April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomson Highway four-laning project should be under construction by fall

The widening of Georgia Highway 17 between Washington and Thomson to four lanes is scheduled to be let by late summer with construction beginning by late fall of this year, according to Jimmy Smith, District 2 Chief Engineer for the Georgia Departmen More...

Faithful to celebrate Easter with county-wide services, egg hunts

Easter in Washington-Wilkes will be celebrated with a variety of events from sunrise services to Easter egg hunts.  More...

Barnett recognized for support of Callaway

Avola Callaway, representing the Furnishings Committee of Callaway Plantation, presents Joe C. Barnett Jr. More...

Learn to use easy touch-screen voting ‘and nobody will know how you vote’

A mock election is set to start Monday, April 6 and go through the summer to help Wilkes County residents become familiar with the touch-screen voting machines now in use.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

My yard was a Civil War campground

The hummingbirds have returned! Steve Blackmon on North Alexander Avenue was the first to call me saying he had seen one on Thursday, March 26; and Mary Newsome in Logan Woods reported seeing one that same day. Linda and John Webster in Loga  More...

Opinions

Choosing to negotiate from a weakened position could well cause destruction to come upon us

As I write this, our nation’s Secretary of State is negotiating a nuclear agreement with representatives of a nation whose standard greeting is “Death to America.” More...

Book Review

Geronimo

If children still play Cowboys and Indians, perhaps some choose to be the Indians for assorted reasons, perhaps based on Western movies. More...

Georgia politicians like Marvin Griffin have been a colorful lot

With the legislature still in session, I thought of the old days and the old ways of the past when Georgia was a blue state, come hell or high water, and colorful politicians were always making the news whether they made sense or not.  More...

Obituaries

Denton Elliott Hudson

A Celebration of Life service for Denton Elliott Hudson, 73, of Washington, was held Tuesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McDonald Funeral Home with Marie Foster, Rev. Kathy Lamon, and Rev. Richard Broom officiating. More...

Douglas Eugene Howard

A memorial service for Douglas Eugene Howard, 77, of Milledge­ville, will be held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, April 6, at 1 p.m. He passed away Thursday, March 26. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  More...

Felicia Bettina Monfort

Felicia Bettina Monfort, “Puddin/ Puttin” entered into eternal peace on Thursday, March 5, in Hinesville, Georgia. She was 28 years old.  Felicia was born on March 11, 1986, in Augusta to Mary L. Wynn and Ferdinand C. Monfort.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Wilkes County’s Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 17, from 6 p.m.-midnight at the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation complex.  .  More...

Hospital signs support agreement to help implement needed changes

The Wills Memorial Hospital board has approved a strategic support agreement with a Texas hospital consulting company which will help implement improvements the hospital needs not only to survive, but to thrive at a time when other rural hospitals ar More...

Body of elderly woman found Tuesday

Wilkes County Sheriff’s investigators and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating the unexplained death of an elderly woman found Tuesday morning in a ditch on Gordon Street.  More...

Saturday’s Tour of Homes will have many extras

Saturday’s Spring Tour of Homes will showcase not only seven classic old homes, several historic public buildings, churches, and museums, it will also feature more additional attractions than ever before.  More...

W-W Chamber of Commerce members salute area’s top organizers, businesses

At its annual dinner last Saturday night, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce honored two men who have worked tirelessly to make Wilkes County a better place to live, and saluted two local businesses that are vital mainstays in the community.&n More...

Wills Memorial Hospital Month is a success

Members of the staff of Wills Memorial gather at the end of Wills Memorial Hospital Month to celebrate a successful fundraising effort. More...

News

FBLA members get high honors at state conference

The Washington-Wilkes Com- prehensive High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Gold Chapter and members Meredith Gunter and D.J. More...

Little River Charge will have services, Easter Seder meal

The Little River United Methodist Church will be celebrating Easter with several services led by Rev. Richard Broom.  Easter Sunday, April 5, the service will be at Mt. Zion (down Hwy. 80 approximately 3.5 miles). More...

First Lady reads to Taliaferro children

Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal (right) visited the Taliaferro County Library and read to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students from the Taliaferro County School earlier thi More...

Sports

Wins top award in basketball at Nat Greene

Anna Claire Gunter was named co- Most Valuable Player for varsity basketball at the Nathanael Greene Academy Spring Awards Banquet held at the school. More...

Tiger baseball team splits region, non-region games

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers were even at 2-2 in last week’s baseball action. The Tigers collected wins against Glascock and Aquinas to end the week.  On Thursday, the Tigers hosted Glascock and won 9-7. More...

Middle school track teams finish season Wed. at meet in Thomson

Washington-Wilkes Middle School track got underway early last month on March 7. The first meet was at the Gary Matthews Invitational in Oglethorpe where both the boys and girls teams had a great showing for their first meet of the season. More...

Worship

What transpired in Jesus’ mind during his last hours on the cross

During Christ’s ordeal on the Cross, He uttered words that were intended for all mankind. One of the thieves hanging beside Him sneered at Him and was forever lost. More...

Sunday School Union convenes at New Ford Baptist Mar. 27-29

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened March 27- 29, with New Ford Baptist Church where Rev. James White Jr. served as host pastor and Johnny Banks as host superintendent.  The session was opened by President   More...

Personalities

Aimee Catherine Stafford to wed Layne Jarrett Paulk on April 25

Aimee Catherine Stafford and Layne Jarrett Paulk of Winterville announce their plans to marry.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Norma Stafford of Stephens and Bill Stafford of Athens. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Next OLLI@UGA will feature program on managing health

The Washington Chapter of OLLI @ UGA will meet Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m. More...

New Beginnings

Tanner Michael Christian Majors   More...