October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle school math teacher named Wilkes County’s Teacher of the Year

Middle school math teacher Blake Rogers has been chosen as Wilkes County’s Teacher of the Year.  “It’s all a little surreal,” Rogers said. More...

‘Toys for Tots’ applications available to help low-income families’ holiday

Applications to receive toys from this year’s U.S. More...

Halloween is on Halloween

Despite rumors and questions around the community, Halloween will be observed on Halloween, Monday, October 31, in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

The Square’s a mess, but not for long

Before we know what’s happening, Christmas will be here. But before we get to Christmas we have several important days or celebrations coming up. More...

Opinions

When the ghosties and ghoulies come calling, try to be brave and not run screaming in fear

I ’ve commented before over the years that on Halloween, it’s always been pretty dead in my neighborhood. Not a living soul comes trick-or-treating in the shady dark hollows of Green’s Grove.  More...

Book Review

The Mare

A lmost everyone in this book is damaged in some way, especially the main characters, one of whom is a horse. The horse, the mare of the title, is known as Fugly Girl by most; she has been abused and is scarred and hard to handle. More...

I can’t get enough of the beautiful sights in the American West

DENVER, Col. – To get to Pierre, the capital city of South Dakota, by air, your best option is for Delta to take you to Denver and then complete the journey via Great Lakes Airlines.  More...

Obituaries

Howard Lee James

Funeral services for World War II veteran Howard Lee James, 97, of Greensboro Road, were held Tuesday, October 25, at 3 p.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larron Pilgrim and Rev. Richard Broom officiating. More...

Reba Cornelia Hester

Graveside services for Miss Reba Cornelia Hester, 95, of Greenwood, South Carolina, and formerly of Washington, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. More...

Worship

The parable of God’s tree of life

When the Israelites lived in the Promised Land the first time, the olive tree was a very important tree in their everyday lives. The fruit of the tree was used in different ways, in their diet and especially the oil.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Maylor Patton Goolsby   Mallory and Burt Goolsby II of Thomson announce the birth of their daughter, Maylor Patton, on Monday, February 8, at University Hospital in Augusta. Maylor weighed seven pounds and was 20 inches long. More...

Avery Baston enjoys birthday celebrations with family, friends

Avery James Baston, son of Heather and Jim Baston of Washington, celebrated his sixth birthday on Friday, October 14. During school, Avery and his kindergarten classmates at Briarwood Academy celebrated with football cupcakes and a snack. More...

Lisa Sisson honored at baby shower October 15 held at FBC

Lisa Sisson was entertained at a Beatrix Potter Baby Shower Saturday afternoon, October 15, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. More...

Bond revoked for ‘flat-out danger to the community’

The ongoing story of street gangs in Washington Wilkes has taken a new turn Monday as bond has been revoked on the alleged enforcer of a gang to prevent him from possibly harming witnesses to crimes in Washington. More...

Top state leaders tour industrial sites to help spread the word about W-W

Leaders from across Georgia toured industrial sites throughout Washington-Wilkes last Wednesday to see the potential that the local area had for job and revenue growth, and in return will help industries considering locating in Georgia find what they More...

McAvoy’s treasure trove auctioned to new homes

One of Wilkes County’s quiet treasures was auctioned Saturday as Kerry McAvoy’s lifetime collection of old cars and automobilia went under the gavel and was dispersed to happy new owners. More...

Early voting open Saturday after big first week turnout

As a record 575,000 voters turned out across Georgia last week, and more than 500 Wilkes County voters cast their ballots for president in the first week of early in-person voting for the November 8 national election.  Early in-person voting con More...

News

51st Pancake Supper is Friday

The popular annual Rotary Pancake Supper will be held this Friday, October 28, at the Washington-Wilkes Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. and tickets are now available. More...

Speaker tells HOSA members they can ‘overcome anything’

Five members of Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School HOSA (formerly Health Occupations Students of America) and their advisor attended the Georgia National Fair in Perry on October 14 for the organization’s Fall Leadership Rally. More...

Elementary school 4-H officers receive training

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade 4-H members met for officer training after each class selected a president, vice president, secretary, and reporter. More...

Letters

Backpack fundraiser will provide weekend meals for students

TO THE EDITOR:   Thank you so much to all of those who contributed to the Golden Harvest Backpack fundraiser in September for students at Washington-Wilkes Primary School. More...

Author seeking info about 1865 murder of freedwoman West

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Tigers upset Fighting Irish 43-19 in amazing second half comeback

The first half of last Friday’s football game between Washington-Wilkes and the Fighting Irish of Aquinas was largely uneventful and more of the expected as the Tigers retreated to the dressing room at halftime trailing 0-12.  More...

Hudson on World Series umpire crew

Washington and Wilkes County may never have had one of their own in the World Series – until now. More...

Bucaneer boys win state CC

The rain did not stop the Briarwood Academy Buccaneer Middle School Cross County from winning the GISA AA state championship recently at Brentwood in Sandersville. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The City of Washington Downtown Development Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, in the City Hall Annex.   .  More...

Tignall News

Observe your children and listen to them when they don’t know you are listening. You will find yourself in them. They mimic their parents and some may even mimic their teachers. More...