December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas shopping season winds up for downtown

Washington merchants will soon be tallying up the success of this year’s Christmas shopping season after crowds of shoppers have flocked to downtown for a string of events including Candlelight More...

Wilkes Relay for Life kick-off for 2015 set for Tuesday Jan. 6 at First Baptist

The kickoff event for the 2015 Wilkes County Relay for Life is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, at First Baptist Church in Washington.   More...

Post 17 Georgia State Patrol troopers to be watching for DUIs over holidays

With the Christmas holiday upon us and the price of gas dropping, everybody in Wilkes County is likely to be burning up the roads here and out of town visiting family and friends, and maybe going to one or two parties.  More...

Kids are the winners in annual toy run and chili cookoff

Kelly Harris (at right) is the winner of the eighth annual Harris Custom Cycles Toy Run and Chili Cookoff held Saturday, December 13, at Wings ’n’ Things. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Unto us ... children are born

Christmas 2014 has come and we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. There are many versions of why we celebrate Christmas, but the one most of us have grown up with is from the book of Luke in the King James Bible. More...

Opinions

The Christmas of ‘The Bike’ taught a lesson: I could trust my parents like I trusted Santa

‘Twas the night before Christmas when I was just ten, when I wondered if Santa (or maybe my kin,) had messed up my present just ‘cause I’d sinned…  More...

Book Review

Lawrence in Arabia

Many of us know about T.E. Lawrence, based on several movies, especially the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia” starring Peter O’Toole. More...

Making a trip to Blue Ridge makes me want to return

BLUE RIDGE – After every trip here, I leave with feelings of guilt. Why don’t I land here more often? No town has a more pleasant atmosphere. No town is cozier, and no town has more “come hither” appeal. More...

Worship

Man’s journey to God’s promise

God sent Jesus to redeem us from our sins and restore our fellowship with Him. What is our part in the restoration process? Read Matthew 2:1-12 and see what we have to do.  More...

Personalities

NSDAR members enjoy Christmas luncheon, dancing entertainment

The Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR, completed its 2014 program on Monday, December 15, with entertainment by the local Dancing Divas and a Christmas luncheon at the Woman’s Club.  Several DAR members perform with the Divas, Vice-regent Cathy More...

Local residents enjoy holiday tour and trip to New York City

Linda Smith, Shelley Warrenfells, Pauline Bell, Beth Conard, Jennifer Cragle, Holly Lunceford, and Mary Donna Lunceford were joined by Renee Young of Bradley, S.C., for a holiday trip to New York City with Ionosphere Tours. More...

Heather Shivers receives degree from GRU Dec. 13

Heather Shivers of Evans graduated from Georgia Regents University in Augusta in commencement exercises Saturday, December 13.  Heather earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.  She is the daughter of Dona and Jeff Horning More...

Telling the Christmas story the old-fashioned way

Members of New Life Baptist Church acted out the Biblical Nativity story for the public on Friday, December 12, before an appreciative audience in front of the church on East Robert Toombs Avenue, as More...

Wilkes schools stay open despite higher sickness rates in students

Wilkes County schools saw a higher-than-usual rate of sickness among students the week before Christmas, but despite concerns from a few parents, schools stayed open, relying on the tried-and-true methods: everybody washing hands and staying home whe More...

Wilkes property taxes due by Dec. 30, corrections or changes due by April 1

Property tax bills for Wilkes County property owners are nearly due.  “They’ve got until December 30 to pay on time,” Wilkes County Tax Commissioner Mary Hubbard said. More...

Wilkes 4-H volunteer leadership forum focuses on building a strong program

Wilkes County 4-H was the host of a volunteer leadership forum for the 4-H Leadership Development Team members instructed by Mandy Marable, a former Wilkes County 4-H’er now serving as a State 4-H Curriculum Specialist at the University of Geor More...

Candidates campaign in Wilkes for Jan. 6 special state election

With the January 6 special state election rapidly approaching, ­Wilkes County voters in District 120 have been trying to learn about the candidates running for the Georgia House of Representatives seat held by the retiring Rep. Mickey Channell.  More...

News

Sons of Rayle’s White Rock Baptist will speak at scholarship program

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Program will be held at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church this Sunday, December 28, beginning at 6 p.m. with three guest preachers, all sons of White Rock Baptist Church in Rayle, as featured speakers.  More...

Tells of NASA developments, plans

On behalf of the North Alexander School Association (NASA), Linda Chesnut (left) told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the history of the old school building and about efforts begun in 199 More...

Recycled Christmas trees can provide habitat in area lakes

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell and Thurmond Lake Project Offices will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling December 26, 2014, through February 15, 2015, at Hartwell, and December 20 through January 8 at Thurmond.  More...

Sports

Cheerleaders add enthusiasm, excitement to basketball games

Tiger basketball cheerleaders (front-to-back, l-r) Tenoria Tate, Ta’aliyah Booker, Jalecia Hearst, Jaleyn Stephens, Tazariah Garnett, and and all the others are always keeping spirits up and pu More...

Tigers win two, lose one in recent games

In recent varsity basketball action the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys won two but lost one before heading into the Lincoln County Christmas Tournament last Saturday. More...

Obituaries

Susan Kay Estill Hargrove

Memorial services for Susan Kay Estill Hargrove, 60, wife of William Clifford “Cliff” Hargrove III, will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Nell Price Roland

A celebration of the life of Nell Price Roland, 90, was held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 18, at Independence United Methodist Church in Tignall with Dr. Matt Rich presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold a Watch Night service at 10 p.m. on December 31. Rev. Timothy Bell will be the speaker. Breakfast will be served.  .  More...