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More local cancer survivors needed for Relay Survivors Dinner March 24

Cancer survivors are still needed to sign up for the Wilkes County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner set for Tuesday, March 24 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, Relay chairman Margie Burke said.  More...

Wilkes FFA senior Jackson Armour caps steer show career with big win

In his last year as a Wilkes County FFA member, W-WCHS senior Jackson Armour again took top honors at the annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show last weekend after showing the Reserve Champion Steer last year and the Grand Champion Steer More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Baseball was a big deal

Baseball is in the air and Spring will be springing soon, and that’s good news. The Tigers have already started playing and the Braves are in Spring training. And Little League is signing up players.  More...

Opinions

Even if I wasn’t born and bred in Wilkes County, my roots go deep and wide in the Georgia soil

People have often asked me if I were a native of Washington Wilkes. I always tell them, “No, but I got here just as soon as I could.”  More...

Book Review

John Wayne

Although the public seems to enjoy scandal (for other people), we also seem to want our heroes and icons to be admirable. More...

UGA-based cloning technology is saving endangered species

Not many of your friends or mine would take note if Steve Stice, the University of Georgia’s most exalted scientist, walked into a room – as they would if some football coach, athlete of note, or musical personality were in their midst. More...

Obituaries

Lillie Mae Jones Granade

Funeral services for Lillie Mae “Baby Lillie” Jones Granade, 84, of Bogart, Georgia, were held Wednesday, February 18, at 2 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Roy L. Garrard

Funeral services for Roy L. Garrard, 92, were held at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors in Augusta on February 24 with Dr. Bill Harrell, Dr. Jim Ford, and Steve Cheek officiating. Interment followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Augusta. Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church will have its Praise Team anniversary on the third Saturday, March 21, at 4 p.m.  .  More...

Kerosene heater may have been the source of rare fatal fire Sunday on Lexington Road

The first fatal house fire in Washington Wilkes in years claimed the life of a Lexington Avenue man who may have died trying to put out the fire in his small home Sunday morning.  More...

Laundry room fire early Thursday damages home

After months without a house fire anywhere in Washington-Wilkes, fire broke out early in the morning of Thursday, February 26, at a home on North Alexander Street.  More...

January was heavy with DUI arrests, but fewer violent assaults reported

Minor drug arrests, assaults, and driving under the influence accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the month of February. More...

City, Foxwood work to beautify Simpson Park

Using a grant from the owners of the nearby Foxwood Senior Village, City of Washington workers planted more than 50 trees and shrubs around Simpson Park last week in an effort to beautify the neighbo More...

News

Taking a stand against bullies

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School students (top photo, l-r) Maggie Marxson, Stephanie Colunga, and Romaisa Aamir showed that they like differences when they dressed up for “Tacky Day” d More...

Harrison to speak Sun. at New Ford’s Family, Friends Day

Rev. Seymore Harrison, pastor of the White Rock Baptist Church in Lincolnton, will be the guest speaker at Family and Friends Day, Sunday, March 8, at New Ford Baptist Church. The service will begin at 2 p.m. More...

LWREA scholarship available to seniors with college intent

High school seniors from Wilkes and Lincoln Counties may now apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA).  Students who apply must be planning to attend a college or vocational school for the 201 More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Appreciates help half a century ago

(Editor’s note: The author of the following letter, Clarence Davis, was featured in this newspaper during Black History Month as one of Ed Anderson’s Unsung Heroes of Wilkes County.) TO THE EDITOR: More...

Sports

Tigers rally late to win in doubleheader games

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity baseball team started the region schedule with a double win Saturday in a Riverside Military doubleheader.  In the first game, the Tigers won in extra innings, 13-12. More...

Tiger netters split with Lincoln; girls win, boys lose

The 2015 Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams, boys and girls, are well over half made up of rookies taking the courts for the first time. More...

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Worship

Jesus, the giver of sight

Every child is born spiritually blind, in need of instruction and guidance. A young child is receptive to this kind of intimate training but, once he reaches adolescence, his life view is substantially established.  More...