July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor Barnett is elected to board of Georgia Municipal Association

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association’s recent annual meeting in Savannah.  More...

Meeting set to discuss new public-private effort to help repair Washington homes

A public meeting has been called for Washington residents to learn more about “Hands On Washington,” a new public-private effort being organized to help homeowners with home repair projects.  More...

Big Green Bean Drop is canned when rain stops farm’s harvest

The planned Green Bean Drop set for Tuesday in the parking lot of the Edward B. Pope Center had to be cancelled at the last minute due to an abundance of rain.  More...

Smith family adds bricks for grandchildren

George and Doris Smith honor their grandchildren Liam and Amelia Whipple and little Cohen Smith while supporting the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation with the addition of three bricks to the hospit More...

Delinquent property tax notices help to clear mobile home titles

Only half a dozen Wilkes County property owners have come in to pay their delinquent property taxes in the last week to prevent them from being sold in August, Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard said, but many mobile home owners are coming i More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Time to stop praying

A s Wilkes County Sheriff’s deputies Geraldine Willis Dill and Charles Cosby were leaving for their duty shifts Monday, Charles said to Geraldine, “I know we prayed for you and your family and the residents in Willisville (near Rayle) whe More...

Opinions

Hungry hawks feeding their chicks should keep snakes from our house

For the last few weeks, I’ve been watching a pair of hawks patrol the back of my property, and I’ve really come to appreciate the valuable role these ravenous raptors play in keeping our little ecosystem under control.  More...

Book Review

Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

Willie Mays, one of baseball’s great figures, is a private person. He disliked interviews and making speeches. What he liked was playing baseball. More...

A visit to Penn State yields more questions than answers

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. — College campuses! What a redeeming and fulfilling environment you discover whenever you visit a campus. Beyond books, I don’t have any collections. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Hammett James

A memorial service for Nancy Hammett James, 70, will be held at Washington Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. for family and friends. She died Sunday, July 7, in Statesville, North Carolina.  More...

Thelma McLendon Dill

Thelma McLendon Dill, 86, a for- mer longtime Washington-Wilkes educator, died on Wednesday, June 5, at her home in Newnan, Georgia. Funeral arrangements were not provided for this publication.  More...

Roy Lee Brittian

Funeral services for Roy Lee Brittian, 42, were held Wednesday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church Lincolnton with interment at Rocky Mount Baptist Church. He died Thursday, June 27.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library on July 29. If you are age 18 or above and desire to improve your public speaking and/or leadership skills, you are invited to join the group.  .  More...

Two arrested in Washington for alleged meth possession to sell

Wilkes Sheriff deputies and a regional drug task force have arrested two people in Washington for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell it, Sheriff Mark Moore announced Tuesday.  More...

Tax-delinquent properties will now be sold for whatever amount the county can get

A number of local properties will be available for “whatever we can get” when next month’s tax sale takes place.  More...

Washington’s Southern States farm supply store is one of several to close

The Southern States farm supply store in Washington is closing after years of serving the agricultural needs of Wilkes County farmers and animal owners.  “It hurts about like a death or a divorce,” said manager Mike Guin. More...

Thurmond Dam testing draws big crowd for big deluge

One individual viewing the test of the spillway gates at Thurmond Dam exclaimed it was like being at Niagara Falls.  Every three years, the United States Army Corps of Engineers is required to conduct tests of the spillway gates at the three dam More...

Next Parade of Lights planning meeting set for Wednesday, July 24

It may be the height of summer, but organizers are already in the planning stages of this year’s Washington Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights.  More...

Beta Sigma Phi donates for fireworks

Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce executive director Lyndon Amis accepts a check from Yvonne Albea, President of Beta Sigma Phi’s Xi Delta Tau Chapter for the upcoming fireworks celebration More...

News

‘Let’s Stay Together’ emphasized as focus at W-WCHS as 2013-14 school year looms

Let’s Stay Together is the 2013-14 focus for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Raffle helps support fireworks show

Breckyn Hudson (left) was the winner of the Beta Sigma Phi Xi Delta Tau beach bag raffle. The beach bag was presented by president Yvonna Albea. More...

Fishing Creek to hold 230th homecoming Sunday, July 28, at 11

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will hold its 230th homecoming service on Sunday, July 28, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Anderson of the Georgia Baptist Convention as guest speaker. More...

Letters

Fireworks celebration will still go on

to the Editor : Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you!!! We could never say it often enough to the businesses and people of Wilkes County for their generous donations to the Fireworks Celebration Fund. More...

Sports

Sponsorship drive funds W-W Tigers’ total sports program

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

Sign up for football, soccer, cheerleading at PRD

With the summer basketball camps now over, the Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for the 2013 youth football, cheerleading, and soccer sessions. More...

Annual Tiger Club tournament set at Country Club August 10

The second annual Washington- Wilkes Tiger Club Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, August 10, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club with a Calcutta on Friday, August 9, beginning at 7 p.m.  More...

Worship

Jesus came to save us by walking God’s chosen path of grace

In the passage leading up to this one someone asked Jesus if it were true that only a few individuals would succeed in attaining salvation. More...

Personalities

Lisa Lanier Hagan marries John Terrell Sisson June 8

Lisa Lanier Hagan of Statesboro and John Terrell Sisson of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful country ceremony Saturday, June 8, at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Church in the Wildwood, at TMT Farm in Statesboro. Dr. More...

Courtney Daye McFarlin and James Taylor Lott exchange marriage vows on Saturday, June 15

Courtney Daye McFarlin of Alpharetta and James Taylor Lott of Atlanta exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 15, at six o’clock in the evening at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Lillian Reeves Cole   Tiffany and David Cole of Raleigh, N.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Reeves, on Friday, July 12, at UNC in Raleigh. Lillian weighed 3 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 16 inches long.  More...