April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City will spray for mosquitos starting May 8

The City of Washington will start spraying for the control of mosquitos the week of May 8.  “As was done last year, the spraying will take place late at night to avoid coming in contact with residents, City Administrator Sherri Bailey said More...

Sharon Shenanigans to offer more than ever

If it’s springtime, you can be sure that Sharon’s up to its Shenanigans again! More...

Danes visit daughter at end of her studies here

The Washington Rotary Club’s GRSP (Georgia Rotary Student Program) student, Sophie Florio from Denmark (fourth from right) welcomed her entire family for a week-long visit as she nears the comp More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘I do, I do, I do believe in spooks’

Don’t miss the beautifully planted urns on The Square and on Robert Toombs Avenue. They really add a lot to the recent beautification of the downtown area. More...

Opinions

Our cicadas are still snoozing but Brood II will soon be giving the East Coast a taste

You remember the invasion of millions of noisy cicadas a few springs ago? The giant red-eyed bugs who hatched, climbed trees to make a racket, find a mate and die in about two weeks?  More...

Book Review

Sun Moon Earth

A total eclipse of the Sun is the only astronomical wonder that requires no telescope or complicated equipment to see. “No other experience comes close to the multisensory strangeness of this most unnatural of natural events…. More...

Good neighbors, deeds endear places like Bishop to us

BISHOP – U. S. More...

Obituaries

Odian Adolph Denard

Funeral services for Odian Adolph Denard, 90, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. More...

Mary Magdalene Heard

Funeral services for Mary Magdalene Heard were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at New Springfield Baptist Church in Philomath, Georgia. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Dilmus Martin Blackmon

Dr. Dilmus Martin Blackmon of Athens died Monday, April 17, in Athens after a long illness.  The youngest child of the late James Hines Blackmon and Norma Alice Martin Blackmon, he was born August 11, 1933, in Washington, Georgia. More...

Personalities

Declaring April as Month of Military Child

Anna Gentry is pictured with Governor Nathan Deal at the State Capitol as she joined others in attending the Governor’s Proclamation declaring April as the Month of the Military Child in Georgi More...

New Beginnings

Jackson Brian Dyson

Brittney and Chris Dyson of Thomson announce the birth of their son, Jackson Brian, on Friday, April 14, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. Jackson weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

WMH Auxiliary Appreciation Luncheon held on April 20

A number of Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were honored at the annual WMH Auxiliary Spring Appreciation Luncheon held Thursday, April 20, in the hospital’s Gordon Street Lobby.  More...

Corps responds to reports of alligators in Clark’s Hill; urges use of common sense

Community members have raised concern over alligators potentially living in Clark’s Hill Lake, after noticing signage posted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers at Petersburg Campground in Appling regarding the animals.  More...

Deadline nears for Youth Drama Camp signup

Summer break is fast approaching and that means the Washington Little Theater’s annual Summer Youth Drama Camp is getting ready for another fun production.  More...

W-W bands will present spring concert on The Square

The Washington-Wilkes middle and high school bands will present their spring concert next Tuesday, May 2, on The Square beginning at 6 p.m.  The concert is free to the public and everyone in the community is encouraged to attend. More...

Southern Fried Funeral is spring production

The cast of Southern Fried Funeral includes (l-r) Sherri Bowers, Cindy Russell, Shay Harris, and Jared Burk. More...

Troupe M. Harris scholarship is now available for 17-18

The First Baptist Church of Washington invites any high school or college student who is a resident of Wilkes County and is majoring in or intends to major in the area of fine arts to apply for the Troupe M. Harris Jr. More...

News

Lawson recognized at Shorter’s Awards Day

Wilkes County student William Lawson accepts the Interdisciplinary Studies Award at Shorter University from Dr. More...

Rolling closure of boat ramps scheduled for Thurmond Lake

Officials at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake announced a rolling closure of boat ramps at the reservoir in order to re-stripe and repave the ramps before the main recreation season opens. In all cases the ramps will be open on weekends.  More...

Ashton Wilkes Andrews

On behalf of Ashton Wilkes Andrews, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the community’s support during the tragic loss of our son. Words cannot begin to express our heartache. Our hearts are forever shattered. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Donate Life to those waiting for needed organs, tissue

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Atlanta debuts at Suntrust Park

“Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I’ll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will.” – Harry Caray, baseball announcer   More...

Tiger tennis team one of elite eight, hosting Trion Wednesday afternoon

The W-W Tiger girls tennis team has advanced to the state’s Elite Eight with a decisive victory over Johnson County in the first round of the Class A state playoffs.  The 4-1 win over Johnson took four hours to play and included four tiebr More...

Bad week for baseball takes W-W Tigers out

An unfortunate forfeiture resulting from an altercation between the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team and the Stratford Academy team last week was the beginning of the end for the W-W diamondmen in 2017.The game was logged with the official score More...

Worship

Jesus delivers us from unbelief

In the Old Testament, the Israelites, God’s first chosen people, were not able to become a complete work of God because of their unbelief and sin in their lives when they broke the laws of God, the Ten Commandments. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Department of Juvenile Justice will conduct the first of several job fairs to staff the new Regional Youth Detention Center on Thursday, May 4, at The Pope Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  .  More...