September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners hear plans for Broad River Water Trail

Current efforts to establish the Broad River Water Trail as a new addition to the state’s already-existing 13 water trails were outlined for the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners by Brenda Bailey, who also announced the trail’s officia More...

Tough Mudder dumps Wilkes County for venue closer to Atlanta-area population

It looks like Tough Mudder won’t be playing in Wilkes County mud this year.  Organizers for the Tough Mudder extreme athletic events have posted plans for their 2014 Tough Mudder events, and the only Tough Mudder event in Georgia is set fo More...

Christmas Parade of Lights needs local businesses for sponsorship

Sponsors are needed for this year’s Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights set for the big Christmas shopping event of Saturday, December 14.  “The parade is going to be huge,” Chairman Blake Thompson said. More...

Kettle Creek Battlefield Association to host invitation-only forum Friday

The Kettle Creek Battlefield Association will hold a forum for a select group of interested parties at War Hill this Friday, September 20.  More...

Wills, CMA hold health fair

McDonald’s employee Corinthian Johnson gets her blood pressure checked by Kelly Powell at a health fair for the restaurant’s employees on Monday. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Rotary auction is Saturday

I guess we sort of over-did it on this business of praying for rain. We have above average rainfall for the year, but it swamped us and now the farmers are hurting from the aftermath and no sunshine. More...

Opinions

The thunderous rumble of patriotic cyclists may be a wake-up call for Washington, D.C.

A pretty amazing thing took place last week on September 11, but the national media covered it so poorly that I wanted to write about it here so you could get the full picture.  More...

The Silver Star

Bean begins her story by telling how her older sister Liz saved her life when she was just a few months old. We learn right away, therefore, that Mom is unreliable, dangerously so. More...

Farmer’s Almanac predicts this winter will see extreme cold

We see the squirrels scampering about all spring and summer. We know what they are dong, but we look askance without a thought of what they are up to. Who in these times thinks about the importance of putting up for winter?  More...

Obituaries

Theo Patricia Lamb Grimaud

Funeral services for Theo Patricia Lamb Grimaud, 73, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, at First Baptist Church of Washington, with graveside services at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens immediately following. More...

Hoyt Marion Higdon

A graveside service for Hoyt Marion Higdon, 86, of Thomson, were held at 5 p.m., Saturday, September 14, at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington with Rev. Albert W. Huyck officiating. He died Thursday, September 12.  More...

Personalities

FBC Pre-K honors grandparents with special festivities Sept. 11

“Grandparents are like a day at the beach!” was the theme for the Grandparents’ Day program presented by the children of the Pre- Kindergarten at First Baptist Church Wednesday morning, September 11, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fell More...

Molly Burgess guest of honor at bridal shower September 7

October bride-elect Molly Burgess of Athens was entertained at a Basket Shower Saturday, September 7, at the home of Cheryl Bentley on Tignall Road. Joining Mrs. More...

Ladies prepare appreciation baskets

Ladies of the Little River Charge and several friends gather around a table filled with baskets they have prepared with goodies to share with numerous public service workers and others around Washing More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The First Methodist Church of Washington will kick off its Global Impact Celebration on September 18 at 6 p.m. More...

Bids to be solicited for planned elementary school roof, drains

In its regular September meeting Monday night, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted to solicit bids on the planned new roof for Washington-Wilkes Elementary School, delayed the expected setting of a tentative millage rate for 2013, and bought a More...

Maxwell Mill Road is back in business

Wilkes County Road Department workers fill, grade, and pack layers of soil over three large culverts last week as they near the completion of rebuilding the Maxwell Mill Road bridge over Beaverdam Cr More...

High grass on state highways expected to be cut soon

Badly overgrown grass on the sides of state highways in Wilkes County is causing concern and even anger among residents toward the Georgia Department of Transportation, but many of the problems should soon be fixed as a round of mowing begins this we More...

Beautiful weather helps attract Fall Cruise-In crowds

A sunny Saturday helped bring out a large crowd of car lovers to the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In. More...

Annual Resthaven Revisited production to benefit city cemetery restoration fund

This year’s annual live benefit production of Resthaven Revisited, set to be presented on Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., is more than an evening’s entertainment. More...

News

Norman family donates granite bench

Debbie Norman Lewis and Jerry Norman honor their parents, Gerald and Lois Ann Norman, with a granite bench placed outside the new ER entrance of Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Lung cancer death rate in Wilkes tops state for African Americans

The death rate due to lung cancer for African Americans in Wilkes County was the highest in the state for 2010 – an increase from 19th in the state for the years 2005-2009. More...

Watson-Brown seeks interested students for its Junior Board

The Watson-Brown Foundation is looking for high school students interested in preserving history and helping the communities of the CSRA for its Junior Board. More...

Sports

Tigers cruise over Screamers, get set for Riverside

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers had no trouble taking care of business in Warrenton last Friday and the struggling Screaming Devils were no match for their former region opponent. More...

1963 champs to be honored in pregame ceremony

Just prior to the W-W Tigers vs. More...

Schedule (and other) Notes

. The Washington-Wilkes Middle School football team is playing at Wrens, Wednesday, September 18, at 5 p.m.  . The Tiger JV will play at Oglethorpe County today, September 19, at 5 p.m.  More...

Worship

Spiritual responsibilities vs. worldly ones on God’s chosen path of grace

When we accept Jesus as our personal savior, He wants us to become like Him. He told the people that He had come to do the will of his Heavenly Father. Likewise, that is what God calls us to do. More...

Transforming Life Ministries to celebrate 20 years Sunday

The 20th anniversary of Transforming Life Ministries, along with the pastoral appreciation and birthday celebration of founder, evangelist and pastor, Amethyst D. Wynn, will be held Sunday, September 22, at 3 p.m. More...

First healing service set Sunday

Once each month this fall, the Episcopal Church of the Mediator will offer a Sunday afternoon healing service that is open to the community. The first of these services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, September 22.  More...