February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wills holds health fair for educators

Kicking off a month of appreciation for Wills Memorial Hospital, a Wilkes County Board of Education health fair was attended by over 125 teachers and administrators last week. More...

Qualifying starts March 3 for May 20 General Primary

Candidates for seats on the Wilkes Board of Commissioners and Board of Education may begin to qualify for the May 20 General Primary Election in the offices of the Wilkes County Probate Judge starting Monday, March 3 at 9 a.m.  More...

Honored on the patron board

Tony Powell and David Chafin place the name of Georgia Respiratory Homecare and Medical Equipment LLC on the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation’s patron board, which honors donations given by t More...

Washington-Wilkes china on display in Wills Memorial cafeteria

Rosemary Hopkins and Wills Memorial’s Susan D. Pope show off one of several china plates depicting historic Washington-Wilkes that now grace the hospital’s cafeteria. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Have you seen the lights?

Dr. Jim Granade, a native Wilkes Countian, has had a dental practice in the Tucker area for many years. The dental practice is known as Lavista Dentistry. Jimmy as we call him here, and his staff, including Dr.  More...

Opinions

The revolution in Ukraine seems remote, but it could become a big problem for us

I t may have gone unnoticed in the last two weeks, as we were distracted and entertained, more or less, with the Winter Olympics in Russia, but there’s something else going on in that part of the world that could have a really bad effect on us More...

Book Review

Toby’s Room

Don’t expect sweetness and light with this one. Do expect wonderful writing, believable characters, and realistic setting. More...

Blakely’s Nelson Hattaway is a fulfilled Georgia farmer

BLAKELY – The farm land, which has lain fallow for months, is about to be readied for planting in these parts. More...

Obituaries

Helen Young

Graveside services for Helen Young, 85, of Lincolnton, were held on Thursday, February 20, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Washington with Rev. Chester “Spud” Beck officiating. More...

Douglas Bentley

Graveside services for Douglas Bentley, 47, of Lincolnton, were held on Wednesday, February19, at 3 p.m. at the Loco Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. He entered into rest on Monday, February 17, at his residence.  More...

Arnold Allen

Funeral services for Arnold “Hardtime” Allen will be held Saturday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at Gregory B. Levett Funeral Home, 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway, in Decatur, Georgia.   Mr. More...

Personalities

Martha Hurley celebrates 96th birthday Saturday, February 15

Martha Hurley celebrated her 96th birthday on Saturday, February 15, with dinner at Cade’s Home Cooking on The Square in Washington. More...

Majlinda Garrison and Daniel Miller to exchange marriage vows April 5

Pranvera Ogranaja of Naples, Fla., announces the engagement of her daughter, Majlinda Garrison, of Washington, to Daniel Miller, son of Beth Levy of Washington and the late Wayne Miller of Lincolnton.  More...

Alberta Towns honored at 104th birthday celebration February 15

Alberta Downer Towns was honored on her 104th birthday Friday, February 14, with special visitors and a family celebration.  More...

No student make-up days are needed despite five days of weather closures

Wilkes County schools students will not have to make up any of the five days lost to the recent winter weather, Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell told the Wilkes County Board of Education Monday afternoon.  More...

New ballot printing method needed, voter registrar tells commissioners

In addition to moving forward to put two alcohol sales questions on the May 20 Primary Election ballot this year (as previously reported), the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners heard a plea from County Registrar Debbie Anderson to upgrade the ball More...

Wilkes students will compete in Steer and Heifer show Sat.

Six Wilkes County students will be competing Saturday in the 60th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show, along with more than two dozen other students from nearby counties, at the Mc- Gill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington.&nbs More...

Survival of Wills Memorial is critical, area leaders say

Local leaders signed a proclamation last week naming March “Wills Memorial Hospital Month” as the hospital and the community prepare to celebrate with a casino night and a community-wide health fair, all designed to focus on good health a More...

Fire Lt.Tim Wright may come home soon, but ‘there’s still a long road ahead for us’

Nearly a month after a devastating illness following surgery, Washington firefighter Lt. Tim Wright is making a strong recovery and may be able to come home this weekend, but he’s still got a long road to recovery, his family says.  More...

News

Sorority donates to Cancer Fund; other avenues are also available

Funds recently raised by the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at the annual Nancy C. Long Cancer benefit have been donated to the Wilkes County Cancer Relief Fund. More...

Car thief sought but not considered dangerous

If you have a police scanner, and most of you do, you already know that 16-year-old Wesley Benfield escaped from the Young Men’s Rehabilitation Center Friday night. More...

Rotarians collect rice for God’s Marketplace

Each month, on their first meeting of the month, members of the Washington Rotary Club bring a designated food item for donation to the food pantry program at God’s Marketplace. More...

Letters

Revolutionary Days success

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution please allow me to send the most thankful acknowledgements for your hearty support of our mutual goal in delivering an exceptional program in honor of Washington-W More...

Donors give blood in honor of Gallo

TO THE EDITOR:   We had a wonderful blood drive Thursday, Eve [Gallo] was certainly honored.  Eighty-eight donors gave blood. More...

Sports

Tiger tennis teams lose to Elbert but rebound to demolish Lincoln

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams, girls and boys, both lost and won in the first two matches of the 2014 season. Getting started at Elbert County, both teams fought hard but lost narrowly at 2-3.  More...

W-W baseball team wins one but loses in 3 straight games

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team started the 2014 season off right with a win over Jefferson County, 8-2, last Tuesday. Brannon Saggus picked up the win in relief of starter Jack Martin.  More...

Soccer registration continues to Mar. 10 at W-WPRD complex

Signups for spring soccer began on Monday for players ages 6-16 at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department gymnasium complex on Lexington Avenue. More...

Worship

The way of giving according to God’s chosen path of grace

We know that we should contribute to the furthering of God’s kingdom, in the form of both money and the labor of our hands. But are we really fulfilling our duty when we toss a few dollars into the plate? More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall City Council will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12.  .  The News Saints C.M.E. Church will hold the next Safety Net Advisory Program (SNAP) meeting on Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Pizza Hut.  .  More...