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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

‘It’s getting hard to find dirt roads’

It’s so dry folks are spitting cotton as one old saying goes. So dry birds are making nests out of barbed wire goes another. Something about drought makes me think of dirt roads. More...

Be careful what you say when anesthesia is wearing off; make kind words your habit

A fellow waking up from anesthesia looked around and saw his wife sitting at his bedside.  “You are so beautiful,” he said before dropping back to sleep.  A few minutes later, his eyes opened again, his wife was still right ther More...

Book Review

The Good Luck of Right Now

Bartholomew is not quite “all right,” as we say in the South. However, he is very perceptive, and he is unusually kind and tolerant. He is 38 years old and has lived all his life with his mother. More...

Obituaries

Roy W. Lovelace lll

Graveside services for Roy W. “Rusty” Lovelace III, 73, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Westview Cemetery with Rev. David Lambert officiating. He died Sunday, August 13, in Thomson Health and Rehab.  More...

Worship

We must remain faithful in worship

The New Testament tells us all about Jesus and why He came to this earth. God gives to us His witness of how much He loves us and why He sent Jesus to this earth. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lyonsville Baptist Church will hold revival services August 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with guest speaker Rev. Robert Crawford of Mulberry Baptist Church.  .  More...

Task force arrests three on drug-related charges

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office has reported three drug-related arrests, made earlier this month, that authorities feel warrant special reporting other than in the usual monthly roundup. More...

Field trip to U.S. Space camp could be on horizon for local sixth graders

A new field trip approved at the latest meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education has the potential to provide middle school students with a very unique and educational experience.  More...

Grand Jury returns indictments for pawn shop burglars and 31 others

Indictments were handed down by Wilkes County’s Grand Jury last week in a high-profile case involving three teenagers and the burglary of The Company Store in Washington.  More...

Congressman Hice will visit Taliaferro for coffee Aug. 31

On Thursday, August 31, Congressman Jody Hice will host “Coffee with Your Congressman” at the Taliaferro County Farm Bureau. Residents from Taliaferro County and the surrounding area are invited to stop by the event from 8-9 a.m. More...

News

What is it? The eclipse

Chances are you didn’t see Monday’s solar eclipse like this. More...

Show team competes at Madison County FFA alumni show

The Wilkes County 4-H and FFA Market Goat Show Team competed in the Sizzlin’ Summer Showdown in Athens recently and returned with the following placings.  More...

CWRT will hear about ‘Saving a National Treasure’

Dr. Gordon Jones, the Military Historian at the Atlanta History Center, will present “The Atlanta Cyclorama, Saving a National Treasure” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday, August 28, at 6 p.m. More...

Sports

W-WMS softball opens season with games this week

Members of the Washington Wilkes Middle School Girls Softball Team are (above, front, l-r) De’Asia Calloway, La’Mahia Wilburn, Belle Bradford, Ally Hucke, De’Asia Wynn, Aubrey Cox, Whitney Bearse, Aniya Jacobs, Sissy Hammond, Kylie More...

Young Tigers travel to Warren Co. but fall short in loss to Screamers

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tiger football team got its 2017 season underway on the road last Wednesday against the Warren County Screaming Devils but came up short 16-0.  Warren County elected to receive and the Tigers kicked off to the More...

Lady Tigers lose to Elbert Co., now heading into region play

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team dropped their only game of the past week to Elbert County on Tuesday by the disappointing score of 9-1.  Having lost to Washington-­Wilkes earlier this year, the Blue Devils got their revenge in the More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Wyatt Jaxson Goldman   Lacey and Jeremy Goldman of Washington announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Jaxson, on Friday, August 18, at University Hospital in Augusta. Wyatt weighed 8 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Senior Center needs items donated for yard sale fundraiser

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Dr. Maggie Cravens honored at bridal shower August 20

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