December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Merry Christmas to all!

Santa Claus himself, riding atop the pride of the Tignall Fire Department, ushered in the Christmas season to North Wilkes County as the featured attraction in the annual Tignall Christmas parade las More...

Christmas Tour of Homes, other events set for Friday evening, Saturday all day

After a year off, an array of historic homes and sites in Washington will be open Saturday to visitors for the 2015 Christmas Tour of Homes and Colonial Dinner.  Sponsored by the Washington Wilkes Historical Foundation, the Tour of Homes will al More...

Happy Birthday, Chief! Let’s eat your cake!

Washington Fire Department Capt. Kevin Tucker and other firefighters present Chief C.J. More...

Chamber After-Hours celebrates Bee Southern

Bee Southern owner Angie Strother welcomes members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce last week at an After-Hours event. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Five stitches in my head

The Office Cat

This Saturday – December 12, is another big Christmas celebration in Washington Wilkes. The Parade of Lights will come through town at seven o’clock with 65-plus entries already lined up as of Monday, December 7. More...

Opinions

A Christmas meteor shower Sunday night is perfect for special family togetherness

If Saturday night’s Christmas Parade of Lights isn’t enough of a light show for you, Sunday night we’re in for an evening of shooting stars. More...

Political Cartoon

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‘There’s nothing finer than a Georgia boy’ like Bill Griffin

The University of Georgia once had a colorful and unforgettable character by the name of William Tate, who hailed from the North Georgia mountain town of Tate. More...

Obituaries

Marvin Luke Stevens

Graveside services for Marvin Luke Stevens, 69, of Washington, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Resthaven Cemetery with Peter Hoffman and Pastor Chris King officiating. He died Tuesday morning, December 1, at his home.  More...

Blue’s Box

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Call 911 in case of emergency

Wilkes County 911 Director and Deputy Sheriff Jerry Hackney explains some of the intricacies of procedure for handling 911 calls and emergency events to Rotarians (from left) Jim Baston, Casey Jackso More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Black Rock AME Church will celebrate “Everybody’s Birthday” on Sunday, December 20, at 11 a.m. The preacher for the hour is the Rev. Willie Crew. . More...

Groundbreaking set for airport project; public invited today

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held today, Thursday, December 10, at 3 p.m. at the Washington-­Wilkes County Airport to celebrate an expansion project that will make the airport more usable.  More...

GSP arrests a man here, wanted in murder of wife

A man with Wilkes County roots wanted in connection with a Richmond County murder was arrested here Sunday night by a Washington based Georgia State Patrol trooper.  More...

Gerald Norman chosen as Grand Marshal for Saturday’s Christmas Parade of Lights

Banker and community leader Gerald Norman has been announced the Grand Marshal of this year’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, set for 7 p.m. Saturday.  More...

Public invited to help ‘wet down’ WFD’s new 100-foot ladder truck

The Washington-Wilkes community is invited to a “Wet Down” ceremony for the Washington Fire Department’s new ladder truck Saturday at 4 p.m. at the fire station.  More...

Gift bags instead of senior shoeboxes work fine for annual Christmas drive

If a Christmas shoebox isn’t convenient, a gift bag is perfectly fine for the annual senior “Operation Love and Care,” the drive’s organizer says.  More...

Credit monitoring offered free after voter info error

More than six weeks after a massive data breach at the agency may have exposed Georgia voters’ personal information including Social Security numbers and birth dates, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week plans to offer free More...

News

Local churches to host AME district conference this week

The Washington Circuit of AME churches, including Black Rock AME and Jackson Chapel AME, for which Rev. Patricia D. More...

Passes Toastmaster milestone

Monica Kelly (left) receives the Competent Communicator Award from Washington-Wilkes Toastmasters President, Kathryn Anderson, at the organization’s last meeting. More...

Farm Bureau offers scholarships in ag-related degree programs

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) is offering up to $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing degrees related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, or family and consumer sciences. More...

Sports

Tigers 2-2 as basketball season starts; Harlem is next up

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball team is 2-2, four games into its 2015-2016 season with both losses coming at the hands of a very talented AAA Jackson County team while beating Athens Academy and the plagued Taliaferro Jaguars.  More...

Lifetime licenses make good Christmas gifts for all ages

Is there an outdoor enthusiast on your holiday gift list? More...

W-W Tigers Varsity Basketball Schedule

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Worship

It is important to say yes to God when he calls us

God’s people should always be prepared to recognize and obey the will of God. When we live in such a state of preparedness for God’s call, we make ourselves open to his richest blessings.  More...

Personalities

Jessica Murphy guest of honor at shower held at Tabor Baptist

Jessica Murphy was guest of honor at a bridal shower given by the ladies of Tabor Baptist Church on Sunday, November 8, in the church fellowship hall.  Miss Murphy was presented a corsage of white Alstroemeria lilies to complement her ensemble.& More...

WMH names Shirley Scroggs 2015 Employee of the Year

Shirley Scroggs was recognized as Wills Memorial Hospital’s 2015 Employee of the Year in a ceremony Wednesday, November 25, that took place in front of the Christmas tree in the new lobby.  In her last days as CEO of WMH, Jane Echols made More...

Rachel Vandergriff honored at Christmas shower Dec. 5

Rachel Vandergriff of Athens, bride-elect of Michael Pharr, was entertained at a Christmas shower on Saturday morning, December 5, given by Lynn Connell, Gail Duggan, Tracie Haughey, Dean Sisson, and Darla Ward at the Connell home in Logan Woods.&nbs More...