March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Moon donates tree planted at library celebrating nod for Tree City USA

Onlookers at the Mary Willis Library watch as a Trident maple tree is planted in celebration of Arbor Day and Washington’s designation as a Tree City USA for the 32nd year in a row. More...

Arrests during past month characterized by a variety of charges from theft to DUI

A variety of charges ranging from battery and family violence to theft by conversion and attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during January and February. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

I’m a keyboardist

A s of this writing Mary and Sparky are still at Emory Midtown where Mary is recovering from an impressive surgery. She has done very well and they will probably be home by the time you read this. More...

Opinions

Even moreso, the sacred soil of Georgia and Wilkes County is home for my heart

During the Revolutionary Days celebration of the Battle of Kettle Creek some years ago, somebody asked me if my ancestors had made it out of the big cities up North after the Civil War (they mean the War Between the States) before.  I objected s More...

Book Review

Barbra Streisand

Fans of Barbra Streisand probably know most of the facts about her life as covered in this biography and others. Where Neal Gabler’s stands out is in his thesis that Ms Streisand was able to make herself a star. More...

D-Day museum defines the heroes, dishonors the demented

NEW ORLEANS – The Crescent City has become a mecca for World War II history aficionados, owing to the handiwork of the late Stephen Ambrose, whose books graphically chronicled the heroes of the conflict – the unparalleled and unprecedente More...

Obituaries

Hazel R. Pruitt

Funeral services for Hazel R. Pruitt, 80, a native of Cumming, Georgia, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, Georgia, and then a resident of Tignall, were held Monday, February 27, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with Rev. More...

Richard James Anderson

Funeral services for Richard James “Dickey” Anderson, 71, of Senoia, were held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Woolsey Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia, with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Personalities

Amanda and Zach Dehil host gender reveal party Feb. 26

Amanda and Zach Dehil had a gender reveal party on Sunday afternoon, February 26, hosted by the couple and prospective grandparents, Laurie and Dennis Dehil, at prospective grandparent’s home on Metasville Road. More...

Personal Mention

Angela Cooper of Covington visited last Thursday and Friday with her mother, Ruth Rogers.   Evelyn George returned home Monday from a weekend visit with Freda and Bill Richardson in Tifton. More...

'England Coast to Coast' will be presented Mon. at Parish House

The Washington Affiliate of OLLI@UGA will hear the program “England Coast to Coast” at its session Monday, March 6, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

‘I want things to be first class,’ new head coach tells Bd. of Ed.

While making a special appearance at the February meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education, new Tigers athletic director and head coach Chad Alligood conveyed his thanks and enthusiasm to the community at taking on the position.  More...

Annual livestock show set Sat.

Seven Wilkes County students and 15 from Madison and other nearby counties are set to compete in the 63rd annual “Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show,” which is slated for this Saturday, March 4, with the livestock show beginning More...

Mission trip to Haiti is breathtaking and heartbreaking for FUMC group

On February 22, five individuals from Washington’s First United Methodist Church left for a week at Ecole St. Barthelemy School in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. More...

News

McNair talks about expanding services

Dr. Thomas McNair, DVM, of the Wilkes County Veterinary Services was the featured speaker at the Wasington Optimist Club’s regular monthly meeting at Talk of The Town on February 21. Dr. More...

LWREA scholarship applications are now available for seniors

High school seniors from Lincoln and Wilkes Counties may now apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA).  More...

Another member reaches honored status

Bob Johnston (left) was congratulated by Washington Rotary Club President Terry Boswell for being designated a Paul Harris Fellow at last week’s meeting of the club. More...

Letters

Chicken house info may need clarification

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

God’s Marketplace celebrates 10 years; joins Stephen’s House

TO THE EDITOR:   I’m not sure this is the best way to thank a lot of folks for working with God’s Marketplace Food Pantry for 10 years but here goes.  More...

Sports

Tiger tennis teams get started in 2017 season

The Washington-Wilkes girls and boys tennis teams got off to a rocky start in their first match held February 16 against Elbert County.  More...

Photo

Members of the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Varsity Tiger Baseball Team are (front row, l-r) Bailey Brock, D’Mytri Wiggs, Tad McAvoy, Alex Lamar, Curt Gammon, Wes Tanner, Gabriel More...

Photo

Members of the W-WCHS Tiger JV Baseball Team are (front row, l-r) Tad McAvoy, Tucker McAvoy, Eli Holton, Colton Bearse, Dezmon Anderson, (back) Coach Ty McGill, Christian Wade, Hunter Armour, Coach D More...

Worship

When the Gospel is proclaimed ...

Many people ask the question, “When will Jesus return?” We do not know, and Jesus says that He does not know. Jesus tells us that only God in Heaven knows when this will be. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

New Life Baptist will hold its eighth annual homecoming service on March 5 at 10:30 a.m. Special guest Danny Funderburke will be singing along with many others. The service will be followed by a homecoming meal in the fellowship hall. More...