March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local leaders watching state assembly as two high-impact bills are legislated

Wilkes County is one of many rural counties watching the state house in Atlanta this week as legislation that could dramatically affect the residents of those counties is going through the convoluted legislative process.  More...

Foundation recognizes Tabor Baptist

Representing Tabor Baptist Church, Milton and Jane Broome, with Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols, place a plaque on the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation Patron board during Wills Memorial Ho More...

District hospital auxiliary volunteers hold spring meeting at Fitzpatrick

More than 80 members of hospital auxiliaries attended the East Central District of the Council of Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association’s spring meeting, filling the ballroom of the Fitzpatrick Hotel last Thursday.  More...

Normans, Adairs honored for dedication

Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Jane Echols and Community Relations Director Susan Pope place the names of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Almost everybody had a garden

Are you old enough to remember “Victory Gardens” and ration stamps during and in the aftermath of World War II in the1940s? More...

Opinions

This weekend’s racing at Aonia Pass Motocross is serious business for them, and good for us too

You may notice a bunch of dirt bike and ATV racers and their families in Washington this week. They’re here for a big race weekend, the second GNCC race toward a nationwide high-dollar championship. More...

Book Review

Moriarty

Sherlock Holmes fans know who Moriarty was. He does not appear in all of the Holmes stories, but is memorable because he is cast as the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes. When A. More...

Lucky are those who see the Chattahoochee in all its glory

ATLANTA – Those, who live on Atlanta’s Northside and within arms-length of Georgia’s most romantic river, the Chattahoochee, whose banks were once a playground for native Americans, are treated with a daily view that makes one sugge More...

Worship

Jesus meets the interrogators

Jesus had healed a man of his lifelong blindness, but He had performed this miracle on the Sabbath Day. Now, some overzealous bystanders brought the man to the Pharisees to inform against Jesus the Sabbath breaker (verses 13, 14). More...

Personalities

OLLI session to examine Christian themes in writings of C.S. Lewis

“Christian Themes in Narnia and in the Science Fiction of C. S. Lewis” is the title of the Washington Chapter of OLLI session Monday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House.  More...

Mattie Heard earns spot as semifinalist in Georgia Geo Bee

Mattie Heard, a fifth grader at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School and daughter of Richard and Lou Heard, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Georgia National Geog More...

Jena Patricia Joiner to marry Joseph Adams Batrous Sept. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ray Joiner of Sandersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Patricia, to Joseph Adams Batrous, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

‘You should be very proud’ says team after school system accreditation visit

The entire Wilkes County school system has been recommended for continued accreditation after a team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools toured school facilities, observed classrooms, and interviewed teachers, students, administrato More...

City leaders to explore possible help for Wills Memorial Hospital finances

The City of Washington is entering into discussions to financially support Wills Memorial Hospital, an attorney for the city told councilmen at Monday night’s regular meeting of the city council.  More...

Villagorda family needs legal funds to help reunite with husband, father

A long-time employee of the lab at Wills Memorial Hospital and her three kids are now 12,000 miles from their husband and father, and her co-workers are hoping to raise awareness – and legal expenses – to help reunite the family here, whe More...

Veterans group is welcoming vets to come race ATVs with them Sat.

Wilkes County military veterans who ride ATVs will have an opportunity to race in this week’s Grand National Cross-Country races at Aonia Pass Motocross Park south of Washington.  More...

Hunger Walk Sat. will seek to aid families in need

In the past five years, Pastor Alec George of The Sanctuary in Washington has seen the number of food-insecure families in Wilkes County rise sharply. More...

News

Speaks to Washington Kiwanis Club

Wills Memorial Hospital Administrator Jane Echols met with the Washington Kiwanis Club last week to describe the obstacles she and her staff constantly navigate while running a rural hospital in 2015 More...

Downtown plans include public restrooms

Susan Abramson (right) outlined four phases of plans for the development of Simpson Park by the Washington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) when she spoke to the Washington Rotary Club at its reg More...

Saturday@TheRock will teach gardening in containers Mar. 21

Interested in gardening but low on space or time? The monthly Saturday@ TheRock series at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Saturday, March 21, will teach you the basics of container gardening. More...

Sports

Young tennis teams improving, finding ways to win

The 2015 Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams, boys and girls, are starting to find more wins as they met the Thomson High School Bulldogs last week. More...

Baseball Tigers can’t get going, lose three games during week

The Washington-Wilkes varsity Tiger baseball team dropped three games last week including a doubleheader to region opponent Union County on Saturday. The Tigers are now 2-2 in region play.  More...

Tiger Club golf tournament to be held Saturday, May 16

It’s that time of the year to tee the White Ball up! The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Club is putting on its annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. The Calcutta will be held Friday, May 15, starting at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph H. Landrum

A memorial service for World War II veteran Joseph H. Landrum, 91, of Danburg, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Danburg Baptist Church. He passed away Tuesday, March 3, at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Augusta.  More...

Clarence Lee Shank

A celebration of the homegoing of Clarence (Cheetah) Lee Shank, 62, of Washington, was held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church in Washington. He passed away on March 1. More...

Walter Gordon Melson

Funeral services for Walter Gordon Melson, 70, of Crawfordville, were held on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the Raytown Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington is sponsoring a Hunger Walk – both to draw attention to the problem and to raise money for food pantries and food banks – this Saturday, March 14, beginning at 10 a.m. More...