June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Food collected in postal carriers’ drive helps meet the needs of local families

The ongoing cycle of community generosity was in evidence Saturday morning as some 20 volunteers organized, packed, and distributed donated food items to more than 80 families at Stephen’s House Food Ministries.  More...

Little Theater drama campers are ‘Charming’

Performing “Charming,” Saturday night at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse, younger students who have just completed the Washington Little Theater Summer Drama Camp performed dramatic scenes More...

Use gas savings for maintenance to save even more

As gas prices continue to remain low, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles.  By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more mon More...

Celebrating 40 years’ service at Wills Memorial

Barbara McAvoy is recognized by Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Tracie Haughey for 40 years of service to the hospital. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Calling all majorettes

Tara Townsend, a coordinator for the Tiger Marching Band, is looking for names and years of participation for majorettes and color guard members in years past. More...

Opinions

In this patriotic season of flags and banners, it’s important to fly our fine colors properly

With the arrival of the season of patriotic holidays, we’re seeing a tremendous number of well-displayed American flags this week. The nice new flags, however, remind me of a source of genuine annoyance for some folks, including me. More...

Book Review

Boar Island

Listed in the front of this book are eighteen other books by Nevada Barr about Anna Pigeon.  Anna is a National Park Service ranger. More...

How did a Georgia man get to lead Oakmont Country Club?

OAKMONT, Penn. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Jane Flournoy Bell Avery

Sarah Jane Flournoy Bell Avery, 95, passed away May 21.  More...

Marie S. Beebe

Memorial services for Marie S. Beebe, 57, of Beaverdam Road, were held Monday, June 20, at 2 p.m., at the Newtown Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Casper and Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. She passed away Wednesday, June 15.  More...

Worship

The bondage of the law teaches us

In the Book of Romans, Paul teaches us about our sins against God that causes physical death for us. God’s laws were given to His first chosen people, the Israelites of the Old Testament.  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.  .  More...

‘Our budget is out of our control’ because of state’s requirements

With the annual publication of the next year’s budgets for the Wilkes County government and for the Wilkes County school system, some property owners in the county just can’t see how they could spend so much and why both bodies say they c More...

School budget finally recovers funding cut during last 8 years

The members of the Wilkes County Board of Education gave final approval to a fiscal year 2017 school budget that restores the cuts to the budget over the past eight years.  More...

Make sure pets are vaccinated after rabid fox killed in Tyrone

The Wilkes County Health Department is warning residents to be aware of rabid wild animals after a fox that was killed by a dog in the Tyrone community tested positive for rabies last week. The dog, a family pet, had to be euthanized. More...

Our one-race primary runoff July 26 is confusing, annoying voters left out

Although early voting by mail has already started for the primary runoff election set for July 26, election officials say many Wilkes County voters won’t be allowed to take part in it, and they’re confused about the situation.  More...

Dr. Mark Waters to reveal secrets of ‘missing’ gold

Dr. Mark Waters will present “The True Story of the Missing ‘Confederate Gold’” to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday evening, June 27, at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington.  More...

United Daughters of the Confederacy to mark graves of veterans in ceremonies at Resthaven

Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will perform grave marking ceremonies this Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m at the gravesites of three veterans interred at Resthaven.  More...

News

School system finances detailed

Steve Albertson (left), a retiring member of the Wilkes County Board of Education, explains some of the finer points of the school system budget to fellow Washington Rotary Club members Thomas Charpi More...

Sam’s Path Zoo animals headed for a visit with summer readers

The next Summer Reading Club program at the Mary Willis Library will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. as Sam’s Path Zoo educates kids and their parents about different zoo animals. More...

Kela McKay promoted to Records Educator at Dermatology Specialists

Kela Hall McKay has been promoted to Electronic Medical Records Educator at Dermatology Specialists of Florida in Panama City, where she has been employed since May 2012. More...

Sports

Planning for annual classic underway

The annual Amos Martin Invitational Golf Tournament, a mainstay at the Washington-Wilkes County Club for more than 86 years, will be played the weekend following Independence Day, July 9-10. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Jackson hit the last Brooklyn Dodger home run

“A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.” – Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager More...

Young boaters must complete course before taking to water

Recent changes in the law require anyone born after January 1, 1998, to complete a boat education course approved by the Department of Natural Resources before operating any motorized vessel on Georgia state waters.  More...

Personalities

Madison Powers, Alex Cooper feted at shower on June 18

Madison Powers of Savannah and Alex Cooper of Lumberton, N.C., were guests of honor at a couple’s wedding shower Saturday, June 18, held at Green Valley Farm in Covington. More...

Courtney Marie Canterbury to wed Kyle Jerome Wilson on November 5

Darlene and Rod Canterbury of Tignall announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Marie, to Kyle Jerome Wilson, son of Becky and Jerome Wilson, also of Tignall.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Caroline and Cecil Sprowls More...

Aubrey Elyse Davis marries Leonard Brandon Hyde May 14

Aubrey Elyse Davis and Leonard Brandon Hyde of Cherokee, N.C., were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the home of Morgan and Tim Lawson in Tignall Saturday, May 14, at four o’clock in the afternoon. More...