September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bypass complete but supply still delayed

Tuesday morning of this week, Colonial Pipeline announced that a bypass segment of the broken pipeline is complete and they are currently conducting structural integrity tests. They anticipated a restart of Line 1 on Wednesday.  More...

GPB series being filmed at historical sites

A film crew has been in Washington’s historical museum filming scenes for an upcoming Georgia Public Broadcasting series on little known stories and people and how rural churches affected their lives. More...

Love Washington reaches out to the community

Kids enjoy arts and crafts on The Square Saturday morning with volunteers helping on projects, as other volunteers helped throughout town in other ways as LOVE Washington uses servant evangelism &nda More...

Pedaling for Paws is fun for a cause

Boys on bikes race around the closed Square Friday evening as Beta Sigma Phi’s Xi Delta Tau put on the fifth annual Pedaling for Paws event to help the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter with foo More...

Dogs, volunteers enjoy Doggie Walk Day at shelter

A group of volunteers spent Saturday morning walking and loving on scores of dogs who are temporary residents of the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter, although Justin Moore and Nailah Jones (at right More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

$5 for a nice new smile

No rain has been reported for the last week. My steps were a little wet when I went out to rescue my newspaper one morning but it was not enough to record. Maybe soon, fall will arrive and with it cooler weather and a few showers. More...

Opinions

Now I realize I need my adopted shelter dogs just as much as they needed us to adopt them

We’re sitting here on our back porch, enjoying a cool Saturday morning, just me and my friends Romeo and ES, and it makes me feel completely relaxed and happy to be with them and them with me. More...

Book Review

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond is an Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard. That might be credential enough to make us look at his work approvingly. More...

Bradley’s slaughter their own hogs and grind their own grits

MICCOSUKEE, Fla. – This not-so-wide-place-inthe road, got my attention immediately although it was not my destination. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Louise Walton

Virginia Louise Walton, 77, entered into rest Saturday, September 10. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 17, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. More...

James S. Scruggs

Memorial services for James S. “Steve” Scruggs, 69, of Gills Point Road, will be held on Saturday, September 24, at 10 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service. More...

Thomas Mercer Harris

In the late afternoon of Sunday, September 19, Thomas Mercer Harris of Brandon, Mississippi, surrendered his spirit into the arms of our loving Lord and Savior.  More...

Personalities

Heather Hammond is recipient of Nettles-Dillard Scholarship

Members of the Woman’s Club began their new calendar year as they gathered at the clubhouse on Monday, September 12.  President, Laura Toburen presided and welcomed members and guests, Heather Hammond, Janet Burgess, Mandy Burgess Marable More...

Betsy Harrison entertained at bridal shower August 28

Betsy Harrison of Washington was entertained at a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday afternoon, August 28, at Tabor Baptist Church in Tignall.  Hostesses for the occasion were Vanessa Patrick of Guyton, Marie Bryans and Charment Bryans of Greens More...

Tabitha Marie Tench marries Clinton Brantley Echols Aug. 20

Tabitha Marie Tench and Clinton Brantley Echols of Tignall were united in marriage Saturday, August 20, at six o’clock in the evening at The Barn at Sanderlin Horse Farm in Appling. More...

Bank robbery suspect arrested - Free Access

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Ronnie Williams has been arrested by the GBI in connection with the armed robbery of F&M Bank in Crawfordville last Tuesday, September 13. More...

Gasoline supply is still unsteady as area recovers from pipeline break

Washington-Wilkes drivers are contending with spotty gas shortages that started last weekend and continue into this week after a 36- inch gasoline pipeline in Alabama ruptured and cut off a large amount of the supply of fuel to states from Georgia to More...

‘Tiger Block’ scheduling popular with students, teachers, principal says

A change to the scheduling system that allows students to use formerly wasted time for learning opportunities is in effect now at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, and is getting good reviews from both students and teachers alike. More...

Children’s Theater presents bilingual tale

Cast members greet some of the hundreds of school children who filled the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse last week as the Washington Little Theater Company presented its annual Children’s Theater p More...

Mule Day heritage festival will offer music, mules, and hands-on history

Mule Day this year will have more of everything, especially music and events for children, than ever before.  More...

Athens Highway lanes to shift Thur., Sam McGill Parkway repaving done

As the work on the Athens Highway passing lanes continues, there will be new lane shifts this week with which drivers from Washington to Athens will contend; but at least the repaving in town is nearly finished as crews connect driveways and side str More...

News

Hart to be speaker at Friends fall meeting at library Oct. 13

“Hang on to your memories and traditions and be mindful of how easily time can change things. Don’t take them for granted…” More...

Farm Bureau donates books to 405 libraries across state

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the children’s book Hi, I’m Billy Blueberry: This Is My Story to the 405 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service inc More...

Kindergarten students tour Bi-Lo

Kindergarten students from Washington-Wilkes Primary School took a walking field trip to the local Bi-Lo supermarket across the street. More...

Sports

Young Tigers beat Devils for second time this season

The undefeated Washington-­Wilkes Middle School Tigers trashed the visiting Lincoln County Red Devils 50-0 last Thursday, September 14, in their last home game of the season. More...

Historic volleyball home opener today is first ever for new girls sport at W-W

The new W-W Tiger girls volleyball team will host Hart County today, Thursday, September 22, for the first-ever home volleyball match to be played at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School.”This is truly historic for the school,” Hea More...

Lady Tigers boost region record with two wins

The W-W Lady Tiger softball team was 2-1 in region play last week including wins over Lincoln County and Lake Oconee Academy.  Lake Oconee was no match for the Lady Tigers, who won easily by the score of 14-2. More...

Worship

Righteousness: law vs. Jesus

Paul loved Israel, his nation that brought him into the world as a child and raised him to be an adult. He had been taught from birth the Israeli Law and what it meant to the nation of Israel and its people. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

There will be a community-wide W-W Tiger pep rally Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. on The Square (details on page 8 of this issue). More...