August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Teacher of the Year nominees named at annual county-wide school meeting

Eleven teachers have been nominated for Wilkes County Teacher of the Year.  The teachers, who were selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, were presented by Superintendent of Schools Dr. More...

Fifteen new teachers join Wilkes schools

Newly hired teachers and para-professionals were introduced by their respective principals to their peers at Monday’s county-wide school meeting at the Washington-Wilkes middle and high school More...

Drug task force, deputies raid Washington housing projects

Wilkes County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up with a regional drug task force last Thursday to arrest a Washington man for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, Sheriff Mark Moore announced last week.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

l-m-n-o-p is double time

There really is nothing to write about this week. Everybody is on a last-ditch vacation before school starts or at home trying to get things ready for school to start. But here is what little I have to write about. More...

Opinions

Sometimes we Southerners have to try harder to help foreign ears to understand what we say

There was a big uproar last week when it was reported that Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee offered a “Southern accent reduction” course to its 4,400 employees.  More...

Book Review

The Sound of Broken Glass

Deborah Crombie is an eminent American mystery writer. She has received many of the awards given for mysteries, some more than once. The list of her books opposite the title page is impressive. More...

Before the Braves, Southern fans had to adopt their baseball teams

BOSTON – Before the Braves left Milwaukee, which was as eager to embrace them when they arrived from Boston as Atlanta would be 13 years later, Southerners, with a bent for baseball, had to adopt a big league team.  More...

Worship

John the Baptist, forerunner of Jesus

God sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be the final sacrifice in payment for the sins of the world. People would learn to repent of their sin and accept Jesus Christ as their savior. More...

Personalities

Emily Kisor and Bryan Barnett united in marriage on July 12

Emily Claire Kisor and Bryan Carswell Barnett of Marietta exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, July 12, at seven o’clock in the evening at The Washington Grass Inn in Greensboro. More...

New Beginnings

Margaret Jane Blackwell

Holly and Matt Blackwell of Roswell announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Jane, on Tuesday, July 29, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Maggie, as she will be called, weighed 6 lbs. 13 ozs. More...

Eliza Pope enjoys 5th birthday celebrations with family, friends

Eliza Pope, daughter of Susan and Ed Pope III, was five years old Wednesday, July 30, and celebrated on several occasions.  More...

School starts today for 1,640 Wilkes County students

Armed with new school supplies and smiling faces, some 1,640 Wilkes County public school students will fill the hallways and classrooms of their schools today after meeting their new teachers and seeing their classrooms in open houses earlier in the More...

First responders tour Wilkes schools to save valuable time in emergency

Law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical personnel from across Washington-Wilkes were back in school Monday afternoon taking part in the third annual public safety walk-through in all four Wilkes County schools to get more familiar with how they More...

UGA students arrested in daylight burglary of former Bob’s Drive-In

Two students at the University of Georgia have been arrested after being caught red-handed in an apparent daylight burglary of a Rayle business. More...

State offers veterans help through maze of benefits

The State of Georgia offers free assistance to veterans through the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), the state government agency established for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting veterans and their families in receiving More...

Planning for next Relay for Life begins Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 5:30

The first organizing meeting for next year’s Wilkes Relay for Life is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, August 12, at The Sanctuary, 1365 Tignall Road, across from the high school.  More...

News

Bible schoolers take a ‘road trip’

As a final activity relating to their Vacation Bible School theme “Taking a Road Trip – Discovering God’s Purpose for Me,” Mt. More...

‘Dine Out for Kids’ at Zaxby’s will benefit FCCIS of Wilkes

Zaxby’s will participate in this year’s Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County’s (FCCIS) “Dine Out For Kids” on Thursday, August 21.  More...

Watson-Brown Junior Board is now seeking new members

“Teenagers, philanthropy, and historic preservation – WHAT?!” says Watson Brown Curator Michelle Zupan.  The Watson-Brown Foundation is looking for high school students interested in preserving history and helping the communiti More...

Letters

City’s deal with Sheriff’s Office is finalized

TO THE EDITOR:   The City of Washington has finalized the contract with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Sports

Tigers will scrimmage with Elbert Co. in first of two pre-season outings Fri.

The new 2014 edition of the Washington-Wilkes Tigers will test the talents of returning players and fresh first-timers on the field at Tiger Stadium this Friday night beginning at 7:30 when the Elbert County Blue Devils invade for the season’s More...

Tiger coaches offer tips to W-WPRD volunteers

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department’s 12- hour training course for volunteer youth football coaches ended Saturday, August 2.  More...

W-WMS Lady Tigers fundraising supports team, cancer research

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Lady Tigers softball team held a “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” fundraiser this summer during which the members sold raffle tickets for a chance to win a diamond necklace from Tena’s Fi More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The next blood drive will be August 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wills Memorial Hospital and from 2-7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.  .  More...