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First pro racing action at Aonia Pass is March 16-17

March and April will be a busy time for Aonia Pass Motocross Park, with thousands of dirt bike and ATV racers – and extreme Tough Mudder athletes – returning to compete in national-level races and extreme challenge sports at the Wilkes Co More...

Raising funds for Wilkes Relay for Life

Wilkes Relay for Life volunteer Margie Burke and members of the Relay team from The Sanctuary talk to shoppers Saturday at Bi-Lo supermarket, selling baked goods and other items to raise money for th More...

Oglethorpe man survives truck rollover

Willie Kendrick of Oglethorpe County is treated by Wilkes County EMS paramedics and Washington Rescue personnel after his pickup left the Greensboro Road last Wednesday afternoon. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t forget to ‘spring forward’

Saturday is the day for the Babbie Mason Concert. It will be at 7 p.m. at the Pope Center. Tickets are $10 each. l  Prices of gas per gallon through Washington this week are about the same as last week. More...

Opinions

Legislature’s proposed ‘Slowpoke bill’ will urge slow drivers out of fast lane

Well, this column will probably stir up a hornet’s nest, so you might as well grab a cup of coffee – or a cold beverage – and enjoy it.  More...

Book Review

When I was a Child I Read Books

Marilynne Robinson has written three acclaimed novels (Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home) and three books of non-fiction. This latest book is a collection of essays, some of which have appeared in magazines.  More...

Can future generations ‘make do’ like we did in the past?

When you spend time on the road, you often have time to reflect, reminisce and recall the past. One of the things which brings emotional satisfaction is to drive into the countryside, accompanied by the signal of a country music station.  More...

Obituaries

Iris Armour Mauldin

A graveside memorial service for Iris Armour Mauldin, 90, of Washington, was held Wednesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

William Theophilus Johnson III

Graveside services with full military honors for William Theophilus Johnson III, 88, of Washington, will be conducted at Callaway Family Cemetery on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Kevin Madden officiating. Mr. More...

M. Jane Price

Memorial services for M. Jane Price, 69, of Washington, are being held Thursday, March 7, at 1 p.m. in Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Glenna Shepherd officiating. She died Friday, March 1, at her home.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Classic South Quilt Guild will meet on Friday, March 22, at 3 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Washington. All area quilters and those interested in quilting are invited to attend. More...

Washington Police now more visible with foot patrols at local businesses

For the last few months, officers of the Washington Police Department have been making an effort to get out and about more, growing their community policing efforts to help the public and business owners feel safer and more secure as they go about th More...

First delinquent tax sale in years set to offer 140+ properties Tue.,April 2

More than 140 properties across Wilkes County are being advertised to be sold on the courthouse steps in April due to delinquent property taxes due in three prior years.  More...

Wilkes County members sweep area Junior Steer & Heifer Show

Wilkes County FFA members swept Saturday’s 59th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show and Sale, with Jackson Armour showing the Grand Champion steer and Hunter Armour showing the Reserve Champion steer.  The Homegrown Champio More...

As of March 1, new law changes the way motor vehicle sales are taxed in Georgia

The “birthday tax” on motor vehicles that are purchased after this March 1 is going away.  More...

Beta Sigma Phi helps hospital help patients

Dawn Pickens of Beta Sigma Phi presents a check for $5,000 to Wills Memorial Hospital OR Director Shelby Childers, RN, along with surgical tech Katie Mack (left) and Cherie Morris RN (right) Monday. More...

News

Broun rewarded as ‘Defender of Liberty’

The American Conservative Union (ACU) presented U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. More...

C.J. is mayor’s inspiration to join area campaign in support of LLS

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett has been named a candidate for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Augusta Man and Woman of the Year campaign. More...

Students jump, learn, raise $942

Last month, Washington-Wilkes Primary School physical education students participated in many beneficial activities including jumping rope. More...

Sports

Tiger tennis teams open season with three wins over big rivals

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis team opened their season last week with three wins and a loss against rivals Lincolnton and Thomson.  In the first match Wednesday, February 27, in Lincolnton, the Tiger girls shut out the Devils 5-0. More...

Tiger girls team places second in Eagle Invitational track meet

With one first-place finish, four second-place finishes, and a conglomeration of other placings, the W-W Tiger girls track team took second place overall at the second annual Eagle Invitational meet at East Jackson High School last Saturday.  More...

W-W Tiger boys take sixth place in annual Eagle Invitational meet

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys track team took sixth place at the second annual East Jackson Eagle Invitational last weekend in Jefferson. A Tiger relay team took first place in two races to lead the way for W-W.  More...

Worship

We need the right answer to walk God’s chosen path of grace

In today’s passage, Jesus was asked a question by a man who didn’t really want an answer. The man was scholarly and selfsatisfied, and probably felt pretty confident that he already had the answer. More...

Personalities

Hannah Alane Sifre to marry James Hart Hendry IV May 11

Melody and Kenneth Sifre and Angela and William Mobley of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Alane Sifre, to James Hart Hendry IV, son of Lee Hendry of Elberton and the late James Hendry III of Washington.  More...

Shirley and Joseph Rogers honored at 60th anniversary celebration

Shirley and Joseph B. Rogers were honored on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary at a surprise celebration hosted by their children, Ann and Barry Rogers of Washington and Laura Rogers Harvey of Austin, Tex. More...

Brogan Scott Rogers receives Sacrament of Baptism Feb. 10

Brogan Scott Rogers, son of Lindsey and Brantley (Bubba) Rogers of Washington, received the Sacrament of Baptism during a special gathering of family and a few close friends Sunday afternoon, February 10, at the home of his great-greatgrandmother, Lo More...