March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Great selection of homes’ to greet visitors for Spring Tour of Homes

Historic homes, churches, and public buildings will welcome visitors for the 2014 Washington-­Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes set for April 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  More...

Students try out for Tiger Band positions

Candidates for the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School’s Tiger Band audition for spots on the band’s drumline, part of a month-long effort to pick the best-qualified individuals f More...

City water system to get thorough flush of mineral deposits starting Tue., April 1

Beginning Tuesday, April 1, workers from the City of Washington will be conducting a complete flushing of the city’s water system to get rid of mineral build-up in water lines.  The program, in which workers release large volumes of water More...

Cancer survivors need to sign up for annual Relay survivors dinner

With the 2014 Wilkes County Relay for Life only six weeks away, cancer survivors are needed to sign up for the April 17 Survivors Dinner.  More...

Wilkes County man injured in Saturday wreck

James Drinkard of Wilkes County was badly injured Saturday afternoon after he lost control of his pickup driving south on Sharon Road near Branham Road and ultimately crashed hard into a ditch. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Ready for the Braves to start

Henry Bowen has retired as a pharmacist after serving area citizens in that capacity for more than 40 years.  More...

Opinions

The modern practice of ‘lifelogging’ is something most folks can do without

Have you ever heard of “lifelogging?” It’s a pretty new phenomenon, but it’s one I found that I’d started to do it for quite a while without knowing it.  More...

Book Review

Guests on Earth

Evalina tells her formidable story as an adult. Her experiences are woven into the stories of some non-fictional characters and a real place. More...

Garden and Gun magazine has enriched my life in many ways

Don’t suppose there is a posthole diggers society, but if one should exist, Garden and Gun, my favorite magazine— and that would include Sports Illustrated, which I have been subscribing to since the sixties—would locate the person More...

Obituaries

Sarah Gulley Hopkins Booker

Graveside services for Sarah Gulley Hopkins Booker, 101, of Washington, were held Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Sid Hopkins officiating. She passed away Tuesday, March 18.  More...

Billy Ray Dunnaway

Funeral services for Billy Ray Dunnaway, 89, of Washington, were held Sunday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. He passed away Friday, March 21, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Catherine Geneva Pitts Callaway

Graveside services for Catherine Geneva Pitts Callaway, 89, of Washington, were held Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. She passed away Tuesday, March 18, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Personalities

Amanda Isdell and Keaton Wilson to exchange wedding vows April 4

Michelle and Tony Compres of Clarks Hill, S.C. and Allen Isdell, Jr. of Edgefield, S.C. More...

Native American heritage shared with students

Tony White, grandfather of first-grader Garrett White and third-grader Shelby White, shared his Native American heritage with first graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School last week. More...

OLLI meeting March 31 to feature retired UGA law professor Kurtz

“Same-Sex Marriage: What Comes Next?” will be the topic for the Washington Chapter of OLLI @ UGA session presented Monday, March 31, 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

Superintendent to meet Friday with mother of boy left on bus

The mother of a five-year-old boy who was left on his school bus Friday, March 14, will be meeting with school authorities this Friday to get an explanation of what happened.  More...

Fleeing driver faces felony charges after 100-mph chase

A police chase that started at Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County ended with a crash in Wilkes County last Thursday, but not until the fleeing criminal had raced through the streets of Washington at speeds in excess of 100 mph.  More...

Owners reporting to pay overdue taxes before auction

Dozens of Washington and Wilkes County property owners who have been delinquent in paying their property taxes have come to City Hall and the office of the Wilkes County Tax Commissioner and paid the past-due taxes to keep their properties from being More...

Free health fair for residents set Sat. at Wills Memorial Hospital

As Wills Memorial Hospital Month comes to an end, the hospital will welcome Washington-Wilkes residents for a free health fair this Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Seven candidates will participate in debate here tonight

Candidates in the election to replace U.S. Congressman Paul Broun will be featured in a debate here tonight, Thursday, March 27, giving residents of Washington-­Wilkes an opportunity to meet and hear from each one.  More...

No one injured as Sharon Road home burns

Firefighters from the Tyrone VFD, the Washington Fire Department, and Taliaferro County responded Saturday night to a fire at a single-wide mobile home owned by Ruby Blackmon in the 2300 block of Sha More...

News

Rotary-sponsored student relates experiences during year of study

David Molinares, of Colombia, South America, visited the Washington Rotary Club and told members about many of the things he has experienced during his year of study at GRU.  His year in this country is sponsored by the Georgia Rotary Student Pr More...

Ga. Press offers $250 for best reader photo of local newspaper

The Georgia Press Association (GPA) is offering a $250 cash prize to the winner of a social media contest running for the rest of the month. More...

FBLA in state’s top ten, will send one to nationals

Twenty-eight members of Washington Wilkes High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in the 2014 State Leadership Conference March 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta.  More...

Sports

Wienen wins again at Aonia Pass in Mtn. Dew ATV motocross race

After months of anticipation, the opening round of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship season took place at Aonia Pass Motocross Park last Saturday. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Baseball milestones, anniversaries, celebrations

Now that the 2014 baseball season is upon us, we can enjoy some of the events and celebrations that will accompany it.  More...

Turkey season starts in Wilkes County

George Stone Jr., 11, shows off his opening-day take with two turkeys he shot Saturday in the Metasville area hunting with Sid Robb. The gobblers had 11-inch beards and 1-1/4-inch spurs. More...

Worship

God’s chosen path of grace helps us to face temptations

Until Jesus died on the Cross, his apostles lived a purely physical life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold its Family and Friends Day program on Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m. A sunrise service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 20, at 6 a.m.  .  More...