October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Stay safe when trick-or-treating on Oct. 31; First Baptist Trunks of Treats set for 6:30-8

As a well-anticipated night of trick-or-treating fast approaches for the young people of Wilkes County, goblins, ghouls, superheroes, princesses, and cartoon characters are ready to search out homes, businesses, and other places where they can obtain More...

Zero tolerance continues this weekend with Georgia/Florida fans on the roads

Football fans heading to the big game between the Bulldogs and Gators in Jacksonville this week are reminded not to get flagged for driving under the influence because the penalty will be a costly trip to jail.  More...

Ribbon cutting marks opening of new medical offices

The Physician’s Practice of Dr. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

Remembering those ‘See Rock City’ barns

In Mom’s back yard stands a red and black birdhouse on a white pole. Its roof holds iconic words. More...

Student finds upside to making bad grades; but best upside is making the Book of Life

Upon finishing his first semester at college, a young man told his dad he had great news.  “Do you remember that $500 you promised me if I made the Dean’s List?”  “I certainly do,” his dad said excitedly.  More...

Book Review

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods opens with “the hermit” moving through the forest.  More...

Obituaries

Margie Meek Stone

Funeral services for Margie Meek Stone, 70, of Lexington Road in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. Burial followed at Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens. More...

Bernice Degale Sherrer

Funeral services for Bernice Degale (Pee Pie) Sherrer, 57, were held Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Springfield Baptist Church. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery/ Georgia Avenue. More...

Worship

Importance of faith, chastisement

The faith of the saints of God inspire us throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. They encourage us to give ourselves to the Lord and to follow God in our everyday life. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Pauline Chapel F.B.H. Church will celebrate the 17th pastoral anniversary for Pastor Kimberly Leverette and Tracy Leverette on Saturday, November 4, at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Tonita Cody. Dinner will be served.  .  More...

Schools need ornament materials - Free Access

The City of Washington is planning to put lights on its new tree in the center of The Square and has again asked children in the community to create Christmas ornaments for its decoration. More...

Beautification of ragged entry will begin with demolition Mon.

The beautification of perhaps the least attractive approach to The Square in downtown Washington is about to get started with the transformation of a two-block stretch on the south side of Robert Toombs Avenue from Pope Street to Allison Street.  More...

Very slow voter turnout prompts registrar’s hunt for missing ballot casters

Missing.  The Wilkes County Board of Registrars is currently looking for voters registered in the City of Washington.  “After six days of early voting, only 93 of the 2,323 registered voters have made their way to the courthouse to vo More...

Kiwanis Club presents dictionaries to all third graders

Addison Turner gratefully accepts her gift from Kiwanian John Webster, one of more than a half-dozen club members who presented personalized student dictionaries to third-graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School recently. More...

Guard against ‘KRACK’ and other cybersecurity threats to protect ID

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about a new cybersecurity threat, Key Reinstallation Attacks or “KRACK.” This WiFi vulnerability can leave your data exposed for hackers to take. More...

Credit freezes protect against ID theft

Are you among millions of consumers whose personal information has been compromised by Equifax’s recent security breach? To find out if you were affected, visit: https://www.equifax.com/ personal/?/  More...

News

Wills Memorial lab is awarded accreditation in CAP program

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Wills Memorial Hospital Lab based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP Accrediting Program.  More...

Classic quilt goes to Tina McLeroy

The ladies of the Classic South Quilt Guild made individual quilt blocks that Theresa Maendele put together to make the top for this Underground Railroad quilt. Donna Taylor then quilted and bound it. More...

‘Fall Ball’ is set for this Saturday 4-6:30 p.m. at New Life Baptist

New Life Baptist Church will hold its fourth annual Fall Ball on Saturday, October 28, from 4-6:30 p.m. The public is invited and everything is free.  More...

Sports

Loss to Aquinas frustrating; Tigers look ahead to Warren

There wasn’t much to be happy about while watching the Washington Wilkes Tigers get beat by the Fighting Irish of Aquinas last Friday night at Tiger Stadium. More...

Tigers drop doubleheader but post most ever fast-pitch wins

The Washington- Wilkes Tigers girls softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader last Wednesday to a strong Marion County team in the second round of the Georgia Class A state playoffs. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Astros and Dodgers in the World Series

“Baseball? It’s just a game as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. More...

Personalities

Nash Wood celebrates first birthday with family and friends

Nash Ellis Wood, son of Mahlory and Shane Wood, was one year old on Saturday, September 23.  An early birthday celebration was held in Nash’s honor the prior Saturday in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in W More...

Alyssa Wills guest of honor at brunch, baby shower Sept. 23

Mrs. Scott Wills of Thomson, the former Alyssa Stewart of Rayle, was entertained at a brunch and baby shower on Saturday, September 23, in the County Line Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  More...

Abby Morgan Smith and Matthew Blake Connell exchange marriage vows September 23 in Rayle

Abby Morgan Smith and Matthew Blake Connell of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 23, at six o’clock in the evening at the home of Edward and Selena Walker in Rayle. Rev. More...