December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cruisers donate toys for Christmas distribution

The Memory Lane Cruisers met for their annual Christmas meal and handed over a load of toys to Wilkes County EMS Director Blake Thompson who accepted the gifts on behalf of the Toys for Tots drive in More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Anthony Shoals lives on

Many times my Mom has spoken of Anthony Shoals as a place prominent in her childhood memories. “It was,” she said, “our beach.” It’s a special place I wanted to see but couldn’t. More...

How could you top a trip to Hawaii as a Christmas gift? Take a day off

A man boasted to his friends that he planned to take his wife to Hawaii for Christmas.  “That’s going to be tough to beat,” one friend said. More...

Book Review

The Grumpy Gardener

If you are a reader of Southern Living magazine, you already know the Grumpy Gardener. His is the column that many of us turn to even before the recipes. More...

Obituaries

Herbert W. Bailey

A memorial service for Herbert W. Bailey was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the Metasville Schoolhouse with Rev. George Walton and Rev. Rob Cohen officiating. He entered into rest December 16, 2017, at his residence.  More...

Esther B. Dalton

Graveside services for Esther B. Dalton, 90, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Andrew Parks

Andrew Parks passed away on November 16, 2017 at Wills Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. A graveside service was held November 18, at City West Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Liam Towles enjoys firetruck birthday party on December 3

Liam Towles, son of Molly Towles and the late William Towles of Watkinsville, celebrated his third birthday with a firetruck themed party on Sunday, December 3, at his home. His birthday was December 1.  More...

Debbie Jackson presents program at Woman's Club meeting Dec. 11

In a continuation of the year’s theme “Year of the Woman Entrepreneur” Debbie Reville Jackson presented the program at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, December 11, at the clubhouse.  More...

Jessica Laurel Bennett and Joshua Kyle Story united in marriage on Saturday, November 18

Jessica Laurel Bennett of Evans and Joshua Kyle Story of Charlotte, N.C., exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring outdoor ceremony Saturday, November 18, at five-thirty in the afternoon at Neptune Park on St Simon’s Island. More...

Golden Helmet Award presented

Donna Chafin (left) was awarded the Golden Helmet Award for her 20 years of “service and dedication to the W-W football program” at Monday night’s award banquet held at The Pope Cen More...

Ogeechee River bridge facing replacement; detour required

Starting in 2018, the outdated North Fork Ogeechee River bridge on Bethany Church Road in Taliaferro County will be replaced, requiring a detour during construction. More...

Fencing around elementary school considered; lights might be added

Wilkes County Board of Education members discussed taking bids for the construction of fencing around the elementary school in an effort to cut down on foot traffic and trespassing after school hours, as well as providing a definitive, safe area for More...

News

Holiday season will bring increased DUI enforcement on Georgia roads

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement officers this holiday season to remind all motorists that drinking and driving will not only get you on Santa&rsqu More...

Citizens should know all the facts about City actions

Citizens of Washington,   In order to give you a true and accurate update on where we are in the city, I want to answer some questions and concerns you might have had and go over some of the decisions made in the December council meeting. More...

Be sure homemade gifts are safe for eating by following these tips

You look at the pretty relish, salsa or preserve in the glass jar your friend or co-worker gave you. Then the wondering begins; is the canned food gift safe to eat? More...

Letters

To the Editor

Tiger Band could see uniforms early in next year

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tiger football players, cheerleaders receive awards at annual banquet

The Tiger Club hosted an awards banquet for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger football players and cheerleaders Monday night, December 18, at The Pope Center where all members of the teams were honored and some were noted for outstanding achievement and le More...

Bucs from Wilkes recognized for 2017 season achievements

Students from Wilkes County were recognized at Briarwood Academy’s Fall Sports Banquet last Thursday, December 14, for their achievements in football and cross country for GISA Class AA Region 4.  More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. When was the last time before 2016 that the Chicago Cubs were 40 games above .500 during a season?  2. More...

Worship

Fourth step on God’s chosen path

When God makes His fourth step on His chosen path of grace, He reaches outside His first chosen people, the Israelites, to the Gentile world.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Spirited Speakers Toastmaster Club of Wilkes and Lincoln Counties will meet December 21. If you are at least 18 years of age and desire to improve your communication and leadership skills, you are invited to attend. More...