August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington-Wilkes firefighters get new tools to rescue crash victims

Some 70 firefighters from Washington and every Wilkes County volunteer department got hours of hands-on training in new stabilization equipment that can be used to rescue people from motor vehicle accidents.  More...

Don’t forget fireworks at Monday night’s big Labor Day celebration

Big crowds are expected on The Square Monday evening as Washington Wilkes celebrates Labor Day like it’s the Fourth of July.  The Labor Day Festival and fireworks show is the rescheduled replacement for the rained-out Independence Day cele More...

Fall Cruise-In set for Saturday, September 14

The Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In will have an evening of old cars, food, and family fun Saturday, September 14, from 5-8 p.m. on The Square in downtown Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Don’t listen to the rumors

Lawrence Burton sent me an update on Pinky and Tony Young”s daughter Mallory. The Youngs lived here several years ago and were neighbors of Lawrence and Sandy Burton in the Upton Mill sub-division of the county.  More...

Opinions

Despite my mother’s gloomy predictions, a youth of climbing trees failed to kill me

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve climbing trees – climbing as high as I could in the tallest trees I could climb, and spending all the time I could up in the comforting arms of a great tree.  More...

Book Review

The Hard Way Around

Joshua Slocum earned the title of heroic adventurer by setting forth in 1895 in a largely selfbuilt 36-foot sailboat, the Spray. More...

Czech village is testimony to both inhumanity and resiliency

LIDICE, Czech Republic – The emotionally crushing and depressing story of the history of this village remains a reminder of Nazi brutality and inhumanity. More...

Obituaries

Charles Edward Bush III

Memorial services for Charles Edward “Ted” Bush III, 72, most recently of Washington, were held Monday, August 26, at 3 p.m. at the Washington Church of the Mediator with Rev. Loree Reed officiating. More...

Anita Louise Morgan Allen

Memorial services for Anita Louise Morgan Allen, 63, of Washington, were held Saturday, August 24, at 11 a.m. at New Life Baptist Church with Pastor Arthur Key officiating. A reception followed in the church immediately after the service. More...

Lottie Irene Franklin Christy

Funeral services for Lottie Irene Franklin Christy, 86, of Villa Rica, were held Saturday, August 24, at 2 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church with Sister Joyce Wilkerson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Bartram Trail Regional Library System will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 2-3, in observance of Labor Day and for a staff in service day.  .  More...

Washington bank gets scare Monday from package of suspicious powder

A Washington bank was shut down Monday afternoon after a letter was opened and found to contain a suspicious powder. More...

U.S. Postal Service denies any new requirements for curbside mailbox delivery

Despite what some Washington residents have been told, the U.S. Postal Service is not requiring that postal customers in Washington move their mailboxes to curbside by September 1. More...

Harris,Tutt, Armour qualify to run in November municipal elections

Incumbent Washington City Councilmen Henry Harris and Marion Tutt Jr. have qualified as candidates to seek another term on the council, along with candidate Robert S. More...

New pediatrician, internist joins Community Medical Associates

A new pediatrician and internal medicine specialist has joined Community Medical Associates in Washington, doubling the number of pediatricians in a medically underserved area of rural Georgia.  More...

News

Broun hosts Wilkes residents for coffee, questions

Congressman Paul Broun spent a recent Wednesday morning hosting a large group of local citizens for coffee and questions at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

W-WMS Corner

W-W Middle School brings in the new school year with cheer

(continued from last week) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is one of the many exciting extra-curricular activities available to students at W-WMS. More...

Krystal Bunch takes part in traditional vet school ceremony

Krystal Bunch of Tignall was among 82 students in the Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Class of 2017 who participated in a White Coat Ceremony held at the Stillwater Community Center.  The traditional white More...

Sports

Lady Tigers beat Harlem Bulldogs but lose season’s first region game

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team split a pair of games last week and it went the wrong way. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. Washington-Wilkes Middle School football gets started TODAY, August 29, in Elberton as the young Tigers challenge the Blue Devils. Game time is 5 p.m.  . The 2013 W-W Tiger football season will officially begin at Calhoun Falls on August 30. More...

HOW TO GET THERE

Tiger fans who want to go to the season opener in Calhoun Falls, S.C., this Friday may need directions to the school. For GPS users, the address is 209 Edgefield Street, Calhoun Falls, S.C. 29628; or use the following directions.  More...

Worship

What is our responsibility as we walk God’s chosen path of grace

In today’s passage, Jesus tells another parable similar to the one we discussed last week. Both stories point out the responsibility that we bear as we walk God’s chosen path of grace.  More...

Washington First United Methodist Church making plans for ‘Global Impact Celebration’ September 18 through 22

Members of the First United Methodist Church are planning a mission conference, Global Impact Celebration, Wednesday through Sunday, September 18-22, at the church.  More...

Personalities

Tours to be joint venture; plans underway for December event

After several months of meeting and discussion, the Washington Woman’s Club, Washington Kiwanis Club, and the Washington- Wilkes Historical Foundation have combined efforts to present the Christmas Tour, held traditionally the second weekend in More...

Walker family descendants meet August 18 for 93rd annual renion

The descendants of Daniel Lumpkin Walker and Dr. More...

Molly Burgess guest of honor at bridal shower-tea August 18

Molly Leard Burgess, bride-elect of William Towles of Watkinsville, was honored at a bridal shower-tea on Sunday, August 18.  More...