October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Complaints pile up about factory’s unsightly heaps of waste fiberglass

A growing and unsightly pile of raw material outside the south end of the AFG plant on the Sharon Road is drawing an increasing amount of attention from citizens who find it offensive and who are wondering if it is potentially dangerous. More...

Cemetery drama Saturday will bring life to Resthaven

Saturday’s unique cemetery production of “Resthaven Revisited” will bring to life, so to speak, some of Washington’s famous citizens of the past. More...

Tricky turn claims another truck

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Delston Branch investigates a Monday night crash in which a semi-truck pulling a shipping container overturned at the notorious off-camber left turn from the Sam McGill P More...

Build your floats and string your lights for the ’14 Christmas Parade of Lights

It’s already time to start building illuminated floats for this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, set for Saturday, December 13, organizers say. More...

Gov. Deal makes campaign stops in Washington-Wilkes

Porter Barnett welcomes Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal to the home of Ames and Ashley Barnett Saturday during the governor’s campaign sweep through the CSRA. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

We appreciate the appreciation

My granddaughter Molly and I enjoyed an incredible day Saturday. We left my house at 9:30 that morning with Molly driving and that was a real treat for me because I dislike driving very much. More...

Opinions

It’s easy to get all worked up over Facebook links that take us to sneaky but believable fake news

You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. More...

Book Review

A Tough Little Patch of History

The title comes from a journalist’s reference to the home of Margaret Mitchell after it was spared from destruction by fire. More...

Hanging around Cowboys’Walt Garrison is good for lots of laughs

You may remember Walt Garrison, the Dallas Cowboys running back who was a smokeless tobacco advocate. He is one funny guy. If you hire him to speak for you, you will get your money’s worth. More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Marie Roth Ramien

Funeral services for Bonnie Marie Roth Ramien, 25, of Hutto, Texas, formerly of Washington, were held Tuesday, October 14, at 3 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro, with Dr. Jimmy Long officiating. More...

Worship

Jesus, the healer

When Jesus was travelling from Judæa to Galilee He made a point of passing through the heathen land of Samaria, where He witnessed to the woman at the well and made believers of her men friends and many other Samaritans. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet at the board office on North Alexander Avenue in Washington at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 20. . Jackson Chapel A.M.E. Church will have its “Seven Seals” program More...

Breaking News - 9:44 AM

Former chief turns money over to city - Free Access

A settlement was reached late Thursday afternoon, October 16, between former Washington police chief Theodosia Glenn and the City of Washington after Glenn finally agreed to turn over to the city more than $9,000 held in a bank account apparently use More...

Shopping around for health insurance saves Washington more than $142,000

City of Washington employees, faced with the threat of a large health insurance price increase next year, will now get better coverage at a lower cost to the city – and to city utility customers. More...

Best SquareCrows win prizes

Bee Southern’s classy “Ruby Red” SquareCrow won first place, earning owner Angie Strother (center), along with Candice Harris (at left) and Rita Bell Horton (right) the $75 top priz More...

First responders get new four-wheel tools for medical access in remote rural areas

Emergency medical services will be enhanced even in the most remote areas of Wilkes County now that the county has obtained several new off-road vehicles that can take care to people when weather closes roads to normal traffic, and when people are in More...

Bee Southern’s ‘Ruby Red’ is winner in Auxiliary’s SquareCrow contest

Nearly two dozen whimsical fall displays have been set up all around Washington in the last few weeks, part of the return of the annual SquareCrows decorating contest designed to bring attention and shoppers to downtown merchants and restaurants. More...

Davita donates to help cancer patients

The employees of Davita Dialysis in Washington donate $1,000 to the T.J. More...

News

Young Eagles prepare to take flight

Col. Terry Boswell (USAF Ret.) shows two prospective aviators the fine points of aircraft design and construction at the Young Eagle event Saturday at Washington-Wilkes Airport. More...

Mortgage payment assistance offered by HomeSafe is no cost to applicant

If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying a mortgage due to unemployment (layoff, job closure) under-employment (hours reduced, changed job at lesser pay), or other financial hardships such as a medical situation, the death of a spouse, More...

Kiwanis membership spans three generations

Will Souther (center) joined his uncle, Kevin Madden (left), and grandfather Wayne Madden as the newest member of the Washington Kiwanis Club, making him a third-generation member of the 94-year-old More...

Letters

Help is available for family violence

TO THE EDITOR: Family Violence is a hot topic in the media right now because we were able to see it up close with our own eyes in the Rice elevator video More...

Sports

Tigers bounce back again, beat Riverside 13-10

The Tiger pendulum swung back to the positive side for the here-andthere 2014 W-W team. A messy start left the Tigers behind 0-10 at halftime but the momentum had already begun to change. More...

Washington Optimists to hold annual 5k race Nov. 1 at 8:15

On Saturday, November 1, the fourth annual Washington Optimist 5K will kick off at 8:15 a.m. at the Wilkes County courthouse. Previous races have attracted more than 100 runners from all over the state. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

The chase can be better than the prize

As I write this article the major league playoffs are still being played and there is certainly a chance that the two wild card teams, the Giants and the Royals, could make it to the World Series. More...

Personalities

Mary Dunn honored for 50 years service at Wills Memorial Hospital

Mary L. Dunn was honored by the staff of Wills Memorial Hospital for her 50 years of service at Wills Memorial at a retirement celebration held in the hospital cafeteria Friday, October 3. More...

Taylor Echols honored at bridal shower Sept. 21 at Beulah Baptist

The Beulah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall was the scene of a miscellaneous wedding shower honoring Taylor Echols, bride-elect of Ethan Armour, on Sunday, September 21. The Outreach Sunday School Class of Beulah Baptist was hostess for the occasion. More...

New Beginnings

Kellbry Cordelia Armour

Margaret and Kelly Armour of Rayle announce the birth of their daughter, Kellbry Cordelia, on Wednesday, October 8, at University Hospital in Augusta. Kellbry weighed 8 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 20 3/4 inches long. More...