February 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

February Grand Jury hands down 21 indictments

Indictments were handed down by Wilkes County’s Grand Jury last week in a variety of cases investigated in Wilkes County. During the February term of court, the Grand Jury handed down a total of 21 indictments. There were three no bills. More...

STAR student, teacher honored at Chamber’s annual breakfast

Wilkes County’s 2019 STAR Student Johnathan Ramirez has politics in his sights because he likes to think about how to solve problems and he would like to see change so that “you actually elect someone because they are good at it, not just More...

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An old barn looks better with paint; some folks look better from within

I love the joke about the three old fellows, all well into their 80s, talking about what they’d like their grandchildren to say about them 50 years from now.  “I would like my grandchildren to say my success as a businessman enriched More...

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Stick to pinot noir because ‘The Macallan’ price is high

While I know all about dastardly, demon rum and happen to have grown up in a tee-totaling environment, the warm embrace of a glass of Pinot Noir uplifts me. Especially this time of the year when winter often gives us the back of its hand.  More...

Obituaries

Gerald O. Norman

Funeral services for Gerald O. Norman, 82 of Metasville Road in Washington were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Smyrna United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Martha R. Flanigan

Graveside services for Martha R. Flanigan, 80, formerly of S. Washington Street in Lincolnton were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Hephzibah Baptist Church. More...

James Herman Hutchinson

Graveside services for James “Jim” Herman Hutchinson, 80, of Lindsey Street in Tignall were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold its spring revival Monday Wednesday, March 18-20, at 7 p.m. nightly. . New Hope C.M.E. Church in Sharon will hold its annual black history musical on Saturday, February 16, at 4 p.m. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Tough nut to crack

Deborah Rainey of Georgia Realty Sales emailed to say, “I just sold Wisteria Hall aka Maria Randolph Mansion c.1795 (owned by Jim and Jane Bundy) to one of Amazon’s top selling authors and his wife, Bobby Akart and wife Dani. The  More...

Heard is speaker for Doris Booker Program Sunday at Mt. Carmel

The annual Doris Booker Black History Program will be held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church this Sunday, February 17, with Bobby Heard, a 2018 graduate of Washington-­Wilkes Comprehensive High School, as the featured speaker. More...

Mayor and councilman clash over seating arrangement, residency

Tensions escalated at Monday’s Washington City Council meeting when Mayor Ames Barnett would not recognize Councilman Nathaniel Cullars, sitting with the audience rather than at the council table, when he called for discussion on the first item More...

T.C. Jay will lead Tiger athletics as new AD, head football coach

A familiar face on Charlie Davidson Field will be taking charge of Washington-Wilkes athletics following a relatively brief search for just the right person to step in as athletic director and head football coach.  More...

News

We were at school every day

Students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School who didn’t miss a single day during the month of January are (front row, l-r) Dondra Brim, Jamaria Gladmon, Hagen Harkins, Aeriahna Simmons, Nancy Aburto, Jamare Gladmon, Bryson Huff, (middle) Gracie More...

Pre-K registration for 2019-20 set for March 4-8 at W-WES

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School will hold Pre-K registration for the 2019-2020 school year the week of March 4-8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the school.  More...

FBC Pre-K to re-launch this fall

The Pre-K program of the First Baptist Church of Washington (FBC) will re-open in the fall of 2019 for children who will be three or four years of age on or before September 1.  More...

Sports

Deondre Lester signs to play football at next level for Lenoir-Rhyne Bears

W-W Tiger superstar Deondre Lester will be taking his talents to the next level after signing to play football for the Bears at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.  More...

Tigers start slow at Oglethorpe, run out of time against Elbert Co.

In its first outing of the year, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team had a rough time scrimmaging at Oglethorpe County last Wednesday, falling to the Patriots 13-3 in a seven-inning game. More...

BB team competes in Elbert Border Bash

Eight Wilkes County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. BB Team members participated in the Elbert County Border Bash practice match and placed third overall out of seven teams. More...

Personalities

LeBlanc speaks to Woman’s Club about Washington Little Theater

Hearts and roses were in the air at The Washington Woman’s Club meeting Monday, February 11 meeting.  More...

Alaina Dawn Weber, Coy V. Waters to marry on May 25 in Tallapoosa

Carolyn and Wade Weber of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Alaina Dawn, to Coy V. More...

Elizabeth Barksdale Duggan weds Geramy Jenard Cullins January 12

Elizabeth Barksdale Duggan and Geramy Jenard Cullins of East Atlanta exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring garden ceremony Saturday, January 12, at four o’clock in the afternoon at Casa Hyder, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Rev. More...