November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas parade committee needs all applications, sponsorships now

The Washington-Wilkes Parade of Lights Committee is asking that participants turn in the paperwork for entries and sponsorship of the Christmas Parade of Lights as quickly as possible so organizers can prepare for the December 14 event.  More...

‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ festival on Sat. offers music, fun, memories for all ages

This Saturday, November 9, crowds will again flock to North Wilkes for the 13th annual “I’d Rather be in Tignall” Festival, a combination country festival and area reunion popular with locals who have moved away.  More...

Seniors dress up for trick-or-treat

A full house of senior citizens and guests observed Halloween last Thursday at the Roy L. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

House count still incomplete

Roger Coffee and the staff at Wills Memorial Hospital Café are celebrating Roger’s 40 years of service in the café. The cafe has been in the same location in the hospital for all of the 40 years. More...

Opinions

Going off Daylight Saving Time is wonderful, except for the shock of waking up to daylight

You’d think that going off Daylight Saving Time in the fall would be a little less of a pain in the neck than going on it in the spring, since we did get an extra hour of sleep this past Saturday night, but to me it hasn’t been.  More...

Book Review

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home

Even if you are not attracted by the title of this book, I defy you to pass by the picture on the cover. Pransky, beloved companion of the writer Sue Halpern, becomes a therapy dog. More...

Bartram Gardens reflect naturalist’s travels through Georgia

PHILADELPHIA – The Bartram Gardens, located at 54th Street and Lindberg Boulevard, have been called Philadelphia’s best-kept secret. More...

Obituaries

Louis Kenneth Wheatley

Funeral services for Louis Kenneth Wheatley, 67, of Washington, were held Saturday, November 2, at 3 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Reviere and Rev. Rob Cohen officiating. More...

Worship

God grants us a great privilege as we walk His chosen path of grace

In the first few verses of the 18th chapter of Luke, Jesus gives us two lessons about prayer. Last week we learned the importance of persisting in our prayers, never giving up. More...

Personalities

Elizabeth Forrest Grant to marry Jacob Ryan Barry on January 11

Mr. and Mrs. William Forrest Grant Jr. of Elberton, formerly of Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Forrest, to Jacob Ryan Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast hosted at Washington’s Athens Tech

Athens Tech, Heritage Healthcare of Wilkes, and Wills Memorial Hospital jointly hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast on Thursday morning, October 24, at the Washington Athens Tech campus. More...

Jessica Moore and Benjamin Combs exchange wedding vows October 5

Jessica Alyss Moore and Benjamin Evans Combs of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 5, at four o’clock in the afternoon at McCormick First Baptist Church in McCormick, S.C. Rev. More...

Tutt, Rainey, Armour elected; Sunday alcohol sales approved

City voters in Washington’s municipal election Tuesday reelected two incumbent city councilmen and replaced one, and also approved Sunday alcohol sales in the city. More...

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation puts old Catholic church among ‘Places in Peril’

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has placed the Church of the Purification in Sharon on its 2014 list of ten “Places in Peril” in the state.  More...

City officer arrested, charged with felonies in alleged gas thefts

A Washington police officer has been arrested on felony charges that he stole gasoline and in so doing, violated his oath as a police officer.  More...

Primary school kids learn about fire safety

A line of students from Washington-Wilkes Primary School feels the power of a live firehose during last week’s annual fire safety program. More...

Legislators representing Wilkes County to speak at Legislative Breakfast Dec. 5

Members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be in Washington December 5 for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast to speak on the General Assembly’s challenges in the upcoming year and to answer questions from the publ More...

News

ORBIT participant working now as health care assistant

Jazlyn Harris is an Out-of-School Youth participant in the WIAORBIT Youth Program sponsored by Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS). More...

Anderson’s new book to be offered by Friends

Rev. Ed Anderson’s new book, Unsung Heroes of Wilkes County, Georgia, has been released and is now available to the public. More...

Middle school names top students

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Ta’Aliyah Booker, Layla Roberts, Emmanuel Aburto, Esmeralda Ortega, Mikayla Broome, (back) Colton Bearse, Bailey Brock, an More...

Letters

‘Washington, Georgia, is wonderful’

TO THE EDITOR:   This letter is to thank all the wonderful people who helped us in our distress and tell you what a great town you have.  My husband and I were driving through Washington in our fifthwheel RV when we had a very seri- ous pro More...

Sports

Tigers wake up after half to beat Patriots 62-7

The game was never in doubt but the Tigers’ performance in the first half against the Oglethorpe County Patriots was at best disappointing. More...

Young suffers hip dislocation, says he will return in playoffs

W-W Tiger superstar Tomarkus Young was literally carried off the field following an injury in last Friday night’s game against Oglethorpe.  Although there has been talk of a broken femur, a broken pelvic bone, and a dislocated femur, Head More...

Tigers must guard against letdowns in next two games

There’s one last hurdle the W-W Tiger must clear to log their perfect 10-0 season but it’s less like a hurdle and more like a rope across the road – an easy step but still with the potential to trip you up.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The City of Washington will host an “Energy Assistance for 65 and Older” workshop will be held at The Pope Center on November 19 and 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  More...