October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Community grassroots effort would be needed for stadium, board says

The October 15, 2018 meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education started with a slide show, presented by Tom Duggan, addressing in pictures the deteriorating condition of Tiger Stadium, surrounding buildings, and the area in general. More...

Everything came together to make it a perfect Mule Day last Saturday at Callaway

The 38th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival held at Callaway Plantation last Saturday, October 13, was a rousing success with perfect fall weather and one of the largest crowds seen for the event in recent years. More...

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Opinions

Favorite drinks of senior citizens are diet water and decaffeinated milk

Senior citizens really know how to have fun. More...

Book Review

There Your Heart Lies

There Your Heart Lies opens at the departure of the SS Normandie from New York on the way to Europe in 1937. Among those boarding are Marian and her new husband Russell. More...

Break up a long trip by making visits to kinfolks

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – I have come to this garden spot to join a celebration of a valued friend for his contribution(s) to charity. More...

Obituaries

Peggy Ann McAvoy Vandiver

Funeral services for Peggy Ann McAvoy Vandiver, 78, were held at 3 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2018, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Barry McAvoy and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. More...

Sara Frances Hardy Ogletree

Funeral services for Sara Frances Hardy Ogletree, 72, of Bartram Trace Road, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, in the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Newsome and Rev. Arthur Key officiating. More...

Donell Jenkins

Funeral services for Donell Jenkins, 67, were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018, at T.A. McLendon Chapel in Washington. He died Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.  More...

Personalities

Isham speaks to Woman’s Club about literacy grants received

Lisa Isham was guest speaker at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, October 8, at the clubhouse.  Mrs. More...

Iris Garden Club members make terrariums October 9

Nancy Farris presented the program to members of her Iris Garden Club at the meeting Tuesday, October 9, at the Robert Toombs House.  More...

Pearson Tribble honored at ‘Little Blue Truck’ birthday party Sept. 22

Pearson Tribble, son of Abby and Cameron Tribble of Harlem, celebrated his first birthday with a “Little Blue Truck” theme at his home Saturday, September 22. His birthday was September 18.  More...

Delinquent bills to be ‘set aside’ in order to save collection costs

A list of tax bills for 14 mobile homes will be “set aside” from the Wilkes County Tax Commissioner’s regular collection efforts in a move to eliminate the continuing costs of those efforts. More...

Holton is named Wilkes Teacher of the Year

Eric Holton (second from right), ag teacher at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, was awarded system-wide Teacher of the Year honors for 2019-2020 at a reception held for all the nominees M More...

Church of the Mediator to celebrate 150th anniversary on October 20-21

Washington’s Episcopal Church of the Mediator will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with events October 20-21.  More...

Crownings go on despite hurricane’s threat

Friday night’s crowning of the 2018 Homecoming Queen was the culmination of a short, although busy, week of spirit activities sponsored by the W-WCHS student council. More...

News

Perfect attendance earns ‘Brag Tags’

A monthly homeroom drawing is held for students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School who were in attendance every day. More...

Community blood drive set for next Thursday at FUMC

There’s nothing spookier than a blood shortage, so join Shepeard Community Blood Center for a community blood drive on October 25. The drive, held at the First United Methodist Church at 102 Liberty Street, will run from 2-6 p.m.  More...

Country cooking supper to be held at Fishing Creek

The Christian Service Organization will sponsor a country cooking supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, October 20, with an “All-You-Can-Eat” price of $8, from 6:30-8 p.m.  The public is invited to attend and enjoy the More...

Sports

Tigers bounce back to win big

From utter embarrassment to the pinnacle of success, the Washington Wilkes Tigers’ dramatic turnaround from the 7-47 loss to Aquinas to last Friday’s stunningly impressive 50-6 victory over GMC has got to be the biggest one-week score rev More...

Tigers advance to round 2, facing Seminole this week

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls softball team swept the first round of the state playoffs last weak defeating Baconton Charter 8-3 and 4-2 in consecutive games. More...

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

When we come to the eighth chapter of The Revelation to John we are told: “When He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” This means that something very, very important for all of us is More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator will celebrate its 150th anniversary of the Parish on Saturday, October 20, at 5 p.m. with a history talk, book signing, and reception at the Parish House. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Small town touch in big city hospital

If you missed Scare on The Square you should make sure to put it on your calendar next year. Seeing the children dressed up in costumes is fun for everyone. More...