February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Revolutionary Days is for kids

The next generation of Kettle Creek battle re-enactors, including Michael Bowen, Nathaniel Bowen, Jeremiah Fry, Bo Hancock, and Garston Townsend, takes up a defensive position on the flank of the Loy More...

Feb.Wilkes Grand Jury issues 38 indictments and 17 no bills

The February session of the ­Wilkes County Grand Jury returned indictments on 38 cases and issued no bills in 17 cases. The following individuals were indicted. More...

Washington National Guard battery is now being deployed to Afghanistan

Some 30 U.S. More...

Singing puppets explain the Revolution

Members, young and old, of the Washington Little Theater presented the popular historical musical, “The American Revolution: 1763-1789,” featuring 30 patriotic puppets and an all-star kid More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

I’m going to miss my mailman

Susan and Doug Abramson have bought the Retro Cinema building on Spring Street with all kinds of plans for the space. The whole facility will be called The Retro and there will be many venues available to the public.  More...

Opinions

Watching the North deal with blizzards reminds me of one winter in New York

Watching this weekend’s giant blizzard hit the Northeast from New York to New Hampshire reminded me of the one winter when this Southern boy lived through 12 feet of snowfall, had his fill of the white stuff  More...

Book Review

White Bread

The phrase “white bread” has taken on new connotations these days, but Aaron Bobrow-Strain means it literally. More...

Adele Hall was a selfless giver to many charitable efforts

I n the course of one’s life there is exposure to the good and bad. The overachievers and the ne’er-do-wells. The ordinary and the elite. The haves and the have-nots. The slovenly and the accomplished. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Martin Avery

Funeral services for Margaret Martin Avery, 74, of Washington, were held Friday, February 8, at the Pope Center with Rev. Dante Smith officiating. Interment followed at White Rock Baptist Church with a repast at the Third Shiloh Mission Center. More...

Jimmy Henry Colley

Memorial services for Jimmy Henry Colley, 60, of Washington, were held February 13 at Hephzibah Baptist Church Lincolnton with Rev. Joe Marsh and Rev. Allen Danner officiating. He died Saturday, February 9, at his residence.  Mr. More...

Ella West Bell

Funeral services for Ella West Bell, 101, of Thomson, were held Thursday, February 7, at 1 p.m. at Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church in Thomson with Rev. Timothy W. Bell officiating. More...

Personalities

Guin sisters receive honors for perfect semesters at N. Ga.

Lindsey Carlisle Guin and Brittany Leigh Guin were named to the North Georgia College and State University President’s Honor for Fall 2012 for their perfect 4.0 semester averages.  Lindsey, a senior with plans to graduate in May, has achie More...

Sydney Lynn McClain enjoys skating party for eighth birthday

Sydney Lynn McClain, daughter of Terry McClain and the late Eydee Turner McClain, celebrated her eighth birthday with an ice skating party on Sunday, February 3, in Augusta. Her birthday was January 31.  More...

Katie Duggan and Matt Rigdon to marry June 1 at Peacewood

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Duggan of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine (Katie), to Matthew Jameson (Matt) Rigdon of Gainesville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donny Wells of Metter and Mr. and Mrs. Royce Rigdon of Minot, N.D.  More...

BREAKING SPORTS! - Free Access

Tiger Boys advance!

In triple overtime, the W-W boys basketball team beat Union County to advance in post-season play. More...

Sunday alcohol sales slated for November city ballot

After years of discussion, the Washington City Council has taken the first steps to let city voters decide whether to allow alcoholic drinks to be sold on Sunday.  In Monday night’s regular meeting, the council voted to instruct the city a More...

Tourism activity is improving for Wilkes and all of Georgia

Things are looking up for tourism in Georgia and in Wilkes County, Tourism Director Erin Pollock said. “We went to Tourism Day at the capitol in Atlanta recently, and learned that tourism in Georgia is really improving. More...

Washington Farmers Market sees Revolutionary Days crowd

Costumed re-enactors at Saturday’s Revolutionary Days observance of the Battle of Kettle Creek enjoy Washington’s old-fashioned farmers market. More...

Pioneer cattleman Marion Barnett inducted into Angus Hall of Fame

The late Marion Barnett, a Wilkes County pioneer in the Angus cattle business, has been inducted into the Georgia Angus Association Hall of Fame.  The founder of Barnett Angus Farm, who died in 1989 at the age of 98, was honored at the associati More...

New Stonewall’s Grill burglarized; thieves steal steaks, fish, chicken

A recently opened restaurant on the Athens Highway was broken into and burglarized Sunday night, but the owner says it won’t affect his business.  More...

Truck fails to make sharp curve, flips

A Massachusetts truck driver talks to Washington Police officers last week after losing control of his semi truck and trailer and flipping both into the ditch at the intersection of the North Bypass More...

News

W-W FBLA repeats as top chapter; members to advance in competition

For the second consecutive year, the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has been named Chapter of the Year for Region 15.  The award came as the result of the chapter earning the most More...

Kindergarten registration set March 4-8 at Primary School

Washington-Wilkes Primary School will hold kindergarten (fiveyear olds) registration for the 2013- 2014 school year the week of March 4-8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the school. More...

Applications are now available for Duggan Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the John Duggan Memorial Scholarship are available in the guidance office of the school of attendance for all graduating Wilkes County seniors who are planning to attend college during the 2013-2014 term.  More...

Letters

Obama supports ‘gun control,’ is not ‘anti-gun’

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Trip to Haiti offers insights into needs of poor country

TO THE EDITOR:   I recently visited Haiti – along with members of my family – and the trip made a lasting impression on me in many ways.  More...

Sports

Tigers Buck Robinson and Mark White sign to play for Alabama’s Huntingdon

Two standout Washington-Wilkes Tigers have signed letters of intent to play college football for a Division III school in Alabama.  In a National Signing Day ceremony at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School last week, record-setting quart More...

Tigers add three wins to secure fourth place entering region playoff

The young Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team put together a trio of crucial wins during the past week to secure a fourth place finish in Region 8AA as they prepare to enter the tournament which begins/began on Wednesday, February 13.  More...

Tickets on sale for Hall of Fame’s banquet set to honor 13 inductees

Tickets are now available for next month’s Wilkes County Sports Hall of Fame banquet which will honor 13 outstanding athletes in its first ceremony in more than 20 years.  More...

Worship

The mindset needed to walk God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus had taught his apostles about God’s chosen path of grace, but they needed clarification of some important points. One stumbling block wa s their preoccupation with status. They felt the need to establish a pecking order among themselves. More...

Rev. Abigail W. Crosby to be guest speaker for Jackson Chapel Black History Program

Rev. Abigail W. Crosby will be the guest speaker at the annual Black History Program at Jackson Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, February 24, at 11 a.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

“Embrace,” a concert by Babbie Mason, will be held at The Pope Center on March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 706-678-7116.  .  New Saints C.M.E. More...