February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sam Moore announces candidacy for fifth term as commission head

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore has announced his intention to seek the office for a fifth consecutive term.  Moore, 63, was first elected to the position in 2002 and had previously been elected to two terms as District One commissio More...

W-W FFA celebrates National FFA Week

The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. More...

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Opinions

Never forget who’s behind the wheel on life’s highway – the Lord is driving

Maybe you heard about the two elderly ladies enjoying a leisurely drive to church one Sunday morning.  The car blew through two red lights, a couple of stop signs, and missed the turn into the church drive.  “Do you realize you just p More...

Book Review

Sting Like a Bee

A few of us remember when Muhammad Ali was Cassius Clay.  More...

Live and let live lifestyle matches Ogeechee’s slow pace

RICHMOND HILL – Down the road – a few short miles – is Ft. More...

Obituaries

Edna S. Powers

Edna S. Powers, 84, of Washington, died Sunday morning, February 11, 2018, at PruittHealth Washington.  Mrs. Powers was born in Chipley, Georgia, the daughter of Hubert Leonard Whidby and Kate Martin Whidby, and was the wife of Lew M. Powers. More...

Sammy Ray Jones

Funeral services for Sammy Ray Jones, of Andrews Drive, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the New Life Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur Key officiating. Interment followed at 3:30 p.m. More...

Mary Katherine Dyson

Mary Katherine Dyson, more affectionately known as “Hun,” “Mama,” “KK,” and “MK,” of Doster Road in Washington, died Sunday, February 18, 2018, at University Hospital in Augusta. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will hold its Pastor Aide Program on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Gary Walker, a son of the Beulah Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, delivering the sermon. Music will be provided by the Walker Family. More...

Branch wins national contest with wildlife photo of heron

A Washington animal and wildlife advocate has received recognition in a national photography contest.  When Bonnie and Del Branch traveled to Edisto Beach, S.C., for a bit of rest and relaxation they had the opportunity to witness several baby r More...

Miss Wilkes Co. Pageant will crown new winners at Pope Center this Sat.

The public is invited to see more than 35 contestants compete in Saturday evening’s eleventh annual Miss ­Wilkes County Pageant at The Pope Center in Washington, with activities beginning as early as 5 p.m.  More...

Movies made in Georgia slated for downtown spring screenings

Spanning the months of March and April in downtown Washington will be the spring offering of Movies on The Square featuring five outstanding films in Downtown Washington’s Georgia-Made Film Series.  More...

News

FCCLA eventers advance to state competition

Washington-Wilkes FCCLA members won five golds and a silver at Region STAR Events and will advance to the state level of competition.  More...

Shooters compete at Border Bash match

Eight 4-H Project S.A.F.E. BB team members participated in the Elbert County Border Bash practice match recently. The top 4-H shooter was Parker Jordan and highest test score, with two 100’s, was Jonathan Rimes. More...

Madison McGaughey winner of spelling bee

After winning the district spelling bee last month, Madison Mc- Gaughey, an eighth grader at Washington Wilkes Middle School, will represent Wilkes County in the Regional Spelling Bee in Putnam County this Saturday.  More...

Sports

Tigers beat Tallulah Falls twice after tough loss to Jefferson Co.

The W-W Tiger baseball team won both games of a doubleheader last weekend as they hosted Tallulah Falls early in the new season.  More...

Tiger Soccer teams off to slow start but look to build on improvements

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger soccer teams have but one win between them in the very young 2018 season but hopes are high as both the boys and girls teams grow their experience, teamwork, and improvements.  The lone win belongs to the boys who eke More...

Worship

Third step after resurrection

Jesus’ first and second steps on Earth after His resurrection involved Mary Magdalene and then two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They were made by Jesus to help people to become believers in Jesus as their Saviour.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Amelia Rose Price

Emmi and Charlie Price of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Rose, on Friday, January 26, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. More...

Paula Jeter named Xi Zeta Delta 2018 Valentine Queen

Paula Jeter was named Xi Zeta Delta chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Valentine Queen at the sorority’s Valentine Banquet on Saturday evening, February 17, at the home of Paula and Doug Denard.  Mrs. More...

Iris Garden Club meets February 13 to hear program by Belinda Peebles

The Iris Garden Club met Tuesday morning, February 13, at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church and heard a most interesting program by Belinda Peebles.  More...