February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Numbers don’t add up for Wilkes Co. veterans

While compensation and benefits to veterans in the state of Georgia is significantly higher than that of states with comparable numbers of veterans, those same benefits to ­Wilkes County veterans are much lower than those to veterans in surrounding c More...

Black History program at New Ford Baptist to feature Rev. Hicks

Rev.Rhonda Crawford Hicks, an ordained associate minister of Greenforest Community Baptist Church and Bible teacher and chaplain for the Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academic Center, both in Decatur, will be the speaker for New Ford Baptist’s More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

A welcome happy ending

We got a little rain early Friday morning after having a few traces during the month. Sonny Johnson at Tyrone reports 6.5 inches for the month of January. His total for January 2016 was 3.2 inches.  More...

Opinions

Glad to see players minding their noggins, but it’ll take a while to make a difference

As the media revolved around the Super Bowl this last week, I couldn’t help but notice that new improvements in football safety were big news, showing how research and playing changes were slowly making the game safer for all levels of play. More...

Book Review

Texas Ranger

The subtitle for Texas Ranger is “The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde.” It takes John Bossenecker quite a few pages to arrive at Bonnie and Clyde, but it’s quite a ride.  More...

Moores and Sumners display the best in collegiality

LYNCHBURG, Va. – History is a good thing. It can satiate the curiosity and lift the emotions, bringing welcomed pause to your day. More...

Worship

Christians must obey nation’s law

Every nation has laws for their citizens to follow as they live their lives. At times the laws of the nation might seem to conflict with Christians’ beliefs according to the teaching of our faith in the ways of God. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Washington will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the City Hall Annex on Thursday, February 16.  .  More...

Revolutionary Days this weekend brings honor to those who fought

The 238th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek is this weekend with a variety of uniquely authentic festivities planned to remember the patriots who successfully served to hinder the plans of British invaders. More...

Little information available to help identify Ingles thieves

Though very little information or evidence is available, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Thomas Bailey is quite sure that the thieves who broke into and ransacked Ingles Supermarket last Wednesday morning are not local but more like More...

Black offers principles to ‘unlock a better 2017’ as prelude to annual awards given by Chamber

The first-ever Civic Organization of the Year award was presented to God’s Marketplace, Carol Jackson was named Volunteer of the Year, and the Citizen of the Year award was posthumously awarded to Pete Gartrell; as Georgia’s Commissioner More...

Black History Movie Night held every Wednesday this month

More than 25 children and others from the community enjoyed Black History Movie Night last week when they learned about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. More...

News

Preparing care packages for the homeless

JumpStart Home Parent Educator Shakeema Young puts together care packages for homeless people in Wilkes County. More...

Grants available to homeowners in city’s rehabilitation program

The City of Washington is accepting applications for its Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program, an initiative that provides grant availability to homeowners needing to make necessary repairs. More...

Rotary gets update on schools

Wilkes County Schools Director of Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Isham told the Washington Rotary Club about changes in standardized testing at the county’s schools. More...

Letters

To The Editor

Volunteering for WMH Auxiliary provides blessings

TO THE EDITOR:   What a joy to have been a volunteer for the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The staff in every department is easy to assist.  More...

Obituaries

Margaret Louise Maynard

Margaret Louise Maynard passed away at home on February 6, 2017, at the age of 84.  Mrs. Maynard is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Ross Maynard.  More...

Reginald L. Jones

Funeral services for Reginald L. Jones, 47, were conducted Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church. Interment was in City West Cemetery. Mr. More...

Personalities

Mike Hardy guest of honor at retirement lunch January 25

Mike Hardy was honored at a lunch and celebration on Wednesday, January 25, at The Pope Center in honor of his retirement after serving the City of Washington as Electrical Superintendent. His official retirement was December 31, 2016. More...

Estate planning to be featured at next OLLI on February 13

“Way to Go! A Well-Planned Exit” will be topic of the session presented by the Washington Affiliate of OLLI@UGA on Monday, February 13, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House. More...

Emory and Norwood Strother honored at anniversary reception

Emory and Norwood Saxon Strother were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at the Woman’s Club in Washington on Saturday afternoon, January 28.  More...