November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

A classic returns next Friday

Jacob Marley (Jim McKee, right) visits Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Macchia, left) to warn him about his future and his only chance at repentance. More...

Salvation Army in need of bellringers for holiday season

W-WPS Principal Janet Pharr digs deep for a donation at the season’s first Salvation Army collection kettle manned by volunteer Paco Juarez on The Square during Candlelight Shopping last Tuesday. More...

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ACROSS THE SAVANNAH

My father’s canteen

The canteen hung from a nail on a roof support in my parent’s attic for decades. My father brought it home from Hiroshima. Somewhere through the years the canvas cover got lost. More...

Bragging about $7 haircuts may not be good idea unless barbers love like Jesus

Maybe you heard about the hair salon that opened right across the street from an old established barbershop.  They put up a big sign that read: “WE GIVE SEVEN DOLLAR HAIRCUTS!”  Not to be outdone, the old barber put up his own s More...

Book Review

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Since then, she has been writing mostly non-fiction about India and people’s movements there. She has brought those concerns to this novel. More...

Obituaries

Louise Fanning Brown Smith

Funeral services for Louise Fanning Brown Smith, 103, formerly of Tignall, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Tignall Independence UMC with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Edna Dickson Lamar

Funeral services for Edna Dickson Lamar, 97 of Tignall were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017, at Tignall Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Tignall Cemetery. More...

Adolphus Dunn Jr.

Funeral services for Adolphus Dunn Jr., 58, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 24, 2107, at City West Cemetery in Washington. He died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m. . More...

Years-long gang investigations result in tough sentences for five violators

Local Bloods gang leader Christopher Sims pleaded guilty to multiple charges including violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act (SGTPA) stemming from gang motivated criminal offenses beginning with a night club shooting at the Lucky More...

Hall chosen as Wilkes Co. Cattleman of the Year

Even though he’s not from ­Wilkes County, Mac Hall was honored as the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association (WCCA) Commercial Cattleman of the Year for 2017. More...

Snow, tree, shopping are big season kickoff hits

Kids, carolers, and the community at large enjoyed Candlelight Shopping’s seasonal festivities last week, which have ushered in the Christmas spirit to Washington. More...

News

Governing documents discussed

Out of the American Revolution came three important and historic documents – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution – which sha More...

Christmas Parade of Lights taking entries now for December 9 event

On Saturday evening, December 9, thousands of people will line the streets of Washington to see the fifth annual Christmas Parade of Lights, when scores of entries, including many floats brightly lighted for the season, will start from Tiger Stadium More...

W-WCHS FBLA members join 6,000 others for motivational rally at Nat’l. Fairgrounds

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America students attended a motivational rally held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry last month. More than 6,000 FBLA members from all over Georgia attended.  More...

Sports

Tigers impressive in season openers last week

George Anderson (left, above) led the Washington-Wilkes Tigers in an impressive season-opening win at the expense of the overmatched Nat Greene Academy Patriots. More...

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Wins her division in first-ever 5K

Miranda Jordan participated in her first 5K race at the “Veterun 5K” held in Warrenton earlier this month. More...

Worship

First step on God’s chosen path

God’s Chosen Path of Grace is a spiritual path for mankind to walk by faith in God our creator as we live our life on earth. Who was the first human being that God asked to walk on His Chosen Path of Grace? It was Zechariah, a priest.  More...

Personalities

McClearens host Thanksgiving dinner for family at their home

Louise and David McClearen entertained their family for Thanksgiving at their home on Thanksgiving Day, November 23.  The home was festively decorated with pumpkins and fall flowers.  A traditional Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed and guests More...

Anna Celeste Stover to marry Nicholas A. Hafner on April 7

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jerome Stover Jr. of Washington and Ms. Celeste A. Stover of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Celeste, of Alexandria, Virginia, to Nicholas A. Hafner, also of Alexandria, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Madeline Reeves, Greg Callaway exchange wedding vows Oct. 21

Madeline Lee Reeves and Robert Gregory Callaway of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, October 21, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Buckhead Baptist Church in Millen. Rev. More...