January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy Birthday, Washington!

Celebrating the City of Washington’s 236th birthday, Washington family descendant C. Carol Cartledge blows out the candles on a birthday cake provided by Southern Scratch. More...

Registration deadline is Monday for March 1 Super Tuesday voting

This coming Monday, February 1, is the last day to register for the March 1 Super Tuesday Presidential Preference Primary election, or to make changes in a voter registration.  Early voting for Georgia’s presidential primary starts soon, More...

New municipal judge takes office

Local attorney Michael O. Horgan takes the oath of office as the City of Washington’s municipal court judge from Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Harold A. Hinesley last week. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Don’t second-guess God’s packaging

The Office Cat

There’s no doubt what the big news was in Wilkes County last week. Many of us checked the Weather Channel and the television news channels frequently every day to see if and when we were likely to get SNOW. And we did! More...

Opinions

Now the French are turning from their snails to experience the joys of American barbecue

Paris, which has long been the home of the haute cuisine, French for “our cooking is better than yours,” recently has been taken over by a wave of all-American food: barbecue.  More...

Book Review

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

The subtitle for this book is“The Forgotten War That Changed American History.” I can agree that it did indeed change America’s image here and overseas, but it is hardly forgotten. Every time we hear the Marine Hymn, we are reminded. More...

Texas city salutes American hero Adm. Chester Nimitz

FREDERICKSBURG, Tex. – German emigrants began arriving here in the 1800’s during the time of Prince Frederick of Prussia and totaled more than 3,000 by 1850. More...

Obituaries

Peggy Ann Rhodes Callaway

Graveside services for Peggy Ann Rhodes Callaway, 84, of North Alexander Avenue, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 28, at the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Rayle with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. More...

Personalities

Kerry McAvoy honored at 80th birthday celebration

Kerry McAvoy was honored on his 80th birthday at a celebration given by his children, Sheila Reeves of Suwanee, Phyllis Paulk of Ocilla, and Kerry McAvoy Jr. of Washington, on Sunday, January 24, at the home of Nancy and Kerry McAvoy. More...

W-W Historical Foundation to meet Sunday, February 7

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will hold its first quarterly meeting of the year Sunday, February 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the Robert Toombs House.  More...

WMH Auxiliary’s cupcake fundraiser set for today at Tena’s

Gretchen Robb (from left) replenishes last year’s table with decadent chocolate cupcakes as Debbie Jackson assists Reese Newsome and his mother, Margaret Rae Newsome, with their cupcake selecti More...

Board of Education reviews plan to seek waivers for state policies

Two major upcoming projects were the main topic of discussion in Monday’s January meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education.  More...

Woman burned running through fire as flames destroy rural camper home

Fire destroyed a camper being used as a home on South Smyrna Church Road Monday morning, injuring a Wilkes County woman living there.  More...

Local offices on May 24 ballot; candidates qualify March 7-11

Candidates for Wilkes County offices will qualify for May’s partisan and non-partisan elections from March 7 through 11, the county’s Supervisor of Elections has announced.  More...

Two county roads, one city street still not repaired due to weather

It’s been a month now since heavy rains flooded and washed out roads all over Wilkes County, but continuing bad weather has delayed repairs even further.  More...

Sheriff is urging caution on offers for home repairs

Over the last week, a contractor from North Augusta left business cards at several Wilkes County homes offering “asphalt hot chip and seal” and Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore is cautioning residents to be very careful in dealing with ou More...

News

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set for March 18 at W-WES at 7

The 34th annual Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase will be held on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria. The art entry deadline is March 7 at 10 a.m. More...

Clarke too bored, impatient to retire after the Revolution

Elijah Clarke is a well-known figure in Georgia history. He earned his stature fighting the Creek and Cherokee nations, and later in the struggle against the British during the American Revolution. More...

21st Century and ATC welcome students with free supplies, etc.

Students in Wilkes County schools were treated to a “Welcome Back To School” event on Recruitment Day for the 21st Century Achievers Out-of School Time (OST) program earlier this month at the high school gymnasium.  More...

Letters

Sanders won’t seek re-election

It is not a right to hold public office, but rather it is a privilege and an honor. More...

Sports

Tiger wrestlers 16-4 as team; tourneys next

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team has ended the team part of the wrestling season with a strong 16-4 record.  Earlier this month, the Tigers traveled to Rabun County for the State Dual Tournament January 8-9 where they competed against More...

Region record suffering for W-W as team looks to final five 8AA games

Going into Tuesday’s game against Oglethorpe County, the Washington Wilkes Tiger basketball team was 10-9 overall for the season but struggling seriously in last place at 2-5 in the region. More...

W-WES announces second nine weeks honor roll, merit list

Honor roll and merit list students in the fourth and fifth grades at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School have been announced for the second nine weeks of school as follows.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will meet on Tuesday, February 16, at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Annex at 104 E. Liberty Street. . The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will host children’s book   More...