April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

EMS, WFD members honored for outstanding work at wreck

Members of the Wilkes County EMS and Washington Fire Department received awards for Excellence in Trauma Care for their outstanding treatment of Michael Schwartz of Grovetown, who was involved in an accident on November 17, 2017, in which he was seve More...

Making way for proper living/working space

Having housed various offices and operations of the Washington Fire Department for about 50 years, this old and obsolete dinosaur of a building has now been demolished. More...

Provides rudimentary lesson on bond issues

David Chesnut (seated) educated the Washington Rotary Club on the types of and uses of government-issued bonds, explaining that such financing tools can be taxable as well as tax exempt; are debts of More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Nothing scary can get under the bed if the legs are sawed off; have no fear

A woman who had a paralyzing fear every night that something was under her bed decided she needed counseling. More...

Book Review

The Last Castle

The sub-title of The Last Castle is rather overstated: “The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home.” Denise Kiernan has written an entertaining account of this magnificent house and the Gilded Ag More...

Laid back and beautiful, Pasadena brings back memories

PASADENA, Calif. – Life here is laid back, sunny, and uncomplicated now, compared to New Year’s a little more than three months ago when Georgia defeated Oklahoma in a football thriller for the ages.  More...

Obituaries

Alberta Towns

Funeral services for Alberta Towns, 107, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Washington, Georgia. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Geraldine Foster-Turner

Funeral services for Geraldine Foster-Turner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Washington Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1036 Lexington Road. She died on April 19, 2018, after a brief illness.  More...

Aubrey Rucker

Funeral services for Aubrey Rucker will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Road, in Charlotte, N.C. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. More...

Personalities

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1968 gathers for 50th reunion April 21 at Fitzpatrick

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1968 celebrated its 50th reunion Saturday night, April 21, at The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington.  The evening began with a meet and greet after which Tom Nash of Savannah welcomed everyone and gave the b More...

Sip 'n' See party at Eason home introduces Mary Leigh Barrett

Rebecca DeWeese Barrett and her infant daughter, Mary Leigh, of Monroe were entertained at a Sip ‘n’ See Sunday afternoon, April 22, at the home of Teresa Eason.  Co-hostesses with Mrs. More...

Frances Wheelis WOM group hears info on church planters in Croatia

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met in the home of Melanie Wells Monday evening, April 2.  Mrs. Wells presided and opened the meeting with members reading the WMU Watchword. Mrs. More...

Hands-Free Act pending would restrict Ga. drivers in handling their phones

The Hands-Free Georgia Act (HB 673), which created a hands-free driving law for the state of Georgia passed both houses of the General Assembly and now awaits only Governor Nathan Deal’s signature in order to become law.  Deal voiced his s More...

Community gardeners can sign up to ‘work together, grow together’

Plans for Washington’s Community Garden continue to develop and the city has now issued an official application and set of rules by which the garden plots will be operated. More...

National Daoy of Prayer May 3

The annual Washington-Wilkes observance of the National Day of Prayer sponsored by Wilkes Ministers United is set for Thursday, May 3, on The Square in downtown Washington and the organization is calling for the community to “unite in prayer.&r More...

Vietnam veterans remembered on The Wall That Heals

Even though Wilkes County is a small community, the war in Vietnam touched its sleepy southern towns as well; and the names of the men from Wilkes County who died in the service to their country – Melvin Bolton (5-8-69), Charles Michael Corry ( More...

News

400 projects under construction; drivers advised to pay attention

The warm spring and summer-like temperatures mark the official beginning of the Georgia DOT’s construction season. More...

Rimfire team competes in Silhouette Match

Thirty-seven senior 4-H’ers in grades 9-12 participated in the Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. .22 Silhouette Match held at the Pioneer Camp Rifle Range at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More...

Summer Drama Camp on tap for young thespians this June

Registration for the Washington Little Theater’s 2018 Summer Youth Drama Camp is officially open and organizers are predicting another great year.  The Summer Youth Drama Camp is a fun two-week course open to kids in grades 3-12.  More...

Sports

Hard-fought win over Mount Zion puts tennis team in quarter-finals

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team advanced to the state’s Elite Eight with their impressive win over Mt. Zion last Thursday on their home courts. More...

Tigers lose two, face Johnson today

In post-season action beginning last Tuesday, April 17, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team didn’t fare so well suffering a stunning loss to Stratford Academy followed by a disappointing one-run loss to Tallulah Falls mainly due to unearn More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Don’t worry about unpacking luggage

“Despite winning 100 games in the minor league, Hy Cohen felt that career and his entire life was a failure until he saw the movie Field of Dreams about Moonlight Graham, a man who played one inning in the majors.” – Gaylon H. More...

Worship

The revelation of Christ to us

Jesus gives His special Revelation to us to and through the Apostle John during his last years on Earth, while alone on the Island of Patmos. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m.  .  More...