October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Property tax bills expected to go out within two weeks, commissioner says

Property tax bills for 2015 are expected to go out within two weeks after the proposed tax rates for the city, county, and school system were set in meetings last week.  More...

Abuse, statutory rape, fake money lead off roundup of Wilkes arrests

Assaults and DUIs accounted for the bulk of law enforcement action during the last month. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

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The Office Cat

Everybody please vote

The Office Cat

Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time ends October 31, and we go back to Eastern Standard Time. So we need to set our clocks back one hour Saturday, October 31, because Eastern Standard Time begins Sunday, November 1. More...

Opinions

Fall’s falling leaves wear out my leaf-blowers, but I still love the cool crispness of autumn

I can’t help but notice the irony: I’m watching a storm of falling leaves in my yard just as I’m trying to decide which leaf-blower to buy to replace the one I just wore out.  More...

Jesup’s finest have always graced the University of Georgia

Jesup, the seat of Wayne County, is where there is the storied Altamaha River (pronounced “Altamahaul” by locals) and an alluring swamp teeming with all types of varmints.  More...

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Obituaries

Frankie Lenair Phillips

Funeral and interment services for Frankie Lenair Phillips, 76, of Washington, were held at Nixville Church of God of Prophecy in Estill, S.C. on Sunday, October 24, at 2 p.m. More...

Christine Vaughn Smith

Funeral services for Christine Vaughn Smith, 92, formerly of S. Smyrna Church Rd. in Wilkes County, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 22, at the Smyrna United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Rayner officiating. More...

Connie Maxine Armour James

A memorial and celebration of life for Connie Maxine Armour James, 53, of Philomath, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at Carter’s Grove Baptist Church, Highway 22, with Pastor Glen Hendley officiating. More...

Personalities

Ashton Hardy guest of honor at baby shower on October 24

Ashton Hardin Hardy was entertained at a baby shower Saturday afternoon, October 24, at the home of Angela McGill. Hostesses with Mrs. More...

Fire safety fun with Fireman Tim

Fireman Tim Wright is pictured with the First United Methodist Church Pre-Kindergarten children (front from left) London Gartrell, Cameryn Raven, Autumn Turner, and Savanna Bufford; (back from left) Zayden Worley, Garrison Owen, Anna Bryngelson, Dani More...

Chesnut presents program to DAR on Continental Congress Georgians

Washington-Wilkes Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) member, John David Chesnut, was guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Kettle Creek Chapter NSDAR on Monday, October 17, at the Woman’s Club.  More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2015 8:47 AM

Tax bills delayed again - Free Access

A mix-up in communication between Wilkes County leaders and the Georgia Department of Revenue will delay for a further two weeks the mailing of 2015 property tax bills to Wilkes County property owners. More...

‘It’s vitally important’ to cast a vote in City of Washington election Tue.

The polls in the city of Washington will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, as Washington voters cast their ballots for mayor and three council seats in the 2015 Washington municipal election.   More...

Tickets available for year’s best pancakes

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held Friday, November 6, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Christmas Parade of Lights entries already being built, organizers say

Several groups are already building illuminated floats for this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, organizers say, and parade sponsors are needed by November 1.  More...

Old bridge over Fishing Creek on Sandtown Road is unsafe; state DOT will pay to replace

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) has declared the bridge at Fishing Creek on the Sandtown Road to be unsafe and will replace it at a cost of around $2 million, according to an announcement made at the October meeting of the Wilkes Count More...

News

Students learn about fighting fire

To promote Fire Safety Week, Firefighter Tim Wright spent last week with Washington-Wilkes Primary School students teaching them the importance of fire prevention. More...

Georgia’s Author of the Year to speak at WLT kickoff event

Who says football and theater have nothing in common? The Washington Little Theater will officially “kick off” its 2016 season on Sunday, November 8, at 3 p.m. More...

Alumni tour old school, explore giving opportunities

After 50 years, 70 graduates and spouses returned to the North Alexander School campus for a reunion earlier this month. Both visitors and walls were speaking excitedly – if only the former teachers could have heard! More...

Letters

Purple Heart ceremony nicely done, very much appreciated

TO THE EDITOR:   Having attended the recent Purple Heart ceremony, I want to say thank you to all those who made the event possible. It was evident that many had worked long and hard to bring this event to fruition.  More...

Sports

Rabun Co. beats Tigers 43-10 but No. 2 spot is still doable

After last Friday’s thrashing (10-43) of the Washington-Wilkes Tigers by the region-leading Rabun County Wildcats, the news is still not all bad for the local team. More...

Top Tigers chosen by students at W-WCHS

At the spirit-boosting bonfire prior to last week’s homecoming celebration at Tiger Stadium, senior Tiger receiver Tyrique Pender (above, left) was awarded a golden signed football as Cheerleader Sweetheart by senior cheerleader Nikki Clark. More...

Fees to be waived on two area lakes for Veterans Day

Day use fees will be waived on recreation areas at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Clarks Hill and Hartwell lakes for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families on Veterans Day, November 11.  More...

Worship

Jesus pays the price for mankind

One person who stood at the foot of the Cross had witnessed Jesus’ whole earthly life. His mother,   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Holliday Park will close to the public as of Monday, November 2 for the winter season. The park will undergo repairs and cleanup during the closed season and will reopen to the public on February 22, 2016.  .  More...