November 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia Trust includes ‘The Cedars’ in state’s 2019 list of ‘Places in Peril’

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2019 list of 10 “Places in Peril” in the state and one of them is in Washington.  More...

Little Theater will produce ‘Annie’ in 5 shows during early December

During the first two weekends in December, the Washington Little Theater (WLT) will present the family favorite musical “Annie.” “Audiences are going to love this show,” said Director Jason LeBlanc. More...

Jenkins will speak on Veterans Day at the Avery Center

A native citizen of Wilkes County, Army First Sergeant (Retired) Frank C. Jenkins Jr. will be the speaker at the 7 p. m., November 11, 2018, Veterans Day worship service at Third Shiloh’s Rev. G.L. Avery Center in Washington.  More...

Hartwell man fatally injured

An 82-year-old Hartwell man was killed Sunday, November 4, in north Wilkes County when a bobcat-type loader he was operating fell into Broad River.  Billy Ethridge of Parkdale Drive in Hartwell, was the owner of a construction company in Hart Co More...

Special Sections

Opinions

If you ever buy a bronze rat, be sure you get the story behind it

A man walked into a smalltown antique shop and couldn’t help but notice a lifelike bronze statue of a rat. He asked the shop owner the price.  “The rat is $20,” the shop owner said. More...

Book Review

Pit Bull

This reader has had a number of dog friends over the years, but has not known a “pit bull” well. However, many friends have introduced me to delightful members of the breed. More...

Scenes will remain in my mind’s eye indefinitely

MAYPORT, Fla. – It is nice when you show up somewhere for an assignment and have the luxury of time to relax and meander where the landscape is different.  More...

Sports

Tiger varsity cheerleaders advance to state championship round on Fri.

Last Saturday, November 3, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Varsity Competition Cheerleaders qualified for a spot in the top eight squads which will compete for the state championship.  More...

FPD sails to comeback win as lack of effort beats W-W

It was the same old tired story. The W-W Tigers started strong, looked like they would be easily dominant. Then they let up a little and something didn’t go their way, wasn’t given to them. All of a sudden they were behind by a point. More...

Laney Thornton chosen by WJBF-TV as one of 32 scholar-athletes for 2018

Laney Thornton is the 2018 recipient of the WJBF NewsChannel Six Scholar Athlete Award for Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Downtown Development Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, November 15, in the City Hall Annex.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Growing parking lot watermelons

The Tignall Fall Festival is this Saturday. It’s always a fun-filled day with activities everyone will enjoy. Veterans Day is this Sunday, November 11. More...

Mack wins here; Kemp carries county

In the only contested local race in Tuesday’s General Election, John Mack commanded 58 percent of the vote to win the District 4 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

City gets CHIP grant for $612,000 to help with housing opportunities

The City of Washington is the recipient of a $612,000 grant which can be used to help residents make down payments and rehabilitate their homes.  More...

No one hurt in curb-jumping crash

There were no injuries, only property damage Monday when this small SUV, driven by an older lady, jumped the curb in downtown Washington and smashed through some of the front windows of Young’s More...

‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ Fall Festival starts at 10 a.m. this coming Saturday

Those in the greater Wilkes County area and beyond are invited to attend the 18th annual “I’d Rather be in Tignall” Fall Festival slated for this Saturday, November 10, beginning at 10 a.m. on the old school grounds.  More...

Wills Memorial’s DON is ’18 Nurse Executive of the Year

Angie Radford, RN, of Wills Memorial Hospital, was selected by HomeTown Health, LLC as the recipient of the 2018 Nurse Executive of the Year award at the HomeTown Health annual fall conference held at Callaway Gardens in October.  More...

Time getting short to enter Christmas Parade of Lights

On Saturday evening, December 8, thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Washington to see the sixth annual Christmas Parade of Lights, when scores of entries, including many floats brightly lighted for the season, will start from Tig More...

News

Top citizens for October chosen at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced the “citizens”chosen for the month of October who were picked for “working hard” throughout the month. More...

CSRA unemployment down during month of September

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) gained employed residents and lowered its unemployment rate in September.  At the same time, the 13-county area saw its labor force and initial clai More...

FBLA members make parking easy at this year’s Mule Day

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America and the Washington Wilkes Middle School FBLA chapter assisted in parking cars for Mule Day at Callaway Plantation, October 13.  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Tiger band gets needed support from many

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

John says, “The sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God.” (verse 13) The voice is giving direction to the sixth angel which has the trumpet that sounds out directions: “ L More...

Personalities

AJ Fortson enjoys dinosaur themed birthday party

AJ Fortson, son of Meghan and Adam Fortson, celebrated his fourth birthday on Saturday, October 20, with a dinosaur party at his home.  The children enjoyed the giant jump house and outdoor toys.  The carport was decorated with dinosaur tab More...

UGA School of Social Work honors Thomas P. Holland

Professor Emeritus Tom Holland was honored at The University of Georgia School of Social Work as the University hosted a celebration of the Thomas P. More...

New Beginnings

Sullivan Elizabeth Wheatley   Brittany and Brandon Wheatley of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Sullivan Elizabeth, on Wednesday, October 31, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Sully, as she will be called, weighed 7 lbs. More...