March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

There will be passing lanes on the way to Athens

Heavy equipment operators clearing trees near the curves just east of Callaway Road on the Athens Highway are the first clear sign that the long-awaited passing lanes are actually being built now. More...

Dep. Greg Rogers announces his run for sheriff’s office

Thirty-four-year veteran of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department Greg Rogers, 53, has announced his candidacy for Wilkes County Sheriff.  More...

Toombs house provides many opportunities

Robert Toombs House Historic Site Curator Marcia Campbell explained the importance of programming and volunteers as she praised Wilkes County for a “remarkable job doing everything possible to More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Andruw is back in Atlanta

The Office Cat

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to change to Daylight Saving Time again. More...

Opinions

Don’t let those stories of our elders’ early lives pass from the family treasure trove of history

For many of us, the death Sunday of former First Lady Nancy Reagan at the age of 94 brings back memories of life in the 1970s and 1980s, times which seem to be the very near past to some of us, but to our children are no doubt ancient history.  More...

Book Review

Jacksonland: By STEVE INSKEEP

“This story follows two men who fought for more than twenty years. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Thomas F. Clark

Funeral services for Thomas F. Clark, 86, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Joe Walker officiated. Interment followed at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Mr. More...

Bobby Hawes

Funeral services for Bobby Hawes, 75, were held Saturday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Tignall. The interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Bertha Bolton Crew

Bertha Bolton Crew entered into rest Friday, February 26, at Pruitt­Health Washington.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at noon from Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Washington. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes Ministers United will sponsor the annual Easter sunrise service on The Square, Sunday, March 27, at 7 a.m. The public is invited to join in the Resurrection experience. . More...

Local candidates starting to qualify for state’s May 24 primary election

Candidates lined up Monday to qualify for the May 24 partisan and non-partisan elections.  More...

Accused café shooter, Tignall armed robber now face more charges

Sims captured after long search

After being on the run eluding capture for weeks, suspected New Year’s Eve shooter Christopher Sims has been captured hiding in the attic of a residence on Lincoln Circle.  More...

Reward offered in N.Alexander School vandalism

Vandals apparently broke three newly replaced windows in the rear of the historic North Alexander School over the weekend and tore up grass behind the school with a vehicle. More...

Public is welcome to watch Miss Wilkes Pageant Mar. 12

The public is invited to see more than 60 contestants compete in Saturday evening’s ninth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria.  More...

Vintage motorcycles still race at Aonia

Vintage riders riding vintage motorcycles race on the flat track as members of the Atlanta Motorcycle Club, including five-time national champ Dave Aldana, brought racing back to Aonia Pass Motocross More...

News

‘Nurse Patty’ stresses importance of following preventive measures

School nurses save lives, increase student attendance, and decrease early dismissals. And Washington-­Wilkes Primary School is one of several schools in the state that is fortunate to have a full time nurse on staff when students are on campus. More...

Sheppard to speak at New Saints CME service on Sunday

The New Saints CME Church at 515 Baltimore Road in Washington, will celebrate pastor appreciation on Sunday, March 13, at 11 a.m. The speaker for the occasion will be Sister Marian Sheppard, a member of the church.  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...

Sports

Tiger tennis teams beat Lincoln Co. but come up short to Elbert Devils

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger tennis teams suffered losses to Elbert County but bounced back convincingly to beat Lincoln County in non-region matches last week. Both the girls and the boys were 4-1 winners over the Red Devils in Lincolnton. More...

New reporting procedures on tap for turkey hunters as season begins

Wilkes County turkey hunters will have new reporting procedures this season on all harvested turkeys, said DNR Ranger Mark Patterson of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, bringing the requirements in line More...

Tigers split with Union County, will host Thomson and Elbert

Region competition began in earnest last week when the Washington Wilkes Tiger baseball team traveled all the way to Union County for a doubleheader on Friday. More...

Personalities

Favors receives first Harrison Scholarship

Dorian B. Favors (second from right), a freshman at Georgia Southern University and member of Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, received the first Peggy Y. More...

Easter Eggstravaganza to be held March 26

What has become an annual event now in its third year, the Easter Eggstravaganze, sponsored by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) will be held Saturday, March 26, at Ashley Park field two from 1-4 p.m. More...

Rebecca Ellen McDowell to wed Robert Adam Hardy on June 25

Ellen and Mike McDowell of Louisville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ellen, to Robert Adam Hardy, son of Cindy and Ray Hardy of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeanette Harrell and the late Quillian Harr More...