April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MEAG Power board members enjoy Washington visit

Members of the MEAG Power board of directors pause for a photo with Mayor Ames Barnett and City Administrator Sherri Bailey before their monthly board meeting at the Fitzpatrick Hotel last Thursday. More...

Clemson students hold annual mock trial here

Washington attorney Jim Roberts hosted 13 members of two legal teams from Clemson University Monday as they prepared to play roles as witnesses, prosecutors, the defense team, and the defendant in a More...

Sharon Shenanigans offers fun for the family, some 40 vendors Sat. at Sharon Garden Club

With attractions as varied as a well-known solar astronomer, music from local talent, and some 40 vendors, the “Sharon Shenanigans” is set for this Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sharon Garden Club on Raytown Road. More...

Wills Memorial Foundation recognizes community support for hospital

In recognition of the ongoing need for Wills Memorial Hospital in the community, supporter Rev. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It might be too late for tickets

We still have some busy weeks coming up even though we’ve just had a couple of really busy ones ... More...

Opinions

Whether the minimum wage is $7.25 or $15, the best workers know the secret of success

You may have heard about Portland, Oregon passing a law that increased the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and if you have, you’ve probably heard that dozens of small businesses, especially restaurants, are simply unable to absorb that cost, and a More...

Book Review

Shame and the Captives

The time of this novel is familiar – World War II. The setting is less so to most Americans. Shame and the Captives takes place in Australia at a prisoner-of-war camp. More...

Delightful Washington, Georgia has tradition, soul, and heart

WASHINGTON – In the course of a year, I come this way quite often – mainly for commitments in Augusta – but I seldom pass through downtown without making an effort as I did recently. You travel east on U.S. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie Elizabeth Echols Tyler

Funeral services for Marjorie Elizabeth Echols Tyler, 89, were held Thursday, April 16, at 11 a.m. at the Washington First United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Robert Gordon Davis

Memorial services for Robert (Bob) Gordon Davis, 68, of Tignall, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Raytown Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Reid officiating. He died Thursday, April 16, at Georgia Regents University. More...

Roger Randall

Roger Randall, 47, of Washington, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, April 15, at GRU Medical Center in Augusta. He was born in Washington on January 31, 1968, to Mildred Randall and the late Vince Randall. More...

Worship

Jesus, the witness

Jesus’ parable of the Good Shepherd had angered and confused those who heard it. When He claimed to share God’s power, some of them wanted to write Him off as one pos- sessed by a devil (verse 20). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale will be held at the Mary Willis Library on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. . More...

Sewage spill into Rocky Creek said to be no danger to water

A malfunction in electrical equipment at a pump station in Rocky Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant last week allowed partially treated wastewater to be released, but the plant’s manager says no water source was affected. More...

Practice voting on touch screens shows ease of in-person voting

A mock election has been going on for three weeks now, and is scheduled to go through the summer to help Wilkes County residents become familiar and more comfortable with the touch-screen voting machines now in use. More...

High school graduation test is history; past students may apply to graduate

Due to a new law just passed by the General Assembly, Wilkes County high school seniors who, in years past, have completed all the requirements for graduation except for passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test may now petition the Wilkes Coun More...

Washington Rotary Club’s spring auction raises some $4,000 for community needs

Auction paddles were flying left and right in the Fitzpatrick Hotel ballroom Saturday night as bidders fought over the most popular items in the Washington Rotary Club Auction. More...

Spring Cruise-In set for Saturday, May 9

Just as crowds enjoyed last year’s Memory Lane Cruisers Spring Cruise-In, this year’s event is set for Saturday evening, May 9. More...

News

‘Fiddler’ continues this weekend with final slate of three shows

The large and varied cast of Fiddler on the Roof opened its run of five performances last weekend with Saturday evening and Sunday matinee shows to energetic and interactive crowds. More...

Preservation meeting enlightening to attendees

At a recent historic preservation meeting in Dahlonega, Anne Floyd, CSRA Regional Commission Historic Preservation Planner, and Joe Harris, Kettle Creek Battlefield Association chairman, were in attendance. More...

Marlar will explain how Europeans saw Civil War at Round Table Mon.

Jack Marlar of Fountain Inn, S.C., will present “How the Europeans Viewed Our Civil War” to the Washington Civil War Round Table at 6 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the ballroom of the Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

Letters

Appreciates successful Relay for Life

TO THE EDITOR: The Wilkes County Relay for Life 2015 is now behind us, but all the hard work and support that we received will go on. I want to thank some very special people. More...

Easter Eggstravaganza honors military children

TO THE EDITOR: State School Superintendent Richard Woods, on March 30, asked the Georgia Department of Education to join other states and organizations across the country in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child to honor the strength More...

Community shows support, generosity at Rotary Auction

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Sports

Tiger girls finish second in Region, host Model in first round of state

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Girls tennis team defeated Social Circle 3-0 and then lost a hard-fought match to Rabun County to finish at second place in Region 8AA and advance to host Model in the first round of state playoffs. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Giants were unexpected series champs

The Cleveland Indians in 1954 had a powerful team and won the American League pennant with the then new record of 111 wins. More...

Greene County Pro Rodeo will be held this weekend, April 24-25, 8 p.m. nightly

Yeehaw! More...

Personalities

Aimee Stafford entertained at bridal shower April 12

Aimee Stafford of Stephens was entertained at a bridal shower on Sunday, April 12, at the home of Donna Rowden in Watkinsville. Hostesses for the occasion were Molly Allen of Nicholson and Nikki Rowden of Bishop. More...

Sardis Baptist to celebrate 227 years at homecoming on May 3

Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle for 227 years has endeavored to meet its objectives as set forth in its constitution. More...

New Beginnings

Bailey McClearen Jackson Niki and Rob Jackson of Tignall announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey McClearen, on Wednesday, March 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Bailey weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 20.7 inches long. More...