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How many people filled The Square during the fireworks extravaganza?

There was an enormous crowd in Washington for the community’s Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza Sunday July 3, with estimates ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 people.  More...

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Biggest crowd since Talmadge

The patriotic music program at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 3, (before the big fireworks extravaganza on The Square) was a tremendous performance to a packed house at the church for the service.  More...

Opinions

Those big honking spiders weaving their webs at face level have turned me into a serial killer

There’s nothing like a wet, misty morning to show me the horrors that await me in my own back yard. Have mercy, look at all the spiders.  More...

Book Review

Moriarty

Sherlock Holmes fans know who Moriarty was. He does not appear in all of the Holmes stories, but is memorable because he is cast as the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes. When A. More...

In England or Georgia, the English language is quite confusing

BRIDGE, England – This village with which you may be familiar, has not a single stop sign or traffic light. I can go down from the house of my friends, Maureen and Jasper Knight, to the village grocer for a cup of coffee. More...

Obituaries

Lefreda Sue Jackson Adair

Memorial services for Lefreda Sue Jackson Adair, 97, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Washington First United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas G. Hall officiating. She passed away on Thursday, July 7, at her home.  More...

Lanette Martin Drinkard

Graveside services for Lanette Martin Drinkard, 83 of Washington were held Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Paul Reviere, Rev. Donnie Walton, and Rev. Barry McAvoy officiating. More...

Winnie Sue Armour Thompson

Funeral services for Winnie Sue Armour Thompson, 75, of Washington, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. Interment followed at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Rayle. More...

Personalities

Sarah Dorothy Abramson weds Theodore Peabody Cusick June 4

Sarah Dorothy Abramson and Theodore Peabody Cusick of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 4, at four-thirty in the afternoon at The Old Hill Place, home of the bride’s parents, in Tignall. More...

Young-at-Heart members enjoy S.C. peach excursion

The Young-at-Heart of First United Methodist Church enjoyed “It’s Peach Pickin’ Time in the South” as they traveled to Cook’s Farm and Produce Stand between Trenton and Edgefield, S.C., on Thursday, June 30, their annual More...

Kacey Melissa Thomas marries Niall William O’Connor June 4

Kacey Melissa Thomas and Niall William O’Connor of Denver, Colorado, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 4, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the William Preston House in Savannah. More...

‘Most paving in a long time’ starts all over city, county as TIA taxes finally go to work

New paving projects in Washington and Wilkes County are underway and are expected to cause some disruption in traffic with temporary lane closures in the coming weeks. More...

Charter change on appeals for municipal court decisions will be decided on August 8

At their next city council meeting, city officials will consider the final adoption of an ordinance that will change the city charter prescribing how appeals from the city’s municipal court are handled.  More...

Aspiring songwriters learn their musical licks at Oglethorpe Summer Songwriters’ Retreat

Hopeful songwriters came out last weekend for the Oglethorpe Fresh Concert Series’ Summer Songwriters Retreat in Washington, hoping to improve their songwriting and performing chops in sessions led by professionals.  More...

News

Donations provide a week at camp

Students who attended the Salvation Army’s Camp Grandview for a week were (l-r) Tameiah Reid, Zikerra Mayes, Marie Arnold, Zamia Mayes, Makayla Gates, Patience Gravel, Brandon Williams, Hunter More...

McNeese to speak at Victory Aug. 7

Victory Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, August 7, with Dr. Clay McNeese as guest speaker.  McNeese was saved March 17, 1967, and called to preach in September, 1967. More...

Randalls receive top Rotary award

Jo and Buzzy Randall (top, right) were presented the Washington Rotary Club’s Commuinity Service Award for their decades of dedicated service to Washington-Wilkes and many of its organizations including the Little Theater, God’s Marketpla More...

Letters

City staff, fire dept. outstanding!

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of The City of Washington, I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work performed by the city staff to make the July 3rd celebration a huge success. More...

Heroes’ deaths important;‘we need to get priorities in order’

TO THE EDITOR: Recently, a famous pop musician by the name of Prince died, and the world just seemed to go crazy. More...

Sports

Lincolnton golfer wins summer classic

Just a single stroke behind the tournament record, James Williams (center) of Lincolnton claimed victory in the 89th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club last weekend. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

All-Star game pits best against best

“They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays.” – Ted Williams   More...

Tiger cheerleaders to host camp for kids

“Save the date! More...

Worship

Faith brings us to spiritual life

When we come to have faith in Jesus as Saviour, God gives to us our spiritual life by a Born Again experience. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mount Nebo Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th church anniversary on July 24 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Johnny Lewis of Greene County.  .  More...