July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

W-W Tiger Band sweats it out in band camp with new director

As summer comes to a close, members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger Band have been hard at work at band camp last week and this week.  “Despite the exhausting rehearsals, high temperatures, and sunburn, the excitem More...

Helmets only, but practice begins

The 2013 Washington-Wilkes Tigers have begun practicing as the annual football camp got underway this week at W-WCHS. More...

Good plant diversity will attract, keep big butterfly population

There is no more delightful decoration for a flower garden than butterflies fluttering from bloom to bloom.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Spitfire Grill’ coming up

I keep hearing comments about “summer winding down,” but actually, summer is very much in evidence. More...

Opinions

The name of our fine state is Georgia, so save the GA abbreviation for mail

Our late great Publisher Emeritus Smythe Newsome wrote many a column pointing out the many ways people misuse and mangle the English language in his column “Of All Things,” and I always read them with great enjoyment, and often learned a More...

Book Review

Escape from Paris

Carolyn Hart has written many mysteries and won many literary prizes. Escape from Paris, however, is from her early career when she wrote suspense novels. More...

Warthen, Georgia, is home to the state’s oldest hoosgow

WARTHEN – Not sure how many travelers passing through this quiet Washington County settlement on Georgia Highway 15 ever take the time to stop and see the community’s signature attraction, a nondescript wooden structure that Warthen claim More...

Obituaries

Grace Thebom Sukel

Memorial services for Grace Thebom Sukel, 90, of Tignall, were held on Wednesday, July 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a reception immediately following. More...

Anne Fortson Barrow

Graveside services for Anne Fortson Barrow, 91, of Cochran, Georgia, were held Saturday, July 20, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cochran. She died Wednesday, July 17, in the Royal Care Assisted Living Center in Cochran.  More...

Gail Gentry Craddock

A memorial service for Gail Gentry Craddock, 76, of Washington, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. She died Friday, July 19, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be another Free Store at the First Baptist Church of Washington on Saturday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-noon in the church Fellowship Hall. Hundreds of free items will be available. The public is invited.  .  More...

New USDA program means free meals for every Wilkes public school student

Every student in Wilkes County public schools will be able to eat free breakfasts and lunches in the coming school year after the Wilkes Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the federal government’s Community Eligibility Option for More...

County road crews work to recover from rain, wind

The recent weeks’ heavy rains have been extremely hard on the many dirt roads throughout Wilkes County, and county road crews are struggling to keep up with repairs before the next storm hits.  More...

Wilkes property owners coming in to pay tax bills before August sale

Wilkes County property owners are flocking in to pay their delinquent property taxes to prevent them from being sold on the courthouse steps on Tuesday, August 6, Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard said.  More...

Learn more about ‘Hands on Washington’ at public meeting Thursday night at 6:30

A public meeting is set for Thursday evening for Washington residents to learn more about a new public private effort being organized to help homeowners with home repair projects.  More...

Percy Talbott released from prison and takes up residence in our town

According to Sheriff Joe Sutter, Percy Talbott, who just served a long prison sentence for who knows what (but I’ll find out) has decided to become a resident of our fair city. More...

Wilkes roads are full of running fawns

With this year’s new crop of whitetail deer fawns just a month or two old now, drivers throughout Washington and Wilkes County are finding that dodging the active newcomers is a challenge. More...

News

District Gov. encourages Rotary Club to get the word out about good deeds

Rotary District 6910 Governor Anton Zellman quoted the current Rotary International theme, “Engage Rotary, Change Lives,” when he told the Washington club that “we’ve got to get the word out about the good that we do.”&n More...

Toastmasters earn Distinguished Club status for 3rd time

For the third consecutive year Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters Club has earned the status of President’s Distinguished Club. 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...

Sports

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...

Tigers preparing for season opener

On Friday, August 30, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers will travel to Calhoun Fall, S.C., to open the 2013 varsity football season. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Baseball museums are lots of fun!

Now that summer is in full throttle, many families are looking for good venues close to home that are quick and inexpensive and yet a lot of fun. More...

Worship

Someone was blessed when Jesus walked God’s chosen path of grace

God sent Jesus to walk his chosen path of grace in order to show us his great love, through teachings and miracles.  More...

Personalities

Santano Truitt celebrates ninth birthday July 20

Santano Truitt, son of Jessica Truitt, celebrated his ninth birthday on Saturday, July 20, at the home of his aunt and uncle, Shirley and Eddie Jacobs, in Tignall.  Santano was treated to a pool party by his mother and his nana, Frances Truitt.& More...

Amy Wheatley and Joseph Burch exchange vows Saturday, June 29

Amy Elizabeth Wheatley of Washington and Joseph Michael Burch of Augusta were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Saturday, June 29, at six o’clock in the evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Local Pilot Club members attend annual convention and conference

Amanda Dyson and Rachael Dawson represented the Kettle Creek Pilot Club of Washington as president and treasurer, respectively, when they attended the annual 2013 Pilot International Convention and Leadership Conference July 10-14 at the Sheraton New More...