September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Discovery Channel’s series on lost gold legend will study Washington portion of treasure route

Washington-Wilkes will star in the third episode of a new Discovery network show tracing the mystery of the lost Confederate gold next Tuesday night, September 29, at 10 p.m., and in the fourth episode the following Tuesday.  More...

Washington’s municipal campaign underway, early voting set Oct. 12

Early voting for the Washington municipal election will begin Monday, October 12, and campaigning has already begun in earnest.  Incumbent Mayor Ames Barnett is being challenged for the mayor’s seat by Councilman Nathaniel Cullars. More...

Travis Armour is a candidate for re-election in D-2

Incumbent District 2 Councilman Travis Armour has announced his candidacy for reelection to one of the two District 2 Washington City Council seats to be decided in the city’s November election.  “Washington is my home,” he sai More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Six miles every morning

I meet the nicest people when I’m walking in the mornings. For several days I had noticed a very attractive woman walking south on Spring Street while I was walking north on Spring Street. More...

Opinions

History is being made now across Europe as flood of people come from Middle East

History is being made right now. More...

Book Review

The Wright Brothers

David McCullough, a distinguished and masterful writer of popular history, has done it again. More...

Nashville action distracts me at a UGA-Vandy game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Every time Georgia plays Vanderbilt in Nashville, there are so many attractions to enjoy that you have a hard time keeping your mind on the football game. More...

Obituaries

Tommy Thornton

Funeral services for Tommy Thornton, 84, of Washington, were held on Tuesday, September 22, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Reba Paschall Clay

Reba Paschall Clay, 95, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, September 18, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born the ninth child to the late Samuel H. More...

Thomas Henry Perdue

A celebration of the life of Thomas Henry Perdue, 74, will be held Thursday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wellston, Ohio, with Pastor Dave Kelly and Rev. Thomas Hayes Perdue officiating. More...

Personalities

Marcia Delany guest of honor at 70th birthday celebration

Marcia Delany was feted at a birthday celebration in honor of her 70th birthday at the Delany home in Upton Mill on Saturday, August 22. More...

Dixon Sheffield treated to pirate birthday party on September 12

Dixon Sheffield, son of Ashley and Brad Sheffield of Statesboro, celebrated his fourth birthday with a party at his home on Saturday, September 12. More...

Whitney Morgan Otawka to marry Benjamin Lewis Wheatley Oct. 31

Mrs. Dawn Marsh and Robert Otawka announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Morgan Otawka, of Cumberland Island, to Benjamin Lewis Wheatley, also of Cumberland Island, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman “Butch” Wheatley of Tiger.  More...

SquareCrows return downtown; entry deadline now Fri., Oct. 2

For the fourth year, the popular SquareCrows decorating contest is returning to downtown Washington, and entrants now have an extra week to work their magic.  This year, the Kettle Creek Pilot Club’s Carol Jackson said, the SquareCrows nee More...

Struggling readers’ scores up across school system

Struggling readers in all four ­Wilkes County schools have benefitted greatly from new programs paid for by a state grant, the Wilkes County Board of Education heard in Monday afternoon’s regular September meeting.  More...

Model A Ford clubs meet for tour of area sights

Members of the Southside Model A club of Atlanta, along with club members from South Carolina and Alabama, gather on The Square this weekend – and do a little maintenance – as part of the More...

Charles Wagner is a candidate for D-2 council seat

Charles Wagner has announced his candidacy for election to one of the two District 2 Washington City Council seats to be decided in the city’s November election.  Wagner grew up on a dairy farm in Staunton, Virginia, the seventh of 11 chil More...

Hartwell man survives terrible wreck with truck

Washington Fire Rescue and Wilkes EMS personnel work to extricate a Hartwell man from a tiny Mini coupe after the vehicle collided with a heavy-duty service truck on the Thomson Highway south of Big More...

News

Young Farmers updated on programs

Kyle Brown, Farm Service Agency director, and Jason Wheatley, NRCS District Conservationist, spoke at the August meeting of the Wilkes County Young Farmers. More...

Ancient origin of War Hill explained for SAR

Dan Williams, of the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, recently spoke to a dinner audience of the Washington-Wilkes Chapter, SAR. He described the origin of both the basic and unique features of War Hill in the Kettle Creek Battlefield.  More...

Wilkes 4-H’ers participate in Forestry Field Day contest

Four Wilkes County 4-H’ers participated in the Area Forestry Field Day Judging Contest in Dahlonega. Forestry Field Day is a competitive Judging Contest where 4-H’ers learn about one of Georgia’s most valuable resources. More...

Letters

Won’t give in to social media lies and drama

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Fighting dogs cause injury

TO THE EDITOR:   Each day my Havanese, Gus, and I walk, and since we live on Spring Street, obviously we will walk that way. More...

Sports

Tigers fall to Thomson powerhouse, now look to ‘brand new season’

It was understood across the board that Thomson would win the football game over the W-W Tigers last Friday night. The AAAA Bulldogs are averaging over 50 points a game this year and W-W is still looking for a way to win. More...

Lady Tigers tied with Redskins in region as season nears end

A region loss to Social Circle cost the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team two spots in the state poll as they dropped from fifth to seventh place in the rankings. More...

Cross country Bucs compete in recent meets

The Briarwood Academy middle school and varsity cross country teams including members from Wilkes County competed in meets at Loganville Christian and George Smith State Park. More...

Worship

Jesus’ final hours begin

After Jesus prayed for himself, for the Apostles and for the Church, He and his followers walked to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Gos- pel of Mark (Mark 14:32- 39) tells us that He then prayed privately about what was about to happen to Him.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Chapter of OLLI@UGA will meet Monday, October 5, at the Episcopal Parish House at 2 p.m. More...