April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New fire truck in Rayle will add to city’s emergency response capability

The Rayle Fire Department is in the midst of taking a giant step forward in its ability to provide fire protection for people both in Rayle and in all of Wilkes County. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

That fire’s as good as out

No! Our Editor has not fired me from writing The Office Cat! More...

Opinions

Writing the news has one simple rule: we put the most important stuff first

Have you ever wondered why news stories are written the way they’re written, and why we rewrite most of the stories that are sent in to us? More...

Book Review

The Gene

“I doubt that I am overstating the case here: our capacity to understand and manipulate human genomes alters our conception of what it means to be ‘human.’ Very few people could write The Gene: An Intimate History. More...

There’s nothing better, nothing worse, than a persimmon

A UGUSTA – Last week at the Augusta National Golf Club, there was a familiar, but different traditional sound with the metal drivers of recent years sounding forth as the world’s best players pounded golf balls into the next county.  More...

Obituaries

Lydia Faye Bryant Maloney

A memorial service for Lydia Faye Bryant Maloney, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Cook presiding. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Robert Echols

Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Echols, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, were held at Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, Georgia, at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 with Rev. Jeff Crook officiating. More...

Angie Jones

Funeral services for Angie Jones, 72, of Rayle were held at noon Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Erika Jefferson receives honors as finalist in Intramural Moot Court

Erika R. Jefferson, a 2011 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, competed as a finalist in the Intramural Moot Court Board Competition at The Maurice A. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Marilyn and Don McManus of Newport, Rhode Island, and Annapolis, Maryland, visited Tuesday through Thursday, April 4-6, with Emilie and Mark Waters. The men were on staff at the U.S. Naval Academy during Mark Waters’ tour of duty there. l  More...

Dorothy Robinson honored at 67th birthday celebration on March 28

Dorothy Robinson, a relatively new Washington resident, was honored on the occasion of 67th birthday with a surprise birthday party on Tuesday, March 28, given by Gloria Rhodes at her home on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Council votes to build fire station, tables vote to fund air conditioner

The City of Washington will build a new station for its fire department after a surprising unanimous vote at Monday’s meeting of the City Council cleared the way for the project. More...

Mary Willis Library is tops in Georgia list of most beautiful

The Mary Willis Library has been named as one of “Georgia’s 10 Most Beautiful Public Libraries”– ranked amongst other historic and modern structures such as the Carnegie Branch Library in Savannah and the Hamilton Mill Library More...

News

Eggstravaganza set Saturday to be held 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...

Fallen tree blocks traffic on Poplar Drive

High winds during last Thursday howling weather toppled this large pecan tree at Wisteria Hall, the home of Jim and Jane Bundy. More...

Kettle Creek Battlefield gets spruced up by volunteers

A group of 21 children and adults ranging in age from 5-80 spent several hours at the Kettle Creek Battlefield cleaning and clearing the four existing trails – a total of 4.5 miles. More...

Letters

Trying to help CSM Mike Davis

TO THE EDITOR:   Approximately 75 days ago, I embarked in an effort along with the family and friends of Command Sergeant Major Michael Davis to assist in gaining access to a Veterans Administration nursing home. More...

Sports

Tigers still need another good win to be confident in making playoffs

After the first inning and a half, the game was never close as the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team dropped a sloppy contest to the Athens Academy Spartans last Tuesday, 5-15. More...

BB team competes in Forsyth County

The Wilkes County 4-H S.A.F.E. BB team attended a match in Forsyth County. More...

Happenings at W-WPRD

The Washington- Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department has announced spring activities scheduled as follows:  GUITAR LESSONS  W-WPRD will be offering guitar lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the youth for $5 per lesson.  TEEN BASKET More...

Worship

Jesus’ ultimate victory

Jesus was crucified for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead. It is important that we recognize Jesus’ resurrection as his ultimate victory.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Young’s Chapel Baptist Church will host its annual Family and Friends Day on April 16, at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Timothy Bell, pastor of Rocky Mount and Louisville Baptist Churches. . More...