September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Echols family positions in Rayle end as Buff, Sherrer qualify to lead city

It’s the end of an era in the City of Rayle. More...

New and old candidates qualify for Washington,Tignall city elections

After last week’s municipal election qualifying, former Councilman Maceo Mahoney is back in Washington politics, and the incumbent mayor is facing a challenge from a frequent critic.  More...

Plum Creek Foundation helps purchase WMH equipment

Wills Memorial Hospital Director of Nursing Angie Vickery demonstrates a new vital-signs monitor at Wills Memorial Hospital, bought with help from Plum Creek Timber Company represented by Grady B. More...

Dryer fire fills laundry with smoke

Customers wait outside Sunday afternoon as firefighters from the Washington Fire Department put out a dryer fire in Peanut’s Coin Laundry on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Things must be looking up

There is not much “live news” going on in Washington-­Wilkes following the Labor Day holiday. Many people were out-of-town for the holiday and others were “back home” trying to recuperate from their holiday. l  More...

Opinions

Now is a good time to adopt a shelter dog, so open your home before it’s just too late

I ’ve written a few times about the two shelter dogs we adopted three years ago, about the unexpected impact they’ve had on our family, and how they wiggled and licked their ways into our hearts no matter how much we resisted.  More...

Book Review

A Tough Little Patch of History

The title comes from a journalist’s reference to the home of Margaret Mitchell after it was spared from destruction by fire. More...

Losing my friend Cliff Brooks has put a hurting on me

I lost a good friend recently, a reminder that the clock ticks in everybody’s life.  More...

Obituaries

John Wilson Young

Funeral services for John Wilson Young, 87, were held at 5 p.m. Sunday, September 6, in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Thompson officiating. Mr. Young entered into rest September 4, 2015.  More...

George Nicholas Wolfe

A memorial service for George Nicholas “Nick” Wolfe, 31, of Washington was held Sunday, September 6, at 5 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton with Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Mr. More...

Lawrence Edwards

Graveside services for Lawrence Edwards, 85, of Milledgeville, were held 11 a.m. Monday, August 31, at Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. He died Friday, August 28, in Macon.  More...

Don't Forget

Don' Forget

The Jason Chapman 5K Run/ Walk will be held on October 17 at 8 a.m. Participants may register at www.fbcwashington.org or www.racesonline.com/jason-chapman- 5k-run-walk. More...

Wilkes County’s property tax digest delayed by $9 million appraisal error

By this time last year, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners had already passed a proposed tax digest for the citizens to consider, but this year, the Wilkes County tax digest has been delayed as the county struggles again with accurate appraisal More...

Lake swing accident injures Evans man

Washington Fire Rescue, Wilkes EMS, and Wilkes County deputies help lift a man injured Sunday afternoon on Clarks Hill Lake in preparation for transport. More...

Fall Cruise-In set for this Saturday on The Square, 5-8 p.m.

Visitors admire Ross Maynard’s Ford Model T at the spring Cruise-In, and more old Fords will be featured at the Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In Saturday, September 12, 5-8 p.m. More...

Washington honored for 30 years of trees

Holding an award from the national Arbor Day Foundation, Washington Mayor Ames Barnett and state Department of Natural Resources Ranger Dameon Wilkinson celebrate the City of Washington’s 30 ye More...

More music, more history featured in Mule Day festival set October 10

It’s just a month away, and organizers say this year’s Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival, set for Saturday, October 10, will have more history, more music, and more family activities than ever.  More...

News

City of Washington recognized for 30 years as Tree City USA

Celebrating the City of Washington’s 30 years being a Tree City USA are (l-r) Bobby Mills, Mayor Ames Barnett, Kim Evans, Ranger Brett Bussey, Ranger Dameon Wilkinson, and Mike Hardy. More...

Hospice is a choice and a benefit

Missy Debreczeni (left) of Compassionate Care Hospice explained that hospice is “a beautiful service” that is a choice and a benefit for terminally ill people, not just in their last few More...

Teamwork results in additional Kettle Creek Battlefield signage

In order to direct tourists from US 78 near Rayle to the Kettle Creek Battlefield site, Allen Burton and Joe Harris, Kettle Creek Battlefield Association (KCBA) board members, added signage and moved an existing sign to a new location. More...

Sports

Wilkinson slams Tigers in second half; 0-2 Jefferson will visit here this Friday

The bizarre outcome of last Friday’s Tiger football game has left W-W fans, coaches, and players deflated with the monumental task of preparing for Jefferson County. More...

Lady Tigers still unbeaten in region, will play games every day this week

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers girls softball team is continuing to rack up region wins and as of this report is sitting comfortably atop Region 8AA with an impressive 6-0 record (12-5 overall). More...

Jason Chapmam 5k will host third running at FBC Oct. 17

The third annual Jason Chapman 5k run/walk event will be held Saturday, October 17, beginning at 8 a.m. The First Baptist Church of Washington is the sponsor and the start/finish line will be on Robert Toombs Avenue in front of the church.  More...

Worship

Jesus’ prayer for His apostles

The second of Jesus’ three final prayers was for the Apostles. It begins, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine” (verse 9). More...

Personalities

Walker descendants gather for 95th reunion August 16

The Walker family held its 95th annual reunion for the descendants of Daniel Lumpkin and Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson Walker at Fishing Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, August 16.  More...

W-W High School Class of ’60 celebrates 55th reunion

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l960 celebrated its 55th reunion on Saturday evening, August 22, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club.  Jim Granade, class president, welcomed everyone.  More...