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Hallford Road home burns Tuesday

Firefighters from Washington Fire Department and Tyrone VFD responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon on Hallford Road. More...

Authorities still looking for truck to determine cause of lake death

Authorities have not yet been able to release a cause of death for Luther L. More...

Trooper makes DUI arrest after truck rolls over

Trooper Neil Frankel observes truck driver Sean Patrick Gaskin after the wood chip truck Gaskin was driving turned over last Friday evening at the tricky turn from Washington’s North Bypass ont More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Remember Meadows Grocery?

Carol Palmer, daughter of Julia and Dennis Palmer, and her three-year-old grandson, Brody, were watering Carol’s plants one afternoon.  More...

Opinions

Attack on Marines in Chattanooga started a war that Islamic terrorists are not prepared to fight

In my Navy career, I was fortunate to visit the nation of Israel on several occasions, and as I traveled to cover stories and play tourist throughout the Holy Land, I was struck by one thing that is relevant to today’s topic: Israeli soldiers w More...

Book Review

Then Again

Most of us know Diane Keaton as a movie star – Annie Hall, the Godfather trilogy, and more recently, Something’s Gotta Give. Her awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. More...

Visit to West Coast Bulldogs shows new landscapes, new faces

CAYUCOS, Calif. More...

Obituaries

Lois Lyles Theis

A funeral Mass for Lois Lyles Theis, 89, of Washington, was celebrated Thursday, July 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Stephen Lyness officiating. She died Monday, July 13, at her home.  More...

Roy W. Edwards

Graveside services for Roy W. Edwards, 88, of Newtown Road, were held Thursday afternoon, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Lester Jenkins officiating. More...

Luther Lorenzo Cofer III

Funeral services for Luther Lorenzo Cofer III, 33, were conducted Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. at Gibson Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed at City West Cemetery.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The City of Washington will host a free community picnic at Simpson Park on Liberty Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, July 31, including activities for kids, food, and music.  .  More...

New information revealed in police toy fund investigation

In a hearing Friday morning, former City of Washington municipal court clerk Sallie Tanksley appealed her firing by City Administrator Sherri Bailey, saying she had done nothing wrong in allowing former Washington Police Chief Theodosia Glenn to go t More...

City reduces expenditures by 4.5%, new audit says

The City of Washington is in good financial shape and reduced expenditures by 4.5 percent last year, the city’s new auditing firm reported to the Monday night meeting of the Washington City Council.  More...

CNA training starts at Wilkes Career Center-Athens Tech

After more than a year’s work and community involvement, the first students will begin classes to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant qualifications at the Wilkes County Career Center Athens Technical College next week.  More...

School board tends to business with new streamlined procedure

In a short July meeting, the ­Wilkes County Board of Education tended to routine business in a more expeditious manner, thanks to new rules by the Georgia School Board Association.  More...

News

Old illustrations provide insight for places like Fort Washington

At a recent meeting of the Washington Wilkes Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Carolyn Bryant Faz, former Regent of the Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR, described a number of Revolutionary era forts, fortified homes, and other structures.&n More...

Hice to be speaker at Double Branches on Mon., August 3

Dr. Jody Hice, Georgia’s 11th District Congressman, will preach at Double Branches Baptist Church in Lincolnton on Monday, August 3, at 7 p.m.  More...

21st Century students learn basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes in CTAE class

The 21st Century Freshmen Transition Summer Program for upcoming ninth graders at W-WCHS is an arrangement between the school, parents, and community to help make academic classroom education meaningful to students through school experiences and care More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Great players were around for 20+ years

Baseball statistics lead to some fascinating and interesting interpretations depending on how you analyze them. Like almost no other sport, baseball stats weave intriguing comparisons. More...

Fall soccer league registration begins

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Fall Soccer League registration is continuing for all five of its age divisions covering young athletes from 7-17 years of age.  The last day of registration will be August 21 and all players’ nam More...

Caleb gets a big one

Seven-year-old Caleb Archer caught his first largemouth bass, a seven pounder, with his dad, Eric Archer, last Tuesday morning, fishing at a top-secret fishing hole in Wilkes County. More...

Worship

Jesus reveals our eternal home

As the time approached for Jesus’ return to Heaven He described to his apostles what the future would be like for them without his physical presence. Jesus made reassuring promises to the Apostles, and He does the same for us.  More...

Personalities

Edith Lindsey guest of honor at 90th birthday tea on July 2

Edith McClearen Lindsey was entertained on the occasion of her 90th birthday at a tea hosted by her granddaughter, Lindsey Strother of Athens, on Thursday, July 2, at Mrs. Lindsey’s home on Grove Street.  Mrs. More...

Anna Leigh Goolsby and Caleb William Leestma exchange marriage vows on Saturday, June 20

Anna Leigh Goolsby of Washington and Caleb William Leestma of Seabrook, Texas, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 20, at six o’clock in the evening at The Corry House in Union Point. More...

Angela Leigh Hales marries Claybrook Armour Coulston

Angela Leigh Hales of Wilmington, N.C., and Claybrook Armour Coulston of Edgewater, Maryland, were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Sunday, January 25, in St. Thomas.  More...