June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Students recognized for perfect attendance at W-WPS

Third grade students with perfect attendance for the entire school year at Washington-Wilkes Primary School are (above, l-r) Angel Aguilar-Ferreyra, Daniela Chavez-Velasquez, Jonathon Conard, McKayla Grant, Kennedy Danner, Za’Niya Hill, Will La More...

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The Office Cat

Trouble? Call the fire department

I have had a good week in my recovery and rehab, and I am determined to walk out of here and go back to my daily activities and to my home.  More...

Opinions

Innocent-looking little black monsters inspire stomping war against the horde

They’re back. I was just beginning to wonder if I was going to see any of those big black grasshoppers in our yard this summer, when lo and behold, a few show up, all tiny and innocent-looking, at least for now. More...

Book Review

Norse Mythology

Greek mythology is familiar to us because of our western literary heritage, Norse mythology less so. If we know tales of Thor and Odin, it’s probably through the Marvel universe. Any “original” copies of the stories do not exist. More...

Memories of fallen soldiers unite people across borders, continents

Memorial Day was once referred to as “Decoration Day,” and dates back to the late 1860s when communities across the country, North and South, began honoring deceased Civil War soldiers. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Echols Bufford

Funeral services for Shirley Echols Bufford, 82, of Elberton Road, Tignall, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Tignall Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Denny and Rev. Mike Wynne officiating. Intgerment followed in the Tignall Baptist Cemetery. More...

Worship

We must be steadfast in our faith

Once the Gospel of Salvation through Jesus is presented to us and we come to understand and accept the Gospel of Jesus as our deliverance from sin, we must form a steadfast faith in Jesus for our life we live every day.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet on Monday, June 12, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will precede the meeting at 5:30 p.m.  .  More...

Storm’s strong winds damage homes, power lines Monday

Milton Roberts and Kinte Mahoney (not shown) worked Tuesday to clear part of a large oak tree that was split and blown down by high winds in a thunderstorm that traveled south to north through Washington late Monday afternoon, May 29. More...

Free concert on The Square will kick off summer series

A new event to kick off the summer in downtown Washington will be held on The Square this weekend, and just in time to coincide with some 1,200 bicyclers who will be traveling through on Sunday.  More...

Driving offenses, aggravated assault are at the top of May arrest reports

A variety of charges ranging from possession of marijuana and driving under the to aggravated assault and cruelty to children composed the latest roundup of arrests in Wilkes County during May and late April. More...

News

Church words can have leverage

Chartered Financial Consultant and Registered Investment Advisor Preston Sanders (left) presented an informative and educational program on “Leverage” to members of the Washington Rotary More...

SAR holds ceremony to mark grave of Patriot John Colley

A ceremony to mark the grave of the Revolutionary Patriot John Colley, located about two miles off the Tignall Road, Georgia Highway 17, in Wilkes County was held on Saturday, May 20, by the Washington Wilkes Sons of the American Revolution (W-WSAR) More...

Federal disaster loans available but deadline to apply is June 19

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Sports

Cronic is second in state trap match as 4-H shotgun shooters finish 7th

Wilkes County 4-H’er Mason Cronic finished second in the state out of some 1,000 shooters, and the Wilkes County senior team too seventh place overall at the Georgia 4-H Modified Trap Match at State Events.  The event culminated five month More...

Kids fishing events fill summer with fun, powerful memories

Fishing together with your child can build powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember. Don’t know how to fish? No problem. Visit one of the many upcoming scheduled kids fishing events this spring and summer.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Reflections on Little League then and now

“Along this path pass the greatest baseball players you will ever know – your children. Be with them, encourage them, help them be as good as they can be, win or lose. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Shepherd James Wheatley

Brittany and Brandon Wheatley of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, announce the birth of their son, Shepherd James, on Saturday, May 13, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Sandestin, Florida. Shep, as he will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. More...

Brittany A. Wheatley receives MSN and DNP degrees in Charleston

Brittany Armour Wheatley of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in the 188th commencement exercises Friday, May 19, at the MUSC Horseshoe located in the heart of the campus.  Mrs. More...

Debbie Lindsey honored at FBC for faithful service to Pre-K

The Pre-Kindergarten of First Baptist Church honored Debbie Lindsey upon her retirement as Pre-Kindergarten director at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 25, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall.  More...