June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Gun-brandishing teen caught after anonymous complaint

A 17-year-old Washington man was arrested by Wilkes deputies minutes after he was seen “waving around” a handgun last Tuesday afternoon.  An anonymous report of a young black male brandishing a handgun as he walked down Rutledge Stre More...

County writes off old uncollectable property taxes

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners handled a number of normal business items, heard departmental reports, and made several appointments in its regular meeting last Thursday, June 9.  More...

Lucky Day Café court hearing postponed; will remain closed

A Superior Court hearing set to allow the owners of the Lucky Day Café to update any actions they’ve taken to correct city ordinance violations was delayed last week at the request of the owners.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A good ‘Christian’ whipping

Gerald Harris, editor of The Christian Index, a very old and prestigious publication of the Georgia Baptist Convention, was recently guest speaker at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Following the service, Lloyd Johnson told Dr.  More...

Opinions

When will our national leadership get serious about truly fighting radical Islamic terrorism?

It was another horrible scene America woke up to Sunday morning: reports of 50 people being shot down in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, and more than 50 more wounded. It was the worst mass murder in the United States since 9/11. More...

Book Review

George Washington’s Secret Six

Before we meet the “Secret Six,” Kilmeade and Yaeger introduce us to Morton Pennypacker. More...

Impressive churches often strike an emotional chord with me

Church venues strike an interesting emotional chord. More...

Obituaries

Beeki N. Kuppuswamy

Dr. Beeki N. Kuppuswamy, “Dr. Kupps,” of Washington, passed away on Saturday, June 11. He was 68 years old.  More...

Worship

The law vs. freedom of righteousness

When God created the world, the last part of His creation was the creating of man and woman. “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. More...

First Methodist Church will host patriotic concert, other activities

As a part of the Washington-­Wilkes Independence Day celebration, the First United Methodist Church of Washington will present a concert of patriotic music on Sunday evening, July 3, in conjunction with the annual fireworks display behind the courtho More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall City Council will meet at City Hall in Tignall on Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. . The Washington Downtown Development Authority will meet on Thursday, July 21, at Farmers State Bank at 8:30 a.m. . More...

No parking on The Square next Tuesday starting at 3

The parking areas of The Square will be closed Tuesday, June 21, beginning at 3 p.m. so those areas can be restriped, the city administrator told the Washington City Council in Monday night’s regular council meeting.  More...

Come see Drama Camp plays this weekend at Little Theater

After two weeks of hard work in a hot theater, drama camp kids will be ready to put on their big plays this weekend.  More...

Volunteers needed July 3 to help with thousands of visitors for fireworks

Volunteers are needed to help with the thousands of people expected to fill downtown Washington for the Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza on Independence Day weekend.  More...

Kids of all ages enjoy Washington on Wheels

A growing number of riders fill the parking lot behind the Wilkes County courthouse last Wednesday for the first Wednesday on Wheels event. More...

Troopers investigate Oak Grove Road accident

Georgia State Patrol trooper Corporal Shaun Browder examines the interior of a Pontiac G6 convertible involved in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Oak Grove Road near the Lincolnton Roa More...

News

Main Street director has vision for downtown

Washington’s new Main Street Director Elizabeth Elliott (right) says she wants to get the whole community involved in the city’s Main Street program and make downtown the center of the co More...

A century plant starts to bloom

Nathaniel and Sarah Mills of Washington Street show off their 18-year-old century plant, which is starting to bloom for the first time ever. More...

Tax returns could be delayed because of fraudulent activity

Due to increased fraudulent activity this filing season, 2015 Georgia Income Tax Returns may take longer to process, according to State Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley.  More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

One dozen amazing baseballs

“I never could stand losing. Second place did not interest me. I had a fire in my belly.” – Ty Cobb   More...

Shotgun team receives donation from NWTF

The Little River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has donated $500 to the Wilkes County 4-H S.A.F.E. More...

Opportunities plentiful for those who want to go fishing

Fishing together with your child and family can build some powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember. Don’t know how to fish? No problem. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Chapel Elizabeth Tillman

Kelli and Michael Tillman of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Chapel Elizabeth, on Saturday, June 11, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Chapel weighed 8 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 20¼ inches long. More...

Abby Grace Moore receives high school diploma in Columbus

Abby Grace Moore, daughter of Angel and Curt Moore of Columbus, graduated with honors from Columbus High School Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet School in commencement exercises at the Columbus Civic Center on Friday, May 20.  More...

Amber Nicole Davis to wed Roland Gray Sullivan June 25

Barbara and Ken Davis of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole, to Roland Gray Sullivan, son of Kathy and Robert Norman of North Augusta, S.C., and the late Terry Sullivan.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ne More...