May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer Reading Program kicks off

Todd Keys and his Flying Debris will return this for this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Mary Willis Library. More...

C.J. Rogers, Ames Barnett raise $11,000 for Leukemia, Lymphoma Society drive

Washington businessman Ames Barnett was honored last week for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year drive.  Barnett won the Community Involvement Award, which was given because o More...

Swimming pools set to open Saturday for fun, swimming 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...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

We’ve got early deadlines again

I t sounds like “fruit basket turnover” this week. Thank you to all of you good people who answered my call for help and to those of you who returned my calls. More...

Opinions

Some forget Memorial Day’s true meaning but veterans remember their fallen friends

I hope you’ll all forgive me, but I’m going to repeat a column I wrote for Memorial Day in 2010. More...

Book Review

Then Again

Most of us know Diane Keaton as a movie star – Annie Hall, the Godfather trilogy, and more recently, Something’s Gotta Give. Her awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. More...

One visit to Fredricksburg,Texas, is just not enough

FREDERICKSBURG, Tex. – The founding of Fredericksburg came about in 1846 owing to German influence, and you may still hear Texas German – a dialect spoken by the original settlers – in the streets.  More...

Obituaries

Elmyra Patterson Chafin

Graveside services for Elmyra Patterson Chafin, 94, were held on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Ficklen Guin presiding. She died on Thursday, May 16, at Wills Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  More...

Richard Lee Stroud

Funeral services for Richard Lee Stroud, 58, of Washington, were held Saturday, May 18, at noon at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. James Favors presiding. Interment followed at City West Cemetery with a repast at the church. More...

Alberto Valdes

Graveside services for Alberto Valdes, 58, of Thomson, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Raytown Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. He died Wednesday, May 8.   Mr. More...

Personalities

Martha P. Thomas marries Al Edward Carlisle May 10

Martha P. Thomas and Al Edward Carlisle of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony Friday, May 10, at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Wilkes County Courthouse in Washington. More...

Iris Dyson honored May 11 at Family Day in Elberton

Iris Lance Hopkins Dyson was among the newer residents honored at the annual Family Day festivities at Magnolia Estates in Elberton on Saturday, May 11.  The event, always held the Saturday before Mother’s Day, honors newer residents and t More...

Lauren Chafin chosen to receive 2013 Alpha Theta Grant-in Aid

Lauren Chafin, daughter of Donna and Scott Chafin of Washington, was recently named the recipient of the 2013 Alpha Theta Sorority Grantin Aid.  Lauren was chosen from a group of applicants from several surrounding counties and plans to attend t More...

Donations for fireworks display desperately needed by June 3

Donations are desperately needed now to help pay for a high-quality fireworks display for this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration, Tourism Director Erin Pollock said. More...

Preliminary CRCT test scores giving teachers reasons for ‘happy dances’

It’s not often that the arrival of annual test scores bring great joy to schools, but it happened in all four Wilkes County schools last week.  More...

Landowners hear how to deal with wild hog problem

More than 60 concerned landowners attended the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association’s meeting last week to educate landowners on how wild hogs live in Wilkes County and how they can apply effective methods of wild hog control.  More...

Vintage cycle racers on vintage bikes return to Aonia Pass Motocross Park

The motorcycle racing action at Aonia Pass Motocross Park last weekend didn’t have the hottest new riders racing the hottest new bikes, but that was fine with the racers. More...

Newsome awarded Rhodes scholarship

Kohen Newsome is awarded the Rhodes Medical Scholarship by the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

News

Garden club spruces up at W-WPS

The Iris Garden Club had a work day at Washington-Wilkes Primary School earlier this month during which members continued their beautification of the Outdoor Classroom. More...

Special event at Toombs House set to celebrate 203rd birthday

Robert Toombs Family and Friends will celebrate Robert Toombs’ 203rd birthday with the program “Homespun: The Fabric of a Nation” at the Robert Toombs House on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. More...

Lions club plans chicken barbecue for Sat., May 25

The Washington Lions Club will serve chicken barbecue dinners on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Letters

‘We need to bring the people together’

TO THE EDITOR: I was disappointed in your coverage of the ethics hearing by City Council for the ethics charges against Mayor Barnett More...

‘We need to encourage each other to grow’

TO THE EDITOR:   As a citizen of Wilkes County who owns a business in the Washington City limit, I am affected by everything that occurs during the City Council meetings.  More...

Sports

Tiger Spring Football 2013 - Free Access

      More...

Outstanding Tiger athletes recognized at 2013 All-Sports ceremony

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School held its annual All-Sports Pictured above are athletic award recipients. More...

Best spring Tigers recognized

Following last Friday’s spring football game, W-W Tiger spring football awards were presented to (front, l-r) Jalen Turner, Best Offensive Player; Treyvon Booker, Hustle Award; Ben Hodges, Best More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace vs. the physical path of life

We must decide which path to take in life: a lifetime spent chasing after worldly possessions, or a rich spiritual life. More...

Burse, Daniels are featured speakers for Booker-Warthen program May 26

The annual Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen Memorial Scholarship fundraising program will be held at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, on Sunday, May 26, at 6 p.m.  The daughters of the New Springhill Baptist Church, Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Springfield Baptist Church Women’s Day program will be on Sunday, May 26, at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Mary Jones will be the guest speaker.  .  More...