May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Relay for Life is Friday at 6 p.m.

The 2016 Wilkes County Relay for Life is set for this Friday, May 6, at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation track.  More...

Little Theater to produce Little Women

The March sisters laugh after singing about their dreams at the beginning of Little Women the Broadway Musical. More...

Runners come from around the state to tour Washington via Optimist 5K

Some 57 runners from all over the state ran Saturday’s fifth annual Washington Optimist 5K, which kicked off at 8:15 a.m. at the Wilkes County courthouse.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

‘Little Women’ opens Friday

The Office Cat

Deborah Rainey of Georgia Realty Sales has told me about several homes that have been sold in Washington-­Wilkes recently and about new people in town. Some of these houses and new owners were supplied by Deborah and are listed below.  .  More...

Opinions

Some candidates shine, others disappoint

Last Tuesday’s candidate forum sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and this newspaper provided some valuable insight into the real qualifications of candidates in local and district levels.  More...

Warning: online relationships with servicemen almost certain to be scams run by Nigerians

I just found out that a fine, intelligent lady I know has recently come close to being scammed by a low-life Nigerian pretending to be a U.S. More...

The Crossing

Book Review

By MICHAEL CONNELLY  Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT   More...

Obituaries

Lenor Mae Turner

Graveside services for Lenor Mae Turner, 81, of Tignall, were held on Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. She entered into rest on Sunday, May 1, at PruittHealth – Washington.  More...

Pauline Veronica Anderwald King

A funeral mass for Pauline Veronica (Vera) Anderwald King, 92, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Augusta, Georgia, was held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at 10 a.m. More...

Larry K. Hardigree

Funeral services for Larry K. Hardigree, 73, of Macon, were held Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home, 4989 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Macon, with Revs. Jimmy and Anita Brinson officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Francis Harper and the Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Crawfordville will be the special guests. The public is invited.  .  More...

Possible lightning strike starts fire; city firefighters save Pope Center

A good alarm system and quick work by firefighters kept the city’s conference center from being destroyed over the weekend.  Washington Fire Department firefighters responded to a smoke alarm Saturday afternoon at The Pope Center but were More...

National Day of Prayer

Believers throughout Washington-Wilkes will pause Thursday at noon for the 65th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington.  More...

Local ladies act deadly in new ghost TV show shot at the Fitzpatrick

When Candice Harris and Kelli Tillman reported to the set of a new television show being shot at Washington’s Fitzpatrick Hotel last October, they thought they’d just be playing ghostly ladies in the background for an upcoming episode of More...

Don’t forget the Spring Cruise-In next Saturday

The Square in Washington will again echo to the rumble of classic and custom cars and trucks next Saturday, May 14. More...

Sharon celebrates third annual Shenanigans

Vendors with fresh vegetables and other goodies welcomed crowds from several surrounding counties to Saturday’s third annual Sharon Shenanigans, enjoying music, food, and fun. More...

News

Noted for significant contributions

Jim Baston (left) receives recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary Foundation Chairman Michael Horgan as President Ed Pope III looks on at last week’s Washington Rotary Club lunch meeti More...

Wilsbary Sale May 7 at library; Friends to hear Robertson speak

The annual Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library.  More...

Dye gets promotion to lead office teams for six branches

AgGeorgia Farm Credit has announced the promotion of Adam Dye to Regional Credit Administrator.   More...

Letters

Quick response, other WMH services provide positive outcome

On September 8, 2015, I received a frantic phone call from my mother. More...

Help with Shenanigans appreciated

TO THE EDITOR:   Sharon Shenanigans 2016 has entered the history books. More...

Sports

Maybe the Braves just aren’t there yet

BASEBALL’S BEST

“He is getting better, but he is not there yet.” – Bobby Cox   The 1990 edition of the Braves never did get there in spite of David Justice being named National League Rookie of the Year. More...

Personalities

Pecola Bradley honored at 90th birthday celebration

Mrs. Pecola Bradley of Tignall was honored on the occasion of her 90th birthday at a celebration Saturday, April 23, given by her family at the Historic Berean Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., where her nephew, Rev. More...

Tabitha Marie Tench to marry Clinton Brantley Echols Aug. 20

Julie and Brian Tench of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha Marie, of Tignall, to Clinton Brantley Echols, also of Tignall, son of Carolyn and Jimmy Harper of Tignall and Marty and Kellie Echols of Rayle.  The bride-el More...

Lewis Cook celebrates 80th birthday at party April 30

Lewis Cook of Washington was honored by his daughters, Sandra Standard of Washington and Susan Whittingslow of Atlantic Beach, Florida, on his 80th birthday with a party at his home Saturday, April 30. His birthday was April 29.  More...