December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lucky Day Café on notice for crowds, violence

The Washington City Council put a Whitehall establishment on a kind of probation to see if the owners can prevent further incidents of crime inside and outside the premises.  More...

Tigers to perform ‘Holly Folly Christmas’ at playhouse

It’s time for a “Holly Folly Christmas” at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse as the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Performing Arts Team, working with special guests, close the Little Theater& More...

Deadline approaches to prepare Christmas shoeboxes for seniors

Time is getting critical to donate Christmas gift boxes for the ninth annual “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox” which will deliver a gift box to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County – some 140 gift boxes in More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Too old to be on the roof – or not

This weekend – December 13, 14, and 15, -- will probably be the last BIG weekend in Washington-Wilkes before Christmas. More...

Opinions

Auburn football’s rise from near the bottom will become a legend with a lesson for us all

I t was just a year ago that the Auburn Tigers were near the very bottom of college football ranks, but today they’re in line to play for the national championship, and no matter what team you’re a fan of, you have to admit they’ve More...

Book Review

My Beloved World

One might expect the writing of a Supreme Court Justice to be formal, even stiff. More...

UGA’s sports information office has a winner in Noland

College campuses. I love ‘em. Especially my favorite, which happens to be the nation’s oldest state-chartered university where I have been employed— with the exception of one brief separation—since the sixties.  More...

Obituaries

George Foster Grimaud Jr.

Funeral services for George Foster Grimaud Jr., 81, of Tignall, were held on Thursday, December 5, at 2 p.m. in the Clarks Station Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Sanders and Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

Lucile Hall Lloyd

Funeral services for Lucile Hall Lloyd, 87, of Oxford, Georgia, were held Friday, November 29, in Covington. She passed away Monday, November 25.  More...

Mark Allen Whisnant

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mark Allen Whisnant, 45, formerly of Washington, was held Monday, December 2, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 29.   More...

Personalities

Brooke Hardigee to marry Joshua Saggus on May 24

Tracy and Debra Hardigree of Tignall and Joy Hardigree of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Joshua Saggus, son of Sam and Dawn Moore and the late Don Saggus of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of B More...

FBC deacons, wives entertained at dinner Friday, December 6

Cindy and Ray Hardy and Alicia and Kevin Madden entertained the deacons of First Baptist Church and their wives at a Christmas dinner party at the Madden home on Spring Street Friday evening, December 6.  More...

Kettle Creek Pilot Club members hear special program by Lt. Gov. Yarbrough November 19

Gwendolyn Yarbrough of Statesboro, Lt. Gov. of the East Central Region, presented a special program at the Kettle Creek Pilot Club meeting Tuesday, November 19, at Talk of the Town.   More...

Ancient cedar to help tell of Christmas past

At the front of the Robert Toombs House, Keith Murphy and Marcia Campbell measure an ancient red oak tree whose 9-foot circumference means it is more than 340 years old, perfect to tell the story of More...

Tour, Parade of Lights to be the highlights of Christmas tourism, shopping seasons

This coming weekend will be the peak of pre-Christmas activities in Washington-Wilkes, with the confluence of the long-running Christmas Tour of Homes and the popular new Christmas Parade of Lights expected to pack Washington with visitors and shoppe More...

Christmas Parade of Lights needs volunteers for Saturday

Organizers are desperate for more volunteers to help with Saturday’s big Christmas Parade of Lights, to handle the crowds expected both at Tiger Field and on The Square.  More...

Ceiling collapses in Norman Street home

City inspector David VanHart (at right) along with Washington Fire Department Capt. More...

Students of the Month selected at W-WMS

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front row, l-r) Bradley Wilson, Madison Gunter, Ruth Chafin, Ariana Jacobs, (back) Makayla Robinson, Branden Lamar, Makiah Tanner, and Matth More...

News

‘Thank you, Baby.Thank you very much’

Elvis (Scott Vreeland) will be on The Square in Washington from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, December 13, for his semi-annual fund drive, collecting donations for the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. More...

Hands On Washington plans public meeting Dec. 17, 6 p.m.

The officers of the recently developed Hands On Washington community-based non-profit organization, and the staff of the City of Washington’s Community Development and Housing Department will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, December 17, at 6 More...

Lions Club names winners in poster contest

Jessica Bridges, a sixth grade student at Washington-Wilkes Middle School has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Washington Lions Club.  More...

Sports

Pre-season injuries and late start have Tigers struggling at openers

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team is off to a rocky start but there are extenuating circumstances.  More...

Jefferson leads W-W wrestlers to 12th place finish in tourney

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team traveled to “King of the Mountain,” hosted by Towns County High School on Friday and Saturday, December 6-7, for its first varsity match of the season.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

‘Greatest Generation’ pitcher was a hero himself

Just before, during, and after World War II many of the finest players ever to play the game participated in major league baseball. More...

Worship

It is most important to say yes to God when he calls us

God’s people should always be prepared to recognize and obey the will of God. When we live in such a state of preparedness for God’s call, we make ourselves open to his richest blessings.  More...

Evensong services on Sundays set at Church of the Mediator

During December the Episcopal Church of the Mediator will offer an Evensong service at 4:30 each Sunday afternoon.  More...

Reeves Chapel to celebrate pastor’s anniversary Dec. 15

On Sunday, December 15, at 11:45 a.m., Reeves Chapel Baptist Church of Tignall will celebrate the 26th pastoral anniversary of Rev. Michael W. Gresham.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington’s Christmas Tour of Homes will be held December 13-14 beginning on Friday evening with a special candlelight tour of the Washington Historical Museum, the Robert Toombs House, and Callaway Plantation.  More...