March 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Community sunrise service is set this Easter morning on The Square

Easter in Washington-Wilkes will be celebrated this year with a variety of events from sunrise services to Easter egg hunts. On Easter Sunday, Easter sunrise services will be held at a variety of times. More...

Presbyterians to present organ music

  Local residents and spring tourists alike are in for a treat this Saturday as the Washington Presbyterian Church hosts Dr. John Roark in concert on the historic Hooks and Hastings organ during the Spring Festival and Tour of Homes. Dr. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Lost dog answered to the name Lucky, though he didn’t look very fortunate

A woman called the police to report her dog missing, and an officer asked her for a description.  “Well, one of his ears is missing,” she said. “He only has one eye. He lost one of his legs when he was hit by a car. More...

Book Review

I Found You

Lisa Jewell has published over 20 novels, but this is my first one. If all her characters are as believable and attractive as those in I Found You, I look forward to reading many more. More...

Travel down U.S. 1 for the best breakfast, characters

TAVERNIER, Fla. – Often, the best and most memorable meals are those which satiate pangs of hunger – like breakfast at 10:30 a.m. when you are used to it being available at 7:30 a.m.  More...

Sports

Track teams have two matches left in regular season

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity track teams will continue in competition this Friday, March 30, in the Barberitos Classic at Lake Oconee High School. More...

Tigers win three out of four games but lose region contest to Aquinas

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team won three out of four games during the past week’s action and unfortunately, that loss was to a region opponent. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Enough March Madness – Let’s play ball!

“I always believed that we could make it and we did this for them,” (Houston Fans). – Jose Altuve, Astros All-Star 2nd baseman and American League MVP after winning the 2017 World Series.   More...

Worship

Jesus’ sixth step after resurrection

Jesus’sixth step on Earth took place 40 days after His resurrection with His 11 Apostles. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Addison Grace Lance   More...

Cheri Turney, John Griffin exchange marriage vows at First Methodist

Cheri Turney and John Griffin of Washington exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony Sunday, March 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Washington following the morning worship service. Rev. Thomas Hall of Washington officiated.  More...

Charles LeGette to speak about wine at OLLI@UGA April 2

Charles LeGette will speak on the topic “Homebrew Wine - Exceptional” at the Washington Affiliate, OLLI@UGA, session Monday, April 2, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House at 2 p.m.  More...

Spring Tour is this weekend and Washington-Wilkes has never been more beautiful. Don’t miss the celebration and festivity!

THE SMITH-STRATTON  COTTAGE  Episcopal Way  More...

Value of policing in city questioned; sheriff is willing to talk to anyone

A called meeting of the Washington City Council which also included Sheriff Mark Moore, Chief Deputy Gene Turner, and members of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners attempted to address the amount the city pays to the county for law enforcement, More...

Spring Festival and Tour of Homes set for Sat.

The Spring Festival and Tour of Homes returns this year as redesigned last year to include an Artist Market on The Square as well as the usual spectacular homes, historic sites, churches, and other attractions all over town. More...

Dr. Roark will present recital on Hooks and Hastings organ

Local residents and spring tourists alike are in for a treat this Saturday as the Washington Presbyterian Church hosts Dr. John Roark in concert on the historic Hooks and Hastings organ during the Spring Festival and Tour of Homes.  Dr. More...

News

Dooley gets CWRT’s highest award

Legendary University of Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley received the Five-Star Award from the Washington Civil War Round Table when he spoke before the group last month. The award, patterned after five-star U.S. More...

Junior and senior 4-H members represent Wilkes Co. at DPA; three finish in 1st place

Twenty Wilkes County 4-H’ers returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas. More...

Colon cancer walk and plate sale will honor Mug Daniels

The Daniels/Andrews family will host the fourth annual “Colon Cancer Walk” and plate sale this Saturday, March 31, in honor of Shirley “Mug” Daniels at Black Rock A.M.E Church in Tignall.  More...

Letters

Band needs continued support for replacement instruments

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Talent Showcase is platform for kids thanks to support

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Georgia SAR says thanks to people of Wilkes County

TO THE EDITOR:   On behalf of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, we thank the people of Washington and Wilkes County for their graciousness and help during this year’s [Revolutionary Days] celebration.  More...

Obituaries

Stratton Maurice Callaway

Funeral services for Stratton Maurice Callaway, 86, of Washington, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Hopkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. More...

Richard Clarke Thornton

Graveside services for Richard Clarke “Rick” Thornton, 65 of Lincolnton Road were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Rehoboth Baptist Church cemetery. He died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Michael Dennis Seymour

Michael Dennis “Mike” Seymour, 43, of Washington, entered into rest on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Wills Memorial Hospital. A family celebration of life service will be held at Washington Presbyterian Church at a later date.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The new hours for the Stephen’s House Food Pantry are from 9 a.m.-noon on the third Saturday of each month.  .  More...