April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A Tree City USA for 28 years in a row

Celebrating the fact that the City of Washington has been named a Tree City USA for the 28th year, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized the city’s commitment to community forestry with a flag he More...

Bi-Lo supermarket donations increase fresh food distributed at food pantries

More than 100 Wilkes County citizens in need of food got an extra portion of help Saturday as Stephen’s House Ministries food pantry distributed more food than ever, donated by Washington’s Bi- Lo supermarket.  More...

Wills Memorial Foundation donates for OR equipment

Susan Duncan Pope, representing the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation, gives a check to hospital OR Director Shelby Childers, RN. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t miss the Relay this weekend

Rarely do we ever have items to disappear from sidewalk displays around The Square, and especially during the daylight hours.  More...

Opinions

Uneven disaster coverage last week makes me mistrust national media

A fter last week’s horrible tragedies, I just about don’t know what to write about.  Americans are still reeling from both the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon and the manhunt that followed, and from the terrible explosion in More...

Book Review

Winter King

Most of us have heard of Henry VIII, he of the many wives. Not so many know about another Henry Tudor, Henry VII, father of the more famous Henry. Yet it was he who made the long reign and accomplishments of the son possible.  More...

There’s nothing like a ballpark hot dog smeared with ketchup

You won’t find any health food advocates suggesting that you eat more hot dogs. In fact the advice you will get from those who know best is to stay away from them.  More...

Obituaries

Berta Eunice Paschall Mansfield

Graveside services for Berta Eunice Paschall Mansfield, 89, of Washington, were held Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden and Rev. Sid Hopkins officiating. She died Tuesday, April 16, in Washington Manor.  More...

Helen Granade Woodbury

Graveside services Helen Granade Woodbury were held Monday, April 22, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Lankford and Rev. David Thornton, her grandson, officiating. She died Saturday, April 20.  More...

Mary Lila Hardy Edwards

Funeral services for Mary Lila Hardy Edwards, 85, of Washington, were held Friday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden and Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

R egistration for Summer Basketball Camp 2013 at the W-W Parks and Recreation Department will begin on Monday, April 29, and continue through May 23 for boys and girls ages 5-14.  .  More...

Cattlemen learn new techniques at beef cattle and forage field day

About 60 cattle ranchers from as far away as Savannah and South Carolina attended last week’s Broad River Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day at Shane and Amy Moore’s cattle operation on Tignall Road north of Washington.  More...

W-W Career Center Athens Tech site to hold grand opening Tue., April 30

After some 10 years of working and planning, the Washington-Wilkes Career Center Athens Technical College will be cutting the ceremonial ribbon in a grand opening ceremony Tuesday, April 30, at its new location in the old Wilkes Academy on Lexington More...

Time to pitch in for big fireworks show at July 3 Independence Day celebration

Plans are already well underway for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration, and as always, everyone in Wilkes County needs to pitch in a little to pay for a high-quality fireworks display.  More...

New senior housing will be the subject of city zoning hearings

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...

Clemson students practice in mock murder trial

Washington attorney Jim Roberts hosted 13 members of two legal teams from Clemson University Tuesday as they prepared to play roles as witnesses, prosecutors, the defense team, and the defendant in a More...

News

Wilkes Relay for Life set for 6 p.m. Friday at high school

Months of planning, hard work, and fund-raising will come together Friday night at the 2013 Wilkes Relay for Life from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School.  More...

Wood and Watson get special honors at annual 4-H awards banquet Sat.

Jonathan Wood, a senior Wilkes County 4-H’er and a senior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, was named 4-H’er of the Year at the organization’s annual awards banquet last Saturday night, April 19, held at the W-W Elemen More...

Getting a bargain at Willsbary’s

At last year’s Willsbary’s Book, Bake, and Plant Sale, one avid reader used his dollar to buy the biggest book he could find, no matter the title, and was obviously proud of his eventual More...

Letters

Talk of ‘entitlements’ counter to Christian ideal

TO THE EDITOR: Regarding the “Tax Freedom Day” article [Kip Burke’s column] in last week’s paper, I do take offense not just for myself but also on behalf of some of the “millions of non-contributing people.” More...

Efforts of T.J. and Friends help 31 Wilkes Co. cancer patients

TO THE EDITOR:   T.J. and Friends Cancer Foundation serves a seven-county area that includes Elbert, Wilkes, Hart, Franklin, Oglethorpe, Lincoln, and Madison counties. More...

Sports

Greene’s Dover and Cheeley will ‘clown’ at 15th Pro Rodeo set for this weekend

Bill Dover and Bayne Cheeley, whose love of the rodeo grew from their participation at the Junior Rodeos and 4-H Fun Nights held in Union Point every summer, will be facing 1,500 pounds of ferocious bull this weekend, April 26-27.  More...

Tiger win region game over S.C. but lose to Devils

In last week’s Washington-Wilkes baseball action the Tigers split a pair of games but made it count by getting a region win over the Social Circle Redskins.  In that Tuesday game, senior Brian Hardigree picked up the win with a complete ga More...

Buck Robinson to get NFF scholarship from Greater Atl. Chapter

The record-setting Tiger quarterback from the 2011 and 2012 seasons has received another post-season honor and will be recognized for his achievement next month in Atlanta.  More...

Worship

We must focus on Jesus to see God’s chosen path of grace

As the people crowded around Jesus clamoring for some magic word or miraculous omen, He pointed out the evil of what they were doing. More...

Personalities

Beta Sigma Phi donates to TJ & Friends

Blake Thompson, Chairman of the Board for TJ & Friends Cancer Foundation, accepts a $500 donation from Heather Baston, Cancer Committee representative for the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.  These funds were raised by the sorority du More...

Jill Rogers guest of honor at bridesmaids luncheon April 20

Jill Rogers, whose marriage to Chris Guin will be an event of April 27, was entertained at a bridesmaids luncheon Saturday, April 20, at The Washington Jockey Club.  Hostesses for the festivities were Sherry DuBois of Danburg, Maudine Guin of Li More...

Mrs. Jessie Mae Hosch honored at 92nd surprise birthday celebration

Jessie Mae Hosch of Rayle was honored on the occasion of her 92nd birthday at a surprise celebration hosted by her family at the Fitzpatrick Hotel dining room Saturday evening, April 13.  More...