September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City attorney receives state award from GMA

Washington’s City Attorney Barry Fleming (fourth from left) was presented the “Champion of Georgia Cities Award” as part of Monday’s regular meeting of the City Council. More...

Storm spotter training class to be held here on Sept. 25

The Wilkes County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City will conduct a free Skywarn Storm Spotter Training class on Tuesday, September 25, at 6 p.m.  More...

Theater’s ‘Showcase of Talent’ to debut at Playhouse Saturday

The Washington Little Theater (WLT) will present its inaugural Showcase of Talent fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse in Washington. More...

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Opinions

Bible admonishes Christian leaders not to bully others into doing things

A wealthy man on the other side of the state enjoyed inviting people to his house to show off the shark he kept in his saltwater swimming pool on his lavish estate.  When people were gathered around the pool, the wealthy man would make an offer: More...

Book Review

The King Who Made Paper Flowers

Wilkes County folks think of Terry Kay as a neighbor. Though he lives in Atlanta now, he was born in Royston, Ga. More...

Why can’t the month of October have six weeks?

There is nothing redeeming about September and we’ve got three weeks to go. If you are into football as most of the world seems to be, then September may be a favorite month. More...

Obituaries

Frank Rosser Chafin

Graveside services for Frank Rosser Chafin, 76, of Skull Shoals Road in Washington will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Resthaven Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Rayner officiating. More...

Betty Bishop

Betty Bishop, 73, passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, on September 2, after significant struggles with vascular dementia. She will be dearly missed and remembered by many loving family members and friends. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

Jesus continues The Revelation to John as He opens the sixth seal: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” (verse More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Canvassing and phone bank training for the Democratic Party will be held every Monday at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church Annex, 224 Lexington Road in Washington. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Beware of phone scams

Last week we mentioned the utility scam phone calls that are being made. The scammers are still busy trying to fool people. Sherri Bailey of the City of Washington reported city power customers receiving the annoying phone calls. More...

Downtown business owners complain of tough times, ask for city’s support

Penny Warren, owner of The Jockey Club, a full service restaurant on The Square, questioned the council’s periodic closing of The Square to allow various events to be held there. More...

Duggan, Echols, Sprinkles join Wilkes EMS as licensed EMTs

Three newly certified paramedics have joined the Wilkes County EMS in full-time positions after completing the National Registry Exam and receiving their Georgia licenses. All three are 2018 graduates of Athens Technical College. More...

W-WCHS Homecoming Parade and bonfire slated for October 11

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Student Council has announced that the 2018 Tiger Homecoming Parade will be held on Thursday, October 11, and the community is invited “to show its Tiger Pride” as it moves through town.&nbs More...

‘Home Health Aide’ program new this fall at Career Center

Athens Technical College’s Washington Wilkes Career Center will offer a new program this fall entitled “Home Health Aide.” The program will be a three-week course that will be free of charge to program participants and will have a w More...

Arrests made by law enforcement in last month

Aggravated battery, cruelty to children, gang activity, aggravated assault, child molestation, and a variety of other charges were filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during the past month. More...

News

LWREA members attend area meeting, hear GREA president

Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) members attended the Areas 11 and 12 meeting of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) August 15 hosted by the Columbia County REA in Evans.  More...

Bible Study Class tent service to ask ‘Why hate when it’s easier to love?’

The “WORD” Bible Study Class annual tent service is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m. at 415 Lexington Avenue (vacant lot across from Jackson Street), in Washington. More...

Indigo Dye Day at Callaway Plantation set for September 15

Indigo Dye Day will be held at Callaway Plantation from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, for ages eight and up. A good activity for families, the workshop includes materials and provides one T-shirt per participant for a fee of $40 per person. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

New uniforms get praise, enjoy support

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Sports

Turnovers kill Tigers; confidence needed

The outcome wasn’t pretty in Macon last Friday night as the Washington-Wilkes Tigers came up two points short of a win in another disappointing outing fraught with mistakes which, like the week before, seemed to come at the worst of times. More...

Lady Tigers split a half-dozen; senior recognition set tonight

During the past week the Washington Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team split six games evenly to go 3-3 on the week and take their overall season record to 11-8 and 4-2 in the region. More...

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Personalities

Kettle Creek DAR members meet with focus on Constitution Week

Observance of the upcoming Constitution Week was the main emphasis at the meeting of the Kettle Creek Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Saturday, September 8, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House.  More...

Synita Dill and David Jermaine Heard united in marriage on Saturday, August 11, in Rayle

Synita Dill of Washington and David Jermaine Heard of Elberton were united in marriage in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 11, at four o’clock in the afternoon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rayle. More...

New Beginnings

Matson Grant Hester

Megan and Emmanuel Hester of Tignall announce the birth of their son, Matson Grant, on Thursday, August 23, at University Hospital in Augusta. Matson Grant weighed 8 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...