November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tignall festival draws large crowd

Sylvia Walker sings her heart out, performing a variety of country classics, at the “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Fall Festival held last Saturday at the old school grounds. More...

Fire contained in Tignall, no injuries

The Tignall Volunteer Fire Department and area volunteers were dispatched to a structure fire on West Wooten Street in Tignall at 8:59 p.m. on November 12. More...

‘Toys for Tots’ applications available now to help children, families in need

The annual “Toys for Tots” Christmas initiative is now underway in Wilkes County, and donations and applications for the program are currently being accepted. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Finally a change in the weather

I hope you didn’t miss the “perigee” full moon which climaxed on Monday, November 14. It is also called a “supermoon,” and this one was the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016, and the largest since 1948. More...

Opinions

The conspiracy of the newly focused mindset makes a special weekend attractive to visitors

The Square may not look like a winter wonderland just yet, but just watch. The folks who plan our Christmas celebration have been hard at work, and I just know they’re going to pull it off. More...

Book Review

Tribe

Journalist Sebastian Junger tells many human-interest stories as he looks at the tribal sentiment that has largely disappeared from modern industrial societies. More...

Lunch, conversation can’t be beat at local institution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Elizabeth Becknell Nason

Graveside services for Sarah Elizabeth “Libby” Becknell Nason, 91, of Hospital Dr. in Washington were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 11 at the Lakeview Memory Gardens in Phenix City, Alabama. More...

Matthew Graves

Funeral services for Matthew “Mack” Graves, 83, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 5, at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Lillie Mae Jackson Crawford

Memorial services for Lillie Mae Jackson Crawford, 81, of Metasville Road were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at Ebenezer Baptist CHurch. She died Tuesday morning, November 8, 2016, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Personalities

Sara and James Long renew vows for 35th anniversary

Sara and James Long celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a surprise wedding and renewal of their vows in a ceremony on Sunday, October 9, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church following the morning worship service. More...

Frances Wheelis WOM group of FBC meets on November 7

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met in the home of Nancy Madden on Monday evening, November 7.  Melanie Wells, facilitator, led the ladies in an opening prayer remembering our country and the election the following d More...

Alice Patricia Stewart weds Christopher Winston Bailey

Alice Patricia Stewart and Christopher Winston Bailey of Washington were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 15, at eleven-thirty in the morning at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

DROUGHT LEVEL ONE DECLARED IN WILKES COUNTY - Free Access

Based on recommendations by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Gov. Nathan Deal approved a Level 2 Drought Response designation for more than 50 counties. More...

Improvements paid with budgeted funds represent investment in growth of city

With the fast-approaching completion of work on The Square and next Tuesday’s lighting of the Christmas tree in its center as points of pride for Washington Mayor Ames Barnett, a good turnout is expected for downtown events scheduled for Novemb More...

Energy service alliance will reduce expenses and save $110,000 per year

A resolution approving the energy service company, ABM, for infrastructure upgrades in school system buildings was adopted by the Wilkes County Board of Education this week. More...

County puts 60-day moratorium on construction of chicken houses

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners just about set a record for brevity at last week’s regular meeting, enacting only one item of business and hearing a few announcements.  More...

Perfect weather makes for wonderful festival at Tignall’s 16th on Sat.

Local talents, diverse vendors, food, and fun made this year’s “I’d Rather Be in Tignall” Fall Festival a hit with visitors and participants alike.  “It went wonderfully,” organizer Carolyn Gammon said. More...

Veterans, supporters gather for service

On Veterans Day last Friday, dozens of people gathered outside the Wilkes County courthouse for a special program honoring those who have and continue to serve the United States of America in its mil More...

News

Optimists to begin annual sale

Washington Optimist Club members will soon be selling the popular Fraser fir Christmas trees which are grown in the Cashiers, N.C., area. More...

Deerlick Astronomy Village will host open house so all can view heavens this Sat.

If you’ve never seen the Milky Way stretching across the heaven, next weekend is your chance. Deerlick Astronomy Village (DAV) will hold its annual fall open house on Saturday, November 19, from 5-11 p.m.  More...

‘Rapid Transit’ will return to Washington’s streets

In the late 1800s, Washington was booming. Stores, business offices, and hotels lined the downtown square and travelers arrived daily by train. As rail service expanded and more people flooded into town, enterprising livery owners John M. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Act of manners, respect endears couple to Wilkes Co. community

TO THE EDITOR:   While working the Tignall poll during the General Election, a sequence occurred which endears us to this community. Voting was heavy with a queue of individuals awaiting access for their time to cast a ballot.  More...

Sports

Red Devils prove to be too much for Tigers in first round of state playoffs

A disappointing second loss to the Lincoln County Red Devils ended the 2016 football season for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers last Friday night.  Ending up 4-7 for the season, the Tigers were the first to score in the contest of the archrivals. More...

Trout streams now open offer fishing opportunities throughout the state

The north Georgia mountains make a great fall destination, and what better excuse to plan a trip than to take advantage of the many available trout streams, including five delayed-harvest trout streams that are now open?  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Maybe the Cubs won’t have to wait another 108 years

“I really want to see the Cubs win the World Series. I really do.” – actor and author Dennis Quaid.   More...

Worship

The body of Christ, the Church

What is the Body of Christ? The Church – the coming together of mankind as a whole all over the world with faith in Jesus Christ. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Episcopal Bazaar and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.  .  More...