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WCHS Golden Hawk Cross Country Teams capture region

WCHS Golden Hawk Cross Country Teams capture region

Congratulations to the Washington County High School boys cross country team on their back-to-back-to-back Region Championship. This is the Golden Hawks’ seventh region title in the last eight years under the leadership of Coach Carlos Hope. Jacob Burgamy was the Golden Hawks’ top runner and 2014 Region 3-AAA Individual Champion with a course and school record of 15:59. Marcus Cannon was the 2014 Region Runner-Up, while Jamarion Tucker placed 6th to earn First Team All-Region, along with Burgamy and Cannon. Eddie Swint, Issac Lewis, Dwayne Gundy, and Renard Sanford rounded out the scoring for the Golden Hawks.  The Golden Hawks will compete in the 3A Championship in Carrollton Nov. 8th. The Golden Hawks will run at 9:10 am and the Lady Hawks will run at 9:50.

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Washington Co. remembers 150th anniversary of Sherman's March


150 years ago this weekend, an event on Washington County's soil changed the course of that town's history.

General William Sherman led 60,000 Union soldiers through Sandersville, on his way to Savannah.

The march helped lead to the freedom of thousands of slaves there.

The names of those slaves may have been forgotten without the work of one of their descendants.

Sandwiched in between Macon and Augusta, most roads don't lead to Sandersville. But perhaps, for history buffs, they should.

The Genealogy Research Center is where Adam Adolphus started digging 12 years ago, for long-buried stories of his own family.

Adolphus asked, "What kinds of life did they live? What did they do?"

Jimmy Carter campaigns for grandson, Nunn in Sandersville


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With one week to go until Election Day, former President Jimmy Carter traveled to Sandersville to campaign for his grandson, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter.

Carter arrived at the Country Buffet in downtown Sandersville about 4 p.m. where about 200 people packed into the restaurant to hear Carter and other prominent officials plug the candidacies of Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges
Selection focuses on financial discounts and corporate policies related to vets


SPRINGFIELD, VA – Military Times today announced its Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015 rankings.

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on benefits coverage, support services and widely available statistical measures when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a college’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for military veterans and families.

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Sandersville prepares for 48th Kaolin Festival


This Saturday marks the 48th Annual Kaolin Festival in Sandersville, the festival offers your usual activities, arts and crafts, live music, and a variety of food.

But the biggest feature of the festival is touring a mine with a product you probably touch every day.

Come Saturday, the kaolin mine tours will involve learning all about the mining process.

"Permitting, overburden removal, mining techniques, kaolin usage, everything there is to know about kaolin because kaolin is definitely one of the most interesting minerals in the Earth's crust."

Gary Snow has worked at the Thiele Kaolin Company as the manager of mine planning for over 30 years, he says the heart of kaolin can be found in Sandersville.

He says, "We enjoy showing people what we do, and it gives us a great opportunity to showcase our activities."

Adoptable Pets

Adoptable Pets

Sandersville/ Washington County Animal Shelter has lots of animals for adoption. If you are considering a new furry family member, please check ours out. You can learn more about our adoptable pets by visiting our website (www.sandersvilleanimalshelter.com) or contacting Amber either by phone (478-552-2756) or email (aadams@sandersville.net). We hope they get news homes really soon!

 

Pictued is Tommie and Annie- they are just two of the animals that are waiting for their forever homes!