February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Pending HB 827 could be salvation of hospital

Wills Memorial Hospital and close to 50 other struggling rural hospitals in the state of Georgia could be only about a week away from having an answer to their financial woes and threats of shutdown, according to discussions and announcements made at More...

City may ask Callaways to reconsider use restrictions at Plantation property

Issues requiring no immediate official action got a lot of discussion time, some productive and some not, at Monday’s regular meeting of the Washington City Council. More...

Recent fires doused in short order; ‘new’ ladder truck is instrumental

A fire at PaperPak in the wee hours of Saturday morning was contained and “knocked down” in short order thanks to efforts by local firefighters and Washington’s relatively new ladder truck.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Without enough water, flowers dry up and husbands wilt: salvation is needed

A fellow went to the flower shop and asked for geraniums. More...

Book Review

Rogue Heroes

With a title like Rogue Heroes, a book can hardly fail to attract attention. Ben Macintyre has written a gripping history of the early days during World War II of the British Special Air Forces, beginning in North Africa.  More...

Watch out, Americans – heart attacks are lurking

If you have made observations about life, you are likely to have noted that there seems to be no perfect formula for longevity. Some of those rural folk who have made it to ripe old ages seem to have gotten there by eating a lot of vegetables. More...

Obituaries

Willie Claude Smith

Funeral services for Willie Claude “C-Dog” Smith, 60, were held at noon on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Twin Oak Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

George R. Edwards

Memorial services for George R. “Bob” Edwards, 85, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors in Watkinsville, Georgia. More...

Worship

Second step on earth after resurrection

Last week we talked about Jesus’ first step on Earth after His resurrection. He made this step with Mary Magdalene. This leads us to the second step that Jesus made on Earth after His resurrection. More...

Personalities

Frances Wheelis WOM group meets Feb. 5 at Edwards home

Cheryl Edwards entertained members and guests of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church at her home Monday evening, February 5.  Kay Nelms led the blessing for the delicious buffet meal provided by the hostess and dessert b More...

Bethel UMW members meet at church on February 10

The Bethel United Methodist Women met Saturday afternoon, February 10, at the church.  Judy Brown offered the opening prayer.  During the business meeting several reports were given that included the financial report by Barbara Wolter. More...

Wheeler demonstrates techniques

Artist Larry Wheeler (left) describes some of his work in progress to (from left) Mary Burt, Peggy Barnett, Vivian Barnett, Anita Latimer, and Carolyn Reynolds at the OLLI meeting. More...

Preservation, development of Kettle Creek take great strides forward with new acreage

A significant piece of American history was celebrated within the borders of Wilkes County this week, as an additional 180 acres of Revolutionary War territory were officially dedicated to the Kettle Creek Battlefield site. More...

Bailey is STAR student for 2018 and chooses Guin as STAR teacher

Brenton Caine Bailey has been named the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School STAR Student for 2018 by the Washington Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, the sponsoring organization. He has chosen Belle Guin as his STAR Teacher.  More...

Bell tower restoration underway

A total restoration of the bell tower at the North Alexander School began last week with the stabilization of the roof under the direction of contractor Rusty Spratlin. More...

Feb. Grand Jury hands down 28 indictments in Wilkes Co.

Indictments were handed down by Wilkes County’s Grand Jury last week in a variety of cases investigated in Wilkes County. During the August term of court, the Grand Jury handed down a total of 28 indictments. More...

News

The flu is tricky – be careful

Cindy Piela (left) of Fievet Pharmacy in Washington cautioned members of the Washington Rotary Club about the dangers of the flu especially right now in the middle of the flu season. More...

January citizens named at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its citizens of the month for January. More...

Wilkes Co. students on President’s, Dean’s lists at Ga. Southern

Datlyn Lee of Washington was one of some 1,500 students recognized at Georgia Southern University for excellence in academics on the fall 2017 President’s List. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Missing the ‘Cat’ but happy with ‘Kitty Bits’

TO THE EDITOR:   I have missed “The Office Cat” so much. More...

Sports

Jackson signs to extend football career at Shorter University

Surrounded by family members, W-W Tiger receiver Brock Jackson signed a scholarship to play football for Shorter University last week in the W-WCHS media center. More...

Tigers open season with tough loss to Elbert Co.

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball season saw its first pitch of the 2018 season on Monday at Elbert County but suffered a disappointing 10-0 loss at the hands of the Blue Devils.  More...

Things you need to know

The W-W Tiger coaching staff will hold a meeting for parents of all football players and prospective players (incoming grades 9-12) for the 2018 season at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the cafeteria at W-WCHS.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The T.J. and Friends Foundation will host “Music Celebration 2018 this Saturday, February 17, at 6 p.m. at W-WCHS featuring Gerald Smith, Terri Gibbs, the W-WCHS Concert Band, Bill Maxwell, and Debbie Anderson.  .  More...