December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Trolley tours bring back memories of omnibuses

Stained glass trolley tours brought a unique twist to this year’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes, as guests were escorted down and around Robert Toombs Avenue in style last Friday night. More...

‘The Square looks great’ because of these people

The City of Washington and Mayor Ames Barnett hosted lunch for all the city employees who worked to transform The Square in time to begin Christmas celebrations this year. More...

Cruisers give to Toys for Tots drive

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers piled on the toys donated to this year’s Toys for Tots drive and Club President Dickie Garrard (right) delivered them to Wilkes EMA Director Blake Thompson t More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Smoke at Gatlinburg was frightening

We finally got some rain and things are looking better in our yards and trees. This is written on Saturday, December 10, and I think the weather report says we will get more next week. More...

Opinions

Working my butt off to stay alive and thanking y’all for everything

I can’t say how much I’ve missed all y’all for the last few weeks. I’ve had to take time off to travel to Athens each day to continue my battle against this cancer that is invading my brain. More...

Book Review

Josephine Tey: A Life

Soon after encountering the genre, most of us mystery lovers find the author Josephine Tey, usually with her The Daughter of Time. It is masterful, and other writers suffer in comparison. More...

He was always there and you felt good to see him coming

There is hardly anything more refreshing than a Baptist preacher with a sense of humor which was clearly evidenced in the life of Jon Appleton, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Athens.  More...

Obituaries

Sarah Elizabeth Harden Fennell

A remembrance service for Sarah Elizabeth Harden Fennell, 75, will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Third Shiloh building at 219 McClendon Drive in Washington with the repass immediately following. More...

Robert Morgan Echols

Memorial services for Robert Morgan “Buck” Echols, 74, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2016, at the County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Newsome and Chris Townsend officiating. More...

Dianne Russell Futch

Funeral services for Dianne Russell Futch, 70, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Lewis officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church will hold its Christmas services on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.  .  More...

City’s budget for 2017 cuts expenses, makes room for capital improvement

The Washington City Council approved the city’s nearly $23 million 2017 budget at Monday night’s regular meeting with Mayor Ames Barnett calling it “good” and “sound” with several provisions he’s happy are in More...

All aboard!

“Rapid transit” returned to Washington after over a century of absence when the W-W Historical Foundation made arrangements for special tours in conjunction with its Christmas Tour of Hom More...

County to contract for collection of fines, conducts regular business

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners made arrangements to collect delinquent traffic fines, renewed its annual agreement for the funding of the E911 system, made several appointments, and conducted various other business at it regular monthly mee More...

Winners named at the Christmas Parade of Lights last Saturday

The Godwin Family float was awarded first place in the School and Youth Groups category. More...

News

‘Geared to Give’ program awards tractor to veteran

Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced that the latest recipient of a donated tractor in its “Geared To Give” program is farmer veteran Chad Tackett, owner of Tackett Family Farms in Lincolnton.  More...

Primary school chooses top students

Washington-Wilkes Primary School has announced its student Citizens of the Month of November who have been recognized for “showing respect” all month. More...

Claims high honors in Elbert County

Ava Wright, a fifth-grade Wilkes County 4-H member, participated in the Showdown in the Granite City Livestock Show Saturday, December 10, with her registered Angus heifer. More...

Letters

Sanders is inspirational to members of Ga. State Bar

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dennis Sanders, who will retire December 31 after serving 32 years in that office and a total of 44 More...

Sports

Tigers beat higher-class foes in wrestling tournament Sat.

The Washington Wilkes High School Tiger wrestling team had a great showing at their first tournament of the year when they traveled to Cross Creek High School last Saturday, December 10, for a dual tournament.  More...

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Worship

Man’s place in God’s plan

Adam and Eve – man and woman – whom God loved and had created in his own image, disobeyed his will and, in their shame, hid from fellowship with Him. More...

Personalities

Alexa Ann Cathcart and Daniel Jumper Newsome united in marriage November 12 in Washington

Alexa Ann Cathcart and Daniel Jumper Newsome of Decatur exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at four-thirty in the afternoon on Saturday, November 12, at “The Land,” home of the bridegroom’s parents, Mary and Spark More...

McClearens host annual family Christmas celebration weekend

David and Louise McClearen hosted their annual family Christmas celebrations on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, at their home on Lexington Road. More...

Liam Towles guest of honor at second birthday celebration

Liam Towles, son of Molly and William Towles of Watkinsville, celebrated his second birthday with a barnyard theme party on Saturday, Dec ember 3, at Friendship Presbyterian Church. His birthday was December 1. More...