December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s crunch time to bring in your annual Shoeboxes for Seniors

With just a few 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...

Second arrest made in August drive-by shooting at party

A second Washington youth has been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting near a party at The Pope Center in August in which at least two handguns were fired into a crowd of hundreds of teens, hitting two.  More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

This is the big weekend

’Tis the season for Santa Claus to come visiting and all you children know to be on the lookout for Santa Claus to come visiting and checking up on who has been naughty and who has been nice (adults too). … More...

Opinions

My sainted mama didn’t approve of those new-fangled Christmas lights all strung up

A s Christmas lights have begun to appear on homes and businesses over the last week or so, it often reminds me that some 50 years ago, my dear mother felt that folks who outlined their eves, windows, and roofline with lights made them look like &ldq More...

Book Review

The Whip

The Whip is fiction based on a real-life person. More...

Nothing like home-cooked meals, especially at Thanksgiving

With a farm background, there has always been that warm affection for home cooked meals. Having grown up with simple tastes, there was nothing that could top a menu that included peas, butterbeans, mashed potatoes and fried chicken.  More...

Obituaries

Jim Lenord Fain

Graveside services for Jim Lenord Fain, 67, were held Monday, December 8, at 3 p.m. at the Fain Family Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. He died Saturday morning, December 6, at the Country Manor Personal Care Home in Tignall.  More...

Sarah Beatrice Dunson Land

Funeral services for Sarah Beatrice Dunson Land, 72, of Social Circle were held Saturday, December 6, at 11 a.m. at Union Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. David Laycock and Rev. Kent Burel officiating. More...

William Lee Edmond

It is with the deepest sadness that the family announces the death of William Lee Edmond, 54, of Brunswick, Georgia, on Thursday, December 4, at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.  Mr. More...

Personalities

Elizabeth Ann Miller and David Martin Smith exchange wedding vows Saturday, November 8

Elizabeth Ann Miller of Bogart and David Martin Smith of Watkinsville exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, November 8, at ten-thirty in the morning at Briarwood Baptist Church in Watkinsville. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Canden Brantley Echols Heather Dianne Shivers of Evans and Clinton Brantley Echols of Washington announce the birth of their son, Canden Brantley Echols, on Tuesday, January 28, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Canden weighed 6 lbs. 9 ozs. More...

Anna Marie Ezzell to marry Matthew Kris Hill on May 24

Audrea Ezzell of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Anna Marie, to Matthew Kris Hill, son of Amy and Kris Hill of Danielsville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elizabeth and Thomas Bunch of Washington.  More...

The ideal family Christmas is goal of Parade of Lights, Candlelight Shopping Sat.

Washington-Wilkes will once again seek to re-create the ideal family Christmas event Saturday, organizers say, with the fourth annual Christmas Parade of Lights and the second Candlelight Shopping and Snow on The Square.  More...

Council passes ‘exciting budget’ after big cuts to city’s spending

In a short but efficient December meeting, the Washington City Council passed the city’s 2015 budget, the result, leaders say, of months of ongoing cuts in spending.  More...

Santa comes to Tignall

Kids grab for candy tossed by Mayor Albert Huyck from Chan Drake’s Model-A Ford in the annual Tignall Christmas Parade as the Christmas spirit comes to North Wilkes Sunday afternoon. More...

Memory Lane Cruisers donate to Toys for Tots

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers pile on the toys donated to this year’s Toys for Tots drive, turning them over to Georgia State Patrol Master Trooper Delston Branch recently. More...

News

Smith Family Farms noted for conservation practices

Wilkes County’s Smith Family Farms received the Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District’s (BRSWCD) annual Farm Family Award at the organization’s annual meeting held on November 20 in Hull, Georgia.  More...

Wilkes Co. schools receive $5,000 from women educators

The art department of the Washington Wilkes school system has been awarded a $5,000 grant by an organization of women educators.  More...

Noted humorist to perform here in NASA benefit

The North Alexander School Association (NASA) has announced that it will hold a benefit event featuring humorist Jeanne Robertson on April 23, 2015, at The Pope Center.  More...

Sports

Tiger boys get started, split games against Jags and Dogs

Following a late start due to the football post-season, and a forfeited game because the officials didn’t show up in Jefferson County, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball team got off to a promising start in two games last week.  More...

Lady Tigers beat Jaguars

T’Alexus Cullars turns into the lane past a Lady Bulldog in last Saturday’s Washington-Wilkes girls basketball action at W-WCHS. More...

Lifetime license for any age saves money, good gift idea

Need a gift for that family member that loves the outdoors? The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division suggests gifts to please hunters and anglers that are just a click away, and they also benefit the wildlife and wild places they enjoy.  More...

Worship

It is most important to say yes to God when he calls us

God’s people should always be prepared to recognize and obey the will of God. When we live in such a state of preparedness for God’s call, we make ourselves open to his richest blessings.  More...

Evensong services on Sundays set at Church of the Mediator

“Spirit of stillness, be with us as we enter the silence where you wait for us.  “Spirit of holiness, live in us as we move away from the pressure and strain of our daily lives to enter the silence which is your gift to us.  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

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church will serve a Pre-Christmas Free Dinner on Saturday, December 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MTBC Annex at 224 Lexington Ave. The community is invited.  .  More...