November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Final vote changes little; big Barnett win confirmed

The final vote totals in last Tuesday’s municipal election are in, election officials report, and the official and complete tally did not change the outcome of the election.  Only two provisional ballots were confirmed, Elections Superviso More...

4-H’ers learn the art of carving pumpkins

The Wilkes County Extension Service 4-H program hosted a pumpkin-carving workshop at the Wilkes County courthouse last week and had 21 kids in attendance to learn how to carve a pumpkin and then take More...

Choice Nash shot but recovering in Augusta hospital

Choice Nash, a popular former All-State Tiger who played for Washington-Wilkes in the 1985 state championship game, should be out of the hospital soon after he was shot and wounded by his 85-year-old mother last Friday afternoon.  More...

Old muscle car damages two parked vehicles

The driver of this orange 1974 Chevrolet Nova was taken to Doctors Hospital in Augusta after she crashed into a parked car on Lexington Avenue Friday night. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Colored lights for Christmas!

The Office Cat

“And they all sang for joy!” Seeing a lot of activity, men, and machinery on The Square one day last week, and being nosey, I walked over to see what was going on.  More...

Letters

Second-term win was crucial

(Editor’s note: The author of the following has submitted it as an open letter to Washington Mayor Ames Barnett following his re-election last Tuesday.)  DEAR MAYOR BARNETT:   More...

Obituaries

Diane Poulnott Jones

Funeral services for Diane Poulnott Jones, 64, of Crawfordville Road, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 8, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. She died Thursday, November 5, at Athens Regional Medical Center.  More...

Personalities

Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of FBC meet at The Ark November 2

Leslie McAvoy was hostess for the meeting of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church at The Ark Monday evening, November 2.  More...

Mr. and Mrs. James Turner Bryson III honored at wedding reception Oct. 10

Mr. and Mrs. James Turner Bryson III of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, were entertained at a belated wedding reception given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Turner Bryson Jr. More...

A.J. Fortson celebrates first birthday with pumpkin party Oct. 24

A.J. Fortson, son of Meghan and Adam Fortson, celebrated his first birthday Saturday, October 24, with a pumpkin theme party at his home.  A . J . w a dressed festively in a monogrammed pumpkin outfit for the occasion.  More...

Fire department to get taller door to handle new, taller ladder truck

The regular November meeting of the Washington City Council set records for brevity and civility Monday night, likely as a result of the public’s vote of confidence in re-electing Mayor Ames Barnett the previous week.  More...

Music will be big feature at this Saturday’s annual Tignall family fall festival

Saturday’s “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival – in addition to all the fun, food, and activities, will feature great music including Wilkes County’s rising country music singer Chris Rogers, who will be playing at More...

Volunteer bellringers need to sign up for local Salvation Army kettle drive

This Christmas season as in years past, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and donations to help meet ever-growing needs of struggling people in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

Prominent author featured at kickoff event

Georgia Author of the Year Carolyn Newton Curry signs copies of her book Suffer and Grow Strong, The LIfe of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834- 1907 at the Washington Little Theater’s annual me More...

There’s still time to enter a float or sponsor this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights

More entries and sponsors are needed for this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, organizers say.  More...

News

Interact members report on summer camp

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Interact members Bobbie Welch (left) and Taylor Echols (right) visited the Washington Rotary Club and told about their experiences last summer at the RYLA More...

Walton-Williams will be speaker at White Rock Pew Rally Sunday

The White Rock Baptist Church of Rayle will hold its Pre-Thanksgiving Pew Rally this Sunday, November 15, at 5 p.m.   Dr. Herm ecender Walton-Williams, daughter of Susie Mae Walton and the late Rev. Robert L. Walton, will be the guest speaker. More...

Title character’s life portrayed

Author Carolyn Newton Curry’s new book, Suffer and Grow Strong, The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907 was portrayed by three actresses at The Bolton Lunceford Playhouse on Sunday, More...

Sports

Tigers will travel to Manchester for first round of playoffs

Washington-Wilkes football fans will remember the first round of the 2014 playoffs when the fourth-seeded Tigers took a long road trip to Rome to play the top-seeded region champions of Region 7AA, the Darlington Tigers. More...

Legendary Jean Faut was tops in AAGPBL

Many good opportunities have occurred for me over the last several years in my pursuit and love of baseball history. More...

Who remembers Punt, Pass, and Kick competitions?

“Back in the day,” Ford Motor Company sponsored Punt, Pass, and Kick competitions nationwide for boys ages 8-13 and the slightly faded photo above shows the first, second, and third place winners in Washington-Wilkes from, we think, 1967 More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will hold a series of committee meetings for 2016 budget planning on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13 in the Council Chambers at City Hall as follows. More...