January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK parade to be only observance of annual holiday

Civic groups are invited to participate in the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade set for 1 p.m. More...

Foggy mornings are better than icy mornings

Fog has been the main weather feature for Washington-Wilkes for the past few days due to warmer-than-usual January weather. More...

Indoor barbecue burns out Pope Street trailer

Firefighters extinguish a fire on Pope Street Sunday morning after the resident used a charcoal grill (visible at right) indoors. More...

The Swingin’ Medallions to play here for annual chamber awards banquet

The annual Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet set for March 28 will be very different from previous years, the new chamber executive director said.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Get your chocolate cupcakes

I’ve seen deer in yards in the downtown area and even on The Square, but Mike Scarborough and Sim Dill had an unusual encounter with one Saturday morning. Mike says he was sitting at his desk in his office on Spring Street (Dr. More...

Opinions

After 32 years of love, growth, and traveling, I just can’t imagine life without my Margie

It was 32 years ago this week that I married my dear bride Margie, and it’s just amazing how far we’ve come in those years, and how we’ve both grown and changed since our wedding. More...

Book Review

The Interestings

The Interestings are a group of young people at a summer arts camp, Spirit-in-the- Woods. They christen themselves “the interestings” because they believe that they are. More...

Dr. Ian Player gave me great insight to life in South Africa

The death of Dr. Ian Player, brother of globe-trotting golfer Gary Player, in late fall made international news because of Ian’s unending efforts to save the white rhino from extinction.  More...

Worship

Jesus, the Teacher

In today’s passage, the Jews who heard Jesus’ teachings were astonished at his knowledge, “How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?” ( verse 15). More...

Personalities

Lauren Nicole Guinn to marry Samuel Evan Harrison April 25

Teresa Lynn Tanner of Washington and Mr. and Mrs.Terrell Addison Guinn Jr. More...

Taylor Catherine Randall, Daniel James Marlatt united in marriage December 13 in Greenville

Taylor Catherine Randall and Daniel James Marlatt of Taylors, S.C., exchanged wedding vows Saturday, December 13, at six-thirty in the evening at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C. More...

OLLI Membership, Registration Coffee set for January 16

The Washington Chapter of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Georgia invites members and interested retirees to its Membership and Registration Coffee Friday, January 16, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. More...

New arrangement will allow residents to sell their extra solar power to city

In its regular January meeting Monday night, the Washington city council approved a number of items of business, including a new solar power contract for city residents and a change to the personnel manual that will help speed response time in water More...

Last chance to see ‘The Wonderettes’

This weekend will offer the last opportunities to catch the Washington Little Theater’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes. More...

Special election goes to runoff Feb. 3 with candidates Copelan and Rhodes

Two candidates are now out campaigning after last week’s special election to fill the District 120 Georgia Assembly seat being vacated by Rep. Mickey Channell went to a runoff, set for Tuesday, February 3.  More...

Special election called to replace Dorothy Jordan on school board

In a called meeting last Thursday, the Wilkes County Board of Education voted to ask the county supervisor of elections to call for a special election to fill the board’s District 1 seat, left vacant by the death of member Dorothy Jordan.  More...

Register now for Miss Wilkes Pageant; eighth annual contest set February 28

Registration is now open for the eighth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 28.  “We’re looking forward to another great pageant,” pageant director Ashley Barnett said. More...

Relay for Life quilt winner gives back to help others

Avontay Parker (at right) is presented with the Wilkes Relay for Life quilt by Relay chairman Margie Burke as his mother, Wanda Parker, looks on. More...

News

Still working to keep hospital operating

Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols told the Washington Rotary Club that despite a shortfall with the in-patient census, out-patient procedures are steady and a recent rise in swing beds could be More...

Auditions for ‘Fiddler’ set for January 25-26 at Playhouse

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof will be held at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse Sunday afternoon, January 25, at 3 p.m. and Monday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Friends of Library plan membership meeting for Feb. 12

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will hold their annual membership meeting on Thursday, February 12, at 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. The featured speaker will be G. More...

Letters

School’s good, the people are friendly, glad to have moved here

TO THE EDITOR:   My family and I moved to our farm here in Wilkes County in July. I am a 15-year-old freshman at Washington-Wilkes High School now. My school is not crowded and the teachers are really cool and help me when I need it.  More...

Sports

Tigers break even in region play

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team has moved into its region schedule showing promise but still working to establish a position. After Tuesday’s game with Social Circle (71-47), W-W was even in Region 8AA at 2-2. More...

Obituaries

Sara Frances Steed Gresham

Funeral services for Sara Frances Steed Gresham, 93, of Washington, were held Saturday, January 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, with Rev. Bob Murphy, Rev. Scott Brown, and Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. More...

Derrick Wade Harris

Graveside services for Derrick Wade Harris, 43, of Tignall, were held Sunday, January 11, at 4 p.m. at Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Paul Reviere and Rev. Chris King officiating. More...

Jean Bacon Connelly Stokes

Memorial services for Jean Bacon Connelly Stokes, 84, of Aiken, South Carolina, will be held Saturday, January 17, at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Aiken with Dr. Darrell Engle officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jauary. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Washington City Hall Annex.  .  More...