February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Revolutionary Days is designed with hands-on children’s activities all day

Although everyone enjoys Revolutionary Days, much of the event is really aimed at kids. More...

Auction of stallion stud services raises more than $10,000 for animal shelter

An Aiken, South Carolina, family has made an extraordinary contribution to the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter after organizing an auction of stallion stud services among a group of show horse breeders.  Jon Hickey, Sara Mccormick, and Bryce M More...

Jordan, Campbell in special election for school board

Horace Jordan and Cassandra Campbell have qualified to run to fill the District 1 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education, said Probate Judge Thomas Charping, Wilkes County supervisor of elections.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

No interest in Super Bowl

As of Monday afternoon, no one had notified Tena’s Jewelry or Susan Duncan Pope, Community Relations Director at Wills Memorial Hospital, that they had won the diamond in the Auxiliary’s Cupcake Event held last week. More...

Opinions

From the Gulf War to today’s Afghanistan, wars have touched both warriors and kids

Just as the movie “American Sniper” was filling theaters all over America in the last few weeks, I met a college student who said he’d never heard of the first Gulf War. More...

Book Review

Sum It Up

Unless you are a University of Tennessee alum or a college basketball fan, you may not know who Pat Summit is. She is worth knowing. She led UT’s women’s basketball team to a record 1,098 victories. More...

A tour and tasting at Maker’s Mark Distillery is informative

LORETTO, Ky. – A tour of the Maker’s Mark Distillery near here is not without arresting experience as you learn about making a bourbon which has made its mark with its name, red wax label and squarish bottle.  More...

Obituaries

Jennie Blair Thurmond Carlton

Funeral services for Jennie Blair Thurmond Carlton, 92, of Union Point, were held Monday, February 2, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Union Point with Rev. Bert Mathews officiating. More...

Worship

Jesus, the Light

In today’s passage, Jesus continues teaching in the Temple. More...

Personalities

Molly Caroline Newsome to marry Mitchell Alexander Esswein Aug. 8

Sparky and Mary Newsome of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Caroline, to Mitchell Alexander Esswein of Lilburn, son of Phillip and Dorothy Esswein, also of Lilburn.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Faye Maloney More...

Hally Wheatley guest of honor at “Frozen” third birthday party

Hally Wheatley, daughter of April and Jonathan Wheatley, celebrated her third birthday on January 24. Her birthday was January 19.  More...

Calli Nickels and Clinton Dikoff to wed on July 25 in South Dakota

Troy and Becki Nickels of Tignall announce the engagement of their daughter, Calli, of Rapid City, S.D., to Clinton Dikoff of Hermosa, S.D., son of Roger and Elizabeth Dikoff, also of Hermosa.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paige Winkl More...

Rhodes wins runoff election for Mickey Channell’s seat

With an endorsement from the long-time incumbent representative, Greensboro city councilman Trey Rhodes won Tuesday’s runoff election to fill the District 120 Georgia Assembly seat vacated by Rep. Mickey Channell.  More...

Cecilia Walker is STAR student, picks Marilyn Tate as her teacher

This year’s STAR student is Cecilia Walker of Rayle, and her chosen STAR teacher is W-WCHS science department head Marilyn Tate.  Both will be honored at the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce STAR Student Breakfast set for Thursday, Fe More...

Backbones of little theater company are saluted in year’s STARZ awards

The 2015 STARZ Celebration last Friday evening at Washington Little Theater’s Bolton Lunceford Playhouse saluted the long-serving core of volunteers whose devotion to the theater has made every production possible.  More...

The mystery of the missing diamonds continues

Although several people won precious stones, including (above) Linda Anthony and (below, left) Geraldine Dill, the big winners are still … missing. The winners of two 1/3 carat round chocolate diamonds given away at   More...

New assistant post commander comes to Washington

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Shaun Browder of Covington has been promoted to the rank of Corporal and his new position, serving as the Assistant Post Commander at Post 17 Washington, said Post Comman More...

News

WAFIA celebrates 15 years of service to area’s citizens

With its incorporation dated in 2000, Washington Area Faith in Action (WAFIA), celebrated 15 years of service at its first quarterly meeting of the year. Rev. Patricia Wilder, president, opened the meeting and welcomed guests. Rev. More...

Sorority donates $5,000 to hospital

The Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently donated $5,000 to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Walker receives Baldwin scholarship

Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School senior Cecilia Walker has been selected to receive the 2015 University of Georgia Baldwin Scholarship. More...

Letters

Administrator addresses trash, litter concerns

TO THE EDITOR:   I have lived in Washington for the past 12 years. I am not sure if there is a city ordinance, of any type, that requires residents to have a trash receptacle in order to place their trash within. If not, there should be.  More...

Cupcake event is exciting, delicious fundraiser for ’15

TO THE EDITOR:   For the fifth straight year, Debbie Jackson and the staff at Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry have graciously hosted one of the most exciting and delicious fundraisers in town! More...

Sports

Large but young team finishes season; five wrestlers to compete in sectionals

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling season got underway the first week in December and the team participated in its first tournament a week later at Cross Creek High School in Augusta.   More...

End-of-season slumps leave Tigers uncertain in region 8AA playoffs

The weekend wasn’t kind to the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger basketball teams. The boys and girls teams suffered three-game losing streaks going into Tuesday’s scheduled games with Rabun County.  More...

W-W TIGER BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS

W-W TIGER BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS are (front) senior Teniyah Barnes, (second row, l-r) captains Jalecia Hearst and Alexius Gartrell, (third row) Jazquanna Williams, D’Ara Thomas, Ta’aliya More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Black Rock A.M.E. Church will celebrate its Black History Program during the regular service this Sunday, February 8, at 11:30 a.m.  .  More...