October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ghosts will revisit Resthaven next Sat.

Kids and history lovers of all ages are welcome to the creepy (yet educational) tour of a 200-year-old cemetery in Washington, Georgia, in the dark. More...

Church of the Mediator to celebrate 150th anniversary on October 20-21

Washington’s Episcopal Church of the Mediator will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with events October 20-21.  More...

Congressman Hice’s Mobile Office Hours will be here Oct. 24

The office of Congressman Jody Hice will host Mobile Office Hours with two opportunities for 10th District residents to meet with his staff this month. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Bridge to Hawaii not so challenging when compared to something else

A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer when he asked the Lord to create a bridge to Hawaii so he could drive there anytime he wants.  More...

Book Review

The Line Becomes a River

Son of a park ranger, Francisco Cantú was always aware of his Mexican heritage through his mother, but after college, he decided to learn firsthand about the situation on our southern border.  More...

Georgia’s simplest pleasures found marsh to stream

HELEN – The poems of Sidney Lanier resonate with this Georgia cracker who finds the greatest pleasure in revisiting, often in the shower, the inspiring and fulfilling ruminations of Georgia’s one-time poet laureate whose lively poems invo More...

Obituaries

Blanche Chafin Sisson

Graveside services for Blanche Chafin Sisson, 100, of Washington were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Benson Bottoms officiating. She died October 7, 2018, at Harper’s Personal Care Home.  More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

When all of this comes to pass in our lives here on Earth as Believers in Jesus Christ, who have repented of our sins and accepted Jesus as our Saviour, and have been baptized and joined God’s Church on Earth, and served God through our earthly More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A Country Cooking Supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 6-8 p.m., $8 per plate. Eat in or take out.  .  Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church will hold a program on Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

One way to ‘snake the drain’

This Saturday night, October 13, will be an evening of fun with “Scare on the Square.” Children are invited to trick or treat on The Square at 5:30, then compete for the best Halloween costume at 7 p.m. More...

City will consider employee insurance, service delivery in upcoming meetings

The City of Washington is in the midst of evaluating how it will offer health insurance to its employees for the coming year and will continue to study the alternatives for discussion at a called meeting of the City Council scheduled for next Wednesd More...

DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON SCARE ON THE SQUARE

It’s not Friday, but this Saturday the 13th, an evening of fun and frights will entertain people all ages on The Square in downtown Washington. More...

New activities, crowd favorites to highlight Mule Day Sat.

The 38th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival will feature crowd favorites and a variety of new artistry at Callaway Plantation, as this year’s celebration gets underway on Saturday, October 13, running from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Cultural resource surveyors will be in town starting Tue.

The City of Washington has hired consulting firm WLA Studio to conduct a cultural resource survey made possible by a Historic Preservation Fund grant received in May of this year. More...

News

New president takes over for Kiwanis

Linda Jordan (left) was installed as the 2018-19 president of the Washington Kiwanis at the club’s October 2 meeting, after concluding a year as Kiwanis vice-president. More...

Unemployment rate is down; year’s indicators still positive

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Central Savannah River Area’s unemployment rate and claims both fell in August.  At the same time, the 13-county area saw its labor force and number of employed residents dip do More...

Wilkes Sunday School Union meets at Twin Oak Baptist

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened September 28-30 with Twin Oak Baptist Church where Rev. Paul Hull served as host pastor and Larry Williams as host superintendent. The session was opened by President Enoch Booker Jr.  More...

Sports

It was ugly for Washington-Wilkes as Aquinas cruised to 47-7 victory

The plays were there because when they worked, they worked well. When they didn’t work, it was obvious that somebody wasn’t doing his job. More...

2018 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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A hundred years of football makes field ‘hallowed turf’

Next year, 2019, is the 100th anniversary of football at our local high school. In 1919 the school was called simply Washington High, one of several secondary schools scattered around Wilkes County, but the only one with a football team. More...

Personalities

Classic South Quilt Guild meets Friday, September 21

The Classic South Quilt Guild met Friday afternoon, September 21, in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church.  Members enjoyed delicious refreshments prepared by Annette and Jim Neal during a time of fellowship.  Lisa Sweet, president More...

Kettle Creek DAR members travel to Thomson October 3

The Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, traveled to Thomson Wednesday, October 3, to meet with host chapter, Captain John Wilson Chapter DAR.  The Kettle Creek DAR joined the Thomson chapter and the Bu More...

Johnson Circle hears information on Wilkes’ Kids Hope USA program

Kelli Eisler was guest speaker at the meeting of the Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 2, in the fellowship hall.  Mrs. More...