February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber honors STAR student, teacher, and surprises its annual award recipients

It’s hard to keep a secret in a small town, but once again, individuals and business owners and leaders were caught completely by surprise as they were honored by the members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Wilkes County Grand Jury hands down indictments during last week’s session

A Wilkes County Grand Jury handed down a number of indictments in last week’s February session held Monday and Tuesday.  The following true bills were released by Wilkes County Clerk of Superior Court Mildred Peeler:  Archie D. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Looking for old pictures

Deborah Rainey at Georgia Realty Sales tells me that Herb and Cathy Stackhouse are retiring again. More...

Opinions

I couldn’t go to the 2014 Olympics in Russia because the KGB once pegged me for a spy

A s I’ve watched the 2014 Olympic Games this week in Sochi, Russia, I’ve had warm memories of my visit in 1989 to Russia, where we Americans were welcomed with open arms by the Russian people.  More...

Book Review

Last Friends

Jane Gardam has written an unusual and very entertaining trilogy. Last Friends is the third, preceded by Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat. You don’t have to read them in order, but it might help.  More...

Quail hunting with good dogs and friends is good for the soul

SYLVANIA – A cold day with a slight wind greeted old friends recently when a couple of “uplanders” showed up to enjoy a day in the fields quail hunting. More...

Obituaries

Annie Josephine Meadows-Gartrell

Funeral services for Annie Josephine Meadows-Gartrell, 91, were held Saturday, February 1, at Zoah Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Collins Jr. presiding and Rev. George Booker eulogist. The interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Rua Bell Orr Davis

Funeral services for Rua Bell Orr Davis, 91, of Washington, were held Sunday, February 9, at 3 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Betty Jo Joiner Begley

Betty Jo Joiner Begley, 78, of the Danburg community, entered into rest Sunday, February 2, at her residence.  Mrs. Begley, a native of Miami, had lived in South Florida until 1987. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Heard’s Chapel Baptist Church will host a Pew Rally on Sunday, March 2, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gerald Perry as guest speaker.  .  More...

Sleet and ice cover downtown Wed. - Free Access

New video here ...

Richard Crabbe and Kettle Creek Media shot video of downtown as the winter storm moved in early Wednesday morning. More...

City prepared for winter storm - Free Access

The following statement was issued from City Hall: “On behalf of the City of Washington please let the Citizens know that we have made the necessary preparations for the approaching winter storm. More...

City to add 3% retail tax for alcohol consumption

In its regular February meeting Monday night, the Washington City Council heard a progress report from Hands On Washington, heard details of a spring youth summit that will have a good economic impact on the area, and added a consumption tax to the c More...

Celebrating Arbor Day in Washington

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett signs the annual proclamation commemorating Arbor Day in the city of Washington, along with Tree Board members (from left) Bobby Mills, Kim Evans, Laura Toburen, and Mik More...

News

Evensong services to continue this month

During the month of December, the Episcopal Church of the Mediator offered an Evensong service at 4:30 on Sunday afternoons as a quiet respitehorizontal: during a busy holiday season. More...

Tiger band members play at UGA’s Janfest clinic

Seven members of the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger Band were chosen by the UGA School of Music to participate in the annual Janfest Band Clinic in Athens with some 1,100 students from across the state of Georgia.  More...

‘Walking Across Egypt’ slated at Little Theater for Feb. 28, 29, Mar. 2

The Washington Little Theater will present Walking Across Egypt in three performances February 28-March 2.  More...

Sports

Turner, Ware will continue football careers at next level

Two Tiger football players signed letters of intent last week to play collegiate football after they graduate.  Record-breaking receiver Jalen Turner and standout offensive lineman Darryl Ware signed their letters of intent before a cafeteria fu More...

Tigers fall to Union Co. in region playoff action

Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball came to an end Monday afternoon in Union County as the Tigers played close until the final minutes only to lose 58-65 in the first round of region post-season action.  More...

Tyler signs with Air Force Academy

Jordan Tyler, son of Greg and Gena Tyler of Hoschton, Georgia, and grandson of Alex and Kay Tyler of Washington, has committed to play college football at the U.S. More...

Worship

Physical beings become spiritual on God’s chosen path of grace

In the time when Jesus walked the earth as a mortal man there were a number of Jewish sects, and some of them saw Jesus as competition. The Sadducees were a group who didn’t believe in life after death. More...

Personalities

Children’s home director speaker at Cornelia Johnson Circle meeting

Rev. Thurmond Norvell, director the United Methodist Children’s Home in Augusta, was guest speaker at the Cornelia Johnson Circle meeting Tuesday, February 5, at the First United Methodist Fellowship Hall.  More...

Elizabeth Forrest Grant and Jacob Ryan Barry united in marriage on January 11 in Elberton

Elizabeth Forrest Grant of Bowman and Jacob Ryan Barry of Folsom, La., were married Saturday, January 11, at three o’clock in the afternoon in the old sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Elberton. Rev. More...

Shelby Rhodes celebrates ninth birthday Jan. 14

REPPORTER  Shelby Glen Rhodes, son of Glenda and Freddie Rhodes Jr., celebrated his ninth birthday on Tuesday, January 14.   More...