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Trucker loses control on Greensboro Road

A Conyers-based truck driver talks to his boss after the semi he was driving went off the road and overturned last Wednesday morning on the Greensboro Road in the Tyrone community. More...

2014 Relay for Life sets wrap-up July 8 at Church of God

The wrap-up meeting for the 2014 Wilkes County Relay for Life will be Tuesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Assaults, DUIs lead the charges filed in latest roundup of Wilkes arrests

An Augusta man is facing felony charges after an incident on Alabama Street, leading off the roundup of recent arrests in Washington-­Wilkes.  Angelo Harris Jr., 28, of Augusta, was arrested by Washington police Investigator Philliph Perkins af More...

Advance voting for July runoff available now through July 18

Advance voting in person for the July 22 primary runoff election is now available.  Advance voting started Monday, June 30, and will continue through July 18, Wilkes County voter registrar Debbie Anderson said.  More...

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No place like Washington-Wilkes

Buddy Lindsey says he always knew that the people of Washington and Wilkes County are a special kind of people but he didn’t really realize how special until the past three weeks. … In answer to a knock on his door, he found Dr.  More...

Opinions

Independence Day isn’t the only patriotic day celebrated in one part of the U.S. this month

Here’s a little-known fact: Not all Americans put away their flags and fireworks after this week’s celebration of Independence Day. More...

Book Review

The Age of Miracles

I deas and stories that would once have been science fiction have become reality in our time. The kind of speculation that says, “What if?” has always been a favorite of novelists.  More...

Remembering a Georgia woman who created the flag of Texas

A USTIN, Tex. – There is a native Georgian buried among statesmen, soldiers, judges – prominent men and women – along with Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas, and author, James Michener, at the Texas State Cemetery. More...

Worship

Jesus meets with his apostles to prepare them

The Gospel of John tells us, “Jesus again showed himself to the disciples on this wise, at the Sea of Tiberias” (verse 1). Jesus was preparing the Disciples for their walk on God’s Chosen Path of Grace.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Fordet

W-W Tiger football season tickets will be on sale on The Square Saturday, July 12, and Saturday, July 26, from 1-4 p.m.  .  V.F.W. Post 5899 and Ladies Auxiliary “Special” on Fresh Frozen Whole Hog Barbecue for July 4. More...

Threat of severe July thunderstorms calls for residents to be weather alert

This time last year, a line of severe thunderstorms packing 60-mph winds, heavy rain, and lightning was racing across Wilkes County, downing trees and power lines and sparking fires. More...

Fire strikes North Butler Street house, Washington police investigating cause

Washington police are investigating a suspicious fire which occurred last Wednesday morning.  Firefighters from the Washington Fire Department responded to 113 North Butler Street at 8:13 a.m. More...

Acclaimed soprano to perform at First Baptist Church July 13

Indra Thomas, considered one of the most foremost Aidas in the world, will appear at the First Baptist Church of Washington for “an evening of inspiring testimony through classical and spiritual songs” on Sunday, July 13, at 6 p.m.  More...

Community steps up to pay for fireworks

Sonya Stone, owner of Wings ’n’ Things, presents Tourism Director Erin Pollock with a donation for the Independence Day fireworks show. More...

Interact members attend RYLA

D.J. Martin (left) and Meredith Gunter (right) attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp near Tallulah Falls More...

News

Buddy Lindsey named Rotarian of the Year as club celebrates during annual festivities

Members and guests of the Washington Rotary Club celebrated the end of the club year with a pool and garden party at the home of long-time member and past president Joey Fievet and his wife, Polly. More...

Money for college can be as easy as reading a library book

While saving for college can be challenging, this summer it can be as easy as reading a book.  More...

Mt. Carmel Baptist conducts Bible School for 78 attendees

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School June 9-13 with a total of 78 children and adults in attendance. More...

Sports

Amos Martin Invitational set July 5-6; Echols could be first to win 4-in-a-row

The 87th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for this weekend, July 5-6, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

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Unforgettable game moments

As we approach the Major League All-Star game in a few days, my thoughts ran back the clock as I was reminiscing about some of the treasured moments in Braves history (and other teams) that have made lasting impressions on baseball fans. More...

Personalities

Frankie Nicole Porter, Scott Alexander Brown united in marriage on May 17 in Washington

Frankie Nicole Porter of Lincolnton and Scott Alexander Brown of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, May 17, at five o’clock in the afternoon at the Brown family farm in Washington. More...

Emily Kisor and Bryan Barnett are honored at fiesta

Emily Kisor and Bryan Barnett of Atlanta were entertained at a Couples’ Fiesta on Saturday, June 7, at the home of Hugh Hopkins on Hendry Lane in Washington.  Festivities were hosted by Hugh Hopkins, Peggy Anderson, Felicia and Chad Thornt More...

Caitlin Collins and Evan Harrison exchange marriage vows May 24

Caitlin Collins of Smyrna and Evan David Harrison of Atlanta were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony at The Old Stone Church in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, May 24, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. More...