January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Year’s headlines chronicle local events during 2014

January 2, 2014 – New budget will give residents 2.2% higher electric rates in 2014. … Santa brings Christmas gifts for local children. … Steel Horsemen donate to police toy drive. More...

Some Wilkes voters will cast ballots Tuesday in special election to replace Mickey Channell

Voters in in Wilkes County’s part of state house District 120 are beginning to come in a vote early, Wilkes County Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson said.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

High praise for city folks

Sunday, December 21, was the shortest day of the year, so that means we have a little more daylight each day for the next few months. l  More...

Opinions

Our best New Year’s resolutions could be found in some of last year’s dumb mistakes

I f there’s one thing this world doesn’t need right now, it’s another column about New Year’s resolutions. More...

Book Review

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

The Mary Celeste was a real ship which was found abandoned and adrift in the Atlantic in 1872. It was not damaged, but the crew and the captain and his wife and child were missing and never found. More...

Christmas cards have always had the personal touch

For most of us, the Christmas season is a rushed and busy time of the year. Not being much of a shopper, I generally leave such chores and management in the hands of others. More...

Worship

Jesus, the Spirit Word

In the days following the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus had been trying to help his followers understand that He was the bread of heaven, sent to nourish their souls for all eternity. More...

Personalities

Frank Luke will be speaker at Black Rock Watch Night

Black Rock AME Church will hold its annual Watch Night service on Wednesday, December 31, beginning at 10:30 p.m. More...

White Elephant Christmas party enjoyed at Hopkins home Dec. 20

Rosemary Hopkins was hostess for her traditional White Elephant Christmas party at her home on Robert Toombs Avenue Saturday, December 20.  From the Santa and gifts on the front porch to the beautiful Christmas trees, Santa paintings, multiple t More...

Jeannie Bruce honored December 3 at FBC Pre-K retirement luncheon

Jeannie Bruce was guest of honor at a retirement luncheon on Wednesday, December 3, given by the Pre- School Committee of First Baptist Church at the home of Judy and Dan Coxwell in Logan Wood.  More...

WMH getting expert assessment to define hospital’s path in future

With an eye toward the long-term survival of Wills Memorial Hospital, the Wilkes County Hospital Authority is working with a well-known hospital turnaround specialist to find a strong affiliate organization with which to work in the future.  More...

Relay for Life kick-off set for Tuesday, Jan. 6, at First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

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...

Soldier back from Afghanistan in time for Christmas

A Wilkes County Army National Guardsman has returned just in time for Christmas and a reunion with his fiancée.  More...

News

Little Theater to present The Marvelous Wonderettes

This weekend (and next) in Washington

The Reunion Tour of the Fabulous Wonder, uh, the Marvelous Wonderettes, the one-time Breakout Group of 1958! Call 706-678-9582 for times and reservations. Click "More" for VIDEO by Richard Crabbe. More...

Primary school donations help with fundraiser

The faculty and staff of Washington-Wilkes Primary School donated $768 to “Dress Down with Jeans for Julia Anne” to help the Eta Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi “Nancy C. More...

Membership benefit is free trees

Residents of Georgia can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2015.  By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabappl More...

Letters

Let’s celebrate our shining treasures

TO THE EDITOR:   When I look out my office window onto the fields at the Recreation Department, I’m reminded of how far we have come in a relatively short time. More...

Snow was one way to give back

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Kettle Creek Pilot Club, I would like to express our sincerely thanks to the citizens of Washington, Wilkes County, for their support of Snow on The Square this Christmas season. More...

Obituaries

Helen Arlene Hawn

Funeral services for Helen Arlene Hawn, of Augusta, will be conducted Saturday, January 3, at 2 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4501 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, Ga. Interment will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. More...

Hazel King Combs

Funeral services for Hazel King Combs, 95, of Crawfordville, were held Sunday, December 21, at 3 p.m., at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

William Charles Foxworth

Funeral services for William Charles Foxworth, 65, of Rome, Georgia, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 28, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church has changed its first Sunday service time from 2 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. for all upcoming months.  .  More...