July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Photos of Wilkes Vietnam KIAs now needed for new D.C. wall memorial

Do you have a photo of a Wilkes County serviceman who died in Vietnam? Specifically, do you have an old photo of Army Private First Class Melvin Bolton of Tignall or Army PFC Charles M. Shelton of Washington?  More...

Politicking at Independence Day celebration

Following a time-honored American tradition, Republican candidate for Congress Jody Hice (at left) campaigns on The Square during last week’s Independence Day celebration. More...

Washington city council to meet Thurs., July 17, at Pope Center

The Washington City Council meeting date has been changed for July.  City Clerk Debbie Danner has issued a 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 More...

Early ballots cast as runoff voting runs until July 18

More than 50 Wilkes County voters have already cast their ballots as ad­vance voting for the July 22 primary runoff election continues through Friday, July 18, Wilkes County voter registrar Debbie Anderson said.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Concert will be a real treat

The usual participants (with a few new ones) showed up on the morning of the Fourth of July for their annual parade through downtown Wash­ington.  More...

Opinions

July’s hot, muggy weather reminds us all that summertime sweating shouldn’t mean stinking

I’ve come in just now from hours of yard work – some vacation – and found myself sweat-soaked in the first really hot, humid weather of the summer. More...

Book Review

C.S. Lewis: A Life

Recently, on Jeopardy, all three contestants knew the answer to a question about The Chronicles of Narnia. If you are not as much “in the know” as those contestants, Narnia is a series of books for children by C. S. Lewis.  More...

Southern charm, hospitality, and history converge in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S. C. – This city, which once made South Carolina the economic jewel of the Colonial empire, has recur­ring emotional influences. A brief respite here leaves you pining for a return. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Stewart Granade Jr.

Funeral services for Thomas Stewart “Fat Rat” Granade Jr., 63, of Washington, were held Sunday, July 6, at 6 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. He died Friday, July 4, at his home.  More...

James Paschall Price

Funeral services for James Pas­chall Price, of Harlem, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Harlem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Mike Shearon officiating. Interment followed at the Smyrna United Methodist Church, Washing­ton. Mr. More...

Worship

Jesus provides cleansing of the past, power for the present, assurance for the future

At his last Passover with the Apos­tles, Jesus warned Peter about the devil’s desire to take control of him (Luke 22:31). Peter re­sponded with a vehement declaration of his loyalty, even his will­ingness to die for Jesus. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Third Shiloh Association will sponsor an installation banquet for the new moderator, Rev. Dr. Reginald A. Hunter, on Saturday, August 30, at 6 p.m. at the Association’s Rev. G.L. Avery Center on McLendon Drive in Washington.  .  More...

Wilkes students’ third-grade math scores are higher than any other school in state

Wilkes County students’ CRCT scores have been released, and overall they’re good, and some are tops in the state.  More...

Weather cooperates to draw crowd for annual Independence Day party

Hot, dry July weather encouraged thousands of people last Thursday night to fill up The Square in Wash­ington for the annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks.  “The fabulous weather made for a terrific evening,” Tourism Dir More...

Fourth of July parade celebrates independence

Buzzy Randall leads more than 50 walkers, pets, and bicyclers, along with those with strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs, who were a part of the annual Fourth of July walking parade. More...

Mayor chosen as new president of GMA’s District 7

Washington Mayor Ames M. Barnett was elected to the Georgia Municipal Association Board of Directors and chosen to serve as the president of GMA’s Region 7 at the association’s annual meeting in Savannah recently.  More...

Johnstons join patrons wall

Amy and Dr. Lester Johnston place a patron’s plaque on the Wills Memorial Foundation Patron Board, which is located in the new hospital entrance on Hospital Drive. More...

Support makes fireworks possible

Organizations, clubs, and businesses stepped up to raise funds to make this year’s Independence Day fireworks celebration possible. More...

News

Puppeteer will perform Tuesday; tea party will follow on Thursday

Last Tuesday, Keith Karnok, a magician from Athens, performed at the Mary Willis Library entertain­ing an audience of over 60 people. More...

Rock Eagle’s monthly series will feature canoeing next Saturday

The monthly Saturday at the Rock series will feature “Canoe Adventures” next weekend, July 19, starting at 9:30 a.m.  More...

W-WCHS will host registration in July for new students

Washington-Wilkes Comprehen­sive High School will have registra­tion for new students Monday-Fri­day, July 21-25, from 12:30-3 p.m.  Students will be asked to provide proof of residency, a birth certificate, Social Security card, hearing/vision/ More...

Letters

Hospital staff is all top-notch

TO THE EDITOR:   Recently, I had some procedures done at Wills Memorial Hospital and was greatly impressed with the knowledge, professionalism, and car­ing shown me in the specialty clinic. More...

Amis’ hard work is appreciated

TO THE EDITOR: As a former board member and past president of the Washing­ton Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, I would like to publically thank Mr. Lyndon Amis for his leadership as the director of the Chamber of Com­merce More...

Sports

Final basketball camp session fosters young talent

The Starz Basketball Camp host­ed by the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department kicked off its final camp on Monday, June 30, for kids ages 11-13 years old.  More...

Newcomer wins annual invitational

Dalton Reese (left) a college student from Warren County, took top honors at the 2014 Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club last weekend. More...

Sponsorship drive funds W-W Tigers’ total sports program

Washington-Wilkes Tiger athletics and the Tiger Club are continuing in their two-monthlong campaign to jump start and benefit all W-WCHS athletes for the coming 2014-2015 school year and years beyond.  More...

Personalities

Amber Mishell Ellis marries Andrew Trey Kemp on June 7

Amber Mishell Ellis and Andrew Trey Kemp of Cleveland were united in marriage in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 7, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Babyland General Gardens in Cleveland. More...

Burney Pollock guest of honor at bridal shower held June 14

Katherine “Burney” Pollock of Macon was entertained with a bridal shower on Saturday, June 14.  More...

Whitney Paige Carani weds Andrew John Cornman June 7

Whitney Paige Carani of Craw­fordville and Andrew John Cornman of Cleveland exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremo­ny Saturday, June 7, at five o’clock in the afternoon at The Corry House in Union Point. Rev. More...