September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids enjoy WLTC’s annual Children’s Theater production

Children’s Theater co-director (and puppeteer) Kaitlyn Johns and other cast members greet some of the 900 children who filled the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse last week as the Washington Little T More...

Discovery Channel’s ‘Rebel Gold’ series will finally find our long-lost gold...or not

Once again, a big cable network reality show is going to find the legendary lost Confederate gold for us.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Remembering old phone numbers

We’ve had a good week as far as rain and gas go. Gas prices are definitely down since last week. As of Sunday afternoon, prices on U.S. 78, west to east through Washington were $2.21; $2.28; $2.21; and $2.28. . . . More...

Opinions

Twenty-five years after becoming a Chief, the Navy lessons I learned still serve me

Twenty-five years ago Monday, on September 14, 1990, I joined the ranks of handpicked Navy men and women and became a Chief Petty Officer. More...

Book Review

A God in Ruins

“A man is a god in ruins,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. The opening page in A God in Ruins gives this quotation, among others. Then the book moves on to a brief glance at an airfield in England in 1944. More...

An early-morning start gives me some productive time

Heading out for breakfast at the Renaissance at the Atlanta Airport, early one morning recently, my game plan was influenced by the time of my appointment which was 8 a.m.  More...

Obituaries

Bobby Hugh Matthews

Funeral services for Bobby Hugh “Pop” Matthews, 75, of Anderson, South Carolina, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday September 2, at the Oakdale Baptist Church in Anderson with Rev. David Blizzard officiating. More...

John Dodd Bowers

John Dodd Bowers, 87, of La- Fayette, California, died Friday, September 4, 2015. Mr. Bowers was a native of Wilkes County and a graduate of Tignall High School. More...

Personalities

Belle Story honored at 90th birthday gatherings, visits

Belle Walker Drinkard Story enjoyed a month-long celebration in honor of her 90th birthday which took place Tuesday, August 25.  In place of a birthday party, her family chose to honor her the entire month and invite friends to drop by during th More...

Presbyterian Circle 3 meets in the Manse on September 8

Circle 3 of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met Tuesday, September 8, in the Manse.  Lisa Luken, hostess, served Key Lime Cloud squares with coffee or tea during a time of fellowship.  Jackie Gale opened the meeting and all welcomed Ma More...

Hazel Russell guest of honor at 92nd birthday celebration

Hazel Russell was honored on the occasion of her 92nd birthday at a celebration Wednesday, September 2, at Southern Manor.  More...

Agreement set to rebuild Baston Trailer Park Road using federal grant funds

Baston Trailer Park Road will get a makeover thanks to efforts by the CSRA Regional Commission and the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners who finalized an agreement to proceed with the project. More...

Power bills were high because July was unusually hot, humid

July was an especially hot and unusually humid month, and that’s why electric bills were higher in Washington, the city administrator told the Washington City Council Monday night, but at least the city’s rates are generally lower than Ra More...

Nobody knows how anybody votes, voter registrar tells council members

Nobody is allowed to know how anybody votes, the Wilkes County voter registrar told the Washington City Council Monday night, and it is a felony to scare anyone into voting or not voting for any candidate.  More...

Fall season packed with festivals, 5k runs, drama, and horsepower

This week’s first taste of cool weather tells us that fall is nearly here, and all the big events of the season are coming up soon.  More...

Fall Cruise-In shows off Pug Nelms’ custom cars

Visitors to Saturday’s Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In enjoyed a display of two of the exquisite hot rods built by Washington-Wilkes’ Pug Nelms, said club president Dickie Garrard. More...

News

Toastmaster earns bronze award

On Monday, September 14, Toastmaster Phyllis Eaddy of Savannah Lakes earned her Advanced Communicator Bronze Award at the meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters Club. More...

Chamber, Athens Tech partner to offer four computer courses

In conjunction with the Athens Technical College Career Center, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will offer four business development courses this fall.  Pam Johnson, Director of Computer Technology Training at Athens Tech, will be teac More...

Pilot Club to host CPR training course at McGill-Woodruff

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club is sponsoring a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training course this Saturday, September 19, at 9 a.m. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Councilman in Rayle says she had no responsibility with keys

(Editor’s note: The following letter was received in our office last week. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers in state’s top five! Still unbeaten in region

Somebody finally woke up and took notice of the Washington-­Wilkes Tigers girls softball team. MaxPreps released its state rankings on Monday and has the ladies at No. More...

Jason Chapman 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...

Tiger cross country runners to host Harlem next week

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger cross country team are (front, l-r) Moises Garcia, Johnathon Ramirez (statistician), Mikayla Broome, Calley Ryll, Lisette Ramirez, Josue Villeda, Avery Hall, (b More...

Worship

Jesus’ prayer for the church

The last seven verses of John 17 are Jesus’ prayer for us. Before his physical life on earth ended, Jesus assigned the Apostles the duty of spreading the Gospel to all mankind and establishing the Church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The fourth annual Pedaling for Paws event for Pre-k through fifth graders will be held on The Square in Washington on Friday, September 25, from 6-8 p.m. More...