January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission to pass tax hike after hearing Thurs. evening

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has scheduled one last public hearing prior to passing the proposed tax increase for the 2011 tax year.  More...

Early voting dates set for March 6 Presidential Preference Primary

The Wilkes County Voter Registrar is getting ready for the March Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, March 6, and has set early voting dates and deadlines for new voters to register.  Voter Registrar Gladys Reese said that early in-perso More...

Ames M. Barnett Sworn in as Washington's new mayor

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Railroad cars attract attention

J.D. Callaway is a resident of Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes. He travels alone in his wheelchair. More...

Opinions

Bernadene Voorhees Pope

A memorial service for Bernadene “Bernie” Voorhees Pope, 84, of Washington, was held Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator with Rev. Dr. Deni Moss and Rev. Dr. John Via of Port Republic, Va., officiating. More...

Book Review

Room

Room is a remarkable novel that tells the story of a fiveyear old boy from his point of view. Using a young child as a narrator is a challenge in the first place; compounding the challenge is his situation.  More...

Newnan has retained that laid-back Southern smallness

NEWNAN – Ole timers here can remember when Newnan was 30 miles from Atlanta—a nice drive up through croplands and pastures to a city on the move.  More...

Obituaries

Robert D. Carter

A graveside service with military honors was held for Retired Air Force Major Robert D. Carter, 79, in Lafayette Memorial Park, Buies Creek, N.C., Sunday, January 8, 2012, with Rev. Cary Snelling, Captain, U.S. Army, Retired, officiating. Mr. More...

Dorothy Porterfield McHugh

A funeral mass for Dorothy Porterfield McHugh, 69, of Tignall, was held Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Washington, with Father Chris Williamson officiating. Interment was in the St. Patrick Cemetery, Washington. More...

Jesus Arturo Varela Hesse

A memorial service for Jesus Arturo Varela Hesse, M.D., 89, was held Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Flanigan’s Funeral Home in Buford.  More...

Personalities

Brittney Leigh Edwards, Bernard Jason Callaway exchange marriage vows Saturday, December 10

Brittney Leigh Edwards and Bernard Jason Callaway of Washington exchanged wedding vows in the presence of their immediate families in an impressive ceremony Saturday, December 10, at six o’clock in the evening at The Court Street Livery in Wash More...

Frank Watson presents program at Woman’s Club meeting Jan. 9

Frank Watson, Wilkes Country Extension Agent, presented the program at the meeting of the Woman’s Club Monday, January 9, at the clubhouse.  Watson spoke on planning the garden for landscaping season giving highlights for a beautiful garde More...

Whitney J. Richards receives degree from Augusta State Dec. 10

Whitney James Richards was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree from Augusta State University in Augusta during commencement exercises Friday, December 10, in the ASU Student Activities Center Ballroom.  More...

Ads, events, merchant collaboration bring hordes of Christmas shoppers

After an extremely busy shopping and dining December in Washington and Wilkes County, downtown merchants and restaurateurs say that cooperative efforts among businesses and a solid schedule of attractive events has again turned Washington- Wilkes int More...

Memory Lane Cruisers donate to local needs

The members of Memory Lane Cruisers donated money to support several Wilkes County organizations and services last week. More...

Parade, breakfast, services are set to commemorate Martin Luther King

A variety of observances are set for this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  This Saturday at 8:30 a.m., the annual Martin Luther King Jr. More...

News

Toys for Tots gets a big boost

Girl Scout Troop 22510 donated toys to the United States Marine charity organization, Toys for Tots, through the local Georgia State Patrol. More...

Bible study offered by FBC women starting on Jan. 11

The women’s ministry of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will begin its winter Bible study on January 11 at 9 a.m. More...

Lewis is manager of award-winning Army dining facility

Sgt. First Class Brenda Lewis, formerly of Crawfordville, is the manager for the dining facility on Ledward Barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany, which just received the runner-up position in the annual Phillip A. Connelly awards program.  More...

Sports

Wrestlers finish third in area duals tourney; will host CSRA Jan. 21

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team notched its best finish since 2007 at the Area 2A Duals Tournament held last week at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. More...

Lady Tigers cruising on three-game streak

The Washington-Wilkes girls basketball team is putting up good numbers in the 2011-2012 season and was 7-5 overall (1-0 region) going into Tuesday’s game at Taliaferro County. More...

Struggling Tigers improving, need to learn ‘how to finish’

The struggling Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball team was 1-13 going into Tuesdays game at Taliaferro County and is struggling with youth and inexperience this season. More...

Worship

Dr. King reinvigorated the teachings of Jesus, Declaration, Constitution

If Dr. King were alive, he would observe his 83rd birthday on January 15, 2012. More...

The unbeliever versus the believer according to the Gospel of Jesus

The time was drawing near for Jesus to go to the Cross and die for our sins. More...

‘Warm Winter Tea’ set for Jan. 21 to be hosted by Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry Team of the First Baptist Church, Washington, invites all ladies to a “Warm Winter Tea” on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m., in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of the church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Little Theater Co. annual meeting will feature three different parts. It will be held on Saturday, January 28, at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse at 7 p.m., and features the annual meeting, the STARZ Awards, and the annual gala. More...