November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Special ceremony will be held on The Square this Friday

At 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, the Washington-Wilkes community will come together for a solemn observance of Veterans Day on The Square. More...

Pope is new president at F&M Bank; Coxwell retires after 42-year career

After six years as president and CEO of Washington’s F&M Bank, L. Dan Coxwell has retired and handed the position over to Edward Pope III, formerly the bank’s chief financial officer.  More...

Two teens charged with armed robbery for incident in McDonald’s parking lot

The investigation of an armed robbery that occurred in the Mc- Donald’s parking lot on October 28, between 11:55 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. More...

Letters of thanks on their way to troops as result of efforts by W-W FBLA chapter

Some 365 thank you letters from Washington-Wilkes students will be sent to troops overseas in time for Thanksgiving as the result of a campaign organized by Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters at W-WCHS and W-WMS. More...

Bell-ringers and donations needed for season; kettle collections are major source of funding

This Christmas season as in years past, the Wilkes County unit of the Salvation Army needs local bell-ringers and donations to help meet ever-growing needs of struggling people in Washington-Wilkes.  More...

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Veterans can save on groceries

We’ve got another patriotic and historical week coming up. Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day and we celebrate that with a special observance on The Square that morning. More...

Opinions

While right now I’m focused on staying alive; the things that last are what I treasure most

These are hard words to write. After being healthy all my life, I’ve got to take a break from working to fight this cancer that has invaded my brain, stealing my words from me and, if not fought, will eventually kill me.  More...

Book Review

Homegoing

This is a debut novel by a young woman who was born in Ghana, raised in Alabama, and lives now in California. In Homegoing, she has written a remarkable story of multiple generations of the same family in the U.S. and in Africa. More...

Castigation of political foes goes way, way back

These are not the best of times when it comes to politics. Nobody has seemed to be happy with either candidate with an eye on the Presidency.  More...

Obituaries

James Callaway Burton

Funeral services for James “Jim” Callaway Burton, 75, were held at the First Baptist Church of Washington at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, with Rev. Preston Sanders and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Earl Raymond Leavenworth

Memorial services for Earl Raymond Leavenworth, 68, of Winton Lane in Washington, were held on Wednesday, November 2, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. He died Sunday, October 30, at his home.  More...

Personalities

Stephanie Swinson, Jonathan Mays united in marriage on October 20

Stephanie Nicole Swinson and Jonathan Mays of Perkins were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony Thursday, October 20, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Forsyth Park Inn in Savannah. Rev. More...

New Beginnings

Madeline Rose McKinney   Ashleigh Bussey and Trent ­McKinney of Lincolnton announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Rose McKinney, on Friday, October 14, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Madeline weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. More...

Rachel Kay Vandergriff and Michael Darren Pharr exchange wedding vows October 8 in Washington

Rachel Kay Vandergriff of Athens and Michael Darren Pharr of Washington exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 8, at two-thirty in the afternoon at the home of Ashley and Ames Barnett in Washington. More...

Anderson, Doupé win in local races; turnout heavy; county mirrors state

Though no strictly Wilkes County positions were up for grabs in Tuesday’s General Election, voter turnout was extremely heavy at over 77 percent and nearly half of the votes cast (4,513) were cast early (2,150 plus 191 absentees). More...

We Salute Our VETERANS

For their courage, hard work, and dedication to their country, we salute the men and women of our Armed Forces past and present. More...

Tignall’s festival will feature music, food, reunions

Saturday’s “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Festival – in addition to all the fun, food, and activities – will feature great music including ­Wilkes County’s rising country music singer Chris Rogers, who will be pl More...

Kiwanis Club awards academic sweatshirts

The Kiwanis Club of Washington congratulated the top academic achievers in the junior class at Washington-­Wilkes Comprehensive High School, recognizing them for being in the top 10 percent of their More...

Students at primary, elementary schools still need materials to make Christmas ornaments

With the big unveiling for this year’s Christmas tree on The Square set for Tuesday, November 22, students at both Washington-­Wilkes Primary School and Elementary School still need the raw materials to make ornaments to decorate the tree.  More...

News

Beef showmen exhibit at Georgia National Fair

Two Wilkes County 4-H’ers, Ava Wright (left) and Levi Durham, participated in the Georgia National Fair in Perry representing the Wilkes County 4-H Club in their beef exhibition projects. More...

Jones will speak at Veterans observance Fri. at 3rd Shiloh

This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, New Ford Baptist Church and the CSRA Ministerial Alliance will host the annual Veterans Day Worship Service at the Third Shiloh Rev. G. L. More...

Doupé is guest speaker in Oct. for LWREA

Bill Doupé, a then candidate for District Attorney of the Toombs Judicial Circuit, was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA). More...

Sports

Racing continues this weekend at Aonia Pass

The Atlanta Motorcycle Club held its last meet of the year Saturday and Sunday at Aonia Pass, honoring the late Perry Gunter, who operated the motorsport facility for many years. More...

School, community honor Gresham, retiring his W-W jersey number, 10

Prior to the Tigers’ game with Tattnall Square last Friday night, Johnny Gresham was honored by the school, coaches, and team as his number “10” was retired. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Cubs win!

“It happened, baby, it happened.” – Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo More...

Worship

God’s love is forever

John’s Gospel says, “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 17) What causes God to feel the way He does toward mankind even though we have all sinned in More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Snow on The Square will be held in downtown Washington on five occasions during the holiday season beginning on Tuesday, November 22, from 6-9 p.m. More...