July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New fire standards raise insurance rates here

A change in the method of measurement from local fire departments to their potential areas of service has resulted in some Wilkes County residents being reclassified by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). More...

Elementary school roof nearly finished

With the start of school just three weeks away, construction crews are racing to complete the new roof on the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School before classes start. More...

Fireworks funds set up at local banks

A Washington businessman is establishing the “Washington-Wilkes Chamber Fireworks Fund” at local banks in hopes of raising the money needed for an Independence Day fireworks display without having to beg for help at the last minute. More...

Vendor applications needed for Mule Day festival Oct. 11

Vendor applications are needed for the 34th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 11. Organizers on the board of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce say food vendors and craft vendors are needed. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A ‘Little Golden’ education

World-known soprano Indra Thomas, sang for an almost capacity crowd Sunday at the First Baptist Church. More...

Opinions

My lifetime supply of ignorance seems unlimited, but every day is a chance to learn something new

One day just after my son Philip had finished the first grade, we were playing a game together on our first computer, and he was feeling pretty smart and accomplished. More...

Book Review

Defending Jacob

Jacob is the 14-year-old son of Laurie and Andy Barber. Like many teen-agers, Jacob can be less than lovable, but Andy and Laurie are very sympathic characters who love their son extravagantly. More...

University’s chapel is the perfect place for a Bulldog wedding

Kate and Kevin, delightful young friends, were recently married at the University of Georgia Chapel, which dates back to 1832—when a bride and groom would have been spirited away by horse and buggy following a ceremony, which would have been mo More...

Personalities

Abigail Amanda Aaron to marry Timothy Cameron Tribble Sept. 27

Janet Wilson Aaron of Tignall announces the engagement of her daughter, Abigail Amanda, to Timothy Cameron Tribble of Harlem, son of Diane Swint of Martinez and the late Craig Tribble of Harlem. More...

Matthew DeWeese honored at first birthday party July 5

Dickson Matthew DeWeese, son of Kristen and Jason DeWeese of Donalsonville, celebrated his first birthday on July 2 and was treated to a circus theme party Saturday, July 5, at his home. Matthew wore red shorts and a 1st birthday monogrammed shirt. More...

Jessica Katelyn Watson, Alexander Elliot Bond united in marriage on June 14 in Helen, Georgia

Jessica Katelyn Watson of Washington and Alexander Elliot Bond of Athens exchanged wedding vows in an impressive outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 14, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Unicoi State Park in Helen. Rev. More...

Breaking News - 3:13 PM

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Council eliminates city's police department

Mayor Ames Barnett and the three District 2 city councilmen pushed through a motion Thursday night to defund the budget of the Washington Police Department and set aside up to $400,000 to pay the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office to patrol the city for More...

Which way is the right way?

The American flags lining the green on The Square in Washington were first displayed flying with the field of stars in one direction, but are now changed to have the field going the other direction. More...

Theft of tree-cutting equipment hits businessman in the wallet

A Wilkes County businessman is struggling to make a living now after thieves stole much of the tree service equipment he owns, and he’s offering a cash reward if anyone can help him get back in business. More...

Vote in primary runoff election set 7-7,Tues., July 22

The newly extended period between the 2014 primary election on May 20 and the primary runoff is almost over, with all polling places across Wilkes County opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, for the runoff. More...

Andrews family honors parents, grandparents

Ashley Andrews, along with sons Ashton and Alex, places a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board in honor of parents and grandparents George and Cherie Andrews. More...

News

4-H’ers are active in many community service projects

Everyone likes to feel needed and should take pride in helping others. More...

Vacation Reading is winding down

“Todd Key’s Flying Debris” was the entertainment at the Mary Willis Library last Tuesday as part of the Vacation Reading Club activities. More...

Career Center starts new year, offers help in obtaining a GED

The Washington-Wilkes Career Center’s adult education program has begun its new school year and is currently accepting new students. Classes are free to anyone who does not have a high school diploma. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Atlanta native helps change the game

In 1973, the American League adopted what is known in baseball as the designated hitter rule or the DH. More...

Tiger bandsmen will be attending camp as they prepare for ’14 marching season

Preparations for the Washington Wilkes Tiger Band’s 2014 season kick into high gear next week as band students attend a round of band camps “First, there’s a meeting for all sixth through 12th grade band students Monday evening, Jul More...

Worship

40 days after resurrection: Jesus finishes His walk

(Luke 24:49-53; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:6-14) More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Housing Authority of the City of Washington will hold a board meeting today, Thursday, July 17, at the Authority office beginning at 5 p.m. . The Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church annual revival will be held July 28-30 at 7:30 nightly. More...