December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington City Council to vote on 2014 city budget Fri. at 10 a.m.

The City of Washington held a public hearing Friday, December 13, to hear public concerns over the city’s $18 million 2014 budget, and the council will meet at 10 a.m. More...

State school superintendent impressed by school visit

Georgia Superintendent of Education Dr. John D. Barge visited Washington-Wilkes Middle School last Wednesday to get a close-up look at how teachers, students, and administrators are functioning in real Georgia schools.  More...

Who needs Santa? We’ve got Hairy Dawg!

Addison Ware, along with her little brother Charlie, is thrilled to meet Georgia Bulldog mascot Hairy Dawg himself Saturday afternoon in downtown Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

No raking = happy days

David Martin, a sophomore at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, left Saturday, December 14, to spend a week in Haiti, doing several mission programs for the Haitian people.  More...

Opinions

Judging from all their merchandise in stores, this must be the Christmas for Duck Dynasty

I totally avoid doing any Christmas shopping in a Wal-mart, but I was dragged into one recently. Now I didn’t buy anything, but I did quickly find out what’s hot this year: anything, and I mean anything, that has Duck Dynasty on it.  More...

Book Review

How It All Began

I t began when a mugger knocked Charlotte down, stealing her purse. The dreaded broken hip resulted, and after a time in the hospital, Charlotte had no choice but to go home to her daughter and son-inlaw during her recovery. More...

French journalist had a close-up look at Kennedy assassination

The recent musings and opinions regarding the circumstances of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy brought about a motivation to contact an old friend who covered the events in Dallas and has a thorough knowledge of what took place More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Elizabeth Sayer Young

Funeral services for Kathryn Elizabeth Sayer Young, 94, were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, at Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Burial followed at Raleigh Memorial Park. More...

Irelle Long Glenn

Funeral services for Irelle Glenn, 92, of Danielsville, were held Friday, December 13, at 2 p.m. at Danielsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Calvin Ward officiating. Burial followed at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. More...

George C. Rodrigues

A funeral mass for George C. Rodrigues, 81, of Satellite Beach, Florida, was held at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Indialantic, Florida, on December 14, at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial in the memorial garden. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Christmas Eve mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Purification Church in Sharon.  .  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Washington will celebrate mass on Christmas Day at 9 a.m.  .  More...

Big Christmas weekend is Santa’s big show

Santa Claus was the highlight of Monday night’s rain-delayed Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights, capping the weekend that included a rainy Christmas Tour of Homes, Snowing on The Squa More...

New federal election date changes will be more costly for county in ’14

Elections will cost Wilkes County more in 2014 thanks to the ruling of a federal judge requiring six weeks between regular elections and their ensuing runoff elections. More...

Schools now getting property tax income on time for the first time in several years

The Wilkes County Board of Education got a double dose of good news in Monday night’s regular meeting: property taxes are being paid on time so the school system is properly funded, and the state school superintendent visited a Wilkes County sc More...

2014 Relay for Life to be held May 2; location still uncertain; kickoff Jan. 7 Washington full of visitors, shoppers despite rain, delayed Parade of Lights

A dozen former volunteers for the Wilkes Relay for Life met last Tuesday to help determine when and where next year’s Relay will be held and to find a group of volunteers who will do all the hard work to make the event succeed.  More...

News

Library now offers download service for audio, eBooks

The Bartram Trail Regional Library System participates in the Georgia Download Destination Consortium (GADD) providing patrons with the opportunity to download audio books and eBooks from a collection shared by libraries across the state.  More...

Booker Scholarship program to be held at Mark’s Tabernacle

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship program will be held at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday, December 22, at 6 p.m. with Rev. More...

Beta Club to donate over 1,000 food items

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Middle School Beta Club (l-r) Ford Walker, Kierra Blackburn, Curt Gammon, and Ted Smith were among those who collected 1,043 food items and $158 in cash donations dur More...

Sports

‘I’ll take it,’ Robinson says of season

On the heels of All-Region selections made late last week (see chart of photos on this page), Washington- Wilkes Tiger Head Coach Robby Robinson, Coach of the Year for Region 8-AA, while admittedly still haunted by the loss to Bowdon in the second ro More...

Girls are even for the season

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger basketball team currently stands at 4-4 for the season having notched victories over Taliaferro County twice and Lakeside twice. More...

Tigers want to win Christmas tourney

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team has been struggling with getting in shape after football season because those athletes that are coming off the gridiron don’t have their “basketball legs” yet. More...

Worship

The greatest promise of God is fulfilled

After Adam and Eve fell under the spell of Satan in the Garden of Eden, God made a pledge to mankind: He promised to provide a way of salvation from the bondage of sin. More...

Evensong services set on Dec. Sundays at Episcopal Church

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

Personalities

Caitlin Collins, Evan Harrison to wed on May 24 in Clemson

Ken and Denise Collins of Belton, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin, of Decatur, to Evan David Harrison of Atlanta, son of Jimmy (Bud) and Ann Harrison of Tignall.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Cathe More...

Master Sgt. Carlos B. Smith honored for USAF retirement

Master Sergeant Carlos B. Smith was honored on his retirement from 20 years of service with the United States Air Force in a ceremony at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta.  Master Sgt. More...

Rider Holmes enjoys Toy Story 2 birthday party on December 14

Rider Holmes, son of Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Macon, celebrated his second birthday with a family party at his home on Saturday, December 14. More...