March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Job fair to be held May 4 for filling positions at YDC

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice will hold a job fair at The Pope Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Artists Market on The Square hopes to set new tour tradition

The unveiling of the Artists Market will take place over Tour of Homes weekend as a variety of vendors is expected to set up shop on The Square. More...

‘Fool the Fish’ at Elijah Clark Saturday to kick off April activities at state parks

A “Fool the Fish” fishing competition will be held on Saturday, April 1, from noon-2 p.m. at Elijah Clark State Park. Also, several other events will be held at the park throughout the month of April.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Mr. Moore wasn’t a triplet

It’s tour time! If you are reading this newspaper on Thursday, March 30, you’ve got just a few hours before the Spring Festival and Tour of Homes 2017, begins. More...

Opinions

Those throw-away scraps may be treasures of heritage to be shared with your family

A few years ago, I made a plea to all those modern people who want to throw away grandpa and grandma’s old junk so they can have more room for newer junk. More...

Book Review

The Secret War

I n the current atmosphere of cyber warfare and wiretapping, it’s enlightening to read about what was taking place in the 1930s and 40s. More...

Johnson’s intellectual flexibility provided insights to Dooley, Jobs

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Obituaries

Janice Marie Smith Leavenworth

A memorial service for Janice Marie Smith Leavenworth, 50, of Washington was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Personalities

Essie Mae Walton guest of honor at 91st birthday party March 4

Essie Mae Walton of Rayle was honored on the occasion of her 91st birthday at a celebration given by her daughter, Barbara Walton at her home in Athens on Saturday, March 4.  More...

Ashley Cox honored at baby shower held March 26 at FBC

Ashley Bohler Cox was entertained at a baby shower on Sunday afternoon, March 26, given by Amy Harkins, Elizabeth Armour, Elizabeth Bohler, and Susan Campbell of Washington-Wilkes. More...

Dream becomes reality for Kelly with prom night at Pruitt Health

“Kelly’s Prom - A Night to Remember Under the Stars” fulfilled a dream of one young woman on a recent evening in Washington.  More...

City welcomes visitors to tour Saturday

Washington’s famous Tour of Homes will officially take on a new facet this year with the addition of an Artists Market and the sponsoring organizations have therefore changed the name of the weekend event to the “Spring Festival and Tour More...

Weekend closings on interstates should make spring travel easier

Motorists traveling this weekend or the next two weekends for spring break and Easter weekend should find their trips less stressful, thanks to statewide construction-related lane closure restrictions on interstate highways.  More...

Parade of Beds helps hospital fight cancer

CSRA Home Health’s bed (top) took first place in the Most Spirited category and Hairy Dog awarded the Best Theme prize to the WMH Radiology Department’s “Wills Billies” at the More...

Easter Eggstravaganza set for April 15 at W-WPRD field

The fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, April 15, at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department football/track field from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  More...

News

Chesnut receives state honor

David Chesnut received The Reverend Dan Gates Award for service and was recognized as the state’s Chaplain of the Year by the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution at the last meeting More...

Four delegates, two alternates elected from Wilkes Co. GOP

On Saturday, May 18, members of the Wilkes County Republican Committee held their 2017 County Convention for all Wilkes County registered voters who believe in the principles of the Republican Party. More...

Toastmasters plan membership boost this Thursday at 6

The local “Spirited Speakers” Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6-7:15 p. m. at the Lincoln County Public Library at 181 N. Peachtree Street in Lincolnton. More...

Sports

Tigers 3-1 lately, have ‘really good chance’ to make playoffs

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team went 3-1 in most recent action with the only loss suffered at the hands of a strong AA Jefferson County team. More...

Slugfest Softball Tournament planned April 8 at W-WPRD

Softball action will be intense and competitive next weekend as the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Slugfest Softball Tournament on April 8.  The format will include eight teams in a double-elimination tournament for More...

W-W Girls in first place for sub-area; teams will enter tournament April 14

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team will go into the area tournament as the top seed from the sub-area. More...

Worship

Believe in the eternal message

God sends to mankind through Jesus the message of salvation for all who will accept Jesus as their personal Saviour. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation football/track field from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. More...