September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council passes health insurance for city workers without increase

The Washington City Council passed a renewal of city employee health insurance and despite ongoing efforts to save the city money, the council refused to save money at the expense of the city’s workers.  More...

Model As visit Washington-Wilkes Fundraising ride for special ops families passes through W-W

Local old car fans admire one of the dozen or more Ford Model A cars parked on The Square Saturday as members of the South Carolina Model A Touring Club visit Washington for lunch at The Jockey Club More...

Fundraising barbeque set to buy furnishings for new career center

The Athens Tech Foundation will hold a fundraising barbecue Friday, September 14, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the new Washington-Wilkes Athens Tech Career Center.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Eagle candidate will help with flags

I t surely did “tickle” me Saturday morning to pick up The Augusta Chronicle and see a “kicker” that read “Washington-Wilkes Tigers 21; Lincoln County 6.” Inside on the sports page, the head read “Tigers rout More...

Opinions

Treasured words of a family’s history revealed in 150-year old love letters

The treasure trove of my family’s genealogical records that I recently inherited included a number of love letters between some of my ancestors, and I’ve got to say, these are some smoothtalking devils we’re talking about. More...

Book Review

The Price of Stones

The publisher’s book jacket on The Price of Stones compares it to Three Cups of Tea and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. More...

A terrible tragedy strikes UGA letterman Mal Cook

A UGUSTA – This is a sad story. More...

Obituaries

Bessie Lorene Smith Collins

Funeral services for Bessie Lorene Smith Collins, 90, of Tignall, were held Friday, September 7, at 4 p.m. at the Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Elberton. More...

Sealand Jackson Gartrell

Funeral services for Sealand Jackson Gartrell of Washington were held Saturday, September 8, at 3 p.m. at Pauline Chapel FBH Church with Pastor Paul A. Hull presiding. Interment at City West Cemetery and a repast at Lucky Day Café followed. More...

Personalities

Briarwood homecoming will crown queen Friday

Briarwood Academy will celebrate its 38th Homecoming during pregame and halftime ceremonies at the 7:30 football game between the Briarwood Buccaneers and David Emanuel Eagles of Stillmore on Friday. More...

Laura-Kate Toburen chosen for inclusion in Nobel’s NSHSS

Laura-Kate Toburen, a student at Augusta Christian School, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, according to the organization’s founder and chairman, Claes Nobel, a senior memb er of the family that More...

Wills Memorial cuts ribbon on three-year regeneration

Wills Memorial Hospital celebrated the completion of the hospital’s three-year regeneration project Saturday with a community health fair, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and tours to show off the facility to the public.  More...

Five house fires in the last two weeks keep Wilkes firefighters on their toes

Firefighters in Wilkes County have had a busy two weeks with five fires, including three fires on consecutive nights over the weekend.  More...

Public has plenty of questions for Washington Police

The City of Washington held a public forum last week to give the public the opportunity to air any concerns about how the Washington Police Department is doing its job. More...

Merchants all over W-W can benefit from ‘SquareCrows’ promotion, chamber says

Interest is quickly growing in the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce SquareCrow contest designed to promote the planned “Shop Washington-Wilkes Day” in conjunction with Mule Day in October.  More...

News

‘Story of Wilkes County Football’ published

Mark Williams, Farmers Furniture store manager, congratulates Skeet Willingham (right) on the publication of his new book From Terrors to Tigers: The Story of Wilkes County Football, which has just been produced by Wilkes Publishing Company in Washin More...

Kiwanians tell Kiwanians about local and international projects

Kiwanis past president Bob Simmons and former District Governor Bob Lambertson tag-teamed to present a program outlning the organization’s local and international accomplishments over the past year.  More...

‘Living Proof Live’ simulcast slated at FUMC for Sept. 15

Best-selling author and nationally acclaimed Bible teacher Beth Moore will be featured in her “life changing” teaching and worship event, “Living Proof Live,” for women across the world through a global simulcast event on Satu More...

Sports

Lady Tigers notch region win at Oglethorpe County, 5-1

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls softball team got only one game in last week after the Social Circle game was rained out on Tuesday. The team’s trip to Oglethorpe County later in the week yielded a convincing region win at 5-1.  More...

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Worship

‘Just Give Me Jesus’ revival will be led by Lotz

Anne Graham Lotz will lead a two-day revival in Augusta in September. “Just Give Me Jesus” will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 21, and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at the James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh Street in Augusta. More...

Outreach service set Saturday by Word Bible Study

The Word Bible Study Class will hold its 16th annual Outreach Tent Service on Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. The service will be held at 415 Lexington Ave. in Washington (vacant lot facing Jackson Street). More...

God’s chosen path of grace separates the old covenant from the new covenant

God’s Old Covenant with the Jews was based on keeping his laws.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Jackson Chapel AME Church will have its 145th Church Anniversary on September 23 at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Claude Ray James, pastor of the First AME Church of Athens, will be the speaker. Dinner will be served.  .  More...