May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations needed for fireworks show set for Independence Day celebration

Donors are being sought to make this year’s big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day fireworks display possible.  More...

Hospital salutes lab’s professional staff

The Wills Memorial Hospital lab celebrated National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 20-26. More...

Fresh local produce available at Farmers Market

Springtime means fresh fruits and vegetables, and customers filled Washington’s Farmers Market Saturday morning in search for the best spring produce, eggs, breads, and other homemade foods of More...

City’s pool and country club pool to open Sat., May 24, for summer

The city pool at Reese Booker Park and the pool at Washington Wilkes Country Club will both open Memorial Day weekend for the summer, and both will offer swimming lessons.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A far cry from today’s names

Neighbor Bill Hopkins sometimes walks his frisky little dog through and around in my yard. Last week, just before sunset, he spotted three young raccoons making their way down a large oak tree. More...

Opinions

The heavenly May smell of honeysuckle always brings back childhood memories

There’s a shady stretch of street in Washington, Poplar Drive just off East Robert Toombs Avenue, that seems, right now, like the off-ramp to heaven. More...

Book Review

The Way of all Fish

Fans of Martha Grimes (and we are legion) have enjoyed her mysteries starring Richard Jury. She has written over twenty of those, each title with the name of an English pub (which makes for some interesting titles). More...

Bill Hale’s book is an entertaining look at growing up in Ga.

My late friend Kid Terrell— often upon becoming exposed to nonsensical coffee club gossip—would say about the knowledge he had just become privy, “If I could spell, I would write a book.”  More...

Obituaries

Georgie Anner Parker Webb

Georgie Anner Parker Webb, 80, of Washington, passed away on Sunday, May 4, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Personalities

Xi Zeta Delta members participate in Relay for Life

Team Xi Zeta Delta of Beta Sigma Phi participated in this year’s Washington-Wilkes Relay for Life on May 2 and won the award for “Best Banner” for their decorated campsite. More...

New Beginnings

Avery Michael Cole Majors

Shane and Christina Majors of Washington announce the birth of their son, Avery Michael Cole, on Tuesday, May 6, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Avery weighed 7 lbs., 6.3 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Sarah Richards and Saul Smith honored at ‘Honey Do’ shower

Sarah Richards of Greensboro and Saul Smith of Washington were honored on Saturday night, May 3, with a “Honey Do Couples Shower” at the home of Debbie Bennett. Sabrina and Jon Bennett hosted the evening with Mrs. More...

City will give Wills Memorial savings on water and sewage

The Washington City Council agreed to give Wills Memorial Hospital a 25 percent cut in water and sewer rates in Monday night’s meeting, but struggled with a new expense not on the budget.  More...

Rev. G.L.Avery Memorial Highway to be dedicated Saturday at 4 p.m.

The public is invited to the dedication of the new Rev. G.L. Avery Memorial Highway Saturday, May 17, at 4 p.m.  More...

Early voting for May 20 primary ends; regular polling places to be open Tues.

After scores of Wilkes County voters have cast advance ballots for the May 20 general primary election, the final day of early voting is Friday, and the actual election day is Tuesday.  More...

W-W preps for BRAG’s return; big kick-off event is Sun., June 8

Washington-Wilkes has long been a favorite stop for the annual Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) event, and when BRAG returns next month, hundreds of riders and supporters will find a warm, active welcome here for the ride’s kickoff, organizers s More...

County’s updated comprehensive plan gets one visitor at commission meeting

No one showed up for the hearing on the Wilkes County Comprehensive Plan held at the beginning of the commissioners meeting last Thursday but Chairman Sam Moore outlined the purpose of the document and explained that it is a requirement of the Georgi More...

Biggest grad class in years to walk at Tiger Stadium next Fri., May 23, at 8 p.m.

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Class of 2014 will be a bumper crop with some 93 graduates walking in commencement exercises next Friday, May 23, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.  More...

Wilkes EMS to welcome public to 40th birthday open houses

All next week, Wilkes County Emergency Services will be celebrating 40 years of providing medical care to the citizens of Wilkes County with an open house and a variety of events for the public.  More...

News

Grateful to Ingles for prom donations

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School junior Christan Chafin presented a thank you card signed by the entire junior class to Ingles Store Manager Jason Brewster last Tuesday in recognition of t More...

Saturday at the Rock series to teach canning, preserving

Do you ever wish you could enjoy local summer delicacies like peaches, blackberries, and okra all year long? More...

Third Shiloh’s ‘Walk for Christ’ is this Saturday at Avery Center

Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association’s Rev. G.L. Avery Center will be the location of “Give Back to the Community Day” set for Monday, May 26.  More...

Sports

Tiger Club will give away Beretta shotgun

W-W Athletic Director Robby Robinson and Tiger Club President Milton Roberts show off the Beretta A300 “Outlander” shotgun which is being raffled to raise funds for Tiger sports programs. More...

Tiger Club golf tourney this weekend

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Club is sponsoring a golf tournament fundraiser this Saturday, May 17, for the benefit of Tiger athletics. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Chewing gum, ivy make good baseball folklore

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the second oldest field in the major leagues. Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the Chicago Cubs, was built in 1914 by Charles A. Weeghman for the former Federal League team. More...

Worship

The final days of Jesus’ walk on God’s path of grace

Jesus was a popular but controversial figure. The religious authorities accused him of blasphemy and turned him over to Pilate, the local civil authority. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m. More...