June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber members explore Robert Toombs House

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce enjoy a Chamber After Hours event at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site last Wednesday. More...

Truck overturns on Pecan Grove Road

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Corporal Shaun Browder (background center) measures the length of skid marks last Friday after driver Krista Kittle lost control of her Ford pickup, went off the road to More...

Teachers as excited as kids on last day of school

In the last few minutes of the school year Friday morning, it was hard to tell which group was more excited, the students or the teachers.  “It’s SUMMER!” students and teachers alike said, jumping up and down in excitement.&nbs More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘Headlines tell the story’

I had not heard from Rev. John Via, former rector of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, in a rather long time, but I should have known he was keeping track of us and what we are all doing. More...

Opinions

Self-driving cars, trucks now becoming reality soon enough to enjoy not driving my own car

I ’ve written before about self-driving cars being only 10-20 years in the future, but it looks like the time is much closer when you can take your hands off the steering wheel and let your car or truck do the driving.  More...

Book Review

Miller’s Valley

The narrator of Miller’s Valley is the engaging Mary Margaret Miller, who tells her story as she looks back on her life and the beloved place where she grew up. More...

The morning view from Brooklyn is an uplifting experience

BROOKLYN, N. Y. – Witnessing sunrise is one of life’s glorious benefits. More often than not, Ol’ Sol comes up over a body of water, enriching your life and cleansing your soul. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A “free” community yard sale will be held at the Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association’s Rev. G.L. Avery Center on Saturday, June 4, from 8-11 a.m. There will be a free food giveaway also.  .  More...

Diplomas still possible for some qualified former non-graduates

In last year’s season of graduations, there was a handful of former Washington-Wilkes high school students who discovered they could also receive their diplomas – years after thinking they had lost their opportunity to graduate, and this More...

Death of Dan Allen is ruled accidental after GBI autopsy

Wilkes County authorities have ruled the tragic death of a retired Washington building contractor to be accidental.  More...

Area pools are open for summer

Kids play in the city pool at Booker Park on Memorial Day after the pool opened Saturday for the season. City pool manager Gregg Wilkinson said the city pool will be open from noon-6 p.m. More...

Latest arrests send some lawbreakers back after parole, probation is broken

May was the month for convicted lawbreakers to earn a trip back to confinement with arrests for drugs and violence. More...

News

Graduating seniors earn scholarships

Among the scholarship recipients honored during the W-WCHS Senior Banquet and other graduation-related activities were winners of the 2016 Optimist Club scholarship awards (left to right) Paden McTie More...

Summer program at library has full list of opportunities

The Mary Willis Library’s summer reading program kicked off last week with a performance from juggler, Todd Key. Cliff Patton, a ventriloquist, will perform at the library next Tuesday, June 7, at 10 a.m. More...

W-W Comprehensive High School 2016 Awards and Scholarships

Willis Lindsey Valedictorian & Salutatorian Award...........................Tyler Jones Meredith Gunter Chamber of Commerce STAR Student..........................Tyler Jones WHS Class of 1952 Scholarship....................................Tyler J More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Hoping for big-league turnaround

“How you play the game is for college ball. When you are playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters.” – Leo Durocher   More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has announced spring and summer activities scheduled as follows:  BASKETBALL CAMP  Basketball Camp at the W-WPRD gymnasium will begin June 20. More...

Worship

Dying with faith in Jesus will free us

Jesus died on the Cross because we all have sinned against God and humanity. We must face our sinful self.  More...

Personalities

Kirby Smith receives B.A. in Anthropology from UGA

Kirby Smith, daughter of daughter of Krista Smith of Monroe and the late Barry Smith of Washington, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in Athens in commencement exercises at Sanford Stadium Friday, May 13 More...

Ashley Amanda Clay to marry Tanner Michael Smith June 18

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Clay of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Amanda, to Tanner Michael Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Smith, also of Macon.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Emmeline Hale graduates from University of Georgia

Emmeline Hale graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in commencement exercises in Sanford Stadium on Friday, May 13, earning a degree in Public Relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.  More...