September 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington gets PlanFirst designation with state benefits lasting three years

“It’s official, we are a PlanFirst Community!” City Administrator Sherri Bailey excitedly announced Tuesday morning. More...

Knife raffle will fund restorations

City of Washington Historical Properties Director Janet Parker has announced the raffling of this Damascus steel knife made by master bladesmith John Moran to fund restoration projects at Callaway Pl More...

Albertsons receive special appreciation

Following the Washington-Wilkes Tiger Band’s halftime performance last Friday night, Daphne and Steve Albertson were honored by the band on the 50-yard-line for being long-time supporters of the school’s music program.  More...

Music will please Mule Day goers on October 13

They say that variety is the spice of life ... Well, at the Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival at Callaway Plantation on Saturday, October 13, you will certainly enjoy a variety of musical talents. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Don’t be a pretender like Pharisees; God knows us like nobody else does

The way the story was told to me, a small-town zoo’s only monkey died and the keepers didn’t have enough money to replace him.  The monkey was the zoo’s biggest draw and, not wanting to lose visitors, zookeepers came up with an More...

Book Review

Five for Freedom

John Brown’s raid into Virginia in October of 1859 is well-known and looked at differently between Southern sympathizers and Northern to this day. The details about it and his “army” are less wellknown. More...

All of American is into the harvest scene in the fall

The harvest moon fell in September this year, last week as a matter of fact, and I don’t recall any mention of that factoid. Understandably, Florence claimed all the headlines.  More...

Obituaries

Catherine Aubrey Carey Flocker

A funeral mass for Catherine Aubrey Carey Flocker, 96, of Washington was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at the church cemetery. More...

Judith Faye Whorton Boswell

Funeral services for Judith Faye Whorton Boswell, 74, of Washington was held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Washington. She died Monday, September 17, 2018.  More...

Robert Sidney Olliff

Funeral services for Robert Sidney Olliff, 76, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 24, in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro, Georgia, with Bo Fordham officiating. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

We do not know when the end of time will begin to take place on Earth, but we are told by Jesus throughout the New Testament that there will be an End Time that has a certain order to it.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-WCHS Class of 1975 will meet at the Mary Willis Library on Saturday, September 29, 1-3 p.m. . The W-W Humane Shelter Association is taking pre-orders for mums. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

‘Literature is life’

Reese Smith’s fundraiser total is up to about $6,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. He will have his peanut and lemonade stand set up on Hwy. 78 again this Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. until they are sold out. More...

Helping children through roadside donations

Eight-year-old Reese Smith will be at his post again this Saturday as he offers lemonade and boiled peanuts to travelers on U.S. 78 just west of the Washington Bypass. More...

Cost of fire station also includes fees, interest

The City of Washington’s new fire station is going to cost right at $975,000. It’s going to be paid for by the Georgia Municipal Association’s Bricks and Mortar program through a 15-year BB&T loan at 4.05 percent interest. More...

Family Day, ghost hunt, knives upcoming historical activities

The next few weeks are going to be busy at Callaway Plantation and the Washington Historical Museum as “Family Day,” ghost hunts, and knife making offer fun for all, crafts, education, and paranormal encounters for participants of all age More...

Groundbreaking set at airport October 4

Next Thursday, October 4, the Washington-Wilkes Airport Commission and Lead Edge Design Group will host the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours event at the W-W Airport for the official announcement and groundbreaking of the lon More...

Deputies lend a hand whenever it’s needed

Photographer/videographer Richard Crabbe caught a Good Samaritan in the act last week as he was driving past the baseball fields early on Saturday. More...

Seniors should start a ‘Fitness Protection Program’

Americans are living longer than ever before. The average lifespan in the U.S. has doubled over the past 100 years. In 1918, you were lucky if you made it past 40 years of age. More...

News

Take precautions to avoid another tough flu season

Last year’s flu season proved to be one of the worst in almost a decade. Hospital emergency rooms (ER) were inundated and handled the influx of patients by adding extra staff and resources, including a mobile ER at Grady Health System.  More...

Palmer Equipment honored by certification with Kubota’s Premier Award of Excellence

Palmer Equipment Co., Inc. in Washington has been recognized and honored by Kubota Tractor Corporation with Kubota’s Premier Award of Excellence as part of the company’s prestigious dealership certification program.  More...

Don’t play with matches!

Washington-Wilkes Primary School students got a lesson on fire safety last Friday when Lt. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Publication helps identify church in photo

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Sports

Disastrous fourth quarter dooms Tigers as Hancock wins 28-20

Things weren’t so bad for the Washington-Wilkes Tigers when they hosted the Hancock Central Bulldogs … that is until the fourth quarter. That’s when it all fell apart. More...

Lady Tigers close regular season with five wins; tourney starts Sat.

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team finished out the season with an impressive five wins in a row including three last week against Lake Oconee Academy, Elbert County, and Greene County. More...

2018 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Personalities

Kibby Lee Schipper marries Michael Copeland Wofford

Kibby Lee Schipper of McCormick, S.C., and Michael Copeland Wofford of Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony Saturday, September 8, at five-thirty in the afternoon at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canna More...

Shannon Tench and Brandon Clark to wed on October 19 in Washington

Betty and David Cosby of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Tench, to Brandon Clark, son of Millie and Forest Beasley of Old Town, Florida, and Bill Clark of Rayle.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wadine Cosby More...

Sara Pruitt guest of honor at 92nd birthday celebration held Sept. 20

Sara Pruitt was honored on her 92nd birthday Thursday, September 20, by her family.  Mrs. More...