February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids get free museum entry for Revolutionary Days

To encourage the participation of local kids in next weekend’s Revolutionary Days celebration, children 12 and under, as well as their historically costumed parents, will be admitted free of charge to the Washington Historical Museum, the Rober More...

Early voting starts Feb. 13 for ‘Super Tuesday’ primary

Early in-person voting for the March 6 “Super Tuesday” Presidential Preference Primary will begin Monday, February 13, and continue through Friday, March 2, with Saturday, February 25, also set as an early voting day.  More...

Driving without a license charges tops in January’s roundup of Wilkes arrests

Arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license led the roundup of January police reports in Wilkes County. The following arrest reports are provided by local law enforcement officials. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Postage increases 15-fold

The “Carat Cupcake” fundraiser sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary with Tena’s Fine Jewelry and Gift Shop last week was a tremendous success. More...

Opinions

Next Saturday’s Tough Mudder Georgia will be an event you don’t want to miss

Tough Mudder Georgia is going to be an enormous event for Washington and Wilkes County, and even if you don’t want to challenge yourself in the freezing mud, I think it’s something you don’t want to miss.  More...

Book Review

Mark Twain: Man in White

A t a gathering at the Library of Congress in December, 1906, Mark Twain caused a “perceptible stir” when he removed his overcoat, revealing that he was wearing a white suit. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Willis Callaway Lindsey Jr.

Willis Callaway Lindsey Jr., 84, of Washington, died Sunday, January 22, 2012, at his home. He generously donated his body to the Georgia Health Sciences University at the Medical College of Georgia for research and education.  More...

Sherrill Vinson Jones

Funeral services for Sherrill Vinson Jones, 71, of Washington, were held Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in the First Baptist Church of Washington with Rev. Kevin Madden and Rev. Brian George officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Lois Lunceford Nunn

Graveside services for Lois Lunceford Nunn, 89, of Washington, were held Friday, January 27, 2012, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Chris Townsend and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A fundraiser for the Villagorda Family will be a fish fry on Saturday, February 4, 5-7 p.m., at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on the North By-Pass, dine-in or take-out. Tickets may be purchased in advance from CMA of Washington (Dr.  More...

Historical foundation is funding restoration of Wilkes Co. markers

Faded and rusty historical markers across Wilkes County will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to money raised by members and supporters of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation.  More...

God’s Marketplace thanks Bi-Lo for food ministry support

Celebrating the outstanding community support given to GMI food pantry by area businesses and individuals, (l-r) Buddy Lindsey, manager of God’s Marketplace, with Bi-Lo’s Missy Moncrief a More...

Tickets available for CoC dinner, STAR student salute set Feb. 16

Advance tickets are available for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner set for Thursday evening, February 16.  Tickets are $20 in advance by February 10, or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the chamber office. More...

‘Carat Cupcake’ event raises $2,000 to benefit Wills Memorial Hospital

In what may be one of the most fun fundraisers in Washington-Wilkes, the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary raised more than $2,000 for the hospital in last Wednesday’s Carat Cupcake event at Tena’s Jewelry and Gifts. More...

Charles Rhodes Jr. is a candidate for office of Wilkes Co. Magistrate Judge

Wilkes County native Charles Rhodes Jr. is announcing his candidacy for the office of Wilkes County Magistrate Judge in the July primary elections. More...

News

CSRA unemployment rises slightly in Dec., is same as state rate

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 9.7 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in November. More...

Kindergarteners may register at W-WPS on Mar. 5-9, until 4 p.m.

Washington-Wilkes Primary School will hold Kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year Monday- Friday, March 5-9, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at the school. More...

SAR wins first place in state for efforts for veterans, markers

The Washington-Wilkes chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) received first place at the annual state conference of the Georgia Society SAR for its performance in Revolutionary War veteran recognition and marker sponsorship. More...

Sports

Wrestlers win at Rumble, prepare for Individuals

Senior Tiger wrestler David Martin won his 182- lb. weight class championship at the Redskin Rumble held last weekend in Social Circle, and four other Tigers finished high in the standings for the annual event.  More...

Ladies keep on winning; only three games to go

With only three region games to go, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team is solidly in command of its post-season possibilities and is en route to a possible region championship. More...

Still struggling

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team, still plagued by youth and inexperience, continues fighting to get it all together but came up short in the past week’s games losing to Lakesid More...

Worship

Jesus’ prayer of commitment according to the Gospel

Jesus and his apostles left the upper room and went to a place called Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed his prayer of commitment to his heavenly Father. Read Mark 14:32-42.  More...

Personalities

Campbell wins W-WES Geographic Bee

Jahari Campbell, a fifth grade student at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. More...

‘Chocolati Literati’ to be theme when Friends of Library meet

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library (FOL) will have its annual membership meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, in the meeting room of the library. More...

Newest member of your friendly F&M Bank staff

Mandy Roberson, the newest member of the bookkeeping department at F&M Bank’s main office, has 12 years experience in banking. More...