October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Handgun found in teen’s bag at Wilkes Alternative School

A 15-year-old student at the Washington-Wilkes alternative school is facing possible juvenile charges after a teacher found him with a pistol in his book bag last Friday, Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore said.  More...

City will honor Wilkes recipients of Purple Heart on Sat., Oct. 24

The City of Washington will honor some 27 Washington-Wilkes Purple Heart recipients in a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 24, on The Square.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

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The Office Cat

These two weeks since I have moved to Court Street have been especially hard for me to get organized and think about writing “The Office Cat.” With so much to do to “get things straight” it’s hard to concentrate on writi More...

Opinions

‘Shop Local’ events are designed for visitors but locals shopping help keep jobs alive here

I was really happy to see that the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce was again putting on a “Shop Local” event, to draw Mule Day visitors to local businesses so they could spend money, and that the Kettle Creek Pilot Club was taking o More...

Political Cartoon

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What modern advancement will occupy the next generation?

Technology’s fascination is unyielding. More...

Obituaries

Louise Dunaway Burt

Funeral services for Louise Dunaway Burt, 95, were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 12, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Broom officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Mildred Elizabeth Dill Lindsey

Mildred Elizabeth Dill Lindsey, 65, of Fort Valley, Georgia, began her eternal life on Saturday, Oct. 3.  Mildred Elizabeth Dill was born on November 30, 1949, to her parents Marcus and Sarah Dill, in Washington, Georgia. More...

James N. Poss

Memorial services for James N. Poss, 64, of Fancy Gap, Virginia, will be held Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m. at Carter’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Hendley officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A barbecue Boston butt benefit for the Donald Wheatley family will be held Saturday, October 24, with pick ups at the Young Farmers Building on North Alexander Avenue from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. More...

City of Washington to cut property tax just slightly for the second year running

For the second year in a row, the City of Washington will reduce property taxes. A hearing has been set for Friday, October 23, at 8:30 a.m. for public input on the reduction.  More...

There’s a complex road ahead for the survival of City of Rayle

As the leadership of a tiny ­Wilkes County municipality changes hands, the way forward for the City of Rayle is becoming more complex and filled with problems.  More...

Rain, muddy parking doesn’t keep Mule Day from being a fun event

Despite a pre-dawn thunderstorm and continuing rain Saturday morning, the 35th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival welcomed crowds of damp and muddy visitors to Callaway Plantation for a taste of rural history.  More...

News

Primary school students getting fired up for October activities

Washington-Wilkes Primary School students are really “fired up” during the month of October.  In observance of Georgia’s Fire Safety Week, Firefighter Tim Wright will be visiting W-WPS to talk to kindergarten through third grad More...

Camp Gordon becomes Fort Gordon

Attorneys David Chesnut (left) and Craig Jones (standing), along with Washington Rotary Club President Ed Pope III discussed some of the intricasies involved in the establishment of and move “F More...

Global Impact Celebration to focus across the street, around the world

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? More...

Sports

Tigers continue the turnaround, beat Riverside 14-3

Following the season’s first win the week before, the Washington Wilkes Tigers took the field last Friday night against the Riverside Military Eagles who shared the same record (1-4) and were also coming off their first win the week before. More...

From the railroad to the Hall of Fame

Since the early beginnings of our great nation, America has given multitudes of people the opportunity to rise from humble circumstances to accomplish great achievements and live very successful lives. More...

Cheering for the Tigers

Tycoriah Danner stands atop a W-W Tiger Cheerleader formation in anticipation of a kickoff return during last Friday night’s game against Riverside Military. More...

Worship

Jesus accepts the verdict for mankind

Most people who knew about Jesus looked to Him for his miracles of feeding the multitudes and healing the incurable.   More...

Personalities

Reynolds Circle holds meeting October 6 at Presbyterian Manse

The Reynolds Circle of Washington Presbyterian Church Women met Tuesday afternoon, October 6, in the Manse.  The hostess, Jackie Gale, served Angel Food cake topped with sliced strawberries and whipped cream, coffee, and water.  Marcia Camp More...

Wilkes Eye Center

is pleased to welcome Shelley Simpkins as our new office manager.

Shelley comes to us with 15 years of optometric/opthalmology experience and 20 years of management related work. She is leaving GRU Eye Center after an almost 10-year position as their Lead Ophthalmic Technician/Office Administrator.  More...

Becky Stover presents program on prison ministry at WOM meeting

Becky Stover was guest speaker at the meeting of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church Monday evening, October 12, at Hummingbird Hill, the home of Kay and Pug Nelms.  More...