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Rotary’s Autumn Auction to see high-flying items September 21

This fall’s Washington Rotary Club Autumn Auction may set a record for high-flying offerings for bidders to choose from.  The event will offer, in both silent and live auctions, items ranging from hot-air balloon rides for two and for four More...

Squirrel season’s traditions, fine dining return to Wilkes, including Washington

Long the focus of many a youth hunting trip and wild game supper, gray squirrels all over Wilkes County will again find themselves in the sights of hunters starting today.  Beginning Thursday, August 15, and lasting through February 28, 2014, hu More...

Qualifying opens Monday, Aug. 26 for November municipal elections

Qualifying for three seats on the Washington City Council will open starting Monday, August 26.  Candidates may qualify at Washington City Hall Monday, August 26, through Wednesday, August 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for noon-1 p.m. More...

Identifying garden bugs or plants is easy with UGA ag school’s smartphone app

Is there an unwanted insect or plant on your farm or in your garden that you don’t recognize? The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an app for that.  More...

Special Sections

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No such thing as bad weather

Washington-Wilkes Middle School will be selling tubs of Otis Spunk­meyer cookie dough as its fundraiser for this year. Money raised will go to the school. More...

Opinions

A busted air conditioner takes me back to the old days before our blessed A/C

Last week, during the first really hot, muggy days of August, the air conditioner in my truck died. More...

Book Review

The Last Boy

The full title is The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood. Perhaps the title is a bit grandiose, but heroes do come in all shapes and sizes. And Mickey Mantle was a hero to many during his glory days. More...

UGA students at Oxford come expecting to work and learn

OXFORD, England – The University of Georgia has an enviable presence in this ancient and exclusive seat of learning and has for over 25 years. More...

Obituaries

Margie Frances Anderson Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Frances Anderson Wilson, 90, of Tignall, were held Saturday, August 10, at 11 a.m. in the Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

Dorothy Gresham Landers

Funeral services for Dorothy Gresham Landers, 84, of Washington, were held on Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Washington. It was officiated by the Reverend Charles Belton. More...

Thomas Watson Franklin Jr.

Funeral services Thomas Watson “Tommy” Franklin Jr., 72, of Elberton, were held Wednesday, August 7, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Hart and Rev. Paul Hart officiating. More...

Personalities

Paige Lynette Eason and Daniel Harry Gordon united in marriage at First Baptist in Hartwell

Paige Lynette Eason of Washington and Daniel Harry Gordon of Hartwell were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, July 13, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Hartwell. Dr. F. More...

Holden Guin honored at first birthday party on Saturday, July 20

Holden Asa Guin, son of April and Travis Guin of Tignall, celebrated his first birthday with a farm theme party Saturday, July 20, at his home. More...

Bethel UMW members make plans for ‘Hero Cookie Day’ September 11

The Bethel United Methodist Women met Saturday, August 10, at Bethel United Methodist Church on Skull Shoals Road.  Belle Eberhardt, president, persided.  Praises and prayer concerns were shared and each member offered a special prayer.&nb More...

Sunday alcohol sales initiatives: restaurants yes, liquor stores no

In Monday night’s regular meeting, the Washington City Council voted to put Sunday alcohol sales by the drink on the November ballot for citizens to approve or disapprove, but the councilmen chose not to put Sunday sales by the package on the b More...

Damage to county dirt roads shows new ordinance needed

Especially since the much increased rainfall of this spring and summer, damage to the county’s dirt roads has become a serious concern to a number of taxpayers. More...

‘Murdered’ hunter stabbed himself to death,Wilkes Grand Jury says

A Wilkes County Grand Jury has recommended that investigators close the books on the September 2012 death of Blairsville hunter Jeffrey Sean Gebhardt on the grounds that his death was, in fact, a suicide rather than murder.  More...

Drug task force raid finds marijuana, cash and .38 cal. revolver

Wilkes County Sheriff deputies and a regional drug task force have arrested a Washington man for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it, Sheriff Mark Moore announced Tuesday.  More...

Christmas Parade of Lights needs volunteers to help before parade

More volunteers are needed to sign up to help with this year’s Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights – and not just during the parade.  More...

News

Dr. Coe’s international experience prompts referrals to travel clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Coe, a resident of Washington, has a strong interest in TenderCare’s Travel Clinic for a number of reasons. More...

Wood finishes in FBLA’s national top 10; others receive training during the summer

The W-WCHS chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) garnered a number of distinctions and recognitions this summer as three members and an adviser attended the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. More...

Pedaling for Paws fills The Square with animal lovers

  An old-fashioned skating party sponsored by Xi Delta Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, filled The Square last Friday night to benefit the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. More...

Sports

Tigers football will host Aquinas in pre-season scrimmage Friday

Washington-Wilkes Tiger fans will get their first real look at the 2013 edition of the football team this Friday evening at Tiger Stadium when the annual pre-season scrimmage game takes place to kick off the new season.  More...

Lady Tigers start slow, finish strong in tourney, face Thomson this week

It was a bit of a rocky start for the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team as the 2013 season opened up at the Chick-fil-A Classic at Patriots Park last weekend. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. Following the W-W Tiger scrimmage game on August 16, the 2013 W-W Tiger football season will officially begin at Calhoun Falls on August 30. Game time is 7:30 p.m.  More...

Worship

Lyonsville plans revival services for August 26-30

The Lyonsville Baptist Church will have revival services August 26-30.  The services will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening with Rev. Lance Pitts, pastor of Gibson Grove Baptist Church of Washington and Mt. More...

What does it cost to walk on God’s chosen path of grace

When God looked down upon mankind, the crowning glory of his creation, and saw it totally consumed by sin, He could have reacted in any way He wished. But, as a loving Father, He chose to provide a pathway to forgiveness and grace.  More...

Porter to preach at Pompey Chapel

Pompey Chapel Baptist Church on the Lundberg Road will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday, August 25, at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be David Porter of Swainsboro.  Porter is the son of Dr. Cedric and Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The quarterly Shepeard Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, August 15, in two locations. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the drive will be held at Wills Memorial Hospital. From 2-7 p.m. More...