April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Botanical tourists discover treasures at Kettle Creek

The recent spring weather on a sunny Sunday brought a dozen folks from Athens and Atlanta for lunch in downtown Washington and an afternoon at Kettle Creek. Another dozen was already at the parking area when the lunch crowd arrived.  More...

OSY group attends ‘College for a Day’ event

The Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) Workforce Development Program Out-of-School Youth (OSY) went on a field trip to Athens Technical College in Athens for the “College for a Day” event. More...

Optimist Club sets date for 5K, opens Fun Run to adults, kids

The seventh annual Washington Optimist Club 5K on April 21 will have a new enhancement for those who wish to participate. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Digging won’t get you out of the ground if you’re buried face down

I heard a story the other day about a grumpy old man who had spent his entire marriage quarreling with his wife.  The old man often fumed that, when he died, he would dig his way out of the grave and come back to torment the poor woman.  More...

Book Review

Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World’s Busiest Airport

In her debut book, Hannah Palmer details the search for her “roots” in the form of homes she occupied with her family while growing up in Forest Park, Georgia, south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (“Atla More...

Loving April and remembering the era of making do

April is for spring planting. Before putting the crops in the ground in another day and another time, a modest farmer, like my own father, would ride into town and meet with his banker. More...

Sports

Sign up now for Tiger Club tourney; only 54 allowed in April 14 contest

The winter chill is gone and the dreary short days have given way to spring days which have trees and greens and fareways popping forth with new life. More...

W-WMS tracksters score tops in six events in Thomson

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School track teams took six event championships as both the boys and girls track teams traveled to Thomson for the track championship on Saturday, March 24. More...

Tennis teams smash Wilkinson, look ahead to Area 4 matches

Both the girls and boys tennis teams cruised to easy wins over Wilkinson County last Monday, March 26. The girls were undefeated (5-0) in five matches and the boys fell short (4-1) in only one singles match.  More...

Worship

Jesus’ seventh step after resurrection

In Acts chapter seven, we have one of the greatest passages of scripture in the Bible. It tells us all about Stephen, one of the first chosen seven to be stewards/ deacons in God’s church. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Downtown Development Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in the City Hall Annex.  .  The Roy L. Burns Senior Citizens Center Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. More...

When You Garden,You Grow!

Every April, communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. More...

Collaborative effort results in arrest of Lincolnton man on drug charges

Four law enforcement agencies joined forces last week to nab a suspected drug dealer about an hour after sunset just off Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...

City plans development of a community garden at Gordon St. property

In an effort to revitalize the Gordon Street school property and “to bring the community together,” the City of Washington will create a Community Garden on the old football practice field at the school.  More...

Drug charges, molestation, forgery top law enforcement arrest report

Drug charges, child molestation, burglary, and forgery were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during March and late February. More...

City of Washington to host Arbor Day Picnic in the Park

This Friday, April 6, the City of Washington will host an “Arbor Day Picnic in the Park” at Simpson Park on Liberty Street, starting at 11 a.m.  Many city employees will be on hand to meet and answer questions the city’s citize More...

News

Optimists learn about themselves

Dan Coxwell told the Optimist Club of Washington about its own history and also the history of Optimist International at the club’s regular March meeting. More...

C.T. Spear to speak at Victory Baptist’s Missions Sunday

Cecil Talbert Lloyd (C.T.) Spear, an evangelist veteran of over 500 series in more than 40 states, will be at Victory Baptist Church for Missions Sunday on April 8.  More...

Students write about school gardens

Maggie Marxsen (left) won first place in this year’s Washington-Wilkes Middle School Essay Contest writing about “The Benefits of School Gardens.” Other winners were Matie Heard, se More...

Letters

To the Editor

Work of many is a community effort

TO THE EDITOR:   The 2018 Spring Festival and Tour of Homes is “in the books” as they say. Where to start thanking people and entities who made this Tour so successful?  More...

Obituaries

Maeozie Wilson

Funeral services for Maeozie Wilson, 94, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

Herbert Lewis Butler

A memorial service for Herbert Lewis Butler, 93, of Jones Chapel Road was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

John Lee Hill

Funeral services for John Lee Hill, 60, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. He entered into rest Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Mary Leigh Barrett   Rebecca and Zach Barrett of Monroe announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Leigh, on Wednesday, March 28, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Mary Leigh weighed 6 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 19 inches long. More...

Maggie Max Driggers enjoys fifth birthday with family, friends

Maggie Maxine Driggers, daughter of Julie and Jeff Driggers, was five years old on Wednesday, March 28, and celebrated on several occasions.  More...

OLLI@UGA program will focus on threatened wildflower species

The Washington Affiliate, OLLI@UGA, will enjoy an onsite program, “Saving Threatened Wildflower Species,” as they travel to Lexington Monday, April 9, to Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm.  Those attending this program will meet at the Ep More...