August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes coming quickly to growing W-W airport

For those in the know, the presence of an expensive corporate jet on the ramp at Washington-Wilkes Airport is a sign of things to come, and they are coming far more quickly than ever before.  More...

Troopers to be holding road checks for DUIs over Labor Day weekend

Just as they did over the recent Independence Day holiday, Washington Wilkes-based Georgia State Patrol troopers will be on patrol and holding road checks throughout the city and county during the upcoming Labor Day weekend in an effort to curb drunk More...

New business going in at former office supply store

Artist Amy McAvoy works on the artwork decorating a soon-to-open consignment store at the location of the former CSRA Office Products store on East Robert Toombs Avenue last week. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

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The Office Cat

Send me your children’s wisdom

It has been “slow go” for the weekly Farmers Market held on Saturday mornings behind the courthouse and near the parking lot for Fort Washington Park. More...

Opinions

When the news requires real in-depth study, we can either dig right in or go back to sleep

Oddly enough, the way the news is being reported nowadays brings back strong memories for me. More...

Book Review

The Night Train

It’s 1963 in rural North Carolina. Sixteen-year-old Larry Nolan has been taking piano lessons from a lady at his church, Liberty Day AME. More...

Some fences require gates, but it’s often hard to close them

Last week, we closed the gate. You would need to know a few personal details to understand how emotional that was.  More...

Obituaries

Julia Anne Anderson

A memorial service for Julia Anne Anderson, 73, of Washington, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at the Foxwood Senior Village Community Center, 850 Foxwood Drive in Washington. More...

Victor A. Williams

Funeral services for Victor A. Williams, 55, were held Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church. More...

Worship

God’s chosen people versus God’s children of the promise

God’s children of the Promise are Israelites who came through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Abraham had other children who are not Israelites. They are the descendants of Abraham through other wives and children. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church annual homecoming will be Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. Rev. A. J. Saunders and Laurel Grove Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.  .  More...

Pete Gartrell’s death mourned by county as tremendous loss

Many people throughout Washington Wilkes say they are totally at a loss this week, wondering what the community will do without Henry “Pete” Gartrell, who died Monday at the age of 68.  More...

Tignall mayor dissolves one-man police dept.

After years of a contentious relationship with Tignall Police Chief Mike Arrington, Tignall Mayor Henry Brown has dissolved the one-man Tignall Police Department effective Friday, August 19, and turned over the responsibility for patrolling the city More...

Questions are still not answered in Metasville couple’s shootings

An Oak Grove Road family has again been devastated by tragedy after a man shot his wife then turned the gun on himself.  More...

New dumpsters, garbage truck in use

A front-loading garbage truck places a new industrial size dumpster at a local business, part of the City of Washington’s installation of 67 new dumpsters to replace all the old dumpsters. More...

News

Explains value of local theater

Sharon Liggett, interim/acting president of the Washington Little Theater Company told members of the Washington Rotary Club that a theater is one of the best indicators of the spirit of a community More...

CHOA’s intensive care airship can carry five clinicians, two patients

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) flies more than 30,000 miles annually in Georgia’s only dedicated emergency response pediatric helicopter and recently upgraded its capabilities with the world’s first Eurocopter EC145e, a sta More...

Four Wilkes students on President’s List for summer at ATC

Four Wilkes County students are included on the President’s List for the 2016 summer semester at Athens Technical College.  The students and their programs of study include Margaret Goolsby, cosmetology; James Harrison, air conditioning te More...

Letters

Gartrell’s legacy is of inspiration, dedication

TO THE EDITOR: Pete Gartrell was many things to countless people; but above all he was a true gentleman of character and integrity More...

Band planning alumni program and still needs donations for uniforms

October 7 is “Band Night” and Tara Townsend has been working hard putting together a program. It is not official but hopefully a small moment in our show alumni majorettes and color guard will come on the field to perform. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

They are not the worst – but almost!

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. More...

Hunter education class set to begin on Tue., August 30

Throughout the year Rangers from the Law Enforcement Division of Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be holding hunter education classes in Wilkes and surrounding counties. More...

Lady Tigers get mercy decision over Lake Oconee in 10-0 win

The W-W Lady Tigers softball team started off its region play with a victory over Lake Oconee Academy 10-0 last Tuesday. The win puts the ladies at 5-1 for the season and 1-0 in region play.  More...

Personalities

WMH Auxiliary purchases new mattresses

Testing out one of the new mattresses recently contributed to all the inpatient rooms by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary are Auxiliary members, (from left) Sissy Murray, Mandy Jackson, and Susan D.Pope. More...

Stephanie Helen Bowen to marry Jerome Bernard Booker Jr. Dec. 17

James Bowen of Rayle announces the engagement of his daughter, Stephanie Helen, to Jerome Bernard Booker Jr., son of Elizabeth Towns and Larry Norman of Tignall and Jerome Bernard Booker of Crawfordville.  More...

Rachel Vandergriff entertained at bridal shower/brunch August 20

Rachel Vandergriff of Athens was entertained at a bridal shower and brunch Saturday, August 20, given by Pauline Bell, Beth Conard, Janie Cravens, Lisa Isham, and Alice Lindsey. More...