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City of Washington encourages all to take photos for ‘City Hall Selfie Day’

The City of Washington has prepared its entry and will be participating in this year’s “#CityHallSelfie Day” sponsored nationally by ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders) next Wednesday, August 15.  More...

Granade family manages the state’s top tree farm

The Granade family’s Halekulani Enterprises Tree Farm in Wilkes County has been named the 2018 Georgia Tree Farm of the Year. More...

Foreign students visit host club

A couple of years ago, Sofia Florio (second from left) spent a year in the southeastern U.S.A. as one of the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) participants from Denmark. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Preacher cures woman’s sin problem with prescription for new eyeglasses

I always enjoyed hanging out with Southern Baptist Preacher Denvil Taylor because he was so full of biblical wisdom and because he was so very witty.  Denvil and I were coon hunting one night several years ago when he told the old joke about a p More...

Book Review

The Crossing

Michael Connelly is a very successful writer. He specializes in suspense novels, has won numerous awards, and his books make the “Notable Books” list almost every year. More...

Orkney experience provides unforgettable fishing

KIRKWALL, The Orkney Islands – The Orkney Islands are anchored about as far north as possible in Scotland. The islands are graphically pretty and becoming with a diverse geography and history. The environment is alluring and intoxicating. More...

Obituaries

Mary McAvoy Howard Hawes

Funeral services for Mary McAvoy Howard Hawes, 93, of Bartram Trace Road in Rayle were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Harold Jones

Funeral services for Harold “Boot” Jones, 90, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Margaret’s Grove Baptist Church in Crawfordville, Georgia, with Rev. Albert Stroup officiating. More...

Lucy Spence Young

Funeral services for Lucy Spence Young, 83, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen officiating. Interment followed at the Bethel UMC Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Black Rock A.M.E. Church will hold revival services August 14-16, at 7 p.m. nightly.  .   More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Box will be opened in 2041

Harris Blackmon brought us an interesting find. It’s something he found hidden in the rafters of one of the airport hangars. More...

Last chance for hilarity is this weekend as ‘Mama Won’t Fly’ ends summer run

The last two performances of Washington Little Theater’s side-splitting comedy “Mama Won’t Fly” will take place this Friday and Saturday, August 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Hammond will hear appeal on Georgia Supreme Court

Superior Court Judge Thomas Britt Hammond, well-known in Wilkes and surrounding counties of the Toombs Judicial Circuit, has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. More...

June jump in labor force results in unemployment rise in the CSRA

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said last week that the Central Savannah River Area’s labor force jumped in June as summer job seekers hit the market. More...

Soap Creek bridge finally open to traffic

Last week, the Georgia Department of Transportation in collaboration with Gregory Bridge Company opened the new US 378 bridge over Soap Creek to traffic, meaning the long off-site detour in Lincoln County is no more.  More...

News

Plenty of baseball talent came from here

Bill Slaton told Washington Rotary Club members about Wilkes County’s Milton Callaway, who could throw a 110-mph fastball on the baseball diamond. More...

Sunday School Union convenes at Mt. Carmel Baptist July 27-29

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church from July 27-29 when Rev. Charles Belton served as host pastor and Enoch Booker Jr. served as host superintendent.  The session was opened by President Enoch Booker Jr. More...

Auditions for WLT’s ‘Annie’ set for August 19, 21

The Washington Little Theater (WLT) will hold auditions for the musical “Annie” on Sunday, August 19, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m., at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse located at 313 N. Alexander Ave. in Washington.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Fortunate to live in this caring community

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Defense struggles as ladies lose opener to Thomson

The W-W Lady Tiger softball team lost their season opener to Thomson 7-2 after holding on until the very end. More...

Season tickets still available for Tiger 2018 home games

Season tickets for 2018 Tiger football are still available for purchase from Susan Nunn at the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School front office for $60 each. More...

Showing our Tiger Pride should extend to facility now inferior to others

TO THE EDITOR:   High school football season is upon us once more, a special time of the year for a community like ours where blue and gold are the colors of choice, where we sit together, cheer together, encourage each other, and act as one.&nb More...

Worship

John continues visit into heaven

In Revelation 5:11, John lets us know what he sees and experiences in his visit to Heaven. “And I beheld, and heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders.” (verse 11a)  More...

Personalities

Reception held to honor Sissy Murray

Sissy Murray (third from right) also known as the “Hostess with the Mostess,” is pictured with many of her staff at a “thank you for your service” reception in the Wills Memor More...

Alexa Newsome entertained at shower in Duluth Aug. 5

Alexa Newsome of Decatur was guest of honor at a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, August 5, at the home of Vicki Langford, in Duluth, who was hostess with Renee England.  More...

Not so old photo of the week

This photo only goes back 20 years or less, but we thought it would be appropriate since football season is here and the Tiger Band, majorettes, and color guard will soon be entertaining us once agai More...