March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Classic old Wilkes County homes will be on display for Spring Tour

The 2014 Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes will open the doors to several historic and classic homes during this year’s Saturday-only event set for April 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  More...

Casino Night this Saturday is designed to raise funds for new hospital machine

A casino night this Saturday, March 15, is the next big event during the ongoing Wills Memorial Hospital Month.  More...

New police scanner traffic goes to scrambled digital; only officers can listen in

Wilkes County residents who stay entertained and informed by listening to their police scanners have noticed something missing – most of the traffic on their scanners is just no longer there.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

English doctor trick worked

Herbert Bailey at Metasville says the Purple Martins have finally arrived at his gourds. He says they are late this year probably because of the wintry weather we have had. More...

Opinions

Young racers at Aonia Pass are a lot like athletes trying to reach Olympic levels

You may have enjoyed watching the exciting competition among young athletes at the Winter Olympics recently, especially the close-up looks at how the competitors worked their way up to the level of Olympic competition, and seeing all the sacrifices t More...

Book Review

The Black Count

A lexandre Dumas wrote some of our favorite adventure stories, like The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. More...

Saltine crackers go with everything from cheese to wine

With the colder temperatures of late, it has been a good time for hot soup. Soup in the winter months must be accompanied by saltine crackers, which happens to be good during any time of the year, in any setting, on any occasion.  More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace leads to salvation for all

The Apostles asked Jesus for a sign that would predict the end of the world. Jesus gave them not one single sign, but rather a description of end-time conditions, things that would develop in their lifetime and later. More...

Personalities

Whitney Paige Carani to wed Andrew John Cornman June 7

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Carani of Crawfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Paige, to Andrew John Cornman, son of Richard Cornman of Cleveland and Mrs. More...

Jude Castaneda celebrates first birthday Feb. 28

Jude Castaneda, son of Kelley and Patrick Castaneda of Clinton, S.C., celebrated his first birthday at a family gathering at the home of his great-grandparents, Jo and Buzzy Randall in Washington on Friday, February 28.  The event was a joint ce More...

WMH Auxiliary members attend district meeting in Athens March 7

Four members of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary attended the East Central District Auxiliary Spring Meeting held at the Athens Country Club on Tuesday, March 4.  Auxiliary President, Paula Suggs, WMH Community Relations Director and member More...

Heavy rains damage school as under-construction roof unleashes ‘flowing water’

Last week’s heavy rain combined with the construction of a new roof allowed several inches of water to collect in some rooms of Washington Wilkes Elementary School on Friday morning, but cleanup was well underway by the time students arrived, a More...

City council agrees to advertise now; must find, hire new city administrator

The Washington City Council voted to move forward to advertise for a new city administrator and took unanimous action on several needed items.  More...

Two challengers on ballot in bids for local offices in May 20 General Primary

Qualifying has ended for the May 20 General Primary Election with all incumbents qualified and two challengers hoping to unseat them.  More...

Walk for Hunger hits the street

More than 30 participants turned out Saturday morning for The Hunger Walk which left the Episcopal Church of The Mediator for a loop of downtown. More...

Local youth gather for “The Pause” weekend of worship and fellowship

The youth of First United Methodist Church and some youth from First Baptist Church learned about “The Pause” as they gathered for a weekend of worship services, Bible studies, games, fellowship, and service.  More...

News

Very special cat visits W-WPS

The Cat in the Hat (a.k.a. David Bridges, Aiden’s dad) visited Washington-Wilkes Primary School during Dr. Seuss Week. He read a Dr. More...

DFCS self-service makes it easier to access benefit info

Georgia families now have an easier way to access information about their benefits by telephone.  More...

Sign up now for Talent Showcase set March 28

The 32nd annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 18 at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Tiger Nikita Fair is ‘caught between two worlds’

At 6-foot-5, 285 pounds, an 8-AA All-Region selection, and a straight-A student, Nikita Fair of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School is garnering interest from several major programs.  More...

Tiger varsity baseball players

Tiger varsity baseball players are (front row, l-r) Ethan Ramos, Hunter Brock, Gabriel Mills, Mil Shedd, Jack Martin, Donald Saggus, Will Guin, Walker Robinson, Graduate Coach Cory Murray, (back) Coa More...

Soccer teams will host Jefferson this Friday, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Members of the Tiger Varsity Boys Soccer Team are (in front) Dalton Walker, (front row, l-r) Tyrell Jenkins, Sergio Padilla, Douglas Walker, Moises Rodriguez, Heriberto Olalde, Pedro Padilla, Gabriel More...

Obituaries

William Julius Rousey

Funeral services for William Julius Rousey, 91, of Washington, were held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Independence United Methodist Church in Tignall with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. Interment followed in the Independence UMC Cemetery. More...

Patsy Lee Jones Campbell

Funeral services for Patsy Lee Jones Campbell, 61, were held Monday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Internment followed at Resthaven Cemetery.  More...

James E. Moore

Graveside services for James E. Moore, 71, were held Saturday, March 8, the City West Cemetery with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn officiating. Mr. Moore died Sunday, March 2, at his residence.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Classic South Quilt Guild will meet on Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Washington. All area quilters and those interested in quilting are invited to attend.  .  More...