November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

See proposed Washington city budget at City Hall

The proposed Washington city budget for 2015 is finished and ready for public review at City Hall.  Members of the public can review the budget document onsite at City Hall, 102 E. Liberty Street, between the hours of 9 a.m. More...

Community appreciates Wills Memorial Hospital

All last week, Bee Southern hosted Wills Memorial Hospital Appreciation Week to honor the community hospital and the employees and auxiliary members, who enjoyed special sales and discounts at the do More...

Drivers dodge injury at dangerous intersection

A Washington-Wilkes woman avoided serious injury last Friday when the minivan she was driving was hit by a pickup truck as she crossed over the Thomson Highway from Denard Road just south of the high More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fall leaves beautiful here

No measurable rain was reported this week. ... Gas prices through Washington Monday morning were all $2.97 per gallon except for Citgo which was still $2.99. More...

Opinions

Not all veterans have laid down our military burdens but there is growing help to carry all our heavy loads

Veterans Day is a day when we briefly pause our busy lives and take notice of all the military veterans around us, again realizing how many of our neighbors, the people we see every day, gave some part of their lives in the military service of the Un More...

Book Review

The Boys in the Boat

Our most well-known and admired athletes today are usually football, basketball, or baseball heroes. More...

A South Dakota pheasant hunt is a demanding but rewarding trip

PIERRE, S.D. More...

Obituaries

Sara Hopkins Wheatley

Funeral services for Sara Hopkins Wheatley, 89, of Washington, were held Sunday, November 9, at 3 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Cohen officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Sallie Corine Hester

Graveside services for Sallie Corine Hester were conducted Thursday, November 6, at 1 p.m. from Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. She entered into rest on Friday, October 31, in Elberton.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Inc. More...

Personalities

Taylor Alyse Echols, Ethan Thomas Armour exchange marriage vows on October 11 at Great Oaks Plantation

Taylor Alyse Echols of Washington and Ethan Thomas Armour of Rayle were married in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 11, at six o’clock in the evening at Great Oaks Plantation in Tignall. Rev. More...

Bethel United Methodist Women members gather on November 8

The Bethel United Methodist Women of Bethel United Methodist Church met Saturday, November 8, at the church on Skull Shoals Road.  Belle Eberhardt, president, presided.  Following a time of sharing praises and prayer concerns, Dell James l More...

New Beginnings

Elizabeth Ellyn Bentley   Casie Jo and Ben Bentley of Tignall announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Ellyn, on Monday, November 10, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Elizabeth weighed 6 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 18.1 inches long. More...

City council approves next steps for making old school property ready for development

City of Washington leaders have taken the next step toward the redevelopment of the Gordon Street old school property as a potential site for private senior housing development and other uses.  More...

Sign up your children for Toys for Tots at The Pope Center November 18-25

Signups for Wilkes County children 16 and under to receive a Christmas toy from the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be held next week in Washington.  More...

Having a blast at the Tignall fall festival

Kids enjoyed the rides and other attractions at Saturday’s “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” fall festival on the old school grounds in Tignall. More...

Wilkes Salvation Army needs bellringers for this year’s annual fund-raising drive

People are still struggling in Washington-Wilkes this holiday season, and as in years past, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and donations to help raise funds to help meet their ever-growing needs.  More...

Tickets available for Legislative Breakfast to hear from, speak to Wilkes legislators

Members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be back in Washington in December for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast to speak on the General Assembly’s challenges in the upcoming year and to answer questions from th More...

News

Elementary students take part in Red Ribbon Week activities

The Pre-K, fourth-, and fifth-grade students at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School participated in numerous activities for Red Ribbon Week. More...

Two tours offered at 4-H Center’s last in 2014 series

Saturday, November 22, will be the last chance to participate in 2014’s Saturday at the Rock community program series at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton.  More...

Investigating aircraft mishaps

Former Air Force pilot Col. Terry Boswell told members of the Washington Rotary Club how the Air Force conducts investigations into various mishaps involving aircraft. More...

Sports

Tigers promise to be ‘most dangerous 4-seed in state’

See video highlights of the Union County game by clicking on the Tiger head at the top of this page.

Two touchdowns called back, a critical fourth-down conversion killed, and a probable winning touchdown prevented by a “phantom fumble” after the whistle was blown were all major factors which, according to Head Coach Robby Robinson, the o More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Are the San Francisco Giants a dynasty?

Now that the San Francisco Giants have won the 2014 World Series and won three times out of the last five years, they are being touted and heralded as a possible dynasty. More...

WASHINGTON-WILKES TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Worship

Jesus, the feeder

Jesus climbed up to a position on a mountainside where He could look out over the crowd of about five thousand men, women and children who had been following Him all day, and preach the Gospel to them. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Candlelight Shopping on The Square will be held on Tuesday, November 25, in downtown Washington.  .  More...