March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Artists Market added to Spring Festival and Tour of Homes

Washington’s famous Tour of Homes will officially take on a new facet this year with the addition of an Artists Market and the sponsoring organizations have therefore changed the name of the weekend event to the “Spring Festival and Tour More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Start preparing for the tour

Yes! Mercer and India Harris have opened a booth-rental antique shop at 2 West Robert Toombs Avenue, which Mercer owns (corner of West Robert Toombs Avenue and Spring Street on The Square). More...

Opinions

What draws many Washington visitors may be a simple child’s feeling of peace

Well, it’s springtime again, and just as predictably as the return of warm days and dogwood blossoms, visitors from all over are coming to visit Washington and Wilkes County. But what draws them to this small town?  More...

Book Review

The Genius of Birds

The next time that someone calls you a “bird brain,” receive the remark as a compliment. Jennifer Ackerman is a science and nature writer. She has gathered in this book research and anecdotes about how smart birds really are.  More...

Small-town humility, perspective provided wisdom in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Powell Moore was coming along in Milledgeville, the son of a highly regarded newspaper editor, the thing that meant the most to him was his daddy’s friendship with Georgia coach, Wallace Butts. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Young Edwards

Funeral services for Thomas Young Edwards, 96, formerly of Washington, were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Hopkins Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Jeannie Ruth Clark Gartrell

Funeral services for Jeanie Ruth Clark Gartrell, 60, were held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Thankful Baptist Church in Lincolnton, Georgia. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

“Revolutionary War: Exploring a Georgia Community” will be the topic presented by Bob Davis at the Washington Affiliatate, OLLI@UGA Monday April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House. More...

Tignall News

We could get lots of history in our county from Steve Blackmon. It is so interesting to hear about things that happened in Wilkes County long ago from Steve. I told him that he needs to write a book. He called to let me know that Dr. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Young people at Sardis Baptist Church are practicing for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. They will be singing, and practice for that is being held during children’s church on Sundays. More...

Job fairs will seek to fill 50 slots at new YDC; locals preferred

Washington city officials met with representatives from the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to organize a series of job fairs for the staffing of the forthcoming Regional Wilkes Youth Detention Center that is expected to be operational in Decemb More...

Board renews cafeteria insurance plan, schools get ‘Beat the Odds’ designation

The Wilkes County Board of Education voted to sign a resolution for the renewal of its cafeteria plan, which allows employees to take out health and dental insurance, along with other items of business of this nature.  More...

Kiwanis Art Showcase and Talent Showcase see variety of entries

At left, visitors attending the Kiwanis Talent Showcase last Friday admire the art entries displayed prior to the performance portion of the show. More...

News

Watch out for revealing entries in Parade of Beds this weekend

The Wills Memorial Hospital Parade of Beds will take place at 10 a.m. this Saturday, March 25, on The Square.  More...

Colon Cancer Walk, barbecue will honor Daniels, aid church

The Daniels/Andrews family will host the third annual “Colon Cancer Walk” and barbecue plate sale this Saturday, March 25, in honor of Shirley “Mug” Daniels at Black Rock A.M.E Church in Tignall.  More...

Third graders learn conservation

Jennifer Bond, owner of Curbside Services in Bogart, spoke with third grade students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School on Friday, March 3, about the importance of conservation. More...

Sports

Girls tennis team just keeps winning but boys struggle as season nears end

In the most recent four matches for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams, the girls continued in their winning ways going 3-1 since the beginning of the month while the winless boys continued in their 2017 struggle. More...

Tigers take GMC to tenth inning but fall short in hard-fought game

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team kept it even in the first and took an early lead 2-1 in the second inning when they hosted Georgia Military College last week. More...

4-H first-year shooters place fifth overall in Hall Co. match

The Wilkes County 4-H S.A.F.E. B.B. More...

Worship

Be aware of the fullness of God

In the Old Testament days, God did not give all of himself to mankind because mankind sinned against God. Before Adam and Eve sinned, God gave them the Garden of Eden where they lived and God fellowshipped with them. More...

Personalities

Ginny King presents herb gardening program at Iris Garden Club meeting

Ginny King presented the program “Easy Herb Gardening” at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club Tuesday, March 14, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House.  More...

Bailey Echols guest of honor at bridal shower March 18

Bailey Echols, bride-elect of Josh Sawyer of Birmingham, Alabama, was guest of honor at a “Love is Brewing” shower Saturday morning, March 18, at Revive Coffee House at 8 West Square in Washington.  More...

Spring Tour of Homes prep focus of meeting March 13

The Spring Tour of Homes on April 1 was the main topic of discussion at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, March 13, at the clubhouse.  More...