February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Officially welcomed to Washington-Wilkes

Janet Parker (center), Washington’s new Historic Properties Director was the guest of honor at a “meet and greet” Monday at City Hall. More...

Chamber of Commerce annual banquet recognizes best of business, citizens of the year

A crowd of about 150 Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members and guests were on hand last Saturday night, January 27, for the Chamber’s annual awards banquet at The Pope Center where awards were presented to businesses and individuals for More...

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Kitty Bits

‘Paved paradise and put up a parking lot’

In talking to Jacquelyn Johnson recently, the subject of the Wilkes Theatre came up. You may remember a few weeks ago in this column the movies playing there 50 years ago were listed. More...

If bad breath doesn’t kill you, something else will – that is unless Jesus comes first

A woman reading a magazine on the plane was so astonished by an article on life expectancy that she turned to the stranger beside her and said:  “Did you realize that every time I breathe, somebody dies?”  “Fascinating,&rd More...

Book Review

Killers of the Flower Moon

Prepare to be disturbed by this non-fiction book that one might wish to be fiction. It is a well-researched account of the injustice visited on the Osage Indian people over many years. More...

Obituaries

L.E. Chafin

Graveside services for L.E. Chafin, 87, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. He died Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Echols Personal Care Home in Rayle.  More...

Patricia E. Broome

Graveside services for Patricia E. Broome, 63, of Sherwood Drive in Washington, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Greenwood Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Broome officiating. More...

Jeanette Williams Sims

Funeral services for Jeanette Williams Sims, 59, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Mount Olive Baptist Church. More...

Worship

Jesus’ steps after his ressurection

For the past seven weeks during the Christmas season, we have talked about God’s seven steps on His Chosen Path of Grace for the salvation of mankind from sin in our lives.  This took place before Jesus began his ministry on earth which la More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Twin Oak Baptist Church Black History Program will be Sunday, February 11, at 11:15 a.m. Dinner will be served.  .  More...

‘Parks After Dark’ will offer events at state’s parks, sites

When the sun retreats and the stars align, guests at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites will now be able to experience a previously unseen side of these places. More...

Dollar General in Rayle sets grand opening Sat.

Dollar General’s newest store at 4953 Lexington Road in Rayle is now open. More...

238th birthday is cause for celebration

On January 23, 1780, when the United States was only four years old, Georgia wasn’t yet officially considered a state, and brand new Americans were still fighting colonial British rule, the City of Washington became the first city incorporated More...

Month’s arrests include charges of theft, burglary, endangerment

Aggravated assault, burglary, theft by taking, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during January and late December. More...

News

He already knew all the names

Bill Slaton (right), told members of the Washington Rotary Club about how he came to return to Wilkes County several years ago after attending a cousins reunion hosted by Sniggy Eskew. More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set for March 16 at W-WES at 7

It’s the time of year again for young artists and performers to begin creating their masterpieces and polishing their acts to get ready for the annual Kiwanis Talent Showcase.  More...

American Pickers looking for local hidden treasures

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia, as they plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region this winter.  More...

Letters

Special Olympics needs funding for new season

TO THE EDITOR:   Our Special Olympics season is here! We are in our fourth year working with Special Olympics at Wilkes County Schools. We have students from W-WES, W-WMS, and W-WCHS working together as a team. More...

Community support as amazing as always in cupcake fundraiser

TO THE EDITOR:   This is the eighth year of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Cupcake Fundraiser and once again we are more than pleased.  The support from the community is amazing and as always Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry ma More...

Sports

Tigers undefeated in week’s games as boys, girls beat three region foes

Nary a loss was to be found between the Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls and boys basketball teams during the past week’s action as both swept their events against region opponents Greene County, Glascock County, and Lincoln County.  More...

Atlanta Fly Fishing Show will offer classes, demos, prizes this weekend

Southeastern anglers from Florida to the Carolinas, Alabama to Tennessee, will have their eyes focused and hearts set on dream vacations and all the new tools that make the sport what it is at the second annual Atlanta Fly Fishing Show this weekend, More...

Little League sign-up underway at Ashley Park for ages 4-16

Springtime weather is creeping in this week and that means baseball season is getting closer and closer. More...

Personalities

Case Howard guest of honor at fourth birthday celebrations

Eli Case Howard, son of Anna and Brandon Howard, celebrated his fourth birthday, January 19, on several occasions.  On his birthday Case celebrated with his First United Methodist Pre-Kindergarten class. More...

Elliott to present program at next W-W Historical Foundation meeting

Washington Main Street Director Elizabeth Elliott will present the program at the quarterly meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation Thursday evening, February 8, at 6 p.m. at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...

Walt Brown chosen as soloist for Sons of Jubal concert season

Walt Brown, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, has been chosen as one of the soloists for the concert season of the Sons of Jubal.  More...