August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Canfor makes significant contribution to Wills Memorial, again

For the second year in a row, Canfor has made a significant contribution to Wills Memorial Hospital through the Georgia Heart Tax Credit program. This year’s contribution is for $30,000.  More...

Grants provide more than $1,600 in children’s books

The Mary Willis Library has been awarded a “2018 Children’s Book Project” grant from the Pilcrow Foundation. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Husband wants things to go smoother for pallbearers at wife’s second funeral

Someone who prefers to remain anonymous sent me a funny joke about a woman’s funeral, if you can imagine such a serious subject being funny.  When the funeral service was over, the pallbearers accidentally bumped into a wall, jarring the c More...

Book Review

How Firm a Foundation

The authors (Richard Noegel is the writer, Carol Mohor the photographer) present “A survey of church architecture in rural Georgia.” The book begins with an Introduction concerning “Religion and the Founding and Settlement of Georgi More...

California girl stayed in Boston and makes it her town

BOSTON – Appreciating that when we travel, we place paramount emphasis on the sights and sounds that make our day and avoid any and all seedy geography, you can find unremitting joy with a sojourn to the heartbeat of our nation’s cities, More...

Obituaries

Elnora Gresham Thomas

Harris of Washington, and Carolyn (Charles) Fuller of Sharon.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.   More...

Barbara Gunn Bradley

Funeral services for Barbara Gunn Bradley 87, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018, at Harvest Time Christian Center with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. Interment followed at the Philomath Presbyterian Church cemetery. More...

James Nolan Long

Funeral services for James Nolan Long 71, of Sherwood Drive were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. David McConnell officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mount Nebo Baptist Church will hold revival services Tuesday Thursday, August 28-30, at 7:30 p.m. nightly with guests Rev. Timothy Bell of Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Washington on Tuesday; Rev. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Are they present in the moment?

Natalie Pullen shared something interesting recently. Having a child with CF means that air quality becomes extremely important. She explained that there is an expert in Atlanta who helps people with locations to live based on air quality. More...

‘Very positive year for city’ auditor says at work session

The City of Washington got a “very positive,” even “impressive” audit report for the year 2017 showing significant financial improvement in virtually all areas with only one small notation of deficiency.  More...

Commissioners approve tax levy of more than $10.4 million for ’18

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved the 2018 tax levy for a total of $10,425,473 in county taxes, consisting of $6,044,848 in school tax and $4,380,625 in total county maintenance and operation tax.  More...

Ethics charges against councilman resolved with amicable handshake

The confrontational spat between two Washington City councilmen in which Peewee Armour accused Nathaniel Cullars of threatening him during the regular June meeting of the City Council ended with apologies and friendly handshakes Monday afternoon.&nbs More...

August Grand Jury hands down 30 indictments in Wilkes cases

Indictments were handed down by Wilkes County’s Grand Jury last week in a variety of cases investigated in Wilkes County. During the August term of court, the Grand Jury handed down a total of 30 indictments. More...

Search is on for singers and dancers to star in Little Theater’s next show

The Washington Little Theater (WLT) will hold auditions for the musical “Annie” on Sunday, August 19, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m., at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse located at 313 N. Alexander Avenue in Washington.  More...

News

Head Start program gets grant for Second Step Early Learning

The Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc. Head Start/Georgia Pre-K was awarded the Second Step Grant from the Georgia Division of Family and Children.  More...

Bonus tours net bonus checks

More than bringing 420+ visitors to Washington, the Georgia Trust Expedition also had a financial impact on downtown businesses. More...

Bible Study Class tent service to ask ‘Why hate when it’s easier to love?’

The “WORD” Bible Study Class annual tent service is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m. at 415 Lexington Avenue (vacant lot across from Jackson Street), in Washington. More...

Sports

Tigers played hard, looked good in pre-season scrimmage Friday

The 2018 Washington-Wilkes Tigers have emerged and have taken fans by storm. More...

Lady Tigers win three in a row

The W-W Lady Tiger softball team took both games of a doubleheader against 6A Grovetown Monday in Augusta. In the first game, the girls mercy ruled the Warriors 13-2. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Baseball card collecting is fading

“I wanted to be a big league baseball player so I could see my picture on a bubble gum card.” – Al Ferrara, Los Angeles Dodgers two time World Series outfielder.   More...

Worship

John continues visit into heaven

In chapter six we begin to hear John describe the opening of the seals covering God’s witness of the fulfillment of mankind’ s salvation. More...

Personalities

Jimmy and Laura Rocker honored at 50th anniversary reception

James “Jimmy” Oscar and Laura Meadows Rocker of Metter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception given by their children Saturday, August 11, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Washington More...

Washington Personal Mention

Visiting during the weekend with Karan and Jim Newsome and attending the Newsome family reunion Saturday were Mindy, David, and Rylen Peek of Evans and Jamie, Charlene, Anna, and Kyra of Martinez. More...

New Beginnings

Hollis Elaine Thornton

Haley and Jacob Thornton of Athens announce the birth of their daughter, Hollis Elaine, on Thursday, August 2, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Hollis weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. More...