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Young students learn about escaping a fire at home

Kindergarten students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School have been learning about the importance of fire safety, so firefighter Timothy Wright from the City of Washington Fire Department, along with Lt. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Hunting for arrowheads

Growing up with no brothers and no neighbor kids, most days I didn’t have anyone to toss a baseball to me. No problem. I threw it onto the roof of my parents’ home. More...

Deer hunter makes remarkable shot; it went in one ear and out the other

Perhaps you heard about the fellow who decided to take his wife deer hunting.  Oh, it was a fabulous day as they sat on a hillside waiting on a big buck to walk into view. And they didn’t have to wait long.  More...

Book Review

Celine

Celine Watkins is a private detective. She is brilliant at her work, knowledgeable about guns, an excellent shot, and given to seeing clues other do not see.  More...

Obituaries

Ruby Kathryn Norman Walton

Graveside services for Ruby Kathryn Norman Walton, 94, of Metasville Road were held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Anthony Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert D. Adams officiating. More...

Dorla Dean Adams

A graveside service with military honors for Dorla Dean Adams, 85, was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. More...

Frederick Deon Cade

Funeral services for Frederick Deon Cade, 44, were held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church in Washington. Interment followed in the Heard’s Chapel Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Frances Wheelis WOM group gathers at Hopkins home

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met in the home of Rosemary Hopkins Monday evening, October 2.  Melanie Wells, facilitator, presided and led members in the WMU Watchword, 1 Corinthians 9:22b. More...

Madeline Reeves guest of honor at bridal shower on Sept. 23

The home of Donna Fennell in Millen was the scene of a bridal shower honoring her stepdaughter, Madeline Reeves of Washington, on Saturday, September 23. Co-hostess for the shower was Miss Reeves’ aunt, Millie Reeves, also of Millen.  More...

Kohlhagen speaks at OLLI meeting

Anita Latimer (right) prepares to introduce Rev. Glen Kohlhagen who recently spoke on the Hospice program in the fall program series of OLLI@ UGA. Rev. More...

Lots that’s new will join old favorites at Mule Day

The 37th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival will feature crowd favorites and a variety of new artistry at Callaway Plantation, as this year’s celebration gets underway on Saturday, October 14, running from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

MEAG Power gets assistance for Plant Vogtle construction

Early this week, MEAG Power received the first parent guarantee payment from Toshiba for construction of Plant Vogtle, Units 3 and 4. More...

Monthly report of law enforcement activity includes burglary and DUI

Burglary and a number of DUI were among the charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during September and late August. More...

News

Best citizens named at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its citizens for the month of May who were recognized for “acting responsibly” throughout the month. More...

Tax Commissioner advises Rotarians

Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Lisa Dozier, an eight-year Air Force veteran, presented a broad look at her activities as she spoke to the Washington Rotary Club. More...

Check out backpacks at libraries and visit Georgia State Parks free

Beginning last weekend, Georgia residents are now able to check out a stuffed backpack kit at any of the state’s 400-plus public libraries and, in combination with an already available state ParkPass, take it with them on a free visit to any of More...

Sports

Tigers take another big step; beat Lincoln Co. 22-14

The game was classic Washington Wilkes versus Lincoln County. More...

W-WMS Tigers split last two games; playoffs start Oct. 4

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tiger football team went 1-1 in their last two games, losing to Thomson and then bouncing back to demolish the Lincoln County Red Devils.  More...

2017 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Worship

We must live our lives by faith

Through these verses, God reveals to us how He desires to work in and through our lives. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The First Baptist Church of Washington will host the fifth annual Jason Chapman 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 8 a.m. Register in the church office or online at fbcwashingtonga.org.  .  More...