July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Property owners paying overdue tax before courthouse auction in August

Property owners have been coming in to the Wilkes County courthouse this week to pay their property taxes to prevent their properties from being sold for delinquent taxes from the years 2013 and 2014.  The auction is set for 10 a.m. More...

School improvement plan available for parents Tuesday, July 28, at Wilkes school board office

Parents of Wilkes County school children in grades K-8 are invited to an on-site review and revision of the FY 16 school improvement plan on Tuesday, July 28, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Dodging deer causes Lincolnton Road wreck

A Wilkes County woman lost control of this Nissan Rogue late last Thursday night on the Lincolnton Road near the Metasville Road after she dodged several deer crossing the road. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

I’d rather be freezing

The Fourth of July 2015 is now history and we are on the down side of summer which means going back to school, catching a short vacation before school starts, July sales in the stores, and hoping for a preview of fall and weather that’s below 1 More...

Opinions

Are our computers and smartphones becoming an extension of our brains, or a replacement?

Are we using our phones as an extension of our brains? Most smartphone users have at one time or another lost their phones, or had them go stupid on us. More...

Book Review

The Feud

At one time, if you said “the feud.” everyone knew that you were talking about the Hatfields and McCoys, which is the sub-title of Dean King’s book. More...

Vail, Colorado is now the home of Georgia Bulldog Bob Walsh

VAIL, Col. – This ultra-popular destination for skiers is a new town when you consider that it is officially less than 50 years old. More...

Obituaries

Mary Lue Davis

Funeral services for Mary Lue “Classy” Davis, 95, were held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 3, with interment at City West Cemetery. More...

Ledwellyn VerDer Turman

Funeral services for L.V. Turman, 59, of Washington, were held Sunday, June 28, at the Pope Center in Washington with interment at Resthaven Cemetery. He passed away Tuesday, June 23, at University Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Martha Vandiver

Martha Vandiver, 58, of Raytown, died Sunday morning, July 12, at her home.  Mrs. Vandiver was born in Mableton, Georgia, and had lived in this community for most of her life. More...

Personalities

Branan Sheffield celebrates second birthday on July 2

Branan Sheffield, daughter of Ashley and Brad Sheffield of Statesboro, was two years old on Thursday, July 2, and celebrated on several occasions.  More...

Erin Maurine McGonegal marries Charles Timothy Jackson June 13

Erin Maurine McGonegal of John’s Creek and Charles Timothy “Chase” Jackson of Tignall exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor double-ring ceremony Saturday, June 13, at five-thirty in the afternoon at Thomson House and Gardens More...

New Beginnings

Liam Reed Callaway   Lindley and Josh Callaway of Rayle announce the birth of their son, Liam Reed, on Wednesday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Liam weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20 3/4 inches long. More...

Esper Lee chosen to fill commission seat of his late son, Divenski Lee

At the first regular meeting since the untimely death of one of its members, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Divenski Ramon Lee Appreciation Day and appointed his father, retired teacher and school administrator Esper Lee, to succ More...

Dog ordinance rumors filled with error, misinformation

A mistake in a City of Washington newsletter and misinformation being spread on social media has some Washington-Wilkes residents up in arms over the city’s new animal ordinance.  “It’s gotten a little blown out of proportion,& More...

Berkshire Drive intersection with East Street remodeled

Road work has been largely completed at the intersection of Berkshire Drive and East Street behind Washington Wilkes Elementary School where the City of Washington had contractors put in a “Y&r More...

Vendors needed for Mule Day’s 35th celebration set for Oct. 10

Planning is already well underway for the 35th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival set for Saturday, October 10, and the call for vendor applications has gone out.  More...

News

4-H members show goats in Homer

Five Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the Northeast Georgia Goat Producers Meat Goat Challenge in Homer. More...

Fishing Creek Baptist to hold homecoming, revival services

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will hold its 232nd homecoming service on Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Albert Huyck of Tignall delivering the message. More...

Next community blood drive is set all day August 20

Wilkes Countians have always responded very actively to Shepeard Community Blood Center’s call for blood donations. The community will have the opportunity to contribute again on Thursday, August 20, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  More...

Sports

STARZ Basketball Camp concludes at W-WPRD

Attending the last session of the STARZ Basketball Camp at Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation were 10-12-year-olds (front, l-r) Brandon Ivey, Zaikious Jackson, Amaan Jones, Jamarquez Tyson, Corey More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

All Star game sees changes in 86 years

By the time you are reading this article, the 86th Major League All- Star game will have been played on Tuesday in Cincinnati at Great American Park. More...

Autry committed to play football at Air Force Academy

Eric Autry, son of new Washington residents Lisa and John Autry, has departed for processing at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where he will also play football as a kicker for the Fighting Falcons.  More...

Worship

Jesus reveals God’s spirit in man

Jesus had told the Apostles at supper that one of them was being controlled by Satan and would betray their Master. More...

Adult Bible Searchers of FBC treated to ice cream fellowship

The Adult Bible Searchers of First Baptist Church enjoyed a salad and homemade ice cream fellowship Friday evening, July 10, at the home of Teresa and Bill Bishop.  Mr. Bishop welcomed everyone and Edward Pope Jr. offered the blessing.  More...

Third Shiloh, BTU Congress convene with New Springhill

The Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Sunday School and BTU Congress convened at The Third Shiloh Mission Center June 24-25 with New Springhill Baptist Church, where Reginald Hunter served as host pastor and Deacon Eddie Hull served as host superintend More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Washington- Wilkes Tiger coaching staff members will be on The Square selling season tickets for the 2015 football season for the next three Saturdays – July 18, 25, and August 1 – from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.   .  More...