May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks donations still needed as some civic funds begin to trickle in

Donations are beginning to come in for Washington-Wilkes’ annual fireworks display, but the deadline to pay Melrose Pyrotechnics for their fireworks show is early in June, and donations are still very much needed.  More...

Defendants plead guilty in Superior Court on charges of molestation, assault, drugs

Several defendants pleaded guilty to felony charges in Wilkes County Superior Court Monday before Judge Roger W. Dunaway Jr.  More...

Community Outreach Day sees few takers

Councilman Kimberly Rainey (above) speaks to a small crowd at Saturday’s City of Washington Community Outreach Service Day at the Pope Center. More...

City to flush hydrants starting Tues., May 15 and following week

The Washington Fire Department and Washington city workers will continue flushing fire hydrants this week and next, starting at the Aonia water plant and moving through Washington east to west.  Starting on the morning of Tuesday, May 15, throug More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A reunion of 50s classes

We got rain! Sonny at Tyrone got 1.1 inches for the week and so did I on Lexington Avenue. Norris on Hill Street got eight tenths of an inch. We got a little bit more Monday, and more is promised.  .  More...

Opinions

Thank you to mothers, wives, and others for many sacrifices for military members

This past weekend, we not only celebrated Mothers’ Day, but also Military Spouse Appreciation Day. More...

Book Review

I Didn’t Ask to be Born

I had forgotten how funny he is. For those of you who didn’t see or don’t remember The Cosby Show or Bill Cosby’s comedy routines, there’s a cadence to the way he tells a story that comes through in his writing. More...

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Obituaries

Luise Charlotte Schrinner Wynne

Funeral services for Luise Charlotte “Lottie” Schrinner Wynne, 90, of Washington, were held Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at Crawfordville Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. More...

Lewis Gunter

Funeral services for Lewis Gunter, 92, of Fort Valley, were held on Monday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Christ in Byron. Interment with military honors followed at 2 p.m. in the Andersonville National Cemetery. More...

Charlotte Schrock Schulte

A memorial service for Charlotte “Kitty” Schrock Schulte, 77, of Martinez, was held on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church with Father Ingram celebrant. More...

Personalities

Lauren Brooke DeLoach to wed Clifton Blakey Stitcher June 9

Ann DeLoach of Wrens and Kirk DeLoach of Acworth announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brooke, to Clifton Blakey Stitcher, son of Melanie Stitcher of Washington and Cliff Stitcher of Macon.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr More...

Foster presents program at Woman’s Club meeting May 14

George Foster presented the program at the meeting of the Woman’s Club Monday, May 14, at the clubhouse.  More...

Joseph Baldwin receives Master of Music on April 27

Joseph Brian Baldwin, son of Joann C. and Brian K. More...

City electric committee will recommend lower late fee, axe senior reconnect fees

The Electric Committee of the Washington City Council met last week to consider eliminating reconnect fees for senior citizens, and lowering the penalties for late payment of utility bills for all citizens.  More...

Washington City Council hears reports, tends to routine business Monday night

The Washington City Council cordially heard regular reports and tended to routine matters Monday night, sitting for the first time around a council table built by a local craftsman.  More...

Wilkes Co. commissioners tend to routine business in 11-minute May meeting

An unusually short regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners produced little action of consequence and was characterized by various regular reports and routine business last Thursday.  More...

C.J.’s Friends show their support

Friends, classmates and teachers at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School show their love and support for C.J. Rogers during his treatment for cancer. More...

Swimming pools open May 26 at Booker Park, Country Club

The city pool at Reese Booker Park and the pool at Washington- Wilkes Country Club will both open Memorial Day weekend for the summer, and both will offer swimming lessons.  Pool manager Gregg Wilkinson said that starting Saturday, May 26, the c More...

Citizens finalize plans to run for elected office as qualifying dates approach for July elections

It’s looking like a quiet July election season as a handful of citizens finalize their plans to run for public office, preparing to qualify for both partisan and non-partisan elections during the May 23-25 qualifying period.  More...

News

Local producers and markets make it easy to eat cheap by eating seasonally

For me, nothing brings back the childhood memories of summer days like the taste of freshly picked ripe strawberries. So sweet and juicy, they don’t even need any cream or sugar to doctor them up. More...

Summer Reading Program set to begin this Friday at library

The Mary Willis Library will launch its Summer Reading Program with registration on Friday, May 18. More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

History comes alive for W-WMS eighth graders

W-WMS Eighth Grade Students recently returned home from a two day tour of the city of Savannah and other nearby historical attractions. More...

Sports

Outstanding Tiger athletes recognized at first All-Sports ceremony

Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School held its first All-Sports Pictured above are athletic award recipients. More...

Best spring players named

Top football players who received recognition following spring practice and the annual spring game included Buck Robinson, Leadership Award; Alex Hackney, Tiger Award; Courtney Stripling, Best Defens More...

Leadership Council introduced

The newly formed W-W Tiger football Leadership Council for 2012 was introduced at the conclusion of the spring game lasts Friday and includes, from the ninth grade, Deandre Harris and Joseph Hill; fr More...

Worship

The third individual to walk God’s chosen path of grace

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and became estranged from Him, He responded by creating a plan whereby all mankind might be restored to fellowship with Him. More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 meets Monday, May 7 at home of Lisa Luken

Circle 3 of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met at on Monday, May 7, at the home of Lisa Luken.  Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The American Red Cross will present a program on Citizens’ CPR at the Tignall Homemakers Club meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and learn about this lifesaving technique.  .  More...