February 21, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor, councilmen battle in Rayle over procedure, report statements

Noting that the City of Rayle had paid some $3,000 in advance to Kopecky and Roberts for the firm’s service as city attorney, Councilman Jerry Fritz asked, “The attorney is supposed to come before the council for re-appointment and approv More...

Robert Toombs House is recipient of Trust’s Callahan Incentive Grant

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that the Robert Toombs House Historic Site is one of the recipients of its Calla­han Incentive Grant, a matching grant given to nonprofit or governmental organizations undertaking the rehabili More...

Callaway Roots Music Festival set for debut at Plantation on April 6

“Big things” are coming to Callaway Plantation on April 6 when the City of Washington and Georgia Council for the Arts present the inaugural Callaway Roots Music Festival. More...

Dodson and Perkins play in honor band

Morgan Dodson (left) and Nathan Perkins performed February 9 at the Tenth District Honor Band through the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) which sponsors District Honor Bands annually to showcase the most talented students in each district. More...

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Opinions

Amateur magician’s practice session sends his wife into her comfort zone

You might have heard about the amateur magician who, while practicing new tricks in his living room, accidentally turned his wife into a La-Z-Boy recliner.  He tried all the magic words he knew to turn her back, but nothing worked. More...

Book Review

Reading with Patrick

Many books and articles have been published about teaching, especially about teaching reading. More...

Old Dan Tucker is not just the name of a song

ELBERTON – Legends abound in Elbert County, named for Samuel Elbert, a Savannah native and Revolutionary war white hat, who married up and became friends with George Washington and the French general Lafayette, who seems to have as many towns n More...

Sports

Tigers 2-2 during week’s games; Durham and Lamar are smiling

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team went 2-2 in the week’s games since Wednesday, February 13, and even though a doubleheader loss to Jenkins County was not pleasant, some happy things came from the four games.  More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2018-2019 Spring Sports

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

When the Church of Jesus Christ is taken off the Earth, the devil, Satan, takes over and begins his work through a beast that comes upon the Earth in a miraculous manner out of the sea. More...

Personalities

Pickens artifacts on display at museum

Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation President Stephanie Macchia and guest speaker and historian Dr. Tim Drake admire the beautiful 1790 sterling silver teapot that belonged to Andrew Pickens. More...

Iris Garden Club members create ‘Art by Air’ Valentines at meeting

The Iris Garden Club met on Tuesday, February 12, at the Connely Gallery on The Square in Washington.  Elizabeth Crabbe presided and thanked hostesses Carolyn Rey­nolds, Gail Boyd, and Nancy Farris for lovely refreshments of fresh strawberry sho More...

Kettle Creek NSDAR participates in Revolutionary Days activities

The Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR, had its presence known in several areas in Wilkes and Lincoln counties during Revolutionary War Days February 8-10.  More...

Commissioners adopt new ordinance banning through trucks on its roads

It won’t be cheap from now on if truckers get caught driving on Wilkes county roads without a specific destination or starting point on that road. More...

Artist Market will return in April to coincide with Tour of Homes

As has become tradition with the annual Spring Tour of Homes in Washington, the Artist Market, a premier show and sale of original art, will take place April 6 at the Court Street Livery. More...

Washington is Tree City again, will replace welcome sign

In honor of Arbor Day, Mayor Ames M. Barnett signed a proclamation proclaiming February 15 as Arbor Day for Washington. More...

Local dentist boosts local hospital

Dr. Bruce Holes, DMD, along with 26 other individuals and businesses, is keeping Wills Memorial Hospital in operation by deferring some of his state income tax liability to the hospital instead of sending it away to Atlanta. More...

Spencer Maycock earns degree at Kennesaw State

Spencer Maycock of Tignall graduated as part of the Kennesaw State Class of 2018 in December, joining more than 2,000 students who earned bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees during fall commencement ceremonies.  More...

News

Southland Jubilee to be held in Greensboro Sat., April 20

Downtown Greensboro is prepping for the 21st Southland Jubilee set for Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  More...

4-H’ers sing and dance for Rotary Club

A three-part program informed and entertained members of the Washington Rotary Club as Wilkes County 4-H members and leaders, including County Agent Audra Armour (left) and Program Assistant Kassandra Swiney (right), visited to bring Rotarians up to More...

Kindergarten registration to be held March 4-8

Washington-Wilkes Pri­mary School will hold kindergarten (fiveyear olds) registration for the 2019- 2020 school year Monday-Friday, March 4-8, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Registration will be held at the school. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Band needs help with funds for new trailer

TO THE EDITOR:   Thank you to Steven and Daphne Albertson, the Washington-Wilkes parade committee, Bo and Heather McEathon, and Washington Internal Medicine for donations toward a new band trailer.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Burton’s service, leadership valuable to Wilkes

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Hospital Authority of Wilkes County, I want to express heartfelt appreciation for the leadership of Lawrence Burton as our chairman for the past 15 years.  More...

Obituaries

Melvin Lamar Tucker

Melvin Lamar Tucker, 72, of Newtown Road, Washington, Georgia, died Monday, February 11, 2019, at Augusta University Hospital.  More...

Carolyn Higginbotham Simpson

Funeral services for Carolyn H. Simpson, 84, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Posey Funeral Chapel in North Augusta, S.C., with Rev. Ty Lochridge officiating. Entombment followed in Pineview Memorial Gardens. More...

Mary Hill Barnett

Graveside services for Mary Hill “Mamie” Barnett, 52, of Washington were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019, at Resthaven Cemetery with The Reverend Dr. Dwight Ogier officiating. She died February 14, 2019.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Springhill Baptist Church will hold three nights of revival at 7 p.m. nightly, March 10-12, with speakers Rev. Draco Brown on Sunday, Rev. Clarence Burgess on Monday, and Rev. Walter Mc- Quire on Tuesday.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

15-pound trout was no big deal

Tulip trees (Japanese Magnolias), daffodils, and forsythia bushes are all starting to bloom in Washington so spring doesn’t seem far away. More...