February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Revolutionary Days has grown steadily in recent years

The Revolutionary Days observance of the 1779 Battle of Kettle Creek has now grown almost beyond recognition for some of the Sons of the American Revolution who participated in the earliest events.  More...

Learning how to use a knuckle boom truck

City of Washington workers learn how to handle the knuckle boom on the city’s new brush truck last week. More...

Dean Hubbard runs for Wilkes County Tax Commissioner

Dean Hubbard has announced his candidacy for Wilkes County Tax Commissioner.  Hubbard was born, raised, and resides in Wilkes County. More...

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No rain has been reported for the past week. There may have been a “trace” but not enough to record. More...

Opinions

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia could change the future of the United States of America as we know it

You may not have paid much attention to the death Saturday of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but I want to tell you how important the results of his tragic death could be to the United States of America as we know it. More...

Book Review

Eye on the Struggle By JAMES McGRATH MORRIS

Not as well-known as she probably should be, Ethel Payne has been called the “first lady of the black press.” We don’t hear much now about a black press, but in segregation days almost no African American reporters had access to pre More...

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Personalities

Mariah Javone Crew to marry Demetrius Emory McCoy July 16

Jacqueline and Arthur Crew of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Mariah Javone, to Demetrius Emory Mc- Coy, son of Gwendolyn and Michael McCoy of Atlanta.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jean Wilder and the late Lexie More...

John Duggan Scholarship Luncheon held February 8 at Woman’s Club

Washington Woman’s Club members and guests gathered at the clubhouse on Monday, February 8, for the annual John Duggan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon.  Judy Anderson, president, welcomed everyone and Laura Toburen led the devotional reading More...

Iris Garden Club members enjoy workshop making seed bombs

Elizabeth Crabbe presented a most informative program to members of the Iris Garden Club at the meeting Tuesday, February 9, at Harper’s Personal Care Home Inc.  Mrs. More...

Wills Memorial Hospital CFO Haughey chosen to be new chief executive officer

Following the departure of Jane Echols two-and-a-half months ago, Wills Memorial Hospital Chief Financial Officer Tracie Haughey has agreed to assume the position of CEO while, for the time being, continuing as CFO as well. More...

Upgrade being tested for rural fire radio to improve vital transmission, reception

The troublesome and sometimes ineffective radio communication systems used by Wilkes County’s rural fire departments could be getting a much-needed upgrade which would improve reception and transmission in almost every area of the county.  More...

February session of the Wilkes Grand Jury sees 22 individuals indicted with 8 no bills

The February session of the ­Wilkes County Grand Jury returned indictments on some 22 individuals and issued no bills in eight cases. The following individuals were indicted. More...

Sheriff Mark Moore seeking election to third term in office

Mark Moore, Sheriff of Wilkes County, has announced his candidacy to seek re-election to a third term as sheriff.  More...

Vote early Saturday for ‘Super Tuesday’ presidential ballot

There will be early, in-person voting this Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for Georgia’s March 1 Super Tuesday Presidential Preference Primary election.  More...

News

Holton receives state award at Young Farmers convention

Wilkes County Young Farmer Advisor Eric Holton was named state Advisor of the Year by the Georgia Young Farmers at the organization’s 46th annual convention held at Jekyll Island. More...

First Baptist plans Easter cantata for Sunday, March 20

Washington’s First Baptist Church will present an Easter cantata on Sunday afternoon, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  More...

4-H’ers enjoy athletic event at UGA

Wilkes County 4-H’ers enjoyed watching the University of Georgia Gymdogs gymnastics meet against Stanford at the Coliseum in Athens. More...

Obituaries

Effie Ware

Early Sunday, January 31, 2016, Effie Ware heeded the call to go home. Without hesitation and reservation she went, peacefully and joyfully. More...

Elizabeth M. DeVaughn

Elizabeth M. DeVaughn, formerly of Washington, died Friday, January 29, in Savannah, Georgia at the age of 91.  More...

Mary McGill

Graveside services for Miss Mary McGill, 65, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 14, at Lincolnton City Cemetery with Dr. William F. Harrell and Rev. Tripp Goodwin officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Ford Baptist Church will have its annual Family and Friends Day worship service at 2 p. m. on Sunday March 13. The public is invited. Dinner will be served in the church fellowship hall after the service. . More...