March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vocational education by another name is alive and well here, CTAE head says

The Wilkes County Board of Education heard an extensive presentation Monday about the school system’s extensive Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education (CTAE) programs made available to all students.  More...

Racing families come into town to dine, escape mud

If Washington seemed a little crowded Friday and Saturday nights, and the restaurants seemed on the full side, there was a good reason. More...

Intersection sees another crash

Wilkes EMS and Georgia State Patrol Trooper Cpl. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

High school gossip from a while back

Spring is “bustin’ out” all over and we’ve had some beautiful days during the past week. More...

Opinions

New cars are better than old ones in reality, but in our memories, our old cars still rule

Well, I’m going to stir up a little trouble with this one, but if you’re like me, you’ll probably enjoy the fight, I mean discussion.  More...

Book Review

Some Luck

Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her novel A Thousand Acres, and has written a number of other successful novels and non-fiction books. Some Luck is the first volume in a projected trilogy.  More...

The mention of Eiderdown comforters stirs wartime memories

BROOKHAVEN – A mention in this space of Eiderdown, the heavy duty comforter which the British have used to ameliorate the dark cold of winter for centuries, brought about an introduction to Sylvia and Gene Fallon whose love story offers the kin More...

Obituaries

Lois Blakey Flynt

Funeral services for Lois Blakey Flynt, 98, of Washington, were held Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Lem Clark and Rev. Leonard R. Perry officiating. More...

Ola Bell Shank

Funeral services for Ola Bell Shank, 62, were held Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at New Spring­hill Baptist Church in Philomath. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at University Hospital in Augusta.  Mrs. More...

Joseph Randolph Garrard

A funeral service for Joseph Randolph Garrard, 81, of Brooks, Georgia, was conducted on Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at Brooks United Methodist Church with Pastor Sheila Crowe officiating, followed by interment in Brooks Memory Gardens. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold a sunrise service on April 5 at 6 am. Rev. Timothy Bell will be the speaker. Breakfast will be served.  .  More...

Proposed plant won’t be built here now, but local efforts may yet attract industry

A long-sought industrial project that the Washington-Wilkes Payroll Development Authority has been working on for months has apparently fallen through, and although members of the authority are reluctant to talk about it, the projected 150-job plant More...

County debris removal deal approved ‘just in case’

At the recommendation of Emergency Management Agency Director Blake Thompson, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved a standby contract which will allow for the removal and disposal of debris generated by a disaster.  More...

Hunger Walk raises money for food pantries

Participants in the third annual Hunger Walk through Washington stepped out Saturday morning in an effort to call attention to the needs of hungry in Wilkes County and to raise money for God’s More...

Get prepared now for tornado weather with modern storm warning technology

The season is again approaching for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to return to Washington-­Wilkes, so it’s critical that everyone in Wilkes County be able to get information about severe weather, and then act on that information, the Wilke More...

Foundation recognizes Bounds’ support

Recognizing the vital need for a hospital in their community, Wills Memorial Hospital supporters Cindy and Lincoln Bounds place their names among the patrons of the Wills Memorial Foundation. More...

News

Young authors tops at W-WPS

Winners of the annual Young Georgia Authors competition at Washington Wilkes Primary School for 2015 were Calvin Wiggs, kindergarten; Jonathan Conard, first grade; Marvina Gaye, second grade; and All More...

Wilkes 4-H gets high honors at Northeast DPA

Eleven Wilkes County 4-H’ers returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas. More...

Sales to benefit local projects at Rotary Auction set April 18

This spring’s Washington Rotary Club Auction could be the biggest and best ever with repeats of popular past items and more new items as each club member is charged with coming up with their own special offering.  In both silent and live a More...

Sports

Kailub Russell makes it two straight with win in Maxxis General GNCC

The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, made its way to Washington, Georgia for the annual Maxxis General GNCC. 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...

Turkey hunting season in Ga. is March 21 through May 15

Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills? Hunters eager for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia certainly have. More...

Worship

Jesus vs. the debaters

When Jesus restored the sight of the man who had been born blind, his action raised questions in the minds of the bystanders. It was the first time such a miracle ever had been seen. Jesus had relaxed Mosaic Law by healing on the Sabbath. More...

Personalities

Iris Brookins Corbett honored at 100th birthday celebrations

Iris Brookins Corbett, formerly of Washington, was honored on the occasion of her 100th birthday at two celebratory gatherings at Camellia Walk, an assisted care home in Evans.  Born on February 26, 1915, in Baldwin County, Georgia, Miss Iris, a More...

Annie Armstrong Luncheon held at First Baptist Church March 7

“We Love Missions All Year Through” was the theme of the Annie Armstrong Luncheon held in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church Saturday, March 7.  More...

Money donated to Cancer Relief Fund

Beta Sigma Phi Xi Delta Tau chapter member Lisa Isham (right) presents a check for $400 to Bunny Gunby for the Cancer Relief Fund. More...