May 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Holeses are first to support WMH under new bill

On the day that Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill increasing the allowed Hospital Tax Credit from 90 percent to 100 percent, Dr. Bruce and Debbie Holes announced a substantial gift to the struggling Wills Memorial Hospital.  More...

Aarons are teaching English in China and are ‘fine’ getting used to the food

Jane Ellyn Aaron, news editor on leave from The Lincoln Journal and The News-Reporter, reports that, “We are fine and well. I’ve attached a picture of myself eating a chicken foot to prove it.”  More...

Farm Safety Camp to be held May 31 at McGill-Woodruff

The annual Farm Safety Camp is once again coming together for 2018.  The many agricultural and safety oriented businesses of both Wilkes and Lincoln counties have worked together in order to sponsor a fun camp for children that will also instruc More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Never be too lazy to chase your wig, and do be serious about chasing souls

Appalachian preacher Seymour Wattenbarger, who has a knack for painting vivid pictures with words, gave me a good chuckle the other day with his descriptions of lazy people. More...

Book Review

Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

Bill Heavey is a columnist and editor-at-large for Field & Stream magazine. He is a humorist with three other books like this one. More...

Altruistic contributor could head the faculty in ‘giving back’

A dateline for this salute could be most any place, since the subject of our story has an itinerary that often has him frequenting such places as New York, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, and points in between. Sometimes weekly.  More...

Sports

Tennis awards presented

The 2018 tennis awards party was held last Friday afternoon after school at Coach Belle Guin’s house where players had plenty to eat, got their varsity letters, and received awards voted on by More...

W-WPRD athletes qualify for and compete at state

A total of 19 young track and field athletes went on to the state track meet last weekend after participating in a Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department track meet late last month.  Qualifying results included:  1. More...

Tiger baseball players get All-Region honors

Though the season and post-season are over, All-Region honors have been awarded to three W-W Tiger baseball players for 2018.  Alex Lamar was named to the first team All-Region while Wes Tanner and Curt Gammon were named to the second team.  More...

Personalities

Blanche Sisson honored at 100th birthday celebration

One hundred years ago when Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States and World War I was just before coming to an end, Blanche Chafin Sisson made her appearance into the world as she was born on May 4, 1918.  She started in simpler times More...

Martha Wright Gwinn to wed Christopher Bonner May 26

Robert Wright of Washington announces the engagement of his daughter, Martha Wright Gwinn, also of Washington, to Christopher Bonner, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Anna Stover and N.A. Hafner united in marriage in Rome

Anna Celeste Stover of Alexandria, Virginia, and N.A. Hafner of Washington, D. C., exchanged their wedding vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony Saturday, April 7, at 6:30 in the evening in the gardens at Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, Italy. More...

Community Garden has strong kickoff; plots still available, volunteers needed

Washington’s Community Garden is off to a strong start with more than half of its available plots already spoken for, seeds and plants already in the ground, the irrigation system operational, and the opportunity for growth (in more ways than o More...

Rotary Clubs and GRSP lead to change of heart for Zimbabwean student

“Good afternoon y’all.”  That was hardly the greeting the Washington Rotary Club expected from its visiting GRSP student, Aaron Bezuidenhout of Zimbabwe, as he delivered his parting remarks to the club.  More...

Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza needs sponsors for show on July 3

Sponsors are needed for the annual Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza to be held on The Square in Washington July 3.  More...

Auditions for hilarious summer comedy will be held at WLT Playhouse May 20

The Washington Little Theater will hold auditions for its 2018 summer comedy, Mama Won’t Fly, on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse located at 313C N. Alexander Avenue in Washington.  More...

News

Bed finds new home at museum

This old bed, with ties to Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States of America, is on display at the Washington Historical Museum, on loan from William A. (Bill) Slaton III.  More...

New guide for seniors released during Older Americans Month

The Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults is a brand new resource for Georgians just released to coincide with Governor Deal’s proclamation that May is Older Americans Month in Georgia.  More...

Anna Kate Hefner is Georgia FFA’s top treasurer; W-W chapter gets recognition at state convention

Anna Kate Hefner of the Washington Wilkes FFA was named the state’s outstanding chapter treasurer, being selected from 333 chapters in Georgia. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Airport project will bring many benefits

TO THE EDITOR:   First let me congratulate the Airport Commission, the county, and the city officials on the airport extension! Not only will the extension attract new business, industry, and jobs, but other benefits will follow.  More...

Obituaries

Roy Jordan Harrison

Funeral services for Roy Jordan Harrison, 90, of N. Hulin Avenue in Tignall were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Walker and Rev. Thomas Kohlenberg officiating. More...

James William Smith

Funeral services for James William “Sank” Smith, 77, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Pole Branch Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Virgil Wade Palmer

Funeral services for Virgil Wade Palmer, 72, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He died on Friday, May 4, 2018, at his residence in Greensboro, Georgia.  More...

Worship

To the angel in Ephesus

In chapters two and three of Revelation we are given letter messages from Jesus to the angels of seven churches that represent the ages of time on Earth after Jesus went to the Cross and died for mankind’s salvation from sin.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Just keep stomping

It’s stomping season again. You know what we mean. The grasshopper stomp. Carol Cartledge stopped by to report that she had seen her first cluster of baby grasshoppers. We saw our first ones the other day in our garden area. More...