December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas tree, snow make Square a busy place

With the addition of more lights, more snow, and a lighted Christmas tree, The Square in Washington became the Christmastime place to be for families all through December. More...

Drop-in reception for David Tyler set next Wed., Dec. 30

The public is invited to a drop-in reception for retiring County Administrator David Tyler from 1-3 p.m. More...

A.H. Stephens park plans lighted display through Sun., Dec. 27

The public is invited to attend and experience the excitement of the Christmas season at A.H. More...

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Remembering Christmases

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This is always a mixed-up time of the year for newspaper publishers. They have to work around all kinds of deadlines in order to be able to celebrate Christmas and give employees time off.  More...

Opinions

Now that we can brag all the time on Facebook the Christmas family newsletter is a dead duck

It’s pretty clear now that Facebook has killed one more great American tradition: the family Christmas newsletter. More...

Wishing You Peace

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Political Cartoon

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Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Flint Hill Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Board program on Sunday, January 3, at 11:45 a.m. . The Jackson Chapel AME Church Men’s and Women’s Day Program will be held Sunday, January 24, at11 a.m. .  More...

Merry Christmas

Tomorrow, Christmas Day, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. Never mind the getting of gifts, the food, the parties, or even Santa Claus – and never mind our selves. Jesus taught us by story and example how to be the servant of all. More...

City cancels dog registration program; but dogs’ rabies tags will be required

In an effort to ease the burden both on dog owners and city workers, the City of Washington is modifying the dog registration ordinance passed in June, removing the requirement for registration and a separate city tag on each dog.  More...

Christmas comes to all 127 residents of Wilkes County’s elder care homes

It was touch-and-go for a few days, but the community has come through again.  For the 11th year in a row, said Margie Burke, the charity’s founder, “Operation Love and Care,” is succeeding in getting a Christmas gift box to ev More...

Toys for Tots gets local help to deliver 100s of gifts

After local churches, civic groups, individuals, and Washington-based Georgia State Patrol troopers donated hundreds of new toys, 80 Wilkes County families with more than 200 happy children flocked to Wednesday’s annual Wilkes County distributi More...

News

Big Easy tickets for shelter fundraiser are now available

Tickets are currently on sale for the Big Easy Unleashed, which features a six-course gourmet dinner prepared by award-winning chef Joe Barnett to benefit the Washington Wilkes Humane Shelter Association.  More...

Book Review

Lawrence in Arabia By SCOTT ANDERSON

Many of us know about T.E. Lawrence, based on several movies, especially the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia” starring Peter O’Toole. More...

Man’s journey to God’s promise

God sent Jesus to redeem us from our sins and restore our fellowship with Him. What is our part in the restoration process? Read Matthew 2:1-12 and see what we have to do.  More...

Obituaries

Montine Hardigree Merritt

Funeral services for Montine Hardigree Merritt, 88, of the Liberty community, were held Thursday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church in White Plains, Georgia, with Rev. Tom Compton and Rev. Randy Godbee officiating. More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek Pilot Club members enjoy Christmas party December 15

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club celebrated the season with a Christmas party at the Washington Historical Museum on Tuesday evening, December 15.  Festivities were held in the dining room of the museum which was festively decorated with seasonal gre More...

Liam Towles guest of honor at first birthday celebration

Liam Towles, son of Molly and William Towles of Watkinsville, celebrated his first birthday with a  Winter Onederland” party at his home on Saturday,   December 5. His birthday was December 1.  More...

McClearens host family’s Christmas party December 11

The home of Louise and David McClearen on Lexington Road was the scene of the annual Johnson-Partain Christmas Celebration Sunday, December 13.  Trains, magnolia, Scarletts, red bird snowmen, model Corvettes, and Santas were used in decorating f More...