May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pausing for prayer

Led by Washington Ministers United, local believers paused last Thursday for the 64th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington. More...

Former state Sen. Joey Brush loses life; called ‘hardest-working public servant’

Wilkes County’s former state senator, Joey Brush, was killed in a motorcycle accident last week near Augusta.  More...

Attend Wilkes County EMS public events for cell-phone tornado-alert information

Would you like to get severe weather warnings on your cell phone? That’s just one service the paramedics and emergency medical technicians of the Wilkes County EMS will be doing for the public in the community.  More...

Remembering a surrender 150 years ago

Civil War re-enactors portraying members of the Confederate 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry reenact the unit’s surrender to Union forces that occurred 150 years ago, May 7, 1865. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Visitors decide to stay over

Saturday’s Cruise-In on The Square brought many people to Washington-Wilkes. More...

Opinions

Watch for an increase in military pretenders as the season of patriotic holidays brings out fakes

Well, the season of patriotic holidays is coming up, and with it, the time we’re most likely to catch some goober claiming to be something he’s not: a Navy SEAL, an Army Ranger, or some other highly respected military warrior.  More...

Book Review

The Bully Pulpit

Doris Kearns Goodwin writes “popular history.” “Popular” does not mean “dumbed down.” Her books are well-researched and factual, but she makes history come alive, focusing on fascinating, real characters – li More...

Kentucky is at its best when Derby time comes around in May

PARIS, Ky. – Horse country is about blue grass, bourbon, and big bucks. It is also about limestone waters, which affect the taste of the bourbon and the quality of the bluegrass. More...

Worship

Jesus, comforter in death

Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their brother, Jesus’ dear friend Lazarus, was ill. More...

Personalities

Susan Howard receives Masters degree on May 2

Susan Wells Howard of Athens received her Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College in commencement exercises Saturday, May 2, in Demorest.  Present for the festivities were her husband, Morgan Howard, formerly of Washin More...

Hannah Grey Barrett dedicated on May 10 at FBC in Monroe

Hannah Grey Barrett, five-monthold daughter of Rebecca and Zach Barrett of Monroe, was dedicated during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Monroe on Mother’s Day, May 10.  Hannah Grey wore a light blue Bishop dress smoc More...

Carsonia Lanette Parks to wed Mr. Patrick Lee Quinn

Carsonia Lanette Parks and Patrick Lee Quinn of Lincolnton, together with their families, announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Tompkins of Plum Branch, S.C. More...

Proposed city ordinance would require an owner, registration, tags, for all dogs

At Monday night’s regular meeting, members of the Washington City Council heard details of a proposed new animal ordinance that would require all dogs and cats to be registered and redefine what it means to properly restrain animals.  More...

Graduation season coming to a head with commencement set next Friday

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Class of 2015 will be the largest in years with close to 100 graduates expected to walk in commencement exercises Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.  More...

Postal carrier food drive sets record

Showing off the record 2,227 pounds of food collected by mail carriers in Washington-Wilkes last Saturday as part of their annual nationwide effort to help the hungry are postal employees and God&rsq More...

Spring Cruise-In packs The Square

Saturday’s perfect weather brought out a big crowd to the Memory Lane Cruisers Spring Cruise-In. More...

Swimming pools ready to open for big Memorial Day weekend

The annual opening of local swimming pools is on track for Memorial Day weekend.  The city pool at Reese Booker Park and the pool at the Washington Wilkes Country Club will both open Memorial Day weekend for the summer, and both will offer swimm More...

News

Jones speaks at anniversary celebration

State Rep. More...

Blood drive gets 62 donations; next one planned for Aug. 20

The Shepeard Community Blood Center has announced that the following people are included on the honor roll for the April blood drive held at the Washington First United Methodist Church.  More...

Fountain Campground sets upcoming revival for week of June 7-14

Established in 1822, Fountain Campground is still going strong as a nondenominational campground and invites all faiths to worship at its upcoming revival June 7-14.  More...

Sports

Weaver, Miller, Johnson shoot in state match for Wilkes .22 Rimfire Team at Rock Eagle

Three Wilkes County 4-H Shooters participated in the State.22 Rimfire Match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center last weekend. Shooting on the .22 Rimfire Team were Keegan Weaver, Brenden Johnson, and Catie Miller. More...

McLeroy is top shooter for Wilkes as 4-H BB team closes out season

Wilkes County 4-H’ers attended matches across the state from Carroll County to the District S.A.F.E. BB match in Madison County to finally end their season at the state match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.  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...

Obituaries

Helen H. Fuller

Helen H. Fuller, “Granny,” was born August 24, 1926, to the late Rhody and Allen Starks. She attended school in Washington, Georgia. More...

James Clarence Roper

Funeral services for James Clarence “Jimmy” Roper, 72, of Washington were held Monday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at Sandy Cross Baptist Church in Crawfordville with Rev. Larry T. Davison officiating. More...

Bernard Hamilton Anderson Jr.

Funeral services for Bernard Hamilton “Bernie” Anderson Jr., 57, of Wilkes County, were held Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery in Thomson. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The City of Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.  .  More...