April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Casino night in Hollywood’ theme of Saturday night’s annual Prom, Senior Walk

This year’s Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Prom and Senior Walk will be held at the Pope Center this Saturday, May 2, to make room for the large numbers of family and friends who traditionally attend the Senior Walk.  More...

Firefighters save home after electrical fire starts

An electrical short likely caused a fire inside the home of John Lance on South Alexander Street Friday afternoon.  “There was a power strip extension in the bedroom where the fire started,” Chief C.J. More...

Oversize load through Washington was legal, apparently

Wilkes County deputies talk with the semi driver who drove this oversize, 12-foot-wide concrete pipe section right through downtown Washington, carrying off the pedestrian crossing sign as it went pa More...

Mayor honors ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay writers

Washington Mayor Ames Barnett presents certificates and gift cards to winners Mary Katherine Mack and Chase Chafin after their essays were chosen as the city’s best entries in an “If I We More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Visit Wilsbary on Saturday

My Formosa and George Tabor azaleas didn’t have but a dozen or so blooms on them this year and I have 12 to 15 of just this kind of azaleas.  More...

Opinions

Project for NASA is top-notch

First Class all the way. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

I am a collector of college campuses all across the U.S.

Even with the plethora of heated rivalries in football, I am happy to confess that I have never met a campus I didn’t like–even those which are not so fond of the Bulldogs. I am a campus collector. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Clarke Walton

Graveside services for Thomas Clarke Walton, 88, of Sheffield Lane, were held Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Hall and Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. He died Monday, April 20, at his home.  More...

Wyman Frederick Roth

Graveside services for Wyman Frederick Roth, 83, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating. He died Friday, April 24, at University Hospital.  More...

Worship

Jesus, the works

It was Hannukah, and Jesus had been teaching in the Temple. He ended his parable of the Good Shepherd with the bold statement, “I and my Father are one” ( verse 30). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet on Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the board office on N. Alexander Avenue.  .  More...

Wilkes schools to make changes due to Title IX sports complaint

The Wilkes County school system has agreed to make changes in its sports programs to resolve a complaint by a retired teacher concerning what she perceived to be “unequal participation opportunities” for female athletes.  More...

Tragic Danburg Road crash takes life of Overton Winfrey Sunday afternoon

A Wilkes County man died Sunday afternoon in a tragic one-vehicle accident on the Danburg Road.  Claude Overton Winfrey Jr., 53, of Courtground Road in Rayle, was killed when his pickup left the road and crashed, Wilkes County Coroner Blake Thom More...

Businesses learn about CTAE vocational education

Ag student J.T. Mack (left) and teacher Kyle Wilson show off the W-WCHS ag department’s welding station for visitors at the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce After Hours event last week. More...

Wilkes school superintendent is honored for system improvements and leadership

Wilkes County School Superintendent Dr. Rosemary W. More...

City employees saluted for service during employee appreciation lunch

More than 50 City of Washington employees were honored last week in the city’s first-ever employee appreciation luncheon.  More...

Local business people learn about HUB Zone designation

More than 40 Washington-Wilkes entrepreneurs and businesspeople discuss information presented by Terri Denison, the Georgia District Director of the U.S. More...

News

Watson receives statewide award from 4-H agents

Wilkes County Extension Coordinator Frank Watson has received a statewide award for his contributions to the local 4-H Program.  More...

‘Governor Oglethorpe’ speaks at W-WSAR monthly meeting

At its monthly dinner meeting, the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution got the basics on Georgia’s founder and resident trustee from a Governor Oglethorpe living history performer, Terry E.P. Manning.  More...

Jackson Armour, Megan Thackston share top award; Armours named ‘Friend of 4-H’ at annual banquet Sat.

Senior 4-H members Megan Thaxton and Jackson Armour shared honors as they were the chosen recipients of the Mitchell Willingham 4-H’er of the Year Scholarship at the organization’s annual banquet held last Saturday night, April 25, at the More...

Letters

‘Fiddler’ amazes and delights

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for the opportunity to thank the Washington-Little Theater Company for a very well-done production of Fiddler on the Roof. The show opened to a full house and ran for five shows two consecutive weekends More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

1-5-3: Womack to Cox to Mantle

One of the nicest fellows that I have ever met hails from Columbia, S.C. and was born there on August 25, 1939. More...

Dirt bike riders raise funds for Fragile Kids Foundation

Dozens of riders – including this seven-year-old – came from around Georgia and the Southeast to participate in a non-competitive trail ride at Aonia Pass Motorsports Park to help raise f More...

Hole sponsors sought for Tiger Club tourney set Saturday, May 16

The annual Tiger Club Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, May 16, beginning at 10 a.m. “Come out Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. More...

Personalities

Erin Maureen McGonegal to marry Charles Timothy Jackson on June 13

Mr. and Mrs. Phil McGonegal III of Decatur announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Maureen, to Charles Timothy (Chase) Jackson of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jackson of Tignall.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Imogene “Genie” Wilkinson Echols honored at 90th birthday reception

Imogene “Genie” Wilkinson Echols, formerly of Washington, celebrated her 90th birthday at a festive reception on her birthday Saturday, April 18, in the Fellowship Hall of North Augusta Southern Methodist Church in North Augusta, S.C.&nbs More...

New Beginnings

Juliet Ruby Smith   Carissa and Robert Smith of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Juliet Ruby, on Friday, April 3, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. Juliet weighed 6 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...