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Legendary 50s group ‘The Tams’ entertains at Jockey Club’s party

Celebrating the coming of 2014, hundreds of patrons from Wilkes County and as far away as Virginia packed The Pope Center for the second edition of the New Year’s Eve dinner and show sponsored More...

Owner of emaciated, sick dogs gets probation, fine, community service

A Wilkes County man has been sentenced to 12 months probation for cruelty to animals nearly a year after the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter discovered sick and badly emaciated dogs on his property in the county.  More...

Cattlemen’s program on beef is open to the public Thurs., Jan. 16

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association is holding a public meeting to provide information to cattlemen and consumers on new beef cuts, proper preparation techniques, and handling of beef in general.  The program, “Beef: It’s More...

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The Office Cat

It’s cold – but not 35 below

The super cold weather is the big news this week. All over the country, including the South, temperatures are in the single digits or below zero, Washington Wilkes included.  More...

Opinions

Surgeon General’s 1964 report on smoking made enormous changes over last 50 years

Fifty years ago this week, I was riding in the back seat of our family car with my nose stuck out the slightly opened window, face freezing, just so I could get a breath of pure, clean air. More...

Book Review

The Last Train to Zona Verde

Paul Theroux is one of our most respected and prolific travel writers. In addition to fiction, he has published 15 (and counting) books about his travels. He served in the Peace Corps in Malawi in the 1960s. More...

John Reid Parker enjoys the opportunity to give back

The circle is almost complete for John Parker, who grew up in Athens and maintains a weekend residency in the house on Hampton Court where he grew up. Talk about a local boy making good!!! You could keep adding exclamation points to that line. More...

Obituaries

Harriett Blackwell Callaway

Memorial services for Harriett Blackwell Callaway, 94, of Washington, were held Friday, January 3, at 4 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. She died Wednesday, January 1, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Edna Harper Blakey

Funeral services for Edna Harper Blakey, 87, of Tignall, will be held Thursday, January 9, at 3 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She died Friday, January 3, at Heritage Health Care in Washington.  More...

Carl Broome

Funeral services for Carl Broome, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 23, at Sandridge Baptist Church, Ninety Six, South Carolina the Rev. Marty Dorn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Whitney Elizabeth Pharr to wed Rusty Gene Marschner April 27

Addison and Deborah Pharr of Winder announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Elizabeth, to Rusty Gene Marschner, son of Rudy and Patricia Marschner of New Bloomfield, Pa.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late C. M. More...

Robert Lee Moon guest of honor at 92nd birthday party Dec. 14

Robert Lee Moon was honored on the occasion of his 92nd birthday at a celebration at The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington Saturday, December 14.  More...

Sawyer Callaway celebrates first birthday Dec. 29

Sawyer Hagen Callaway, son of Lindley and Josh Callaway of Rayle, celebrated his first birthday Sunday afternoon, December 29, with a John Deere theme party at the home of his great-aunt and uncle, Jayne and Kenneth Callaway in Rayle.  The front More...

BREAKING NEWS!

Odor in the City of Washington’s water system

From Mayor Ames Barnett: Citizens throughout the community have reported noticing a strong chlorine-type odor within their homes when using water. More...

First city council meeting of 2014 may bring big personnel changes

Monday’s Washington City Council meeting is expected to see controversial actions taken as Mayor Ames Barnett consolidates his power in the first meeting of 2014.  More...

New state weapons carry permits set Wilkes County record in 2013

A record number of Wilkes County residents have qualified to carry a concealed handgun in the last year, with more than 224 applications being granted, Probate Judge Thomas Charping said Monday. More...

Total of Wilkes busts is lowest in several months

During the month of December, police, deputies, and state troopers stayed busy with drug arrests, driving under the influence, but the total number of arrests was lower than in previous months, records show.  More...

Many dogs going missing; ‘Keep an eye on your pets,’ animal shelter director says

Dogs are going missing all over Washington and Wilkes County, and nobody seems to know who or what is taking them or why.  More...

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News

Friend of Youth Award presented

The Optimist Club of Washington presented its annual Friend of Youth Award to Janie (left) and David Cravens, owners of McDonald’s, at the last meeting of the club. More...

Theater seeking cast members for ‘The American Revolution’

Adults and children of all ages are invited to the casting call for the Washington Little Theater’s production of The American Revolution: 1763-1789, a musical written by John Heath and Ron Fink, directed by Ginny King and April Shelton.  More...

Public Service Announcement

Why should everyone want to know the facts about lead and drinking water? Because unhealthy amounts of lead can enter your drinking water through plumbing in your home. That’s why you should do what I did. I had my water tested for $35.00. More...

Letters

Thanks to all for support of Marketplace

TO THE EDITOR:   As we look back upon the past year we are truly thankful for the wonderful things that happened at God’s Marketplace Food Pantry. In 2012, we averaged serving 210 families per month. More...

Sports

Tigers drop region opener after 4-game win streak

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers claimed their first tournament championship since 2009 as they brought home the trophy for the Lincoln County Christmas Tournament during the school holiday break. More...

Girls struggle in region opener

Starting with the Lincoln County Christmas Tournament, the Washington Wilkes Lady Tigers basketball team is one win short of the .500 mark in its last five games. More...

Turner, Ware, and Young will play in first ever Border Bowl

Tiger seniors Jalen Turner, Darryl Ware, and Tomarkus Young will have another opportunity to showcase their prowess on the football field when they participate in Border Bowl I this Saturday in Augusta.  More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace carries us within sight of victory

Jesus’ walk on God’s Chosen Path of Grace started with his baptism by John the Baptist. More...

STOCK OF THE WEEK

Tractor Supply Co. TSCO/NASDAQ

The price of Tractor Supply’s stock has risen so fast and so consistently I regrettably have not been able to find an attractive entry point. At nearly $74 per share the price is up nearly 70 percent in the past twelve months ... More...

Helms will lead prayer conference at First Baptist Church Jan. 17-18

Plans are underway for Elaine Helms to be in Washington for a January prayer conference on Friday evening and Saturday morning, January 17-18.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Doris Booker Black History Program will be celebrated on Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 306 Baltimore Road in Washington. The keynote speaker will be attorney John Clark of Elberton. More...