May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Outdoor classroom offers opportunities

Ginny King (right), who heads up activities and development of the outdoor classroom at Washington-Wilkes Primary School, told members of the Washington Rotary Club about the history of the ongoing p More...

Finnell awarded designation as GREA ‘Outstanding Educator’

Dr. Alicia M. More...

Cruisers will roll in a week from Saturday

The Square in Washington will again echo to the rumble of classic and custom cars and trucks next Saturday, May 13. More...

City will spray for mosquitos beginning Monday, at night

The City of Washington will start spraying for the control of mosquitos the week of May 8.  “As was done last year, the spraying will take place late at night to avoid coming in contact with residents, City Administrator Sherri Bailey said More...

Injuries minimal in early morning rollover

An early morning rollover of a vehicle traveling north on Highway 17 just outside of Tignall saw no major injuries. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Reminiscing with an old friend

This is my “catching up week” and I hope I can catch up with most of the things I have missed in the past two or three weeks. l  More...

Opinions

Dedication to truth brings community support

GUEST COLUMNIST

Call us old-fashioned here at The Galveston County Daily News, but we’re not getting into the game of “fake news.”  Granted, some people are making a fortune at this game. More...

Book Review

Bone Box

For mystery fans, Bone Box is a police-procedural and continuing family story combined. Faye Kellerman has been writing the Decker/Lazarus novels since 1986. At first, Peter Decker was an LAPD detective, and Rina Lazarus was a college professor. More...

Man for all seasons has a passion for living a full life

TARRYTOWN – About a mile from this Montgomery County community – which is 4.6 miles south of Soperton on Georgia Highway 15 – there is an attractive country home which features woodwork from one of our state’s leading jurists, More...

Obituaries

Ollie Rusher

Funeral services for Ollie (Rainbow) Rusher, 83, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Interment will be at City West Cemetery in Washington, Georgia. More...

Worship

Believe in God’s promise of rest

We, as Christian believers in Jesus Christ, are promised a rest one day from the pain that sin brings into our lives.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Summer Camp for all ages will be held at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department, 22 Lexington Avenue in Washington, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, June 5-8 and 12-15. There is a $20 per week fee. More...

National Day of Prayer

Believers throughout Washington-Wilkes will pause Thursday at noon for the 66th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on The Square in Washington.  More...

Job fair today is first of several to fill positions at new RYDC

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

Optimist 5K sees good turnout, funds local giving

The runners trickled in, starting as early as 6:30 a.m. More...

Troupe M. Harris scholarship is now available for 17-18

The First Baptist Church of Washington invites any high school or college student who is a resident of Wilkes County and is majoring in or intends to major in the area of fine arts to apply for the Troupe M. Harris Jr. More...

VGCS charges, aggravated assault are at top of April’s arrest reports

A variety of charges ranging from possession and manufacture of Georgia Controlled Substances to aggravated stalking and deposit account fraud composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during April and late March. More...

Annual Wilsbary Sale to be held Saturday

The Wilsbary Book, Plant, and Bake Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Mary Willis Library is coming up on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library.  More...

Amy Howard named EMT of the Year at Region VI banquet

Amy Howard was named EMT of the Year by the Wilkes County EMS at the Region VI, East Central Georgia EMS banquet held at The Pope Center in April.  More...

News

Young citizens learn history and how the city works

A group of second graders visited the Washington Fire Department, the Mary Willis Library, and City Hall, where they were greeted by President George Washington (aka John Singleton) who offered a sho More...

Rotarians welcome new member

John J. Griffin (left) was welcomed as a new member of the Washington Rotary Club following a brief induction ceremony conducted by club president Terry Boswell (right). More...

CSRA sees slight drop in unemployment during Mar.

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area in March was 5.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.8 percent in February. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Donate Life to those waiting for needed organs, tissue

TO THE EDITOR:   Thank you for the donations from The Washington-Wilkes Art Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Blackmon for the new band uniform campaign. More...

Sports

Tiger cheerleaders will host children’s camp

The Washington Wilkes High School Varsity Football and Competition Cheerleaders will be host- ing a children’s camp for kids who will be entering kindergarten through the sixth grade in the upcoming school year.  The camp will take place T More...

Girls out of playoffs

The W-W girls tennis team lost 1-4 to Trion High School in Elite Eight state playoff competition last week, thus ending a great season for the ladies. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Braves show signs of potential

“Hopefully coming up now, everybody starts clicking at the same time.” – Matt Kemp, Atlanta Braves outfielder More...

Personalities

Members of Alpha Theta chapter attend state convention in Athens

Members of the Alpha Theta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International attended the 58th Psi State Convention at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel in Athens April 28-30.  More...

Dr. Mary Grace Cravens to wed Dr. Abhishek Haritha October 14

Mr. and Mrs. David Cravens of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Mary Grace Cravens, of Augusta, to Dr. Abhishek Haritha of Shreveport, Louisiana, son of Dr. Ramasastry Haritha and Dr. Chandra Haritha of Pelham, Alabama.  More...

Bailey Echols guest of honor at lingerie shower on April 2

Bailey Echols, bride-elect of Josh Sawyer of Birmingham, Alabama, was entertained at a lingerie shower on Friday evening, April 21, at the home of Ann Harrison in Tignall. Hostesses with Mrs. More...