September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Board of Education celebrates Tiger football win over Lincoln County

The Wilkes County Board of Education celebrated the recent win over Lincoln County and saluted Coach Robby Robinson, and tended to routine school system business.  More...

New career center needs donations to impact adult education needs

The new Washington-Wilkes Athens Tech Career Center was open for a barbeque fundraiser and tours last week in an effort to raise money to help local students make use of the center’s services, with the ultimate aim of making an impact on the ec More...

Tiger football players get light-and-siren escort to game

After their celebrated 21-6 victory over the Lincoln County Red Devils the week before, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers got a high-volume escort by police, fire, EMS, and deputies to fire them up before More...

Wilkes County artist Jenny Clarke wins Arts in the Heart of Augusta

Wilkes County artist Jenny Clarke had a surprise at the end of her second art show last weekend – she won the blue ribbon.  More...

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The Office Cat

Old gravesite stirs up interest

I f you were caught in a humongous traffic jam last Tuesday at the corner of Depot Street and Gordon Street in front of the old school, like me, you probably wondered what in the world was going on. More...

Opinions

When you become a Chief Petty Officer, the whole world expects more from you

A very important thing happened last week at U.S. More...

Book Review

Losing Mum and Pup

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Trip to Missouri finds much history, great hospitality

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A four-day trip to the “Show Me” state began in St. Louis and ended here. More...

Obituaries

Edwin Burdette Hill Jr.

Edwin Burdette Hill Jr., 67, of Tignall, passed away Friday, September 14, at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Hill was born in Rochester, New York, on March 6, 1945, to the late Edwin Burdette Hill and Eleanor Price Hill. More...

Worship

The people we can expect to encounter as we travel God’s path

As Jesus prepared his disciples to travel throughout the known world and spread his gospel, He sought to make them sensitive to the needs of the multitudes they would encounter, in the same way Jesus Himself felt the needs of all mankind. More...

There is no standard for grief’s timing; one year is not necessarily a milestone

I had two ladies meet at my hospice bereavement group. One had lost her husband recently and the other had lost hers a year earlier. More...

Personalities

Nicole Bailey and Robert Jackson to wed in ceremony December 15

Nicole Bailey of Washington and Robert Jackson of Tignall announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Lorella Williamson Bailey, the late Jimmy Bailey, and Mrs. Brenda Bailey of Washington. More...

Chloé and Owen Roy celebrate birthdays with family, friends

Owen and Chloé Roy, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W.C. Roy, Jr. of Evans, celebrated their birthdays on several occasions.  Owen was nine years old August 28 and Chloé was 12 years old August 29.  More...

Proclamation salutes Constitution

At the request of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution President Don Thomas (standing), Wilkes County Board of Commissioners Chairman Sam Moore declares the week of September More...

Breaking News - 9/25/2012 9:13 AM

BREAKING NEWS!

Hunter's death ruled murder

Authorities have now determined that the weekend death of a lost hunter is a murder, after a North Georgia hunter reported lost on Saturday night was found dead Sunday in a remote marshy area of Clarks Hill Lake near Holliday Park. More...

Any ambulance service must have advanced life support, county says

A new Wilkes County Ambulance Services Ordinance guarantees that the citizens of the county will receive a level of care that includes “advanced life support” regardless of who provides the service. More...

Fire claims mobile home on Hospital Drive

Firefighters from the Washington Fire Department battle a blaze in a mobile home on Hospital Drive at Georgia Avenue last Thursday night. More...

Fall events in Washington-Wilkes include festivals, 5K runs, historic cemetery drama

The fall event schedule is filling up in Washington-Wilkes with a wide range of celebrations – including three festivals, two five-kilometer runs, and a unique drama set in a historic cemetery.  More...

New Mule Day improvements to prevent traffic backups caused by narrow roads

Organizers of the 32nd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival have improved many aspects of the event for this year, but none may be as important as the new access road that should ease traffic backups on Highway 78 at Callaway Plantation.  More...

Important dates set for next general election set for November 6

With the November 6 general election just over six weeks away, there are several important dates that Wilkes County voters need to be aware of, Debbie Anderson of the Wilkes County Voter Registrar’s office said.  More...

News

Parents hear of art’s importance at PTG meeting

With student art in the background, K-8 Fine Arts teacher Melanie Stokes and W-WPS and W-WES (fourth grade) School Counselor Tiffany Ingram spoke to the PTG September 11.At Washington-Wilkes Primary School’s second PTG meeting on Tuesday, September More...

Students of the Month chosen at W-WMS

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Matthew Villagorda, Mikiah Tanner, (back) Hunter Brock, Dyneshia Williams, Pasha Blackmon, and Bailey Brock. Two students are chosen from each grade level for this honor.  More...

Lundberg News

I have really enjoyed the cool fall weather. We haven’t had rain in a while, but as I’m writing this on Sunday night it has started to rain. We really need it. More...

Letters

Hospital offers plenty to brag about

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‘Road to Recovery’ volunteers appreciated

TO THE EDITOR:   I must admit to being a procrastinator and am just now replying to the article written about the programs offered by the American Cancer Society.  I was surprised and disappointed that there was no mention of the program th More...

Sports

Tiger ‘teams’ split up the scoring to blank Screaming Devils 46-zip

The official score was 46-0 but the more complex scoring is what is most interesting about the Washington Wilkes Tigers’ silencing of the Warren County Screaming Devils last Friday.  The score was 25-0 before the W-W offense put any of its More...

Lady Tigers drop in standings to fourth place in Region 8AA

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team dropped two out of three region games last week and fell to fourth place in the region standings. Both region losses were by one-run margins. More...

Region 8-AA

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Victory Baptist Church will hold revival September 23-26 with services on Sunday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be Evangelist Marvin West and special singing will be held in every service. More...