October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire safety reminds,‘stop, drop, and roll’

Washington firefighter Lt. More...

Washington Presbyterians separating from PCUSA for conservative group

The congregation of Washington Presbyterian Church is about to complete a long-sought separation from a denomination that has become far more liberal than most members, and is joining like-minded Presbyterians in another denomination.  More...

Homecoming activities fill next week with spirit, crowning of king, queen

The crowning next Friday night of the 2016 W-WCHS Tiger Homecoming Queen will culminate a week of activities, October 10-14, sponsored by the school’s student council, including a parade, a community-wide bonfire and pep rally, and the crowning More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Former bandsmen will be recognized

I hope you readers of this column are enjoying this hint of fall we’re having as much as I am. Two mornings this past week, the thermometer on my deck at the back of my house has registered 48 degrees! More...

Opinions

The stuff we’ve filled our house with is vast, and separating out the important bits is hard

For the last few weeks, my dear wife and I have been gradually going about a long-dreaded process: Getting Rid of Stuff.  More...

Book Review

The Heart Goes Last

The time is the near future, perhaps. It is post-apocalyptic. Charmaine and Stan are in desperate financial straits, along with everyone else they know, except Stan’s brother Con, who seems to be some kind of criminal. More...

October is finally here, so why can’t we enjoy it a few months?

A s we begin the greatest month of the year – for sure, my favorite – there is a fret at the outset. Why is October only 31 days? Why can’t October last for at least three months?  More...

Obituaries

Iris Brookins Corbett

Graveside services for Iris Brookins Corbett, 101, of Evans, Georgia, formerly of Washington, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. She passed away Thursday, September 29.  More...

Ruby Jordan Cofer

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Jordan Cofer, 86, of Washington, were held Wednesday, September 28, at 11 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church. Interment was at City West Cemetery. She entered into rest Monday, September 26, at her residence.   More...

Billy W. Middlebrooks

Funeral services for Billy W. Middlebrooks, 75, of Washington, formerly of Monticello and Ellenwood, Georgia, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 3, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home Fairview Chapel. Interment followed at Fairview Memorial Gardens. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Nancy C. Long Cancer Benefit will be held Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m. on The Square in Washington. . The “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. . More...

City tax rate is unchanged but some deficit expected

In a hearing and called meeting last Friday, the Washington City Council approved a property tax millage rate that keeps city property taxes level for the coming year. More...

Brickhouse Rd. closed Saturday for Mule Day’s traffic, parking

For the fourth year, a new parking plan at Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival is expected to handle the thousands of people who arrive early Saturday morning to take part in the festival’s activities.  More...

Cluttered Rayle home nearly traps family in burning residence Monday

Fire destroyed one of the older homes in Rayle Monday night, and both the escaping residents and firefighters struggled with doors blocked by accumulated furniture.  More...

Deadline to register to vote Nov. 8 is Tuesday

Deadlines for the November 8 presidential election are beginning to arrive in advance of the big 2016 election, in which Wilkes County voters will cast their ballots for offices of U.S. More...

Wrecked car found with no driver

First responders inspect an abandoned, wrecked Mercury found upside down on the Greensboro Road near Harris Road Saturday night. More...

News

Citizens of the month chosen

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announce its citizens of the month for September who were recognized for acting responsibly throughout the month, following class rules, turning in work on time, More...

New Life will hold annual ‘Fall Ball’ October 29, 4-6:30

New Life Baptist Church will hold its third annual “Fall Ball” on Saturday, October 29, from 4-6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the church. There is no admission and the public is invited.  More...

Goat team competes at Young Farmers show

Wilkes County was represented very well on the state level at the Georgia Young Farmers Goat Show in Perry where 22 Wilkes County 4-H’ers and FFA members participated last weekend at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.   More...

Sports

Tigers edged out in overtime by lucky Devils, 14-17

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers lost to Lincoln County 14-17 in overtime leaving their season record for 2016 at 0-5, the worst since 1980 when W-W didn’t win until the seventh game of the season. More...

Undefeated middle school Tigers beat Wrens, tie with Warren Co.

The still undefeated W-W Middle School Tiger football team went on the road last week and the week before to close out the 2016 season with a slightly less than perfect record of 5-0-1.  More...

Lady Tigers get beat by GMC, start region tourney this week

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team suffered a 4-0 defeat last Thursday against the GMC Bulldogs. The Tigers just could not get much going on offensive and managed only 3 hits in the contest. More...

Worship

The opportunity to be saved

God tells us in Revelation, through God’s Holy Spirit in John, the beloved Apostle of our Saviour Jesus Christ, “That I rebuke and chasten the lost to be zealous and repent of their sins.” (Revelation 3:19)  More...

Personalities

Lauryn Kaley Nelson weds Douglas Wayne Gattis III

Lauryn Kaley Nelson and Douglas Wayne Gattis III, both of Cumming, were married Saturday, August 27, at six-thirty in the evening at Burruss Mill Falls in Cumming. More...

Lillie Pink Cullars honored at 90th birthday celebration

Lillie Pink Cullars of Washington was honored on her 90th birthday at an elegant celebration at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club on Saturday, September 24.  More...

Lynsey Michelle Walters, Joshua Devaughn Stokes united in marriage on September 18 in Watkinsville

Lynsey Michelle Walters of Washington and Joshua Devaughn Stokes of Watkinsville exchanged wedding vows Sunday, September 18, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Ashford Manor in Watkinsville. Rev. More...