May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Is Wilkes County really out of this multi-year drought?

Wilkes County may be out of the drought, but agriculture experts are still wondering if the recent rains have truly made up for the hundreds of inches that failed to fall during Georgia’s three-year drought.  More...

Rare Marmon is the hit of the Cruise-In

A crowd gathers around the rare and beautiful 1924 Marmon owned by Tommy Lyons, one of dozens of cars that turned out for Saturday’s Memory Lane Cruisers Spring Cruise-In. More...

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School preparing for commencement exercises May 24

Some 80 members of the Class of 2013 will graduate in commencement exercises for Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School next Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.  More...

Green for green

Washington Farmers Market vendor Thomas Macfie sells plants Saturday as warmer spring weather finally catches hold. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t leave me ‘up a creek’

To begin this column this week I would like to apologize for not having but two “live” items. I am almost completely dependent on readers to tell me about happenings and interesting things about their family and friends.  More...

Opinions

The lucky folks all up the East Coast report hordes of sex-crazed cicadas

You remember the invasion of millions of noisy 13-year cicadas two springs ago? The giant red-eyed bugs who hatched, climbed trees to make a racket, find a mate and die in about two weeks?  More...

Book Review

The Sound of Broken Glass

Deborah Crombie is an eminent American mystery writer. She has received many of the awards given for mysteries, some more than once. The list of her books opposite the title page is impressive. More...

I worked for the AP news service, not the A&P grocery

There was a time when the Associated Press was without peer in the business of news distribution. The AP was founded in 1845 by the member newspapers and flourished for decades.  More...

Obituaries

Thelma Parris Faver

Graveside services for Thelma Parris Faver, 85, of Rayle, were held Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. She died Tuesday, May 7, at her daughter’s home.  More...

Lila Patricia Seymour Epps

Funeral services for Lila Patricia “Patsy” Seymour Epps, 70, of Tignall, were held Wednesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at Mallorysville Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Ben Walker officiating. More...

Jane Collins Lewis

Graveside services for Jane Collins Lewis, 80, of Athens, were held Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens. She died Tuesday, May 7.  A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. More...

Personalities

Whitley Anne Hodges weds Christophen Ryan Moore

Whitley Anne Hodges of Washington and Christopher Ryan Moore of Hampton exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Sunday, April 21, at four-thirty o’clock in the afternoon at Higdon House Inn and Gardens in Greensboro. Rev. More...

Brett Walker and attendants honored at luncheon May 3

The Woman’s Club of Washington was the setting for a luncheon Friday, May 3, honoring Brett Walker and her bridal attendants.  Miss Walker, who was married to Jack Glenn of St. More...

Darcy Marie Hays marries Brandon McClure Nunn

Darcy Marie Hays of Maroa, Ill., and Brandon McClure Nunn of Crawfordville were united in marriage in an impressive ceremony Saturday, April 20, at six-thirty o’clock in the evening at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Street will be renamed ‘Rev. G.L. Avery Drive’ as council remembers late civic, church leader

In its regular May meeting Monday night, Mayor Ames Barnett and the Washington City Council agreed to move forward to change the name of a street to honor a community and church leader who died recently.  More...

Spring game is Friday

Head Coach Robby Robinson instructs his charges during the first day of spring practice in full gear as the W-W Tigers prepare for this Friday’s spring scrimmage game set for Tiger Stadium at 6 More...

Meeting to educate landowners on wild hog control set May 16

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting a public meeting to educate landowners on methods of wild hog control at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16.  More...

Wilkes County Commissioners tend to routine business, reports

There wasn’t much action at last week’s regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners but the members took care of a few items of business and heard reports from two of the county’s agencies.  More...

Reese Booker city pool, country club pool ready for summer, offering swim lessons

The city pool at Reese Booker Park and the pool at Washington- Wilkes Country Club will both open Memorial Day weekend for the summer, and both will offer swimming lessons.  More...

50-50 raffle tickets now available to help fund 4th of July fireworks

Raffle tickets to help pay for a high-quality fireworks display for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration are now available at the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and area businesses.  More...

News

NHS Quiz Bowl supports animal shelter

Each spring, members of the W-WCHS National Honor Society organize a fundraising event. More...

Corps announces end of drought; lake levels saved by spring rains

The three reservoirs operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the upper Savannah River continue to rise and Corps officials have announced the end of drought operations.  More...

Sungazing to be hosted at the Rock

It will be a “stellar” weekend for Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Saturday at the Rock program for the month of May. More...

Letters

‘Sometimes they act pure stupid’

TO THE EDITOR: It’s good to have watchdogs at every level: state, county, and especially city, unless they go to extremes in the name of “protecting our interests More...

Ethics versus legalities: Is it right? Is it fair? Is it just?

TO THE EDITOR:   I respect the opinion of the City Attorney regarding the “legality” of Mayor Barnes (sic) construction company bidding on the Foxwood city project, however, I think that oftentimes, what the law permits or requires i More...

Sports

Spring football scrimmage set for Tiger Stadium this Friday at 6 p.m.

After 69 middle schoolers turned out for Washington- Wilkes Tiger spring football practice a couple of weeks ago, and the JV and varsity got started on May 6, it’s almost time to wrap it all up with the annual spring scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. More...

Tiger seniors get All-Region honors

Brian Hardigree (left) and Kohen Newsome have been recognized as second team All-Region in baseball for Region 8AA. Both are seniors at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

UGA honors WWII hero and baseball legend

On April 22, the Georgia Chapter of the National Football Foundation held it annual banquet at the Athens Country Club. More...

Worship

Power found when we walk God’s chosen path of grace

Jesus warned his followers of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, who taught the people just enough to keep them under their power, and did not live by the laws that they proclaimed. More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 meets May 6 in Fellowship Hall

Circle 3 of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met Monday, May 6, in the Fellowship Hall of the church.  Mary Harris, hostess, served Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake with coffee and tea during a time of fellowship.  Jackie Gale opened the meetin More...

Cornelia Johnson Circle meets on May 7 at Randall home

The Cornelia Johnson Circle of the First United Methodist Church met Tuesday, May 7, at the home of Jo and Buzzy Randall for its annual salad supper.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Cherry Grove Baptist Church will hold its Deacon Fellowship Program on June 23 at 4 p.m.  . More...