June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Market overflows with garden goodness

Saturday morning shoppers at the Washington Farmers Market like Newton Gunter find fresh fruits and vegetables, along with eggs, bread and baked goodies, honey, flowers, and even chickens at the ever More...

Strong storms pack lightning, wind, heavy rains

A severe thunderstorm packing 60-mph winds, heavy rain, and lightning raced across Wilkes County last Tuesday night, downing trees and power lines and sparking a potentially devastating house fire.  More...

Man taken in for treatment after firing gunshots on Tignall street

A Tignall man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for shooting a pistol in the street.  At 2:50 p.m. More...

Car club donates for fireworks

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club (from left) Dickie Garrard, Louise McLearen, and Al Lamar present Tourism Director Erin Pollock a check to help pay for this year’s community firewo More...

Incumbent Henry Harris to seek four-year District 2 council term

Washington City Councilman Henry Harris is announcing his candidacy to keep his District 2 seat on the council in the upcoming November municipal election.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Crews made all neat and pretty

The storm last Thursday night did considerable damage in the area, but with the strong winds, heavy lightning and rain, we are fortunate that we didn’t have worse. More...

Opinions

Old photographs from our foolish youth bring memories both great and terrible

I t’s funny how memories and photographs can get rearranged in your mind after a few decades, and how the feelings attached to those things can change.  More...

Book Review

Juliette Gordon Low

We former and present Girl Scouts know who Juliette Low was, but I suspect that not many of us know the details of her very interesting and active life. More...

Golf caddies must wear shoes in Cedartown, Georgia

CEDARTOWN – This town of nearly 10,000, the seat of Polk County, was once Indian country. That could be said about many places in Georgia. More...

Obituaries

Ray Christopher

Funeral services for Ray Christopher, 63, were held Wednesday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Hephzibah United Methodist Church in Hephzibah with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors. More...

Nancy Louise Maxwell Kelly

Funeral services for Nancy Louise Maxwell Kelly, 89, of Tifton, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the chapel of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tifton. Interment followed in Tift Memorial Gardens. She died Wednesday, June 19.  More...

Worship

The two views of life we see along God’s chosen path of grace

We look at life either through the eyes of God or through the eyes of the devil. Our outlook is a conscious choice and it determines how we live.  More...

Pole Branch Baptist hosts 187 at annual Vacation Bible School

Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church enjoyed another inspirational Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday of last week with a total present for the week 187. The theme for the week was “Jesus, The Hope of every Generation”.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

“Homespun: The Fabric of a Nation” will be presented at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free.   More...

BREAKING NEWS - Free Access

Fire fatality identification awaiting confirmation by authorities

As a Wilkes County family mourns the loss of a loved one, authorities at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab are conducting an examination Monday to confirm the suspected identity of the man found dead in a burning home on Happy Hollow More...

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Two men charged with trafficking meth in Tignall

Wilkes Sheriff deputies, an FBI unit, and a regional drug task force have arrested two men for trafficking in methamphetamine in Tignall More...

Robert Toombs’ 203rd birthday to be celebrated Saturday 10-4

The celebration of Robert Toombs 203rd birthday, entitled “Homespun: The Fabric of a Nation” is set for Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Police patrols, road checks to seek out the intoxicated on roads, lakes this Fourth

DUI offenders both on the road and on the water will be targeted during the Fourth of July holiday in Wilkes County and around the state as law enforcement agencies launch the annual Summer Zero Tolerance campaign to run from June 21 through July 7.& More...

July scorchers can build up to cause heat exhaustion, stroke

The onset of hot weather has the Wilkes Emergency Management Agency director already worried about the health consequences of the upcoming months of real summer heat.  More...

Chafin gets Kiwanis scholarship

Lauren Chafin, a 2013 graduate of W-WCHS, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Washington Kiwanis Club at last Tuesday’s weekly meeting. More...

It’s fawning time – watch for Bambi’s babies

All over Washington and Wilkes County, whitetail deer fawns are being born, every one of them running on wobbly legs, sweet but totally ignorant of the dangers that await them, including speeding car More...

‘Supermoon’ glows over Washington

Although the weather didn’t entirely cooperate, last weekend’s “supermoon” put on a display enjoyed by many Washington-Wilkes residents. More...

News

Ventriloquist Karnok to perform Tuesday for Mary Willis readers

Keith Karnok, a magician and ventriloquist, will perform at the Mary Willis Library Tuesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. More...

Mentors and tutors help students pass

VISTA volunteer Ebony Ferrell celebrates a successful school year with students Carlos Hawes, Jamal Daniels, Shavarr Quinn, Jaden Venson, Brittany Harrison, and Arianna Perlotte, who were helped thro More...

Lions plan chicken barbecue for Sat., July 13, at clubhouse

The Washington Lions Club will serve chicken barbecue dinners on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Letters

Community, fire department are blessings

TO THE EDITOR: There is a blessing in everything and last week when our home caught on fire there was a plethora of them. At 7:07 p.m. lightning struck near our house More...

Sports

Amos Martin Invitational set July 6-7; Echols could be first to win 3-in-a-row

The 86th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for next weekend, July 6-7 at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. The annual Tiger Club golf tournament will be played on Saturday, August 3, at the Washington Wilkes Country Club and the Calcutta will be held the previous evening. Contact Tony Powell or Milton Roberts to participate.  More...

Corporate sponsorship drive to fund all athletic programs

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club have kicked off a two-month-long campaign to jump start and benefit all W-WCHS athletes for the coming 2013-2014 school year and many years beyond.  More...

Personalities

Mary Katherine Duggan, Matthew Jameson Rigdon exchange wedding vows on June 1 at Peacewood

Mary Katherine Duggan of Washington and Matthew Jameson Rigdon of Metter exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 1, at six-thirty o’clock in the evening at Peacewood, home of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Burgess family celebrates birthdays at party June 15

The home of Janet and Martin Burgess on Tignall Road was the scene of a celebration honoring family birthdays and anniversaries on Saturday, June 15.  More...

Carole Bufford and Gio Molla united in marriage June 15

Carole Judith Bufford and Gio Angelo Molla of New York City, N.Y., were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at five o’clock in the afternoon at The Yellow House, home of Joyce and Chris Frost, in Stanfordville, N. More...