January 17, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Parker will manage Main Street in addition to historical duties

The City of Washington’s Director of Historic Properties, Janet Parker, has been hired to take over the duties of the recently departed Main Street Director Elizabeth Elliott. More...

Chamber adds high-profile speakers to banquet program

A pair of high-profile speakers have been added to the program for the upcoming Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Political leaders need our prayers more than our criticisms and scorn

A busload of politicians were traveling a country road when they suddenly careened into a pasture and crashed into an old farmer’s barn.  The farmer dug a big hole and buried the politicians. More...

Book Review

The Indigo Girl

The Indigo Girl is a romantic novel. It rises above the stereotype because it is based on an historic person and the solution to a real problem. More...

Athens overjoyed to see one of its own as governor

With the inauguration of Brian Kemp, who has become Georgia’s 83rd governor, the city of Athens is abuzz with excitement – overjoyed to see one of its own become the chief executive of our state.  More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

As we move into chapter 12 of The Revelation to John, we see a vision in heaven, given to John, where God gives Israel another chance to get it right in their relationship, with God saving mankind from sin through God’s Son, Jesus Christ.  More...

Personalities

Bourn speaks at Iris Garden Club meeting about keeping honeybees

Kathleen Bourn of Canon presented a most interesting program on beekeeping at the Iris Garden Club meeting Tuesday, January 8, at the Robert Toombs House.  More...

Alligood speaks to Woman’s Club on health, well-being through yoga

Talisha Alligood was guest speaker at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, January 14, at the clubhouse.  More...

Annual Carat Cupcake event set for Thursday, January 24, 5-7 p.m.

It’s cupcake time again and the excitement is mounting as everyone is getting their tickets for this annual Carat Cupcake event sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  This year’s event will be Thursday, January 24, fro More...

County is doing it right, chairman says; rest of SDS process could be simplified

Charging that consultants and lawyers engaged by the City of Washington have confused and unnecessarily complicated the process of formulating a Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) agreement between the county and the city, Wilkes County Commission Chair More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Breakfast, worship, parade highlight weekend activities

A series of actvities and events organized by the United Community Awareness Program (UCAP) in Washington will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Roads in Resthaven get names to aid in navigation

With the exception of the Cemetery Street entrance, the roads in and through Resthaven Cemetery have never had names but that is now changed, thanks to action by the City of Washington’s Cemetery Committee approved by the City Council Monday mo More...

Governor takes note of local club

Rotary District 6910 Governor Bruce Azavedo (left) visited the Washington club on his first official visit and praised the club for its leadership in youth service and in supporting the Rotary Foundation. More...

News

Cruisers make annual donations

At the first meeting of the new year for the Memory Lane Cruisers, President Barry Holloway gave checks amounting to almost $3,000 to various organizations from the club’s profits from the 2018 spring and fall Cruise Ins on The Square.  More...

February’s funding for SNAP to be available for participants

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the current federal government shutdown. More...

Five Wilkes students make Dean’s Lists

Five Wilkes County students have been named to the Dean’s Lists at four different post-secondary colleges for their 2018 fall semesters.  At Berry College in Rome, Andrea Hill is on the Dean’s List, works as photo editor for the scho More...

Sports

Happenings at W-WPRD

LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION BEGINS THIS WEEK

Boys and girls ages 4-16 can start signing up for the 2019 W-W Little League season today, Thursday, January 17, through Saturday, February 9, at the Little League office on Ashley Avenue.  The registration fee is $55 for all ages but there is a More...

Obituaries

Edward Paul George

A reception celebrating the life of Edward Paul “Ed” George Jr., 77, of Washington will be held at noon Saturday, January 19, in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Washington. More...

Trudie Bradford Sutherland

Memorial services for Trudie Bradford Sutherland, 72, of Washington will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Walton officiating. More...

Nancy Standard Bowden

A memorial service for Nancy Standard Bowden, 79, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2018, at Christ Church with Rev. Cynthia C. Knapp officiating. Interment followed in a private family service at Riverside Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will host a Happy Birthday Celebration for the City of Washington from 7-10 p.m. Friday, January 25, at the Washington Historical Museum.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Something to show your grandchildren

It’s interesting how some of the old photos featured in “Old Photo of the Week” get a lot of attention, with someone coming by the office quickly to claim the photo. More...