May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Leave canned food by mailbox Saturday for local food drive

For the 23rd year in a row, mail carriers in Washington-Wilkes will be collecting canned goods for the community on Saturday, May 9, part of their annual nationwide effort to help the hungry.  More...

Books, plants, edibles raise funds library

There’s nothing like discount books, fresh spring plants, and delicious baked goods to bring out a crowd, and the annual Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale at the Mary Willis Library saw land- More...

Fund drive starts to pay for fireworks; Independence Day celebration July 3

Plans are already well underway for this year’s big Washington-­Wilkes Independence Day celebration but as always, everyone in Wilkes County needs to pitch in a little to pay for a high-quality fireworks display.  More...

May 15 deadline looms for summer drama camp apps

The Washington Little Theater Company’s annual Summer Drama Camp will be held at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse the weeks of June 8-12 and June 15-19. Performances will be June 19, 20, and 21.  More...

W-W to pause for prayer today

Believers throughout Washington-Wilkes are pausing today (Thursday) at noon for the 64th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Amos had a big league arm

Gas prices keep going up, up, up. We all thought for a while that the prices were going to continue their downward trend, but instead they have been steadily climbing. More...

Opinions

The red and white rosebuds of Mother’s Day are reminders of all our mothers left us with

One of my earliest memories is picking red and white rosebuds with my father early in the morning on Mother’s Day.  More...

Book Review

China Dolls

Lisa See is a Chinese-American writer who has several successful novels to her credit. Among them are Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Shanghai Girls. More...

Washington’s Joe Barnett is generous with food and laughter

Joe Barnett is a good friend. He lives in Washington, Ga., and runs a drapery business. Most folks in Washington know him for his cooking, however. Little plates and big plates. Dinner for two or dinner for too many.  More...

Obituaries

Roger Bruce Hopkins

Graveside memorial services for Roger Bruce Hopkins, 62, of Spring Street, were held Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. He died Wednesday, April 29, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Patti Bunch Lindsey

Patti B. Lindsey, 60, passed away on Saturday, May 2, at University Hospital in Augusta after a fearless struggle with colon cancer. She was born to Allen and Wilma Bunch on January 24, 1955.  More...

Henrietta Ruth Callaway

Funeral services for Henrietta Ruth Callaway were conducted Saturday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at Gibson Grove Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.   More...

Personalities

Lauren Harrison inducted into nursing honor society April 27

Lauren Harrison was inducted into the membership in the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), through the Theta Tau chapter at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville in a ceremony Monday, April 27.  Laure More...

Hospital Appreciation Week will be observed beginning May 11 at WMH

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be honoring the hospital employees during Hospital Appreciation Week beginning the week of May 11.  More...

Anna Goolsby and Caleb Leestma honored at His and Hers Shower

Engaged couple Anna Goolsby of Washington and Caleb Leestma of Seabrook, Texas, were guests of honor at a His and Her Couples Shower at The Burdette Family Cabin Saturday, April 18.  Festivities were hosted by Teresa and Ed Burdette, Mary Elizab More...

Washington’s sidewalks are safer now

Washington residents may have been wondering why crews worked for weeks to grind odd patterns into the city’s sidewalks, but anyone who has walked the sidewalks recently will feel the differenc More...

Hundreds turn out to see Prom, Senior Walk

Students at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School packed The Pope Center Saturday night for the annual Junior-Senior Prom. More...

Sheriff’s deputies, state troopers busy through April with assault, DUI arrests

Assaults and driving under the influence accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the month of April. More...

Come to the Spring Cruise-In Saturday

Tommy Lyons’ rare and beautiful 1924 Marmon was one of the hits of Memory Lane Cruisers’ previous Spring Cruise-In events, and this Saturday the Spring Cruise-In will have an evening of o More...

A genteel dinner with local history

Rose Wesser, portraying Fanny Andrews, talks with Dr. S. Kittrell Rushing after “Dinner on the Grounds with Fanny Andrews” on the rear lawn of the Robert Toombs House last Saturday. Dr. More...

News

Reading pays off for middle schoolers

Washington-Wilkes Middle School students in the Read180 program have been working hard to improve their Lexile reading score during the 2014-15 school year. More...

NASA’s meeting to feature panel aged 300 years

Next Thursday, a panel of distinguished citizens representing nearly 300 years of collective experience will help recall memories of all kinds relating to the old North Alexander School – and there are only three members of the panel.  More...

$77,000 grant will fund trail at Kettle Creek Battlefield

Wilkes County has been awarded a $77,000 grant to be used on the War Hill Loop Trail of the Kettle Creek Battlefield, according to an announcement made by Becky Kelley, director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) State Parks More...

Sports

Dorminy is part of nation’s No. 3 team at Life University

Rachel Dorminy, a graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, recently competed in the Division I college playoff tournament as a member of Life University’s Women’s Rugby team.  More...

4-H shotgun team members qualify for state competition this weekend

Despite stiff competition from 4-H clubs in northeast Georgia, the Wilkes County 4-H Shotgun Team brought home top honors as the team competed to qualify for the state match this coming weekend.  The team has been constantly growing since its st More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Few opportunities for a very prized job

Probably one of the most sought-after jobs in baseball by young people in and around the game is that of being a major league bat boy. More...

Worship

Jesus, restorer of life

Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived in Bethany. They were very special friends of Jesus. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the library.  .  Honors Night at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School will be held Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. More...