June 8, 2017 RSS feed / News

Newby receives top Lions Club award

Past Council Chairman Olin Newby was presented the Ambassador of Goodwill Award by International Lions Club President Chancellor Bob Corlew at the recent Georgia Lions Convention. More...

21st Century Achievers are hosting summer program through June 29

The all-day Summer Program hosted by the Wilkes County 21st Century Out- of- School Time Achievers began Monday, June 5, and will continue through Thursday, June 29, ending with a Family/Parent Day. More...

Disaster loans available but deadline is June 19

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Pastor appreciation service held

Pastor Antony M. Williams (right) of the House of Refuge Church in Athens, Georgia, was the keynote speaker for the third Pastoral Appreciation Service for Rev. Larry L. More...

Fountain Campground invites all to attend worship from June 4-11

Established in 1822, Fountain Campground is still going strong as a nondenominational campground and invites all faiths to attend and worship this year June 4-11.  More...

New nature center creates interactive space for kids

After months of work, the staff at Elijah Clark State Park is seeing the fruition of their labor as the new nature center is nearing completion. More...

Tignall Classes of 1946-49 meet for reunion

Tignall High School Classes of 1946, 47, 48, and 49 met Saturday June 3, 2017 at the old school lunchroom for their annual reunion. They enjoyed catching up and reminiscing with pictures from the past and looking through old yearbooks. More...

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Wright and Amanda Gunter and Harley and Lexi traveled to Thomson for a fish fry at the home of Jim Sanders, Amanda’s father, on Sunday, May 28. Joining them on the trip were Monica Gunter, Maddie and Meredith.  . More...

Workshops and movies continue during library’s summer reading

Summer reading is off to a fun start at the Mary Willis Library where there is something for all ages. For children, sign up is now open for the June 15 craft workshops at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., during which kids will be making paint chip pop art.  More...

Legal assistance is available at clinic slated for June 20

If you are age 60 or older, live in Wilkes County or a neighboring county, and have ever thought of getting a last will and testament, financial power of attorney, or advance directive for healthcare, call Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) at 706 More...

Wilkes Co. 4-H’ers take reward trip to Six Flags

Wilkes County 4-H’ers who participate in competitive events earn Bulldog Bucks for each activity throughout the year. More...

LWREA awards scholarships

Destiny Jenae Favors (left) and Datlyn Raquel Lee (center) are the 2017 recipients of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) scholarships. More...

O-Negative blood needed now due to recent increase in usage

An urgent, immediate need for blood donors with the O Negative blood type, as well as for platelet donors of any blood type has prompted the Shepeard Community Blood Center to issue a call for help.  Allysa Makler, Hospital Services Coordinator More...

Donation made

In honor of Memorial Day, Jason Crook of Relyant Communications presented a check on Relyant’s behalf to Scott Adler, VFW Post 5899, to commemorate our fallen heroes. More...

Sandifer and Wooten earn nursing degrees at Piedmont Tech.

Washington, Georgia residents Florence Thomas Sandifer and Shatrece Laniqua Wooten each received an associate in applied science degree with a major in nursing during commencement ceremonies held at the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont T More...

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Teachers are known to be pack rats…that is the older generation of teachers. I remember when I retired, I sat cringing as I saw all the things I collected go into the garbage can. Oh, but I just knew they were going to need those things. More...

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush,  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13) Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana  3. Baywatch (R) Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron  4. More...