February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Most firefighters are volunteers ... and more are needed

The Washington Fire Department is currently in need of able bodies willing to volunteer their time and services to the community. Likewise, county fire stations are also seeking new volunteers.  More...

Two more reach honored status

Ed Pope III (left) and Jane Bundy (right) were congratulated by Washington Rotary Club President Terry Boswell for being designated Paul Harris Fellows at a recent meeting of the club. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Taught by a Wilkes Countian

We’ve had stormy weather this past week, tornado warnings, rain, and flashflood watches and warnings. Later last week there were beautiful, sunny days with totally blue skies, but the wind howled in from somewhere and was very, very cold. More...

Opinions

Still grateful for all the love and care; I’m still here despite all the side effects

I ’m sure you’ve noticed the pharmaceutical ads on television and in magazines; ads that promise relief from what ails you in big letters and photos of happy patients, and warns of side effects in tiny letters that seem to go on forever.& More...

Book Review

The Confederate General Rides North

Katherine McConnell is an 11-year-old girl in Georgia, living near Kennesaw in the 1960s. She is unusually bright and is absorbed in Civil War history. More...

Indomitable Dave Plant had answers for everything

During the last full moon, I was standing outside with time to reflect. Sobering and light-hearted thoughts kept flashing about. More...

Obituaries

Philip Dyson Robb

Funeral services for Master ­Philip Dyson Robb, of Norman Road, will be held at Phillips Mill Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Harvey Anderson Standard

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Harvey Anderson Standard, 93, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates and Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. More...

Jerry M. Hackney

Funeral services for Jerry M. Hackney, 79, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden and Rev. Mark Woods officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Trinity Baptist Church will host its annual Black History Program on Sunday, February 5, at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited. . More...

Ingles burglarized Wednesday morning

REOPENS THURSDAY MORNING

Thieves and burglars made a mess of Washington’s Ingles Supermarket and the city’s nearby lift station in an apparent attempt to rob the grocery store of the contents of its safe. More...

Tours will highlight recent discoveries during upcoming Revolutionary Days

The 238th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek is fast approaching, with a variety of uniquely authentic festivities planned for the weekend of February 10-12 in Washington. More...

Miss Wilkes Pageant will return to The Pope Center

Registration is now open for the tenth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, March 11. More...

VGCSA charges, DUIs, family violence characterize recent arrests

A variety of charges ranging from battery and criminal trespass to cruelty to children and possession of methamphetamine composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during December and January. More...

News

Donation nets tax credit

Tom Holland and Myra Blackmon took advantage of the GeorgiaHeart.org tax credit program by donating to Wills Memorial Hospital. More...

W-WHF dinner, speaker will kick off Revolutionary Days

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation (WWHF) invites the public to join its members in kicking off Revolutionary Days with a dinner and discussion featuring Dr. David Noble on Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m.  More...

Whether it’s Phil or Beau, Groundhog Day is six weeks of one, a half dozen of the other

Once a year Americans turn their attention toward the Marmota monax and its unique ability to predict the duration of winter. More...

Sports

Girls win 3 of 4; boys not so much

The Lady Tiger girls basketball team went three-for-four in the past week’s games beating Lincoln County twice – 48-28 on Monday and 41-30 on Saturday. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

Spring soccer registration will be held through March 1 at Washington Wilkes Parks & Recreation Department, 22 Lexington Avenue in Washington. The registration fee will be $40 for ages 5-14.   More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2017 varsity baseball schedule

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Worship

We are encouraged to be charitable

We are encouraged by Jesus to be charitable toward others. Jesus set the example by leaving Heaven to be born into our world of human life so He could give to us eternal spiritual life through belief in Jesus as our Saviour. More...

Personalities

Martins honored at celebration January 19

Amos and Rosa Lee Martin (center) are joined by friends (from left) Kenneth and Jayne Callaway, and brother, sister-in-law, and nephew, Jon, Merrilee, and Scott Martin at a celebration and dinner on Thursday, January 19, at Wings 'n' Things honoring More...

Kelsey Garner, Ryland McLendon to marry May 13 in Statesboro

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Garner of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Ryland McLendon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dana McLendon, also of Statesboro.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Bruce Bailey receives master's degree from Walden University

Bruce Bailey of Washington graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Walden University, in Commencement Exercises Saturday, January 7, at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida More...