November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired Army vet to speak at service on Veterans Day

The annual Veterans Day service sponsored by the CSRA Ministerial Alliance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, at the Rev. G. L. Avery Center of the Third Shiloh Association at 219 McLendon Drive in Washington. More...

‘I’d Rather Be in Tignall’ festival is homecoming, fair, concert in one

This Saturday, November 8, crowds will again flock to North Wilkes County for the 14th annual “I’d Rather be in Tignall” Festival, a combination country festival and area reunion popular with locals who have moved away.  More...

Early snow brings in holiday season

Snowflakes fly Saturday morning in downtown Washington and all across Wilkes County, delivering a sobering winter wake-up the morning after Halloween. More...

Toys from Christmas past ready to be gifts for kids this year

Boxes of toys that former Washington Police Chief Theodosia Glenn turned over to the First Methodist Church Angel Tree ministry in July are now stored at the Wilkes EMS office, awaiting the outcome of a meeting set for Wednesday, November 5. More...

Seniors enjoy Halloween party

A full house of senior citizens and guests observed Halloween last Thursday at the Roy L. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

The earliest snow – just barely

We’ve had two surprises this week. One is the price of gas at the pumps has dropped below $3.00 for the first time in four years. The other surprise is the snow we had on November 1 – and I’ll get to that a little later. More...

Opinions

The return of a Marine sergeant from Mexican jail shows the power of local, face-to-face diplomacy

I was in the process of writing something about snow the day after Halloween being a sign of the Apocalypse, but something else happened that was much more important.  More...

Book Review

Americanah

A mericanah is a love story, a story with commentary on not only love, but also race, society, immigration, and the human experience, among many others. More...

Food banks need your help especially at Christmas time

The holiday season is coming up, and there are some families out there who are not doing so well. A number of them would go hungry were it not for the food banks.  More...

Obituaries

Amanda Elizabeth Westbrook Lee

Funeral services for Amanda Elizabeth Westbrook (Betty) Lee, 88, of Washington, were held Wednesday, November 5, at 1 p.m. in The Church of The Mediator with Rev. Loree Reed officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Worship

Jesus, the judge

In the passage leading up to this one, Jesus identified himself as God in the form of man, sent to earth to do the will of the Father (verse 26, 27). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

VFW Post 5899 and Ladies Auxiliary will have fresh frozen barbecue meat and stew available Wednesday through Saturday. Call for pre-orders, 706-678-1166.  .  More...

Jackson wins commission seat; Deal, Perdue carry county - Free Access

Voters across Wilkes County cast their ballots in Tuesday’s 2014 midterm election, choosing challenger Charles Jackson over incumbent District 3 County Commissioner Kerry W. More...

Neighbors catch Whitehall burglar; felony bust could solve other thefts

A convicted burglar was caught red-handed by neighbors and chased down by sheriff’s deputies last Thursday, and authorities say the arrest may solve a number of burglaries in the Whitehall community since the summer.  More...

Cars broken into during services in 3 churches along Highway 78

Wilkes County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into a string of burglaries Sunday morning when thieves struck churchgoers’ cars at three churches during services.  More...

Remember Veterans Day Tuesday

Taking part in last year’s Veterans Day observance on The Square in Washington, World War II veterans Rev. More...

Woman with 21 charges for bad checks leads roundup of Wilkes County arrests

After allegedly passing bad checks all over Washington-Wilkes, a Washington woman is behind bars now facing 21 felony charges with more to come, Sheriff Mark Moore said.  More...

Trick-or-treaters turn out for both Wednesday, Friday Halloweens

Hundreds of kids and grownups too turned out for two nights of trick-or-treating last week throughout Washington-Wilkes, and there were no reports of accidents or injuries.  More...

Christmas shoeboxes for seniors kicks off 10th year of love in W-W

It’s been a decade of growth for Washington-Wilkes’ own “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox,” and for the tenth year, volunteers are beginning to collect Christmas gift boxes with the goal of personally presenting one to eve More...

News

Ocean lab leads to wonderful experience

All first graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School enjoyed a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which provided “a wonderful and unique experience” after their study in the More...

CSRA unemployment drops nearly one percent in Sept.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in September was 8.2 percent, down nine-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in August. More...

NRCS streamlines application process; EQIP sign-up underway

A single sign up for the 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is underway and ends December 19, according to District Conservationist Jason Wheatley of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

We should all be working together

TO THE EDITOR: Some of your reporters watching Faux News again, I see ... (did you know that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who watch NO news?) More...

Sports

Tigers trounce Patriots 55-14, will face Union Co. next

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers will make the playoffs. Though hopes of repeating last year’s region championship disappeared weeks ago, the playoffs will bring a new season in which anything can happen.  More...

Baseball team takes first place

The Washington-Wilkes 10-12-year-olds fall baseball team finished with an impressive overall 10-2 record and played first in a tournament hosted by Oglethope County. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Bumgarner is World Series hero and MVP

This year’s World Series proved to be one that kept the fans on the edge of their seats as the series went the full seven games and the last game was decided by only one run. More...

Personalities

Lauren Nicole Rodrigues and Tyler David Arthur united in marriage October 11 on Pawleys Island

Lauren Nicole Rodrigues of Watkinsville and Tyler David Arthur of Cumming exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C., Saturday, October 11, at five o’clock in the afternoon. More...

New Beginnings

Adam Nicholas Fortson Jr.   Meghan and Adam Fortson of Washington announce the birth of their son, Adam Nicholas Jr., on Wednesday, October 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. AJ, as he will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. More...

Amanda Robb guest of honor at baby shower on October 25

Amanda Robb of Crawfordville was honored at a diaper baby shower on Saturday, October 25, hosted by Becky Hughey and Heather Ansley at the home of Jane Robb in Washington.  Blue and white balloons decorated the mailbox and front entrance to the More...