July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia State Patrol leads police report with large number of DUI, other arrests

In the latest roundup of law enforcement action in Wilkes County, 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...

Wilkes Relay for Life organizers hoping for new ideas, new participants for 2015

The 2014 Wilkes Relay for Life wrapped up this year’s fund-raising effort recently, and a longtime Relay organizer has agreed to chair the 2015 Wilkes Relay. More...

Counseling now available at Wills Memorial

Chris Mayo, LCSW, has joined the staff of Wills Memorial Hospital as a counselor who provides individual, group, and family counseling for all ages. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

When ‘have’ and ‘pitch’ are almost synonymous

A buffalo lives in Rayle! In a lush pasture supplied by his “keeper” with all the conveniences a buffalo needs. More...

Opinions

The last days of July used to be mid-summer, with none of today’s ‘back-to-school’ nonsense

For the last several years, the last week of July has always seemed a little sad for me for one big reason: back-to-school sales, back-to-school open houses, back-to-school anything, really. It’s July, for crying out loud. More...

Book Review

When I Was a Child

Marilynne Robinson has written three acclaimed novels (Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home) and three books of non-fiction. This latest book is a collection of essays, some of which have appeared in magazines. More...

Love, laughter, hospitality enhance Tiger Mountain Vineyards

TIGER – The rest of the story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards has to do with tootin’ the horn of vineyard founders John and Martha Ezzard and their partners John and Marilyn McMullan. More...

Obituaries

Rodney Gayle Roberson

Funeral services for Rodney ­Gayle Roberson, 55, of Wilkes County, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the First Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Albert H. Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Joseph Benjamin Rogers

Funeral services for Joseph Benjamin Rogers, 89, were conducted Saturday, July 26, at 3 p.m. in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Burial was held on Tuesday, July 29, at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Quinnetta Akia Cofer to wed Jarvis Alexander McMichael

Gloria and Aaron Cofer of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Quinnetta Akia, of Augusta, to Jarvis Alexander Mc- Michael, son of Sonia and Gregory McMichael of Evans. More...

Jack and Marcia Delany honored at 45th anniversary celebration

Jack and Marcia Delany were entertained on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary at a celebration given by their daughters, Gina Gay of Lawrenceville and Joanna Delany of Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, July 12, at the Delany home on Upton Mill More...

Lillian Cole dedicated at Tabernacle Baptist in Raleigh, N.C. July 13

Lillian Reeves Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Cole of Raleigh, N.C., was dedicated Sunday morning, July 13, during the worship services at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh, N. C., where her father serves as minister of music. More...

Three city police officers already hired, four more will soon become deputies

Several former Washington police officers are either now wearing the brown uniform of a Wilkes County Sheriff’s deputy or soon will, Sheriff Mark Moore said Tuesday. More...

School open houses next week will welcome Wilkes students, parents for new school year

The fun of summer will be over next week for nearly 1,700 Wilkes County public school students as teachers and administrators across the Wilkes County school system begin their preplanning Monday, then schools will each hold open houses during the we More...

Shop Washington this weekend during back-to-school tax break

For two days this weekend, Georgia residents will not pay taxes on computers, clothing, shoes, or school supplies More...

Group studies educational possibilities

Dr. Allen Coulter presented a brief history of the 1779 battle at Kettle Creek to a group studying the educational possibilities of the site. More...

Tiger Band prepares for new season with camps

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger Band go through their paces in the July sun Tuesday morning as band camp is in full swing this week. More...

News

‘Dancing Divas’ delight Kiwanians

Breckyn Hudson, director of the Washington Dance Academy, leads the “Dancing Divas” (right) in a tap routine to the 1979 Donna Summer hit “Hot Stuff” at last week’s Wash More...

Fundraiser offers original watercolors

A group of five original watercolors like the one shown above by Georgia artist Norma Jean Trammell have been donated by her to the Friends of the Library. More...

CSRA unemployment jumps to 8.7 percent during month of May

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) increased to 8.7 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in May. More...

Letters

Washington has become politically polarized

TO THE EDITOR: The best thing about my life is that I had the honor of being born in Washington, Georgia, 48 years ago. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

It might be the strangest game ever

William L. “Bill” Veeck Jr. grew up in Chicago where he was at one time the president of the Chicago Cubs. More...

Worship

Jesus: the Light and the Word

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). God spoke the world into existence. “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). More...

County Line Baptist to host homecoming and revival Aug. 3-6

County Line Baptist Church will hold homecoming and revival services beginning on Sunday, August 3, at 11 a.m. “We will celebrate with lunch on the grounds,” Pastor Allen White reported. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Springhill Baptist Church of Philomath will host homecoming and revival services beginning this weekend. Homecoming is scheduled for August 3 at 11 a.m. along with the regular service. More...