February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Archaeology, new trails to enhance Revolutionary Days

This year, a growing part of the Revolutionary Days observance will be the focus on revelations and artifacts discovered in recent archaeological studies of the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek, and the access provided by new trails that will allow visito More...

Road and street repairs are still making some progress

After burying two large steel culvert pipes on Gordon Street, then filling and packing county-supplied clay over them, City Administrator Sherri Bailey said, city workers will be setting concrete for More...

ADA Bill Doupé is candidate for district attorney

Saying he is “dedicated to justice, fairness and public safety in the courtroom and the community,” Assistant District Attorney Bill Doupé has announced his candidacy for the Office of the District Attorney for the Toombs Judicial Circuit More...

Miss Wilkes Pageant March 12 planning a ‘Cinderella’ theme

Registration is now open for the ninth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, March 12.  “We’re really looking forward to the 2016 pageant,” pageant director Ashley Barnett said. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Marlyse and Natalie and Lily

The Office Cat

Deborah Rainey, broker for Georgia Realty Sales on The Square in downtown Washington, says that she is so blessed that this year has started off so busy for the real estate business and she is so thankful that she is able to be a part of what is happ More...

Opinions

With apologies to our readers, local store

What if we went into a store, loaded up on goods that we wished to have, headed for the door, and said to the clerks, “Oh, I’ll decide how much I’m going to pay you for all this and then I’ll send a you check in about three mo More...

Presidential candidate is playing word games about damage she did to our national security

I ’ve never liked to talk about politics in this column, but I have spoken out when our national security is threatened by our nation’s leaders. More...

Book Review

Golden Age By JANE SMILEY

Golden Age is the last book in Jane Smiley’s trilogy called “Last Hundred Years.” She really does cover one hundred years, as she tells the saga of the Langdon family. More...

Personalities

Dillyn Layne Standard celebrates her fifth birthday on January 26

Dillyn Layne Standard, daughter of Tiffanie and Adam Standard, was five years old on Tuesday, January 26.  Dillyn celebrated with her classmates with a Barbie party complete with a Barbie cake at First Baptist Pre-Kindergarten, at her daycare wi More...

Personal Mention

Special Saturday evening guests of Shirley and Boots Gunter at the W-W Animal Shelter’s Big Easy Unleashed were Allison and Bill Hale of Athens. They enjoyed a wonderful evening of delicious food and visiting with old friends. l  More...

‘Black Death in Europe’ is topic of next OLLI meeting February 8

The Washington affiliate, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Georgia, will meet Monday, February 8, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House for the session, “Death Coming: The Black Death in Europe.”  More...

State legislators promise help with high rural insurance costs

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore’s campaign to take the unfairness to rural counties out of the insurance rating system took a big step up at a meeting in Atlanta last week.  More...

New STAR Jones to be honored at breakfast Feb. 11

Tyler Lawson Jones has been named 2016 STAR Student for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, and Jac Dorminy will be the STAR Teacher for the fifth time.  Jones will be honored at a breakfast at Talk of the Town at 8 a.m. More...

State tornado drill is reset for Friday

Due to the threat of real-world severe weather that forecasters feared for Wednesday across portions of Georgia, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has postponed the annual statewide tornado drill in association with Severe Weather Prepar More...

Teens busted in multiple break-ins after victims spot burglars in action

A number of car burglaries in a Washington neighborhood may have been solved after a victim spotted three teens near his family’s vehicles.  More...

New business opens on North Bypass

Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce members and business owners gather to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting for The Retreat, which offers hair, tanning, and massage services. More...

Super Tuesday’s early voting starts on Monday, Feb. 8

Early voting in person for the Georgia’s March 1 Super Tuesday Presidential Preference Primary election begins Monday, February 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

News

Kiwanis Talent Showcase set March 18 at W-WES

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...

Walton honored for service to NAACP

Susie Mae Walton (center) was recognized for over 50 years of dedicated service as treasurer to the Wilkes County Branch of the NAACP. The organization’s president, Rev. More...

Animal shelter needs volunteers

Darren Altman of the W-W Animal Shelter and Wilkes County Animal Control Officer told the Washington Rotary Club that the shelter takes in about 700 animals each year, almost two per day, and average More...

Letters

African American history is American history

TO THE EDITOR:   African American history is American history and must be completely integrated with Georgia and American history and taught to all our children every day (not just during Black History month) so that we may better understand and More...

Obituaries

James Turner Bryson Jr.

James Turner Bryson Jr., 68, of Barksdale Drive entered into rest Monday, February 1, 2016, at his residence.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 5, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. More...

Kenneth Smith

Funeral services for retired Army Sergeant First Class Kenneth Smith, 59, of Washington, were held Saturday, January 30, at 1 p.m. at Jackson Chapel AME Church. Interment was at Mt. Pleasant AME Church Cemetery. More...

David E. Willis

David E. Willis entered into rest Monday, January 25, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle. Interment was at the church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet at the board office on N. Alexander Avenue on Monday, February 22, at 2 p.m.  .  New Saints C.M.E. More...