April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Firefighter Tim’ surprises W-WPS kids; visit greeted with many hugs and tears

On his long road to recovery from a life-threatening illness, popular Washington firefighter Lieutenant Tim Wright is now up and around the community and last week visited some of his favorite people: school children. More...

Wills Memorial health fair welcomes big crowds

  Despite the threat of rain, hundreds of Wilkes County residents attended Saturday morning’s health fair at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

No president in this ‘White house’

The North Alexander School Association (NASA) has arranged for Sandy Crowe, a specialist in window restoration, to conduct a window restoration demonstration at the old school during the Tour of Homes this weekend. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Opinions

As a POW, the late Jeremiah Denton pushed bravery to the absolute limit

One of my greatest heroes died last week, and I felt it was only right to use this time to honor his memory, and to make sure you all know what a brave and honorable man Admiral Jeremiah Denton was, a man whose service was the very definition of cour More...

Book Review

The Good Lord Bird

The flyleaf on this book says that it’s about “one of the most colorful and forgotten characters in American history.” Since when has John Brown been forgotten? Colorful – yes! More...

Walt Garrison shows that there can be life after football

A RGYLE, Tex. – Walt Garrison, the advocate of “just a pinch between your cheek and gum,” has been a cowboy all his life. More...

Obituaries

Nelda Scott Fain

Graveside services for Nelda Scott Fain, 85, of Tignall, were held Wednesday, April 2, at 3 p.m. in the Fain Cemetery in Wilkes County with Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. She entered into rest Sunday, March 30, at her residence.  More...

Lila Mary Swint Myers

Graveside services for Lila Mary Swint Myers, 83, of Appling, formerly of Washington, were held Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dan Fernandez officiating. More...

Juanita M. Booker

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ms. Juanita M. Booker will be held at noon on Saturday, April 5, at Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church located at 2438 Lundburg Road, Washington.   Ms. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at The Pope Center.  .  The Tignall City Council will meet on Wednesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. at City Hall.  .  More...

See behind closed doors at Spring Tour of Homes Sat.

Homeowners are finishing their last-minute preparations to welcome visitors Saturday for the 2014 Washington-Wilkes Spring Tour of Homes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  More...

Water may be discolored as entire city water system gets flushed via hydrants

Workers from the City of Washington have begun a complete flushing of the city’s water system this week to get rid of mineral build-up in water lines, and residents may see some discoloration from the build-up.  The program, in which worke More...

Delinquent property tax sale Tuesday sees only 9 city, 5 county properties up for bids

There were only 17 bidders registered Tuesday morning to purchase properties for their past-due taxes, and only 14 Washington and Wilkes County properties remained up for auction on the courthouse steps.  More...

DUI driver survives serious Sunday night crash

  Trooper Will Grier examines the wreckage of a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Charles Booker, 61, of Kendall Drive in Washington after Booker crashed on Skull Shoals Road Sunday night. More...

News

Chairman reports on state of the county

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore (left) visited the Washington Rotary Club and told members about how tight budgeting has become during his time in office. More...

CSRA unemployment drops to 7.7 percent in February

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area decreased to 7.7 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in January. More...

Rev. Frances Hubbard will be guest speaker at New Saints April 13

New Saints C.M.E. Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Frances Hubbard, pastor of Shiloh C.M.E. Church in Elberton, will deliver the message. She is the wife of Bro. More...

Letters

Thanks for helping the helpers

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the community for all the support we received during Dad’s recent hospital stay. More...

Sports

Netters win week’s matches, look ahead to region tournament

The Washington-Wilkes girls and boys tennis teams continued in their winning ways last week winning matches on consecutive days against region foes Rabun County and Social Circle. More...

Tiger varsity baseball continues to struggle in loss to Social Circle

The struggling Washington-­Wilkes Tiger baseball team lost another region game last week to Social Circle 1-10. Jack Martin absorbed the loss for the Tigers on the mound. More...

Worship

Jesus’ walk on God’s chosen path of grace was about to end

Life was about to change dramatically for Jesus’ apostles, and He was preparing them. More...

Personalities

Louise Palmer Pierce marries Robert Goodwyn Gardner III

Louise Palmer Pierce and Robert Goodwyn Gardner III of Memphis, Tenn., were married Saturday, November 30, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Memphis.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean William Pierce Jr. of Memphis. More...

Elizabeth Anne Hickman to wed David Brant Williamson May 31

Mrs. Sherry Hickman of Evans and W. Randall Hickman of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Hickman, to David Brant Williamson, son of Mrs. Shirley B. Williamson and the late LTC (Ret.) Bobby W. More...

Waylon Callaway honored at first birthday celebration

Waylon Jase Callaway, son of Britt and Jason Callaway of Washington, celebrated his first birthday Saturday afternoon, March 1, with a Dr. Seuss theme party at his home on Wrightsboro Road in Washington.  More...