October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Escaped suspect Chris McCarty arrested in McDuffie, jailed here

A convicted Wilkes County burglar on parole who fled custody two weeks ago has been captured in nearby McDuffie County.  More...

Property tax rate increase to be set today in final meeting after third public hearing

The final public hearings are set for this week 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 me More...

Faithful friends gather for the Blessing of the Animals

Rev. More...

Women teaching women to shoot guns proves popular, year’s last class Oct. 19

In an effort to become more comfortable with the safe use of their own firearms, more than 100 women from around Washington-Wilkes have taken part in local Women’s Firearm Safety Classes, and there’s still room for more in this year&rsquo More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Beagle earns his keep

Two more shops have opened in downtown Washington this week. More...

Opinions

In a small-town election, every vote counts, so vote for two city councilmen in District 1

One of the great things about campaigning for a city election in a small town is that the candidates pretty much get to talk with every voter in their district, hearing their concerns, telling their position on issues, and asking for their vote. More...

Book Review

Bootstrapper

Mardi Jo Link, with great honesty and poignancy, has written a “memoir” of her life as a single, poverty-stricken mother of three sons on a farm in Michigan. More...

There’s something about fall and a good fire that does us good

October is here and so is the anticipation of the turning of the leaves. It is the fall which is perhaps the most comforting time of the year. More...

Obituaries

Edward Daniel

Memorial services for Edward Daniel, 83, of Washington were held at T.A. McLendon Chapel in Washington at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5. He died Friday, September 27, at Heritage Healthcare of Old Capitol Nursing Home in Louisville, Georgia.  More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace requires a certain kind of walk

Jesus warned his apostles – and us – that hurtful offenses are inevitable in this life. It shouldn’t surprise us today that they happen in the secular world, but they are just as prevalent in the church as well.  More...

LaTasha Johnson will speak Oct. 20 at women’s program

LaTasha Johnson will be the guest speaker for the Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church Women’s Day Program on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Classic South Quilt Guild will meet on Friday, October 25, at 3 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Washington. More...

Early city voting starts Monday for council, Sunday alcohol sales

With advance voting for the November 5 Municipal Election set to start Monday, candidates are again having trouble getting voters to understand that District 1 voters will vote for two candidates to fill the two seats.  More...

Week of W-WCHS activities leads up to crowning of Homecoming Queen

Students at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School are set to enjoy a week of special events next week leading up to the annual homecoming game against Rabun County set for next Friday, October 18.  More...

Two suspected marijuana dealers arrested in weekend Tignall raids

Two Tignall men are under arrest for suspected drug activity after Wilkes County deputies followed up on ongoing investigations.  More...

See the stars at Saturday evening’s family open house at Deerlick Astronomy Village

The public is invited to explore the night sky at a special open house at the Deerlick Astronomy Village (DAV) Saturday night, October 12, from 5 to 11.  More...

Firefighters get more hands-on training in donated house

As smoke and flame billow out of a donated house on Rusher Street in Washington, a hose team inside is backed up by firefighters outside as scores of firefighters from volunteer fire departments arou More...

News

Boyd is Kiwanian of the Year; new club officers are installed

The Washington Kiwanis Club held its 93rd annual dinner meeting to honor the top Kiwanian of the year and induct new officers.  Rev. More...

Jordan receives service award

Horace Jordan has been awarded the Faithful Service Award for 15 years of service with the state of Georgia by Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) County Director Mary Beth Lukich.  More...

‘Tailgate’ event held at football game

Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County ­( FCCIS) and the 21st Century Achievers of the Wilkes County School System worked together on a “tailgate” event last month More...

Letters

To the Editor

Register and vote in tribute to Rev. Rucker

To the Editor :   On Saturday, October 5, 2013, many in Wilkes County and beyond gathered at Mulberry Baptist Church in the Sandtown Community to say our final farewell to Rev. Albert Rucker Jr.  More...

Sports

Tigers beat Jefferson – ‘can go as far as they want to’

“Washington-Wilkes is back!”  After “the most important game of the year,” that’s what Tiger Head Coach Robby Robinson proclaimed as he spoke to players and fans on the post-game field. More...

Tigers must stay focused in upcoming games to protect current position

“We can’t have no letdowns.”  Football fans should remember how the Georgia Bulldogs struggled with Tennessee following their big win over LSU the week before. More...

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Personalities

Dixon Sheffield celebrates second birthday Sept. 16

Dixon Sheffield, son of Ashley and Brad Sheffield of Statesboro, was two years old on Monday, September 16, and celebrated on several occasions.  More...

Kathleen Sue Hennerty-Dinneweth weds Seth Andrew Johnson Sept. 21

Kathleen Sue Hennerty-Dinneweth and Seth Andrew Johnson of Athens exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor country wedding at the home of her parents, Kathy and Bob Dinneweth, in Washington on Saturday, September 21, at two o’clock in the afternoon More...

Brooke Hardigree, Josh Saggus honored at engagement party

Brooke Hardigree and Josh Saggus were honored with an engagement party at the home of Amy and Will Long on Saturday, September 14. As guests arrived, they were invited to sign the mat around an engagement picture of the couple. More...