October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wills Memorial’s new Director of Nursing ‘felt the pull to come back home’ to W-W

A Washington native has come home to be the new Director of Nursing at Wills Memorial Hospital.  Angie Vickery, daughter of Joyce and Willie Frank Blackburn and a 1990 graduate of W-WCHS, joined the staff of Wills Memorial after a 16-year nursin More...

Tigers cheer around bonfire at pep rally

Always a high point of the annual homecoming celebration, Washington Wilkes Tiger cheerleaders, football players, fans, and families gathered around the roaring bonfire (at right) last Thursday night More...

Scam phone calls hitting customers of local banks here

A series of scam phone calls are inundating bank customers this week in Wilkes and Lincoln Counties, and residents are warned not to respond to the calls.  More...

Four-legged creatures get a blessing

Rev. Loree Reed blesses Gus, Carol Cartlege’s ever-social dog, during the traditional Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Conspiracy in Sharon in 1880

A fter many months of hard work, Charlie and Betsy Wagner will be having open house at their newly-restored Carey-Brown house on East Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...

Opinions

Fall showed up suddenly over the weekend, but to me, the seasons change just in time

I can’t help being awed by the perfect timing of the seasons. More...

Book Review

Lookaway, Lookaway

Talk about dysfunctional families! The Johnstons are wealthy and socially prominent in Charlotte, North Carolina. Perhaps they are envied by many. More...

Georgia’s famous gunslinger Doc Holliday lives on in Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Doc Holliday, the notorious gunslinger, gambler and dentist – not in any particular order – was born in Griffin, Georgia, grew up in Valdosta and died here from Consumption at the age of 36.  More...

Sports

Amy McAvoy is WJBF-TV’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

W-W Tiger senior Amy McAvoy was honored last week as the WJBF Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, one of only 32 students across the CSRA so recognized.  More...

Tigers lose in region opener 7-16; coaching, player changes in store

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers were never in the game last Friday as they dropped their region opener in a dismal outing against Greene County 7-16. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Post-season equals a long season

Now that the regular major league season has ended and we are well into the playoffs, baseball fans will need a second wind in order to finish the season which ends with the World Series in the latter part of October. More...

Personalities

Taylor Catherine Randall to wed Daniel James Marlatt December 13

Mr. and Mrs. Comer H. More...

Addison Baston enjoys Frozen painting party

Addison Renee Baston, daughter of Heather and Jim Baston of Washington, celebrated her seventh birthday Sunday, September 7, with a Frozen theme painting party at the MAC on Main in Thomson.  Under the direction of Haley Tam of Thomson, party g More...

OLLI Readers Book Club members meet Martha Ezzard, tour winery

Nine members of OLLI Readers Book Club and their guests enjoyed a day in the mountains Wednesday, September 24, as all were treated to a special tour of Tiger Mountain Winery by owners John and Martha M. Ezzard.  More...

Examination of police toy fund records shows checks made out to Glenn, cash

Bank records for the former Washington Police Department show that the account funds that former chief Theodosia Glenn has refused to turn over to the City of Washington have indeed been used for a number of things including the department’s Ch More...

New Chief C.J. Gilland takes the helm to lead Washington Fire Department

The Washington Fire Department has a new chief, a veteran Washington firefighter who has served as assistant chief for the last three years.  Fire Chief C.J. More...

Strawberry plants join Toombs garden

Robert Toombs House volunteers Kaitlyn and Emily Johns have recently planted more than 50 strawberry plants in the site’s Shakespeare’s Garden, which greets visitors from all over the wor More...

See the stars up close at astronomy village open house

The public is invited to explore the night sky at a special open house at the Deerlick Astronomy Village (DAV) Saturday night, October 11, from 5-11 p.m.   More...

Early voting starts Monday for Nov. 4 General Election

In-person early voting starts Monday, October 13, 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...

News

SquareCrows return; judging Friday

A honeymooning couple graces the front of Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry, one of several entries in this year’s SquareCrow scarecrow decorating contest. More...

Thurmond Marina to close Friday throughout investigation, cleanup

All access points to Thurmond Marina will close Friday, October 10, due to recently-discovered petroleum contamination in the soil.  Workers found the contamination during the removal of an abandoned underground fuel storage and delivery system More...

Kettle Creek Battlefield to develop conceptual plan

The Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc. (KCBA) recently signed an agreement for development of a conceptual plan for a Kettle Creek Battlefield Park. More...

Letters

Kudos offered for money-saving measures

TO THE EDITOR: In response to: “City of Washington lowers property taxes thanks to years of budget cuts, efficiency” I, as a taxpayer, want to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Barnett and the council members who supported his efforts More...

Prayer is foremost need of ministry

TO THE EDITOR: Hopefully by now, many have heard of our great work for the Kingdom here in Georgia. We have invited pastors Oscar and Dianna Avant from Immanuel’s Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, to come minister to us. More...

West-coast fifth grader needs help researching state of Ga.

TO THE EDITOR:   I hope you are doing well. My name Is Anthony Pimienta and I am a student at B. Gale Wilson Elementary School in Fairfield, California. I am in the fifth grade and Ms. Andrus is my teacher. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Daniel Beard

Thomas “Tommy” Daniel Beard, 66, of Washington, husband of Betty Burgess Beard, passed away Tuesday, September 30, at his home.  Mr. Beard was born February 19, 1948, in Wilkes County to the late H.A. Beard and Mary Haney Beard. More...

Francis Marion Eubanks Jr.

A celebration of the life of Francis Marion Eubanks Jr., of Tamassee, South Carolina, was held at Salem United Methodist Church, 520 Church St. in Salem, South Carolina, on Tuesday, October 7, at 2 p.m. More...

Worship

Jesus, the harvester

After Jesus led the woman of Samaria to believe in Him as the Messiah, she knew immediately what she had to do. She left her water pot and went back into the city to spread the good news to those she knew who needed it ( verse 28). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall City Council will meet at 5 p.m. on November 12, at City Hall in Tignall.  .  More...