August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

First Chamber Week will reach out to help with membership aids

Starting Monday, members of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will be reaching out to help local businesses and organizations succeed by becoming an active part of the chamber and the business community.  More...

Tigers prepare for first ‘game’ Friday

On Monday, the 2016 W-W Tiger football team put on full pads for the first time and endured the sweltering heat for a couple of hours of drills and practice capped off with ten 100-yard sprints just for good measure. More...

Georgia DOT urges safety first as students head back to school

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion, and the need for extra safety precautions.  More...

Perdue and Hice will have reps at Chamber event

Staff members from the offices of U.S. Senator David Perdue and Congressman Jody Hice will be on hand at the W-W Chamber of Commerce Member Marketplace to be held Wednesday, August 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Pope Center. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

‘All roads lead back to Wilkes County’

The First United Methodist Church at the corner of Liberty and Spring Streets is on the move. More...

Opinions

Still no explanation of the actual cause of why I lost my words last Wednesday

Last Wednesday afternoon, I lost my words. All my life, being able to say just the right words, and write just the right words, has been my life, my livelihood, my pride and joy, and all of a sudden, a little part of my brain let me down. More...

Book Review

Geromino

If children still play Cowboys and Indians, perhaps some choose to be the Indians for assorted reasons, perhaps based on Western movies. More...

Old, engaging, inviting Paris is one of the world’s most exciting

PARIS – Lately, France has been beset by troubles, some of it owing to antipathy for liberal borders, and, in some neighborhoods, a festering underclass. More...

Obituaries

Lillierene Daniels

Funeral services for Lillierene Daniels, 88, were held Saturday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at New Springhill Baptist Church in Philomath. Interment was in the church cemetery and the repast was at the volunteer fire department in Philomath. More...

Amy Denise Branham Jewell

A celebration of life service for Amy Denise Branham Jewell, 53, of Tignall, was held on Friday, July 29, for family and close friends. Amy was laid to rest on the family farm. More...

Charles Edward Butler

Funeral services for Charles “Tightman” Edward Butler were held Saturday, July 30, at 5 p.m. at T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel in Washington.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.   More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Tignall City Council will meet at City Hall in Tignall on Wednesday, August 10, at 7 p.m.  .  More...

Charping will ask for consolidation of polling places in future elections

In the July 24 runoff election between Lee Anderson and Greg Gryzybowski for the District 24 state senate seat, the most important number for Wilkes County taxpayers is 57.  In Wilkes County, only 57 voters cast ballots, making the runoff electi More...

Youngsters get cheered up

Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity cheerleaders helped girls as young as four learn the basics of jumps, stunts, tumbling, cheers, and chants at a week-long camp put together by new cheerleading coach Br More...

Brown water caused by heat, construction; city apologizes

The City of Washington is advising residents who are experiencing “brown water” all over town that the problem is a result of the extreme temperatures in recent days. More...

Drunk driving and license problems compose most of month’s roundup

Driving under the influence and license woes lead off the most recent roundup of law enforcement activities. More...

Teachers at each of four Wilkes schools nominated for system’s Teacher of Year

Nominees for Wilkes County Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County schools for the 2016-2017 school year, the Wilkes County Board of Education has announced.  More...

New teachers introduced at pre-planning kickoff

New Wilkes County teachers and para-professionals introduced at the county-wide meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education are (front, l-r) Ashton Hardy, W-WES; Jessica Echols, W-WPS; Marquita T More...

News

Gunter receives Rotary scholarship

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School 2016 salutatorian Meredith Gunter was presented the Washington Rotary Club’s annual scholarship by Terry Boswell, president, at the club’s regu More...

Urgent need for blood prompts Shepeard’s plea for donations

There is less than a one-day supply of some blood types and less than a three-day supply of others for local patients in need. More...

Bridge replacement will happen faster with new methods

The Georgia Department of Transportation is using a new and innovative method to accelerate the replacement of 25 bridges throughout the state, five of them in east central Georgia including one in Wilkes County – on the Sandtown Road at Fishin More...

Sports

Tigers show strength and sell season tickets at annual Lift-a-thon

Coach Terrence Pendleton (top photo) shouts encouragement to Jaden Benson as he struggles to complete the lift at last Friday’s W-W Tiger Lift-a-thon on The Square. At right, Hunter Brock gets spotting and support from A.J. More...

Cheerleaders, young and old, hone skills at camp last week

Thirteen varsity cheerleaders and 24 young girls “worked hard and sweated harder” at cheerleading camps held last week in the W-W Elementary School gymnasium. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Pinnacle players receive the ultimate honor

“Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson, Auburn halfback and major league All-Star. More...

Worship

Physical life is waiting period

The physical life is a waiting period for the Born Again person who has accepted Jesus to be their Saviour.  More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek Pilot Club inducts new members at meeting July 19

The Kettle Creek Pilot Club met Tuesday, July 19, at the Mc- Gill-Woodruff Ag Center.  Carol Jackson, president, provided a meal of hamburgers with all the trimmings and offered the blessing.  Upcoming projects discussed included Wheels on More...

Betty Stephens honored at 80th birthday celebration on July 24

Betty Stephens was guest of honor at a party celebrating her 80th birthday on Sunday, July 24, given by her family at the home of Kathie and Ben Lamar in Washington. More...

Jason Eller presents program on Tamassee School at DAR meeting

Jason Eller, Chief Development Officer of Tamassee School in Tamassee, S.C., was guest speaker at the Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meeting on Saturday, July 30, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator More...