September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

More survey responses needed to make downtown even better

The City of Washington’s Main Street program, working with the Downtown Development Authority, is trying to survey opinions on what people think of downtown Washington and what residents say the city needs to attract them into town.  More...

Crowds admire old cars downtown

Visitors to Saturday’s Memory Lane Cruisers Fall Cruise-In enjoy two of the 73 hot rods, trucks, and other special vehicles that filled The Square. More...

LATE BREAKING

In a meeting held Tuesday afternoon, Amy Karamihalis, 2015 Relay for Life chairman, announced that an event to honor Wilkes County survivors will be held next year at Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

All voting precincts open for November 8 election

The first thing to know about the November 8 presidential election is that no polling places have been closed or consolidated, and that all voters should cast their ballots at their usual voting place, voter registrar Debbie Anderson said to the Wash More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Braves win six in a row

On a rare trip outside ­Wilkes County last week, I noticed two unusual road signs. They were not homemade, hand-written signs, but were professionally done highway signs. More...

Opinions

Why is it that saying certain non-dirty words causes them to be rejected by so many folks?

What’s the most disgusting word in the English language, and why? Discuss among yourselves.  More...

Book Review

The King Who Made Paper Flowers

Wilkes County folks think of Terry Kay as a neighbor. Though he lives in Atlanta now, he was born in Royston, Ga. More...

Bell Meade Bourbon returns a Tennessee family to make spirits

GREENBRIER, Tenn. – Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery has the elements that would arouse the curiosity of a connoisseur, historian and traditionalist. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Ann Skinner Frasier

Ruth Ann Skinner Frasier, 69, of N. Alexander Ave., died Friday, September 9, at University Hospital.  More...

Jonathan Ware

Family, friends, and classmates of Jonathan Ware are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance for Jonathan, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Ware and the husband of Dr. Mary A. Booker Ware, at 11 a.m. More...

Charles Pollet lll

Funeral services for Charles “Bubba” Pollett III, 68, of Wadley, Georgia, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 10, in the Wadley United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Sauls and Rev. Chris Shoemaker officiating. More...

Personalities

Students learn about electrical safety

First United Methodist Church Pre-Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from the Rayle Electric Membership Corporation where they learned about electrical safety and got a demonstration of the bucket More...

5th annual Pedaling for Paws event set for tomorrow evening

The Xi Delta Tau chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, invites the children of Wilkes County to participate in the 5th annual Pedaling for Paws event Friday evening, September 16, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Haley Ward and Jacob Thornton united in marriage on August 13

Haley Alyssa Ward of Athens and Jacob Lee Thornton of Siloam exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 13, at six-thirty in the evening at The Retreat at Hiawassee River in Hiawassee. More...

Stabbing, DUI chase, drugs, and more keep deputies, state troopers on toes

A Wilkes County woman is facing felony aggravated assault charges after stabbing her boyfriend in the chest Sunday when he refused to leave a house on Durham Road.  More...

Sidewalk drinks to be allowed subject to certain restrictions

Restaurant diners in Washington who enjoy beer or wine with their meals may now do so at restaurant tables on the city’s downtown sidewalks – subject to restrictions.  More...

Construction begins on 911 center, transformation of old prison facility

Though no official action was taken or required at its regular monthly meeting, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners heard a number of reports concerning recent and ongoing activities in the county. More...

Cancer society dumps prize-winning Wilkes Relay after 12-year effort to raise cancer-fighting funds

The 12 years of effort Wilkes County citizens have put into the annual Wilkes Relay for Life has ended, after the American Cancer Society announced this week that Wilkes County would no longer be allowed to hold a relay due to declining levels of fun More...

Wills Memorial Hospital receives GHA safety award

Carl Malmbery, VP Allied Claims Administrator, presents a safety award to Wills Memorial Hospital’s Tom Urban, Dean Winfrey, and Tracie Haughey after the Georgia Hospital Association Workers Co More...

News

Citizens of the Month named at W-WPS

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its “Citizens of the Month” for August, recognized for having positive attitudes throughout the month. More...

Hunting, Fishing Day brings opportunities for free events

Each year, the fourth Sunday of September brings National Hunting and Fishing Day. More...

City to flush water lines: here’s how to handle it

The City of Washington will conduct its periodic city-wide water line flushing program next week, Tuesday-Thursday, September 20- 22. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Negativity has touched Tignall; process of charter change has begun

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:   With all the negativity in the world today with regard to the police, it is very unfortunate that our little town has been touched in such a negative way.  More...

Sports

New girls sport at W-W starts off with volleyball victory over Burke Bears

A brand new girls athletic team at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School debuted this week. The W-W Tiger volleyball team traveled to Burke County and beat the Bears 2-1 (sets, in a best-of-three match).  More...

W-WMS Tigers undefeated in first three games

Heading into their fourth game of the season, the Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tiger football team is undefeated and almost unscored-on this season with strong wins over Greene County, Lincoln County, and Warren County.  More...

FBC sets Jason Chapman 5k running for Oct. 22

The fourth annual Jason Chapman 5k run/walk event will be held Saturday, October 22, beginning at 8 a.m. The First Baptist Church of Washington is the sponsor and the start/finish line will be on Robert Toombs Avenue in front of the church.  More...

Worship

God’s people by faith

The Israelites were God’s first chosen people by the law. They came to God by Abraham and Sarah through Isaac, then Jacob, then Moses, to whom God gave His law, the Ten Commandments. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Rotary Club annual Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, October 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Washington Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria.  .  More...