October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Southern heritage festival isn’t just about mules anymore; Mule Day Sat., Oct. 12 has something for the whole family

Next Saturday’s Mule Day isn’t just about the mules anymore.  More...

SquareCrows popping up all over town

A straw-stuffed lineman with Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company makes an imaginative entry in this year’s SquareCrows competition in Washington. Get all the details on page 16. More...

Drugs, assaults, DUIs lead latest roundup of Wilkes County law enforcement arrests

Washington and Wilkes County authorities were busy with arrests for drug offenses, thefts, and a number of DUI arrests during the month of September. More...

Resthaven Revisited live benefit isn’t like any theater-based play

Saturday’s annual live benefit production of Resthaven Revisited is not like any other play you’ve been to. First, it’s not staged in a theater, it’s performed in an actual cemetery. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Rotary auction raises $3,500

I did not give the name of the people I mentioned in last week’s column who owned the house that appeared in the Sunday edition of The Augusta Chronicle’s “Today’s Home” because I couldn’t contact them to confirm t More...

Opinions

SquareCrows and Shop Washington-Wilkes will keep dollars, jobs, and taxes at home

I was really happy to see that the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce was again putting on a “Shop Local” SquareCrow event, to draw Mule Day visitors to local businesses so they could spend money.  More...

Book Review

A Land More Kind than Home

This is Wiley Cash’s first novel. We can hope that there will be many more. More...

Barbecue in Texas makes College Station a popular destination

HEMPSTEAD, Tex. – One of the great features of most college campuses is that they are located in small towns. All across America, you can find a gem of a place of matriculation nestled into a scenic location. Sometimes rustic. More...

Obituaries

Anna Sybil Wheeler Veazey

Funeral services for Anna Sybil Wheeler Veazey, age 95, of Crawfordville, were held Monday, September 30, at 3 p.m. at Powelton Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Bishop, Rev. Lee Hunter, and Rev. John King officiating. More...

Georgia Y. Johnston

Georgia Y. Johnston, 90, of Portland, Oregon, beloved wife of Harry B. Johnston for more than 60 years, entered into rest on Friday, September 13, 2013, at home with her family beside her.  More...

Personalities

Cannon, Cooper Kennedy enjoy second birthday party on September 14

Cannon and Cooper Kennedy, twin sons of Megan and Scott Kennedy, celebrated their second birthdays on Thursday, September 12.  The boys were treated to a vintage train party around the pool at the home of their maternal grandparents, Terrie and More...

Lillie P. Cullars guest of honor at 87th birthday celebration

Lillie P. Cullars of Washington was honored on the occasion of her 87th birthday at a family celebration at Harbor Inn Restaurant in Augusta Sunday, September 29. Her birthday was September 26.  Approximately 20 family members joined Mrs. More...

Louise Burt celebrates 93rd birthday with family, friends

Louise D. Burt was honored on her 93rd birthday at a celebration at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lavenia and Brian Henderson on Lexington Avenue Friday, September 27. More...

Advance voting for Nov. city election starts Monday, Oct. 14, in courthouse

For voters in the City of Washington, the last day to make changes or register for the November 5 Municipal Election is Monday, October 7, Wilkes Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson said.  More...

Parolee runs from deputies; search continues for man questioned in local burglary

A convicted Wilkes County burglar on parole is being sought after he fled Wednesday, September 25, as he was being interviewed by deputies about an alleged burglary.  More...

Public hearings set on property tax hike for Thurs. Oct. 3, and next Thurs. Oct. 10

Public hearings are set for this week and next on the proposed increase in Wilkes County property taxes.  Both the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wilkes County Board of Education will set their final tax property rates in final mee More...

Wills Memorial honored for safe operation

Flanked by (left) HR Director Tom Urban and (right) Ann Harrison, Director of Nursing, Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols and Jack Davis, director of facility services, show off a safety award p More...

Deadline extended to build SquareCrows as creative displays pop up all over town

Seemingly overnight, artistic and funny SquareCrows have popped up all over town, and now there’s another week for Washington residents to put them up.  More...

News

Blessing set for this Saturday

C. Carol Cartledge brushes her dog, Gus, in preparation for The Blessing of the Animals on Saturday morning at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. More...

CSRA unemployment drops to 9.6 percent during month of Aug.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) decreased to 9.6 percent in August, down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 10.4 percent in July. More...

FCCIS receives grant from Plum Creek

The Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation. Funds will support students at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary and Middle Schools.  More...

Sports

Tigers preparing to slay Dragons after 41-10 Union win

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers will play their most important game of the 2013 season this Friday night. More...

Breaks all-time Tiger record

Senior Tiger receiver Jalen Turner caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns against the Union County Panthers last Friday. His effort propelled him into the record books with a total of 1,427 career yards receiving. More...

State champs honored on Charlie Davidson Field

Members of the 1963 State Championship team and cheerleaders honored during pre-game ceremonies on Friday, September 27 included (l-r) Gail Wansley Mullenix, Bobby Darby, Marie Anderson Miller, PeeWe More...

Worship

The plight of the ungodly who try to walk God’s chosen path of grace

God allows us to set our own priorities. But, the fleeting pleasure that we get from material things can absorb so much of our attention that we allow our spiritual life to dry up. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

An account has been set up at F&M Bank to benefit W-W football Coach Allen White. All tax-deductible donations will be used to defray medical expenses.  .  More...