July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Taking a hands-on approach to improving tourism

Hefting a fallen tree, John Singleton shows that sometimes promoting tourism takes a little lumber work. More...

Troopers’ DUI crackdown leads July roundup of Wilkes law enforcement

Georgia State Patrol troopers catching drivers driving under the influence, and a high-profile assault and SWAT standoff accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the last month. More...

Fund set up for local family’s long stay with ill son

A fund is being set up for a local family whose son is being treated out of town. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

More memories ... send me yours

No rain reported for the past week. But we have had super hot days (and nights) for the past several weeks. Temperatures last week were 100+ degrees and the heat index higher than that. One day it was 113 degrees. More...

Opinions

My childhood trauma with a sinful Mountain Dew still kicks in when a cold frosty bottle tempts me

Although I don’t drink sugary soft drinks anymore, sometimes on a summer’s day the sight of a cold Mountain Dew will give me a flashback to when I enjoyed the drink in my childhood – but not in a good way. More...

Book Review

Hidden America

Coal miners, cowboys, NFL cheerleaders, landfill workers are not people that the general public spends much time thinking about. Jeanne Marie Laskas does. More...

The Dutch people have never forgotten American GIs’ sacrifices

MARGRATEN, The Netherlands – This is about World War II. I can’t ignore the statistics that remind us how many gave their youthful lives to end Nazi tyranny. More...

Worship

Jesus’ last will and testament

As the time grew near when Jesus would no longer be physically present with his apostles, He worked to prepare them. He told them, “ If ye love me, keep my commandments. More...

Personalities

God’s Marketplace hosts luncheon to honor Juwan Dorsey

Members of the God’s Marketplace staff hosted a luncheon at La- Cabaña in honor of Juwan Dorsey, recent graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and volunteer at God’s Marketplace. More...

Brittaney Gebing, Jeffrey Roth united in marriage on June 27

Brittaney Christian Gebing and Darrell Jeffrey Roth Jr., both of Washington, were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 27, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Grace Fellowship in Greensboro. Dr. More...

Molly Newsome, Mitchell Esswein entertained at shower in Lilburn

Engaged couple Molly Newsome of Washington and Mitchell Esswein of Lilburn were honored at a couples shower Sunday afternoon, July 26, at the home of Barb and Dave Ernst in Lilburn. More...

City trying to boost recycling program for residents of Washington and Wilkes

The City of Washington is working this week on an effort to upgrade the city’s recycling program, increasing the number of residents recycling, and ending the expense of recycling to the city. More...

Growing Tiger Band raising funds now to replace worn uniforms, equipment

As members of the booming Washington-Wilkes Tiger Band work in the July heat at band camp this week, supporters in the community are trying to raise funds for much-needed new uniforms and supplies for the color guard. More...

Use tax-free holiday this weekend for local purchases, Chamber urges

For two days this weekend, Georgia residents will not pay taxes on computers, clothing, shoes, or school supplies, and local merchants hope Washington-Wilkes residents will shop at home, boosting the local economy rather than take their money out of More...

Take good care of dogs and cats as sweltering summer continues

As hot as the last few weeks have been for humans, it’s been even worse for dogs and cats, Wilkes County veterinarians say. More...

Mule entrants needed for 35th annual event slated for October 10 at Callaway Plantation

It wouldn’t be a Mule Day without mules, and the call is going out for mules to compete in the 35th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 10. More...

News

Summer camp feeds kids, provides fun and learning

In collaboration with the Wilkes County 21st Century Summer Program, the Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) 2015 Summer Camp was held during the month of July giving Washington-Wilkes children and youth an extended More...

Optimists hear of tourism efforts

Tourism Director Linda Parish (second from left) of the Lexington, Georgia, Downtown Development Authority spoke to the Washington Optimist Club about some of the initiatives to increase tourism in L More...

4-H’ers perform for residents

Eleven Wilkes County 4-H members participated in the project club classes “Around the World” and “Musicians in Action” led by Andrea Hill and Zach Hill. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Speaker at council meeting objects to summarized report

Dear Mr. Burke, More...

Sports

Muscle-bound Tigers will be on The Square today

Members of the W-W Tigers for 2015 will be showing their strength in downtown Washington today (Thursday, July 30) as they hope to attract fans, supporters, and others interested in purchasing season More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Smoltz honored with Hall of Fame induction

This past Sunday John Andrew Smoltz, a 48-year-old Michigan native, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the lovely village of Cooperstown, N.Y. More...

Registration begins for soccer, football at W-WPRD office

Registration for soccer and football at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is going on now and Director Pete Gartrell is urging all young athletes to “please come out and sign-up!” The deadline for football registration More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Carol Jackson is retiring from Wilkes County Extension after more than 20 years. The Extension staff invites everyone to a reception in her honor to wish her well as she moves on to another phase in her life. More...