August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tiger football program gets statewide recognition by Atlanta’s Fox 5

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger football program is getting attention from Atlanta’s Fox 5 high school sports team, which visited the school Monday to get video of the team members and cheerleaders.  More...

Wilkes Grand Jury indicts Gartrell for 2014 murder of 67-year-old

The man accused of murdering 67-year-old James Edwards on Railroad Avenue in June, 2014, was indicted by the Wilkes County Grand Jury last week to face trial for murder and other felony charges.  More...

Vendors and sponsors needed for ‘Diesels for a Cause’ event

Vendors and sponsors are needed for a day fueled by horsepower and torque, and aimed at raising money for the Augusta Ronald McDonald House.  More...

Adoptions booming at shelter even with changes on horizon

With planned changes coming to the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter due to the retirement of long-time shelter director Gloria Wheatley, one good thing is happening more and more: dogs are being adopted, including some of the shelter’s oldest d More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Listen up, Purple Hearts

Many churches in the area are involved in the “Love Washington” event coming up September 25 and 26. More...

Opinions

I just told the truth about America in Russia

Did I ever mention I helped win the Cold War?  Twenty-six years ago this week, I was a young Navy chief journalist and covered the first visit of U.S. Navy ships to the home of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea. More...

Safety with wood heat

As winter approaches, many people will be heading to the woods to cut a supply of wood for their wood heaters. A gasoline-powered chain saw is a real cutting machine. More...

Obituaries

Helen Shedd Truitt

Funeral services for Helen Shedd Truitt, 83, of Tignall, were held Friday, August 14, at 11 a.m. at the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Walker officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Martha Lavenia Burt Henderson

Graveside services were held for Martha Lavenia Burt Henderson, 75, on Sunday afternoon, August 16, at 3 p.m., at Resthaven Cemetery. She died Friday night, August 14, at home. More...

Willie Mae Sisson

Memorial services for Willie Mae Sisson, 84, of Union Point were held on Friday, August 14, at 1 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Union Point with Rev. Marc Lhowe officiating. More...

Personalities

Carol Jackson guest of honor at retirement reception August 11

Carol Jackson was honored on the occasion of her retirement from 23 years of service as County Extension Secretary for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Joining Betty Slaton for lunch at her home last Wednesday were Susan Dodds, Frankie Frazier, Myrtle Figureas, Gail Ingram, Shelby Johnson, Mary Ellen Murray, and Annette Robertson, all of Gainesville and all former teachers and secretaries with whom More...

Edee Fortson honored at Sheriff Callie party for fourth birthday

Edee Fortson, daughter of Meghan and Adam Fortson, celebrated her fourth birthday Sunday, August 2, with a Sheriff Callie party at her home.  Edee was dressed in her Sheriff Callie costume, cowboy hat, and boots for the occasion.  More...

County presents tax levy proposal, switches airport engineering firms

Esper Lee took his seat for the first time as the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners conducted business on mostly routine matters at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday. More...

All four Wilkes County schools keep accreditation for next five years

The principals of all four Washington Wilkes schools were presented with certificates bearing the seal of approval from the national accreditation commission showing that their schools are once again fully accredited for a five-year term.  More...

FOX 5 visits

The Fox 5 Atlanta sports team of Cody Chaffins and Justin Felder get a cheer from the Tiger cheerleaders and Tiger players Deandre Harris, Tyrique Pender, and Quartez “Two-cat” Williams. More...

Candidates prepare for city races in Washington,Tignall, and Rayle

With qualifying for the November municipal elections in Washington, Tignall, and Rayle set to begin a week from Monday, several candidates have already indicated their interest to run for election or re-election.  More...

Civil War Round Table to hear retired Emory Univ. professor

Dr. Donald W. Livingston of Charleston, South Carolina will present “Why The Civil War Must be About Slavery. . More...

News

W-WMS FBLA students attend SLOTS

Last month, Washington-Wilkes Middle School Future Business Leaders of America members Jayla Butler, Sabrina Jordan, and Nijavia Cade attended Summer Leadership Officers Training (SLOTS) in Swainsbor More...

21st Century receives funding to continue through 2015-16

Continued funding of a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant has been announced for year four of a five-year period in the amount of $447,392 for all Wilkes County schools. More...

Bookbags presented in ‘Back to School’ giveaway

Students who received bookbags in the Washington-Wilkes Primary School “Back to School” giveaway sponsored by Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company were (l-r) Weston McAvoy and Alicia Mat More...

Letters

Thanks for Little League support

TO THE EDITOR:   The Washington-Wilkes Little League would like to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors, coaches, volunteers, umpires, parents, and children who helped make this past season a huge success. More...

Sports

Tigers fall to Elbert 21-32 but everything is ‘fixable’

A very talented team of Elbert County Blue Devils taught the Washington-Wilkes Tigers a few lessons in last Friday’s preseason scrimmage game in the Granite Bowl, but the shortcomings of W-W are all fixable things that might have been expected More...

W-W Lady Tigers win three games in the weekend’s Chick-fil-A Classic

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team won three of five games last weekend at the Chick-fil-A Classic tournament hosted by Harlem High School. 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...

Worship

Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit

Jesus loved the Apostles and He hoped that describing to them what their lives would be like after his leaving would help them endure the persecution that was to come (verse 4). More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The regular meeting of the Washington Downtown Development Authority will be held Thursday, August 20, at Farmers State Bank beginning at 8:30 a.m.  .  More...