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Tiger Club kicks off with invitation to all for Monday meeting

The W-W Tiger Club will have its 2017 kickoff meeting at the W-WCHS cafeteria on Monday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. and Head Coach Chad Alligood emphasizes that he wants “everybody” to attend.  More...

District Attorney advises schools

District Attorney Bill Doupé spoke at the annual district-wide pre-planning meeting for Wilkes County schools, broaching issues surrounding child abuse, mandated reporting, and the legalities involve More...

New teachers introduced at pre-planning meeting

Wilkes County School Superintendent Dr. More...

Thompson will be subject of ridicule at annual ‘roast’

A gathering of cohorts, friends, classmates, and other acquaintances have been given free reign to take shots at Wilkes County EMA Director Blake Thompson in the T.J. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

The gathering place – the country store

You never see a true country store anymore. Changing times and interstate highways put them on the endangered species list and today weeds, kudzu, and pines advance through and over their empty shells. More...

Old crows and yapping little dogs are only nuisances; don’t be discouraged

A man and wife were walking along a country lane when a crow, flying high overhead, dropped a messy present on the woman’s shoulder.  “Ewww,” she screeched. More...

Book Review

Under Magnolia

Many of us know Frances Mayes as the author of the popular book Under the Tuscan Sun. Published in 1996, it tells of her adventures buying and renovating a villa in Italy. A successful memoir, it became an equally popular film in 2003.  More...

Obituaries

Barbara Jean Chafin Gassaway

Graveside services for Barbara Jean Chafin Gassaway, 77, of Augusta Highway were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski officiating. More...

Leslie Ray Robb

A memorial service for Leslie Ray “Les” Robb, 71, of Courtground Road in Washington, was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Phillips Mill Baptist Church. He entered into rest on Tuesday, July 26, at his residence.  More...

Worship

A tribute to Wesley Garrett: a person who loved Tignall

Early Monday morning, July 17, 2017, one of Tignall, Georgia’s citizens at large went home to be with God in Heaven. He will be missed greatly.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Send notifications of community events for this column and for the W-W Chamber of Commerce calendar of events to online@wilkespublishing.com and washingtonwilkesevents@gmail.com or drop them off at The News-­Reporter office, 116 W.  More...

Young squad promising as Tiger cheerleaders gear up for competition

After a successful summer cheer camp, the W-WCHS Lady Tiger cheer team is gearing-up for a highly anticipated season of competition and half-time performances.  More...

A dozen nominees will vie for Wilkes Teacher of the Year honors for ’17-18

Nominees for Wilkes County Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, the Wilkes County Board of Education has announced.  More...

Washington, Rayle will open qualifying for council elections

Qualifying for three seats on Washington’s City Council and two seats on Rayle’s City Council will be held later this month for the general municipal elections set for Tuesday, November 7.  More...

Variety of charges filed in roundup of recent law enforcement arrests

A variety of charges ranging from possession of marijuana and shoplifting to terroristic threats and acts and possession of tools for the commission of crime composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during July and late June. More...

Local FFA officers attend COLT conference with other chapters

The officers of the Washington Wilkes FFA Chapter were part of the more than 350 chapter officers representing 45 FFA chapters from across Georgia who attended sessions of the 2017 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference (COLT).  More...

News

Duggan and Chafin applauded for over half century of service

Two City of Washington volunteer firemen were recognized recently for their combined 53 years of service to the Washington Fire Department. More...

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’ set

The Washington Little Theater will hold auditions for its production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, August 22, at 7 p.m.  More...

Summer Camp feeds, educates, exercises 150 kids

The Wilkes County Community Partnership’s 2017 Summer Camp, funded by the City of Washington, served 150 youths June 19-July 13 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Reese Booker Center and Park; at Third Shiloh’s Reverend G.L. More...

Sports

Tiger cheerleaders gearing up for season of competition, performance

A young squad (no seniors) of Washington-Wilkes Tiger cheerleaders worked all last week brushing up their formations and perfecting their stunts as they continue to prepare for the 2017 season. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Five inducted in Cooperstown Sunday

“Thank you Ralph Kiner, and thank you folks, for that warm Cooperstown welcome. This is an award that I will certainly cherish forever. I praise the Lord here today. More...

$50 ticket expands 100-fold

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Athletic Director Chad Alligood (right) presents Will Long with his $5,000 winnings in the summer raffle fundraiser for W-W sports. More...

Personalities

Carol Thomas guest of honor at retirement celebration July 22

Carol Thomas was honored on the occasion of her retirement from Farmers State Bank in Washington at a celebration hosted by her son, Antonio Thomas of Atlanta, and daughter, Latonya Thomas Byrd of Augusta, at The Jockey Club on Saturday, July 22.&nbs More...

Shelby Wall, Joshua Goldman engaged, to wed November 4

Debra and Bobby Wall of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby, to Joshua Goldman, son of Debbie Goldman and the late Jesse “Peanut” Goldman Jr., also of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marg More...

Celebrating 91 with first beach trip

Mrs. Essie Mae Walton of Rayle (fifth from left) is surrounded by her family on their vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C., her first trip to the beach at age 91. More...