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Washington Little Theater’s Camp Summer will produce two plays this month

Young campers reading the script for the first time at this year’s Washington Little Theater Summer Drama Camp have begun their preparations for productions of “Be Careful What You Wish F More...

Townsends are Friends of 4-H; Hill is 4-H’er of the Year

For all their individual accomplishments during the past year, 85 members of Wilkes County 4-H were honored with recognition at the club’s annual banquet at W-WCHS. More...

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Opinions

Kids appreciate stories Jesus told about swallowing camels and such

The late, great Christian comedian Jerry Clower once told the story about the time he and his cousin, Marcel Ledbetter, joined the Navy and took a train ride to Camp Perry, Virginia, for boot camp.  More...

Book Review

The Stowaway

Laurie Gwen Shapiro opens her book with a seventeen year-old boy planning a swim across New York Harbor to climb aboard a ship that everyone has been talking about, and on which he has no right to be aboard. More...

Monte Markham is one of UGA drama’s favorite sons

When Monte Markham enrolled at the University of Georgia’s drama department in the late 1950s, no underclassman was more diligent, none more enterprising. More...

Obituaries

Inez Bennett Strother Vinson

Funeral services for Inez Bennett Strother Vinson, 103, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Worship

To the angel in Sardis

Jesus comes to the time on earth, which the church in Sardis represents.  More...

Personalities

Jordan Alexander Tyler graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy May 23

Jordan Alexander Tyler, son of Gena and Greg Tyler of Hoschton and grandson of Kay and Alex Tyler of Tignall, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Wednesday, May 23.  While at the Academy, Tyler ea More...

Haley Ward Thornton honored at baby shower June 3 at FUMC

Haley Ward Thornton of Athens was entertained at a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, June 3, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Washington. More...

McAvoy and Palacios presented 2018 John Duggan Scholarships

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduating seniors Erin McAvoy and Jose Olalde Palacios were presented the John Duggan Memorial Scholarship at the Senior Banquet on Thursday evening, May 24.  Dean Mansfield, representing the Washingt More...

Georgia Trust Expedition will bring hundreds here

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will showcase the rich history and architecture of Washington during The Georgia Trust Expedition on Saturday, July 21.  During a day-long, self-guided tour, hundreds of expected guests from around the More...

New law set to take effect on July 1st won’t allow drivers to hold the phone

Governor Nathan Deal made Georgia the 16th state in the nation to enact a law banning drivers from having a cellphone in their hands when he signed House Bill 673.  When the law takes effect on July 1 of this year, drivers will no longer be allo More...

2018 Washington-Wilkes AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Willis Lindsey Valedictorian & Salutatorian Award.......Lykah Mora Justin Moore  Chamber of Commerce STAR Student........................ Brenton Bailey  Washington-Wilkes Scholarship Fund........................... Jasmyne Fry   More...

Cemetery book is ready to pre-order; family plots sought

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation needs help.  The organization is compiling a comprehensive volume of all rural cemeteries in Wilkes County, not including those belonging to churches or the city. More...

In school every day this year

Students with perfect attendance at Washington-Wilkes Primary School for the 2017-18 school year were (front, l-r) Ronald Carnes, Aeriahna Simmons, (back) Jaquaveon Callaway, Jamya Gartrell, Y’ More...

News

Smyrna awards three scholarships

Smyrna Methodist Church awarded three young men college scholarships at the annual W-WCHS Senior Banquet on Thursday, May 24, the evening before graduation. More...

LWREA awards scholarships

Miles Davis (left) and Bobby Heard (right) are the 2018 recipients of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) scholarships. More...

Wilkinson, Hill earn Kiwanis scholarships for 2017-18 year

Zachary Hill of Briarwood Academy and Jordy Wilkinson of Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School are the 2017-18 recipients of the annual Washington Kiwanis Club scholarships. More...

Sports

Tennessee Tech knocks off Ole Miss to advance to Texas Super Regional - Free Access

(Editor’s note: Washington-Wilkes Athletic Director Chad Alligood watched with interest as the results of the Oxford Regional unfolded. At its conclusion he suggested that we “better run a story on them. More...

W-WPRD soccer teams recognized

The Kiwanis Club was presented a plaque of appreciation, accepted by President Richard Crabbe (right), for sponsoring the Sharks. More...

Tiger ‘300 for $200’ drive still alive for the benefit of all W-W athletics

The Tiger Club and W-W Athletic Director Chad Alligood will be continuing in their effort to raise $60,000 for W-W Tiger athletics throughout the summer. More...

Don't Forget

Washington-Wilkes Middle School will have a Title 1 meeting for parents on Thursday, July 7, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Plan on attending to learn about how this helps your student.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Congratulations from the White House

We’re having fun with our old photos. Roger Ware called to identify his grandfather as the gentleman holding the ladder in the May 24 photo. Carey Ware, born in 1906, was a local carpenter who worked all around Washington, according to Roger. More...