June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Farm safety camp draws big crowd

Kids gather around the crew of the AirLife Georgia air ambulance and learn about fire safety from Lt. More...

Vendors needed for Independence Day

With just four weeks to go, preparations are falling into place for the big Washington-Wilkes Independence Day fireworks celebration.  The celebration is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, on The Square in Washington. More...

DUIs, family violence incidents lead the May roundup of law enforcement action

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

Wednesdays on Wheels fills The Square with fun

Dozens of children – and a few adults too – take to the streets on bicycles, tricycles, and skateboards around The Square with the first Wednesdays on Wheels last Wednesday, bringing back More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Library was a favorite place

Have you discovered or visited God’s Marketplace? More...

Opinions

Just because justice seems to come slowly doesn’t mean things are ‘swept under a rug’

The arrest last week of Nyheim Gartrell for the murder of James Edwards is helping answer a question I’ve heard from many people in Washington-Wilkes: “Has so-and-so gotten away with doing such-and-such, and are the authorities just tryin More...

Book Review

Falling in Love

In spite of the title, this book is not a romance. It is the 24th mystery in the popular Commissario Guido Brunetti series. Love and falling are themes, however. More...

World War II history comes alive at the beaches of Normandy

Today, seventy-one years ago, General Dwight Douglas Eisenhower was beginning the countdown for the Allied invasion of Normandy. More...

Obituaries

Priscilla Johnson Maxwell

Funeral services for Priscilla Johnson Maxwell, 79, of Washington, were held Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. John King and Rev. Mark Woods officiating. More...

Norma Rae Cockrell Butler

Memorial services celebrating the life of Norma Rae Cockrell Butler, 60, of Tignall, wife of Larry Butler, were held on Monday, June 1, at 4 p.m. at Fishing Creek Baptist Church. More...

Letisha Dawn Winfrey Thompson

A memorial service for Letisha Dawn Winfrey Thompson, 44, of Rayle, was held Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Casper officiating. She entered into rest on Sunday, May 24.  More...

Worship

Jesus’ spiritual battle

The Devil craves all the power that belongs to God, and will never stop fighting for control of God’s world. The war began when God cast Satan out of heaven. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Presbyterian Church will host Alvin Blount, Minister of Music at St. Mary’s on the Hill in Augusta, who will present a concert on the 1888 Hook and Hastings organ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. A reception will follow. More...

Former chief, municipal clerk ordered out while searching for ‘records’ in City Hall

The investigation into former Washington Police Chief Theodosia Glenn’s handling of charitable funds is apparently active, and now it has been revealed that Glenn and a former Washington police officer were spotted last week going into the base More...

That’s not the IRS making scary calls, it’s a scam plaguing Wilkes residents

Wilkes County residents are reporting threatening phone calls from people saying they’re from the Internal Revenue Service and they’re going to file suit unless they’re paid immediately. More...

Free lunches, fun return for summer at Booker Center

Free lunches will be available to up to 100 Wilkes County children between the ages of two and 18 each day Monday through Thursday June 29-July 23 from noon until 1 p.m. More...

Nyheim Gartrell bound over to court, charged with murder

Nyheim Gartrell, the 18-year-old Washington youth arrested last week for the murder of 67-year-old James Edwards, was bound over late last Tuesday, May 26, to the Wilkes County Superior Court, Wilkes Sheriff Mark Moore said.  In Magistrate Court More...

Seventeen retire from school system

At last week’s annual county-wide meeting of the Wilkes County school system, some 17 school employees retired from the system, including (front, l-r) W-WMS teacher Geneva Glaze, W-WPS teacher More...

News

Kiwanis scholarships presented

Kathleen Storrin (left) and Amy McAvoy (right) are the Washington Kiwanis Club scholarship recipients for 2015. More...

Jamia Nicole Johnson is scholarship winner

Jamia Nicole Johnson (left) accepts the Rosa Grant Warthen Higher Educational Scholarship Certificate, valued at $500, from Clara Sutton, founder of the scholarship program. More...

Magician gets Reading Club started

The Mary Willis Library kicked off its Vacation Reading Club last Tuesday with a performance from magician Chad Crews. There were over 100 children and adults in attendance. More...

Letters

Community thanked for support of God’s Marketplace

TO THE EDITOR: God’s Marketplace would like to take this opportunity to thank the Washington-Wilkes community for the generous support you have given us over the past seven years, yes, seven years. More...

Lions Club provides eyeglasses, exams for those not able

TO THE EDITOR:   Many thanks for your support of our many Lions Club projects, most recently our chicken barbecue.  More...

Sports

Abby Smith is Academic All-American, batting champ for Piedmont College

Piedmont College softball player Abby Smith has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America team, according to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). More...

Tiger netters celebrate, get awards, attend camp

An end-of-year celebration for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis team was held at the home of Coach Belle Guin on Friday, May 15. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Was Ty Cobb a ‘terrible beauty?’

This past Saturday I did something that I really enjoy doing and took a short baseball trip. More...

Personalities

John Duggan Scholarship awarded

Brannon James, the 2015 recipient of the John Duggan Memorial Scholarship, accepts the scholarship award from Dean Mansfield on behalf of the Washington Woman’s Club. More...

Calli Nickels guest of honor at bridal shower and brunch May 30 at FBC

Calli Nickels of Rapid City, S.D., was guest of honor at a bridal shower and brunch on Saturday, May 30, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  More...

New Beginnings

Garrett Matthew Stephens   Megan and Matt Stephens of Bishop announce the birth of their son, Garrett Matthew, born on Saturday, May 30, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Garrett weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs. More...