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Early voting ongoing as voters consider state, local choices

Early voting for the General Election, slated for Tuesday, November 6, began Monday, October 15, and will continue through Friday, November 2. More...

Community blood drive set today at FUMC

There’s nothing spookier than a blood shortage, so join Shepeard Community Blood Center for a community blood drive on October 25. The drive, held at the First United Methodist Church at 102 Liberty Street, will run from 2-6 p.m.  More...

City receives GCA’s Vibrant Communities grant for music fest.

The City of Washington has received a Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) providing funds for the development of a music festival. Further details will be reported as they are made available.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Americans spend 2½ days each year looking for keys and wives and things

You might have heard about the old fellow who was pushing his shopping cart through Walmart when he collided with a younger guy.  “I’m sorry,” the old fellow said. More...

Book Review

Macbeth

Do high schoolers still read Macbeth? It’s a time-honored tradition, but may have phased out recently with education theories. More...

‘These guys make everybody’s day – every day’

Missing a Georgia football game for this ole Dawg doesn’t happen very often, but when it does take place, it brings about a lot of fuss and reaction. The last time it happened was over four decades ago. More...

Obituaries

Manuel Clarke Thornton

Funeral services for Manuel Clarke Thornton, 89, affectionarely known as “Pop,” of Lincolnton Road in Washington were held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Rehoboth Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Phyllis McAvoy Paulk

Funeral services for Phyllis McAvoy Paulk, 59, of Ocilla, Georgia, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Ocilla Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Dowdle and Rev. Billy Stephens officiating. Interment followed in the Ocilla Cemetery. More...

Thomas Edward Leary

Funeral services for Thomas Edward “Ed” Leary, 84, of Sims Street in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W.C. Bentley and Rev. Chris Townsend officiating. More...

Personalities

Quilt guild members gather on October 19 for workshop

The Classic South Quilt Guild met Friday, October 19, in Wesley Hall at Washington First United Methodist Church.  A “Jama Bag” workshop began at 9 a.m. with teachers helping others make the large tote.  More...

Next OLLI@UGA will focus on pre- and post-natal experiences

“How Pre-and Post-Natal Experiences Impact Our Lives” will be the session topic discussed at the meeting of the Washington Affiliate, OLLI@UGA, on Monday, October 29, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House. More...

Cancer walk held on October 13

Gathering on The Square for the Nancy C. More...

Legislation provides for Kettle Creek consideration as National Park unit

Congressman Jody Hice, a member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, introduced H.R. More...

Kiwanis Club gives dictionaries to third graders

The Washington Kiwanis Club continued its Dictionary Day tradition last Wednesday, October 17, by providing personalized copies of the Merriam-Webster Student Dictionary to each third grader at Washington-Wilkes Primary School. More...

Fundraising effort gaining strength as 8-year-old battles cystic fibrosis

A local eight-year-old boy’s fight against cystic fibrosis has ignited a movement of support in the community. Talon Pullen was born May 5, 2010. More...

Aarons get time off from teaching; visit Great Wall, Yangshuo in China

(Editor’s note: Another overseas report has arrived from Jane Ellyn Aaron, former news editor for The News-Reporter and The Lincoln Journal, who is teaching English to children in China with her husband, Jamie. More...

News

W-W Elementary names top students for first nine weeks

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School has announced the names of students on the honor roll and merit list for the first nine weeks of school as follows:  FOURTH GRADE  More...

URA’s projects will offer entertainment, housing

Washington’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has two large projects in progress that promise to offer positive changes to the community. More...

Optimists donate to recreation department

W-WPRD Director Alvin Jones (center) accepts a donation on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department from the Washington Optimist Club to support its youth programs. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Amendment 3 would take money away from school system

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Lady Tigers end season with a pair of losses to tough Seminole County

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team traveled a long way to end the season last Thursday as the girls lost two games to Seminole County.  Sadly, the Tigers were unable to generate much offense collecting only four hits in each game to More...

Friday’s outcome is anybody’s guess

At first glance, the matchup between the Washington-Wilkes Tigers and the Greene County Tigers is nothing for W-W to get excited about. Greene is on a five-game winning streak, is undefeated in the sub-region and has clinched the No. More...

Takes 2nd place at championship meet

Miranda Jordan placed second in the GISA Middle School State Cross Country Championship earlier this month at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro, Georgia. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

The first six verses in Revelation chapter eight deal with the preparation and readiness of God with his people who have accepted God’s Son, Jesus to be their Saviour.  Then we come to the last sev- en verses of chapter eight that should a More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Democratic Committee will hold a Democratic Caucus on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center in Washington. All Democrats are welcome. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Jason was a friend to all

It’s a busy time coming up! Halloween is almost here, then before you know it Thanksgiving will be here. This year, as the Christmas season approaches, let’s all try to do our part in shopping locally. More...