January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting starts in runoff election for Channell seat

Early voting started Tuesday in the runoff election to fill the District 120 Georgia Assembly seat being vacated by Rep. Mickey Channell. More...

Residents and businesses should watch for counterfeit bills still circulating in county

Counterfeit bills are showing up in Washington-Wilkes more frequently in recent months, and authorities are warning residents and businesses to be on the alert. More...

Workshop set to teach techniques for chronic illness

Registration is now open for a free chronic disease self-management workshop to be held Thursday, January 22, at the Roy Burns Senior Center. Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Farm Bureau Art Contest now open for entries representing modern agriculture across Wilkes

The Wilkes County Farm Bureau encourages students in ninth through twelfth grades to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. Artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark soft lead pencil on an 8½x11-inch piece of white paper. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Octogenarian goes parasailing

Last week’s Washington Little Theater Company’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes was a big success in every way. More...

Opinions

Washington Little Theater play showcases tremendous cast of talented people here

For a small rural community, Washington-Wilkes has a remarkable number of multi-talented people, and never is that more in evidence than it was this past weekend at the Washington Little Theater Company’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes More...

Book Review

Stand Up Straight and Sing!

Jessye Norman, one of our greatest singers, has published her autobiography. Of particular interest to dwellers in Washington Wilkes is the fact that her mother grew up in Wilkes County, attending Hilliard Station Baptist Church. More...

New gadgets sometimes cause more trouble than the old

If the following reached my computer, there is a great chance that it also reached yours – but it is too good not to pass on. A little background first, which has to do with coming into possession of a new laptop and a new cell phone. More...

Worship

Jesus, the Prophet

We are a privileged people, living in an era when the whole plan of salvation has been made known to us. More...

Personalities

Nonie Yochim honored by F&M Bank at retirement reception December 30

Nonie Yochim was honored by F&M Bank at a retirement reception on Tuesday, December 30, at the Tignall Branch Office where she has served as manager. Mrs. Yochim has worked for F&M Bank for 37 years beginning in January of l977. More...

Brianna Arlene Rimes to marry Joshua Wayne McLeroy March 14

Aaron and Deanne Rimes of Raytown announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Arlene, to Joshua Wayne McLeroy, son of Dwayne and Tina McLeroy of Washington. More...

Sawyer Callaway honored at second birthday celebration

Sawyer Hagen Callaway, son of Josh and Lindley Callaway of Rayle, celebrated his second birthday Saturday, December 27, with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme party in the barn of his paternal grandfather, W. David Callaway. More...

30 new smoke alarms now protecting people across Wilkes County

In the last few months, the Washington Fire Department and the American Red Cross have provided more than 30 smoke alarms that are now protecting Washington-Wilkes families, and they hope to install even more if people will just ask. More...

Annual parade honors Dr. Martin Luther King

Wilkes County’s oldest World War II veteran, Evans “Duck” Moore, waves to the crowds lining Whitehall Street Monday afternoon for the annual observance of the Dr. More...

Qualifying is set for vacant seat on school board

Candidate qualifying will open Monday morning for the March special election to fill the District 1 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education. More...

15th Wilkes Salvation Army kettle drive a success thanks to volunteers, donors

Now in its 15th year, the Salvation Army Christmas red kettle drive was again a success, having raised more than $8,400 to help people in Wilkes County who are going through hard times. More...

Recruiting beauties for Miss Wilkes County Pageant

At Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tuesday, Miss Wilkes County Pageant director Ashley Barnett talks to girls about the upcoming Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 28. More...

News

Memorial program teaching young members to give back through community involvement

Young members of New Life Baptist Church are making their mark and taking enormous steps in giving back to the community by providing assistance to the elderly at Harper’s Personal Care Home. More...

Medicare, drugs are confusing

“If there’s anything more confusing that Medicare, I don’t know what it is,”pharmacist Joey Fievet told members of the Washington Rotary Club at their regular meeting last Thu More...

Farm Bureau’s essay contest is open to middle school students

The Wilkes County Farm Bureau encourages sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest. More...

Letters

Poisoning rodents outside is bad practice

TO THE EDITOR: (A response to “UGA wildlife specialist offers tips to rid homes of pesky mice, other rodents not invited inside.”) In this article the UGA person recommends poisoning rodents outside. More...

Obituaries

Evans Moral Coursey

Graveside services for Evans Moral Coursey, 80, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 15, at the Palmer Family Cemetery with Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. He entered into rest on Monday, January 12, at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Wanda Jane Wendt Roberson

Graveside services for Wanda Jane Wendt Roberson, 77, of Tignall, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 16, at Pope’s Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery with Rev. Arthur Key officiating. More...

Annie Bridges Hughes

A memorial service for Annie Bridges Hughes, 73, of Washington, was held Saturday, January 17, with family and close friends in attendance. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, January 16. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forgte

The Shepeard Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, February 19, at Wills Memorial Hospital, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Berry Plastics, 2-4 p.m.; and First United Methodist Church, 2-7 p.m. . More...