June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Personalities

Jessica Amanda Murphy to marry Graham Walton Echols November 21

Maria Murphy of Rayle and Jeff Murphy of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Amanda, of Rayle, to Graham Walton Echols, son of Jane and Glen Echols of Tignall.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Peggy and Jonnie W More...

Randee, Jim Barry honored at 50th anniversary dinner

Randee and Jim Barry were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner party at Talk of the Town Saturday, May 2.  The dinner celebration was hosted by their children, Michael Barry of Washington, D.C., Chris Barry of Ma More...

Washington Personal Mention

Shirley and Boots Gunter spent three days recently with Alicia, Cread, Luke, and Porter Brown in Cler­mont. On Sunday afternoon they celebrated Luke’s upcoming 11th birthday at Smithgall Woods State Park. More...

Grace-Anna Slaton celebrates fifth birthday on May 8

Grace-Anna Frances Slaton, daughter of Hope and David Slaton of Tignall, celebrated her fifth birthday on Friday, May 8, at her home.  She was honored on her birthday with a Frozen party.  More...

Goolsby receives nursing degree from Georgia Regents University

Anna Goolsby graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Regents University in Augusta with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in commencement exercises Friday, May 8, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.  More...

Willis honored for quarter century

The Wilkes County Board of Assessors honored clerk Brenda Willis recently for her 25 years of service. More...

Benjamin Hale Newell receives law degree from UGA on May 16

Benjamin Hale Newell received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in commencement exercises Saturday, May 16, in Athens.  Newell is the son of David and Jayna Hale Newell of Woodbine and the grandson of Vada Hale More...

Cash Richards enjoys Super Mario Brothers fifth birthday party

Cash Richards, son of Whitney and Jacob Richards, celebrated his fifth birthday with a Super Mario Brothers party at his home Sunday, May 17. More...

Anna Goolsby entertained at bridal shower on May 30

Anna Goolsby, bride-elect of Caleb Leestma of Seabrook, Texas, was entertained at a brunch-miscellaneous shower Saturday, May 30, at the home of Jerry and O. A. Denard on the Tignall Road.  More...

Frances Wheelis WOM group meets June 1 at Wells home

Melanie Wells was hostess for the meeting of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church at her home on South Jefferson Street Monday, June 1.  Mrs. Wells, facilitator, presided and Julia Palmer led the opening prayer. More...

Gavin Garrett receives 2015 Smyrna United Methodist Scholarship

Gavin Garrett, a 2015 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, was the recipient of the 2015 Smyrna United Methodist Church Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded on the basis of citizenship, community involvement, financial n More...

Church Ladies with Typewriters

They’re Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:   More...

LWREA awards scholarships

Divesia Ramanda Lee and Brannon Monterrio James are the Wilkes County recipients of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) scholarships. More...