April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘It was the best day of our lives,’ say Wilkes’ first-ever Special Olympians

Seven Wilkes County athletes took part in their first Special Olympics event last week at Ft. Gordon, and by the time it was over, every one of them felt like a winner.  More...

Easter Eggstravaganza a big hit Saturday

Crowds gather at Ashley Park for the second annual Easter Eggstravaganza to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, treasure hunt, games, food, and other fun, all sponsored by the 21st Century Community Learning C More...

MEAG Power board members to come for meeting, dining, shopping next week

MEAG Power will hold the public utility’s April board of directors meeting in Washington this year, the first time the utility has met in Washington Wilkes since October 2005, the city administrator announced.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Ty Cobb makes a stop here

Wisteria is such a pest, but it IS beautiful and has a tantalizing fragrance. And it’s all over town right now. The plant has taken to the trees and especially magnolia trees. More...

Opinions

The tragedy of last week’s dog attack death was caused by people letting dogs run wild

There was an unspeakable tragedy last week in Washington. An elderly lady was taking her usual early-morning walk along Gordon Street, picking up cans as her neighbors say she did nearly every morning.  More...

Book Review

Rose Gold

In addition to a picture of a fetching young woman on the cover of this novel, the writer’s name is writ large, with a note that it is an “Easy Rawlins” story. More...

Athens’ Hanna Bats were very popular with major leaguers

With baseball season about to begin – and news breaking that Hillerich and Bradsby, the bat company, has sold its Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods – rampant reminiscing came bounding to the forefront. More...

Obituaries

James E. Sherrer

Funeral services for James E. Sherrer, 91, of Washington, were held on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Chris King and Rev. Denny Costner officiating. Interment followed at Fork Cemetery in Carlton, Georgia. More...

Julia Wheless Walton

Graveside services for Julia Wheless Walton, 90, were held on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the Rehoboth Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. She entered into rest at Pruitt­Health Washington on Tuesday, March 31.  More...

Ruth W. Poland

Funeral services for Ruth W. Poland, 86, of Lincolnton, were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Joyner officiating. Entombment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes School on Gordon Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 23, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mary Willis Library. On Saturday, April 25, members will meet at 10 a.m. More...

Death of elderly woman on Gordon St. confirmed to be caused by dog attack

Wilkes County Sheriff’s investigators and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are continuing to investigate the tragic dog-attack death of an elderly woman found last Tuesday morning in a ditch on Gordon Street.  More...

Wilkes Relay for Life ready to go next Friday

Organizers are making final preparations for the upcoming ­Wilkes County Relay for Life set for next Friday, April 17, at the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation complex.  More...

DUIs, suspended licenses top March roundup of law enforcement arrests

Driving on suspended licenses and driving under the influence accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the month of March. More...

Boxes of goodies sent to U.S. troops in Afghanistan

“Project Frontlines” organizer Virginia Cash shows off the boxes of goodies collected and packed for U.S. Army troops in Afghanistan. More...

News

Readers earn lunch away from school

Washington-Wilkes Middle School seventh graders Jaliyah Brown and Alexa Luke were rewarded with an “off-campus lunch” of their choosing for achieving 100 points in Scholastic Reading Coun More...

Students, parents should know which are ‘the right 28’ classes

As the 2015 graduating class begins to make plans for graduation and beyond, it is important for parents of future high school graduates to have the opportunity to understand what it takes to be a Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduate. More...

First graders tour bank, supermarket for economy study

All first grade classes at W-WPS enjoyed a walking trip to Ingles Supermarket and F&M Bank as part of their study of the community and how the economy works. More...

Sports

Tiger tennis teams preparing for 8AA tourney next week

Having finished the regular season, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams are taking this week off from competition as they prepare to enter the Region 8AA girls and boys tournament April 14 in Social Circle.  The girls team currently stands More...

Seasonal trout streams now open, stocked; more than a million planned by year’s end

Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams having already begun last month. More...

Tiger Club tourney slated for May 16 at Country Club

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...

Worship

Jesus the shepherd

Man as a physical being, without the spiritual facet, is a short-lived, meaningless creature. God is eternal, without beginning or end, and He created mankind in his own image, intending them to live eternally in communion with Him. More...

Personalities

Virginia Ann Cash to marry Wesley Ryan Shelton Oct. 31

Angela Chafin Qualls of Washington announces the engagement of her daughter, Virginia Ann Cash, to Wesley Ryan Shelton, son of Vickie and Ricky Shelton of Winterville. More...

New Beginnings

Aurora Grace Blount   Danielle and Tyler Blount of Lincolnton announce the birth of their daughter, Aurora Grace, on Wednesday, March 4, at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta. Aurora Grace weighed 4 lbs. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Enjoying Easter afternoon and evening with Shirley and Boots Gunter were Allison, Bill, and Emmeline Hale of Athens. They were joined by Alicia, Cread, Luke, and Porter Brown of Clermont, all enjoying an outdoor picnic supper. More...