August 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Proclaiming Labor Day was easy

As we look forward to Labor Day weekend, the average American is not really sure just why Americans have a day off called Labor Day. However, no one is complaining about a three-day weekend.  More...

Patriotic quilt to be given away – tickets available

This patriotic quilt, named “Old Glory,” is on display at the F&M Bank in Tignall. Standing with the quilt is a member of the Tignall Homemakers Club, Diane Jordan. More...

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Opinions

The best dad ever? Little boys love to brag on their fathers.We should follow their lead

Three boys were standing around the schoolyard bragging about their fathers, as little boys are prone to do.  “My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a poem, and they give him $50 for it,” the first boy said.  More...

Book Review

My Name is Lucy Barton

“I had not seen my mother for years, and I kept staring at her; I could not figure out why she looked so different.” Lucy has explained in the opening pages that many years ago she had to stay in the hospital for nine weeks. More...

Grady grad makes his way in D.C. but stays connected

Having grown up the son of a weekly newspaper editor, Powell Moore enjoyed a novel experience that was about as unique and special as a small town boy could imagine. More...

Obituaries

Thelma Davis

Funeral services for Thelma Davis, 76, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at New Saints CME Church in Washington. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

Charles Ronald Danner

Private graveside services for Charles Ronald “Ronnie” Danner, 63, of the Danburg community near Tignall were held at 5 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018, at the Danburg Baptist Church cemetery. More...

Felecia Hampton

Graveside services for Felecia Hampton, 55, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at City West Cemetery. She died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Wills Memorial Hospital.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Inc. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

On Saturday, September 8, a program on “Voter Protection and Poll Watcher Training” will be held from 1-3 p.m. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Forced to move honor basket

Make sure you mark your calendars for Friday, September 7, 6-8 p.m. The Xi Delta Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host the annual Pedaling for Paws event on The Square to support the W-W Animal Shelter. More...

Schools have conducted safety drills, lockdown drills annually for 19 years

In the continuing unfortunate controversy surrounding the alleged threat at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School about two weeks ago, a news anchor at Augusta’s WRDW television station has pointedly asked questions concerning Wilkes Coun More...

Delegates hear Abrams in impromptu speech to Georgia Democrats

Four members of the Wilkes County Democratic Committee attended the annual convention of the Democratic Party of Georgia in Atlanta and were treated to an impromptu visit by gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. More...

Schools planning for improved protection of students, staff

Separate from her response to WRDW (at right), Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Caddell issued the following statement concerning the recent incident involving two high school students overheard making threatening comments.  More...

Travel to Athens will hit snags now until March 2019

Travel between Washington and Athens hit a construction snag Tuesday, as the $4.9 million project to resurface US 78/State Route 10 began at the Clarke County/Oglethorpe County line.  More...

News

Community gardeners recognized

First place honors for the best plot at the City of Washington’s Community Garden went to Margaret Rae Newsome (top photo with Julia Kay and Reese) and the second place is Charles Davis (bottom More...

Head Start staff members attend professional training conference

Head Start staff members from Wilkes, Glascock, Johnson, and Washington counties attended the annual Professional Development Training Conference of the Washington County NB and PW Club, Head Start. Executive Director Susie D. More...

Willingham will tell LCHS about Polly Barclay

Author and local historian Skeet Willingham will speak on “The Story of Polly Barclay; Abuse, Response and Retaliation” at the September edition of the Lincoln County Historical Society’s “History in the Park” lecture se More...

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Children’s safety is of utmost importance

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Sports

Tiger failures in loss to Elbert are all ‘correctable’

Remembering the stunning upset of the Elbert County Blue Devils last year, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger faithful were a bit (or more) deflated last Friday night when their hopes of a repeat were quickly set aside by the talented and powerful team from More...

Amazing success of the 1960s will be focus of pre-game Fri.

The 1960s were years of amazing success for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger football program, so much so that they were named the Team of the Decade for the Sixties by the Georgia High School Association. More...

2018 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Personalities

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of 1960 gathers for 58th reunion at Granade Barn Saturday, August 18

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l960 gathered at the Granade Barn at the home of Janet and Jim Granade on Columbus Granade Road for its 58th class reunion Saturday, August 18, a noon.  The barn was festively decorated in the school colors More...

Elizabeth Duggan, Geramy Cullins to marry on January 12 in Mexico

Gail and Tom Duggan of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth, of Atlanta, to Geramy Cullins, son of Gerald Cullins and Catherine and Larry Dorfman, also of Atlanta.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mildred Dough More...

Carissa Wade Smith awarded Nettles-Dillard Scholarship

Carissa Wade Smith of Washington is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Nettles-Dillard Scholarship presented by the Washington Woman’s Club.  More...