March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Closing of family’s Washington Ford store leaves Washington-Wilkes with no new car dealerships

It’s the end of an era in Washington.  After 56 years in the automobile business, Washington Ford is closing its doors, leaving the city with no new car dealerships where several had once thrived.  More...

City is happy with OMI workforce, but considers changing company

The City of Washington has sent out a request for proposals this week to open the door for a new company to operate the city’s water plants – but the city’s dissatisfaction with long-time plant operating company CH2M Hill/OMI is at More...

Police K-9 with cancer to lead parade for Relay’s Bark for Life event this Saturday

A local police dog with cancer will be one of many dogs participating in Saturday’s Bark for Life event from 10 to 1 at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington.  More...

High school artists focus on agriculture

Wilkes County winners in the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest included (left) Rebecca Wilson, first place, and Sara Wilson, second place. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Paper delay shouldn’t last much longer

Ted Bush’s daughter, Frost Osborne, who lives in Atlanta, was at the home of a friend when she spotted a photograph of her friend as a young child holding an Easter basket and standing in front of a house. More...

Opinions

Aonia racing is big for young racers and a real boost for local economy

You couldn’t help but notice the crowds of dirt bike and ATV racers and their families in Washington this week, and it’s not hard to realize not only how important this is to them, but how important they are to us.  More...

Book Review

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

A book by David McCullough is always welcome. Among his “popular histories” are 1776, John Adams, Truman, The Path Between the Seas. He has twice received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More...

James Rutland is a master coach of instinctive marksmanship

BOX SPRINGS – James Rutland, one-time hurdler at Georgia and later a successful high-school coach, handed me an air rifle—a Red Ryder Daisy model with no sights—and said that before the afternoon was over, he would have me hitting a More...

Obituaries

Robert Louis Henderson

Funeral services for Robert Louis Henderson, 92, were held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. He died March 4.  More...

Otis Sheppard

Funeral services for Otis Sheppard, 69, of Washington were held Friday, March 16, at the New Saints CME Church, Baltimore Road, Washington. with Dr. Charles Henderson officiating.  More...

Stephanie Marie Rainwater Wood

Funeral services for Stephanie Marie Rainwater Wood, 60, of Washington, will be held Friday, March 23, 2012, 6 p.m., in the Harvest Time Christian Center, Washington, with Rev. Terry Casper, and her son, Rev. Charlie Wood, officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Chapter of OLLI at UGA, will meet April 16 at noon in the Episcopal Parish House for lunch and learn. Reservations are required for lunch by calling Ruth Rogers at 706-678-7366. More...

Breaking News - Free Access

Tennessee man killed in tractor accident

A Tennessee man working for a utility contractor was killed Wednesday in an apparent tractor accident. More...

Qualifying is May 23-25 for 3 Board of Education seats

Qualifying for non-partisan candidates for two Wilkes County Board of Education seats and the board chair is set for May, Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell told the board’s March meeting Monday night.  More...

Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia meet for second annual memorial shoot here

More than 100 traditional bowhunters of all ages from all over Georgia gathered last weekend for the second Dan Quillian Memorial Shoot at Holliday Park.  For two days, members of the Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia competed in 3D target shoot More...

Cross country ATV, dirt bike racers pack Aonia Pass, Washington as GNCC’s big-time racing series returns

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett and son Porter enjoy the action by the pro pits Sunday. More...

T.J. and Friends helps Wilkes cancer patient

Blake Thompson of the T.J. and Friends Foundation presents Wilkes County cancer patient Gay Austin with a $500 donation to help her with expenses during her treatment. Over the last few years, the T.J. More...

News

Hybrid ‘Johnson House’ still under reconstruction

The annual Spring Tour of Homes in Washington-Wilkes will be held Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.  More...

Fine arts majors may apply now for Troupe Harris Scholarship

The First Baptist Church of Washington invites any high school or college student who is a resident of Wilkes County and is majoring in or intends to major in the area of fine arts to apply for the Troupe M. Harris Jr. More...

W-WCHS – From GPS to CCGPS

In recent years, instruction has been based on the Georgia Performance Standards, or GPS. There are specific standards for each course taught at WWCHS and this is the curriculum by which teachers plan their instruction. More...

Sports

KTM’s Kaileb Russell returns from injury to win Sunday’s GNCC bike race at Aonia

Something sparked a fire inside Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell in the five short days since the opening round of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, where the young gun sat out the last hour of the grueling three-hour race after c More...

Georgia can expect a great turkey season DNR says, as hunting starts this Saturday

Hunters are eagerly anticipating opening day of the Georgia turkey hunting season coming this Saturday, March 24, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) anticipates that the 2012 season should be a good one More...

Use caution in hunting turkeys and remember firearms safety

Successful hunting trips require a combination of skill, patience and most importantly, preparation. More...

Worship

Jesus is buried by two secret believers according to the Gospel

After hours of suffering, Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross was finished. Read Mark 15:42-47, and John 19:38-42.  More...

Personalities

New member joins Rotary Club

Beth Bunch (left), a vice president at F&M Bank, was inducted into the Washington Rotary Club last week during a brief ceremony at the club’s regular Thursday lunch meeting. More...

Learning about different cultures

Washington-Wilkes Primary School third graders in Nicole Smith’s class have been reading a variety of literature with emphasis on different cultures. More...

Iris Garden Club meets March 13; Judy Boswell presents program

The Iris Garden Club met Tuesday, March 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Washington.  Jane Bundy, president, welcomed members and thanked the hostesses, Marcia Paxton, Sharlene Zima, Lisa Luken, Paula Butts, Betsy Wagner, Diana Dougan More...