April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Study the night skies at Deerlick astronomy celebration Saturday

Deerlick Astronomy Village will hold its first Astronomy Day celebration Saturday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the village near Raytown.  More...

Amateur motocrossers race for chance to compete in big national championship

Several hundred of the top young amateur motocrossers in America raced this weekend at Aonia Pass Motocross Park, trying to work their way into this summer’s national amateur motocross championships.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Take a tour to see the beauty

We have a beautiful world, don’t we? And I think Washington-Wilkes is one of the top beauty spots in the springtime (fall, too). It’s time to take a driving tour – or walking tour – and see all the beauty in the town. More...

Opinions

Reality programs like Duck Dynasty feed America’s fascination with us

I t may not happen at your house, but a very large chunk of Wilkes County comes to a screeching halt at 10 o’clock every Wednesday night – that’s when it’s time to watch Duck Dynasty.  More...

Book Review

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Those of us who love biographies have had a feast lately of biographies of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers). Jon Meacham wrote one of these earlier, about Andrew Jackson (American Lion), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. More...

A fire, coffee, and morning paper are things to hold on to

We are about to leave the chill of winter’s hangover— not with regrets but with anticipation of spring’s sunshine and balmy temperatures, which will offer more opportunity for outdoor recreation. More...

Worship

Walking God’s chosen path of grace must be done with Jesus

The devil is always with us and within us, alert and prepared for every opportunity. That was just as true when Jesus was on earth in the flesh. More...

Sardis Baptist will celebrate 225th anniversary this Sunday

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

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tree of Life Worship Center, at 120 Brown Road in Washington, will host guest speaker David McDonald on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. More...

Kettle Creek Battlefield Master Plan adopted by Wilkes Co. commissioners

The Kettle Creek Battlefield Park Master Plan was adopted by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners last week but not before a point of serious contention concerning potential land acquisition was discussed and answered.  More...

New senior housing complex is subject of two zoning hearings Young Georgia Authors honored by Wilkes Co. Board of Education

In preparation for the development of a 44-unit affordable senior housing complex in Washington, the Washington City Council has set two public hearings for Friday, April 26, a 9 a.m. at the council chambers in City Hall.  More...

Local cancer survivors treated to dinner before next Friday’s 2013 Relay for Life

Scores of Wilkes County cancer survivors gathered with friends and family at the Pope Center Tuesday night to celebrate their fight against the disease at the annual Wilkes Relay for Life Survivor Dinner.  More...

Quick response saves Washington home

A Monday night fire brought out 27 Washington firefighters to put out a blaze at the home of Roch and Elaine Filipiak on West Sunset Drive. More...

News

Willsbary’s Book, Bake, and Plant Sale set for Mary Willis Library on May 3

Willsbary’s Book, Bake, and Plant Sale, the annual fundraiser of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library, is set for Friday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the library at 204 East Liberty Street. More...

Registration begins WLT Drama Camp which starts June 10

Registration for this year’s twoweek Summer Drama Camp at the Washington Little Theater is underway and will continue through Friday, May 10.  Of note is a change in the lower range of applicants admitted. More...

THE ACADEMIC CORNER

Students at W-WMS planning for their future

Students at Washington-Wilkes Middle School have been preparing themselves for their future career pathways by utilizing GAcollege411, a free and secure online resource designed specifically for Georgia students. More...

Sports

Great Southland Rodeo will be held through Sat. by Block & Bridle Club

The University of Georgia’s Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 39th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, which rolls into Athens April 18-20 at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, 2600 South Milledge Ave.  Gates will open at More...

W-W tennis teams qualify for region tourney as girls finish in second place, boys in fourth

Both boys and girls Tiger tennis teams have qualified to go on to regional play by virtue of their final tennis matches of the season last week.  More...

Tigers beat Greene to claim region win in baseball action

In baseball action last week, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers split a pair of games, losing to Jefferson County but chalking a region win against the Greene County Tigers.  More...

Obituaries

Samuel W. Ray

A graveside memorial service for Samuel W. Ray, 91, of Washington, was held Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. He died Thursday, April 11, in Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Faye Wilson Prince

Graveside services for Faye Wilson Prince, 85, a resident of Washington Manor, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Greenville Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mike Runion officiating. She died Sunday, April 14, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Lou Ann Brown

Funeral services for Lou Ann Brown, 58, of Rayle, were held Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Brown Family Cemetery in Rayle with Minister Danny McKnight officiating. She died Wednesday, April 10, in Harbor Grace Hospice.  More...

Personalities

Lisa Lanier Hagan to marry John Terrell Sisson on June 8

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Hagan of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Lanier, of Athens, to John Terrell Sisson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey G. Sisson of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle members hear program about Soto Homes

Tena Blakey presented an informative program to members of the Cornelia Johnson Circle as they met Tuesday, April 2, in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  More...

Cheney Gebing honored April 14 at bridal shower

Cheney Gebing was entertained at a miscellaneous shower on Sunday afternoon, April 14, given by Melissa Burgess of Lincolnton, Lauri Aycock of Thomson, Brittaney Gebing, and Candace Harris at the Harris home on Barksdale Drive.  Miss Gebing, bri More...