May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Shuttle buses set to bring BRAG bikers into Washington to shop, dine, and enjoy

With the return of the annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) event just 10 days away, local preparations are firming up to put out the welcome mat for hundreds of visitors.  More...

City councilman charged with DUI leads arrest roundup

After a traffic stop at 1:16 a.m. Sunday morning, May 18, Washington City Councilman Marion Tutt Jr. was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by a Georgia State Patrol trooper.  More...

Runoff election for May 20 primary set 9 weeks out on Tuesday, July 22

A runoff election is set for July in several races that were undecided in last week’s May 20 Georgia primary election, and several aspects of the upcoming runoff are different this year.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Wild hogs too close to home

Liz Reynolds celebrated her 100th birthday last week and was treated to a party given by family members at Talk of the Town. l  More...

Opinions

Just taking time to play with our children may be the perfect vacation this summer

Summer vacations were funny when our kids were growing up. More...

Book Review

Love and Treasure

I n Maine in 2013, Jack Wiseman, as his cancer progresses, is facing the end of his life. His life is not full of regrets, but there is one task that he asks his granddaughter Natalie to take on. More...

The late Clisby Clarke was a Georgia Dawg fan extraordinaire

The end of a life brings pause and reflection. Clisby Clarke, Class of ’64 with a degree in marketing from the University of Georgia, became a successful and seasoned advertising executive for McCann-Erickson. More...

Obituaries

Bertha Bates

Funeral services for Bertha Bates, 87, were held Friday, May 23, at New Saints CME Church with Dr. Charles E. Henderson officiating. She passed away Monday, May 19, in Atlanta.  Mrs. More...

Willie Mae Wilkerson

Graveside services for Willie Mae Wilkerson, 84, of Washington were held Saturday, May 17, at the Old School Cemetery in Washington. She passed away Monday, May 12.  Mrs. More...

George Christopher Lance

Funeral services for George Christopher (Chris) Lance, 77, of Griffin, Georgia, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home with Dr. Benny Tate officiating. More...

Personalities

Graham Newsome graduates from UGA on Friday, May 9

Edward Graham Newsome, son of Jack and Mary Lois Newsome, graduated from the University of Georgia in commencement exercises Friday, May 9, at Sanford Stadium in Athens.  More...

Jo Jackson, Blanche Sisson guests of honor at birthday celebration

Jo Jackson and Blanche Sisson represented 196 years as the guests of honor at a birthday celebration at Harper’s Personal Care Wednesday, May 7.  Mrs. Jackson was 100 years old on May 7 and Mrs. More...

Pilot Club sponsoring kids bicycle rodeo on The Square June 6

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club is sponsoring a Bicycle Rodeo on The Square in Washington Friday evening, June 6, from 6:30-8:30pm.  During the rodeo there will be a bicycle safety check station where children can have their bicycles inspected for h More...

Uninvited guest pulls gun, is shot dead in altercation; no charges are expected

Washington police and the GBI are investigating a shooting at about 10:20 p.m. More...

Money-saving consolidation of law enforcement services eyed

A possible consolidation of the Washington Police Department with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is under consideration, Washington Mayor Ames Barnett said, to help get the City of Washington out of a deep financial hole while still protect More...

Heavy grader overturns at building site; Elberton man is trapped, badly injured

An Elberton man was seriously injured Friday morning when the 75-ton Caterpillar pan scraper he was driving at a construction site rolled over and trapped him inside.  More...

Money desperately needed for annual fireworks display; deposit deadline days away

It seems like there may not be enough money raised to have the usual high-quality fireworks display for the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration.  More...

News

Claire Vest is first recipient of new scholarship at W-W

Claire Vest, a senior at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, was presented the Mathematics of Finance Scholarship on Friday, May 23. More...

Molly C. Newsome graduates law school, will start clerkship

Molly Caroline Newsome received her Juris Doctor degree, graduating cum laude, from the Walter F. More...

Optimists present annual scholarship

Emily Anne Brown (left) was awarded the Optimist Club of Washington 2014 Friend of Youth Scholarship at the club’s regular meeting at Talk of The Town Restaurant on Tuesday, May 20. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Why can’t all use and support WMH to make sure we keep it

TO THE EDITOR:   When my Athens specialist told me it was time again for a scan and it was to be done at an Athens hospital, I took my work order to Wills Memorial Hospital Administrator Jane Echols and asked wasn’t this something that I c More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

The sacrifices of many are remembered

Many Americans, over the years in several wars, have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we, as a nation, could remain free. We all know many who served and some that paid it all to preserve our precious freedoms. More...

Robinson will conduct W-WPRD’s training for youth football coaches

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has announced that “a deal has been struck (so to speak)” with W-W Tiger Head Coach Robby Robinson, according to Director’s Assistant Lee Thomson. More...

Rotary golf tournament to be held Sat., June 7 at W-W Country Club

The Washington Rotary Club Golf Tournament, which in years past was held at Thanksgiving, will begin a new spring tradition this year when it moves to warmer temperatures and more agreeable weather on Saturday, June 7.  “We plan on having More...

Worship

What took place between crucifixion and resurrection?

Jesus’ final step on God’s Chosen Path of Grace was his willing submission to a horrible death by crucifixion. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club is sponsoring a bicycle rodeo Friday, June 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on The Square. For more information contact Amanda Robb at Fievet Pharmacy, 706-678-2260.  .  More...