December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations welcome in Toys for Tots drive

Toys have already begun to accumulate as the annual Toys for Tots drive gains steam in preparation for the December 22 distribution of toys to scores of kids and families in Wilkes County. More...

Law officers make arrests during past month

The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

A Christmas Carol opens this Friday for five shows at Lunceford Playhouse

The cast of the Washington Little Theater’s A Christmas Carol finished preparing for opening night this week with a “wonderful” final dress rehearsal.  More...

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Opinions

ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Memories of a pond

All these many years later what surprises me is how little the pond has changed. I’ve changed mightily but the old mine hole as we call it keeps on keeping on. Nature’s a lot more resilient than we give it credit for. More...

When a mule kicks you around the barnyard, know that Jesus is there ready to pick you up

A woman watched as her husband put new horseshoes on a rather ill-tempered mule.  That mule hauled off and kicked the man, sending him rolling across the barnyard.  The frightened wife quickly grabbed the phone and called the doctor.  More...

Book Review

Wolf Nation

“The story of wild wolves in America is a chronicle of war and love, a history of hatred and redemption.” Brenda Peterson is fiercely devoted to this story. Her father worked for the U.S. More...

Sports

Cagers slow to start winning but boys rally to beat Harlem

In three dates of basketball action during the past week, the W-W Tiger boys basketball team dropped the first two games but then rebounded to close out the weekend with a win. More...

Things you need to know

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Tiger wrestlers get six in top four at Hiawassee tourney

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling season got underway last Friday, December 1, at a two-day tournament in Hiawassee, Georgia, with each weight division containing 25 wrestlers from counties throughout the state. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will present its annual Christmas program on Sunday, December 17, at 6 p.m. The public is invited.  .  The WORD Bible Study class invites the public to Bible study each Monday at 7 p.m. More...

Events abound this weekend to begin in Christmas season

Getting started Friday evening with a sold out Christmas party followed by a Dessert Soiree at The Woman’s Club, this weekend’s kickoff of the Christmas season in Washington-Wilkes features the annual Christmas Tour of Homes which include More...

Christmas Tour of Homes set to include 8 homes, art show

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes is set for this weekend, December 8-9 starting with a party and desserts on Friday, and the tour itself and an art show on Saturday.  More...

Child Advocacy Center will support Circuit’s children

A decade of laying groundwork and championing for a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) has finally come to fruition as the grand opening of the Toombs Judicial Circuit CAC was held last Friday in Thomson. More...

‘Seasons of Preservation’ open house will showcase renovations at Toombs

After months of intensive renovations, the Robert Toombs House will have its official reopening for Tour of Homes weekend with the presentation of “Seasons of Preservation,” slated for Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  More...

News

Jones is among graduates at Econ. Development Academy

Sharon Jones of Wilkes County, Araina Reaves of the Georgia Electric Membership Cooperation, and Jason Coley of Georgia Power are the most recent graduates of the 2017 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program conducted by the board of the Georgia Academy More...

Top citizens get recognition

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its Citizens of the Month for November who were recognized for showing respect throughout the month. More...

W-WPS students surpass goal collecting canned goods

W-W Primary School students participated in their annual food drive campaign during the month of November and were challenged to “Step up to the Plate” to reach a school-wide goal of donating 1,000 cans.  More...

Letters

Assistance needed to insure survival of struggling hospital

TO THE EDITOR:   Wills Memorial, like most small, rural hospitals, is in serious trouble, and if we are to save it, we must do something, and quickly.  More...

Shepeard Center offers thanks to 22 who donated

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Shepeard Community Blood Center, Mary Burnett and I want to sincerely thank First Methodist Church and the 22 people who came out to donate blood on November 16.  More...

Obituaries

Franklin DeLeon Payne

A memorial service for Retired Corporal Franklin DeLeon Payne, 80, of Rayle was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Chapman officiating. More...

Worship

Second step on God’s chosen path

God allowed mankind to make his second step on God’s Chosen Path of Grace through Mary and Joseph, a virgin woman and a just man. God’s call came by an angel and a spiritual dream.  More...

Personalities

Caleb Saggus, Attorney at Law sworn in at ceremony December 1

Caleb Grant Saggus was sworn in as Attorney at Law on Friday, December 1, at the Wilkes County Courthouse.  The Honorable Harold Hinesley and The Honorable Britt Hammond officiated the ceremony.  Saggus graduated cum laude with a Juris Doct More...

Shelby Allysa Wall and Joshua Andrew Goldman exchange wedding vows at Phillips Mill Baptist

Shelby Allysa Wall and Joshua Andrew Goldman of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 4, at three o’clock in the afternoon at Phillips Mill Baptist Church in Washington. More...

New Beginnings

Caleb Ezra Adams   Shelitha and Carlos Adams of Washington announce the birth of their son, Caleb Ezra, on Saturday, September 16, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Caleb weighed 8 pounds,. More...