November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Set your clocks BACK one hour

Daylight saving time? Turns out it was merely satirical musing from the proposed “inventor” of DST – Benjamin Franklin.  More...

Large turnout expected in addition to early voting for General Election Tue.

Although more than 1,000 Wilkes County voters have already cast their ballots for U.S. More...

Holiday season activities will kick off with shopping, snow, tree on Square

The Christmas season will soon be in full swing across Washington Wilkes with holiday events designed to bring back the feelings of Christmas past – and bring Christmas shoppers to Washington.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Fall back this Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday, November 5, at midnight. We will need to set our clocks and watches back one hour at midnight in order to begin our regular Eastern Standard Time. More...

Opinions

Getting sick, needing prayers, leaves me grateful for love and caring offered by friends and family

I have never felt as loved and as cared for as I do now. More...

Book Review

Pit Bull

This reader has had a number of dog friends over the years, but has not known a “pit bull” well. However, many friends have introduced me to delightful members of the breed. More...

GPS brings about a serendipitous experience in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – This was the way it was in South Dakota last week, at least for one impressionable traveler who never met a different landscape he didn’t like. But, I have never been to Afghanistan.  More...

Obituaries

Harold S. Butler

Funeral services for Harold S. Butler, 80, were held on Thursday, October 27, at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton, Georgia. Interment followed at the Firshing Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Wilkes County. More...

Zan Edward Bunch

Funeral services for Zan Edward Bunch, 79, were held on Wednesday, October 26, at 4 p.m. at Tabor Baptist Church. Interment was held in the church cemetery. He died Sunday, October 23,at his residence.  More...

Ramona Carol Kent Howard

A memorial service for Ramona Carol Kent “Nana” Howard, 63, was held on Saturday, October 29, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Wilkes County. The family received friends just prior to the service, beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Springhill Baptist Church of Philomath will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day on the first Sunday, November 6, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Norman Williams and the Springfield Baptist Church of Washington as special guests. More...

Dedication of Solomon Pool Gardens celebrates success of redevelopment

Church members, neighborhood residents, city officials, and others were on hand last Wednesday for the special dedication of the Solomon Pool Gardens, “a respected memory” of a historic church, and a celebration of the success of the City More...

Parade date set Dec. 10; organizers seek sponsors

Although preparations for this year’s annual Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights are tinged with sadness after the death of organizer Pete Gartrell, several groups are already building illuminated floats to ensure the tradition Gartrel More...

Halloween in Washington wasn’t too scary

This young tiger wasn’t too scared of all of Suzanne Norman’s moving Halloween figures, nor were many of the costumed little people who filled up South Alexander Monday night. More...

Aggravated assault, drug charges top list of arrests made in October

Aggravated assault and drug charges lead off the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

Seniors celebrate Halloween with costume contest

For the second year running, Cynthia Derricott’s outstanding witch costume – this time a zombie witch (at right) – took top honors, while “wore out grandma Gaynail Sturgis (le More...

News

Red Ribbon Week features study of careers at W-W Primary School

Red Ribbon Week at Washington Wilkes Primary School took place October 24-28 and in preparation, students at the school studied different careers. More...

Mahoney to speak at New Saints CME usher anniversary

New Saints CME Church will celebrate its Usher Board anniversary on Sunday, November 13, at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Luther Mahoney, pastor of Luke Full Gospel Church of Elberton. More...

Tiger Marching Band earns awards with ‘Voyage to the New World’ show

Washington-Wilkes Tiger Marchi n g Band students have proven they’re up to challenges great and small as they brought home several exemplary awards from this year’s competitive season, which came to a close last Saturday.  More...

Sports

Tigers will host Tattnall for region championship

Who would have believed that after the worst start (0-5) in over 35 years the Washington-Wilkes Tigers would have risen from cellar to stellar and be playing for the region championship this Friday night? More...

Tiger cheerleaders are tops in class, will host exhibition for public today

The W-W Varsity Football and Competition Cheerleaders captured first place in Class A last weekend at Winder-Barrow High School. They were competing against Lincoln County.  More...

Championship has been a long time coming

BASEBALL’S BEST

“Everyone asks how I felt before the perfect game. You never feel bad when you are in the World Series. You’ve got all winter to rest.” – Don Larsen, NY Yankees Pitcher, Perfect Game 1956 World Series.   More...

Worship

God’s goodness vs. His severity

This is a continuation of the Olive Tree example. More...

Personalities

Ladies honor Jane Garner with celebration of friendship Oct. 27

Jane Garner was honored by her supper club and several Cloverhurst Drive neighbors at a gathering Thursday evening, October 27, at the home of Evelyn and Larry Nobles.  The event was a celebration of Mrs. More...

Emily Tanner guest of honor at bridesmaid luncheon October 15

Emily Tanner, bride-elect of Gabriel Strother, was guest of honor at a bridesmaid luncheon that honored her and her bridesmaids on Saturday, October 15, at the home of Kelly and Tony Powell.  Mrs. More...

Amy McAvoy and Brett Mullins exchange wedding vows October 9

Amy McAvoy and Brett Mullins, both of Greensboro, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful beach ceremony at sunset on Sunday, October 9, at Mexico Beach, Florida. More...