September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Forum on War Hill discusses many future uses for pristine Revolutionary War battlefield park

Leaders or their representatives from across Washington-Wilkes and the state of Georgia assembled at War Hill Friday to discuss with members of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association the future potential of the pristine Revolutionary War battle sit More...

Popular SquareCrows promotion returns to encourage ‘Shop Washington-Wilkes’

The popular and successful SquareCrows shop-local promotion is returning to Washington businesses this fall with the aim of stimulating residents and visitors alike to shop in Washington-Wilkes first.  More...

Wilkes man honored for WWII Marine Corps service

A Wilkes County-born 89-yearold veteran of WWII has been honored for his wartime service.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Signs of approaching autumn

Here are some more of Rachel Arnold’s reminiscing about the “earlier days.” Some parents never owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card. More...

Opinions

There’s nothing like spider webs in my face to make me want to kill, kill, and kill again

Sunday’s cool misty morning brought a wonderful promise of autumn in the air – at least until you noticed the spider webs. More...

Book Review

The World’s Strongest Librarian

Josh Hanagarne suffers from Tourette’s syndrome. More...

A collection of old sportswriters fills an evening with stories

I t was an autumnal social (the leaves on the small hardwood in my backyard are emerging from green to rust, so fall is here) of old friends where food and drink were just right and stories were being told without restraint. Unbridled. More...

Obituaries

Mary Hines Craven

Graveside services for Mary Hines Craven, 73, were held Wednesday, September 25, at 3 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery. She died Saturday, September 21, in Washington.  More...

Robert L. Walton

Funeral services for Rev. Robert L. Walton, 72, of Washington, were held at the Pope Center at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. He died Saturday, September 14, at his home surrounded by his wife and daughters.  More...

Alex Thurmond

Graveside services for Alex Thurmond, 66, of Washington, were held Wednesday, September 25, at 11 a.m. at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Terry Casper and Sis. Brenda Vandiver officiating. He died Sunday, September 22, at his home.  More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR begins new meeting year with program on U.S. Constitution Sept. 16

The Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, began its new September-May season with a most interesting program presented by Terry E. P. More...

Ashlyn Holley selected as member of National Society of HS Scholars

Ashlyn Holley has been selected to become a member of The National Society of High School Scholars, an honor bestowed on top scholars who have superior academic achievement and have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community comm More...

Pvt. Dennis C. Hagan completes Marine Corps basic training Sept. 6

Pvt. Dennis C. Hagan, son of Kathy and Mike Hagan, recently completed his basic training and graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C., on September 6.  More...

BREAKING NEWS! - Free Access

Escapee eludes capture

A Wilkes County man is being sought after he fled as he was being interviewed Wednesday evening by deputies about an alleged burglary More...

Growing exemptions force tax increase; property tax bills should be out on time

Wilkes County property taxes are going up this year after going down last year, largely due to a growing number of exemptions from the state.  More...

Outreach de-mystifies voting fears with pretend touch-screen ballot

Wilkes County voters and potential voters got a chance to try out touch-screen voting machines last week, taking some of the mystery out of casting a ballot in the upcoming municipal and national elections.  More...

3rd Annual Hidden Gold Rush 5K is back to raise Optimist funds for local students

On Saturday, October 26, the third annual Hidden Gold Rush 5K will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Wilkes County courthouse. Last year’s second annual race attracted more than 100 runners from all over the state.  More...

Bobby Inman returns to Bi-Lo supermarket

New Bi-Lo supermarket produce manager Bobby Inman sits astride an antique farm tractor he had placed among the fresh fruits and vegetables. More...

News

GRSP student from Colombia visits sponsoring Rotary Club

David Molinares, of Colombia, South America, paid his first visit to the Washington Rotary Club as part of the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) for the 2013-2014 school year. More...

State park to host free family day on Saturday, 10 until 2

The public is invited to “enjoy a day of fun with the family” at A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville this Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  More...

Davies tells LWREA about security issues

Brian Davies, Corporate Security Investigator for Regions Bank, was the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). More...

Sports

Tigers get first region win at Riverside; sophs figure heavily in offensive attack

The Region 8A AA schedule got started last week for the Washington- Wilkes Tigers with an easy win over the Riverside Military Eagles 50-14. More...

T-shirt sales will help defray costs as Tiger Nation rallies to ‘Wear white for Coach White’

The students of W-WCHS are sponsoring a “Wearing White for Coach White” night at the football game versus Jefferson next Friday night, October 4.  More...

Lady Tigers honor seniors but lose three games during week

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers varsity softball team suffered a disappointing string of three region losses last week.  More...

Worship

Presbyterian Church’s Fall Services will offer study of the Lord’s Prayer

The Washington Presbyterian Church will be holding Fall Services on September 29-30, and will be open for everyone to attend. The theme for this year is “The Lord’s Prayer.”  More...

Stewardship gone astray needs help on God’s chosen path of grace

God sent his Son Jesus to teach us about his kingdom of grace. God allowed Jesus to die on the Cross so that we could enjoy the gift of salvation. Salvation is free to all who will acknowledge their own sins, repent and accept Jesus as savior.  More...

Gospel singing set at Harvest Time this Saturday at 6

Harvest Time Christian Center will hold its fourth Saturday night gospel singing on this Saturday, September 28, at 6 p.m.  Featured singers will be Joe Tapley of Colbert and Blood Bought.  During the morning worship service at 11 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Iris Garden Club will have a meeting/field trip at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at the home of Judy Boswell, 1668 Sandtown Road.  .  More...