March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

10th District Congressional Debate will allow voters to meet candidates

Republican candidates in the election to replace U.S. More...

Hospital auxiliary casino night is successful WMH fundraiser

The Wills Memorial Auxiliary Casino Night was a big success Saturday night, and the next big event is a free community-wide health fair at the end of the month, all part of the ongoing Wills Memorial Hospital Month.  More...

Several new attractions added to April 5 Spring Tour of Homes

More historic and classic homes have been added to the lineup for the 2014 Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes in this year’s Saturday only event set for April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Hospital employees show off new Wills Memorial T-shirts

Wearing their new Wills Memorial Hospital T-shirts, WMH CEO Jane Echols and hospital employees observe March as Hospital Month. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Colored lights reappear

Have you noticed the construction of the new Subway restaurant adjacent to CVS near the intersection of East Robert Toombs Avenue and Ann Denard Drive east of Washington? l  More...

Opinions

Scientists show the ‘Five-Second Rule’ for eating dropped food really is true

Many years ago, I nearly dropped our family’s Thanksgiving turkey as I took it out of the oven, and ever since then, I have had a strong interest in the Five-Second Rule – just exactly how long can dropped food sit on the floor before it& More...

Book Review

Life After Life

Life After Life opens 11 February 1910. That’s after a “prologue” dated November 1930. The baby born on February 11 seems not to make it. The reader might want to take a look at the Table of Contents. More...

The Chattahoochee River is fascinating all along its length

A TLANTA – Often, when I am here, I stay with friends who live in upper Fulton County. Their property stretches down to the Chattahoochee, the most valuable river in our state, in the minds of many people.  More...

Obituaries

Lula Mae Correll

A funeral service for Lula Mae Correll, 50, of Washington, was held Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Katrina Owens officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Mildred Dover Sanders

Funeral services for Mildred Dover Sanders were held at Salem Baptist Church in Lexington at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18. She passed away on Saturday, March 15, after a lengthy illness.  More...

Curry Julian May Jr.

On Monday morning, March 10, one of the brightest lights the world has ever seen was extinguished. With love and energy abounding, he was taken from us too soon. Curry Julian May Jr. More...

Personalities

Kimber Ashton Kirkland to wed Steven William Hardy June 14

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Thomas Kirkland of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimber Ashton, to Steven William Hardy, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Embry Hardy of Martinez.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Plans finalized for conference this weekend

Rita Verdery, (bottom to top) Becky Stover, Alicia Madden, Judy Thompson, Kris Fisher, and Katie Hardy leave The Pope Center after making final plans for the Women’s Conference to be held at Th More...

Watson presents program on pruning at Iris Garden Club meeting March 11

Frank Watson presented a most informative program to the Iris Garden Club as members gathered Tuesday, March 11, at Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church.  Elizabeth Crabbe introduced the guest speaker, Mr. More...

Commission sympathetic to request, but can’t afford $500,000 for WMH

In a lengthy presentation that echoed her talk before the Washington Rotary Club last month, Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols explained the woes which have put the hospital in financial straits, and formally requested that the Wilkes County Co More...

Improved sports opportunities get increases in coaching funds

Students at Wilkes County schools have far more athletic opportunities than in years past, and Monday night the Wilkes County Board of Education approved pay supplements for teachers who coach those sports.  More...

Smoky fire shuts down Thomson Highway

Tignall fire fighter Randy Luke tells a Thomson-bound driver Saturday afternoon that smoke has blocked Highway 78 near Aonia Pass Motocross. More...

TOTY hosts trip to Georgia Aquarium

Wilkes County Teacher of the Year Beth Conard, speech and language pathologist at Washington-Wilkes Primary School, received a limited number of complimentary tickets to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlan More...

BOE member Dorothy Jordan running to keep seat

Following is the statement of incumbent District 1 Board of Education member Dorothy Jordan who is running for re-election for the Wilkes County School Board.  More...

News

FCCIS hosts trip to Paine College conference held at HEAL Complex

Nearly 50 Wilkes Countians, including 41 young people and eight advisors, participated in the Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) College Access Conference funded by the College Access Challenge Grant. More...

Wilkes Ministers United set March 30 as WMH Sunday

Wilkes Ministers United has designated March 30, 2014 as Wills Memorial Hospital Sunday.  More...

Milkmake contest helps teach 4-H’ers about food preparation

Six Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the local Milkmake Contest in which they each had to create a recipe using milk or a milk product as their main ingredient to make a drink. More...

Letters

Without policy changes rural hospitals will close

TO THE EDITOR:   There is an unnerving potential catastrophe on the horizon that could rock the way of life here in Washington Wilkes. As most people in town know, Wills Memorial Hospital is in danger of closing its doors.  More...

How is this garbage pickup going to work?

TO THE EDITOR:   I have some questions about the proposed changes to the way garbage is collected.  Is the city going to furnish garbage containers with wheels to all customers – to help move them to the curb – because we have a More...

Sports

Brush fire, rain add to challenge at Aonia’s GNCC

Aonia Pass Motocross Park’s first big event of 2014 survived a brush fire nearby and torrential rain as hundreds of top amateur and pro woods racers took to the 11-mile cross-country course last weekend.  More...

MEMBERS OF THE TIGER VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

  MEMBERS OF THE TIGER VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER TEAM are (front row, l-r) Lissette Ramirez, Marlyse Sifre, Marisa Sifre, Ericka Locklear, Claire Hall, Alma Jacovo, Sylvia Walker, (middle) Abby Foster, Jada Brittain, Wendy Claver, Nicolette Wilkinson More...

MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON-WILKES MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS TRACK TEAM

  MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON-WILKES MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS TRACK TEAM are (front row, l-r) Tyrekus Glenn, Javier Angel, Deon McCord, Garrett Tawzer, Gian Davis, Terrell Turner, Zykeir Hogan, Jaquavious Cox, LeMarcus Smith, (middle) Divenski Lee, Jayl More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace begins on the physical road

The Passover is the annual commemoration of God’s deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, the beginning of the Jews’ history as God’s chosen people.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County will sponsor a parent event to share college access information on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at the Third Shiloh Center. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralph L. More...