January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Kelley will step down from W-W to pursue opportunity elsewhere

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jacob Kelley announced to his team last week that he will be leaving “to pursue another coaching opportunity.” While he did not reveal details of what that opportunity is, More...

Emily Johns promises that volunteering is rewarding for all parties involved

“I’ve seen so many blessings and friendships form from volunteering,” Emily Johns said. More...

Cruisers make donations to local charities

At the club’s first meeting of 2017, Memory Lane Cruisers President Dickie Garrard (left) presented checks to (l-r) Dave Toburen for God’s Marketplace, Blake Thompson for Wilkes EMS and T More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Better than The Rome News

We’ve been waiting for rain and cooler weather and we finally got some. What we were not expecting was the snow, but we got some of that, too, early Saturday morning. It didn’t hang around very long, but the cooler temperatures did. More...

Opinions

Lack of snow last weekend was disappointing, making other glorious snows more memorable

Disappointed, but not much.  If you’re a fan of snowfall as only a lifelong Southerner can be, you were disappointed this past weekend when the much-advertised snowstorm turned into a big bust, with just enough white flakes to let you know More...

Book Review

Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky is the author of several books, best known for his oneword titles Salt and Cod. He has discovered a niche that turns out to be a fascinating way to look at history. More...

Vergos’ autograph might rival those of big leaguers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – College football is about as big as anything there is in this country. Aficionados of the game keep active with the passing years. They grow old with enduring affection for alma mater. More...

Obituaries

Julian Frank Wilson

Funeral services celebrating the life of Julian Frank “Chunk” Wilson, 91, of N. Hulin Avenue in Tignall, were held on Monday, January 9, at 3 p.m. in Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. More...

John M. Elliott

John M. Elliott, 73, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully Friday, January 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12 in Greenwood-Arlington Chapel. More...

Personalities

Iris Garden Club dedicates newly-published Perpetual Calendar to Brenda Kopecky for her loyalty and efforts

Several members of the Iris Garden Club of Washington met at the Robert Toombs House on Thursday afternoon, January 5, to honor Brenda Layman Kopecky.  The club dedicated the recently published Perpetual Calendar to her for her loyalty and effor More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle meets January 5 at First Methodist

The Cornelia Johnson Circle met Tuesday, January 5, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Judy Thompson, president, greeted everyone, and following an opening prayer by Lori McCalvin, all enjoyed a brief time of fellowship and r More...

Washington Personal Mention

Enjoying a delicious Christmas Day brunch at the home of Allison, Bill, Emmeline, and Isabelle Hale in Athens were Shirley and Boots Gunter of Washington who were joined by Bill Hale’s mother, Gloria Hale, of Athens.  More...

Council’s tie vote kills ethics charges; members want to keep Pope Center

Despite a resident’s attempts to manipulate the intent of the city code and insert a word that is not there, the Washington City Council voted as expected and ethics charges filed against Mayor Ames Barnett were lost for lack of a deciding vote More...

Donations to Wills Memorial can spell tax relief for givers

Taxpayer dollars may be used directly in the community with the newly instated Helping Enhance Access to Rural Treatment (HEART) Georgia Hospital Program, as Wills Memorial Hospital has been approved for participation. More...

Hardy retires after 46 years; reception planned

After four decades of dedicated service in the city of Washington’s electric department, Mike Hardy has said his farewell, but in his absence he’s leaving behind a legacy of hard work, good humor, and the strong bonds of friendship, as he More...

Ag commissioner is speaker for annual Chamber banquet

W-W Chamber of Commerce awards for 2016 have been voted on by the membership and will be presented to the Civic Organization of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year at the or More...

News

Director outlines economic development

Wilkes County’s Director of Economic Development and Film Relations Tiffany Rainey told the Washington Rotary Club that economic development is much more than just getting and keeping jobs. More...

With colder weather moving in, use these tips for winter safety

With cold weather in the forecast for the coming weeks, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.  More...

Local unit of Salvation Army is grateful for kettle drive donors

The Board of the Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army is grateful for the donors who gave to the Christmas Kettle Drive. More...

Letters

All should know that it takes a community to guide children

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Tiger Band continues fundraising as uniform total climbs to $6,555

TO THE EDITOR:   The month of December was a busy time for the Tiger Marching Band and the school concert bands practicing for their performances and participating in the Christmas parade.  More...

Sports

Three Tigers to play in Border Bowl

The fourth annual Border Bowl in Augusta this weekend will feature three Washington-Wilkes Tigers (l-r) Hunter Brock, Mason Cronic, and Quintavian Cullars playing for Team Georgia, as they gear-up fo More...

Tiger wrestlers break even to finish fourth in area, now stand at 11-5-1 for the season

The Washington Wilkes Wrestling team had a busy week last week and lost a close match to a strong Oglethorpe County Patriots team. In a dual meet on January 3, W-W came up just four points short, 36-40, for the varsity. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

A low-impact aerobics class for senior citizens will be sponsored by the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department beginning on Wednesday, February 1. Sessions will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for 10 weeks at the cost of $2 per session. More...

Worship

Life lived on Earth is worthwhile

In the Old Testament days, God chose Abraham and Sarah to be His chosen couple to birth God’s first chosen nation of people unto the earth. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church youth will celebrate Black History on February 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. . More...