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Fireworks fundraising to include 50-50 raffle starting Wed., May 15

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is holding a 50-50 raffle to help pay for a high-quality fireworks display for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration.  More...

High school students get prom wake up at ‘Ghost-Out’ exercise

In a return to a long-standing preprom warning, the administrators of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School held a dramatic “Ghost-Out” demonstration last Thursday to show students how badly prom night could turn out if they drank a More...

Elderly driver damages storefront

Bricks and store customers scattered last Wednesday when a car driven by Ruby Arnold, 89, of Rayle, crashed through the front of the Royal Foods “Red Rabbit” convenience store on West Rob More...

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The Office Cat

It’s time to start stomping

For another week, it looks as if all we can talk about is the weather. Last week it was the tornado warning for Wilkes County and all the rain and wind we had. More...

Opinions

We could complain about the rain, but for cattlemen, it’s a good thing

I ’m not saying we got a lot of rain over the weekend, but several people in Wilkes County reported that they saw animals lining up two-by-two as if they were waiting for somebody to float by and pick them up.  But honestly, rain is good, More...

Book Review

The Time Keeper

Mitch Albom is known especially for his book Tuesdays with Morrie, and more recently The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The Time Keeper is a fantasy, or more accurately, a fable. More...

Staying at the 52-acre Opryland Hotel is an adventure in itself

NASHVILLE – It is an adventure when you take up temporary residence at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which has just become a Marriott property. More...

Personalities

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1963 gathers at Waters home for 50 year class reunion on April 27

The Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l963 celebrated its 50-year reunion as they gathered at the home of Mark and Emilie Johnson Waters on East Robert Toombs Avenue Saturday evening, April 27.  More...

Macey Smith and Matt Greene honored at ‘His and Her’ shower

Macey Smith of Washington and Matt Green of Buford were entertained at a “His and Her Shower” on Saturday evening, April 20, at the Washington home of Debbie Bennett. Hosting with the Mrs. Bennett were Sabrina and Jon Bennett.  More...

Xi Zeta Delta names Winfrey chapter’s 2013 Girl of the Year

Kim Winfrey received the honor of 2013 Girl of the Year at the Xi Zeta Delta chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Founder’s Day celebration at the Washington Jockey Club Wednesday, April 24.  The presentation was made to Mrs. More...

Police chief wants more officers to patrol on Washington streets

Washington Police Chief Theodosia Glenn says that with the level of crime in parts of Washington, her department is understaffed and, for the first time, laid out for the city council’s Police Committee statistics to prove her assertion.  More...

Council to hear charge of ethics violation filed against Mayor Barnett

The Washington City Council will meet next Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. More...

A little rain won’t stop the Senior Walk

Hundreds of proud but damp parents and friends pack into the W-WCHS gym to watch the annual Senior Walk, a big part of the school’s annual Senior Prom. More...

Ames Barnett’s fundraiser will auction Lady Antebellum guitar, Hillary’s lyrics

Now down to the last two weeks, Mayor Ames Barnett’s campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Augusta Man and Woman of the Year has reached 80 percent of his fundraising goal of $10,000, and donors now have the opportunity to get More...

Willsbary’s plants get a little extra watering

Shoppers at Willsbary’s Book, Bake, and Plant Sale don’t let a little rain dampen their spirits Friday morning on the front lawn of the Mary Willis Library as they scoop up flowers and ot More...

News

Honors Night set at W-WCHS next Thursday at 6:30

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School will recognize top-performing students during its annual Honors Night set for Thursday, May 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...

Scottish student learns about many cultures during visit here

Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) student Sophie Thornton, of Scotland, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the “fab” year she has spent in the United States hosted by the Washington, Greene- Putnam, and Thomson Rotary Cl More...

‘Out-of-School’ students explore museum at Fernbank and take a walk through time

Washington- Wilkes Middle School and Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School students in the 21st Century Out-of- School Program had an “awesome” Saturday touring Fernbank in Atlanta. More...

Sports

Spring football kicks off for W-W Tigers!

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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 weekend at the W-W Country Club just east of Washington on Highway 17/78.  More...

Obituaries

General Lee Avery

Funeral services for Rev. General Lee Avery were held Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at The Pope Center with Rev. Dante Smith officiating. Interment followed at White Rock Baptist Church in Rayle. He died Sunday, April 28.  More...

Jimmie Jones

Funeral services for Jimmie Jones were held Saturday, May 4, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. R. C. Lockhart officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Thursday, April 25, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes.  More...

Nina Louise Creeger Long

Graveside services for Nina Louise Creeger Long, 98, of Washington, were held Wednesday, May 1, at 11 a.m. in Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida. She died Friday, April 26, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Friendship Baptist Church in Crawfordville will be celebrating its 140th anniversary on May 19 at 3 p.m. and the public is invited. Special guests will be Rev. Dr. Gregory Sutton and the Jackson Memorial Church family of Atlanta. More...