May 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

From Georgia Clay ... learning to push in China

“Home is where you hang your hat,” or so I was told once by one of my favorite uncles. More...

City swimming pool will open on May 26; lessons to be offered

The Reese Booker Park city swimming pool will open in Washington this Saturday, May 26, and will continue to be open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon-5 p.m. and from noon-6 p.m. More...

CORRECTION

A few weeks ago, this newspaper, in reporting on activities surrounding “The Wall That Heals” and its visit to Lincoln County, identified Mr. More...

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Opinions

Makes no sense to eat banana peels; hang tight to the core of the Gospel

You may have heard the tale about the old fellow who confided to a friend that he had never eaten a banana.  That friend bought a bunch of bananas and had them delivered to the old fellow’s house. More...

Book Review

Leonardo da Vinci

It must take a brave and scholarly person to write a biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Walter Isaacson qualifies; he has written acclaimed biographies of Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Steve Jobs. More...

This President was a regular Joe and a modest statesman

Politics seem to turn people off more often than not these days. More...

Obituaries

Janette Coker Saylors

Memorial services for Janette Coker Saylors, 77, of Washington will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Danburg Baptist Church, the same church in which she and Charles renewed their wedding vows on their 50th anniversary. More...

Rufus Eugene Bohler

Funeral services for Rufus Eugene “Gene” Bohler, 74, of Tignall Road were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Beulah Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Cherie Morris

Cherie Morris, lost her five-year battle with cancer on April 28, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Orlando, Florida.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Springhill Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Juneteenth celebration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Marion Fedrick, interim president of Albany State University will be the speaker. More...

Kemp and Cagle in runoff for governor in GOP race; local incumbents retained

Wilkes County voters fell in line with state trends in the Georgia General Primary Election statewide held Tuesday. More...

Board adjusts policies for spending, plans further review of all policies

The main emphasis stressed by Chairman Ricky Callaway at the regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education was “communication.”  More...

WMH celebrates; veterans remembered

Wills Memorial Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week with a staff and employee appreciation picnic on the east lawn of the hospital. More...

Georgia interstates and major highways to be free of construction this weekend

To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 25, through 5 a.m. More...

There are gangs in Wilkes County

Mark Bryngelson (right), a parole officer assigned full time to the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, told the Washington Rotary Club that even though the state of Georgia has some of the toughest More...

News

GEDs earned, careers charted

Kirsten King (back) and Myranda Palmer (front) have just received their GEDs from the Washington-Wilkes Career Center of Athens Technical College after completing their classwork in less than four mo More...

Library’s Summer Reading Program will get started next Tues., May 29

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the Mary Willis Library presents “Libraries Rock” during its summer library program.  More...

Freedom Fireworks seeking sponsors for show on July 3

Sponsors are needed for the annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza to be held on The Square in Washington July 3.  More...

Sports

Tiger sponsorship drive continues; 200 more needed

The Tiger Club and W-W Athletic Director Chad Alligood will be continuing in their effort to raise $60,000 for W-W Tiger athletics throughout the summer. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Mother played ball; Dad struck out Ruth

“A lot of girls are not capable of playing hardball. They are ladies. I was a tomboy. I could play baseball because I wasn’t a lady. More...

W-WPRD track stars bring home medals from the state meet

Earlier this month, 17 Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department athletes competed in the state meet held at East Jackson High School. More...

Worship

To the angel in Pergamos

Jesus writes to the angel of the church in Pergamos, “Jesus is the one who has the sword with two edges.” (verse 1) He is able to discern the good and evil in the hearts of the people. He can make judgements concerning our lives. More...

Personalities

Robert and Cathy Armour celebrate 25th anniversary

Robert and Cathy Armour of Washington celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Wings ‘n’ Things in Washington Saturday evening, May 12.  Tables were decorated with pink roses and wedding bells. More...

Jesse Katherine Greener to wed Neil Staten Bitting III on July 28

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Greener III of Marshall, Virginia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jesse Katherine, of Atlanta, to Neil Staten Bitting III, also of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Staten Bitting Jr. of Augusta.  More...

Payton Burriss receives degree from Georgia College on May 12

Payton Elizabeth Burriss graduated from Georgia College and State University of Milledgeville in commencement exercises Saturday, May 12, earning a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology.  Present for the festivities were Trevin and Kerri Bu More...