January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners grant landowner tax penalty relief agreeing that Georgia’s law on covenants is unfair

Saying that the law was flawed and unfair, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners voted last Thursday evening to grant relief from a tax penalty on a property on which a home had been foreclosed.  More...

Observances planned for MLK day starting with Saturday’s breakfast

The community has planned a variety of observances for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  More...

Revolutionary Days observances set for anniversary of Kettle Creek battle

Preparations are nearly complete for the Revolutionary Days observance of the 234th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek in Washington Wilkes set for February 8-10.  More...

Volunteers and donors make Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Drive a successful one

The Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army had a successful fundraising effort during its annual Christmas kettle drive, but the local board says the praise should go to volunteers and donors.  More...

Discard old pesticides without disposal fees at Jan. 31 Clean Day

An opportunity for farmers to legally dispose of old pesticides at no cost to them is set for Friday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington. Registration is required by January 21.  More...

Remembering Oleta McAvoy

The family of Oleta McAvoy, (l-r) Morgan McAvoy, Marvin McAvoy, Jennifer McAvoy, and Charlie McAvoy gathered last week to place her name on the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary memorial board in the More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tourism has a good year here

Eighty degrees in mid-January? That’s what kind of weather we’ve been having, and it’s been very dry. More of the same is predicted for this week, with maybe a trace of rain and temperatures in the 30s by the end of the week. More...

Opinions

Folks new to the Internet and Facebook should be very careful what they believe

I t’s been 25 years now since I first connected a computer to a network by modem, so now it’s just a part of everyday life at work and at home. But that’s not true for everybody.  More...

Book Review

Defending Jacob

Jacob is the fourteen-year-old son of Laurie and Andy Barber. Like many teen-agers, Jacob can be less than lovable, but Andy and Laurie are very sympathic characters who love their son extravagantly.  More...

The hunting will always be better the next time around

QUITMAN – Predawn is a time when most of us are occupied, more often than not with deep sleep. More...

Obituaries

Mary Helen Combs Thornton

Funeral services for Mary Helen Combs Thornton, 100, of Washington, were held on Thursday, January 17, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Robinson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Albert Herbert Cram

A memorial service for Albert Herbert Cram, 67, of Washington, will be held Saturday, February 2, at noon at the Tree of Life Worship Center on Brown Road in Washington. He died Thursday, January 10, at his residence.   More...

Wooten Lee O’Hara

Memorial services for Wooten Lee “Butch” O’Hara, 59, of Woodbury, Georgia, were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 5, at Abundant Life Worship Center in Manchester, Georgia, with Rev. Sanford Colquitt officiating. More...

Personalities

Boswells present informative program at Woman’s Club meeting

Members of the Washington Woman’s Club enjoyed a most interesting program at the meeting Monday, January 14, as Judy and Terry Boswell presented a program entitled “Terry and Judy Boswell’s Adventures.”  More...

Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary sponsoring Carat Cupcake event

Plans were made and tickets were given out for the upcoming Carat Cupcake event at the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, January 8, in the Nash Library.  More...

New Beginnings

Ava Leigh Evans   Jessica and Herchell Evans of Loganville announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Leigh, on Wednesday, December 19, at Emory Eastside Medical in Snellville. Ava Leigh weighed 6 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long.  More...

MEAG Power rep explains why power cost is up 57% in 5 years

A representative of MEAG Power spoke at Monday night’s meeting of the Washington City Council to explain why the city’s wholesale cost of electricity had increased by more than 50 percent over the last few years.  More...

Washington-based GSP trooper helps rescue teen from trafficker

A Washington-based Georgia State Patrol trooper was instrumental in saving a teenage girl from a life of sex trafficking after a traffic stop for speeding turned into something much larger.  Trooper First Class Will Grier, based at Washington&rs More...

Tickets now available for W-W Chamber’s dinner, STAR awards

Advance tickets are available for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner set for Thursday, January 31, in the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.  The tickets, available at the chamber office on Th More...

Crowds seek help to pay utility bills

Patricia Johnson, energy coordinator from the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, talks with applicants for the energy assistance program Tuesday morning at The Pope Center. More...

Memory Lane Cruisers give back to the community

The Memory Lane Cruisers car club donated $2,450 to several Washington-Wilkes community organizations during their first meeting of the new year. More...

Church bus theft suspect arrested, brought back to face charges in Wilkes

A woman suspected of stealing a church van in Wilkes County and allegedly committing crimes in North Carolina and other Georgia counties has been arrested and returned to Washington to face the charges.  More...

Somebody left the heat on

Temperatures register nearly 80 degrees Monday, January 14, at the F&M Bank display as unseasonable winter weather covered the Southeast, bringing temperatures both day and night some 15 to 20 de More...

News

Students of the Month chosen at W-WMS

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Lacy Turner, Lila Hosting, (back) Jasmyne Fry, Chelsea Lumpkin, Bobbie Welch, and Jonathan Davidson. More...

Washington-Wilkes Middle School announces students on honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second nine-weeks grading period at Washington-Wilkes Middle School.  More...

Former U.S. Army chaplain to speak at New Ford’s Black History program

Retired U.S. Army chaplain Col. Clarke L. McGriff will serve as guest speaker at New Ford Baptist Church’s annual Black History Month Program on Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Young wrestlers compete in league tournament

In their first year with a complete team in wrestling, the Washington- Wilkes Middle School Tigers have completed their first year of competition in the Peach State Wrestling League.  More...

W-W Tigers win a pair, playing team ball and hoping for No. 2 finish

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team boosted its comeback season with a 2-1 showing in the most recent week’s games. More...

Registration for Little League begins Friday at Ashley Park

The Washington-Wilkes Little League is now holding registration for the 2013 spring softball and baseball seasons. Registration will be held at Ashley Park every Friday from 4-6 p.m. More...

Worship

TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Obama to take oath on King’s Bible

Each year many of us seek ways to honor the life and work of the leader of the modern Civil Rights Movement, the great American, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Distribution of the bread of life on God’s chosen path of grace

In last week’s scripture (Luke 9:1-6, 10), the apostles took their first walk on God’s chosen path of grace and returned anxious to tell Jesus about everything that happened. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Kettle Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Monday, January 21, at 6 p.m. at the Woman’s Club. Please note change in time.  .  More...