February 20, 2014 RSS feed / News

God’s Marketplace expanding to help with abuse, mental issues

A local non-profit known for its food pantry and thrift store has tackled a new challenge: helping people with personal issues that can’t be fixed with a box of groceries. More...

Dr. Waters will discuss missing gold in Lincolnton on March 6

Did you ever wonder how the Confederate Gold got all the way down here to Georgia? More...

Logan Burdette earns President’s List honors at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University recently named Logan Burdette as one of 1,149 students who earned distinction as 2013 fall semester President’s List honorees. More...

Membership meeting to be held Feb. 20 for Friends of the Library

The 2014 membership meeting date of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library has been changed to Thursday, February 20, at 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.  More...

Scenes from last week’s storm

Chris, Tara, Garston, and Henry Townsend (above) found the sleet to be a little tough for sledding, while the heavy sleet made driving hard but not impossible. More...

‘Sharon Shenanigans’ planned as community fair on April 26

The Sharon Shenanigans is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sharon Community Center, 13 miles south of Washington on Ga.Hwy. More...

Fourth, fifth grade students excel at Washington-Wilkes Elementary

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned distinction on the fourth- and fifth-grade honor rolls and merit lists for the second nine-weeks grading period.  FOURTH GRADE  More...

Tignall News

How refreshing to hear Jeff Paul, of Oglethorpe County, recite the Declaration of Independence in Atlanta for the Georgia State Senate. I don’t know how he could recite that especially in front of so many people. More...

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Top Ten Movies

1. The Lego Movie (PG) animated 2. The Monuments Men (PG-13) George Clooney, Matt Damon 3. Ride Along (PG-13) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart 4. Frozen (PG) animated 5. Lone Survivor (R) Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch 6. More...

It’s a scam: don’t return calls unknown that ring only once

Have you gotten a call on your cell phone from an unknown number, a call that rang only once then stopped? You may have been the target of a scam that’s sweeping the U.S. and is even affecting people in Washington Wilkes. More...

‘Confederate Bushwhacker’ is topic for CWRT next Monday

Larry Stephens of Dalton, Georgia, will present “John Gatewood, Confederate Bushwhacker” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday evening, February 24, at 6 p.m., at the Talk of the Town Café in the Fitzpatrick Hotel on The Squar More...

Mattie Rigsbee’s cornbread wins bake-off for third straight year

For the third year in a row, Mattie Rigsbee’s mouth-watering cornbread has taken the blue ribbon at the High Hopes Baptist Church bake-off. More...

Kindergarten registration set March 3-7 at primary school

Washington-Wilkes Primary School will hold kindergarten (five-year-olds) registration for the 2014-2015 school year the week of March 3-7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the school. More...

Evensong services to continue this month

During the month of December, the Episcopal Church of the Mediator offered an Evensong service at 4:30 on Sunday afternoons as a quiet respite during a busy holiday season. More...

Kiwanis recycling project benefits local young people

Paper recycling has been a long time fundraising project for the Kiwanis Club and the club is grateful for the donations to the collection point at West Liberty and Depot Streets. More...

Troopers, Guardsmen serve area during storm

Georgia State Patrol troopers Sgt. T.H. English, Senior Trooper W.M. Callaway and Trooper First Class W.J. Grier worked with the Georgia National Guard unit here in Washington during the snow storm. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set for March 28; time to sign up

The 32nd annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 18 at 10 a.m. More...

RAYLE NEWS

After being out of work all week long, I was happy to see the University of Georgia on Friday, February 14! More...

Lundberg News

We had a good day at Clifford’s Grove Baptist Church. Bob Wilkenson of Winder was the Gideon speaker. He gave a good talk on the work of Gideon and how many millions of Bibles are given out in countries all over the world. More...

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Heritage Healthcare wins state award

  At the Georgia Health Care Association’s 2014 Winter Convention, Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes received recognition for achieving national quality benchmarks unparalleled by most. More...

UNSUNG HERO OF WILKES COUNTY – REV. DR. BEN KENNETH WILLIS

‘He prayerfully and academically endeavored to equip himself for ministry’

Distinguished African American Baptist minister and educator Rev. Dr. Ben Kenneth Willis was born in 1946 in the rural Willisville community of Rayle, Wilkes County, Georgia. More...