October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Help for small businesses in Wilkes County

Susan Caldwell, representing the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), speaks at the September After-Hours put on last Thursday by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce More...

Homecoming Week filled with undefeated Tiger spirit

Students at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School have planned a week of special events leading up to the annual homecoming football game against Greene County set for next Friday, October 12.  More...

Mule Day to see Revolutionary War action as Kettle Creek’s reenactors set up camp

Life during the American Revolution will come alive in hands-on demonstrations for children at the 32nd annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 13 at Callaway Plantation.  More...

Two 5K runs this fall will raise funds for local needs; name change remembers church’s Jason Chapman

Two 5-kilometer runs, designed both to promote healthy living and to benefit local needs, are planned over the next month in Washington- Wilkes.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Looks like a bumper crop

The word barbeQue is not in my dictionary (nor is Bar-be-Q, BBQ, or Bar-B-Q.) It’s not in the Oxford Universal Dictionary; nor Webster’s New World Dictionary; nor The New More...

Opinions

Is our habit of frequent smartphone use increasing the number of child injuries?

A story this week in the Wall Street Journal reports that, after years of lower and lower child accident injuries, there’s suddenly a significant jump in the number of nonfatal injuries to children under age five.  Suddenly the youngest ki More...

ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

Herman Melville – another great American writer

Our focus today is Herman Melville, whom many regard as America’s greatest writer ever. Numerous critics rank him right along with Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Goethe. Quality Melville material is hard to find. More...

GUEST COLUMN

Important illustrators affect book values

I support public education. I support charter schools. I oppose the so-called charter school amendment to the Georgia State Constitution.  We do not need another, separate system of public schools. More...

Obituaries

Ethel Borders Harris

Graveside services for Dr. Ethel Borders Harris, 87, of Washington, were held Wednesday, September 26, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery. She died September 24 at Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes.  More...

Ethel Ferrell Jr.

Graveside services for Ethel “Pick” Ferrell Jr., 69, were held Saturday, September 29, at City West Cemetery with Reverend H. T. Butler, officiating. He died Friday, September 21, at his residence.  More...

Richard Dean Moore

Memorial services for Richard Dean “Rick” Moore, 42, of Lincoln County, were held Thursday, September 27, at Greenwood Baptist Church with Rev. Seaborn Dell officiating. He died Saturday, September 22.  A native of Augusta, Mr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will meet on Thursday, October 11, at 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. The public is invited.  .  More...

Arson of Meredith Circle apartment leads roundup of recent local arrests

A Washington man has been arrested for arson for trying to burn down the Meredith Circle subsidized housing apartment he shared with his girlfriend.  More...

Investigation continues on murder of Blairsville hunter killed in Wilkes

A multi-agency investigation is continuing this week in the murder of a north Georgia hunter who was found dead Sunday, September 23, in a remote marshy area of Clarks Hill Lake near Holliday Park.  More...

Adopt a shelter pet at half price from too many pups and kittens

The Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter is overflowing with puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats right now, and the shelter is making it easier than ever to adopt with reduced fees and extended adoption hours, plus it’s giving the community the chance More...

A place to rest at Wills Memorial

The family of Joe A. Griffin Jr., including widow Bobbie Ann Griffin (right), along with Joe’s daughter Dawn G. More...

Historic cemetery historic drama returns; ‘Resthaven Revisited’ plays this weekend

The anticipated return of the outdoor cemetery drama “Resthaven Revisited” comes this weekend October 6-7. More...

SquareCrows coming to draw shoppers for CofC Shop Local event

SquareCrows are starting to appear around The Square and all over Washington, giving the city a feeling of fall and, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce hopes, bringing more visitors to shop in Wilkes County.  More...

Barrys join foundation patron’s board

Randee and Jim Barry place a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

News

Make a pie, see the world

First graders in Mary Lois Akins-Newsome’s class are really cooking! More...

Registration, early voting deadlines approaching for November election

Next Tuesday, October 9, is the last day to register to vote and the last day for voters to change a name or address in time for the November 6 general election.  More...

Unemployment rate declines slightly in CSRA during August

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) declined to 10.5 percent in August, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 10.9 percent in July. More...

Sports

Defense dominates again; Union no match for Tigers

Following last Friday’s satisfying win over the Union County Panthers 36-0, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers have emerged tops in the state for defense and in the top five for points scored.  More...

Lady Tigers’ first round wins guarantee W-W spot in state playoffs beginning on the road next week

Last week the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers earned themselves a berth in the sectional playoffs when they swept a doubleheader against Oglethorpe County at Tiger Field in the first round of region playoffs. More...

Schedule Notes

. There will be a communitywide pep rally on The Square in Washington tonight, October 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in preparation for the Tigers’ game in Jefferson on Friday.  . More...

Worship

Thoughts we should have as we walk God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus addressed the attitude that we should have toward our fellow man as we walk God’s chosen path of grace. The way we think deep in our hearts about other people will determine the nature of our relationships with them.  More...

Personalities

Womanless Beauty Pageant to raise funds for Bill McCarty scholarship

Reigning Womanless Beauty Pageant Queen Miss Brew’na will have to give up her crown as a new queen will be chosen at the 2012 Womanless Beauty Pageant to be held Saturday, October 13, at 7 p.m. More...

Margaret Elizabeth Reeves weds Kelly Ryan Armour September 1

Margaret Elizabeth Reeves and Kelly Ryan Armour of Washington exchanged wedding vows Saturday, September 1, at five o’clock in the afternoon at County Line Baptist Church in Rayle. More...

John David Marable treated to fireman third birthday party

John David Marable, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Marable of Watkinsville, celebrated his third birthday Saturday, September 15, with a fireman theme party.  More...