March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City will consider upgrades to fire station next month; expenses already budgeted

The need for an updated Washington Fire Department station was a main topic of conversation for the City Council Monday night as preliminary information was presented in anticipation of a vote on the matter next month.  More...

Winners crowned at Miss Wilkes County pageant

2017 Miss Wilkes County pageant winners are (top photo, l-r) Petite Miss Caitlyn Perkins, Miss Wilkes County Raina Dodson, Teen Miss Armani Cullars, Deb Miss Cali Chavez, (at right) Little Mister Cohen Smith, Little Miss Maci Gresham, Toddler Miss Sa More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Looking forward to baseball

I hope you remembered to set your clocks ahead an hour on March 12 and got going on Daylight Saving Time in time to get to church at the right time Sunday morning ... More...

Opinions

Wondering about roads unexplored, even now, I still have stories to tell

It feels funny not to wander; but to sit still and not even barely travel. This recovery bidness ain’t for sissies. More...

Book Review

Moonglow

Michael Chabon has published thirteen books before Moonglow. Each is imaginative and entertaining, and each is very different from the others, though there is often a continuing thread of ideas and attitude. More...

Alluring options dominate your mood, overwhelm emotions

SAN JUAN, P.R. – There are more than 700 islands in the Caribbean which has, for decades thrived as a playground for people from all over the world. More...

Obituaries

Charlie Wright Jr.

Funeral services for Charlie Wright Jr., 68, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Springfield Baptist Church. Interment followed in City West Cemetery in Washington. More...

Elizabeth White King

Funeral services for evangelist Elizabeth White King were conducted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Interment was at City West Cemetery.  More...

Rosa Eades Harris

Funeral services for Rosa Eades Harris, 66, formerly of Washington, Georgia, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Mulberry Baptist Church. More...

Personalities

Callaway children enjoy camping theme birthday party Mar. 4

Waylon and Wesleigh Callaway, children of Britt and Jason Callaway, celebrated their birthdays at a camping theme party Saturday, March 4, at The Hendry’s Shop.  Waylon was four on February 27 and Wesleigh, two on February 20.  More...

Avery Hall named to Dean's List at North Georgia

Avery Nathaniel Hall was named to the Dean’s List at the University of North Georgia in Watkinsville for the 2016 Fall Semester.  Avery is the son of Pam and Boyce Hall of Rayle, and is majoring in business management. More...

Annie Armstrong Luncheon held March 11 at First Baptist

With the theme “Together for His Kingdom” the Woman’s Mission Union of First Baptist Church celebrated its season for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Offering at the annual Annie Armstrong Luncheon Saturday, March 11 More...

Firefighters contain blaze at rear of home

The Washington Fire Department responded to a call for a house fire at the home of Debra Bates, located at 207 Mercer Street, on Wednesday, March 8. More...

County can’t act yet on chicken houses; ordinance presented for consideration

There was no chance of any action being taken, but Wilkes County Commissioners assured a packed house that all concerns would be heard on any issue but specifically on issues surrounding recent discussions about the location of additional poultry hou More...

‘The Pete Gartrell Community Center’ is official

At a brief ceremony last Friday, March 10, Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Director Alvin Jones and others unveiled the new sign designating the gymnasium and facilities “The Pete Gartre More...

Kids Hope USA gaining momentum for at-risk children in Wilkes County

Wilkes County’s students are already experiencing positive effects from the Kids Hope USA mentor program which started in January at the primary and elementary schools. More...

News

Skipping rope for heart health

More than 40 rope jumpers raised over $1,460 as Washington-Wilkes Primary School third graders participated in the American Heart Association Jump Rope for the Heart event on Friday, March 3. More...

Completes GED in four months

Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) congratulated Maya Anne Mitchell (center) for achieving her goal of a GED diploma in less than four months at the Washington-Wilk More...

Activities at library continue in March; all are free to public

Activities continue at the Mary Willis Library during March.  On every third Wednesday at 2 p.m., the library hosts Movie Day for the Bartram Book Club.  On March 20 a STEAM workshop at 4 p.m. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Band nearing goal for new uniforms; spring concert May 2

TO THE EDITOR:   Only $13,000.00 is needed to reach our goal!  Thank you for donations from Myra Blackmon, Jennifer Holton, Henry Bowen, and Susan Bowen.  More...

Sports

Vintage cyclists keep the thrill alive at Aonia

Aonia Motocross Park hosted the first vintage motorcycle event of the year last Saturday. More...

Diamondmen go 3-1 in week’s games boosting overall record to over .500

A successful week for the W-W baseball Tigers saw them strong at 3-1, boost their overall record to 7-6. At the halfway point in the season, Head Coach Drew Wilson says he is “proud of our guys for fighting hard in every game. More...

Boys and girls middle school Tiger track teams competing well against area’s young athletes

The Washington Wilkes Middle School boys and girls track teams got underway early this month in Thomson and “the young Tiger runners did very well,” according to Coach Tommy Saggus.  More...

Worship

Be aware of God’s presence

When we repent of our sins and accept Jesus to be our Saviour, God through His Holy Spirit opens up the way for God to communicate to us spiritual messages that will help us to become Christians here on this earth through Jesus.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Rotary Club Spring Auction will be held on Saturday, March 18, in the ballroom of the Fitzpatrick Hotel from 6-9 p.m. Both silent and live auctions will be held featuring a wide variety of items. More...