May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Short meeting trend continues as county acts on just one item

In another of its now typical short regular meetings, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners handled only a single item of business before adjourning to Executive Session in order to discuss job performance issues. More...

300 YEARS OF MEMORIES

Alumni reminisce at NASA meeting

The annual meeting of the North Alexander School Association took on a historical note as three former students from the school reminisced about times gone by. More...

Donations beginning to come in for Independence Day fireworks

Donations are beginning to come in for this year’s big Washington Wilkes Independence Day fireworks celebration, but more is needed to pay for a high-quality fireworks display. The celebration is set for 6 p.m. More...

Recent Wilkes Relay for Life is close to making its 2015 goal

For a rainy evening, last month’s 2015 Wilkes Relay for Life has come very close to making its goal this year, organizers announced after last week’s Relay wrap-up meeting. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Recorders bring back memories

Marvin Hudson, our Major League Baseball umpire, will be in Atlanta May 21-24 to umpire the Atlanta Braves games. Check him out. l More...

Opinions

Every day is Memorial Day for military’s leaders whose Pentagon offices face Arlington cemetery

No group of people on earth are more aware of the truest, deepest meaning of Memorial Day than the sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Marines who serve, or have served, in America’s armed forces. More...

Book Review

Bittersweet

Colleen McCullough has written numerous novels, the best known of which is probably The Thorn Birds. Bittersweet is set in McCullough’s native Australia, during the 1920s and ’30s. More...

The North Georgia mountains bring pace, perspective to life

HELEN – When you meet a man on the river, more than likely you can expect that you are being introduced to a gentleman. More...

Obituaries

Carrie Mae Callaway

Carrie Mae Callaway entered into rest Wednesday, May 13. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m. from New Saints C.M.E. Church. Interment was at Gibson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Sheila Yvette Barnes

Sheila Yvette Barnes entered into rest Monday, May 11. The family greeted friends on Friday, May 15, from 6-7 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. from Springfield Baptist Church. Interment was at City West Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Liam Towles baptised at First Presbyterian in Athens on April 26

William Marks Towles IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Marks Towles III of Watkinsville, participated in an Infant Baptism Service on Sunday, April 26, at First Presbyterian Church in Athens. More...

Jo Jackson honored at 101st birthday celebration May 7

Jo Jackson was honored on the occasion of her 101st birthday at a celebration Thursday, May 7, at Harpers Personal Care where she resides. “Little Jo” as all the residents lovingly refer to Mrs. More...

Kendrick Ward entertained at ‘Tickled Pink’ baby shower

Kendrick Harris Ward of Greensboro was entertained at a “Tickled Pink” baby shower Saturday morning, May 16, at The Rider House on Court Street. Hostesses for the shower were Alicia DeWeese, Teresa Eason, Mary Newsome, and Vonice Wells. More...

Wilkes school teachers to receive annual supplements this paycheck

Wilkes County teachers and administrators will be getting their 2015 supplements in one big payment with May’s monthly paycheck, Superintendent Dr. Rosemary W. Caddell told the Wilkes County Board of Education Monday afternoon. More...

Burglar assaults man, flees cops, is still at large

Authorities are still searching for an alleged burglar who was apparently interrupted by a resident in a home on Spring Street Monday morning, resulting in an intensive manhunt that brought sheriff’s deputies, Georgia State Patrol troopers, a p More...

Tiger Class of 2015 commencement could see 100 graduates march Fri.

There could be more than 100 graduates of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Class of 2015 walking in commencement exercises this Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. More...

Final Confederate government acts topic of CWRT

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of President Jefferson Davis and the remnants of the Confederate government being in Washington Wilkes, local historian Robert “Skeet” Willingham will present “‘It is all over’ – More...

Skates, bikes, skateboards to return to Square for ‘Wednesdays on Wheels’

Skate nights – for kids on bicycles, tricycles, skates, or skateboards – are coming back to The Square with the first Wednesdays on Wheels set for next Wednesday, May 27, from 6-8 p.m. bringing back an old summertime tradition for kids. More...

News

FBLA appreciates W-WMS teachers

Washington-Wilkes Middle School FBLA members showed their teachers how much they are appreciated during Teacher Appreciation Week by making them two different gifts. More...

May is Beef Month in Georgia

Because May is Beef Month in Georgia, Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore (left), Washington Mayor Ames Barnett (center), and Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association President Shane Moore More...

Groceries for a year is prize in Bi-Lo’s Great Giveaway

Fifteen lucky Bi-Lo customers will win free groceries for a year by entering the Great Grocery Giveaway today through June 16. Every customer who enters will receive a $10 off $100 purchase coupon upon entering a valid email address online. More...

Letters

To the Editor

God’s hands provided assistance for unexpected event

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Sports

W-WPRD outlines activities planned for summer

Summer sports and activities going on through the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department include: 1. Starz Basketball Camp – June 1-July 17; 9 a.m.-noon. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Basketball hall of famer is also Nat’l League MVP

It has always been interesting to me to take a look at the careers of players who played two professional sports. There are several multi-sport pro players, but baseball has had only a handful that played in the majors and in professional football. More...

Worship

Jesus, the resurrection of life

Mary and Martha, along with some of their friends, were peeved that Jesus hadn’t rushed to the bedside when Lazarus was dying. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be an open house at the Washington-Wilkes Municipal Airport on Thursday, June 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. held as a Chamber After Hours event. More...