May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Filling in a gap on The Square

Under the supervision of Bobby Bagwell of Barnett Southern, a 30-foot oak tree is placed into position as City of Washington crews stand by to fill in the dirt that they had just removed to make room More...

Seventeen thousand pounds of mouthwash gets shaken

Georgia State Patrol SFC Shane Allen talks with truck driver William Dale Hardin of Brooklet, Georgia, Monday morning after the semi he was driving left the road and rolled over as it was traveling south on the Elberton Highway near the Norman commun More...

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The Office Cat

Not giving up just yet

The Office Cat

Last week I said that I thought I would just give up on the Braves because they just couldn’t seem able to “get it together” and win a game. More...

Opinions

Honoring the Memory of Our Heroes in Uniform

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We honor the memory of those who lost their lives protecting our nation’s freedom. More...

Some forget Memorial Day’s true meaning but veterans remember their fallen friends

I hope you’ll all forgive me, but I’m going to repeat a column I wrote for Memorial Day a few years ago. What I said seemed to touch a nerve, and folks have told me it was worth repeating, so here goes: More...

No Better Friend

Book Review

Everybody loves a good dog story. Judy was not only a good dog, she was a hero – or rather heroine. She began life in a litter of purebred pointer puppies in Shanghai in 1936. More...

Obituaries

Mozelle Chafin Casey

Graveside services for Mozelle Chafin Casey, 90, of Rayle, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. She died Tuesday, May 17, at Wills Memorial Hospital. Mrs. More...

Worship

Movement from sin to God’s grace

The question about human life is revealed in Romans 6: 1 and 2. “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Saints C.M.E. Church will have a community-wide Vacation Bible School May 30-June 3. Classes will be from 6:45-8 p.m. each night for all ages with the theme, “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.” The public is invited. . More...

Moore, Dozier, Lee take landslide wins

Almost half the registered voters in Wilkes County turned out to take part in three landslide elections that left no doubt about their favorites. More...

Months of violent crimes force City of Washington to close Lucky Day Café

After several violent incidents in the past 15 months, including last week’s fatal shooting, the City of Washington has filed a motion in Superior Court to shut down the Lucky Day Café for at least 30 days. More...

New city Main Street Director Elizabeth Elliot: ‘I can’t wait to get to work’

Washington’s new Main Street program director has a passion for maintaining the vitality of historic old places like Washington, a passion that came from growing up in a history-loving family in a town that had wiped out most of its history. More...

News

Southern author entertains, informs

Tom Poland autographs a copy of his new book, Georgialina, for Beth Bunch after telling the Washington Rotary Club about how he came to be a writer and how he developed his special style of writing a More...

Donations needed to relieve critical O-negative shortage

Due to the local and national shortage of O-negative blood, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has reached a “crisis mode” with just six units of O-negative blood on hand for patients. More...

GSU’s Dorian Favors is awarded Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship

Dorian Favors is the recipient of the Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship Certificate valued at $500 given each May to a deserving college student. She is attending Georgia Southern University majoring in biology and pre-med. More...

Letters

People of Washington exemplify ‘CLASS’ in crisis situation

TO THE EDITOR: What I am writing about is a God thing that happened to us on the weekend of Friday the 13th of May at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

‘No room for discrimination of any kind in our schools’

Both the President and the Attorney General have now lowered themselves beneath the dignity of humanity. More...

Welcoming gesture by City Hall is very much appreciated

TO THE EDITOR: I recently discovered one of the amenities available in this wonderful town of Washington. More...

Sports

The 1962 N .Y. Mets lost many games

BASEBALL’S BEST

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” – Casey Stengel Charles Dillion Stengel in 1962 probably felt like he was on the wrong train. More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Three players have hit a home run for their 3,000th major-league hit. Name two of them. 2. In 2015, the Chicago White Sox’s Chris Sale became the second pitcher to record double-digit strikeouts in eight consecutive games. Who else did it? More...

Personalities

Haley Ward guest of honor at drop-in shower May 21

Haley Ward, bride-elect of Jacob Thornton of Siloam, was entertained at a drop-in shower Saturday morning, May 21, at the home of Janie and David Cravens. Co-hostesses with Mrs. More...

Robert Adam Hardy graduates May 13 from Augusta Univ.

Robert Adam Hardy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Augusta University on Friday afternoon, May 13, at the 2016 AU Spring Commencement at the James Brown Arena in Augusta. More...

Lavenia Kathleen Rogers

Lindsey and Bubba Rogers of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Lavenia Kathleen, on Sunday, May 22, at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood, S.C. Liv, as she will be called, weighed 6 lbs. 9 ozs. and was 19 ¾ inches long. More...