January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Hice sets ‘Mobile Office Hours’ here to offer help with resources

In an ongoing effort to provide excellent constituent services, Congressman Jody Hice will host “Mobile Office Hours” with an opportunity for 10th District residents in Wilkes County to meet with his staff this month.  More...

Second graders ring in the new year

Students in Mary Lois Akins-Newsome’s second grade class at Washington Wilkes Primary School enjoyed ringing in the new year upon returning to school from Christmas break on January 4 with fun More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Johnny Jennings, the Good Samaritan

Perhaps you’ve heard of Johnny Jennings. I had not, but thanks to Beverley Laliberte, I have now. She told me about the man that’s the last of a dying breed. More...

Broom give you blisters? Hopefully they are from sweeping, not flying

I've gotten blisters from using this broom,” a wife complained to her husband. “Well, next time just take the car,” he responded. More...

Book Review

Sam Shepard: A Life

In Sam Shepard: A Life, John Winters provides a detailed and comprehensive biography chronicling the life of Samuel Shepard Rogers III, known professionally as Sam Shepard. More...

Sports

Area anglers anticipate Atlanta’s fly fishing show

Anglers from throughout the southeastern United States are waiting for the unofficial opening of the 2018 season: the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show, February 2-3 at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, in Duluth. More...

Gammon signs to play for the Bears at TMU

Tiger baseball player Curt Gammon signed a letter of intent Monday, January 8, as a preferred walk-on with Truett McConnell University located in Cleveland, Georgia.  More...

W-WCHS Tiger Baseball 2018 Varsity Schedule

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Worship

Sixth step on God’s chosen path

God’s sixth step on His chosen path of grace involves the first step God made when He sent His angel, Gabriel, to speak to Zacharias about the birth of His and Sara h’ s child John in their old age. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Affiliate, OLLI@UGA will host its membership and registration coffee on Friday, January 12, from 3-4 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House. For more information contact Joe Harris at 706-678-2818 or jharriswafia@nu-z.net.   More...

Vibrant Communities grant will provide screen for spring movies on The Square

People in Wilkes County will have several opportunities this spring to watch free movies on The Square in Washington on a brand new screen with a powerful new sound system.  More...

City begins new pickup schedule for daily pickup of waste, debris

In an ongoing effort to make city operations more efficient, the City of Washington will change its pickup days for yard waste and white goods.  More...

City Council meeting to be held Friday, 3:30

The City of Washington’s first meeting of the City Council for 2018 was postponed from Monday, January 8, and will be held this Friday, January 12, at The Pope Center.  The meeting will be preceded by a work session at 3 p.m. More...

News

Chesnut, Granade honored by W-WSAR

At the Christmas meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, Linda Chesnut (left) and Janet Granade (right) were recognized by president Lou Harris for their service to the chapter during the year.  Chesnut received More...

W-WCHS’ latest valedictorian is awarded Booker Scholarship

Destiny Favors, a 2017 valedictorian of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School received the Reese J. Booker Scholarship Certificate Award valued at $500.  More...

Victory Baptist sets third Bible Institute to begin January 22

The Victory Baptist Bible Institute will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2018 for the third year in a row.  This year, the leaders will be teaching a survey course on the Old Testament and will also cover the doctrine of the church (ecclesiology) More...

Letters

Christmas tree donations help provide equipment for hospital

TO THE EDITOR:   For several years the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has decorated a Christmas tree near the hospital entrance for all to enjoy during the holiday season, a “Tree of Love.”  More...

Wills Memorial gives highest quality care; is county’s top priority

TO THE EDITOR:   I was in Wills Memorial Hospital twice last week and the care that I received was of the highest quality. I could not ask for better.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Clarence Wilson

Funeral services for Robert Clarence Wilson, 75, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donny Berry, Rev. Phil Campbell, and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Tina Marie McAvoy

A memorial service for Tina Marie McAvoy, 52, of Athens, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 3684 Skull Shoals Road, in Washington. More...

Troy Anthony Climons

Funeral services for Sgt. Troy Anthony Climons were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at New Springhill Baptist Church in Philomath. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Cornelia Johnson Circle members enjoy tour of Ronald McDonald House in Augusta Jan. 2

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church enjoyed a tour of the Ronald Mc- Donald House in Augusta for their meeting on Tuesday, January 2.  More...

OLLI membership coffee is planned for Friday, Jan. 12

The Washington Affiliate of OLLI@UGA will host a membership and registration coffee on Friday, January 12, from 3-4 p.m. at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator.  More...

Charlie Mae Moon honored at Peppa Pig birthday party

Charlie Mae Moon, daughter of Karmen and John Moon, celebrated her third birthday with a Peppa Pig party on Saturday, December 16.  Charlie Mae and her guests enjoyed playing games like “Feed Peppa and George," and “Pin the Tail on P More...