June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Family gathers to honor Sara Davis on her 107th birthday

Five generations of family gathered Saturday to celebrate the 107th birthday of the family’s matriarch, Miss Sarah Davis.  In a gathering hosted by her children at the Washington Seventh day Adventist Church, Miss Davis was honored by some More...

Memory Lane Cruisers support Independence Day fireworks

Chamber Director John Singleton III accepts a donation from members of the Memory Lane Cruisers car club, including (l-r) Todd and Ruthie Clements, (Singleton), club president Dickie Garrard, Paulett More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Disappointing for readers?

It’s the season for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties. More...

Opinions

Are those real childhood memories of our dads, or are we remembering the years of memories?

As Father’s Day approaches, you can’t help but notice Facebook filling up with folks reminiscing about their fathers, some of whom are still with us, and some, like my daddy, who have gone to their reward years ago. More...

Book Review

The Churchill Factor

Before entering politics, Boris Johnson was a journalist and editor. He was elected to the House of Commons and served there until he was elected mayor of London. More...

Socialized medicine seems to work for my European friends

It has long been fashionable to cuss the government, government programs and everybody and everything in Washington from pay raises to the bureaucracy to Supreme Court decisions. More...

Obituaries

Charles Dennis Vinson

Funeral services for Charles “Chuck” Dennis Vinson, 69, of Tignall, were held Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. at Tignall Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Tignall Baptist Cemetery. More...

Brett Terrell Ray

Brett Terrell Ray, 57, of Washington, died Thursday, May 28.  More...

Ethel C. Hill

Funeral services for Ethel C. Hill were held Friday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Pole Branch Baptist Church in Tignall. Interment followed in the church cemetery.  She leaves to cherish her memories five children: Shirley A. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington-Wilkes Primary School would like the community’s help in earning free educational equipment and supplies from Bi-Lo during the summer. It’s easy. More...

City tightening dog ordinance; will support PDA hospital plan

The Washington City Council took action Monday night on two items that will affect not only many of the city’s residents, but county residents too, as they passed an amended – and tougher – city dog ordinance, and also gave the city More...

Learn to be a Storm Spotter Tue. in class sponsored by Wilkes EMS

Wilkes County EMS will be sponsoring a Storm Spotter class on Tuesday, June 16, from 10 a.m.- noon.  More...

Dog ordinance in detail: some changes in effect, some delayed until 2016

In an effort to control dogs running loose – and prevent another tragic dog attack like the one that killed an elderly woman recently – the new animal ordinance passed by the Washington City Council Monday night will require several thing More...

Airport open house draws appreciative fans of aviation

Nearly 100 visitors enjoyed hamburgers and high-flying fun at last week’s Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce open house at the Washington-Wilkes Airport. More...

Food businesses’ food costs will be topic of meeting

Washington-Wilkes residents involved in food service businesses are invited to the first in a series of Restaurant Roundtable meetings hosted by the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at 7:45 a.m. More...

News

Harley makes generous donation for Kettle Creek Battlefield Park

Dwight Harley of Lincolnton has made a $30,000 challenge donation toward development of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Park. More...

Junior 4-H members attend week of camp at Hampton

Three 4-H’ers from Wilkes County spent a week in June at the Georgia 4-H Junior Camp. The camp was held at the Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton.  More...

Sutton is Area Agency on Aging Volunteer of the Year for 2015

Clara Sutton of Washington has been presented the 2015 Clara West Volunteer of the Year Award by the CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging. The crystal award plaque was inscribed with a quote from Edgar F. More...

Sports

Stars basketball camp gets started with youngest group

Some 36 kids ages 5-7 years old kicked off this year’s Starz basketball camp, hosted by the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, with two more age groups to go this summer.  More...

Opportunities, volunteers plentiful for anyone who wants to go fishing

Fishing together with your child and family can build some powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember. Don’t know how to fish? No problem. More...

Shotgun team competes in trap match at Rock Eagle

Wilkes County 4-H’ers competed in the Georgia 4-H Modified Trap Match at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More...

Worship

Jesus and the moving spirit

As Passover approached, the Jews who had gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Holy Days were in high spirits. Jesus’ followers in particular were in ecstasy. More...

Personalities

Jessica Amanda Murphy to marry Graham Walton Echols November 21

Maria Murphy of Rayle and Jeff Murphy of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Amanda, of Rayle, to Graham Walton Echols, son of Jane and Glen Echols of Tignall.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Peggy and Jonnie W More...

Benjamin Hale Newell receives law degree from UGA on May 16

Benjamin Hale Newell received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in commencement exercises Saturday, May 16, in Athens.  Newell is the son of David and Jayna Hale Newell of Woodbine and the grandson of Vada Hale More...

Randee, Jim Barry honored at 50th anniversary dinner

Randee and Jim Barry were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner party at Talk of the Town Saturday, May 2.  The dinner celebration was hosted by their children, Michael Barry of Washington, D.C., Chris Barry of Ma More...