December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington man arrested in Thanksgiving assaults at Lincolnton AL party

A Washington man is under arrest in Lincoln County after a Thanksgiving Eve party turned into an altercation that may have led to a drive-by shooting.  More...

A little rain failed to dampen annual Candlelight Shopping, Snow on The Square event

Shoppers young and old enjoyed carriage rides during last Tuesday’s Candlelight Shopping event on The Square. The faux snow mixed with a light rain, but kids, parents, and grandparents still enjoyed posing for photos as it fell. More...

With 10 days left, senior shoeboxes are still needed

With just 10 days to go, it’s crunch time for the Washington-Wilkes “Operation Love and Care in a Shoebox,” the annual effort to get a Christmas gift box to every senior in every elder care facility in Wilkes County.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Good neighbors are a big plus

I ’m pretty sure that all the hummingbirds have “gone South,” confused by this unusual weather we have been having in November. More...

Opinions

Thanksgiving’s traditional turkey feast wins again over those big delicious slabs of smoked pork ribs

Well, I guess we’re just in a turkey rut around here. No, not the kind of turkey rut that makes tom turkeys chase hens in the spring, I’m talking about the habit of gobbling down a traditional turkey dinner every Thanksgiving.  More...

Book Review

Astoria

John Jacob Astor is a famous name, though most of us cannot identify him except for associating the name with great wealth. More...

Wildrose Kennels is famous for training the best hunting gun dogs

OXFORD, Miss. – When daybreak comes in Oxford this time of year, it arrives in the serenity of a rural countryside with the sounds of nature bringing pause to the vicissitudes of life. The cicadas having finally wound down their chirping. More...

Personalities

Taylor Harris Lindsey and Derrick Adam Southerland exchange marriage vows October 4 in Orange Beach

Taylor Harris Lindsey and Derrick Adam Southerland of Nashville, Tenn., were united in marriage in a beautiful sunset ceremony at five-thirty in the afternoon on Saturday, October 4, 2014, on the grounds of the historic Coastal Arts Center of Orange More...

New Beginnings

Aubrey Taylor Jackson   Deaundra Blackmon and Steven Tabor Jackson of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Taylor Jackson, on Wednesday, August 13, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Aubrey weighed 6 lbs. 11 ozs. More...

Waters family gathers for annual Thanksgiving dinner celebration

Emilie and Mark Waters were hosts for the annual family Thanksgiving celebration at their home on East Robert Toombs on Thanksgiving Day, November 27.  More...

Channell announces retirement; special election to be held Jan. 6

Thursday morning’s annual ­Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast is expected to include a farewell to state Representative Mickey Channell, who has announced his retirement from the Georgia legislature effective in January.  More...

City council rolls back alcohol fees, allows change in holiday liquor sale

The Washington City Council met Monday morning in a called meeting to fine-tune the city’s alcohol licensing ordinance and fee structure after discovering in a November 25 budget hearing that there were changes needed.  More...

Shoppers from near and far flock to Candlelight Shopping

A steady sprinkle of rain failed to dampen Tuesday night’s big kickoff of holiday events as crowds filled The Square for Candlelight Shopping, enjoying carriage rides and a visit from this year’s most popular movie character.  More...

Wind-blown brush fire burns acreage along Stoney Ridge Road at Orr Road

Wind stirred up an untended outdoor fire Sunday afternoon, causing an out-of-control brush fire that burned some 30 acres of pasture and woods along Stoney Ridge Road at Orr Road.  More...

News

Optimists begin annual sale

Washington Optimist Club members are now selling the popular Fraser fir Christmas trees which are grown in the Cashiers, N.C., area. More...

Luncheon and Country Kitchen set for Church of Mediator Sat.

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Mediator will be serving their traditional luncheon on Saturday, December 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the Parish House. More...

CSRA unemployment drops to 7.7 percent during month of Oct.

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) for October was 7.7 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in September. More...

Obituaries

Jessie Mae Wilson Bolton

Funeral services for Jessie Mae Wilson Bolton, 88, of Washington, were held Wednesday, December 3, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ellis Moore officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She passed away Monday, December 1, at her home.  More...

Olin T. Gunter

A graveside service for Chief Master Sergeant Olin T. Gunter, USAF retired, 79, was held on Friday, November 7, at 10 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery in Mississippi. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.  More...

Mary Dendy Graves

A memorial service for Mary Dendy Graves, 58, of Dunwoody, Georgia, will be Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road NE, Sandy Springs, Georgia. She died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 20.  More...

Worship

Jesus, the heavenly bread

When Jesus blessed the two small fish and five loaves of barley bread and fed the five thousand, it opened up a long dialogue that continued the next day, on the far side of the Sea of Galilee in the synagogue at Capernaum. More...

Rev. Willis to speak for Family, Friends Day December 14

The Springfield Baptist Church Family and Friends Day will be held on Sunday, December 14, at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Ben K. Willis will be the guest speaker.  Willis is the fifth child born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Roger William Willis of Rayle. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Legislative Breakfast will be held Thursday, December 4, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G. L. Avery Center. Cost is $12. More...