February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two STAR students, teachers honored by Chamber

Two STAR students and their chosen teachers were honored last Thursday night at the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, marking the first time in more than 30 years there has been a tie for the annual honor.  More...

Entry deadline is nearing for Miss Wilkes Pageant set for Saturday, Feb. 23

The entry deadline is nearing for the sixth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 23. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Going to be a busy weekend

Thomas Charping, Wilkes County Probate Judge, says that a record number of people have applied for licenses to carry a gun in the past month. In the past month, 41 Wilkes County residents have applied and received licenses to carry a weapon. More...

Opinions

Never forget top sniper Chris Kyle saved far more lives than he took

I was about to write some dumb column about the Super Bowl, but something much more important happened, and I believe it is worthy of your attention. More...

Book Review

Turn of Mind

Turn of Mind isn’t exactly a murder mystery. There is a murder, and there is much that is mysterious. More...

The Darien River should be a popular destination spot

DARIEN – Crossing the Darien River Bridge on U. S. Highway 17 South, an uplifting scene awaits if you choose a leisurely gait in these fractured and hurried times. More...

Worship

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

In last week’s passage (Luke 9:28- 36), we learned that there are mountaintop experiences along God’s chosen path of grace. But there are also spiritual valleys, where we are challenged by Satan who tries to unsettle our faith.  More...

Personalities

Paige Eason and Daniel Gordon to be wed July 13 in Hartwell

Graham and Teresa Eason of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Lynette, to Daniel Harry Gordon, son of Walter and Pam Gordon of Hartwell.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Lee Edenfield and the late Terry Eden More...

Milton and Billie Sue Roberts celebrate 60 years of marriage

Milton and Billie Sue Roberts recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with a party given by their children, Laura Roberts Purdy and Milton Roberts Jr., in the ballroom of The Fitzpatrick Hotel Sunday, January 27.  More...

Shelby Glen Rhodes celebrates eighth birthday January 14

Shelby Glen Rhodes, son Glenda and Freddie Rhodes celebrated his eighth birthday Monday, January 14.  On his birthday Shelby celebrated with his classmates and teacher at Washington Wilkes Primary School. More...

Farmers, ag businesses turn in tons of obsolete pesticides at no expense

Farmers and ag businesses from all over north Georgia took an opportunity to legally dispose of old pesticides at no cost to them last week at the first Georgia Clean Day held at McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington.  More...

Revolutionary Days returns with weekend of activities

The annual Revolutionary Days celebration returns again this weekend with three days of events and observances marking the 234th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek that was fought in Wilkes County on February 14, 1779.  More...

‘Oh, my goodness! I’ve got one!’

Kay Nelms finds a precious stone at last week’s Carats and Cupcakes fundraiser for the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry. More...

Front pasture herd sale to be held Friday night at Wilkes Co. stockyard

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association will host the Ninth Annual Front Pasture Herd Replacement Sale Friday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at the Wilkes County Stockyard. More...

News

Revolutionary puppets to perform

King George III and his counselor sing “It’s Great to be an Empire” in the Washington Little Theater’s next production, “The American Revolution Musical.” Professi More...

Scholarships will be awarded in Farm Bureau essay contest

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, or a related field, Wilkes County Farm Bureau President Danny Gunter recentl More...

Episcopal men will serve pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

The men of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the church Parish House.  More...

Sports

Two Tigers are champs; team places fourth at area tourney

Mikey Moran and A.J. Meyers both went undefeated (3-0) to win their weight classes at the Area 4-AA wrestling tournament held at Greater Atlanta Christian School last week. More...

Young athletes play on W-W Tiger court

Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation basketball teams enjoyed an evening showcasing their talents on the varsity basketball court Saturday night just before the Washington-Wilkes Tigers hosted Glas More...

Wilkes Hall of Fame to be reborn with induction of 13 new members

It will be 13 in ’13 when the Wilkes County Athletic Hall of Fame is reborn next month with its first induction of new members in more than 20 years.  More...

Obituaries

Odessa Welch Driggers Hunt

Graveside services for Odessa Welch Driggers Hunt, 78, of Washington, were held Friday, February 1, at 2 p.m. at Independence United Methodist Church cemetery in Tignall with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. More...

Doris Beal Ogletree

Graveside services for Doris Beal Ogletree, 97, of Union Point, were held Tuesday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point with Rev. Bobby Tomlin officiating. More...

Sarah Jearleen Pierce Cravens

Funeral services for Sarah Jearleen Pierce Cravens, 91, of Albany, Kentucky, were held Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Hill United Methodist Church with Bro. David McCarty and Bro. Dewey Aaron officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold its Black History Program on Sunday, February 24, at 2:30 p.m. with Perzavia Praylow, assistant professor of history at Augusta State University, as keynote speaker. More...