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Washington County health inspection ratings

Washington County health inspection ratings

See how Washington County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 100-Fox's Pizza Den of Sandersville
  • 96-McDonald's 
  • 93-Coleman's Corner
  • 90-The Dairy Lane

WCHS Senior George Johnson Receives Music Scholarship

WCHS Senior George Johnson Receives Music Scholarship

Washington County High School senior George Johnson received a music scholarship to attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Johnson, who has played the drums in church since the age of 4, auditioned in November of 2013 to attend the private, Christian university, and recently received his letter of acceptance and monetary scholarship award. Johnson said, “I want to go and experience something new. My family has friends in Virginia and it was a great fit for me.”

Johnson credits WCHS Director of Bands, Marcus Rayner, with his success. “He made me realize I could succeed in college.” Rayner challenged Johnson to continue to put God first in his life and maintain the excellence in all he does. George credits his brother Arrison Walden, and friends Zack Hawkins and Clifford Duckworth for their encouragement and support.

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

Shape Up WACO

Shape Up WACO

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

GDOT to resurface Deepstep Road

GDOT to resurface Deepstep Road

GDOT holds a kickoff celebration next Monday for the Deepstep Road resurfacing project.

That's Monday at 11 a.m.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.