October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

That’s some sweet tater

Washington’s Jim Cullars shows off an amazing sweet potato weighing in at 11 pounds, 11 ounces that he grew in Aonia. More...

Free store open Saturday at First Baptist Church

Repeating July’s wildly popular outreach, the congregation of Washington’s First Baptist Church will hold a “free store” Saturday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Early voting is available Saturday at Wilkes Voter Registration office

This Saturday, October 27, will be an early voting day as hundreds of Wilkes County voters continue to cast their ballots in early, in-person voting for the November 6 general election.  A sample ballot is available on page 17 of this issue of t More...

Hitting the notes with Hillary’s help

More Washington-Wilkes Middle School band students are now the beneficiaries of Washington songwriter Hillary Lindsey’s musical instrument fund, raised in conjunction with the Washington-Wilkes More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Sample ballot is on page 17

This week’s column will be mostly about the First Baptist Church Homecoming held during the weekend, because that’s just about all I did last week and especially Thursday through Sunday.  More...

Opinions

Watching my pups play in autumn leaves is changing my fall leaf-mulching attitude

Leaves are, apparently, a whole lot of fun. More...

Book Review

An Available Man

Sympathy is quickly raised for Edward Schuyler when the reader meets him ironing his shirt. He had started ironing a few months before, after the death of his wife, Bee. More...

Being provincial in bygone eras wasn’t so bad after all

Down Under – As a high school student, I was always interested in geography, although I can’t remember taking more than one course. Nothing could be more exciting than learning about the world we live in. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Rabun 41-12 in spite of penalty barrage

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers won a doubleheader in last Friday’s victory over Rabun County, 41-12. They didn’t just beat the Wildcats, they beat the officiating too. More...

Lady Tigers fall to Wesleyan Wolves, just miss making state’s ‘Elite Eight’

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls softball team came up one game short of advancing to the Elite Eight tournament in Columbus but it wasn’t without a good showing against one of the state’s top teams. More...

Hidden Gold Rush 5k slated to begin downtown Nov. 3

Another five-kilometer run, designed both to promote healthy living and to benefit local needs, is planned for next month in Washington Wilkes.  On Saturday, November 3, the second annual Hidden Gold Rush 5K will kick off at 8 a.m. More...

Personalities

Chewning speaks to Kettle Creek NSDAR at meeting Oct. 15

Kettle Creek NSDAR associate member and State District Two Director Jo An Chewning was the speaker at the Kettle Creek Chapter meeting, Monday, October 15, at the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...

Ellyn Jones Bunch honored at 90th birthday party October 6

Ellyn Jones Bunch was honored by her children on her 90th birthday at a celebration Saturday, October 6, at her home in Tignall.  Hosts and hostesses were her children, Zan and Marjorie Bunch, Walter Bunch, John and Joan Bunch Oglesby of Tignall More...

Committee meets to make plans for March Babbie Mason Concert

The steering committee for the Babbie Mason Concert scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013, at The Pope Center met recently to lay the groundwork for the 7 p.m. More...

Replacing dry wells will take time; Rayle neighbors help deliver water

It’s going to be more than a year before the water flows again to several homes in Willisville where wells have gone dry, but with the help of friends and neighbors, residents are getting enough water to get by for now.  More...

Wilkes ag producers learn more about new sales tax exemption on purchases

Wilkes County agricultural producers large and small met Thursday night to learn more about the sales tax exemption that will soon be available, allowing them not to pay sales tax on most of the items they buy for use in agricultural production.  More...

Property tax rates to be set in Nov. 1 public meetings

Both the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wilkes County Board of Education will set their final tax property rates in final meetings Thursday, November 1, with public hearings set that day prior to the meetings.  More...

Wilkes holiday season schedule full of Christmas shopping, snow

The holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas will be packed with events throughout Washington-Wilkes that will show off many of the area’s best attractions and give both local people and visitors more reasons to spend the season here. More...

Lovin’ the lunchroom staff

Washington-Wilkes Primary School staff and students showed their appreciation to the school nutrition staff on Lunchroom Workers’ Appreciation Day, October 18, by treating them to a special lun More...

News

Learning about bus safety

In observance of Bus Safety Week, W-W Primary School and the Wilkes County Transportation Deptartment are joining efforts to teach students about bus safety. More...

‘Look Good’ session to be held Nov. 13 in Thomson, 5 p.m.

The next “Look Good … Feel Better” session at University Hospital - McDuffie will be held Tuesday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.  “Look Good ... More...

Advance tickets now on sale

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, November 9, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Letters

Vote No on Constitutional Amendment One

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

‘Saved by the government, again’ – Riley

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Health as important as finances

TO THE EDITOR:   “City Council Hears Residents Complaints Over Having to Pay Their High Utility Bills”  I appreciate the fact that our council members are so accessible to hear the complaints of individual citizens and I believe More...

Obituaries

Alvin Eugene Lamar

Funeral services for Alvin Eugene “Gene” Lamar, 79, were held Saturday, October 20, at 4 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. More...

Robert Popie Hull

Funeral services for Robert Popie Hull, 73, were held Saturday, October 20, at 1 p.m. at New ­Springhill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Reginald A. Hunter officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery with a repast in the fellowship hall. Mr. More...

Tracy Lee Hewitt Fiest

Tracy Lee Hewitt Fiest, 50, of Tignall, died Saturday, October 20. More...

Worship

Fall services will be held Nov. 11-13 at Washington Presbyterian Church

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold fall services November 11-13, and will be open for the public to attend. More...

Isolation from grief can be overcome by letting others break the pattern

Grief is isolating. It is isolating because we often feel that no one understands, and it is sometimes easier just to be left alone.  More...

God’s chosen path of grace revealed to John for our benefit

John the Baptist was sent to foretell the gift of salvation in the form of God’s Son Jesus Christ. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held Friday, November 9, 5-7:30 p.m., at the W-W Elementary School Cafeteria. Tickets are $7 and are available from members or at the door.  .  More...