October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Obamacare Navigator here to help Wilkes deal with health insurance

Wilkes County has a new “health care navigator” to help people in Wilkes and 11 nearby counties deal with the complexities of the new Obamacare health insurance marketplace, but she’s not a new face in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

W-WCHS Tigers celebrate Homecoming 2013

Homecoming Queen Jemi Davis is flanked by her court, (from left) Sylvia Walker, Morgan Scott, Madison Powell, Maddison Hall, Gerica Sims, Davis, Dominque Welborn, Hope Ward, Emily Connell, and Aleah McWilliams during halftime at the Washington-Wilkes More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Go trick-or-treating 5-9 p.m.

I don’t know the origin of this saying, but I read it in one of author Debbie Macomber’s Christmas classic stories and it was attributed to the illusive Mrs. Miracle. It’s true. She says, “People are funny.  More...

Opinions

Are sugary, delicious fat pills like Oreo cookies really more addictive than drugs like cocaine?

You just can’t necessarily believe what you read. Science is in the news again this week, as journalists wrote lurid headlines about a college research team saying that Oreo cookies are more addictive than cocaine.  More...

Book Review

C.S. Lewis: A Life

Recently, on Jeopardy, all three contestants knew the answer to a question about The Chronicles of Narnia. If you are not as much “in the know” as those contestants, Narnia is a series of books for children by C. S. Lewis.  More...

Former UGA coach Sam Mitchell struggles with rare cancer

Life has dealt Sam Mitchell, former Georgia assistant coach, the worst of hands. He is in the grasp of one of the rarest of cancers. This dastardly disease cannot snuff out his indomitable spirit, however. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Louise Darby Thornton Todd

Funeral services for Virginia Louise Darby Thornton Todd, 84, of Washington, will be held Thursday morning, October 24, at 11 a.m. at Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Edith Atchison Stewart

Funeral services for Edith Atchison Stewart, 89, of Crawfordville, were held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 18, at Jennings Baptist Church with Rev. Clifton Drawdy officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Norman Gene Parker

Funeral services for retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Norman Gene Parker, 71, were held Friday, October 18, at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Glaze officiating. More...

Personalities

Woman’s Club members hear program by cancer survivors

Lisa Franklin, Judy Boswell, and Debbie Lindsey presented the program at the meeting of the Washington Woman’s Club Monday, October 14, at the clubhouse.  More...

Sheena Kopecky named to International Dean’s List for GRU academics

Sheena Marie Kopecky was been honored with membership into the International Dean’s List Society for exemplary academic performance at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.  Sheena Marie is majoring in Special Education and anticipates gr More...

First in line at ‘Graceland’

Melissa Turnbull and Sherri Bowers vie for the first spot in line for the grand opening of Elvis Presley’s home, in the play “Graceland.” This is one part of “An Evening of Co More...

A new queen is crowned

Cheered on by family and friends, Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School senior Jemi Davis was crowned Homecoming Queen 2013 during Friday night’s football victory over Rabun County, culmi More...

Wills Memorial Hospital lab continues accreditation

The Wills Memorial Hospital laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent bi-annual inspection.  More...

Trick-or-treating safely is the goal for city police on Halloween night

In an effort to make the observance of Halloween in Washington as safe as possible, the Washington Police Department is requesting that certain guidelines for trick-ortreating be followed, Chief Theodosia Glenn said.  More...

Eddie and Kay Finnell to be grand marshals in Dec. 14 Christmas Parade of Lights

The grand marshals for the December 14 Christmas Parade of Lights have been announced, and the deadline for donations is rapidly approaching.  More...

Ronald McDonald House fundraiser gives away vintage tractor

A Paulding County man has won a vintage John Deere tractor in a drawing held at last weekend’s Fall Truck and Tractor Pull sponsored by McDonald’s of Washington with all proceeds benefiti More...

News

Curtain goes up Friday at 7:30

Gertrude (Cindy Russell, right) is excited that Clara (Gail Duggan) will save her place at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. More...

DivorceCare seminars slated for 13 weeks starting Nov. 3

DivorceCare is a 13-week seminar designed to help people recover from the pain of separation and divorce. DivorceCare features 13 dynamic video seminars featuring 32 renowned experts on divorce and recovering. More...

W-WMS Corner

A season of transition at W-WMS

Change is in the air! With the changes in the season come not only noticeable differences in the weather, but also more opportunities for students to exhibit their dedication to our Tiger family. More...

Sports

Tigers continue the return to tradition with 52-7 win over Rabun

When a AA high school football team puts up 519 yards of offense and scores 46 points, you’ve got to figure that the other team had no defense. More...

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Remembering ‘The Shot Heard ’Round the World’

There have been many famous home runs since the beginning of the nation’s favorite pastime. More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace passes through our lives daily

The Pharisees, one of the groups of religious thinkers in Jesus’ day, questioned Him about the coming of the Kingdom of God. More...

Mark’s Tabernacle celebrates Women’s Day

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church had its Women’s Day Program on Sunday, October 20, with guest speaker LaTasha Johnson, Director of Human Resources for McDuffie County Schools. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-W Toastmasters Club will have its regular meetings on November 4 and 18 at the Mary Willis Library. More...