January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual CoC awards and STAR students will be noted at dinner tonight

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will honor two STAR students and their chosen teachers, along with the chamber’s annual awardees at the chamber’s annual awards dinner Thursday night, January 31.  More...

Crowds come out for old school, city property auction Saturday

A large crowd packed the old school property on Gordon Street to take part in an auction last Saturday buying the contents of the former high school and middle school, along with antique furniture retired from Washington’s historic Fitzpatrick More...

Starved dogs net animal cruelty charges, lead roundup of January arrests in Wilkes

A Wilkes County man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after the Washington- Wilkes Animal Shelter discovered sick and badly emaciated dogs on Grant Drive in the county.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

There were other co-STARs

A n email from Natalie Peeler Coleman, native Wilkes Countian now living in Lawrenceville, sets the record straight on the reported duo STAR Students for Wilkes County this year. More...

Opinions

We Americans are famously friendly, and it freaks out everybody in Europe

I n one special way, Americans are different, and the whole world knows it. Compared to folks in other countries, apparently we’re generally very friendly, and our friendliness really freaks out a great number of people. More...

Book Review

In the Kingdom of Men

I n the Kingdom of Men is a novel mostly about a woman. More...

Georgia grad says there’s much to like about Pennsylvania

WORMLEYSBURG, Penn. – The Susquehanna River is a mile wide here in this community of 2,607 which sits next door to Harrisburg, the capital city of the state, which owes its connection to American history to the colonist William Penn.  More...

Obituaries

Rozia Fanning-Baisey

Funeral services for Rozia Fanning Baisey, 78, of Washington, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 28, at Twin Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Hull officiating. More...

Howard Monroe Feltman Jr.

A memorial service for Howard Monroe Feltman Jr., age 66, of Tignall, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at Edgewood Baptist Church, 3564 Forest Dr., Columbus, Georgia. He died December 13 at Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York.  More...

Terry Spratlin Leverett

Funeral services for Terry Spratlin Leverett, 80, of Augusta, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 27, at Rees Funeral Home in Lincolnton with the Rev. Jeff Pullium officiating. Interment followed in the Lincolnton City Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Mary Willis Library will be conducting eBook training at the library on Thursday, February 7. For further details, contact Katherine Gregory at 706-678-7736.  More...

School safety and security to be an item on agenda of all school board meetings

The safety and security of Wilkes County schools will be on the agenda of every regular meeting of the Wilkes Board of Education and security plans will be under continuous review and fine-tuning, board members agreed at Monday night’s regular More...

Revolutionary Days Feb. 8-10 to reach out to children with activities, learning events

More than ever before, this year’s Revolutionary Days observance February 8-10 will be aimed at connecting the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek with the hearts and minds of today’s children and families.  More...

Hunting camp trailer burns

Volunteer firefighters from the Rayle Fire Department extinguish the remains of a trailer that caught fire last Thursday on Highway 78 just west of Rayle. More...

Tornado drill next Wednesday at 9 a.m. to keep focus on severe weather safety

Wilkes County medical facilities, schools, and public safety authorities will be taking part in the statewide tornado drill at 9 a.m. More...

Tough Mudder Georgia needs a few people for short-term employment

There are a few short-term jobs available in Wilkes County before and during the upcoming Tough Mudder Georgia event in April.  Workers will, among other things, be helping mark the 10-mile course with stakes and flags to prepare the Aonia Pass More...

News

Benefit Managers not so beneficial

Joey Fievet (center) told the Washington Rotary Club that the pharmacy business, as it is practiced today, has left individual pharmacies as “pawns of big business, the government, and PBMs.&rd More...

Unemployment in CSRA sees slight rise in December

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 9.8 percent in December, up twotenths of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in November. More...

New youth group sees beginnings at Raytown Baptist

Raytown Baptist Church has begun a bi-weekly youth group to stimulate fellowship and church participation among young people.  Deanne Rimes and Kay Kelley welcome all kids from grades 6-12 whether home schooled or attending public or private sch More...

Sports

Recent losses leave young team in a struggle to find an identity

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team didn’t have a good run in its last five games. The struggling young team slipped into the losers category after the 1-4 slide and the season record dropped to 9-10. More...

Lady Tigers have impressive record

The W-W Tiger girls basketball team boosted its season record to 14-5 with recent wins over Lincoln County (56-37) and Social Circle (49-32) despite a loss to GMC (21-34) last week. More...

Youth quail hunt set for March 9 at Rolling Rock

The fifth annual John Harvey Edwards/ Frank Beckum Guided Youth Quail Hunt, sponsored by the Rolling Rock Shooting Preserve and the Fishing Creek Chapter of Wildlife Action, will be held Saturday, March 9, beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Worship

Reeves Chapel Baptist Church choir to sing; McGriff will preach at New Ford on Feb. 10

New Ford Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor James White Jr. will have its annual Black History program at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, with retired U.S. Army Chaplain Clarke L. McGriff serving as the guest preacher. More...

God’s chosen path of grace will lead to the mountaintop

Peter, James and John had the ultimate mountaintop experience when they climbed up to a private place with Jesus to pray. They actually saw Moses and Elijah, and heard God’s voice identify Jesus as his own Son.  More...

Personalities

All the ‘bests’ receive theater’s STARZ Awards

Recipients of the Washington Little Theater Company’s 2012 STARZ Awards are (seated, l-r) Ginny King, Director of Best Show, “Resthaven Revisited;” April Shelton, Award for Musical More...

Dawson, Reese Morris honored at second birthday party Jan. 5

Dawson and Reese Morris, twin sons of Nikki and Rick Morris of Martinez, celebrated their second birthday with a party Saturday, January 5. More...

Friends of the Mary Willis Library to enjoy ‘Old Time Music’ Feb. 14

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will meet for their annual membership meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, in the meeting room of the library.  More...