March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers come out in numbers to bid on equipment

A large crowd of interested buyers bids on agricultural equipment Saturday at the annual Wilkes County Young Farmers Equipment Auction at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center. More...

Cancer survivors get their Relay t-shirts, ready to lead Relay for Life on April 17

Participants are still needed to sign up for the Wilkes County Relay for Life set for April 17 after dozens of cancer survivors attended Tuesday night’s Survivor Dinner, relay chairman Margie Burke said. More...

Kids benefit from Wings ’n’ Things Grill-Off

A dozen entrants prepared their best grilled meats and side dishes Saturday at the Wings ’n’ Things Charity Grill-Off to raise funds for a local children’s charity. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Lenten Luncheons all next week

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunrises and sunsets we have been having between all the rain and cold. … One of those very cold mornings we had, as I was on the way to church, I saw another spectacular sky. More...

Opinions

With today’s teen driver surveillance systems, new cars can rat on kids’ driving to their folks

How much do you trust your teenagers to drive when they’re out of your sight? More...

Book Review

This Dark Road to Mercy

Easter Quilby, Brady Weller, and Robert Pruitt alternate narrating This Dark Road to Mercy. More...

Life was much simpler in the 1950s, and even in the 1980s

As I watch people let their iPhones control their lives, I wonder what the world will be like 25 years from now? What will be the new gadget to cause a stampede to the establishment where it is on sale? More...

Obituaries

Warren Pierce Newsome

Graveside services for Warren Pierce Newsome, 74, of Orr Road, were held Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Jim Newsome and Rev. Sonny Sessions officiating. He died Wednesday, March 18, at his home. More...

Allison Nicole Wilkinson

Funeral services for Allison Nicole “Peaches” Wilkinson, 32, were held Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. On Tuesday, March 10, God sent his angels to take her home. More...

Frances Huff

Funeral services for Frances Huff, 81, of Winder, Georgia, were held Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory, Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Burial followed at Peachtree Memorial Park. More...

Personalities

Louise Williams celebrates 90th birthday at surprise party Mar. 16

Louise Williams was honored on her 90th birthday at a surprise celebration hosted by her daughter, Candace Williams of Augusta, at Harper’s Personal Care in Washington on Monday, March 16. Mrs. More...

Kristie Lindsey Rose guest of honor at baby shower March 21 at FBC

Kristie Lindsey Rose of Nashville, Tennessee, was entertained at a Princess Poppy Seed baby shower Saturday morning, March 21, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. More...

Mark and Emilie Waters honored at 50th anniversary celebration

Mark and Emilie Waters of Washington celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this past weekend in Apex, N.C., with their daughter Laurie Seymour, her husband, Mark, and their two daughters, Madison and Chloe. More...

School system wants to get input from parents, students, and others

Have you ever wanted to speak up about the Wilkes County school system but just didn’t know how? If so, now’s your chance. More...

Electric transmission line failure puts Wilkes briefly into darkness

Phone lines and Facebook lit up briefly Monday just after 8 p.m. when electric power went out over most of Washington-Wilkes and part of Lincoln and Columbia counties. More...

Spring Tour of Homes will open doors to historic school, churches, museums

It’s not just the classic old homes that make the tour so interesting. More...

Wills Memorial Foundation recognizes family support of Joey and Polly Fievet

Recognizing the vital need for a hospital in their community, Wills Memorial Hospital supporters Polly and Joey Fievet place their names among the patrons of the Wills Memorial Foundation. More...

PruittHealth residents put on the Ritz with ‘fine dining experience’ for lunch

Residents of PruittHealth Washington enjoyed a fine dining experience last Thursday, dressing to the nines and enjoying being served by fancy waiters in candlelight. It was not just another day at the nursing home. More...

News

Long walk is building awareness for brain injuries

Walking through Washington and Wilkes County earlier this month was Mitch Sodersten, a former college baseball player who is now walking across the country, from Myrtle Beach to California, to help build awareness for brain injuries in athletes. More...

Easter Eggstravaganza set April 4 at Ashley Park

The second annual Easter Eggstravaganza, hosted by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and the Washington National Guard Armory, will be held on Saturday, April 4, at the Ashley Park ball fields in Washington from 2-5 p.m. More...

Kendall Rainey and Kylie Pruitt winners in Milkmake Contest

Two Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the local Milkmake Contest in which they each created a recipe using milk or a milk prod- uct as the main ingredient to make a drink. More...

Letters

Ga. Society SAR appreciates publicity

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution please allow me to send the most thankful acknowledgments for your support of our mutual goal in delivering an exceptional program in honor of Washington-Wilkes County he More...

Sports

Tiger baseball team wins doubleheader, moves into 8AA winners bracket at 4-3

The W-W Tiger baseball team boosted itself into the winners bracket last week going 2-1 in region play pushing the region record to 4-3. On the down side, the team suffered a pair of non-region losses to Thomson and Elbert County. More...

Tennis teams nearing end of season, will honor seniors at today’s match

In tennis action for the week, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls split matches with Social Circle and Rabun County while the boys came up short in both events. More...

Starz summer camp registration starts Wednesday for kids 5-13

Registration for this year’s Starz Summer Basketball Camp will begin next Wednesday, April 1, and continue through the month of May at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department on Lexington Avenue in Washington. More...

Worship

Jesus the revealer

When the Pharisees questioned a formerly blind man about the restoration of his sight, he gave Jesus the credit and was expelled from the Temple. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m. . More...