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Washington’s 237th birthday celebration will be held by W-WHF Sat. at museum

Happy Birthday, Washington!  The Washington Wilkes Historical Foundation will host a celebration of the City of Washington’s 237th birthday, which is January 23. More...

... at the MLK Day parade held Monday

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Mozart grows better grapes

We have had some cloudy and rainy days during the past week, and lots of fog, but not enough rain to report. l  More...

Opinions

Self-driving cars would be great relief but no substitute for great friendship

A couple of years ago, I wrote a column here about the rapid development of self-driving cars, and looking back on it, I realize I was too conservative. More...

Book Review

The Shattered Tree

Charles Todd is really two people, a mother-son team who write mysteries under that name. In 1996, they published the first in a series about Inspector Ian Rutledge, set during World War I. Many Rutledge books followed. More...

Harry gave of himself to make the world a better place

There were so many facets to Harry Downs’ altruistic life, with his becoming accomplished at any activity or interest he pursued, it was a challenge to determine what he was best at over his 91 years.  More...

Obituaries

Ann Arnold Crittenden

Graveside memorial services will be held for Ann Arnold Crittenden, 84, of Swann Road in Washington, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Johnny B. Samuels

Funeral services for Johnny B. Samuels were conducted Monday, January 9, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Gibson Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He entered into rest Wednesday, January 4, at Pruitt Healthcare Washington.  Mr. More...

Thomas Cullars

Funeral services for Thomas Cullars were conducted Friday, December 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Miranda Jordan awarded Kindness Counts Award

Miranda Jordan, a fifth grade student at Briarwood Academy, was awarded the Kindness Counts Award for the second nine weeks of 2016 by her teachers, Mary Lynn Reese and Liz Brunner.  This award honors students for their exemplary efforts to be h More...

Washington Personal Mention

Todd Ware of Monroe visited Friday with his parents, Frances and Norris Ware. l  Sharon and Don Wolber of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, visited several days with her great-aunt, Ruth Holes. More...

Bundy presents American Chestnut program at Iris Garden Club meeting

Jim Bundy was guest speaker at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club on Tuesday, January 10, at the historic Robert Toombs House.  More...

County makes move for better funding; places a moratorium on chicken houses

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners took steps to increase potential state and federal funding for disaster relief, put a moratorium on the building of chicken houses, and started the process to name a portion of Ga. Hwy. More...

F&M Bank pledges $50,000 in support for hospital through tax credit program

F&M bank has pledged $50,000 to Wills Memorial Hospital this year through the GeorgiaHeart.org program for rural hospitals. The unprecedented move was made during the bank’s meeting of the board of directors last week.  More...

Martin Luther King Jr. remembered on national holiday

Hundreds of Wilkes County residents lined Whitehall Street for the annual MLK parade on Monday, January 16, as a number of floats, government vehicles, and others passed by. More...

237 years is cause for big celebration of historic tales, wondered-at legends

From beautiful antebellum homes to tunnel systems under Robert Toombs Avenue, with its rolling landscapes and natural beauties, Washington is undoubtedly unique as far as small towns are concerned. More...

News

Special equipment helps determine if shots fired were Loyalist, Patriot

A recent archeological study at the Kettle Creek Battlefield identified about a dozen lead shots from a small sample area. This sparked the curiosity of Dr. David Noble and Dr. Jim Granade to determine the source: Patriot or Loyalist. More...

Toastmasters switch meeting location and change name

In an effort to grow the local Toastmasters Club and make it available not only to the people of Wilkes County, but also to those in Lincoln County, McCormick County, and other surrounding counties, the club now meets at the more centrally located Li More...

Robinson donates equipment for Wills Memorial’s ER

Dr. Bill Robinson (seated), optometrist and owner of Wilkes Eye Center, demonstrates the use of a bio microscope to (l-r) Dr. Lester Johnston, Dr. Stan Coe, Dr. More...

Sports

Rivals join forces

Hunter Brock (right) senior Washington-Wilkes Tiger linebacker and Mitch Matthews senior Lincoln County Red Devil offensive lineman set aside their archrival tendencies to join forces as teammates fo More...

MEMBERS OF THE 2016-2017 TIGER BOYS VARSITY

MEMBERS OF THE 2016-2017 TIGER BOYS VARSITY basketball team are (front row, l-r) Manager Jacoby Archer, Donovan Anthony, Kevin Kitchens, Joseph Wilkinson, Terrell Turner, Gian Davis, Jalen Maddox, Ja More...

Wrestling team suffers forfeits in home match

The Washington Wilkes wrestling team hosted Greenbrier in their last home match of the year on Tuesday, January 10. The Tigers started off strong with wins from Bailey Brock (above), C.J. More...

Worship

How are we to trust a weaker brother

Paul says, “Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputation.” (verse 1) This means we must not first judge others through our thoughts. We are human just like our brothers, whether weak or strong. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Mary Willis Library’s Friends of the Library will hold their first meeting of 2017 on February 9, in the library meeting room at 3 p.m. More...