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Homecoming week full of activities ending with crowning of queen Fri.

The crowning next Friday night of the 2015 W-WCHS Tiger Homecoming Queen will culminate a week of activities, October 12-16, sponsored by the school’s student council, including a parade, a community-wide bonfire and pep rally, and the crowning More...

Early voting starts at courthouse for municipal election

Washington voters may be lining up Monday morning to cast their early voting ballots, as polling for the 2015 Washington municipal election will begin and run through Friday, October 30, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.  More...

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The Office Cat

Rain, rain, and more rain

The Office Cat

The big news this week is all the rain we have had for the past week, especially since Thursday.  More...

Opinions

Once again,Wilkes County lucks out

I ’m looking at the Weather Channel with one eye as I write this, and if you’re like me, you couldn’t help worry about the heavy flooding that came very close to us over the weekend. More...

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

The “Inklings” were J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, and several other less well-known thinkers and scholars of the time. More...

The old days allowed no women in the press box, ever

Not long ago, I discovered a note in an old file. I read it for the first time in years. It brought about a hearty laugh. More...

Obituaries

Robert George Moon

Robert George Moon, 68, of Mercer Street in Washington, died Saturday morning, September 5, at his home.  More...

Christopher Patrick Broome

Funeral services for Christopher Patrick Broome, 43, of Washington, were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 30, at 233 Forest Lane in Washington with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. He died Saturday, September 26.  Mr. More...

Henrietta Zellars Elam

Funeral services for Henrietta Zellars Elam were conducted Friday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at Zoah Church. Mrs. Elam entered into rest Sunday, September 27, at her residence. More...

Personalities

Zach Norman enjoys ‘Superman’ birthday party September 26

Zackariah (Zack) Lewis Norman, son of Andrea and Patrick Norman of Appling, celebrated his first birthday with a party at the home of his maternal grandparents, Cathy and Robert Armour in Washington Saturday, September 26.  Zack celebrated with More...

Ashton Hardy guest of honor at baby shower September 13

Ashton Hardy was guest of honor at a baby shower Sunday, September 13, at the home of Tracy and Brett McAvoy.  Hostesses for the shower were Mrs. McAvoy and Andie and Baylie Bridges.  Mrs. More...

Samille Sherrer honored at 90th birthday luncheon September 26

Samille Huff Sherrer was honored on her 90th birthday at a luncheon hosted by her brother and sister-inlaw, Philip and Mae Dell Huff of Athens, on Saturday, September 26, at Cade’s Home Cooking in Washington.  Following a delicious lunch, More...

Take a look back at rural Southern life at 35th Mule Day festival this Saturday

This Saturday, October 10, won’t just be the 35th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival, organizers say, it’s a chance for people young and old to experience what life was like in the early days of Washington-Wilkes.  More...

The sweet taste of victory at last

W-W Tiger Brock Jackson and Coach T.C. Jay go skyward in a celebratory chest bump as the Tigers hold on to a 19-12 win over Greene County in the first region game of 2015. More...

Wilkes gets only a taste of terrible flooding rains over weekend

A history-making deluge of rain in the Carolinas over the weekend delivered a fair amount of rain and winds to Washington-Wilkes, keep- ing power company crews and road crews busy the whole weekend.  More...

News

Highway widening to begin shortly

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore offered an update on the state of the county at a recent weekly meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

Forester works at fighting West Coast fire

Georgia Forester Keith Murphy visited the Washington Rotary Club and told the members about his recent trip to Olympic National Park in the State of Washington where he assisted in the fighting of th More...

Blood drive slated for next Thursday in three locations

The next community blood drive for Washington-Wilkes to be conducted by the Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held next Thursday, October 15, in three locations at different times: at Wills Memorial Hospital 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; at Berry Plastics 2- More...

Sports

Drought breaks for Tigers with win in first region game

It was a nail-biter through and through right down to the last seconds but the Washington-Wilkes Tigers prevailed over the Greene County Tigers 19-12 last Friday in their “brand new season” of region competition.  More...

Doubleheader wins assure state berth; next two series will determine seeding

With one of three region playoff rounds behind them, the Washington Wilkes Tiger girls softball team is guaranteed a spot in the state playoffs. Seeding at state will be determined by the next two rounds which began on Tuesday at Union County.  More...

Rookies of the Year see varied success

BASEBALL’S BEST

The Rookie of the Year Award names the best rookie player in the American and the National Leagues. The award is also known as the Jackie Robinson Award and was awarded to Jackie in his rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. More...

Worship

Jesus faces judgment for mankind

Jesus had been arrested and brought before Caiaphas the high priest. The Jewish leaders felt threatened by the growth of Jesus’ following and would just as soon see him executed. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Chapter of OLLI@UGA will meet Monday, October 19, at the Episcopal Parish House at noon. “A Wildlife Safari to Africa” will be presented by Karen Stubbs. Cost of lunch is $8 and reservations must be made by October 16. More...