February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tree service equipment theft solved; Eric Harris suspected in other crimes

The theft of several items of equipment last year from a tree service operator has apparently been solved after a convicted thief was caught in an adjoining county with a large amount of stolen goods, and the arrest may lead to solving other thefts h More...

Sure seems like spring has sprung

Sunshine and 60 degrees welcomed shoppers Saturday afternoon to the Washington Farmers Market, belying the fact that it is still February. More...

Wilkes EMS offers families help with children’s car safety seats

Financially eligible Washington Wilkes families who need help getting a car safety seat, or have trouble installing the seats they have, will be able to get help from the ­Wilkes County Emergency Management Service.  More...

‘American Pickers’ coming to Wilkes, looking for antiques,vintage treasures

It’s time for Washington-Wilkes residents to show off their treasures – American Pickers is coming to town in March.  More...

Special election for school board won’t be needed

The special election set for Tuesday, March 17, to fill a vacant seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education has been cancelled after one of the two qualified candidates quit the race.  More...

Thanks for 25 years at Bi-Lo

Amanda Thomas is honored for her 25 years of faithful service to Bi-Lo supermarkets with a “Quarter-Century Club” plaque presented by store manager David Wilder and Rodney Thigpen, distri More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A grand view in Grandview

I know that at least one person reads The Office Cat with a critical eye. A letter from Robert Barnett, a native Wilkes Countian now living in Aiken, S.C., tells me.  More...

Opinions

Newsman’s inflated claims come to haunt him but his peers have long seen his truth problems

It seems that everyone is talking about one of my fellow journalists right now, because he’s been remembering something he didn’t really do, years ago while he was covering the war in Iraq. More...

Book Review

Cotton Tenants

Cotton Tenants began as an assignment by Fortune magazine in 1936. James Agee was a journalist, screenwriter, film critic, and poet.  More...

The memories of WWII are still strong even after 70 years

Seventy years ago this year, the Allies had gained the momentum in World War II. More...

Obituaries

Charles Adams Blakey

Funeral services for Charles ­Adams Blakey, 89, of Tignall, were held Thursday, February 5, at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Berry and Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Rev. More...

Mary Pearl Lunceford Gunter Reba Finch

Funeral services for Mary Pearl Lunceford Gunter, 88, of Washington, were held Sunday, February 8, at 3 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Tom A. Harris

Funeral services for Tom A. Harris, of Jackson, Mississippi, were held Saturday, February 7, at 11 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. He died Wednesday, January 28.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 9, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will be held starting at 5 p.m.  .  More...

City council hears good reports on economic development efforts

It may have been the pre-meeting prayers in The Pope Center lobby by volunteers from local churches, but the February meeting of the Washington City Council was short, businesslike, and informative.  More...

Water, water everywhere when a water main breaks

In muddy water up to their waists, Darrell Rogers and his City of Washington Water Department crew work to patch a 12-inch water main that broke Tuesday morning beside Andrew Drive at Pembroke Drive. More...

Hands-on historic activities fill Square as Revolutionary Days returns on Sat.

This year’s 236th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek in Washington Wilkes will, for the first time in years, fall on the battle’s actual date, February 14, and improvements at the battle site will make attending easier for the grow More...

Wilkes school leaders warn about state’s proposed transportion funding legislation

A proposed transportation bill now before the Georgia General Assembly is causing consternation in Wilkes County and all over the state because of the potentially devastating effects passage of the bill would have on rural counties.  More...

Retiring after 51 years at Wills Memorial

The Wills Memorial Hospital Lab staff members hosted a surprise retirement for their supervisor, Doris Smith, last Thursday. More...

Donating to Wills Memorial Hospital

Margaret Norris, with Dr. Richard Horner and Susan D. Pope, places her name on the display board honoring the patrons of Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

News

School gets support for honor students

The Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society presented $300 to Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School for honor student plaques last week. More...

Students participate in geography bee

Mattie Heard (right) took first place and Stephanie Colunga placed second when 25 fourth and fifth graders took part in the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School georgraphy bee recently. More...

‘Big Easy’ raises $4,000 for W-W Animal Shelter

“The Big Easy Unleashed” was a tremendous success, according to organizers, and raised some $4,000 to help the stray and abandoned animals at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter.  Sponsored by the Washington Wilkes Humane Shelter As More...

Letters

‘Unbelievable sighting’ witnessed

TO THE EDITOR:   It’s been said if you hang around long enough you’ll see everything. Just found that to be true.  More...

Sports

Ferrell, James, Norman commit to play college football

Three standout Washington-­Wilkes Tigers signed their letters of intent last Wednesday morning, officially committing to play college football at schools that sought them out.  More...

W-WPRD soccer signups continue for spring, camps

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation soccer program for players 7-17 is entering a league to play against teams from Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Greene counties for the fall 2015 season.  More...

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Worship

Jesus, the Way

For some time, Jesus had been travelling the countryside, performing miracles and preaching the Gospel of Salvation. More...

Personalities

Sarah Elizabeth Anne Hart marries William Armstrong Slaton IV Jan. 31

Sarah Elizabeth Anne Hart and William Armstrong Slaton IV of Jacksonville, Florida, were united in marriage Saturday, January 31, at Hope Chapel Ministries in Jacksonville.  The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Karen Hart of Jacksonville. More...

Next OLLI meetings to focus on religion and human atrocities

The Washington Chapter of OLLI@ UGA begins a two-part session, “Religion, Righteousness, and Human Violence” Monday, February 16, at 2 p.m. the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

Frances Wheelis WOM members meet February 2 at First Baptist

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met in the Volunteer Classroom Monday evening, February 2.  Melanie Wells, facilitator, welcomed members and guest, Tina Lewis. More...