May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

National Guard armory shooting was soldier’s self-inflicted accident

The Army National Guard soldier shot at the Washington Armory April 19 has now admitted that he accidentally shot himself, that there never was an intruder, and that he made up the story to cover his mistake.  More...

Wilkes Relay for Life is Saturday, 1 to 9, at W-W Parks and Rec

Months of hard work and fund-raising will come together Saturday at the 2012 Wilkes Relay for Life from 1-9 p.m. at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Center.  More...

Women learn safe gun handling at Kettle Creek’s firearms safety class

In an effort to get more comfortable with the safe use of firearms, 16 Washington-Wilkes women took part in a Women’s Firearm Safety Class Saturday at the Kettle Creek Rifle and Pistol Club.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

2,173 Cats and counting

Hannah McTier, a student at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, has joined a mission team with “Visiting Orphans,” a Christian organization that will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador, in July. More...

Opinions

Moving manufacturing from China to U.S. is a trend that can revive Wilkes industry

Once again, I have the opportunity to tell you about something pretty exciting that’s happening here – and this time it’s good news for industry in Wilkes County.  More...

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Book Review

The Greats of Cutter Cane

Wilkes Countians consider writer Terry Kay as one of us since he grew up in neighboring Elbert County. His first book, The Year the Lights Came On, was about the days of his youth and rural electrification.  More...

Obituaries

Louis Wolozin

Graveside services for Louis Wolozin, 96, of Tignall, will be held Thursday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. He died Sunday, April 29.  More...

Clarence C. Nunn

Graveside services for Clarence C. Nunn, 80, of Washington, were held Wednesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. John King officiating. He died Monday, April 30.  More...

Personalities

Hailee Stevens celebrates second birthday March 30

Hailee Claire Stevens, daughter of Kristin and Greg Stevens, was honored on her second birthday with a celebration at the home of her grandparents, Tricia and Don Bridges, on Newtown Road in Wilkes County Saturday, March 31. More...

Tammie Kristen Villanueva Kuhn to marry John Lawton Lovvorn

Major ( ret.) and Mrs. Kevin Kuhn of Colorado Springs, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammie Kristen Villanueva Kuhn, to John Lawton Lovvorn, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

WMH Hospital Auxiliary volunteers honored at annual luncheon on Thursday, April 19

“You are the Heart of Our Organization” was the theme of the annual Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Luncheon held Thursday, April 19, in the hospital’s Gordon Street lobby.  More...

New water plant contract will save city $283,000 a year

In response to one of new Washington Mayor Ames M. More...

Former Tiger signs with NFL’s Tennessee Titans - Free Access

  Gary Wilburn, a former Washington-Wilkes Tiger who went on to play for the University of Connecticut Huskies as a defensive back, has been recruited by the Tennessee Titans and agreed to a free-agent contract. More...

Day of Prayer to be observed today

Washington-Wilkes will pause today (Thursday) at noon for the 61st annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington.  More...

Felony drug trafficking, DUI arrests lead April law enforcment roundup

During a routine road check on Robert Toombs Avenue at The Square Friday night, officers of the Washington Police Department caught a Savannah man whose vehicle contained a significant amount of a variety of suspected drugs.  More...

Paper Pak employees learn to stop fires

Paper Pak Industries employee Jackie Archer learns the proper way to extinguish a fire Saturday morning as Washington Fire Department firefighters held fire extinguisher training for some 30 workers More...

News

Pet contests help support Relay for Life

Washington-Wilkes Primary School students and staff are participating in activities tthat are bringing everyone together in the fight against cancer. More...

Broun’s voting record earns award from Club for Growth

The Club for Growth has presented U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. with the Defender of Economic Freedom award. Broun was one of 11 U.S. Senators and 34 U.S. Congressmen to receive the award this year.  More...

Myers and Beaumont will present piano duet recital at Little Theater

Anne Myers and Mary Ann Beaumont will perform a piano duet recital on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at the Washington Little Theater. More...

Sports

Hard work, dedication, keeping the faith get Wilburn an invitation from the Titans - Free Access

Washington-Wilkes’ Gary Wilburn will be living his dream next week when he reports for drills, minicamps, and workouts in Nashville for the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans. More...

Tractor pull slated for May 12 to aid McDonald’s charity

A Truck and Tractor Pull will be held in Washington on Saturday, May 12, with gates opening at 10 a.m. Antique tractors will begin at 3 p.m. More...

Baseball Tigers win two but fall in first series of playoffs

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team closed out its regular season with a pair of region wins which moved the team into a tie with Glascock County for third place in Region 7A. More...

Worship

Beulah Baptist sets annual Bible School for June 4-8, 6-8:30

Beulah Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on Monday-Friday, June 4-8, from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. More...

The first person God chose to walk His chosen path of grace

“There was in the days of Herod… a certain priest named Zacharias… and his wife…Elisabeth…both righteous before God. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The week of April 30-May 5 has been declared as Toastmasters week in the state of Georgia.  .  The W-WCHS Class of 1982 will meet May 5, 5 p.m., at Wings ‘n’ Things in Washington.  .  More...