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Thompson will be roasted Saturday for T.J. and Friends

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. and Friends Foundation annual roast next month.  More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

The real coast – it’s for the birds

Living 100 miles closer to the beach than the folks back home, I’m always running into friends headed for Myrtle Beach. “Can’t wait to see the beach,” they tell me. And off they go. More...

When painting white lines on highways, remember to keep the paint can close

A state road employee was given the task of painting the white line down the middle of the highway. On the first day, he painted six miles. The next day, three miles. More...

Book Review

Hissing Cousins

When it was announced that a woman would replace Alexander Hamilton on the U.S. ten-dollar bill, a name often proposed was that of Eleanor Roosevelt. No one (so far) has nominated Alice Roosevelt Longworth. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Shane Allen

Memorial services for Daniel Shane Allen, 43, of 124 Swann Lane, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at New Life Baptist Church with Pastor Arthur Key officiating. He died Saturday evening, August 5, 2017, in Washington.  More...

Vicki Goldman Crookham

Visitation and a memorial for Vicki Goldman Crookham, 53, of Ford Avenue in Grovetown will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 1003 Leigh Lake Road, Grovetown, Georgia. More...

Personalities

Jennifer Gillespie to marry Brian Rodriguez November 11

Cindy and Larry Gillespie of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, of Watkinsville, to Brian Rodriguez of Winder, son of Margaret and Manuel Rodriguez of Hoschton.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Effie Youghn P More...

Agnes Tiller guest of honor at 93rd birthday celebration

Agnes Tiller was honored on her 93rd birthday on Friday, August 4, at a celebration at Southern Manor where she resides.  A gift of a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers was presented to her and used in decorating.  Mrs. More...

Reducing kids' risk of getting colds at school is team effort

School-aged kids who catch colds or the flu from their classmates can quickly spread those colds to their family members, who then might spread the colds further when they go to work. More...

Total solar eclipse will blaze path very near here

History will soon be made as a total solar eclipse trails through the center of North America with a 70-mile span of coverage, set to begin in Oregon and travel straight through to South Carolina, on Monday, August 21, with partial coverage here begi More...

Toombs house renovation still going; historic site could reopen this month

The three-phase renovation of the Robert Toombs House is still in progress, with a tentative reopening projected between the end of August to mid-September.  The first phase of the project included the installation of a stone-coated steel roof.& More...

News

District Governor visits Rotary Club

During his first official visit to the Washington Rotary Club, District Governor David Cooper announced his “Top Gun” theme for the year which he uses to highlight his emphasis that Rotar More...

New scam offers sale of routing numbers for account payments

Georgia Power has received reports of a new scam in which criminals sell Federal Reserve Bank routing numbers to customers with instructions to use the routing numbers to pay utility and other bills from nonexistent accounts. More...

WORD Bible Study annual tent service to be held Sept. 16

The “WORD” Bible Study Class will hold its 21st annual Outreach Tent Service, on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball

“Baseball has a way of ripping your heart out, stabbing it, putting it back in your chest and then healing it just in time for spring training.” – Noah Syndergaard, Mets player after losing a 2016 one-game playoff.   More...

TIGER Notes

The W-W Tiger Club will host Monday night meetings for everyone during the 2017 football season in the W-WCHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. each Monday when there is a football game coming up the following Friday.  More...

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Worship

The futility of man-made sacrifices

When God gave the law to Moses on Mt. Sinai it was given to Moses to show the people of Israel what their sins encompassed. The Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses names every known sin that man had committed.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Washington will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the City Hall Annex on Thursday, August 17.   More...