March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Town hall meeting will provide citizens with information, forum for comments

The Washington Mayor and City Council will host a “town hall meeting” next week in order to provide information, hear comments and discussion, and to explain to citizens all about the information contained on their monthly utility bills.& More...

Wilkes exhibitors sweep top awards

Levi Durham (top photo) showed the Grand Champion Steer and Maddie Gunter (bottom) showed the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the 64th annual Wasington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show and Sale last More...

Jackson will seek re-election to county commission seat

First to qualify for re-election during qualifying week is Charles Jackson, incumbent Wilkes County Commissioner for District 3. Jackson has announced his candidacy for re-election with the following statement.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Lawyer seeks to help injured donkey but wasn’t really a Good Samaritan

A lawyer in a small farming town saw a crowd gathered on the side of a road, and, assuming an auto accident and potential legal case, he rushed to the scene.  Encountering the wall of people, the lawyer started yelling, “let me through, I& More...

Book Review

How to Tame a Fox

This one is for animal lovers. Also, readers interested in science or in international cooperation should check it out. How to Tame a Fox begins by introducing Dmitri Belyaev, a genetic scientist in Russia in 1952. More...

Anderson is still humble but has no plans to park his bus

Bill Anderson, the South-Carolina born-Decatur-raised- University-of-Georgia-educated county-music-aficionadowho became-a-star-in-a-profession in-which-he-has-prospered, has always been good at song writing, dating back to that hot summer evening in More...

Obituaries

Henry C. Sandifer Jr.

Graveside services for Henry C. Sandifer Jr., 79, a native of Lincolnton and resident of Washington, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Washington-­Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Rob Cohen officiating. More...

Algia Lindsey Rector

A memorial service for Algia Lindsey Rector, 95, of Greer, South Carolina, formerly of the Floral Hill Community, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Danburg Baptist Church with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

Perry Zellars

Funeral services for Perry Zellars, 57, were held at noon Monday, February 26, 2018, at Victory Word of Faith Christian in Hephzibah, Georgia. Interment followed at Zoah Church in Washington at noon Tuesday, February 27. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Eliza Leigh Mays   Stephanie and Jonathan Mays of Millen announce the birth of their daughter, Eliza Leigh, on Friday, February 16, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. Eliza weighed 4 lbs. 1 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long.  More...

Mary Elizabeth Bitting to marry Thomas Joseph Watkins Jr. April 14

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Staten Bitting Jr. of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bitting, to Thomas Joseph Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joseph Watkins of Atlanta.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Ogiers honored at reception held at Magnolia Cottage on March 4

A reception honoring Father Dwight Ogier and his wife, Babs, was held Sunday afternoon, March 4, at Magnolia Cottage, home of Ginny King and Skeet Willingham on West Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...

Murder suspect turns himself in; shooting investigation continues

The murder suspect sought in the February 25 shooting of Richard Anderson Jr. turned himself in last Friday, March 2, at the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Open House showcases new facility’s emphasis on education, technology

A number of community leaders were treated to a tour of the now fully functioning Wilkes Regional Youth Detention Center last week. More...

Burglary, theft, child molestation are top charges in month’s arrests

In addition to the murder charge reported on the front page of this issue, burglary, theft by taking, and aggravated child molestation were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during February and late January.  More...

‘Living Portrayal of The Last Supper’ to be presented by WLT March 23-25

On Palm Sunday weekend, March 23-25, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of The Last Supper will come to life on the stage of the Washington Little Theater as 13 actors portray Jesus and the 12 apostles. More...

Parents, kids can get a sneak peek at kindergarten

New kindergarten students and parents are invited to the W-W Primary School campus Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 6 p.m. to get a sneak peek at kindergarten. More...

News

Morgan Bacino’s ASG shake wins 4-H Milkmake contest

Five Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the local Milkmake Contest in which they each created a recipe using milk or a milk product as their main ingredient to make a drink.  The students entered the contest by sending in a recipe that More...

Rev. Dennis Quinn to be guest speaker at New Ford Baptist

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New Life Baptist’s ninth Tent Meeting is set for April 2-6

New Life Baptist Church will hold its ninth annual Tent Meeting Monday-Friday, April 2-6, at 7 p.m.  “This annual event is a great time to experience some wonderful Gospel music and exciting Biblical preaching relevant to this day and hour More...

Sports

W-W shows well in first track meet against several much bigger schools

Both the girls and boys Washington Wilkes Tiger track teams finished in sixth place at the Robert Ballard Invitational last weekend but they were both ahead of all teams of similar classification.  Competing against the likes of Statesboro, Gree More...

Tigers split with Aquinas, Glascock, get windfall forfeit from Thomson

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team came out even-steven in a pair of games last week first losing to Aquinas and then coming from behind to beat Glascock County on Friday. That left the team at 5-4 overall.  More...

Ga. Coyote Challenge returns in ’18 to help check nuisance issues

Coming back for the second year, the Georgia Coyote Challenge highlights how citizens can effectively handle nuisance coyote issues. More...

Worship

Fifth step after resurrection

We do not know how many days after His resurrection it was when this visit took place, but it must have been some amount of days after the other visits. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet at the board office on N. Alexander Avenue on Monday, March 19, at 2 p.m.  .  More...