March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Winners receive accolades at annual pageant Saturday

At the 11th annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant last weekend, 35 contestants competed for trophies and prizes in various categories. More...

Washington named one of Georgia’s Tree City USA communities for 2018

Washington was one of 34 Georgia cities recognized as a Tree City USA during the state Arbor Day celebration at Flinchum’s Phoenix, February 15.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Nothing’s more reassuring than a firetruck, but when tough times come, cling to God

When a redneck realized his house was on fire, he hurriedly called the fire department.  “Get over here,” he shouted into the phone. “My house is burning down.”  “OK,” replied the dispatcher. More...

Book Review

Grief Cottage

Marcus’ Aunt Charlotte was his mother’s aunt, of whom his grandmother did not approve. When Marcus’ mother died, he was eleven years old. “I did not get to Aunt Charlotte’s island until late spring.  More...

Chaffin still remembers when Yale couldn’t stand the heat

On October 12, 1929, a lady named Mabel Chaffin and a friend drove down to Athens from Toccoa to do some shopping. She brought along her 14-year-old son, Verner, and a friend of his.  More...

Obituaries

Ola Lee Moore

Funeral services for Ola Lee Moore, 92, were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Pole Branch Baptist Church in Tignall. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. More...

Yvonne Maxine Anthony Crew

Funeral services for Yvonne Maxine Anthony Crew, 81, were held at 1 p.m. February 17, 2018, at Twin Oak Baptist Church in Washington. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Jean Miller Wells-Parker

A memorial service for Jean Miller Wells-Parker, 65, of Tignall will be held at noon on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates and Bro. Terry Miller officiating. More...

Worship

Fourth step after resurrection

When Jesus met with Mary Magdalene for His first visit on Earth after His resurrection, He told her not to touch Him for His resurrection was not complete.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will hold its Pastor Aide Program on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Gary Walker, a son of the Beulah Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, delivering the sermon. Music will be provided by the Walker Family. More...

Canfor’s $120 million sawmill here will boost economy with 120 jobs

Construction is expected to begin in Wilkes County later this year on a $120 million sawmill facility which will employ 120 people and generate some $35 million in annual earnings. More...

Classroom and exterior doors to be locked at Wilkes schools

Updated safety precautions and plans of action were discussed by the Wilkes County Board of Education this week, in light of the recent school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida. More...

Qualifying for local candidates slated for next week in coming ’18 election

Qualifying packets for the General Primary/Non-partisan Election slated for Tuesday, May 22, are available for pickup at the Wilkes County Board of Elections and Voter Registration and candidate qualifying will be held all next week, March 5-9, in th More...

STAR Student,Teacher honored at annual breakfast

Brenton Bailey, Wilkes County’s 2018 STAR Student, addressed a full house at last Thursday’s annual W-W Chamber of Commerce banquet honoring him and his chosen STAR Teacher, Belle Guin. More...

News

Honored for years of service at P.O.

Robin Burdette, one of the friendly faces you see at the Washington Post Office desk, was surprised on her last day of work with a retirement party honoring her for years of service. She was presented with a letter and certificate which read:  More...

Deacons ordained at Fishing Creek

There was a deacon ordination service at Fishing Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, February 25, during the morning service. The four men ordained were Mike Guin, Jim Kaley, Eddie Wallace, and Frank Galafaro. More...

Toburen honored by Quilt Guild

The Classic South Quilt Guild presented a Quilt of Valor to Lt. David Leon Toburen (United States Navy, retired) for his service to this great nation. More...

Letters

Things are not all that innocent today

TO THE EDITOR:   Remember the candy called “Now and Laters?” When I was in elementary and high school, about the only thing we took to school was a pack of them or some bubble gum. More...

Sports

Soccer teams struggling but becoming better, more confident

Rheana Moore keeps control of the ball but both the girls and boys W-W Tiger soccer teams continue their struggles with losses during the past week.  More...

Tigers now 4-3 overall, 2-0 in region with four region contests coming up

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity baseball team was 2-1 in the past week’s action with wins over Lincoln County and Lake Oconee while suffering a tough loss to Thomson. Game summaries follow.  More...

Tiger netters off to a good start with strong wins over Thomson

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams got off to a “good start” last Thursday, February 22, in Thomson as the girls cruised to an easy 5-0 win (plus an alternates win) and the boys went 4-1.  “Our returning players made a st More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Gabriel Hoke Sullivan

Amber and Roland Sullivan of Washington announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Hoke, on Wednesday, January 31, at University Hospital in Augusta. Gabriel weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 21 inches long.  More...

Wesleigh Callaway honored at third birthday celebrations

Wesleigh Callaway, daughter of Britt and Jason Callaway, was three years old on Tuesday, February 20, and enjoyed several family gatherings.  On her birthday Wesleigh shared pizza and a big cookie dessert with her playmates at Miss Alice’s More...

Dr. Meredith Williamson to marry James Durkin on Saturday, April 21

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Williamson of Washington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Meredith Williamson, of Atlanta to James Durkin, also of Atlanta, son of Drs. More...