August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

First responders tour schools to speed emergency response

Washington residents may have wondered Tuesday morning why they were seeing firetrucks, ambulances, and sheriff’s vehicles at all four local schools, but it was for a good cause: keeping the children and teachers in each school safe in an emerg More...

Twelve W-W teachers nominated for statewide Teacher of the Year

Twelve school teachers have been nominated for the honor of Wilkes County Teacher of the Year representing all four Wilkes County Schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Dr. More...

Tiger Band Camp winds up and cools off

Members of the Washington Wilkes Marching Tiger Band enjoy a cool mist provided by the Washington Fire Department’s water cannon. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tiger Band in need of uniforms

I have added one more “wild creature” to my collection at my house on Lexington Avenue. Friday night I was standing at my kitchen door about 8:15 p.m. More...

Opinions

Terrorist attacks on Chattanooga facilities may have only ‘awakened a sleeping giant’

It’s been three weeks now since an Islamic terrorist attacked two military facilities in Chattanooga, killing four Marines and a sailor, and the reaction of American people to those attacks has been as heart-warming to many of us as it should b More...

Book Review

Toby’s Room

Don’t expect sweetness and light with this one. Do expect wonderful writing, believable characters, and realistic setting. More...

Bulldog Walter White took full advantage of the football life

Walter White, who died last week, grew up in Toccoa, learning football from a Georgia Rose Bowl hero. W. More...

Obituaries

Annie Bell Derricott

Funeral services for Annie Bell Derricott of Washington were conducted Sunday, August 2, at 2 p.m. at Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.  More...

Marie Samuel Wooten

Funeral services for Marie Samuel Wooten of Washington were conducted Saturday, August 1, at 4 p.m. at Gibson Grove Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.  Davenport-McLendon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   More...

Louise Nunn Grant

Private graveside services for Louise Nunn Grant, 86, of Crawfordville, Georgia, were held on Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at Margaret’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawfordville with Lamar Nix officiating. More...

Personalities

Kashade Dimace Andrews to wed Jerry Harris Jr. on September 19

Michael and Dianne Andrews of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kashade Dimace, to Jerry Harris Jr., son of Jerry and Kenyetta Harris of Savannah.  The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Lincoln County High School and a 2013 g More...

Eliza Pope enjoys sixth birthday party held at Monkey Joe’s

Eliza Pope, daughter of Susan and Edward III of Washington, celebrated her sixth birthday on Thursday, July 30, with a party at Monkey Joe’s in Evans.  More...

Sharon Munczenski marries Todd Blackmon on July 11

Sharon Vinson Munczenski of Douglasville and Robert “Todd” Blackmon of Washington were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony on Saturday, July 11, that took place on the banks of Fishing Creek in Lincoln County. More...

Faster internet, better nutrition await students Fri.

Armed with new school supplies and smiling faces, more than 1,600 Wilkes County public school students will fill the hallways and classrooms of their schools Friday after meeting their new teachers and seeing their classrooms in open houses earlier i More...

City’s ‘Lunch in the Park’ shows off improved Simpson Park to crowds

Crowds braved the summer heat last Friday to visit Simpson Park for a “Lunch in the Park” community picnic sponsored by the City of Washington.  Welcoming the public, city employees and their families, and members of organizations wh More...

Tax sale sees few properties, bidders

Only a handful of bidders came to the steps of the Wilkes County courthouse Tuesday morning to bid on properties being sold for delinquent taxes from the years 2013 and 2014.  More...

No progress made yet in solving July 10 death of man found in Clarks Hill Lake

The search continues for the missing truck belonging to a ­Wilkes County man found nearly a month ago in Clarks Hill Lake.  More...

More new faces at Wilkes County schools

New staff members at Washington-Wilkes schools this year include (front, l-r) Sheleanda Burgess, W-WPS; Myaka Bell and Trametheus Garnett, W-WES; Lynn Thomas, W-WPS; (back) Raymone Nesbitt and Kimber More...

News

Bus drivers honored for attendance; respect for buses urged for new year

As the new school year quickly approaches, bus drivers are gearing up for another successful year as they prepare to safely transport students to and from school each day. More...

High school students may apply to serve on philanthropic board

The Watson-Brown Foundation is looking for high school students interested in preserving history and helping the communities of the CSRA for its Junior Board.  More...

4-H’ers attend Atlanta Braves game

A fun activity for all ages is seeing an Atlanta Braves in live action. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for attention to roads

TO THE EDITOR:   We would like to thank the mayor, city administrator, the school superintendent, and District Two city councilmen for the new, safer exit off Berkshire Drive onto North Hill Street to the North Bypass.  More...

Sports

Tiger football ...

... it’s coming!

Monday was the first day in pads for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers; Friday, they will scrimmage against each other; and on August 14, they will travel to Elbert County for a pre-season scrimmage with More...

Hunter education course is required before season starts

As hunting season draws near, the Law Enforcement Division of Georgia Department of Natural Resources will begin holding hunter education classes each month through December. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Braves managers lead team to highs and lows

Depending upon what source you use, the Atlanta Braves have had 19 managers since they came to the Peach State capitol in 1966. Yes, it is strange but true that former team owner Ted Turner managed one game in 1977. More...

Worship

Jesus’ union with mankind

In today’s passage Jesus was explaining to the Apostles his union with mankind. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m.  .   More...