June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Second tax assessment sent to property owners to correct error on first

Property owners all over Wilkes County may have been surprised when they received a second notice of assessment of their ad valorem taxes from the Wilkes County Board of Assessors last week, and more than a few of them called the tax office to ask wh More...

Rabid bobcat killed last week after attacking Sandtown pets

Pet owners all over Washington Wilkes need to be on the lookout for rabid wildlife after a pet dog was attacked by a bobcat last week.  “We had a bobcat attack a dog in the Sandtown Road area,” said Johnny Wasson, environmental healt More...

Frontier re-enactors demonstrate Revolutionary firepower

Historic frontier history re-enactors (l-r) Wilder Smith, Ruskin Powell, and Steve Burke fire a musket volley at last week’s meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter of the Sons of the American More...

DUI, BUI to be focus of holiday Zero Tolerance effort in Wilkes

DUI offenders both on the road and on the water will be targeted during the Fourth of July holiday in Wilkes County and around the state as law enforcement agencies launch the annual Summer Zero Tolerance campaign running from Monday, June 21 through More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Saved of all that folderol

I think most of us can relate to an experience Sonia Hoffman had last week. I’ll let Sonia tell it in her own words. “You can blame a lot of things on getting older. I reached a new high last week. More...

Opinions

Evil plague of black-and-orange grasshoppers seems to have been stomped down into eternity

I ’m resting, finally, on my fairly cool back porch, looking out over the half-acre of freshly whacked foliage in my back yard, and I am slap worn out, but pretty well pleased.  More...

Book Review

The Valley of Amazement

So you think you have troubles? Spend a little time with Violet in Amy Tan’s Valley of Amazement, and then you can count your blessings. More...

Cast a line into the shallows where the trout scheme against you

HELEN – Last week was the last week for fishing the Chattahoochee in these parts. More...

Obituaries

Henrietta Bailey Leard

Funeral services for Henrietta Bailey Leard, 93, will be held at graveside in Resthaven Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26 with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Mrs. More...

William Dean Amis Jr.

Graveside memorial services for William Dean Amis Jr., 76, of E. Robert Toombs Ave., will be held Thursday morning, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Loree Reed officiating. More...

Worship

Jesus dispels doubt so apostles can walk chosen path of grace

Satan knows he cannot stop the spread of the Gospel, but still he seeks to get in the way by planting seeds of doubt. Jesus wouldn’t allow the devil to interfere with his apostles.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington City Hall will be opening its doors and drive through window starting at 8:30 a.m. effective immediately. The opening time had previously been 9 a.m.  .  More...

Departure of W-W Chamber director sets stage for development changes

The head of the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has resigned, and there are changes afoot in tourism and economic development for the city and county.  More...

50-50 raffle raising money to fund Independence Day fireworks show

With just a week to go, raffle tickets are now being sold for the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day celebration’s big fireworks display, but lots of money is still needed.  More...

City council sets new meeting date Thursday, July 17

The Washington City Council meeting date has been changed for July.  City Clerk Debbie Danner issued the notice that the regular July meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Washington will be held on Thursday, July 17, beginning at More...

Leaky hydrant repair causes inconvenience

As residents of downtown Washington spent a Sunday afternoon without running water, City of Washington workers replaced a leaking 62-year-old fire hydrant on the Square in front of The Fitzpatrick Ho More...

County’s top medic offers tips to stay safe from effects of summer’s weather

Now is the time to take serious measures to keep the most vulnerable people safe from hot weather, the Wilkes EMA director is warning this week.  More...

Advance voting for July runoff to run Mon., June 30 - July 18

Advance voting in person for the July 22 primary runoff election will begin Monday, June 30, and continue through July 18, Wilkes County voter registrar Debbie Anderson said, and voting by mail for the primary runoff, which began Monday, June 9, will More...

News

Magician Keith Karnok slated to perform at Library on Tue.

Last week, Jeanette Waddell, a storyteller from Sparta, Georgia, performed at the Mary Willis Library to a crowd of over fifty participants in the Summer Reading Club. More...

W-WPRD and FCCIS join forces to sponsor food service program

The Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department ­( W-WPRD), in conjunction with the Wilkes County Family Connection and Communities in Schools, will be sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program this summer beginning June 30.  More...

Students attend Salvation Army’s annual camp

Fifteen Wilkes County children who attended the Salvation Army’s Camp Grandview in the mountains of Jasper, Georgia, during the week of June 16 were (front row, l-r) Dontavian Acree, Zaikious Jackson, Jarod Echols, Hunter Price, Sirch Bannister More...

Letters

Chamber director’s leadership will be missed

TO THE EDITOR:   It was with deep sadness that I learned of the resignation of Lyndon Amis as Executive Director of Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Sports

It’s football time ... at the W-W practice fields!

Tigers play hard, excel against upper class competition

Two big events last week tested the abilities of the 2014 Washington Wilkes Tigers and showcased their talents to a decent crowd of fans and supporters. During the first part of the week, the team attended camp at Reinhardt University near Atlanta. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Greatness still being denied?

Greenville S.C., one of the most beautiful and scenic towns in our region, holds the distinction of honoring one of baseball’s all-time best players, Shoeless Joe Jackson.  More...

Amos Martin Invitational set July 5-6; Echols could be first to win 4-in-a-row

The 87th playing of the Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament is set for next weekend, July 5-6, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Personalities

Stephanie Brooke Hardigree, Joshua Brendan Saggus united in marriage May 24 at First Baptist Church

Stephanie Brooke Hardigree and Joshua Brendan Saggus of Washington were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 24, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Washington. More...

Charlie Grace Cosby honored at first birthday celebration

Charlie Grace Cosby, daughter of Brooke and Justin Cosby of Washington, celebrated her first birthday Saturday, June 7, at a party at the home of her randdaddy, Danny Cosby in Rayle. More...

Sheena Marie Kopecky weds Bruce Logan Ware on May 24

Sheena Marie Kopecky of Washington became the bride of Bruce Logan Ware of Tignall in a beautiful outdoor double-ring ceremony at The Nash Farm House in Philomath Saturday, May 24, at six o’clock in the evening. Rev. More...