June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Two groups of drama campers will star in a pair of plays, three times

The 25 kids who attended the Washington Little Theater’s annual two-week Summer Drama Camp will present two plays this weekend – “Stone in the Road” and “Complaint Department (and Lemonade).”  The presentation More...

Kiwanis Club awards annual scholarships

The Washington Kiwanis Club welcomed its 2017 scholarship recipients Destiny Favors (center, left) and Claire Hall (center, right) at last week’s weekly lunch meeting. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Hot summer weekends are perfect times for Italian tradition of riposo after lunch

There’s a wonderful Italian tradition, dating back to Roman times, that is gradually losing ground to the modern world. It’s the riposo, like the Spanish siesta, from about 1-3 p.m. More...

Why exiting the Paris Accord makes sense

GUEST COLUMNIST

As an elected regulator, I live every day in a world of energy and the environment. More...

Red tail hawks, you have my respect, but don’t nest in my yard

The red tail hawk is not endangered. Never has been, as a matter of fact even though it is illegal to shoot one. Where I grew up, they certainly were endangered. More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

From Hall of Fame pitcher to U.S. Senator

“Everything has to come together – good control, outstanding plays from your teammates, a whole lot of good fortune on your side, and a lot of bad luck for the other guys. More...

Worship

We must accept Jesus’ priesthood

The way of the Old Testament is shown in this chapter, which is man’s chosen way of sin.  The way of the New Testament is also shown in this chapter, which is God’s chosen path of grace for mankind so that he could be forgiven of his More...

Personalities

Phyllis and Chan Drake celebrate 55th anniversary riding in BRAG

Phyllis and Chan Drake celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by riding in the Bike Race across Georgia (BRAG) June 4-10.  The couple was married June 24, l962, at Tignall Baptist Church.  More...

Kelsey Lauren Garner marries Ryland McLendon on May 13

Kelsey Lauren Garner and Ryland McLendon of Statesboro were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Camelot in Statesboro on Saturday, May 13, at five o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. Sonny Sellers of Griffin officiated.  More...

Friends from travel group enjoy luncheon gathering on June 10

Sixteen friends from the former Regions Heritage Club Travel Group enjoyed a luncheon at the Talk of the Town on Saturday, June 10.  This group continues to meet to renew friendships and enjoy sharing travel memories and current happenings in th More...

County amends ordinance providing new restrictions for poultry houses

Four of five specific recommendations concerning poultry house operations offered by the Wilkes County Planning Commission were adopted as amendments to the county’s Land Use Ordinance at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Board of Co More...

Annual fireworks show set for Monday, July 3 will have new features

The annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza is on go for July 3 on The Square in Washington with special activities set to begin around 5 p.m. and continue through the conclusion of the fireworks show shortly after dark.  More...

Methodist Church to offer concert of patriotic music

The Washington First United Methodist Church choirs will again present a program of patriotic music prior to the fireworks on Monday evening, July 3. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

News

Jordan honored for more than 20 years on the job for FCCIS

Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Wilkes County (FCCIS) celebrated the retirement of Horace L. More...

4-H members say ‘Take me out to the ball game!’

A fun activity for all ages is seeing an Atlanta Braves player in live action. More...

Kyjerious Blackburn is on President’s List at Georgia State U.

Kyjerious Blackburn of Washington has been named to the Spring 2017 President’s List at Georgia State University.  To be eligible for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester and complete at least nine seme More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BRAG visit is good for everybody; Thanks to all

TO THE EDITOR:   I want to let you know what an absolutely incredible pleasure it is coordinating events in Washington Wilkes and to offer a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who makes them possible.  More...

Obituaries

Charlie Samuels

Funeral services for Charlie Samuels were held Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Gibson Grove Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

Thomas Austin Meadows Jr.

A Celebration of Life for Thomas Austin Meadows Jr., 77, will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Washington First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. More...

James Frank Mattison III

Memorial services for James Frank (Butch) Mattison III, 77, of Guillebeau Street, Lincolnton, were held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at Rocky Branch Golf Course with Rev. Tripp Goodwin and Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m. . More...