November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cattlemen honor Watson for efforts to improve, promote cattle industry in Wilkes

The 32nd annual Awards and Installation Banquet of the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association saw an evening of fellowship, educational speeches, and the newest recipient of the Special Recognition Award – Frank Watson.  More...

Wilkes now designated under Drought Level 1 Response

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

Applications are available now for ‘Toys for Tots’ distribution

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

Plenty of reasons to be thankful

Candlelight Shopping in Downtown Washington was a big success with dozens and dozens of children, their parents and grandparents, plus many more citizens from Wilkes County and surrounding areas enjoying the beautifully lighted Christmas tree and the More...

Opinions

Remembering the women who shooed us out, I know Thanksgiving should always be joyous

Thanksgiving dinners have always served as a snapshot, for many of us, of the changes going on in our families, and this Thanksgiving is very much like that for us.  Thanksgiving celebrations were an annual rite of passage as I grew up. More...

Book Review

LaRose

Landreaux is a good man, a man “who would kill a deer, thank one god in English, and put down tobacco for another god in Ojibwe.” His neighbor, Peter Ravich, is a good friend, married to Landreaux’s wife’s half-sister. More...

Thankful for so very much, and the inspiration of Furman Bisher

For years, the late Furman Bisher wrote a column at Thanksgiving, which became one of the most popular columns to appear in the pages of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. More...

Obituaries

Genetta L. Hines

Funeral services for Genetta L. Hines, 68, of Metasville, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at St. Luke Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. She died on Friday, November 11, 2016.  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...

Personalities

DAR members attend luncheon in Hull honoring state regent

With the theme “Hats Off to Joyce Ball Patton, Regent, Georgia State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution,” new State Regent Joyce Ball Patton was honored at a luncheon by the Northeast area held at the Jackson EMC Building in Hu More...

Kettle Creek DAR meeting features program on 1790-1890 interiors

Maryellen Higginbotham of Marietta presented a most interesting and informative program to members and guests of the Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Saturday, November 12, at the Episcopal Church of the M More...

Singleton speaks to Woman's Club, gives update on downtown progress

John Singleton, director of the Chamber of Commerce, spoke on the topic, “In and About Washington” at the Woman’s Club meeting Monday, November 14, at the clubhouse.  More...

Annual Legislative breakfast slated December 1 at Third Shiloh, 8 a.m.

The annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. More...

Refurbished Square decorated for the holidays

For the second year now, City of Washington lighting specialists Wade Waller, Sam Nunn, and Reuben Echols were among those working hard all day Monday to make ready the big Christmas tree on The Squa More...

$100,000 gift to Kettle Creek earmarked for land purchase

Honoring the late Frank Mc- Gaughey, the Sara Giles Moore Foundation (SGMF) recently provided the largest grant yet in support of Kettle Creek Battlefield Park development. More...

Christmas Parade of Lights set December 10 is going to be bigger than ever organizers say

On Saturday evening, December 10, thousands of people will line the streets of Washington to see the fifth annual Christmas Parade of Lights, when more than 100 entries, including many floats brightly lighted for the season, will start from Tiger Sta More...

Be careful when burning leaves Insurance commissioner warns

With extreme drought conditions in much of Georgia this year, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is advising Georgians to use caution when clearing and burning leaves.  More...

News

Mentors help through Kids Hope USA

Kelli Eisler (center) and Mandy Jackson (left) introduced the Washington Rotary Club to Kids Hope USA, a program of mentoring that seeks to help at-risk children “form caring and life-changing More...

Gaby Esparza will head slate of FBLA officers at W-WCHS

Gaby Esparza was installed as the new president of the W-WCHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) during in installation ceremony held October 21 at the school.  More...

50th reunion visits class member at Nancy Hart

Seventeen members of the Washington Central High School graduating class of 1966 visited with their classmate Willie Eva Anderson Fortson, who has been a patient at Nancy Hart Nursing Center in Elber More...

Letters

Family member identifies driver

TO THE EDITOR:   If anyone would like to know the name of the black man driving the trolley car, the omnibus Aileen, [as described in the Rapid Transit article in last week’s edition of this newspaper], his name is William “Bus&rdquo More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Washington’s world-class umpire gets the job of calling the World Series

“Whenever you have a tight situation and there’s a close pitch, the umpire gets the squawk no matter how he calls it.” – Red Barber, Hall of Fame announcer   More...

Youth basketball registration continues to Dec. 2 at PRD

Registration for Youth Basketball 2016 at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will continue through Friday, December 2, for boys and girls ages 5-12.  The registration fee is $30 to cover the costs of a jersey, shorts, and sock More...

Youth cheerleading registration will continue until December 5

Registration for Cheerleading 2016 at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department will continue through Monday, December 5, for girls ages 5-12.  The registration fee has not yet been announced.  More...

Worship

Living in this world as family of God

Humanity, as believers in Jesus Christ, grows into the Family of God on earth, made up of every race and nationality of human beings from all over the world. This is what God wants us to see and experience.  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.  .  The Rayle City Council will meet at City Hall on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m.  .  More...