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Delinquent tax sale set for 83 properties on Tuesday,August 6

Some 83 Wilkes County properties are now being advertised for sale on the courthouse steps in August because of delinquent property taxes due for prior years, including properties not sold in April’s tax sale.  More...

Free green beans to be given out Tuesday

Next Tuesday, July 16, Blessing by the Truck Load Inc. will be sponsoring a free green bean giveaway in the parking lot of The Pope Center. Beginning at 7 a.m. More...

Beta Sig donates for fireworks

Tourism Director Erin Pollock (center) accepts a donation for Independence Day fireworks from Beta Sigma Phi, Eta Omicron chapter’s president Ashley Barnett (right) and treasurer Jessica Eubank More...

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The Office Cat

Fireworks rescheduled for Labor Day

The big news this week has to be all the rain we have had for the past few weeks, especially in light of the fact that in recent years we have been very dry during most of the months, especially June, July, and August. More...

Opinions

Guam’s Liberation Day July 21 marks the gratitude of those freed in WWII

Not all Americans have put away their flags and fireworks after last week’s celebration of Independence Day. More...

Book Review

At Home

A t Home is “A Short History of Private Life.” Among many other books, Bill Bryson has written A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything. More...

There’s history, tradition, and spirit in Pittsburgh

This is one of my favorite cities with its admixture of cultures and peoples, highlighted by energy and vibrancy, an old-world work ethic, unparalleled passion for its sports teams, and not one but three rivers, which define the city’s landscap More...

Personalities

Susan Grace Wells and Morgan Henderson Howard exchange marriage vows on June 8 in Dahlonega

Susan Grace Wells of Dahlonega and Morgan Henderson Howard of Washington were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 8, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlonega. Rev. More...

Kirby Ashton Wilson to marry Corey Allen Rhodes October 19

Kelly and Neal Wilson of Tignall announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirby Ashton, of Augusta, to Corey Allen Rhodes, son of Laurie and Allen Rhodes, also of Augusta.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kaye Holzendorf and the late Q More...

Florine Gaines honored at 95th birthday party

Florine Gaines, a former Washington resident now residing in Augusta, was honored on the occasion of her 95th birthday at a party on Saturday June 22, at Lakemont Presbyterian Church in Augusta. Mrs. Gaines’ birthday was June 27.  More...

City council hears reports in shortest meeting in memory

In one of the shortest meetings in recent history, the Washington City Council heard reports on a new volunteer effort to help low-income families with home repairs, on the expected delivery of a truckload of green beans, and on the status of a new s More...

New director to help grow marketing, tourism efforts for Washington-Wilkes

Washington and Wilkes County have a new director of marketing and tourism to help grow the number of businesses and tourists to the area. Hannah M. More...

Task force arrests two for alleged methamphetamine trafficking here

Wilkes Sheriff deputies, an FBI unit, and a regional drug task force have arrested two men for trafficking in methamphetamine in Tignall, Sheriff Mark Moore announced Friday.  More...

WLTCo.’s ‘The Spitfire Grill’ is an ambitious production set to go on stage Aug. 2-4

600 hours! That’s how much time the cast has devoted to the upcoming production of “The Spitfire Grill,” to be presented August 2-4 at Washington’s Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. More...

News

FBO describes airport operations

Fixed Base Operator Kinsey Butler of the Washington-Wilkes Airport told members of the Washington Rotary Club that the biggest reason for having an airport is to encourage economic growth. More...

Lions club plans chicken barbecue for Sat., July 13

The Washington Lions Club will serve chicken barbecue dinners on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Barnett thanks community for ‘great first half of 2013’

It has been a great first half of 2013 for the city of Washington, and I just wanted to give everybody an update on where we are on several projects and efforts to make Washington an even better place to live and raise our families.  More...

Obituaries

Lucille Hopkins Bailey

Funeral services for Lucille Hopkins Bailey, 95, of Washington, were held Saturday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. George Walton and Rev. Rob Cohen officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Charles Edgar Howell

Funeral services for Charles Edgar Howell, 71, of Washington, were held Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. in the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen officiating. Interment followed at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Joseph A. Morris Jr.

Joseph A. Morris Jr., 61, of Washington, died Tuesday, July 2 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.  He was a longtime employee of LXE, now Honeywell, in Norcross, and enjoyed his life as a “gentleman farmer” in Wilkes County.  More...

Worship

The crucial choice to walk God’s chosen path of grace

In today’s passage someone asked Jesus if it were true that only a limited number of people would succeed in reaching heaven (verse 23), and He responded with some stern advice.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pleasant Grove Baptist in Rayle, will celebrate itts annual Men’s Day program on Sunday, July 21, at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. David T. Batts, pastor of New Life Bible Church. More...