March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington markets no longer sell ground beef containing ‘pink slime’

The two large supermarket chains in Wilkes County have confirmed that their ground beef does not contain lean finely textured beef -- what the media is calling “pink slime.”  On March 22, the Bi-Lo supermarket home office announced t More...

Tiger Performing Arts Team to take the stage this weekend

The Washington Little Theater Company will present a one-act musical comedy by the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Performing Arts Team, “Forty-five minutes from Broadway,” along with two histori More...

W-W Key Clubber is tops in Georgia

Mirna Perales was named the J. More...

Tying a yellow ribbon for Afghanistan-bound soldier

Family, friends and neighbors gathered in Wilkes County’s Upton Mill Washington state, but she’ll be coming home to Washington, Georgia, this summer.community last Wednesday to tie a yellow ribbon to honor an Army officer “And we pl More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Hummingbird arrivals reported

This week is a busy weekend with the annual Tour of Homes scheduled for Friday and Saturday.  More...

Opinions

Looking back on his 101st birthday, my late father is still with us today

Had my father lived, today would be his 101st birthday, and I wanted to tell you a little about Charles Clayton Burke.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Book Review

Bismarck: A Life

The name “Bismarck” suggests a stern, commanding, dangerous figure. If one looks at the photos of Otto von Bismarck and his compatriots in this book, there is more than a suggestion. More...

Sports

Wienen edges out Natalie in ATVMX season opener at Aonia

The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicked off last Saturday at Aonia Pass MX Park providing some of the best racing in series history, pitting the fastest ATV Motocross racers in the country against one another for two 20-plus mi More...

Trout season opens this Saturday; ‘excellent’ first week is predicted

More than one million trout will be stocked by the end of this year, thanks to efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More...

McAvoy tosses no hitter Friday as Tigers breeze past Wilkinson

Last week the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team won its only game of the week on Friday against region opponent Wilkinson County.  Trey McAvoy pitched a no hitter for the Tigers in the 4-0 win. More...

Worship

The crucifixion of Jesus brought by the Gospel of Jesus Christ

As Easter approaches we reflect on what Jesus accomplished for us through his crucifixion and resurrection.  More...

First Baptist senior choir to present crucifixion cantata for Palm Sunday

The Senior Choir of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will present “Come, Touch the Robe,” a cantata by Pepper Choplin, on Palm Sunday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Rev. Moore addresses Third Shiloh annual association banquet Mar. 24

Rev. Clarence Moore spoke about “The Power of Praise” at the Third Shiloh Association’s annual banquet last Saturday, March 24.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Hilliard Station Baptist Church will have pastor appreciation day Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. Dinner will be served.  .  More...

BREAKING NEWS

Smoke detector alerts mother who saves her family

Alerted by the alarm from their home’s smoke detector, a mother saved her two sons late Wednesday night after fire erupted in their Baltimore home. More...

Bark for Life Relay event remembers Zella Bennett at end of her cancer battle

More than 20 dogs paraded and performed with their owners in Saturday’s Bark for Life event, a fundraiser for the May 5 Wilkes County Relay for Life, but it was an event touched with sadness.  More...

Qualifying set May 23-25 for July, November elections

Qualifying for this year’s Wilkes County partisan and non-partisan elections is set for May 23 through 25, the county’s Supervisor of Elections has announced, and there are changes in which office is on which ballot this year.  More...

Tennessee utility crewman dies in tractor accident on March 21

A Tennessee man working for a utility contractor was killed Wednesday, March 21, in an apparent tractor accident.  Darren Keith Crossman, 41, of Buffalo Valley, Tennessee, was killed about 3:45 Wednesday afternoon, Wilkes County Coroner Jane Ech More...

Thousands fill Aonia Pass Saturday for ATV motocross championships

With a crowd of more than 3,000 people and over 600 flying 4-wheeler racers, the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicked off Saturday at Aonia Pass Motocross Park south of Washington.  More...

Robert Toombs House to host drama with historic re-enactment Saturday

During this year’s Spring Tour of Homes, historic re-enactors will be portraying members of the General Robert Toombs family and friends as they welcome visitors to experience life in Washington during the year 1880 at the Robert Toombs House H More...

News

Primary School names top Young Authors

Washington-Wilkes Primary School Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition winners include (l-r) Madison Gunby, first grade; Madison McGaughey, second grade; Taliyah Reid, third grade; and E’Liza Booker, Kindergarten. More...

FBLA honored as one of state’s best; Guin and Harkins receive top awards

The Washington-Wilkes High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) placed eighth in state as Chapter of the Year at the State Leadership Conference held in Atlanta Friday-Sunday, March 23- 25.  More...

School will be out all next week; CRCT testing set for April 17-25

Students had fun with pi on March 14. All math classes participated in Pi Day activities which included different investigations of the magic number. The school was decorated with Pi Day posters and circles throughout. More...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

‘Paring of the budget’ is response to the times

TO THE EDITOR: Thursday’s article regarding competitive bids for the City’s water plant is a perfect example of how the states, counties, and cities have to respond to these economic times. More...

To the Editor

$5,200 for desk relatively not so much

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Obituaries

Lelia Maude Hogan Watkins

Graveside services for Lelia Maude Hogan Watkins, 97, of Washington, were held Friday, March 23, 2012, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. She died Monday, March 19, at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes.  More...

Elsie Norman Griffin

Graveside services for Elsie Norman Griffin, 94, of Waycross, were held Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilkes County with Dr. Porky Haynes officiating. More...

Ruby Story Partridge

Graveside services for Ruby Story Partridge, 89, of Leathersville Road, Lincolnton, were held Monday, March 26, 2012, at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski and Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek Chapter, DAR honors recipients of Good Citizen Award at meeting March 19

The Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, honored the recipients of the DAR Good Citizen Award at the meeting Monday, March 19, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...

‘Sherman’s Georgia Campaign’ focus of OLLI study in April

The Washington Chapter of Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of Georgia will have a two-session study entitled “Sherman’s Georgia Campaign” on April 2 and April 9 at noon at the Episcopal Parish House.   More...

Caroline Pope celebrates first birthday Feb. 24

Caroline Pope, daughter of Chrissie and Pembroke Pope of Canton, celebrated her first birthday on Friday, February 24.  On her birthday Caroline was treated to a family birthday dinner at her home with her parents, brother, Jackson, and sister, More...