September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ground breaking set for October 11 at state’s juvenile detention facility

A ground breaking will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, at the future Wilkes County Youth Detention Center, with VIPs from across the state expected to take part. More...

Aggravated assaults, DUIs lead recent lineup of arrests made in Wilkes Co.

Aggravated assault and drug charges lead off the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

Driver gets 15 years in DUI wreck

In court last week, Toombs Judicial Circuit Judge Roger Dunaway Jr., sentenced Christopher Williamson (in handcuffs) to a combined 15 years in prison followed by probation after he pled guilty to two More...

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Figs in cornbread

Autumn (fall) began on Thursday, September 22, and it’s already feeling a bit like fall, with cooler days (not much) and earlier sunsets. . . . I don’t often go out of town but I did make a trip to Athens one day last week. More...

Opinions

Watching our own channel of ‘slow television’ may just turn out to be the right speed for us

I notice I’ve been getting really annoyed at the television this week, and it’s not just football and the presidential campaign. More...

Book Review

The Relic Master

Dismas is the man who knows a lot about religious relics, those items related to the Christian saints and Holy Family. It is the year 1517, and the people believe that those items have a miraculous ability to heal and to save. More...

Robert Khayat’s changes have made big impact on Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. More...

Obituaries

Robert King Jr.

Funeral services for Robert King Jr., 52, of Washington, were held on Thursday, June 30, at The Pope Center, with a repast following, also at the center. Burial followed at his church, Hillard Station Baptist. More...

Barney C. Zellars

Funeral services for Barney C. Zellars, 79, of Lincolnton, were held on Tuesday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Wilkes County. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Henrietta Smith

Graveside services for Henrietta Smith, 72, of Orlando, Florida, will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. at New Springhill Church and cemetery in Philomath, Georgia. She departed this life on Tuesday, September 13. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be a community-wide W-W Tiger pep rally tonight, Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. on The Square (details on page 8 of this issue). More...

Crawfordville bank robber gives up, now facing multiple felony charges

A suspect has been arrested in the September 13 robbery of the F&M Bank in Crawfordville and is in jail at the Wilkes County Law Enforcement Center. More...

North Alexander School bell tower to get more attention from preservation classes

With members of a University of Georgia Historic Preservation Master’s program class working this week on a structural report for the old North Alexander School as a class project, a state grant has given money to help restore the school’ More...

Wilkes FFA Land Judging junior team takes area honors at UGA land event

The Washington-Wilkes FFA Land Judging junior team placed second and Kylie Weaver was the top scorer in the Area 2 FFA Land Judging Career Development Event held at the UGA Thompson Mill Arboretum in Braselton on September 15. More...

News

Primary schoolers learn from firemen

City of Thomson firefighters (top photo) Chip Bentley and Brian Rogers, puppeteer for Frank the Firefighter, present a puppet show demonstration to W-W Primary School kindergarten students about the More...

CSRA unemployment drops to 6.1 percent during August

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area in August was 6.1 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.5 percent in July. The rate in August 2015 was 6.9 percent. More...

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Sports

Tigers at disappointing 0-4 as they prepare for Red Devils

The plague that has tortured the W-W Tigers since they suited up against Towns County in pre-season August is still hanging on and was largely responsible for their falling apart in Macon last Friday night. More...

Pep rally set to boost Tigers in preparation for Red Devils

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers, the varsity cheerleaders, and the Marching Tiger Band will host a community-wide pep rally next Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. More...

What Herschel and Billy Cloer, hero of ’64 win, had in common

You’ve definitely heard of Herschel Walker and maybe you know of Billy Cloer. Vince Dooley tells a story about something strange the two former Georgia players have in common. More...

Worship

How do we receive salvation?

Jesus was born into our world, given to us by God our Creator, who made us liken unto God’s image, and placed us here on this earth. More...

Personalities

Sara Pruitt treated to surprise birthday party September 20

Sara Pruitt was treated to a surprise birthday party lunch with her two surviving sisters and other family members on her 90th birthday on Tuesday, September 20. More...

Barbecue and shower honors engaged couple at Guin home

Engaged couple Courtney Canterbury and Kyle Wilson were entertained at a barbecue and couples shower Saturday, August 27, given by Belle and Bob Guin and Jennifer and Eric Holton at the Guin home on Thomson Road. More...

Louise Brown Smith celebrates 102nd birthday with family party

Louise Brown Smith was treated by her sons, Charles Smith of Washington, Morgan Smith of Hiawassee, Graham Smith of Snellville, and Jon Smith of Elberton and their families on her 102nd birthday at a celebration Sunday afternoon, September 25, at Nan More...