February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather drill now reset for Friday

The county-wide severe weather drill that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 7, due to actual thunderstorms expected Wednesday.   More...

Total Wilkes County arrests stay lower for first month of new year

During the month of January, police, deputies, and state troopers in Wilkes County stayed busy with arrests for drugs, assaults, driving under the influence, and property crimes but the total number of arrests was lower than in previous months, recor More...

For big Kettle Creek fans, talks and tours offer a close-up look at new battle details

Although observances of Revolutionary Days have focused on helping children understand the importance of the Battle of Kettle Creek, history buffs of all ages will have several opportunities this weekend to dig deeply into the historical details of t More...

Truck overturns on Athens Highway

A Maine-based trucker was uninjured after he lost control of his tractor-trailer Monday morning and overturned on Highway 78 adjacent to the Barnett Angus Farms property, drawing an interested crowd More...

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The Office Cat

Our people stuck in Atlanta

There’s no doubt about it! The big news this week is the snow and accompanying winter storm last week. More...

Opinions

It’s time ... to save Wills Memorial - Free Access

This is a very giving community. When the animal shelter is out of food and cries for help to save the animals, people give. Students collect dog food and cat food as school projects. Contests spring up to see who can donate the most. More...

Why did girls cry and scream at the Beatles? We guys will never understand their mania

I t’s been 50 years this week since 70 million Americans watched the Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, and with Beatlemania came the beginning of a lot of changes in America.  But for boys my age, their appearance ju More...

Book Review

Dinner with the Smileys

Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, a Navy pilot, is about to be deployed. His wife Sarah and their three children know that they must be brave, but they will especially miss their dinners together, with Dustin in his place at the table. More...

Worship

He will give us wisdom to speak on God’s chosen path of grace

In Jesus’ day on earth, the people observed Him closely as He walked God’s Chosen Path of Grace. It was easy to see that, unmistakably, there was something about Him that was different from others. More...

Personalities

Sarah Richards and Saul Smith to wed May 31 in Union Point

Donna and Anthony Richards of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Saul Smith, son of Terrie and Marty Smith of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wayne Richards and the late Jean Richards of Fayetteville More...

Cupcake surprise

Wesley Pope, son of Susan and Edward Pope III, shows off the large amethyst gemstone that he found in his cupcake at the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxilary Carat Cupcake event held last week at Tena&rs More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 members gather at Gale home February 3

Jackie Gale was hostess for Circle 3 of the Washington Presbyterian Church Women as members gathered at her home Monday afternoon, February 3.  Mrs. More...

Hospital admin, local leaders now talking to find solutions

Claiming that Wills Memorial Hospital’s current financial woes are the result of economic downturns for the past few years, administrators have met with county and city officials and now pledge to present “a unified front” toward fi More...

Historical pageantry returns with Revolutionary Days

Once again this weekend, Washington will be full of colorful pageantry and a swirl of activities in observance of the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek.  More...

Many hands contribute to success of Revolutionary Days observance

In the last few years, the annual observance of the Battle of Kettle Creek has grown from a small, solemn observance by heritage groups and descendents into a colorful three-day pageant of history and heritage that packs an appeal for all ages. More...

Carats and cupcakes raise funds for Wills Memorial

Linda Anthony finds an opal in a cupcake as Tena’s owner Debbie Jackson looks on at last Thursday’s Carat Cupcake event at Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry. More...

Deadline for Miss Wilkes Pageant entries is set for Fri., Feb. 14 at 5

Only a week remains until the deadline for this year’s Miss Wilkes County Pageant.  The deadline to enter the seventh annual pageant is Friday, February 14, at 5 p.m. More...

Theater presents STARZ Awards

(Above l-r) Shay Harris hit the trifecta as director of “Spitfire Grill,” Melissa Turnbull added another as best actor for her role in “Spitfire Grill,” Nathan Bowen was award More...

News

New CFO named at hospital

Tracie Burriss (seated) has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Wills Memorial Hospital after serving as Assistant CFO since August of 2010. More...

Herd replacement sale set for this Friday at Stockyard

The Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association will host the Tenth Annual Front Pasture Herd Replacement Sale Friday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at the Wilkes County Stockyard. More...

Wynn chosen to participate in ELDP for CIS leadership

Amethyst Wynn, Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County executive director, has been accepted into the 2014 New York University Wagner Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). More...

Letters

To the Editor

Carat Cupcakers thankful for support

TO THE EDITOR: A little snow did not stop the party at Tena’s Jewelry last Thursday as the WMH Auxiliary hosted their Carat Cupcake event More...

Sports

Tigers split weekend contests after missed practices, game

After missing the Oglethorpe County game that was canceled due to the weather last week plus three days of practice, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys didn’t do so well against Greene County last Friday night at the W-WCHS gymnasium. More...

Girls beat Greene, Glascock; set for final games of season

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers had a good weekend of games going 2-0 starting off with a satisfying win over the Tigers of Greene County. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2014 SOCCER SCHEDULE

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church of Washington will hold its Ushers Anniversary on Sunday, February 9, at 11:30 a.m.   More...