August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Parking football buses at Ashley Park could help solve game night problem

Cooperation between the Wilkes County schools and the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will help solve potential parking problems during home football games in the future. More...

Hand, foot, and mouth virus causing painful sores among school children

The seasonal increase in hand, foot, and mouth disease among Washington-Wilkes children is in full swing right now, and the Wilkes County Health Department is offering practical advice to parents for treating the common Coxsackie virus and minimizing More...

UGA heritage preservation students use Wilkes sites as living classrooms

The historic sites of Washington Wilkes acted as a living classroom for more than a dozen post-graduate college students last week. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Meals on Wheels deserves praise

That mini-storm we had Saturday night left half an inch in my rain gauge on Court Street, and three-fourths of an inch in Norris Ware’s gauge on Hill Street. It was very welcome. l ’Tis the season for church revivals and homecomings. More...

Opinions

Watching the summer Olympic Games on TV may help you appreciate athletes’ hard work

Sometimes the 24-hour coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on late-night cable TV has been a cure for insomnia, but sometimes the NBC’s efforts to cover the games has been so poor, from a dozen commercials an hour to tape delays of importa More...

Book Review

The Interestings

The Interestings are a group of young people at a summer arts camp, Spirit-in-the- Woods. They christen themselves “the Interestings” because they believe that they are. More...

First Lady Betty Sanders served us with grace, sense of humor

A TLANTA – Betty Foy Sanders, the widow of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders, at 90, looks regal just like she always has. More...

Obituaries

Mary Pauline Cross

Funeral services for Mary Pauline Cross, 83, were conducted Saturday, August 13, at 12 p.m. at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. She entered into rest Wednesday, August 10, at her residence. More...

Patricia Daniel Bailey

Patricia Daniel Bailey, 74, of Liberty Street in Washington, died Monday, August 8, at her home. Private family services were officiated by Rev. Mark Maddox. More...

Frank Samuel McGaughey 111

Memorial services for Frank Samuel McGaughey III, of Washington and Atlanta, were held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta on Saturday August 13, at 2 p.m. with reception following at the church. He died Saturday, August 6. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mulberry Baptist Church will have a homecoming service on Sunday, August 21, at 11:45 a.m. Revival services will be August 22- 24, at 7:30 p.m. nightly with Rev. Samuel Duggan, pastor of Greater Level Hill Baptist Church. The public is invited. . More...

Alleged infant murderer, Tignall robbery suspect indicted by grand jury

A Wilkes County Grand Jury has indicted a Washington woman in the August 2015 murder of a five-week old infant she was caring for on Norman Street. More...

Employee embezzlement cases now undergoing investigations

A Washington woman was arrested in connection with a theft from a store in Tignall after she admitted to taking bank deposits; and a second case of alleged employee theft from a Wilkes County business is under investigation. More...

Don’t miss ‘The Hallelujah Girls’ this weekend only

Tickets may be scarce and reservations are recommended for the Washington Little Theater Company’s only three performances of “The Hallelujah Girls” this weekend, set for Friday and More...

Chamber of Commerce Week brings business people together

One of the highlights of last week’s Chamber Week, Wednesday’s Chamber Member Marketplace (top photo), at the Pope Center allowed members to set up displays for the public to visit from t More...

News

Completes scholarship study in Norway

Hannah McTier (left), a 2016 graduate of Berry College and a 2012 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has just returned from a six-week scholarship study at the University of Osl More...

Risk of Zika low but Georgians should still reduce populations

School is back in session in most parts of Georgia, and many families are returning to their normal routines. But less time chasing summertime adventures may mean more time consuming news and, unfortunately, new stories about the Zika virus. More...

FCCIS students get boost for new school year

These students – (front, l-r) Kevonta Jones, Dylan Cobb, Xavier Littlejohn, Jacobi Archer, Justin Norman, Jamal Daniels, (back) Tyrice Gresham, Zaikious Jackson, Ackheem Martin, Harold Blackwel More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Greenjackets and fans honor the military

“No matter how good you are, you are going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are, you are going to win one-third of your games. More...

Lady Tigers win four straight games after losing one to begin ’16 season

The W-W Lady Tigers softball team lost its home opener but rebounded to win four games in a row including a 4-0 shutout victory over Elbert County at Tiger Field last Wednesday. More...

New Georgia hunting regulations guide now available online and in print for 2016-2017

Beginning this month, the 2016- 2017 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has announced. More...

Worship

Faith binds us to God’s love

Once we are born again through faith in Jesus Christ, we become inseparable from the love of God through Jesus. No matter what happens to us in the flesh, we cannot be separ a ted from Jesus our Saviour and God’s love for us. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Bennett Matthew Hunnicutt

Bonnie and Jason Hunnicutt of Pawleys Island, S.C., announce the birth of their son, Bennett Matthew, on Tuesday, August 2, at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Bennett weighed 9 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

OLLI membership tea scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2-3:30

The Washington affiliate of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) @ UGA will begin its new season with a membership tea Friday, September 16, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. More...

Haley Ward, Jacob Thornton honored at gift card shower

Haley Ward of Athens and Jacob Thornton of Siloam were entertained at a couples gift card shower Friday, July 15, hosted by Lynn and Lee Connell, Gail and Tom Duggan, Tracie and Bob Haughey, Janet and Darren Pharr, and Kelly and Tony Powell at the Co More...