April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations, sponsors needed for expanded fireworks show

With this year’s expanded Independence Day celebration only nine weeks away, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to the community for sponsorships and donations. More...

W-WCHS kids promenade to ‘Arabian Nights’ theme

Hundreds of enthusiastic friends and family members came out Saturday night to see their favorite W-WCHS seniors make their big Senior Walk, the highlight of the annual Junior-Senior Prom. More...

Aggravated assaults, DUIs charged in latest roundup of Wilkes arrests

In a roundup of local law enforcement activity in Wilkes County over the last month, a larger than usual number of arrests for aggravated assault were recorded, with fewer DUIs, and several drug cases. More...

Saturday’s Sharon Shenanigans will show off new garden club park area

This Saturday’s third annual Sharon Shenanigans will kick off with festivities at the newly refurbished Sharon Garden Club. More...

Wills Memorial gets a new defibrillator

Wills Memorial Hospital employees Sharae Stephens, LPN; Nipporah Gladmon, admissions clerk; and Johnnie Westbrook, LPN show off the emergency department’s new defibrillator that was purchased d More...

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The Office Cat

Birthday suit needs pressing

The Office Cat

Robert and Ed at Talk of the Town on The Square had some special visitors last week. Bobby Deen, son of the famous Paula Deen of Savannah, was in town and had lunch at the restaurant. More...

Opinions

A plague of evil screaming cicadas amuses me, but only if they’re attacking some city up North

You remember our invasion of millions of noisy 13-year cicadas five years ago? The giant, sex-crazed bugs with eyes the color of blood, who hatched, climbed trees to make a racket and find a mate, then died, all in about two weeks? More...

My Name is Lucy Barton

Book Review

“I had not seen my mother for years, and I kept staring at her; I could not figure out why she looked so different.” Lucy has explained in the opening pages that many years ago she had to stay in the hospital for nine weeks. More...

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Obituaries

George Allen Bunch

Private graveside services for George Allen Bunch, 91, of Thomson Road, were held at Midway United Methodist Church in Lincoln County on Monday, April 25, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. More...

Marion Hill Barnett Jr.

Graveside services for Marion Hill Barnett Jr., 82, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. More...

Elizabeth Blackmon Dunnaway

Elizabeth Blackmon Dunnaway, 77, of Big Cedar Road, died Saturday, April 23, at Wills Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Dunnaway was born in Tignall, and had lived in Wilkes County all of her life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church will celebrate its 118th church anniversary on Sunday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will be served. . More...

Chairman explains need for SPLOST at forum

First to speak at Tuesday night’s candidate forum was Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore, who spoke of the importance of voting to pass the renewal of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) which is on the ballot in the May 24 e More...

Shiloh Lodge cleans up city roads, challenges others to ‘pick a street’

For the last two months, members of Shiloh No. 63 Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Washington have been picking up trash on two local streets, and now they’re challenging other civic groups to step up and do the same. More...

Voters hear from local, area candidates at forum

With early voting in person for the May 24 General Primary/Special Election set to begin Monday, May 2, local voters filled The Court Street Livery in Washington Tuesday night to hear from most of the local and regional candidates on the ballot. More...

They’re gonna put me in the movies

The former May Sally’s Diner has been bought and delivered to television and film mogul Tyler Perry, sources say, to be used in the expansion of his Georgia operations that will be using much o More...

Getting ready for ‘Little Women’

Jared Burk, Shannon Bentley, Beth LeBlanc, Chloe Bailey, and Nicole Bailey go through dress rehearsals this week for upcoming performances of Little Women – The Broadway Musical set for Friday, More...

Photo

As the Grim Reaper (at right) visits students as they recite their stories, Washington Fire Rescue and Wilkes EMS simulate treating injured patients at the pre-prom Ghost Out last week. More...

News

Explains seriousness of child abuse

Britt Hammond told the Washington Rotary Club that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and pointed out that child abuse is seriously under-reported with only about 35 percent of cases getting prope More...

Caloga Family Farm is Wills Memorial patron

Randy Palmer, Judy Stich, and Charles McIntosh of the Caloga Family Farm join the family of Wills Memorial Hospital patrons. “Mrs. More...

Athens Tech’s Lu-Owl will help its students prepare for workforce

The public is invited to “Come dance, drink, and dine for a great cause” at the fourth annual Athens Tech Foundation Lu-Owl featuring the Dirk Howell Band. The Lu-Owl will be held Friday, May 6, at the Athens Cotton Press. More...

Sports

Optimist 5k starts at courthouse Saturday

This Saturday, April 30, the fifth annual Washington Optimist 5K will kick off at 8:15 a.m. at the Wilkes County courthouse. Previous races have attracted more than 100 runners from all over the state. More...

Tiger Club golf tourney is planned for May 14 at W-W Country Club

It’s that time of the year to tee the White Ball up! The Washington Wilkes Tiger Club is putting on its annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. The Calcutta will be held Friday, May 13, starting at 7 p.m. More...

Crabbe inducted to Oglethorpe’s Sports Hall of Fame on April 15

David Crabbe, son of Richard and Elizabeth Crabbe of Washington, was inducted into the 2016 class of the Oglethorpe University Sports Hall of Fame last Friday night, April 15. More...

Worship

Introduction to Abraham’s faith

After the flood and the destruction mankind, because of sin, God introduces to the world, after it began to repopulate through Noah and his family, a very special person called Abram. “ Now the Lord had said unto Abram, More...

Personalities

Peggy Barnett will present ‘kiddie-lit’ program at OLLI

The Washington affilitate of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia (OLLI@ UGA) will hear a local speaker at the session on Monday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House. More...

DAR speaker provides info about migration to Georgia

Dale L. Couch presented an informative program to members and guests at the Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR, meeting Monday, April 18, at the Woman’s Club. Mr. Couch, introduced by Linda Chesnut, is Adjunct Curator of the Henry D. More...

Young-at-Heart members enjoy ‘country estate’ outing April 21

The Young-at-Heart of First United Methodist Church enjoyed “A Huck Finn Adventure on the ‘Mighty Miss…..Holley’s Pond’” Thursday, April 21. More...