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VGCS, theft, bribery among charges in monthly arrest roundup

A variety of charges ranging from possession of marijuana and bribery to burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during June and late May. More...

Extension seminar will explain poultry farming in Georgia

The Wilkes County Extension Service will conduct a Poultry Education Seminar on Monday, July 10, 2017, at the McGill Woodruff Agriculture Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.  More...

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Opinions

Strawberries are best with sugar and cream and a porch swing ... not a load of manure

A farmer was driving along with a load of manure when he passed by a little boy playing in a yard. “Something stinks,” the little boy called out. “What do you have in your truck?” “Fertilizer,” the farmer replied. More...

The Season of Wings will fly by

GUEST COLUMNIST

The songs of birds, cicadas, and katydids really make Southern summers special. Quickly, can you tell me the difference between a cicada and a katydid? Which sings by day, and which sings by night ... Ponder that.  More...

Post-coach Dooley is a master gardener and historian

Life’s exposures bring varied friends and personalities into your sphere which brings about conclusions. Some elicit favorable approval, some don’t. More...

Worship

We must understand Christ’s priesthood

In the Old Testament God gave to Moses an office of the Priesthood as they left Egypt to go to the Promised Land that God was going to give to the Israelites as their home. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Columnist Kip Burke and The Office Cat are both on hiatus for health reasons and may resume at a later date.  .  Signups for football camp at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department have begun. More...

Corps requests public comment on new drought contingency plan

Property owners, recreational lake-goers, and those generally concerned with the environmental issues surrounding the borders of Clark’s Hill Lake are encouraged to examine and comment on a recently released draft report containing recommendati More...

Cloverleaf 4-H members get more than fun from camp at Rock Eagle

Thirty-two cloverleaf 4-H’ers attended an exciting week of 4-H Summer Camp at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton where Wilkes County members established one of their best weeks at camp.  “4-H is all about fun and that is just what More...

Wilkes Republicans take part in state convention in Augusta

Several members of the Wilkes County Republican Committee attended the Georgia Republican Party State Convention in Augusta, June 2-3. More...

News

Kids learn all kinds of safety at all-day camp held at McGill-Woodruff

The 2017 Farm Safety Camp planning committee has issued “a tremendous ‘Thank You’ to everyone who volunteered their time, made contributions and great efforts to make this years camp a huge success,” according to Chairman Blak More...

Magician Karnok will return for summer readers Tuesday

Aaron Clark as Ziggy performed at the Mary Willis Library last Tuesday to a crowd of over 80 kids and parents.  “Ziggy provided an amazing show that combined magic and lots of fun with bubbles including creating bubble hairstyles, lighting More...

Shelter urgently needs adoptions especially for cats, but dogs too

A surge of abandoned cats has put the Wilkes County Animal Shelter at full capacity for housing, thus creating an urgent need for kittens and adult cats to be adopted by loving families.  Due to the shelter reaching full capacity, a reduction or More...

Sports

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America’s Pastime celebrates July Fourth

“The Fourth Of July isn’t all about barbecues and fireworks. It is also about freedom, liberty, and the birthday of our country. Teach your kids about the true history of Independence Day.” – Unknown   More...

Personalities

Friends reconnect at barbecue

Gathering last weekend with Bettye and Travis Armour were former North Carolina friends and family. On Saturday the Armours were hosts for a barbecue for their guests. More...

Chapel Tillman guest of honor at birthday celebration June 10

Chapel Tillman, daughter of Kelli and Michael Tillman, celebrated her first birthday with a party at her home on Saturday, June 10. More...

Personal Mention

Norma Alice Wallace has returned from a week’s visit with her family, Frankie, Theron, and Mollie Wallace, in Conyers. lDan Adams of Atlanta visited last Wednesday and Thursday with his mother, Rosalyn Adams. More...