January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Countians battle spreading flu

This year’s flu season is already peaking at near-epidemic levels across the nation and even in different countries around the globe, as people of all ages are coming down with cases of the detrimental illness. More...

Monday’s celebration

Washington’s flagship firetruck led the procession as parade entries made their way through town Monday. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Have no friends? You can always rent some if needed, family members too

Three co-workers were getting to know each other over lunch when they started sharing secrets about their character flaws. More...

Book Review

Walking Lions

Neurosurgeon Eitan Green is happily married to police detective Liat. They have two beloved sons. Eitan is skillful and successful, but has recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Beersheba and is less happy there. More...

The roar of a cotton gin is music to the ears of many

BOSTWICK – In December, when the weather was balmy and the Dawg Nation was celebrating, across the state, Georgia’s splendorous advancement into a playoff opportunity in the Rose Bowl, I took a long lunch break in Morgan County to enjoy a More...

Sports

Little League sign-ups to begin next Thursday

As winter begins to become tedious and thoughts turn to the coming spring and outdoor activities, young athletes ages 4-16 will be happy to know that they can sign up for any of six leagues and be part of the Washington-Wilkes Little League program f More...

Alligood is named AD of the year for Georgia Region 7A

Following just his first year as athletic director and head coach, W-WCHS’ Chad Alligood has been voted “Athletic Director of the Year” for Region 7A by the coaches in that region.  More...

Fishing information is now available in new Ga. guidebook

Anglers can find all necessary 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide as announced by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  More...

Worship

Seventh step on God’s chosen path

God’s seventh step on His chosen path of grace involves Jesus and His 40 days in the wilderness after John baptized Him. God’s Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus in the form of a dove. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m.   More...

Council will consider elimination of late charges

Utility bills were again the main topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Washington City Council as members wrestled with whether cutoff and reconnect fees are entirely fair and necessary and whether other recent practices should be contin More...

Parker is new properties dir.; to be introduced at City Hall

The City of Washington’s new Historic Properties Director, Janet Parker, is no stranger to the town and comes into her new position already with love and appreciation she had developed over years of visiting here. More...

Substantial donation will aid hospital’s cause

Continuing efforts to provide financial assistance to Wills Memorial Hospital through the Georgia Heart Tax Credit program got a big shot in the arm last week when Canfor Southern Pine (formerly Anthony Forrest Products) donated $10,000 to the cause. More...

Commissioners hear reports, name appointees, and elect vice chairman

Wilkes County Emergency Management Agency Director Blake Thompson reported generally favorable budget figures for his department and told the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners that he doesn’t anticipate any surprises since he will have some More...

News

Form letter in support of WMH can be sent to state legislators

Recent pleas for financial assistance to help Wills Memorial Hospital make it through tough times have led to efforts on several fronts seeking to find solutions to the increasing problems face by Georgia’s rural hospitals.  More...

F&M president will be part of Georgia’s ’18 Leadership Class

Edward Barnett Pope III, president and CEO of F&M Bank, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2018.  More...

January is Radon Action Month so test your home, take action

Radon is a deadly gas that may be lurking in your home. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking — the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Each year approximately 21,000 deaths occur in the U.S. More...

Letters

Recurring affirmation great in Washington-Wilkes

TO THE EDITOR: I want to acknowledge and compliment the Washington and Wilkes County workers. It amazes me how many hats they wear. More...

Bellringers net over $9,000 this season and 79% will stay here

TO THE EDITOR:   The local Salvation Army Kettle Drive has again been very successful, thanks to the efforts of the many volunteers who rang the bell on 20 days, and to the generous response of the donors. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Benson Sims

Funeral services for Elizabeth Benson Sims, 84, of Danburg were held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at New Ford Baptist Church with Rev. James L. White Jr. officiating. More...

Reuben Chastain Oakley Jr.

Funeral services for Reuben Chastain “R.C.” Oakley Jr., 95, of Hampton, Georgia, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Beulah Baptist Church. Interment following in the church cemetery. More...

Patsy Jean Callaway McCommons

Funeral services for Patsy Jean Callaway McCommons, 74, of Raleigh, N.C., were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Raleigh. More...

Personalities

Hadley Guin honored at Chick-fil-A third birthday party Jan. 6

Hadley Guin, daughter of April and Travis Guin, celebrated her third birthday on Saturday, January 6, at Chick-fil-A in Thomson.  For her party Hadley wore a cow-print- ed dress with a matching cow jacket.  The children enjoyed playing in t More...

Personal Mention

Angela Cooper of Covington spent Saturday with her mother, Ruth Rogers. During the afternoon they visited with Evelyn George and her family who were in Washington to celebrate Mrs. George’s birthday. More...

Michael Foster speaker at meeting of Iris Garden Club on January 9

Michael Foster, UGA Extension Agent for Wilkes County, was guest speaker at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club on Tuesday, January 9, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House.  Introduced by Debbie Holes, Foster presented a most inf More...