May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County Commissioners conduct short meeting for reports and business

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners handed a few routine matters during another short regular meeting in which they heard some reports and made one appointment.  More...

New software will help manage school bus needs

A new school bus routing system will be implemented in Wilkes County and was discussed by the Board of Education at its most recent meeting. More...

REACH, clot-busters get Thornton back to work

Thanks to the REACH Telestroke program implemented within Wills Memorial Hospital, Wilkes County native Gene Thornton encountered life-saving technology after he suffered a stroke on February 26, and was rushed to the hospital for care – making More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

This cat didn’t keep her feet

It is said that a cat has nine lives. People say this because cats are so good on their feet and are less likely to be in an accident. Well, this cat didn’t “read the book” last Thursday, had a bad fall, and is recuperating. More...

Opinions

Dad’s rule: real men accept responsibility but struggle daily with their own inner fool

My father was a wise man and loved me very much, so he was dedicated to helping me understand that boys cannot become men until they accept responsibility for their actions, completely and without excuse. More...

Book Review

The Whistler

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, efficient and conscientious. Her partner, Hugo Hatch, is a former Florida State football star and now happily married and the father of four. More...

Showcase alumnus could help reverse the world’s negatives

SCOTTSDALE, Az. – The sustained heat of the desert had subsided at twilight when Dr. Leah Brown found a dinner spot on the edge of this resort town – named for General Winfield Scott, the U.S.  More...

Obituaries

Tommie James Parks

Funeral services for Tommie James Parks, 92, were conducted Monday, May 15, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.  More...

Edith McClearen Lindsey

Graveside services for Edith Mc- Clearen Lindsey, 91, of Washington, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen officiating. More...

William Lumpkin Walker Jr.

Funeral services for William Lumpkin Walker Jr., 75, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Rayner officiating. Interment followed at the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Tignall, where a U.S. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pauline Chapel FBH Church will have its Family and Friends Day program on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. More...

Welcoming the heroes!

As the bus rolled into town Saturday night, the W-W Tiger track teams were met by a motorcade escort of Sheriff’s patrol cars, fire trucks, EMS trucks, and fans as they made their way to a hero More...

Planning Comm. hears all sides on chicken houses

The anticipated meeting of the Wilkes County Planning Commission to hear public input concerning a proposed ordinance to govern land use rules for new poultry houses in the county saw a crowd of about 115 residents and farmers present ideas, suggesti More...

Danner touted during Clerks Week

Washington City Clerk Debbie Danner (center) was recognized for her 40 years of service to the City of Washington during a brief ceremony at last week’s meeting of the City Council which was he More...

Tourism impact breaks record at $61 billion in ’16

Georgia’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $61.1 billion in business sales including direct, indirect, and induced impact in 2016, up 3.5 percent, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.  More...

News

Mark’s Tabernacle celebrates anniversary

Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrated its 119th Anniversary on May 7 with Bishop Uland Nolley as speaker. His message, “Keep on Pressing,” was based on Philippians 3:12-14. More...

Long will talk about Hampton for Civil War Round Table Mon.

Joe Long, Curator of Education at the South Carolina Confederate Relics Room and Military Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, will present “Robert E. Lee’s Magnificent Cavalry General – Lt. Gen. More...

Awards, activities continue as seniors prepare for graduation

May is an exciting time at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School. Approximately 80 excited students will gather together on Charlie Davidson Field at Tiger Stadium, Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. to receive their diplomas.  More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

Excitement builds when visiting Fenway

“Fenway is the essence of baseball” – Tom Seaver, Hall of Fame Pitcher More...

4-H shooters compete at state rim fire match

Wilkes County 4-H’ers were recognized for their outstanding participation at the state 4-H .22 Rim Fire match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Shooting on the .22 Rim Fire Air Team were Kylie Weaver, Lydia Norman, and Emily Weaver.  More...

BB team takes aim at Rock Eagle’s state match

Wilkes County 4-H’ers competed at the Georgia 4-H Target Challenge Weekend in the State S.A.F.E. B.B. Match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and finished out their season placing 43rd overall out of 83 teams.  More...

Worship

Our human priesthood will not save us

The human priesthood began when the Israelites were on their way to the Promised Land that God was going to give to Israel. God directed them to build a Tabernacle to be used for worship when the people gave their lamb sacrifice to God.  More...

Personalities

Katie Haughey received Masters from The Citadel

Katie Haughey graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., with a Masters in Elementary School Counseling in commencement exercises Saturday, May 6, at McAlister Field House at The Citadel.  More...

New Beginnings

Willow Arwen Medeiros

Lorien and Josh Medeiros of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Willow Arwen, on Monday, May 8, at University Hospital in Augusta. Willow weighed 6 lbs. More...

Abby Morgan Smith to marry Matthew Blake Connell Sept. 23

Cissy and Scott Smith of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Morgan, to Matthew Blake Connell, son of Lynn and Lee Connell, also of Washington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of June and Edward Smith of Washington a More...