August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New teachers for the new school year

Students in Washington-Wilkes schools will have eight new teachers when they start school Friday. The new teachers attended orientation last week. (front, l-r) Dr. Rosemary W. More...

Driving under the influence leads July roundup of Wilkes Co. arrests

Arrests for property crimes, along with arrests for assaults and driving under the influence of alcohol, led the roundup of July law enforcement action in Wilkes County. More...

Monument to black Revolutionary soldiers expected to be in place by next Thursday

Washington’s unique monument to black Revolutionary War soldiers is expected to be erected Thursday, August 8, on the south end of The Square.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

It’s a ‘foregone conclusion’

Email from Jane (Echols) Davis says she has seen her first hummingbird since the few she saw in May. Jane says, “They are the most fascinating creatures. More...

Opinions

A bunch of the 2012 Olympic events are guaranteed to fix your insomnia

I ’ve discovered an excellent cure for insomnia, one that’s temporarily available this week and next. More...

Book Review

You Must Remember this

You Must Remember This is a heavy book -- not heavy intellectually, but physically, like a coffee-table book. It may not be “intellectual,” but in addition to being nostalgic and entertaining, it is informative.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Ernest Watson Cathey Jr.

Funeral services for Ernest Watson Cathey Jr., 83, of Tignall, were held Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at Danburg Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Walker officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died June 27 in Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Billy Thomas Savage

Funeral services for Billy Thomas Savage, 72, of Tignall, were held Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. John McPherson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. More...

Edd Archer

Graveside services for Edd Archer, 68, of Washington, were held Saturday, July 21, at 5 p.m. at Mt. Zion UMC cemetery with Rev. Richard Broome officiating. Mr. Archer died July 18.  More...

Personalities

Rebecca Lauren DeWeese to wed Zachary Lee Barrett November 3

Mr. and Mrs. James Carl DeWeese III of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lauren, of Athens, to Zachary Lee Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Will Price graduates from Sea Cadet Boot Camp on July 15

William R. More...

Xi Zeta Delta members, guests enjoy salad social

The Xi Zeta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed a salad social at the home of Sherry McAvoy on Friday, July 27.  Current members entertained prospective members in an informative and enjoyable evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  More...

Police, fire, EMS prepare with walk-through of schools

Police, fire, and emergency medical personnel from across Washington Wilkes went back to school Monday to prepare for events they all hope will never happen, touring each school to become more familiar with how they would respond in an emergency.&nbs More...

Some 1,500 students are ready for start of school Fri.

After more than a week of preparation by teachers and administrators across the Wilkes County school system, some 1,550 students are expected to start the school year Friday.  More...

Tignall tree-cutting accident kills tree service owner, injures helper

A Wilkes County tree service owner was killed and a second man was badly injured last Thursday when their truck-mounted cherrypicker overturned in Tignall.   More...

A small fire is a blessing

Members and neighbors of County Line Baptist Church marvel at the fire-damaged electric service that caught fire Sunday morning just before services. More...

Planning for Christmas Parade of Lights already well underway, committee says

Is August a little early to start thinking about Washington’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights?  Not at all. More...

News

W-WPS adds educators to its staff

Washington-Wilkes Primary School is proud to announce the addition of three new educators to its 2012-13 staff, according to principal Florence Sandifer. More...

‘Real Bread is Staff of Life’ is program set at 1st Methodist

Sue Becker of Alpharetta will present “Only Real Bread is the Staff of Life” at the First United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. Breakfast refreshments will be served from 8:30-9 a.m.  More...

Sales tax holidays for ‘back to school’ set for August 10-11

With the school year quickly approaching, the Georgia Department of Revenue has announced that the “back to school” sales tax holiday weekend will be August 10-11. More...

Letters

Letters to the editor

‘...about the rights of each free American’

TO THE EDITOR: Regarding letter of July 12 “Speak out against erosion of freedom.” More...

Sports

W-WPRD football registration to be held until Aug. 10

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for the 2012 football season. Deadline for registration is set for Friday, August 10.  There is a registration fee of $47. More...

Fall soccer signup deadline is Aug. 10 for boys, girls 5-16

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for youth soccer for the 2012 fall soccer season for boys and girls, ages 5-16. Registration will end on Friday, August 10.  There is a $40 registration fee. More...

Worship

Sardis Baptist sets revival services to begin Sun., Aug. 12

Sardis Baptist Church, 431 Sardis Church Road, Rayle, will have revival services beginning Sunday, August 12, during the morning service at 11 a.m. More...

If you can give sorrow its due, it may return the favor with a precious gift

Cultures around the world and throughout history have found ways to memorialize grief by honoring the dead.  More...

Jesus demonstrates how to walk God’s path of grace?

“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught” (verse 4).  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Shepeard Community Blood Center will conduct a blood drive on Thursday, August 16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wills Memorial Hospital, and from 2-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. . More...