April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City council focuses on dog ordinances to prevent any more dog attack deaths

Monday’s regular meeting of the Washington City Council started on a somber note as Mayor Ames Barnett led the city leaders and the audience in a moment of silence in memory of the late Neta Lee Adams, who was the victim of a dog attack March 3 More...

Dog calls are a top priority as deputies watch out for strays

Deputies with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office continue to carefully patrol the city of Washington looking for aggressive dogs after an elderly woman was attacked and killed by a dog or dogs early on March 31.  More...

SBA rep to speak on W-W HUBZone business program

A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be presenting information on HUBZones (historically underutilized business zones) at The Pope Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22.  More...

The public is invited to several city events for ‘Destination Downtown’ observances

The City of Washington is celebrating the Georgia Municipal Association’s “Destination Downtown” Georgia Cities Week next week with several activities to improve community involvement and let residents know what city employees do.&n More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Time to get your onions

I had about decided not to follow the Atlanta Braves this year because I got a little “put out” with the managers and “big wigs” trading favorite players and hiring unknown ones in the name of “rebuilding.” But the More...

Opinions

Not getting sick when everyone else is makes me feel guilty for staying healthy

I’ve spent the last few weeks feeling a little guilty. It’s not guilt that I did something; on the contrary, it’s guilt that I haven’t done something everybody else seems to be doing: getting sick. More...

Book Review

The Caring Teacher

Tim Jones has taught students with special needs for 30 years. As he nears retirement, he has written this book in order to share some of what he has learned with other teachers and parents. More...

Paul Herring is a Great American, Damn Good Dawg

Paul Herring, 95 years old and a member of the Greatest Generation, returned to the University of Georgia campus last week to receive a citation from the Terry College of Business and to reminisce about his days on campus.  More...

Obituaries

Jack D. Davis

Graveside services for Jack D. Davis, 84, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Washington Wilkes Memorial Garden with Rev. Zack Hawks and Rev. Dereck Paul officiating. More...

Sandra Spicer Burksaze

Sandra “Sandi” Spicer Burksaze, 67, of Rayle, passed away Sunday, April 12, at her home.  Mrs. Burksaze was born November 1, 1947, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to the late William Spicer and Blanch Sampson Spicer. More...

Jeffery Stephen Anderson

Memorial services for Jeffery Stephen “Jeff” Anderson, 61, of Tignall, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Wynne officiating. More...

Personalities

Local Pilot Club members attend district conference

Three members of the Kettle Creek Pilot Club of Washington attended the Pilot International Georgia District Conference held Friday-Sunday, April 10-12, at the Hilton Northeast in Norcross.  Carol Jackson, president-elect, Helen Holmes, incoming More...

Tiffany Rainey is speaker on April 13 at Washington Woman’s Club meeting

Tiffany Rainey was guest speaker at the Washington Woman’s Club meeting Monday, April 13, at the clubhouse.  Rainey, director of Economic Development, Media Relations, and Tourism, was introduced by Ruth Clements.  More...

New Beginnings

Julia Kay Newsome   Margaret Rae and Burt Newsome of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Kay, on Wednesday, April 1, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta. More...

Fiddler on the Roof returns Saturday

Billy Creel and Rose Weser will reprise their 2008 roles as Tevye and Golde, along with a cast of dozens, in the return of Fiddler on the Roof presented by the Washington Little Theater Company at th More...

Wilkes Relay for Life returns Friday 6 p.m.-midnight

Now in the 11th year, the Wilkes Relay for Life has become an annual parade of both hope and remembrance. More...

Area Agency on Aging requests more funding from Wilkes Co. commission

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners took official action on only one item of business at its last regular meeting but heard a proposal for a budget request as well as other reports and concerns.  More...

W-WCHS vocational education program is focus of W-W Chamber’s After Hours

Curious about the local school system’s vocational education programs? The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is holding an After Hours meeting at the high school next Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Getting ready for MEAG Power visitors

At the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, Acetra McWilliams, Marilyn Jarrette, and John Singleton III fill gift bags with local discount coupons, tourism information, and other goodies for member More...

Moyer takes state post-secondary honors as he helps develop family’s organic farm

A Wilkes County man has taken a top award in a state-wide competition for students involved in post-secondary college studies.  More...

News

When do you eat dinner, or is it supper?

Rotarian Jim Baston (left) delighted his club members as he sponsored a good-natured debate on what to call the “three meals a day.” Admitting that he had always been a bit confused, he a More...

Eskew will take part in NSF at Maxwell Air War College

Former Washington City Administrator Mike Eskew has received and accepted a personal invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the 62nd annual National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. More...

Wilsbary sale set Saturday, May 2, 10-1 at the library

The annual Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library. More...

Letters

Have fun at the Relay for Life

TO THE EDITOR:   It’s that time of year again: the Relay For Life is right upon us. More...

Sports

Jefferson, Burley, Graves sign letters to continue football at the next level

Three more Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Tiger football players signed college letters of intent Tuesday, bringing the total to six for the year.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Adversity produced successful players

Many times we read and hear of people who overcome terrific obstacles and setbacks and then go on to achieve amazing feats. More...

Tiger baseball even for week but falls below the line in 8AA

A pair of wins and a pair of losses did the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team no good as far as region standings go last week. More...

Worship

The true shepherd vs. the hireling

Jesus tells us, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. More...

New Life Baptist week-long crusade set to begin Sun.

New Life Baptist Church will hold its third annual Gospel Light Crusade in Washington Sunday-Friday, April 19-24 at the church on E. Robert Toombs Avenue. Kenny Marr, Dr. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Nationally known humorist Jeanne Robertson will bring her “Fabulously Funny Tour” to The Pope Center in Washington for a benefit performance for the North Alexander School Association at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. More...