September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Takela Jones held without bond, is charged with murder of infant

The death Tuesday of 5-weekold Sydney Lewis has been ruled a murder, and Takela Jones, 21, is now in the custody of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office charged with the murder.  She was arrested Thursday after an investigation, and was boun More...

Rollover accident leaves two with minor injuries

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Sgt. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Homes continue to sell

Belle Story celebrated her 90th birthday last week by doing what she has always done on Tuesdays. She delivered “Meals on Wheels” for the Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

Opinions

Horrific violent crimes rarely happen here but it all can change in the blink of an eye

This last week has had many of us just shaking our heads in horror and sadness at how incredibly cruel and inhuman some people can be.  More...

Book Review

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Those of us who love biographies have had a feast lately of biographies of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers). Jon Meacham wrote one of these earlier, about Andrew Jackson (American Lion), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. More...

In Thomas County, Georgia, it’s hard to have a bad day

THOMASVILLE – It’s hot and sticky this time of the year in this Southwest Georgia enclave, but it’s nothing like summers of the past. More...

Obituaries

Perry Gunter

Funeral services for Perry Gunter, 74, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Jeffrey D. Tanner

Funeral services for Jeffrey D. Tanner, 49, of Tanner Road, were held Tuesday, August 25, at 5 p.m. at Tabor Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Haley Nicole Hill

Graveside services for Haley Nicole Hill, 23, of Lexington Rd., were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 30, at the Rock United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. She died Tuesday, August 25, at Athens Regional Hospital  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold its annual fall revival September 7-11 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers will include Rev. Ricky Lockhart on Monday, Rev. Dewayne Cowins on Tuesday, Rev. Daniel Ramsey on Wednesday, Rev. More...

Oglethorpe crime turns out to be far more tragic, heroic

As the full details have come out about last week’s rampage in Oglethorpe County by a Lexington man fleeing authorities, the story has become far more tragic for a Wilkes County family, and more heroic for another family.  More...

State investigator looking into concerns over City of Rayle’s election procedures

An investigator from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Elections Division visited the Rayle City Hall last Thursday in response to concerns about the handling of elections material.  More...

Washington’s Purple Heart ceremony will honor local recipients October 24

The City of Washington is moving closer to a ceremonial event in October honoring all Wilkes County residents who have been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in military combat, and having the city become designated as a Purple Heart City More...

Murder, other serious crimes put DUIs, property crimes in minority

More serious crimes including assault, threats, and property crimes accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the last month. More...

Fall Cruise-In to focus on Pug Nelms’ custom cars

Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In Saturday, September 12, from 5-8 p.m. More...

News

Pitts delivers keynote address to Tenth District Democrats

Rev. Lance Pitts of Washington, president of the Wilkes County Chapter of the NAACP, was the keynote speaker at the Tenth Congressional District-wide Democratic meeting in Crawfordville’s Senior Center on Saturday, August 22. More...

Outreach service set for Sept. 19 by Bible Study Class

The “WORD” Bible Study Class will hold its 19th annual Outreach Tent Service, the third Saturday, September 19, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Construction suspension will aid holiday travelers

To ease Labor Day weekend traffic congestion statewide, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and heavily traveled state routes from noon this Friday, September 4, until 5 a.m More...

Sports

Tigers’ continuing mistakes spoil hope of extending winning streak

Hopes that the experience of veteran skill players, especially in the backfields, would make up for practically all new, and very young, offensive and defensive lines evaporated even before halftime as the Lincoln County Red Devils pulled away to a 2 More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Welcome back to Atlanta, Brian

This past Friday evening I made my yearly trek to see the Braves host the visiting New York Yankees at Turner Field in the first of a three-game series. More...

Lady Tigers sit atop 8AA after three straight wins in week’s region games

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls softball team lost one game last week but it didn’t matter. More...

Worship

Jesus’ prayer for Himself

It was the night before the Crucifixion. Jesus and his disciples had shared the Last Supper, which Christ ians com- memorate as Communion. The next day, Jesus would endure the agony of death in payment for the sins of mankind. More...

Personalities

Ruth Ann Pickens celebrates fourth birthday August 17

Ruth Ann Pickens, daughter of Dawn and Steven Pickens, was four years old on Monday, August 17, and celebrated on several occasions.  On her birthday, Ruth Ann’s BeBe, Bobbie Ann Griffin, and friend, Rosemary Hopkins, took Sofia cupcakes, More...

David, Frances Ogletree honored at 50th wedding anniversary reception

David and Frances Ogletree of Washington were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception Saturday, August 15, in the Sardis Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Rayle.  The couple’s children, Karen Ogletree and B More...

Molly Caroline Newsome, Mitchell Alexander Esswein united in marriage in ceremony Saturday, August 8

Molly Caroline Newsome of Washington and Mitchell Alexander Esswein of Lilburn exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 8, at six o’clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...