Wilkes sporting goods dealer his busiest season ever.  More...

Finding a diamond in the pastry

Last year’s Carat Cupcake fundraiser sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Tena’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts was a big success, and this year’s event is set for Thursda More...

Registration opens for sixth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant Feb. 23

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 23. More...

Fathers can learn how to leave a positive legacy with ‘Letters from Dad’ at First Baptist Church

A national men’s Christian ministry called “Letters from Dad” is expanding into the Washington area and will be introduced at First Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 15.  More...

News

Nine college students awarded scholarships by annual program

The Reese J. Booker’s Scholarship program was held at the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on December 23 and nine local college students received certificates for the annual awards.  More...

Santa pays a surprise visit

The children at Kiddie Korner Daycare were surprised when Santa Claus showed up at their Christmas party the Thursday before Christmas. More...

Ashley Ingram earns degree at Georgia State

Ashley Ingram, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Ingram, earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in three years while working in Atlanta. More...

Letters

Support of Auxiliary much appreciated

to the Editor :   At the beginning of each New Year we find ourselves exhausted from the holiday bustle but very appreciative for the things that have made the season memorable. More...

Outpouring is a blessing for seniors

To the Editor :   The eighth annual Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox was such a success this year, and all I can say is thank you once again the people of Washington-Wilkes. More...

Sports

Tigers drop first region game but show promise for year end

The Washington-Wilkes boys basketball team is just beginning to enter the meat of its 2012-13 season and already has more wins that in all of last year. More...

Hackney, Young on first teams; other Tigers also enjoy honors

Good things continue to happen even after the season is over for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger football team. Just last week, three players were announced as members of AA All-State teams. More...

Lady Tigers off to a winning start

The Washington-Wilkes girls basketball team is continuing its strong start of the 2012-13 season and finished last week’s game with an overtime win over Georgia Military College 37-34. More...

Personalities

Niki Bailey and Rob Jackson united in marriage Dec. 15

Ann Nicole Bailey of Washington and Robert Michael Jackson of Tignall exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, December 15, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Clarke Station Baptist Church in Tignall. Rev. More...

Brett Walker and Jack Glenn honored at party December 15

Engaged couple Brett Walker and Jack Glenn of St. Simons Island were entertained at a cocktail party on Saturday, December 15, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Joe Wills on Mattox Creek Drive in Thomson.  More...

OLLI registration coffee set for Friday, January 18, 2-4

The Washington Chapter of Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at UGA will begin its 2013 Winter/ Spring quarters with a registration coffee Friday, January 18, from 2-4 p.m. at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator.  More...