May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Change in testing laws allows 20 former Tigers to graduate years later

In this season of graduations, there’s one group of Washington Wilkes former high school students who are also receiving their diplomas – years after thinking they had lost their opportunity to graduate.  More...

Community celebrates as 100+ graduate from W-WCHS Friday

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Donation buckets in W-W businesses let everyone give for fireworks show

With collection buckets in two dozen businesses around town, donations are steadily coming in for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day fireworks celebration.  The celebration is set for 6 p.m. More...

City pool opens for season

Some 30 kids enjoy Memorial Day weekend Saturday by being the first to play in the city pool at Reese Booker Park. The city pool will be open from noon-6 p.m. on weekends and holidays, noon-5 p.m. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

What’s up with pecan blooms?

Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry in downtown Washington is celebrating 50 years of serving the people of Wilkes County and the surrounding area. More...

Opinions

This small town and its people teach ‘somebody-ness’

(Editor’s note: At the request of many, we offer here, in its entirety, the graduation address by W-WCHS Salutatorian and STAR Student, Cecilia Walker, whose insights and appreciations should be expressed much more often, by us all.) Thursday, More...

Have I actually stomp, stomp, stomped my way to freedom from those big black grasshoppers?

I was just beginning to wonder if I wasn’t going to see any of those big black grasshoppers in my yard this spring, when lo and behold, a few show up, all tiny and innocent-looking, at least for now.  They grow at an amazing rate, though, More...

Book Review

Live Right and Find Happiness

I hope that you don’t see this title as another opportunity to receive advice about how to live – right or otherwise. Dave Barry is an author and columnist (for The Miami Herald) who won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. More...

Worship

Jesus, the sacrifice

When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, the miracle strengthened the faith of the followers of Jesus who witnessed it, and caused many who hadn’t known Him before to become believers.  More...

Personalities

Lauren Nicole Guinn, Samuel Evan Harrison united in marriage at Pope’s Chapel April 25

Lauren Nicole Guinn and Samuel Evan Harrison of Washington were married in an impressive double ring ceremony Saturday, April 25, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Pope’s Chapel in Tignall. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Emma Claire DeWeese   Kristen and Jason DeWeese of Donalsonville announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Claire, on Monday, May 18, at Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville. Emma Claire weighed 7 lbs. 6 ozs and was 19 inches long. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Andrews celebrate 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Andrews of Tignall celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, May 7.  Henry Andrews and the former Ida Hill were married May 7, l955, in Wilkes County.  More...

BREAKING NEWS!!

Arrest made in murder case

It’s been nearly a year since 67-year-old James Edwards was murdered, but a suspect has finally been arrested in the 2014 shooting on Railroad Avenue in Washington.  Nyheim Gartrell (at right), 18, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Wil More...

Firefighters training up new generation of leaders

Some 30 Washington-Wilkes firefighters got an opportunity for realistic training last week as Washington Fire Department trainers used a donated house to burn under controlled conditions.  More...

More charges pending against burglary suspect now in custody

An alleged burglar who has been on the run for nearly a week turned himself in to authorities Sunday morning. Michael Hopkins, 29, is in jail in Wilkes County.  More...

Injuries minor in Saturday pickup, semi collision

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Sgt. More...

News

Andy Irwin will perform at library; craft workshop signup starts today

The Mary Willis Library will continue their summertime activities this coming week with several programs including special performances, story time, afternoon movies and more. More...

Students enjoy cruise on Augusta Canal

Students from W-WPS and W-WMS that are in the 21st Century Out-of- School Program enjoyed a tour of the Augusta Canal Saturday, May 16. More...

LWREA is ‘Unit of Distinction’ at state convention in Buford

Members of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) were recognized with multiple awards and distinctions when they attended the 57th Annual Convention of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) at Legacy Lodge on Lake Lanier More...

Letters

Appreciates hometown paper

TO THE EDITOR:   I grew up in the Broad Community out from Tignall. My aunt, Pearl Bufford, wrote the “Broad News,” so we were often mentioned. The highlight of my week was The Reporter.  More...

Sports

Get your family out on water for fishing and boating week

Make time to re-connect with your family by fishing and boating on any of the available lakes, rivers, and ponds found in Georgia. Need an excuse to get started? More...

Coach: ‘I loved our attitude and tempo’ as Tigers take the field for spring ball

Spring football practice for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers “went really, really well,” according to new Head Coach and Athletic Director Jacob Kelley, and the two-week session ended with about 70 athletes on the roster.  More...

W-WPRD outlines activities planned for summer

Summer sports and activities going on through the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department include:  1. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Cherry Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th church anniversary on Sunday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Gerald Perry of White Rock will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served.  .  More...