January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Kettle Creek battle site expands with KCBA’s 60-acre purchase

Wilkes County’s best-known Revolutionary War battle site has expanded for the first time in nearly a century after officers of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association purchased more than 60 acres adjacent to the present site, expanding the siz More...

Wilkes EMS gets grant to teach proper use of child safety seats

Wilkes County EMS has been awarded a car seat mini-grant, Wilkes EMA Director Blake Thompson said, to help local parents and caregivers learn how to properly install the vital child safety devices, and even help some families obtain car seats for the More...

Local, state elections to align with federal; changes move qualifying up to March 3-7

Qualifying for several Wilkes County elected positions will be moved up by several weeks this year after the Georgia legislature passed a bill last week to line up state election calendars with federal elections.  More...

Revolutionary Days make history come to life for children

More than ever before, this year’s Revolutionary Days observance February 7-9 will be aimed at connecting the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek with the hearts and minds of today’s children and families. More...

Chamber of Commerce preparing for annual awards, STAR banquet

Members of the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce are voting this week on businesses and individuals to be honored at the Chamber Annual Meeting and STAR Student/Teacher Banquet set for the evening of Tuesday, February 4.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Handwriting embodies the writer

We have a brave and lone survivor of the severe cold we have had. Most hummingbirds left several weeks ago to go to warmer wintering grounds south of Washington Wilkes. More...

Opinions

Self-driving cars will be available soon, but I reckon I’ll leave the driving to me

A re you ready to take your hands off the steering wheel and let your car or truck do the driving?  No, me either, but automakers say that option is only about five or six years away, not in some sci-fi future world.  More...

Book Review

Here is Where

The sub-title of Here Is Where is “Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History.” The idea began when Andrew Carroll learned about a train station in New Jersey where John Wilkes Booth saved the life of Robert Todd Lincoln in 1863- More...

Frederica House is a great place for friendly conversation

St. SIMONS ISLAND – Good conversation is good for the soul. To enjoy a good conversation, it is important to gather with somebody who has something to say. Story tellers have been as important to history as the artisans to architecture.  More...

Obituaries

Sheldon Augustus Davis

Funeral services for Sheldon Augustus Davis, 76, of Winder, formerly of Washington, were held Wednesday, January 22, at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. John Jenkins officiating. More...

Samuel Tinsley Rhodes

Memorial services for Samuel Tinsley “Dusty” Rhodes, 87, will be held at St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday, January 25, at 2 p.m.. More...

Personalities

Wilkes County woman was a ‘girl’ of Atomic City during WWII effort - Free Access

In 2013, author Denise Kiernan published a book which is well named as The Girls of Atomic City. More...

Joni Renae Bruce to marry Timothy Zane Johnson April 5

Jeannie Bruce of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Joni Renae, to Timothy Zane Johnson, son of Carol and Johnny Johnson of Lincolnton.  Miss Bruce is also the daughter of the late Jack V. Bruce Jr. of Washington. More...

OLLI meeting January 27 to review American Presidents, crises faced

The Washington Chapter of OLLI@UGA will meet at the Episcopal Parish House Monday, January 27, at 2 p.m. More...

BREAKING NEWS!

Schools closing at noon today

SCHOOLS CLOSING AT NOON TODAY. At 9:30 this morning, Wilkes Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell announced that Wilkes County schools will close at noon today due to the approaching snow. More...

BREAKING NEWS!

Basketball games cancelled Jan. 28

The W-W Tiger basketball games with Oglethorpe County for tonight (Jan. 28) have been cancelled due to the weather. Makeup games will be played on Wednesday, February 5, beginning with the B-team at 4:30 p.m. More...

Fievet Pharmacy gets new drive-through service

Employee Leah Stevens hands a prescription out to Ashley West at the newly opened drive-through window at Fievet Pharmacy. More...

Washington hires interim city administrator to oversee transition after Eskew retirement

The City of Washington has hired a retired city administrator with some 35 years experience to be Washington’s interim city administrator during the transition period following the retirement of the city’s long-time administrator Mike Esk More...

Art students use iPads from arts foundation

A group of seventh grade art students at Washington-Wilkes Middle School including (kneeling, l-r) Mikal Wells, Laney Thornton, (standing) Caitlyn Tate, Lexi Lowe, Amil Smith, Deondre Lester, Carring More...

Dedicating the Wills Memorial lobby

Family and friends of Jack and Jean Rhodes gathered last week for the dedication of the Rhodes lobby and reception area of Wills Memorial Hospital in honor of Jean Rhodes and in memory of Jack Rhodes More...

Another truck gets stuck

An Ontario, Canada-based trucker tells Washington police and firemen about his plan to free his truck, stuck in the mud at the intersection of South Jefferson and Chapman Streets after trying to cut More...

News

Veteran describes efforts in Vietnam

Retired United States Air Force Col. Terry Boswell (left), a veteran of the war in Vietnam, told Washington Rotary Club members about efforts to destroy bridges in North Vietnam. More...

Recognized expert will speak at next Civil War Round Table

Will Greene, President and CEO of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and Pamplin Historical Park at Petersburg, Virginia, will present “Confederate Gener alship at Petersburg” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday, J More...

HIT String Band to perform at STARZ Awards Friday

Headlining the Washington Little Theater’s annual STARZ Awards is the HIT String Band, a talented group of young people playing oldtime Appalachian music.  Lincolnton’s David Donehoo is the mastermind behind the group. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Red Devils 79-62, have a chance at winning out

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team split a pair of games last weekend soundly beating Lincoln County and losing, if it’s any consolation, to the Jefferson Dragons who are undefeated in the region and had lost only five games, all More...

Middle school wrestlers finish season on high note atop Peach State League

The Washington Wilkes Middle School Wrestling team ended its 2013-2014 season on Saturday, January 18, with success.  The young Tigers competed in Elberton and placed third overall wrestling against Morgan County, Social Circle, Madison County, More...

W-W Little League signups have begun for athletes 4-up

Signups began this week for Washington-Wilkes Little League baseball and softball and will continue through Saturday, February 22.  Young athletes may sign up for tee-ball (ages 4-6), kids pitch (ages 7-8), minor league (ages 9-10), major league More...

Worship

God gives authority to those who make footprints on His chosen path of grace

When Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the Temple and began preaching the Gospel there (Luke 19:45), the Pharisees and scribes challenged his authority. They feared that He would replace them as teachers and temple rulers (verse 2). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Carat Cupcake Event will be held at Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Tickets are on sale for $5.00 each.  .  More...