April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Several job fairs hope to fill over 50 positions with locals

The City of Washington, in partnership with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Georgia Department of Labor, will be hosting the first of several job fairs to help fill over 50 new positions expected for Wilkes County.  More...

Seat belt violation leads to high-speed chase and ends in destructive crash on Cedar Street

What might have been a simple stop on a seat belt violation turned into an ugly crash when Demont Latrell Gresham tried to speed away from GSP Master Trooper Delston Branch just before noon last Friday and ultimately collided with a frontyard tree on More...

Getting a rare view at the top of Times Square

Dr. Bruce and Debbie Holes took a recent weekend trip to New York City to visit son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Yiskah Holes, while Craig was in the city working on a project in Times Square. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Beagle found

My Beagle had an adventure Sunday afternoon, and I did, too. I had just put him in the backyard and in about five minutes, the phone rang. A voice said, “Is this Mrs. More...

Opinions

Put your phones down when you drive or you may get the wrong wake-up call

20   -year-old Jack Young was still trapped in the wreckage of his truck when he admitted what he’d done: he was texting and driving when he crossed the Texas highway’s center line in his two-ton pickup and crashed into a tour bus fu More...

If you’re not the prime tuna, just keep trying

GUEST COLUMNIST

Sorry, Charlie – this particular American lexicon seems to have vanished in present-day vernacular, at least among younger generations, despite the overwhelming wave of new hipsterism that’s spreading across the globe.  More...

Among the immigrants who helped make America great

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Obituaries

Doris Emogene Chafin Davenport

Funeral services for Doris Emogene Chafin Davenport were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Peter Hoffman officiating. Tom Wells was the soloist. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Hal Copeland Jones Jr.

Graveside services for Hal Copeland Jones Jr., 69, were held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Rehoboth Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. Mr. Jones passed away Friday, March 31, at his home in Metasville.  More...

Margaret Elizabeth Henderson Worley

A graveside service for Margaret Elizabeth Henderson Worley, 93, of Elberton was held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park, with Mr. Larry Bufford officiating. 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...

New AD kicks off sponsorship campaign to aid W-W sports

Starting last month and all through April, new Washington-Wilkes Athletic Director Chad Alligood is determined to make personal contact with as many potential corporate sponsors as possible as efforts to fund and improve Tiger Athletics.  More...

Successful festival, tour attract ‘incredible’ crowd

Washington’s Spring Festival and Tour of Homes was a deemed a success as locals and visitors from near and far enjoyed exploring the city and the many unique activities available throughout the area.  More...

Decorative urns downtown will add beauty, increase tourism in the city

Many have probably noticed the new additions to Downtown Washington, as about 25 decorative urns have popped up in locations around The Square and up and down Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Arrests during past month include a variety of charges

A variety of charges ranging from battery and family violence to theft by taking and criminal trespass composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during March and late February. More...

News

W-WPS names best young authors

Washington-Wilkes Primary School Young Georgia Author winners (l-r) third grader Sarah Morris, second grader Inetta Crew, first grader Alexandra Sanchez-Velazquez, and kindergartener Jailyn Sanchez w More...

Southern Fried Funeral on tap as WLT’s spring production

The first two weekends in May the Washington Little Theater will present Southern Fried Funeral, a comedy featuring some of Washington’s best-known actors and directed by theater veteran Shay Harris.  More...

Activities at library continue this month; all are free to public

Activities continue at the Mary Willis Library during April beginning with a STEAM workshop today, April 6, at 4 p.m.  “Come experience virtual reality, see our new Krayon Kiosk iPad hub, play with 3D pens, and learn about robotics,” More...

Letters

Thank you to homeowners for time, money, thoughtfulness

TO THE EDITOR:   My husband and I now call Washington home. We are not new to the area, we have loved it for decades but are now thrilled to live here.  More...

Sports

Walk-off hit beats Glascock as Tigers come back in 7th

It was classic baseball as the Washington-Wilkes Tigers hosted Glascock County last Tuesday and jumped out to an easy 3-0 first inning lead. More...

Optimist 5K event adds Kids Fun Run; both will begin April 29 at courthouse

The sixth annual Washington Optimist Club 5K on April 29 will have a new feature for those who wish to participate. 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...

Worship

Understanding why Jesus had to suffer

Paul says in verse 9: “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”  Why does Paul say these word More...

Personalities

Bailey Jackson celebrates second birthday March 26

Bailey McClearen Jackson, daughter of Niki and Rob Jackson, celebrated her second birthday at her home on Sunday afternoon, March 26.  Bailey’s party theme was “Frozen” and her home was decorated in all things Anna and Elsa.&nb More...

Elle Brown honored at bridal shower held April 1 at FUMC

Elle Brown of Jacksonville, N.C., was honored with a miscellaneous bridal shower on Saturday, April 1. More...

WMH Auxiliary to host Spring Luncheon on April 20 at 1 p.m.

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will gather on Thursday, April 20, at 1 p.m. for its annual Spring Luncheon.  More...