August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Travel begins on new lanes in first shift of SR17 project

Reeves Construction Company recently shifted State Route (SR) 17/ Washington Road/Thomson Road traffic onto newly constructed lanes from Smith Mill Road north to just south of Big Cedar Road southwest of Washington.  More...

First Methodist planning Back-to-School Blessing for community this Sun.

With each new school year comes the excitement and anticipation of a new beginning, a new journey, a new chapter. More...

Eleven nominees will vie for Wilkes Teacher of the Year honors for ’18-19

Nominees for Wilkes County Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, the Wilkes County Board of Education has announced.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

The wonder years: when you begin to wonder where your car is parked

You’ve no doubt heard about the older lady who was convinced she had finally entered her wonder years.  “Wonder where my car is parked. Wonder where I left my phone. Wonder where my glasses are. More...

Book Review

The Heart Goes Last

The time is the near future, perhaps. It is post-apocalyptic. Charmaine and Stan are in desperate financial straits, along with everyone else they know, except Stan’s brother Con, who seems to be some kind of criminal. More...

Rutherford was a gentleman caddie who honored British tradition

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – This “old grey toon,” is the home of golf, but there is more to discover and appreciate when you come here. The Fife Coast is visually and emotionally alluring. Leaving makes for a sad parting.  More...

Sports

Tiger football season tickets to be available to public starting Mon.

Season tickets for 2018 Tiger football are now available for purchase for current ticket holders but only through August 3 from Susan Nunn at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School front office for $60 each. More...

Tiger softball to begin at home Monday against Thomson at 5

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger varsity girls softball season will get underway next Monday, August 6, as the Lady Tigers host Thomson beginning at 5 p.m. The next day, on Tuesday, the girls will host Greenbriar High School also at 5 p.m.  More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Van Lingle Mungo, a player’s song

“Brooklyn was the most wonderful city a man could play in, and the fans were the most loyal there were.” – Pee Wee Reese, Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame Shortstop   More...

Worship

John makes visit into heaven

John’s spiritual visit into Heaven by the power of God’s Holy Spirit continues as God directs him with the writing of these words through the Revelation.  John says, “ And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Gibson Grove Baptist Church will host its annual Family and Friends Homecoming Day on Sunday, August 5, at 11:30 a.m. A country dinner will be served.   More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Remembering Dr. Bryson’s shelter

Recently, clumsy fingers resulted in an error on one of our mobile deposits. An extra zero was keyed in by mistake. So an apologetic call to F&M Bank’s bookkeeping department was made.  More...

1,500 will start to school Friday

Summer ends tomorrow for over 1,500 Wilkes County public school students as they head back to classrooms for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. More...

IRT clinic’s value set at $322,199 for 4,359 services rendered here

A statistical review of the recent health clinic shows that the 10-day event provided free services valued at over $1.3 million to 3,348 citizens of five communities in the CSRA. More...

‘Mama Won’t Fly’ to open at Playhouse this weekend

Tickets are still available for the Washington Little Theater’s (WLT) production of “Mama Won’t Fly,” starring April Morrison, Libby Foster, and LeighAnna Harper. More...

New personnel introduced at pre-planning meeting

Wilkes County School Superintendent Dr. More...

Georgia red clay tradition holds true even in China – ‘just bless it and eat’

“Home is where you hang your hat,” or so I was told once by one of my favorite uncles. More...

News

321 kids read 6,667 books

The Mary Willis Library’s Summer Reading Club came to an end last Tuesday, July 24, with the Bright Star Touring Theatre’s performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” Kids and their parents were transported to the Land of Oz where they More...

Cub Scouts invite all interested to first meeting of school year

Cub Scout Pack 280 invites families interested in scouting to attend the first monthly pack meeting of the new school year on Wednesday, August 8, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. More...

University’s EFNEP helps families save money in meal preparation

Ten camp leaders were participants in the Food Talk program hosted at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department as part of the University of Georgia’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Educational Program (EFNEP).  More...

Letters

To the Editor

Be civil, dignified to be functional, effective  AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON CITY COUNCIL:   I love Washington with all my heart and it has been good to me and my family. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Smith

Funeral services for Thomas (Tommie) Smith, 101, were held at Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, July 28, 2018. More...

William Ulyses Fanning

Funeral services for Deacon William Ulyses Fanning, 88, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at White Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Leroy “Phillip” Turner

Funeral services for Sgt. Leroy “Phillip” Turner, 71, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018, at New Salem Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery, He died Monday, July 23, 2018.  More...

Personalities

Elizabeth Bufford honored at 90th birthday celebration

Mrs. More...

Whitney Taylor guest of honor at baby shower at McAvoy home

The home of Sherri and Benji McAvoy on Wrightsboro Road was the scene of a baby shower honoring Whitney Sherrer Taylor on Monday, July 9. Co-hostess for the occasion with Mrs. More...

Anna Morrison Blackmon weds Derek Adam Burnet on July 7

Anna Morrison Blackmon of Littleton, Colorado, and Derek Adam Burnet of Macomb, Illinois, were married Saturday evening, July 7, in the garden of her grandparents, Elizabeth Eha and the late William Eha, in Littleton. More...