July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Channel 12’s news team gets a tour of DAV, shoots hours of video for future broadcast

WRDW news anchor Laura Warren recently took a News 12/26 film crew to Deerlick Astronomy Village (DAV) to investigate the operation. More...

Natural prairie found at Kettle Creek battlefield

In Georgia, conditions in several counties have resulted in small natural prairies, sometimes called pocket prairies. According to Linda Chafin of the Georgia Botanical Gardens, they were not always small.  More...

Humane Shelter gets grant for heartworm treatments

The Washington-Wilkes Humane Shelter Association (W-WHSA) recently received an Adoption Options (AO) in Action grant from the Petfinder Foundation.  The grant, which is awarded to those who attend an AO workshop in 2017, will be used to help off More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

The work of hands holds the world together

Email, laptops, iMacs, and smart phones Dick Tracy would envy. Hear that noise? It’s a chorus of tapping keys that ranks among the country’s more common workday sounds. Welcome to the Information Age and the kingdom of Knowledge Workers. More...

Want people to think you’re crazy? ... try eating bugs or scribbling on doors

A teacher asked her class how to prevent diseases caused by biting insects.  “Don’t bite any,” came one little boy’s response.  The last thing most folks would ever do is bite an insect, but there are always exceptio More...

Book Review

Americanah

A mericanah is a love story, a story with commentary on not only love, but also race, society, immigration, and the human experience, among many others. More...

Obituaries

William Wesley Garrett

Funeral services for William Wesley Garrett, 81, of Monroe, Georgia, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Tignall Baptist Church with Dr. Todd Ware officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. Zac Tortorella renew wedding vows July 7 in Washington

A Victorian wedding celebration for Melissa and Zac Tortorella of Peoria, Illinois, was held Friday, July 7, at six o’clock in the evening at RedBrick Manor, the home of the bridegroom’s parents, Julia and Frosty Smith, on Water Street in More...

Young at Heart group makes annual trip to Cook's Farm in S.C.

Several members of the Young at Heart of First United Methodist Church made their annual pilgrimage to Cook’s Farm and Produce Stand in Edgefield, S.C., for fresh peaches on Thursday, July 16.  The group also enjoyed lunch at Chef Bob&rsqu More...

Jane Garner guest of honor at 90th birthday celebration

Jane Bellows Garner was honored at a surprise 90th birthday celebration on Saturday, June 24, hosted by her children, Jim Garner of Athens, Phil Garner of Milledgeville, Peggy and Steve Garner of Statesboro, and Nancy Garner of Dunwoody and Athens, i More...

EMA’s Thompson will be roasted at T.J. and Friends annual benefit

A gathering of cohorts, friends, classmates, and other acquaintances have been given free reign to take shots at Wilkes County EMA Director Blake Thompson in the T.J. More...

‘Vision, Inform, Prioritize’ were goals for planning downtown development

Business financing along with tax and utility incentives and reduced fees for new businesses was the apparent top priority for about 60 “VIP participants” who gathered for an official exchange of ideas designed to help “vision, info More...

Season ticketholders should pick up today to retain same seats

The last chance to pick up Tiger football season tickets is today on The Square from 6-8 p.m. and you’ll need to be prepared to pay in full.  More...

‘Deficiency free’ three times running

PruittHealth Washington Administrator Candy Arwood (left) and Admissions Director Julie Berry reported to the Washington Rotary Club that their skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has been foun More...

Victory Baptist sets homecoming revival services

Victory Baptist Church will hold revival services August 6-9 with evangelist Max Alderman as the guest speaker and The Calvary Quartet providing special music at the Sunday morning services.  Three services will be held on Sunday, at 10 a.m., 11 More...

News

Rotary Club welcomes new member

Kelli McCormick Eisler (left) was welcomed as a new member of the Washington Rotary Club following a brief induction ceremony conducted by club president Terry Boswell (right). More...

Extension asks students to help spread the word about radon

Household radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but the hazards of the dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families.  That’s why the University of Georgia Radon Education Program is a More...

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’ set

The Washington Little Theater will hold auditions for its production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, August 22, at 7 p.m.   More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Hall of Fame induction set

“So it seems like an anniversary to me too, and I’m surely glad and it’s a pleasure for me to come up here and be picked also in the Hall of Fame.” – Babe Ruth from his induction speech June 12, 1939. More...

Worship

God gives us our covenant of life

Hebrews 9:14 says, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your con- science from dead works to serve the living God?”  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Columnist Kip Burke and The Office Cat are both on hiatus for health reasons and may resume at a later date.  .  More...