April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters rescue one from smoky kitchen fire

Fire Chief Darrell Rogers directs Washington firefighters as they respond to a kitchen fire last Thursday afternoon at the Spring Street home of former Washington Mayor Willie Burns. More...

Cattle farmers to hold field day Wednesday for management tools

Cattle ranchers throughout the area are invited to the Broad River Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day set for Wednesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life Survivor Dinner set for Tuesday evening

The Wilkes County Relay for Life will hold the annual Survivor Dinner next Tuesday, April 16, at the Pope Center. Cancer survivors are a vital part of Relay, Margie Burke said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Upton brothers win it for the Braves

The past weekend in Washington Wilkes was a busy, busy one and brought thousands of people to this town with its beautiful setting, historic homes, and all the other things we have to enjoy. More...

Opinions

If ‘Tax Freedom Day’ is already here, why do working people feel robbed?

We hard-working taxpayers in Georgia had a day to celebrate this weekend. In Georgia, April 4 is Tax Freedom Day.  Oh boy, let’s party.  More...

Book Review

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the popular Seabiscuit. Unbroken has also been on the best-seller list, but is a very different book.  More...

The excitement of baseball’s spring training never subsides

JUPITER, Fla. – If you are a baseball player, you get to wear your uniform all your life. When he quit managing the Dodgers, you still would see Tommy Lasorda in his familiar No. More...

Obituaries

Margie Nell McElhannon Hubbard

Funeral services for Margie Nell McElhannon Hubbard, 70, were held Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in The Rock United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Arnold and Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. More...

Ernest Robert Clark

A memorial service for Ernest Robert “Tubby” Clark, 67, of Tignall, was held Thursday, April 11, at 11 a.m. in Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Terry Casper officiating. Mr. Clark died Sunday, April 7, at home. More...

Edward Verner Harris

Funeral services for Edward Verner Harris, 62, of Atlanta, were held Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Fernandez officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Willsbary’s annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Mary Willis Library, will be held Friday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m. on the lawn of the Mary Willis Library, 204 E. Liberty Street. More...

City council plans new zoning category to protect 55+ Foxwood Senior Village

In its regular meeting Monday night, the Washington City Council set dates for zoning hearings to move forward with the Foxwood Senior Village soon to be developed in the city.  More...

Beautiful homes, classic cars a big hit with visitors for Spring Tour of Homes

The 2013 Spring Tour of Homes showed off several of Washington’s best historic and classical homes to an appreciative crowd of visitors last weekend.  “We felt it was a successful tour,” said Carol Jackson. More...

Another big Aonia Pass weekend will see amateur motocrossers of all ages racing

Aonia Pass Motocross Park will fill up this weekend with another crowd of thousands as amateur motocrossers of all ages race to try to qualify for “the Lorettas,” the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Ly More...

Bartram prints displayed at library for Spring Tour

Visitors to the Mary Willis Library view a rarely seen collection of watercolor and drawing prints by William Bartram on his travels through pre-Revolutionary Georgia that were on display Saturday fo More...

News

First Sardis Baptist building had partition to separate worshipping women and men

Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle will be celebrating its 225th anniversary on Sunday, April 21, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 11 a.m. More...

Significant donation provides relief

Lee Durham, Cancer Committee representative of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, presents a $4,000 check to Bunny B. Gunby, director of the Cancer Relief Fund. These funds were raised by Eta Omicron at the Nancy C. Long Cancer benefit.  More...

FFA serves through Adopt-A- Highway

One focus of all FFA chapters is to instill a strong sense of community service in their members. In fact, students must have community service hours in order to earn the Chapter, State, and American degrees. More...

Sports

Wilkes County men tackle Tough Mudder Georgia

The Washington-Wilkes father/son teams of (top photo, l-r) Kerry McAvoy Jr., James McAvoy, Tim Jackson, Chase Jackson, and Hunter Jackson joined some 9,000 other runners Saturday attempting to comple More...

Lady netters just keep winning; boys lose to Redskins

The Tiger girls tennis team continued their winning ways with a win over Social Circle last week, but the boys struggled to a close loss.  More...

No. 2 Dragons too much for Tigers in doubleheader

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity baseball team dropped two region games to the No. 2-ranked Jefferson Dragons in doubleheader action last Friday. More...

Worship

We must let God know why we want to walk His path

God gives us all the privilege to have Jesus as our Savior and as our spiritual brother in the family of God. But, we are not to take our relationship with Jesus for granted.  More...

Personalities

Jamie Nicole Land, Timothy Ronald Alderman exchange wedding vows March 16 in Statesboro

Jamie Nicole Land and Timothy Ronald Alderman of Statesboro exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, March 16, at four-thirty in the afternoon at the Belle House in Statesboro. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Maggie Maxine Driggers

Julie and Jeff Driggers of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Maxine, on Thursday, March 28, at Trinity Hospital of Augusta. Maggie weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 20 ¾ inches long.  More...

Whitley Hodges entertained at bridal shower on April 7

Whitley Hodges of Washington, bride-elect of Christopher Moore of Hampton, was entertained at a bridal shower Sunday afternoon, April 7, at the Fincher Center of Tignall Baptist Church. More...