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Jones is ‘all about community building’ in assuming role as W-WPRD director

Wilkes County native son Alvin Jones has been hired as the new director of the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department (W-WPRD)and he has already started to work at the complex on Lexington Avenue.  More...

Monthly arrests see wide variety of charges

A variety of charges ranging from excessive speeding to felony obstruction of an officer composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during October and November. More...

Area state parks offer plenty to do for young and old during holidays

Elijah Clark State Park is welcoming the holiday season a little early this year with its “Colonial Christmas” celebration slated for Saturday, December 10, from 4-8 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Running out of ‘live’ items

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and everything is focused on Christmas for the next three weeks. The next big event is the Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Opinions

Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox demonstrates open-handed community

It’s that time of year again; our dining room is filling with piles of warm socks and bottles of skin lotion and other small gifts of comfort for Wilkes County seniors. More...

Book Review

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

“Ancient Rome is important. More...

We are grateful that ‘he of broadened horizons’ came our way

Living in a classic city, a university town means there is plenty of gown to enrich and reward your experience if you identify with the arts and the cultural opportunities which abound.  More...

Obituaries

Corliss DeJesus

Funeral services for Corliss DeJesus, 68, were held Tuesday, November 22, at noon at Flint Hill Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Peggy Jane Ledbetter Whitt

Funeral services for Peggy Jane Ledbetter Whitt, 58, of Washington, were held at 7 p.m. at the Flanigan Funeral Home Chapel in Buford, Georgia, on November 26, 2016. More...

Michael Scott Yancey

Memorial servicers for Michael Scott Yancey, 50, of 725 Lexington Road in Washington were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, at Hopkins Funeral Home. He died Tuesday evening, November 15, 2016, at his home.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Snow on The Square will be held in downtown Washington on four more occasions during the holiday season including Saturday, December 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 10, from 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, December 17, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Tuesday More...

Gartrell sentenced to life in prison for 2014 murder of James Edwards

Nyheim Dyquon Gartrell was convicted of the murder of James Edwards in Wilkes County Superior Court and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus five years, following a three-day trial held November 14-16 in the Wilkes Coun More...

Historical Foundation’s Christmas tour features homes, trolley, and museums

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes and Candlelight Dinner is set for next weekend, December 9-10, with six private homes, three museums, and the North Alexander School open all day Saturday. More...

Christmas comes to The Square

The Christmas season was officially opened in Washington with Candlelight Shopping on The Square, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and of course, snow to the delight of dozens of youngsters, their More...

Let it snow ... let it snow ... let it snow

Children delight in “Snow on The Square” during Candlelight Shopping held last week. More...

News

Jacksons’ farm earns top award from Broad River Conservation

The AJACKS Farm, a father and son operation run by Mike and Andy Jackson, has been awarded the Conservation Farm Family Award by the Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District, made up of seven counties including Banks, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, More...

Wilkes CTAE program noted for ‘job well done’ in review

The Wilkes County Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) program received high marks from a Perkins IV Monitoring and Risk Assessment Review on October 27. More...

Dr. Horner was one of the first to see and treat released POWs following Vietnam confinement

When American servicemen captured by the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong were repatriated in 1973, the state of their health was a primary concern. More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers will take to the mats today for the season opener against Greenbrier

The Washington-Wilkes- Comprehensive High School and Middle School wrestling seasons get underway today, Thursday, December 1, at Greenbrier High School in Augusta.  This year, the Tigers have 17 varsity wrestlers and 20 JV and middle school wre More...

Youth basketball registration to end Fri., Dec. 2 at PRD

Registration for Youth Basketball 2016 at the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will continue through Friday, December 2, for boys and girls ages 5-12.  The registration fee is $30 to cover the costs of a jersey, shorts, and sock More...

Youth cheerleading registration ongoing until December 5

Registration for Cheerleading 2016 at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will continue through Monday, December 5, for girls ages 5-12.  The registration fee has not yet been announced.  More...

Worship

Subject to God’s rulers on Earth

Paul says that mankind should understand in the beginning of our life on earth that we need to be subject unto a higher power over ourselves. More...

Personalities

Emily Anna Tanner marries Gabriel Eugene Strother Oct. 22

Emily Anna Tanner and Gabriel Eugene Strother of Tifton were united in marriage on Saturday, October 22, at four-thirty in the afternoon in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother in Tignall. More...

Local retired educators gather for November meeting in Lincolnton

Bruce Turner, president and CEO of Farmers State Bank, spoke to the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) during its November meeting in Lincolnton.  More...

Holly Michelle Lunceford weds Marvin Wesley Blackburn Oct. 29

Holly Michelle Lunceford of Washington and Marvin Wesley Blackburn of Metasville exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double ring ceremony Saturday, October 29, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...