April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Muddiest course of the year’ to test 9,000 Tough Mudders

Saturday and Sunday’s return of the Tough Mudder Georgia extreme adventure challenge will see thousands of extreme athletes come to Wilkes County to push themselves to finish the 10-12 mile mud-filled obstacle course.  More...

Clearing land for affordable senior housing

Loggers clear long-standing timber off Pope Street, Simpson Street, and Wills Memorial Drive in preparation for the planned construction of Foxwood Senior Village, a senior housing development, which More...

April is Month of the Young Child

As Head Start’s Grant Rainey looks on, Washington Mayor Ames Barnett signs a proclamation declaring April as “The Month of the Young Child” in Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Hummingbirds sighted in the area

Hummingbirds are the big news this week. The beauties are arriving slowly in Wilkes County, with the first one that I heard about reported by Betty Standard in the Danburg area on Wednesday, March 27. More...

Opinions

Mudders will have to work together to beat mud, obstacles this weekend

This Tough Mudder thing is big, y’all. The population of Wilkes County will actually double this weekend as the extreme adventure challenge event Tough Mudder Georgia returns to Aonia Pass Motocross Park starting Saturday morning.  More...

Book Review

The Road to Ruins

I f we haven’t heard of Ian Graham, it might be because we are not alert to exploration of the Mayan civilization. Graham is modest, with an endearing, selfdeprecating sense of humor. More...

Russ, Uga IX, has a tough life as the Georgia Bulldog mascot

SAVANNAH – With spring’s refreshing atmosphere—accented by soothing breezes and the fragrance of colorful blooms—gaining momentum, Russ, the Georgia mascot, is enjoying the outdoors on East 58th street where he lives.  More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Johnson Bunch

Graveside services for Evelyn Johnson Bunch, 99, of Tignall, were held Friday, March 29, at 2 p.m. in the Mallorysville Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dewey Mallory officiating. She died Wednesday, March 27, at her daughter’s home.  More...

Grace Allen Mathis Beazley

A memorial service for Grace Allen Mathis Beazley will be held at the Carters Grove Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. More...

Mary Agnes Pitts Bridges

Graveside services for Mary Agnes Pitts Bridges, 78, of Washington, were held Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in the Washington- Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-WCHS Class of 1983 will meet on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at Stonewall’s Grill.  .  More...

Properties go on the auction block at county’s first sale in many years

More than two dozen bidders attended Tuesday morning’s delinquent property tax sale, finding that more than 100 of the overdue Wilkes County property owners had paid their taxes in time to prevent their properties from being sold.  More...

Oliver! is on stage this weekend

A talented cast is set to perform this weekend in the Washington Little Theater Co. production of the musical Oliver! More...

Historic Bartram prints,Toombs garden, Oliver! musical fill Spring Tour weekend

A few special treats lie in store for visitors for the Spring Tour of Homes, including historic prints of flora and fauna, costumed re-enactors showing off an historic garden, and a local production of a favorite musical.  More...

Minor arrests yield more serious charges, lead March roundup of law enforcement

Arrests for relatively minor crimes turned into larger arrests as drugs were found on those arrested recently.  More...

News

Governor appoints Barnett to state’s workforce board

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett has been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia State Workforce Investment Board.  More...

FBLA members teach first graders

Tiffany Roberson, Tabatha Welch, and Marisa Sifre had the opportunity to share what they have learned in their Business and Computer Science classes and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) with More...

JumpStart informs on job hunting, employment statistics

The Wilkes County JumpStart parents participated in a group connections parent meeting on Thursday, March 28, to discuss jobs, and seeking employment. More...

Sports

W-WMS Tigers conclude season at 8-5, with wins over archrivals

The Washington Wilkes Middle School baseball season came to an end last Saturday, March 30, with the young Tigers posting a season record of 8-5. More...

Tennis teams 1-1 for the week; three region matches upcoming

The Tiger girls tennis team swept to an easy win over Social Circle last Tuesday but fell to a powerful Jefferson team on Thursday. Meanwhile, the boys team was also 1-1 for the week with similar results.   More...

W-W Rotary Golf Tournament set Saturday, April 20 at country club

The annual Washington-Wilkes Rotary Club Golf Tournament will be held next month a the W-W Country Club just east of Washington on Highway 17/78.  The three-man scramble of 18 holes, gross score, will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Worship

As we walk God’s path, we need to know how to talk to Him

Jesus talked daily to his Heavenly Father. His apostles observed the close relationship between Father and Son, and they begged Jesus to teach them to pray likewise. More...

Personalities

Leah Kathleen Blackmon and Kirk Ray Foster united in marriage March 2 in Destin, Florida

Leah Kathleen Blackmon of Midland and Kirk Ray Foster of Fort Mitchell, Ala., exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor doublering ceremony at Destin Bay House in Destin, Fla., on Saturday March 2, at four o’clock in the afternoon. More...

Washington-Wilkes residents enjoy gatherings, visits, and celebrations

Shirley and Boots Gunter had Allison and Bill Hale, Emmeline and Isabelle, of Athens and Alicia and Cread Brown, Luke and Porter, of Thomson for Easter lunch and a great time on Easter Sunday. l  More...

New Beginnings

Wyatt Edward Bentley   Casie Jo and Ben Bentley of Tignall announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Edward, on Monday, March 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Wyatt weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 20 inches long.  More...