May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Blake Thompson named statewide EMS Dir. of Year

Long-time Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services Director Blake Thompson has been chosen as the Georgia’s EMS Director of the Year for 2016 by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS).  “I was really surprised, More...

Filling The Square with prayer

Led by Washington Ministers United, local believers paused last Thursday for the 65th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington. More...

Young driver escapes with minor injuries

Darius Jones, 18, escaped serious injury last Wednesday morning when he crashed his 1996 Ford Mustang GT on Skull Shoals Road. More...

Wilsbary’s big sale brings crowds to Mary Willis Library

There’s nothing like discount books, fresh spring plants, and delicious baked goods to bring out a crowd, and the annual Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale at the Mary Willis Library saw busin More...

Relayers walk to defeat cancer

To the beat of the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Marching Band, cancer survivors and their caretakers make the first laps of the 2016 Wilkes County Relay for Life last Friday night at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation track. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Letter carriers need help Saturday

Robert Matthews, 76, who grew up in Wilkes and Lincoln counties and has many relatives in this area, recently died but not before he had made a name for himself in the area of agriculture. More...

Opinions

Memories of hot cars and childhood sunburns are triggered by a hot Mother’s Day weekend

Memories are funny, especially on Mother’s Day weekend.  Apparently, when I was young, we often went to our extended family’s house at the lake on Mother’s Day weekend because I remember terrible sunburns associated with that d More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Book Review

How Firm a Foundation

The authors (Richard Noegel is the writer, Carol Mohor the photographer) present “A survey of church architecture in rural Georgia.” The book begins with an Introduction concerning “Religion and the Founding and Settlement of Georgi More...

Sports

Former Tiger, Yellow Jacket Johnny Gresham is speaker for tournament weekend

The quick wit, humor, motivation, and inspiration of featured speaker Johnny Gresham will be the highlight of pre-tournament events this weekend as the Washington Wilkes Tiger Club hosts its annual golf tournament at the W-W Country Club.  More...

Have you ever heard of Bill Bergen?

BASEBALL’S BEST

“I don’t want to play golf. More...

Georgia Defenders crush all opponents en route to Bat Buster championship

The Georgia Defenders (ages 10 and under) baseball team had a most impressive total score of 58-12 last weekend as the boys cruised to the championship in the Bat Buster Tournament held in Jefferson.  More...

Personalities

Bent, Annya Poulsen honored at 60th anniversary party

Bent and Annya Poulsen of Washington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Washington.  More...

Noah W. Madden receives B.A. degree from Shorter May 6

Noah Wayne Madden graduated cum laude from Shorter University in Rome in commencement exercises Friday, May 6.  Madden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies with a Minor in Missions. More...

New Beginnings

Gabriel Douglas Bentley   Kimberly and Will Bentley of Tignall announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Douglas, on Tuesday, May 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Gabriel weighed six pounds and was 18 inches long. More...

Breaking News - 5/14/2016 4:39 PM

GBI I investigating death in Washington

Lincolnton man killed here Saturday morning

The GBI and the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office are requesting information relating to a death investigation. More...

Mosquito control spraying to start, but no Zika here

Spraying to control mosquitoes will begin in Washington May 18, the city administrator said, and she asked for residents to help eliminate breeding sources.  More...

Know the signs of a stroke, and get victim to a hospital

There are specific stroke signs to watch for and Wills Memorial Hospital ER physician Dr. Stan Coe wants to warn Wilkes County residents to be aware of those signs, and to know what to do when they see them in themselves or loved ones.  More...

Tiger graduates plan parade to show off for local students

Washington-Wilkes schools will be celebrating a new tradition before the Class of 2016 graduates later this month. More...

Leave canned goods for mail carriers in Saturday’s drive for local pantries

For the 24th year in a row, mail carriers in Washington-Wilkes will be collecting canned goods for the community on Saturday, May 14, part of their annual nationwide effort to help the hungry, and carriers hope for a second record year for donations. More...

Historic Washington mural finished

Mural artist John Christian puts the finishing touches on Washington’s newest mural completed Saturday. “Everybody here in Washington has been so nice,” he said. More...

Early voter turnout is very heavy for May 24; Saturday early voting set at courthouse 9-4

A heavy turnout of early voters for the May 24 General Primary/ Special Election may be setting records, Wilkes County voter registrar Debbie Anderson said. More...

Car club donates for fireworks before Saturday’s Cruise-In

Just before Saturday’s big Spring Cruise-In, Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club members including Treasurer Al Lamar, Todd Clements, Paulette George, Belle and David Eberhart, Dave Toburen, President Dickie Garrard, George Brooks, and Bob Simmons he More...

News

Andrea Hill receives annual Kiwanis scholarship

Washington Kiwanis president Debra Guin presented Briarwood Academy senior Andrea Hill with one of two 2016 Kiwanis academic scholarships last week.  Andrea is 2016 class valedictorian, and plans to attend Berry College in Rome in the fall. More...

Bible School coming to Mt. Carmel

Preparing the food for a Mt. Carmel Baptist Church community cookout are Thomas Mills, cookout coordinator, and Enoch Booker Jr., Sunday School Superintendent. Approximately 75 adults and children attended. More...

Mary Willis Library will host workshops for kids and adults

The Mary Willis Library will offer a craft workshop featuring an introduction to paper quilling for kids four and older next Tuesday, May 17, at 4 p.m.  Paper quilling is the art of coiling and shaping narrow paper strips to create a design. More...

Letters

Letter campaign aids Tiger Band

TO THE EDITOR:   In April I began a letter-writing campaign mailing approximately 350 letters asking for donations to purchase new uniforms for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Marching Band. More...

Thanks for all the Relay help

TO THE EDITOR:   The Wilkes County Relay for Life of 2016 was held this past Friday evening. Going into Friday evening we had already raised a total of $13,700! More...

Wilsbary Sale raises funds for children’s program and books

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale at the Mary Willis Library a big success. More...

Obituaries

Helen Elizabeth Johnson Miller

Funeral services for Helen Elizabeth Johnson Miller, 91, of Elm Street, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Taylor and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Jerry Douglas Stevens

A graveside memorial service for Jerry Douglas “Doug” Stevens, 72, of Tignall, will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 11 a.m. in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Mark Epperson officiating. A U.S. More...

Flora G. Swann

Graveside services for Flora G. Swann, 79, of Crawfordville, were held Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Bridwell officiating. She died Tuesday, May 3, at PruittHealth – Washington.  More...

Worship

The judgement of sin by death versus forgiveness by grace

When we accept Jesus to be our personal Saviour, we become justified by the shed blood of Jesus on the Cross as a sacrifice for our sins and God’s wrath toward our sin. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Volunteer Firefighters are needed in Wilkes County. If anyone is interested, contact the fire department at 706-678-7113. Candidates must be 18 years of age and have good moral character.  .  More...