August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Children’s Playhouse returns September 9

Young actors rehearse their songs Monday night in preparation for the upcoming annual Children’s Playhouse event. More...

Tink’s Grass-fed Beef helps children connect farm-grown food with lunch

School children in Burke County are learning to connect Georgia grown farm food with their school lunches with help from a Wilkes County beef and pork producer. More...

Qualifying opens Monday for all November municipal elections

Qualifying opens Monday for the November municipal elections in Washington, Tignall, and Rayle, and campaign signs are already popping up as candidates indicate their interest to run for election or re-election. More...

’16 Wilkes Relay kicks off, theme is ‘Hunting for Cure’

The first meeting to help organize the 2016 Wilkes County Relay for Life last Tuesday night was well attended, organizers say, giving hope that the May event will be a success. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Proud of her clothesline

There are so many houses in Washington that have had new owners in recent weeks that it is very hard to keep up with them. Many of our readers have asked about them and I have finally got some legitimate information on several of them. More...

Opinions

Some people run away when trouble comes, but some always run to the sound of battle

It’s often been said that those of us who are warriors at heart will always run to the sound of battle, and that’s what happened in France last Friday. More...

Book Review

Catherine the Great

With a subject like Catherine, Robert Massie has no difficulty writing an interesting book. He has written other biographies about Russian rulers (Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandria,) and histories of Britain and Germany, in addition to Russia. More...

The sights of Victoria, British Columbia, are well worth the trip

VICTORIA, British Columbia – Getting here may be the most fun of a trip over from Port Angeles, Washington to this province’s capital city. More...

Obituaries

Mablean Smith Sherrer

Funeral services for Mablean Smith Sherrer, 80, of Philomath Road, were held Friday, August 21, at 11 a.m. at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. She died Tuesday evening, August 18, at her home. More...

Walter Edward Burdette Jr.

Graveside services for Walter Edward (Ed) Burdette Jr., of Washington were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 23, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Mr. Burdette died Friday afternoon at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Letty M. Hickman

Funeral services for Rev. Letty M. Hickman will be held Saturday, August 29, from Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She entered into rest Thursday, August 20. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The 100 Women in White program will be held at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center on September 13 at 3 p.m. The public is invited. . More...

Troopers,Wilkes deputies help capture fleeing Oglethorpe Co. gunman

Washington-based Georgia State Patrol troopers and Wilkes County deputies were involved in a chase and shooting Monday afternoon on Centerville Road just across the county line in Oglethorpe County, authorities say. More...

GSP to be on lookout for DUIs Labor Day

Just as they did over the Independence Day holiday, the upcoming Labor Day weekend will see Washington Wilkes-based Georgia State Patrol troopers on patrol and holding road checks throughout the city and county in an effort to curb drunk driving, par More...

Tuesday death of Norman St. infant is under investigation

Authorities are investigating the unexplained death of a five-weekold baby girl early Tuesday morning. More...

Classic cars, hot rods, and Model A’s will fill Washington-Wilkes weekends

Two weekends in September will see Washington-Wilkes full of old cars. More...

Fire damages McDonald’s truck

Firefighters from the Washington Fire Department put out a fire Saturday night that heavily damaged a cherry picker truck belonging to Cravco Inc. More...

Outreach helps inform seniors, caregivers

Registered dietitian Kathryn Filipiak tells seniors about the importance of regular meal times and hobbies Saturday at a Seniors Outreach Conference at New Salem Baptist Church. More...

News

Honored for half a century of service

Milton Broome was honored by Tabor Baptist Church for 50 years of service to the church as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent, during a service of recognition on Sunday, August 16. More...

Student Council, Beta Club selling barbecue for D.C. trip

The Student Council and Beta Club of Washington-Wilkes Middle School will be going on a threenight trip to Washington, D.C. March 31-April 3, 2016, and fundraising efforts have already begun. More...

Students, coaches tell of FCA’s importance at W-WCHS

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Hoping to get city back where it was

TO THE EDITOR: The mayor, city administrator, and council have worked hard, making some tough decisions toward getting Washington back to a sound finan- cial position. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers win in first region game, will host two more 8AA foes this week

The W-W Lady Tigers softball team won both of its games last week including a 2-1 region win at home against Oglethorpe. More...

Defenders place third in Shootout

The Georgia Defenders, a team of 9-10-year old boys from Washington-Wilkes, played in the August Shootout baseball tournament in Milledgeville and finished in third place. More...

Hunter education course is required before season starts

As hunting season draws near, the Law Enforcement Division of Georgia Department of Natural Resources will begin holding hunter education classes each month through December. More...

Worship

Jesus prepares believers for suffering

When we are born physically the mother feels great pain. When we are born spiritually we feel great pain. When Jesus spoke to the Apostles about spiritual birth He warned them of the coming pain, but also the joy that would follow. More...

Personalities

Shannon Tench pinned during nursing ceremony held July 29

Shannon Cosby Tench was pinned during the Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony Wednesday, July 29, at the Oconee Fall Line Technical College Franks-Thiele Auditorium in Sandersville. Mrs. More...

Calli Nickels and Clinton Dikoff exchange marriage vows July 25 in Hermosa, S.D.

Calli Nickels of Rapid City, S.D., and Clinton Dikoff of Hermosa, S.D., exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, July 25, at four-thirty in the afternoon in the pasture at the Dikoff family ranch in Hermosa. Rev. More...

Pearson Wells enjoys third birthday party with family and friends

Pearson Wells, son of Jessica and Joyner Wells, celebrated his third birthday Monday, August 10. On his birthday, Pearson was treated to a birthday dinner at the home of Maw Maw and Pop Pop, Vonice and Michael Wells. More...