June 29, 2017 RSS feed / News

20th Independence Day parade to begin behind the courthouse

Get your red, white, and blue out and join the Independence Day parade on Tuesday, July 4. The parade will form at Fort Washington Park (behind the courthouse) and begin at 8 a.m. (it will be cool then). More...

Lions Club seeking donations for help at Camp for Blind

The Washington Lions Club is sponsoring a blind camper from Wilkes County who is attending camp at the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind this week.  Cost of the camp is $800 but the family was able to pay only $150.  More...

Storytime, movies, workshops, gaming top MWL program

Summer reading still has plenty of activities left to go at the Mary Willis Library this summer.  Today, June 29, at 2 p.m. there will be a STEAM workshop in which children can play with robots, LEGOs, and makey-makey devices.  More...

Know the law, practice safety with fireworks during holiday

As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks this Independence Day.  More...

Robert Toombs House undergoing renovation; should reopen around mid-July or mid-August

The Robert Toombs House Historic Site remains closed to tours and other activities as it is undergoing extensive renovation in three phases.  Curator Marcia Campbell outlined the process as follows:  More...

Tignall News

Summer was ushered in last week with lots of summer showers. I wonder why we can smell rain in the summer but can’t any other time of the year. When I think of summer I think of fresh tomato sandwiches and homemade ice cream. More...

CSRA unemployment climbs to 5.4 percent during month

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area region in May was 5.4 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in April. More...

Mount Carmel Baptist’s ‘Faith Run’ sees 74 attend Vacation Bible School

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School using the theme for the week, “The Faith Run – On Course with God.” The scripture theme was taken from Hebrews 12:1. More...

Methodist Church to offer concert of patriotic music

The Washington First United Methodist Church choirs will again present a program of patriotic music prior to the fireworks on Monday evening, July 3. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Rayle News

A small Stone/Dobbs Father’s Day breakfast was held at Padgett’s on Sunday, June 18. Fathers being honored were Mack Stone, Brooks Dobbs, Gary Dobbs, and Josh Dobbs. More...