October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hurricane evacuees flood into town booking every room in Washington

Wilkes County needed for Hurricane Matthew to deliver a few inches of rain to mitigate the drought, but the storm also delivered hundreds of evacuees – both human and animal – that filled every vacancy and available bed in Washington and More...

Evacuees from Hurricane Matthew add to Mule Day festival attendees

Despite the threat of Hurricane Matthew, crowds filled Saturday’s 36th annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival and were rewarded with a time of historical fun on a windy but warm sunny day. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Do you know this 13-year-old?

This has been an unusual and interesting week in Washington Wilkes. We began the week with news of approaching Hurricane Matthew, school closings (not in Wilkes County), cancellations of several long awaited football games, and other events. More...

Opinions

Faced with ugly politics and hurricane news, I found solace in the sound of black walnuts

Sometimes you have to take a break from the 24-hour news asylum and focus on something more basic for a while, and I found myself doing that just now. More...

Book Review

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

We animal lovers often become impatient with our science “experts” who don’t believe our stories about our amazing pets. Frans De Waal is the exception. More...

John T. dropped out of UGA but found his place at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – John T. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Dallis Kirkland Evans

Joyce Dallis Kirkland Evans, 84, passed away Sunday morning, October 9, at PruittHealth in Washington.  More...

Thomas L. Garrett

Graveside services for Thomas L. Garrett, 80, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 7, at the Smyrna United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. He died Tuesday evening, October 4, at Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Sarah Ann Hearst

Funeral services for Sarah Ann Hearst, 62, were held Saturday, October 8, at Reeves Chapel Baptist Church in Tignall with Pastor Michael Gresham presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Bennett to present Antarctica program at next OLLI meeting

Debbie Bennett of Washington will present the program at the OLLI@Washington gathering Monday, October 17, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

Amanda Louise Moon, David Wright Gunter exchange marriage vows on September 17

Amanda Louise Moon and David Wright Gunter, both of Rayle, exchanged wedding vows Saturday afternoon, September 17, in a double ring ceremony on the grounds of the bridegroom’s home with Rev. More...

Courtney Canterbury, Kyle Wilson entertained at family gathering

Engaged couple Courtney Canterbury and Kyle Wilson were entertained at a family gathering Saturday, September 10, given by Jane and Glen Echols at their home in Tignall. More...

Breaking News - 10/18/2016 6:41 AM

NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSING on Thomson Road

Concrete barrier installation on the US 78/SR 17 widening project will close one northbound lane Tuesday and Wednesday on a 2.5-mile stretch within both McDuffie and Wilkes counties. More...

Breaking News - 10/13/2016 3:44 PM

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN - Free Access

Wilkes County EMS Director Blake Thompson is gathering items to take to displaced people in Lumberton, N.C., which is in Robeson County. More...

New youth detention facility will focus on education

The official groundbreaking ceremony for what will soon be Georgia’s newest juvenile detention facility was held Tuesday afternoon.  More...

City gets grant to move ahead with Gordon Street property

The City of Washington has been awarded a grant to demolish the unneeded wings of the old Gordon Street school.  More...

‘The spirits are waiting to meet you’ in cemetery play Resthaven Revisited

Saturday’s unique cemetery production of “Resthaven Revisited” will bring to life, so to speak, some of Washington’s famous citizens of the past. More...

News

Keep emergency food on hand in case of inclement conditions

As tropical storms and hurricanes pound the U.S. East Coast, homeowners listen closely to local weather broadcasts. More...

GRSP provides ‘Peace Through Understanding’

Steve Albertson (left) told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) of which they are a sponsor. More...

FFA members place high at CDE competition

Jessica Bridges won top honors and the Junior Ag Mechanics team finished second in their respective categories at the Area 2 FFA Career Development Event (CDE) held at Jackson County High School.  The CDE included Floral Design, Environmental Na More...

Letters

Don’t be stupid; go to the polls and vote

TO THE EDITOR:   In 1944 I was an 18 year old naval trainee at Mercer University. Georgia passed the law that if you were old enough to serve your country you were old enough to vote.  More...

Sports

Second half crackdown secures season’s first win

The previously winless W-W Tiger varsity football team made a dramatic turnaround last Friday by knocking off the previously undefeated Greene County Tigers 35-21. More...

Lady Tigers prepare for playoffs after disappointing loss to Tattnall

The W-W Lady Tigers softball team lost to Tattnall Square 0-8 Monday of last week and got knocked out of the region playoffs. GMC went on to win the region in softball going undefeated.  More...

Jason Chapman 5k will host fourth running at FBC Oct. 22

The fourth annual Jason Chapman 5k run/walk event will be held Saturday, October 22, beginning at 8 a.m. More...

Worship

God’s seed for salvation

During the very beginning of God spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to the world, God makes sure that his first chosen people, the Israelites, have the first opportunity to be saved from their sins.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Church of Fire Conference at the Tree of Life Worship Center will be held with guest speaker Dr. Bob G. McAllister October 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The church will celebrate its anniversary on October 23 at 11 a.m. More...