November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

First Baptist Pre-k donates canned goods to Stephen’s House

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christian love, kids at the First Baptist Church Pre-k have been collecting canned goods during the month of November for the Stephen’s House ministry. More...

Belmont, one of only four of its kind, to be featured on ’17 Tour of Homes

The original grant of land on which this house stands was awarded to George Walton, Justice of the Federal Court, Gover nor of Georgia, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Saving Trinity: the decades astonish and steal

(Author’s Note: This three-part story portrays a church in danger of collapsing and the people who love it. France’s Gothic cathedrals inspired architect George Walker’s design for Abbeville’s Trinity Episcopal Church. More...

Being glad to find lost items not the same as Jesus’ joy over one sinner who repents

After installing a carpet, the carpet layer stepped outside for a smoke but quickly realized he’d lost his cigarettes. He walked back inside to look for them and noticed a bump under the carpet in the middle of the room. More...

Book Review

My Darling Detective

Jacob Rigolet was at an upscale art auction on behalf of his employer when a woman walked up to the item being shown and threw a jar of black ink at the famous photograph. More...

Obituaries

Larry Michael McAvoy

Larry Michael McAvoy, 71, of Washington passed away on November 3, 2017. He had been in failing health for the past few years. A family memorial will be held at a later date.  Mr. McAvoy was born in Washington, Georgia, on August 14, 1946. More...

Linda Hamilton Albea

Funeral services for Linda Hamilton Albea, 66, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Denny and Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. Burial followed at 3 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder, Georgia. More...

Emmett Alfred Taylor

Memorial Services for Emmett Alfred “Mickey” Taylor, 53, of Union Point, Georgia, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church (North Campus) in Greensboro with Rev. Hugh Hendrickson officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, December 3, at 3 p.m. through downtown Tignall ending at the old school grounds.  .  The W-WCHS and W-WMS band concert will be held at 6 p.m. More...

CTAE program in Wilkes schools readies students for career entry

A recent overview of the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program implemented within the Wilkes County school system highlighted its practical, hands-on approach to education, and how it’s offered to students on every level. More...

Making way for new beauty

The demolition of sidewalks and other paving on the south side of West Robert Toombs Avenue is almost complete in the first phase of a beautification project that will boast of new paving and entrywa More...

‘Love and Care in a Shoebox” begins annual drive to serve Wilkes seniors

It’s time for the 13th annual Washington Wilkes “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox,” and volunteers will soon begin to collect Christmas gift boxes and bags with the goal of personally presenting one to every senior in every elde More...

Optimists offers Christmas tree sale downtown near The Square

The Optimist Club of Washington has begun its annual sale of beautiful Frazier Fir Christmas trees as of Wednesday, November 22. More...

Scarlett and Rhett get a facelift

John Christian, who painted the mural at the corner of Spring Street and Robert Toombs Avenue, has refreshed the Gone With The Wind mural on the Retro building on Spring Street. More...

News

Dooley to discuss new book at CWRT meeting next Tue.

The legendary University of Georgia Bulldog football Coach Vince Dooley will present “The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Tuesday evening, November 28, at 6 p.m. in the Fitzpatrick Hotel.  More...

Class tours capitol, takes part in mock trial

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High school Legal Environment of Business class toured the Georgia Capitol and Georgia Supreme Court on October 18.  “The State Capital and Supreme Court tours bring to life what the students had studied More...

Episcopal bazaar and luncheon set for December 2

The Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon, an annual event created by the Episcopal Church Women, will be held on Saturday, December 2. More...

Worship

An Old Testament Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving season is a special time in the life of our nation. More...

Personalities

Graham Newsome sworn in to Georgia Bar on November 10

Graham Newsome was officially sworn in to the Georgia Bar by the Honorable Regina M. More...

Mahlory Wood guest of honor at baby shower November 12

Mahlory Waller Wood was honored at a baby shower given by Paula Stevens and Alicia Madden on Sunday, November 12, in the Mary Burton Callaway Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  Mrs. More...

Mary Grace Cravens, Abhishek Thopiah Haritha united in marriage October 14 in Birmingham

Dr. Mary Grace Cravens of Washington and Dr. Abhishek Thopiah Haritha of Pelham, Alabama, were united in marriage in a service of worship on Saturday, October 14. The double-ring wedding ceremony was officiated by Dr. More...