May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters in Tuesday’s Primary Election will choose candidates in all state, district, and local levels

Wilkes County voters are preparing to cast their ballots in the General Primary/Nonpartisan Election set for Tuesday, May 22. However, for many, early voting is still currently underway.  More...

Harris gets Lifetime Achievement Award at Owen Fluker grave marking ceremony

(As part of the ceremony at the W-WSAR and KCDAR grave marking for Owen Fluker, the SAR Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Joe Harris for his various community involvement. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Be sure you learn this important lesson: If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy

Important lesson: If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy Living in America’s heartland, I thought I’d heard about every redneck joke that’s ever been told, but I was amused recently by a couple about the mothers of redn More...

Book Review

A Legacy of Spies

Many of us remember fondly The Spy Who Came In from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre. He has done it again with A Legacy of Spies. More...

Tractors, gardens, puppies, and tv appreciated on weekend ‘off’

Some short takes brought about from a restful weekend which was the first weekend since Valentine’s in which there was no event or banquet to attend.  More...

Obituaries

Willie Rogers Ferrell

Funeral services for Rev. Willie Rogers Ferrell, 91, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Faith Christian Center Church. Interment followed in the Pompey’s Chapel Baptist Church cemetery. More...

Charles Edwin Funkhouser

Graveside services for Charles “Chuck” Edwin Funkhouser, 72 of Independence Street in Tignall, Georgia, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Independence United Methodist Church cemetery in Tignall. More...

Samuel Pope Roberts

Memorial services celebrating the life of Samuel Pope Roberts, 58, of Tignall, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Tignall Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association of Washington and the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, District 8, will sponsor a chaplain training class in grief counseling for pastors, preachers, and ministers from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Are trout stockings fishnets?

This week we got a call from a relative of ours, Andy Greene, who lives in Lawrenceville. More...

Lots of county roads on schedule for new state, federal striping

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners reported on two road striping projects coming up that will cover various areas of the county. One is a state project which requires local matching funds, and the other is a fully-funded federal project. More...

Council conducts routine business; will look at Old Skull Shoals paving

Routine business and little controversy characterized Monday’s May meeting of the Washington City Council which was also uncharacteristically short, finishing up in under 25 minutes. More...

This may be too much of a bird’s eye view

You better believe these workers are wearing security belts as they lean over to put shingles on the roof of the bell tower of the old North Alexander Avenue school building. More...

News

Offering free business assistance

Rick McMurtrey (left), an Area Director for the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center told the Washington Rotary Club about how his service offers consulting, information, and other 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...

Bethany Furr is winner of first Ashton Andrews memorial scholarship

On April 16, 2017, the Briarwood Academy Class of 2023 lost a dear member of its group with the tragic passing of Ashton Andrews. More...

Sports

Binns, Booker, Houpt will play at the next level

In the last month, three senior Lady Tigers have signed athletic scholarships to play their respective sports at the next level.  More...

Tiger football spring game Friday has W-W, Greenbrier, and Putnam

For Tiger football fans who just can’t stand that it has been so long since the blue and gold took the field, this Friday night is the night. More...

Plans materializing for Lettermen’s Club of Wilkes players

Tiger football fans might remember the pregame and halftime recognition of former football players from the 1950s during the 2017 season. More...

Worship

To the angel in Smyrna

Jesus writes this second letter to the church in Smyrna. It is the shortest of the seven letters to the seven churches. Why this is, we do not really know.  More...

Personalities

Kettle Creek NSDAR installs officers for upcoming year

Peggy Jones was installed as regent of the Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, at the luncheon meeting Saturday, May 12, at the Episcopal Parish House.  More...

Mary Leigh Barrett dedicated on May 13 at FBC in Monroe

Mary Leigh Barrett, six-week-old daughter of Rebecca and Zach Barrett of Monroe, was dedicated during the morning worship service on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at First Baptist Church in Monroe. Rev. Todd Ware of Monroe officiated. More...

OLLI@UGA members enjoy trip to Lexington wildflower farm

About a dozen enthusiasts from the Washington Affiliate, OLLI@ UGA, traveled to Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm in Lexington to hear a program on “Saving Threatened Wildflower Species” by owners, Pandra and Mike Williams Monday, April 9.&nbs More...