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Newspaper’s headlines highlight last six months of 2017

July 6 – Burglaries at pawn shop connected to street gang … Corps requests public comment on new drought contingency plan. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

On the death of a pet

The day after Christmas was cold and gray. Rain softened the hard red clay of Georgia, a good thing. With pick and shovel in hand I walked over wet, silent oak leaves to the burial site for family pets. Socks the cat was no more. More...

Lazy husbands can see more clearly as soon as the swelling goes down

I ’ve never forgotten the tale my pastor friend David “Milkweed” Wotier told years ago about the three friends who married women from different parts of the world.  The first married an Asian woman. More...

Book Review

Lincoln’s Lieutenants

Stephen W. Sears is an American historian, concentrating on the Civil War.  More...

Worship

Fifth step on God’s chosen path

After Jesus had been born eight days, a special time came into His life, that His mother and father, Mary and Joseph, must carry out in the life of their Son, Jesus, that all baby boys had to have done. He had to be circumcised. More...

Personalities

Kohen Newsome receives B.S in Biological Engineering from UGA

Webster Kohen Newsome, son of Jack and Mary Lois Newsome, graduated from the University of Georgia in the Baccalaureate commencement exercises Friday, December 15, at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens  Afterward, Mr. More...

Roberta and Ed George host Christmas fellowship Dec. 18

Roberta and Ed George were hosts for a Christmas fellowship at their home on Sherwood Drive Monday evening, December 18.  The house was beautifully decorated for the season with displays of Santas, festive Christmas trees, and many other holiday More...

WMH Auxiliary makes plans for upcoming Carat Cupcake Event

In anticipation of the upcoming Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Carat Cupcake event on January 25, Auxiliary member Paula Suggs will be at Tena’s Jewelry and Fine Diamonds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. selling cupcake tickets.  More...

War Hill Loop Trail under construction

Funded by a trails grant awarded a few years ago, Wilkes County personnel are rapidly moving with major development of the War Hill Loop Trail. More...

Man held without bond for murder; another held for unusual truck theft

Michael Earl Summerville, 60, is being held without bond in the Wilkes County jail on the charge of felony murder for the December 10 death of Martha West.  Reporting that the GBI has taken charge, Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore said “th More...

News

Regulations govern funeral home operations

Representing Hopkins Funeral Home, Bill Rousey (right), who has been employed by Hopkins since 1976, told the Washington Rotary Club about recent improvements which have been made to the facility and More...

January is Radon Action Month so test your home, take action

Radon is a deadly gas that may be lurking in your home. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking — the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Each year approximately 21,000 deaths occur in the U.S. More...

FOR THE NEW YEAR

Small goals easier than grand resolutions

A new year often comes as a new start for many people, as if to say the close of our designated marker in time and the opening of the next should be treated as a fresh start.  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Inmate might have been killed; urges better teaching of young people

TO THE EDITOR:   Here is a great story I would like to share. I’m 41 years old sitting in prison. More...

Obituaries

Hollis Leroy Winn

Funeral services for Hollis Leroy Winn, 88, of Hill Street in Washington were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Ware and Rev. W.C. Bentley officiating. More...

Jean P. Echols

Funeral services for Jean P. Echols of Flat Rock Road in Lincolnton were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Tabor Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Joseph Edward Griffin

Funeral services for Joseph Edward Griffin, 80, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Sandy Cross Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Washington Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Roy L. Burns Senior Center Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 10 a.m.  .  More...