September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County tax increase hearings get little public interest

Public comment was scarce at two hearings last week to get input from Wilkes County residents on the proposed two-mill increase in county property taxes, with only one citizen each attending the hearings. More...

Senior athletes choose Miss Tiger

Miss Tiger Miranda Crook will be escorted by seniors (from left)Terez Norman, J.T. Smith, Devarious Smith, and Bradley Jefferson. More...

Civil War historian tours Washington

Dr. Gary W. Gallagher from the University of Virginia visited Washington recently, the guest of former mayor of Augusta Bob Young, with Dr. Mark Waters serving as tour guide for their visit. More...

Absentee ballots going out now for November election

Absentee ballots have already started going out for the November 4 General Election, when Georgians will cast their ballots for offices of governor, senator, and representatives, and for one race in Wilkes County.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Charlie hits another walk-off

Michael Brendt and Matthew Hersh from Tampa, Fla., have bought the Hendricks-Trimm house at the corner of Water and Spring Streets and be will making this their permanent home.  More...

Opinions

Administration’s response to ISIS’ growing threat is still not enough, even after first Syrian strikes

For the sake of the future of the United States of America, I pray devoutly that the politicians in Washington decide to listen to the senior military and intelligence leaders and use real military force to defeat the Islamic State, whose members are More...

Book Review

The Ariadne Objective

We like stories about heroes – well, if they are our heroes. World War II has supplied many such stories. More...

Most days, I could wake up the rooster to tell him it’s morning

I f early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise, have you ever wondered where you stand? I have and have determined that my health seems to be okay. Somebody else will have to be the judge about my wisdom. More...

Obituaries

John Willis Williamson

Graveside services for former Wilkes County Probate Judge John Willis (J. W.) Williamson, 90, of Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. More...

Personalities

Louise Brown Smith honored at 100th birthday celebration

Glenda and Graham Smith of Snellville hosted a Brown-Smith reunion and 100th birthday celebration honoring Louise Brown Smith of Tignall at the Independence United Methodist Church in Tignall Saturday, September 20.  Mrs. More...

Dixon Sheffield enjoys third birthday parties with family, friends

Dixon Sheffield, son of Ashley and Brad Sheffield of Statesboro, was three years old on September 16 and celebrated on several occasions with his friends and family.  More...

New Beginnings

MadiRae Bell Johnson

Joni and Timothy Johnson of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, MadiRae Bell, on Friday, August 29, at University Hospital in Augusta. MadiRae weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 ¼ inches long.  More...

City of Washington lowers property taxes thanks to years of budget cuts, efficiency

Property taxes are coming down in the City of Washington.  The Washington City Council voted Monday morning to authorize the advertising of the city’s proposed millage rate, which will be 9 mills, down from 9.141 mills last year. More...

Former police chief says the ‘Gifts for Children’ fund isn’t City of Washington’s money

Money raised for a long-running Christmas charity is being held up in a power struggle between the City of Washington and the former chief of the now-disbanded Washington Police Department.  More...

All dressed up and ready to go

With Chief Darrell Rogers, Mayor Ames Barnett, and City Administrator Sherri Bailey looking on, Washington firefighters show off the 15 new sets More...

Homeland Security awards grant to buy new firefighter gear

More than a dozen Washington city firefighters now have new turnout gear that will protect them while fighting fires, thanks to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant.  More...

Tylers join Sons of the American Revolution

David Tyler and his son Brian became the latest members of the Washington Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution last week. More...

Tells of greatest baseball generation

Baseball historian Lamar Garrard told stories of perseverance and heroism about Major League baseball players who were also members of The Greatest Generation fighting in World War II. More...

News

Food drive collections delivered

Washington-Wilkes FFA members, in conjunction with Ag Georgia Farm Credit, sponsored a canned food drive during August at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Blessing offered for all God’s creatures

Saturday, October 4, is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century monk known for his love and care of all of God’s creation.  More...

Georgians reminded to register to vote in Nov. General Election

Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by October 6 in order to participate in the November 4 General Election. This leaves less than one month before the deadline.  More...

Sports

Tigers take Thomson in total turnaround

It might have been something that happened at football practice last week. It might have been embarrassment over losing to Jefferson County. It might have been the pre-game inspirational challenge spoken by an All-State Tiger from 30 years ago.  More...

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From the World Series to the Masters

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to accomplish something in sports that has never been done?  One man did. I’m not sure if he ever concerned himself with thinking about it. He just went ahead and did it.  More...

Worship

John the Baptist, the proclaimer

John the Baptist was proclaiming Jesus and baptizing repentant sinners at a spring near the Jordan River. In Judæa, Jesus had begun his ministry. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The October meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held Thursday, October 9, in the library meeting room at 3 p.m. Kathryn Filipiak will be the featured speaker and light refreshments will be served. More...