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Revolutionary Days is by far the largest in years

After years of steady growth, this year’s Revolutionary Days in Washington Wilkes was by far the largest and best attended in the event’s history, organizers say. More...

February Wilkes County Grand Jury returns indictments in over 40 cases

The February session of the ­Wilkes County Grand Jury returned indictments on more than 40 individuals and issued no bills in eight cases. The following individuals were indicted. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Doesn’t feel much like spring

As of Monday afternoon, there was no report of the missing two diamonds in the cupcakes sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital and Tena’s Fine Jewelry. More...

Opinions

Old-fashioned lard is making a comeback lately as nutritionists see it ‘s not bad as we thought

When I say “lard,” as in the old-time cooking fat, your response probably depends on your age. If you’re under 60 or so, you’ve been conditioned to say “Eww” to lard. More...

Book Review

I Am Malala

Malala is “the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.” She tells her story in her own words, with the help of a professional writer. It is a moving and gripping story. She was shot in October, 2012.  More...

There’s nothing like a cold Coca-Cola in the old contour bottle

Many of us grew up on Coca-Cola. If you date back, you likely are an aficionado of the contour bottle, which is one hundred years old this year. The contour bottle is as recognizable as a church steeple. More...

Worship

Jesus, the truth for freedom

Jesus had almost convinced some of the Jews in the Temple that He was the Son of God, acting as one with God. In today’s pass age, He is trying to hel p them clarify their beliefs. More...

Personalities

Eve Gallo receives crown, named Miss Teen Grovetown High School

Eve Gallo was crowned Miss Teen Grovetown High School in festivities at Grovetown High Saturday night, February 7.  Eve is the daughter of Tony and Trudie George Gallo of Grovetown and the granddaughter of Evelyn George and the late Earl George More...

Ladies of Cornelia Johnson Circle meet February 3 at First Methodist

The Cornelia Johnson Circle met on Tuesday, February 3, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  After Debbie Holes led the group in an opening prayer, members enjoyed refreshments served by hostesses, Jo Randall and Sharon Liggett More...

Iris Garden Club members compete in ‘Big Contest-Revisited’ Feb. 10

The Iris Garden Club met Tuesday, February 10, at Harper’s Personal Care Home Inc. in Washington.  President Debbie Bennett presided, welcomed members, and introduced Sally Philbrick, a guest of Anna Gunter.  More...

House bill has county leaders fired up over possible loss of sales tax revenue

Some of the most important and distressing comments in a meeting of annual reports and routine business came from Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore when he described his frustrations with House Bill 170, a proposed excise tax on fuel which More...

City fire department doing walkthroughs to increase safety, save businesses money

In an effort to better protect residents, businesses, and property, members of the Washington Fire Department are making their rounds to visit every public building in the city over the next few weeks.  More...

Deadlines approach for Wilkes property, mobile home owners

Deadlines are approaching for Wilkes County property owners and mobile home owners.  More...

STAR student Cecilia Walker honored with teacher Marilyn Tate at breakfast

Before a full house of family, friends, and school and community leaders, Cecilia Walker, a W-WCHS senior who’s already enrolled at the University of Georgia, accepted the STAR Student award, and her teacher, Marilyn Tate, accepted her STAR Tea More...

March is Wills Memorial Hospital Month

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers car club proudly show their support for Wills Memorial Hospital as a part of Wills Memorial Hospital Month to be observed throughout the month of March. More...

News

Rotary Club joins Chamber of Commerce

Washington Rotary Club President Paula Stevens (right) presents a check to Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Singleton paying dues for the club’s membership in the o More...

Discount GED testing available; Career Center has free courses

This month, the Athens Tech Career Center is partnering with GED Testing Services to offer discounted GED practice tests and a reduced price on the GED exam. As always, adult education at Athens Technical College offers free GED test pre-classes. More...

Travis Jackson is on Georgia Tech’s Dean’s List for fall

Travis Jackson of Washington made the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.  More...

Sports

Robinson says a chain of events and the Good Lord led him back to MCA

It was an offer he couldn’t refuse.  Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Robby Robinson is leaving Tiger athletics to return whence he came, McIntosh County Academy. More...

W-WPRD soccer signups continue for spring, camps

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation soccer program for players 7-17 is entering a league to play against teams from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Greene counties for the fall 2015 season.  More...

W-W Tigers 2015 varsity BASEBALL schedule

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Obituaries

Emory Gene Wolfe

Graveside services for Emory Gene Wolfe, 81, of Crawfordville Road in Philomath, were held Saturday, February 14, at 3 p.m. at the Philomath Cemetery with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. More...

Hattie Evans Kemp

Hattie Evans Kemp, 95, departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 7, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness. More...

Nell Hester Bowers

Funeral services for Nell Hester Bowers, 90, of Danburg, were held Thursday, February 12, at 11 a.m., at Danburg Baptist Church with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Chapter OLLI@UGA will meet at the Episcopal Parish House on Monday, February 23, at 2 p.m. for the second of a two-sequence program, “Religion, Righteous and Human Violence,” by Dr. Leif Carter.  .  More...