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Wilkes 2013 Relay for Life sees big fundraising turnout

The Washington-Wilkes community came together again last Friday night to participate in the 2013 Wilkes Relay for Life at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School.  More...

Property crimes, assaults, drunk driving lead April list of Wilkes County arrests

In the April roundup of the latest law enforcement action in Wilkes County, the listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

Tignall’s Hollander Home Fashions poised for growth after acquisition

Just as the Hollander Home Fashions plant in Tignall is celebrating 40 years in Wilkes County, the home office of Hollander has announced a major acquisition – the purchase of the retail products business of Louisville Bedding Co.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Weekend weather was unusual

Four of the five students who have been selected by the Rayle Electric Membership Corporation for the annual prestigious Washington (D.C.) Youth Tour this year are Wilkes County students.  More...

Opinions

Anybody want to be on reality TV and take a one-way trip to Mars?

Last week, the Mars One project announced that it was accepting applications for potential colonists to emigrate to the planet Mars in 2023. Seriously. More...

Book Review

In the Garden of Beasts

I n 1933, William E. Dodd was an academic, a professor of history at the University of Chicago. He had been at work for some time on a four-volume history, The Rise and Fall of the Old South. More...

A daughter running the marathon brought the bombing close

Never thought that the title of a Shakespearean play would apply to me personally, but in the aftermath of the dastardly bombings in Boston, I have to conclude that all’s well that ends well. Not for everyone, of course.  More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Butler Dill

Graveside services for Kathryn Butler Dill, 88, of Lincolnton, were held Friday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Sandy Springs, Georgia, with Rev. Ellis Moore officiating. More...

Doris Marie Albertson

A Memorial Mass for Doris Marie Albertson, 85, of Chamblee, Georgia, was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. She died Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Mrs. Albertson was a native of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. More...

John David Polk

Memorial services John David Polk, 57, were held Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Lord and Stephens East in Athens with Rev. Donny Berry officiating. He died Tuesday, April 23.   A native of Clarke County, Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Chapter of OLLI @ UGA will meet Mondays, May 13 and 20, 2 p.m., at Parish House. More...

Wilkes Co. NAACP founder, councilman, church pastor Rev. G.L. Avery dies at 83

Long-time minister, Washington city councilman, and NAACP leader Rev. G.L. Avery, 83, died Sunday in Augusta after a long life of leadership and influence throughout every community in Washington and Wilkes County. More...

Washington-Wilkes dodges tornado as Sunday storm brings heavy hail

Wilkes County’s quiet Sunday afternoon peace was broken by the sound of tornado alert sirens as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning to residents of the county.  More...

W-W Rotary Golf Tournament set Saturday, May 11, at country club

The annual Washington-Wilkes Rotary Club Golf Tournament, which was originally scheduled late in April, will be held this month at the W-W Country Club just east of Washington on Highway 17/78.  More...

Spring Cruise-In set for next Saturday

The Memory Lane Cruisers Spring Cruise-In will have an evening of old cars, food, and family fun Saturday, May 11, from 5-8 p.m. on The Square in downtown Washington. More...

Wilkes woman seriously injured in Sunday wreck

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier examines the wreckage in which Alfreda Long of Hilliard Station Road was seriously injured Sunday afternoon on Pecan Grove Road. More...

News

Jackson, News-Reporter get statewide awards at GAE4-HA annual conference

Two statewide awards were presented to Wilkes County individuals by the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents at the group’s convention held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton.  More...

W-B Junior Board seeking members from area schools

The Watson-Brown Foundation is looking for high school students interested in preserving history and helping the communities of the CSRA for its Junior Board.  More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

Here’s the scoop on what’s happening at W-WPS

Lots of really great learning is taking place at Washington- Wilkes Primary School! More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Organizers offer thanks for success of Relay for Life

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tiger girls beat Heard to advance to round two; boys lose to Bremen

The Tiger girls tennis team is advancing to the second round of state playoffs with last week’s win over Heard County, but the Tiger boys ended their season with a loss.  More...

Girls earn five firsts at region meet

At the girls region track meet held last week, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers won five first place finishes as well as a number of other high placings thereby qualifying the W-W athletes for competition in the state meet which will be held the weekend More...

Boys relay team tops in region; others qualify for state meet

Qualifiers for the state track meet for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys team included the region champion 4x400m relay team consisting of Tomarkus Young, Demarcus Grant, D.J. More...

Worship

Spiritually blind cannot see God’s chosen path of grace

One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to sit down and have a meal with him (verse 37). More...

Personalities

Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members honored at Volunteer Luncheon on April 25

Ten members of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, one posthumously, were honored at the 2013 Volunteer Luncheon held Thursday, April 25, in the Wills Memorial Hospital Gordon Street Lobby.  More...

Joseph Pickens enjoys Batman birthday party at Adventure Crossing

Joseph Pickens, son of Dawn and Steven Pickens, celebrated his fifth birthday on Saturday, April 13, with a Batman theme party at Adventure Crossing in Augusta.  The children enjoyed pizza, cheese ball s , Skittles, and birthday cake for lunch. More...

Eta Omicron chapter, Beta Sigma Phi celebrates Founder’s Day on April 25

Ashley Barnett was installed as president of the Eta Omicron chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, as the chapter gathered to celebrate Founder’s Day Thursday, April 25, with dinner at the Washington Jockey Club.  Other newly-installed officers are Mic More...