February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Preservation helps reveal the past

An interpretive program connecting the Robert Toombs House to the 18th century will be presented at the Historic Site by the Toombs House Volunteers a week from this Saturday.  “Revealing Time Through Preservation” is the title of th More...

W-W gunsmiths and their handiwork shown in Athens museum this month

“Artful Instruments: Georgia’s Gunsmiths and Their Crafts,” an exhibit including several articles from historic Washington-Wilkes, will be open at the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) in Athens until February 25.  More...

Slaton announces re-election run for BOC’s District 4

Getting a jump ahead even of qualifying dates, Clem Slaton has announced his candidacy for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Don’t start a fight this Valentine’s Day; ‘The Love Chapter’ will advise you how

A fellow told about the day his wife sat down on the couch next to him and asked, “What’s on TV?”  “Dust,” he answered.  That’s when the fight started.  Another fellow told about the day his wife hin More...

Book Review

Surrender, New York

Surrender, New York, (the name of the town where the action takes place and a possible reference to a back story) is a gripping novel about Dr. Trajan Jones and his colleague Dr. Michael Li. Dr. Jones is a criminal psychologist; Dr. More...

Savannah’s charm, beauty evoke appreciation of Mercer, Lanier

SAVANNNAH – Georgia’s oldest city has many redeeming features from refreshing marshes to picturesque barrier islands to the mighty Atlantic to one of the most important rivers which is fabled in books, poetry, and song.  More...

Obituaries

Loris R. Jacobs Jr.

A celebration of the life of Loris R. “Rudy” Jacobs Jr., 69, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Tignall Baptist Church. More...

Richard Henry McCarty

Funeral services for Richard (Ricky) Henry McCarty, 63, of Bran­ham Road in Washington were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Lou Riker officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery where Rev. More...

Billy G. Glenn

Memorial services for Billy G. Glenn, 58, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, at Hephzibah Baptist Church in Lincolnton, Georgia. He lost his long struggle with cancer on Sunday, January, 28, 2018, at his home in Washington, Georgia.  More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Adeline Elizabeth Clark   Libby and Travis Clark of Evans announce the birth of their daughter, Adeline Elizabeth, on Wednesday, January 24, at University Hospital in Augusta. Adeline weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. More...

Luna Hernandez honored at first birthday celebration

Luna Maria Hernandez, daughter of Lydia and Moises Hernandez of Elberton, celebrated her first birthday on Friday, January 26.  Luna was treated to a “Winter One-derland” theme party on Saturday, January 27, at Tena’s Conferenc More...

Memories surface for OLLI members with relatives who fought in WWII

Several OLLI members had relatives who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest battle of WWII. Memories surfaced in the context of the recent program by Bill Cosgrove who focused on the smaller battle for St. More...

Revolutionary Days this weekend will honor victory at Kettle Creek

The 239th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek is this weekend with a variety of uniquely authentic festivities planned to remember the patriots who successfully served to hinder the plans of British invaders.  More...

Stay prepared for severe weather, EMS says

Tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, and other severe weather events can strike with little to no warning in Wilkes County. More...

Campaign 1776, Rep. Hice, Dooley to announce ‘preservation victory’

Next Monday, February 12, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) will join Campaign 1776, an initiative of the Civil War Trust, as they announce a major preservation victory at Kettle Creek battlefield in Wilkes County at the scene of a pivotal Revolutionary More...

Little Theater to sponsor two plays by W-WCHS team February 23-24

The Washington Little Theater will present two one-act plays the last weekend in February: ­DUI= DOA by Dan Roberts and Reality Stars: Greek Gods Edition by Jonathan Yukich.  More...

New online ticketing platform will simplify outings for patrons

In an effort to improve box office operations, the Washington Little Theater Company has implemented the Vendini ticketing platform. More...

News

Urgent care available at new office

Nurse Practitioner Bruce Bailey (left), who heads up the new Urgent MD office on Gordon Street in Washington, said he could be working anywhere but he chooses to serve this community which he loves. More...

Students noted for excellence at UNG

Maci Michaela Marxsen of Washington has been named to the President’s Honor Roll at the University of North Georgia (UNG) for achieving a 4.0 grade point average during fall 2017.  More...

Benefits to veterans exempt; IRS can help through VITA

As the tax deadline approaches, Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Service Mike Roby is reminding all veterans and their families that benefits paid under any law administered by the U.S. More...

Letters

Working on the immediate need for action

TO THE CITIZENS OF THE WILLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY: More...

Sports

Andrea Hill moves up to walk-trot-canter class as member of Berry College’s equestrian team

As a member of the Berry College equestrian team since 2016, Andrea Hill competes in the Hunt Seat division and has amassed an impressive record for just a sophomore.  More...

Winning streaks propel Tigers into Region 7 tournament play

Both the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys and girls have finished the regular basketball season with fantastic winning streaks (seven and six, respectively) as they prepare to enter the Region 7A tournaments which began on Tuesday of this week.  More...

Tiger wrestlers qualify for state as teams conclude reg. seasons

Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers ended the team part of their season recently with wins over Westside, ARC, and Greenbrier, completing “another wonderful season” and finishing with the impresive record of 15-5-1 record.  More...

Worship

First step on earth after resurrection

When Jesus resurrected from the dead His first step was made when He visited with Mary Magdalene outside his tomb on the morning Mary visited the sepulcher to finish putting sweet spices on the Body of Jesus. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The 2018 annual Membership Meeting of the Mary Willis Friends of the Library will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, in the library meeting room. More...