March 21, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Beta Clubbers collect half a ton for the homeless

As one of its service projects for the 2018-2019 school year, the Washington Wilkes Middle School Beta Club spearheaded a drive to collect dog and cat food for the homeless dogs and cats in Wilkes County.  The school collected over 1,000 items/p More...

Commissioners approve go-ahead to vote for TSPLOST

Since the measure passed in this region of Georgia in 2012, the benefits of the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) have been evident as more local roads have been resurfaced and other projects, most notably the four-lane divided highway connecting W More...

Trying to raise $1,000 with box tops

The top box top collectors at Washington-Wilkes Primary School for the winter quarter were (l-r) Maggie Max Driggers and Bailee Phillips in kindergarten, second graders Blake Armstrong, Jasilyn Graves, Austin King, and Roy Andrews, third grader Will More...

Special Sections

Opinions

The ABC’s of love call for us to weigh our words quite carefully, no kidding

I couldn’t help but chuckle when I heard the old joke the other day about the wife who, eager for a compliment, asked her husband to describe her.  “You’re A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K,” he said.  “What does More...

Book Review

Clock Dance

Clock Dance is Anne Tyler’s 22nd novel. Sometimes readers complain that there is not enough action in her work. Agreed. However, there is depth of character and interesting people who undergo life-changing experiences. More...

Spring training experience incomplete without a hot dog

FT. MYERS, Fla. – Winter’s abundant Southern sun has always attracted northern snowbirds which is why Florida and Arizona gained in popularity with alacrity after World War II.  More...

Sports

Tigers beat GMC 13-3 with ease but fall apart against two others

During the past week, the Washington Wilkes Tiger baseball team went 1-2 with a win over Georgia Military College and losses to Jefferson County and Lake Oconee Academy.  More...

Tiger Club golf tournament coming up; sign up now to play or sponsor a hole

The winter chill is gone and the dreary short days have given way to spring days which have trees and greens and fareways popping forth with new life. More...

Girls, boys track teams compete well at Franklin; Lincoln is next

The Tiger boys and girls track teams traveled to the Franklin County Invitational Track Meet which included a dozen teams from northeast Georgia schools. Both W-W teams competed well, Coach Tommy Saggus said.  More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

As we move further into chapter 14, the ninth verse says, “And the third angel followed them (who were living on Earth) and said with a loud voice, ‘If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark (666) in his forehead, o More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Stephen’s House Food Pantry (God’s Marketplace) is open every third Saturday of each month, 9-11 a.m. at The Sanctuary Church, 1365 Tignall Road.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

First hummingbird sighting reported

This is the time of year when The Office Cat reported the first annual sighting of hummingbirds in Wilkes County. Alicia and Jim DeWeese, on Lundburg Road, saw one last Wednesday evening. More...

Dumping of sludge angers residents; answers sought

Bio-sludge, fertilizer, or something else. Whatever it is, it’s being dumped and spread on Wilkes County acreages and a growing number of Wilkes Countians, especially those who live nearby, are reacting vocally. More...

Schools get high praise on two fronts; state awards an unexpected $120,000

Two reports of especially good news for Wilkes County schools highlighted Monday’s regular meeting of the Board of Education. More...

Gunter and Wright are tops in 65th Steer and Heifer Show

Maddie Gunter and Ava Wright took top honors at the 65th annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show March 9. More...

Maybe it’s not too late to make auditions for Talent Showcase

The 37th edition of the Washington Kiwanis Club’s Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. More...

Hice will conduct ‘Coffee’ March 22 in Lincoln County

Tenth District Congressman Jody Hice will host “Coffee with Your Congressman” on Friday, March 22, at the Home Café in downtown Lincolnton. More...

News

Forestry, wildlife management topic of Field Day set Mar. 29

A repeat offering of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Forestry and Wildlife Management Field Day will be held from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. More...

Visitors from South Korea share culture through WALLI

The International Center of the UGA Carl Vinson Institute sponsors programs on sustainable rural development. Dr. Rusty Brooks manages these and brought about a dozen South Korean public servants to Washington recently. More...

Pizzas given to JumpStart families

Pizza Hut donated leftover pizzas for the JumpStart families and neighbors in the Washington Heights Apartments on Lincoln and Meredith Circles earlier this month. More...

Letters

Make reps accountable for ugly dumping

TO THE EDITOR:   I love Wilkes County! It’s a special place to live and we all know that.  More...

Obituaries

Amos Dudley Martin

A celebration of life drop-in reception in memory of Amos Dudley “Famous Amos” Martin, 82, of Laura Lane in Washington, will be held from 2-4 p.m. More...

Jack A. Leard Jr.

Graveside services for Jack A. Leard Jr., 68, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. He died Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2019, at University Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Ivelisse Torres Bolton

Graveside services for Ivelisse Torres Bolton, 72, of Berkshire Drive in Washington were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Personalities

Lilly Katherine Moon honored at second birthday celebrations

Lilly Katherine Moon, daughter of Karmen and John Moon, celebrated her second birthday Wednesday, March 6, on two occasions.  More...

Callaway kids honored at birthday celebrations with family and friends

Wesleigh and Waylon Callaway, children of Britt and Jason Callaway, celebrated their birthdays on several occasions.  Wesleigh was four on February 20 and Waylon was six on February 27.  More...

Mallory Allene Powell to wed John Paul Sexton on June 15

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Powell of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Allene, of Cumming, to John Paul Sexton of Sugar Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Sexton of Loganville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...