May 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Graduation moves inside for 99 in Class of 2018

The weather and threat of worse weather prompted a change of venue for Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School graduation exercises last Friday night from Tiger Stadium to the high school’s gymnasium. More...

W-WCHS FBLA chapter earns more achievement awards than any ever

Eighty-eight Business Achievement Awards from the national Future Business Leaders of America organization were awarded to Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School students throughout this past school year. More...

Rotary Club hears of medical challenges

Dr. Al Lee (right) was an architectural engineer when he graduated from Georgia Tech but after several years and several projects, he returned to school at Mercer, completing a medical degree. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Teaching teens to drive can be nerve-racking but sometimes it’s okay to be a little nervous

“Turn right here,” said a very patient father to his teenage son who was learning to drive. “My bad,” the father said calmly. “I meant the next street, not this fellow’s lawn.” More...

Book Review

The Woman in the Window

I t began with Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, or at least that is when I became aware of suspense novels in which the reader discovered that the narrator was unreliable. More...

Jenny loves all things British, and the Dawgs too

Last weekend there were elevated emotions for a friend who is an unabashed Anglophile, Jenny Tucker Brinkley. She arose on the day of the royal wedding at 4:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Vernell Ray Holland

Funeral services for Vernell Ray Holland, 87, were held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Rocky Branch Baptist Church in Carlton, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Interment followed at the church cemetery. More...

Cherry Lee Reid Randolph

Funeral services for Cherry Lee Reid Randolph, 69, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Springfield Baptist Church. Interment followed at City West Cemetery in Washington. She died Thursday, May 10, 2018.  More...

Worship

To the angel in Thyatira

As Jesus looks upon the Church in Thyatira, He makes judgements of the people that will seek to purify them for a work of God that will bless the ministry of God’s church for mankind.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

A “Give Back to the Community Yard Sale” where everything is free will be held from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Third Shiloh Rev. G. L. Avery Center. The public is invited.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Can’t remember seeing a star

We have a magazine cover star here in our county! Young Reese Smith is featured on the Spring 2018 issue of Your Health Today, the magazine for Augusta University Health system. More...

Getting there

Wills Memorial Hospital has received $248,794 through the Georgia Heart tax credit, with another $173,888 pledged this year to date. More...

Recycling center nears completion

Construction on the City of Washington’s new recycling facility is nearing completion and is expected to be ready for full operation by July 3, according to city officials. More...

Local arrests during the past month see charges of gang activity, burglary

Drug charges, criminal gang activity, assault, and burglary, were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during May and late April. More...

Washington one of seven in Georgia to receive funding for preservation

The City of Washington is one of seven Georgia municipalities which will receive federal subgrants totaling more than $95,000 to support historic preservation activities in their respective communities, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division anno More...

News

Saying good-bye to their school careers

Wilkes County retiring teachers and other school system employees recognized by Superintendent Dr. More...

New sousaphone will shine at games, parades

Morgan Dodson shows off the new sousaphone purchased by the W-WCHS Tiger Band to replace one that is more than 20 years old. More...

Summer programs at library to begin with ‘Snake Master’

Steve Scruggs, the “Snake Master,” will educate children and adults about different kinds of snakes and their habitats in a special program at the Mary Willis Library next Wednesday, June 6, at 10 a.m.  On Thursday, May 31, children More...

Letters

Fundraising and donations provide new playground equipment

TO THE EDITOR:   The W-W Primary School faculty and staff would like to sincerely thank our community, parents, and students for all the fundraising efforts and donations to purchase our new kindergarten playground equipment.  More...

Sports

Tiger ‘300 for $200’ drive still alive for the benefit of all W-W athletics

The Tiger Club and W-W Athletic Director Chad Alligood will be continuing in their effort to raise $60,000 for W-W Tiger athletics throughout the summer. 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...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Wilson was the last .400+ hitter

“Artie Wilson was one of the guys who watched out for me when I played for the Birmingham Black Barons in 1948. In turn, I watched Artie. That year he hit .402! More...

Personalities

Anderson speaks about slave freedom at recent OLLI meeting

In a recent OLLI session, Kathryn and Ed Anderson described a 1783 hope for freedom of enslaved people to Nova Scotia. More...

Joseph Trevon Lamar graduates from Augusta University May 11

Joseph Trevon Lamar graduated from Augusta University in commencement exercises on Friday, May 11, in the James Brown Arena in Augusta earning a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in History for Secondary Education.  More...

Katelyn Lauren Hunter marries Michael Lee Simmons on April 28

Katelyn Lauren Hunter and Michael Lee Simmons, both of Marietta exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful garden ceremony Saturday, April 28, at 6 o’clock in the evening at The Grande in Kennesaw. Chris Smith of Thomson officiated.  More...