October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Resthaven Revisited’ will live again as new version is set for October 21

The next edition of Resthaven Revisited is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 6-9 p.m. with something for everyone including history buffs, cemetery lovers, and those who like things just a little bit creepy.  More...

Ida M. Jackson joins Extension team as County’s FACS Agent

The Wilkes County Extension office has welcomed Ida M. Jackson, Wilkes County FACS Agent, as the newest member of the local team. More...

Free legal advice available Oct. 26 on many subjects

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) and the Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia will sponsor a free legal advice clinic at GLSP offices on October 26.  More...

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Opinions

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Blue Bird’s fables yellow bus

Even in predawn darkness you didn’t have to see one to know it was coming. It’s a sound familiar to anyone who’s stood by the road waiting for a ride to school. More...

Peas can replace cabbage for dinner but there’s no substitute for the Bible

My old friend Harold Wainscott told me about two elderly ladies catching up on things after having not seen each other for some time.  After inquiring about one another’s health, one asked the other how her husband was doing.  More...

Book Review

Hamlet Globe to Globe

“In honor of the transcendent ubiquity of the play More...

Sports

Tigers establish running game in 40-27 win over Greene

The steady, week-to-week improvement continued last Friday night as the Washington-Wilkes Tigers strolled to a 40-27 win over Greene County in a game which was not as close as the score might suggest. More...

2017 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Fifth annual Jason Chapman 5k is set for this Saturday, Oct. 14

The fifth annual Jason Chapman 5k run/walk event will be held Saturday, October 14, beginning at 8 a.m. The First Baptist Church of Washington is the sponsor and the start/ finish line will be on Robert Toombs Avenue in front of the church.  More...

Personalities

Eisler speaks to Woman's Club about business in Washington

Kelli Eisler was guest speaker at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, October 9.  More...

Bettye Armour honored at 80th birthday surprise celebration

Travis Armour hosted a surprise celebration for his wife, Bettye, in honor of her 80th birthday during a weekend house party September 30-October 1. Mrs. More...

Cancer walk set for this Saturday

All decked out in pink and ready for the Nancy C. Long Cancer Walk sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Eta Omicron chapter are supporters, Ruth Ann Pickens (left) and Sophia Reville. More...

Trick-or-treating, a costume contest, movie start at 5:30

Appropriately scheduled for this coming Friday the 13th, an evening of fun and frights will entertain people all ages on The Square in downtown Washington. “Scare on The Square” will start at 5 p.m. More...

Unusual low bid gets nod from city; will save $100,000 on manhole fixes

The Washington City Council spent a little over an hour discussing a variety of issues, rehashing some, acting on a few, and delaying others at Monday’s regular meeting.  More...

Early voting begins Monday in election of three councilmen

Early voting will begin Monday, October 16, in the City of Washington election for three seats on the City Council.  While last Tuesday, October 10, was the last day to register for this election, Wilkes County Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson re More...

WFD douses fire at county’s landfill to keep damage minimal; no injuries

An intense fire broke out at the landfill last week, as a truck and trailer caught fire, along with the blue metal transfer building on site. According to Washington Fire Chief C.J. More...

Tickets available for year’s best pancakes

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held Friday, October 20, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

News

Volunteers head to gulf coast to deliver aid to Irma victims

Shortly after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Gulf Coast, Bob Haughey of Washington joined forces with the Jefferson Fire Department to deliver supplies to Labelle, Florida, victims northeast of Naples.  More...

Singing contest in Elberton will name ‘Voice of the Fair’

“Small Towns and Merry-Go- Rounds” is this years’ theme for the 84th annual Elberton 12-County Fair set to begin Thursday, October 12, and run for 10 days through October 21.  New for the fair this year will be a contest to nam More...

Caravaners visit Kettle Creek Battlefield to hear about history, geology, and flora

Through arrangements of Beth and Edward Jones of Virginia, about 40 retirees with a strong interest in history visited the Kettle Creek Battlefield recently.  More...

Letters

‘Every person [at WMH] greeted me with a heartfelt smile’

TO THE EDITOR:   I would first like to give all praise and thanks to God. Then I would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff of our local hospital, Wills Memorial.  More...

Donations continue to be made; uniform goal could be met soon

TO THE EDITOR:   We had a great month and we are getting ready for the fall fruit sale if the Florida growers have survived the storm.  More...

Obituaries

Cleo Crew

Funeral services for Cleo Crew will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Gibson Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the City West Cemetery. She died Sunday, October 8, at PruittHealth – Washington.   Mrs. More...

Barbara Lou Moore Adams

Funeral services for Barbara Lou Moore Adams, 77, formerly of Wrightsboro Road in Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. More...

Atthur Lee Wallace

Funeral services for Arthur Lee Wallace were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Gibson Grove Baptist Church in Washington. Interment followed in City West Cemetery. More...

Worship

Be governed by faith in God

God allowed Jacob and his family to go to Egypt to be with his son Joseph, who was now a ruler under Pharoah over the people when the famine came upon the land in Egypt, and all around the world.  “There were seventy souls that came out of More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet on Thursday, October 12, at 11 a.m. at the Welcome E. Mason Campus of Excellence in Lincolnton. More...