October 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Next Tuesday is last day to register

The last day to register to vote in the General Election slated for November 6 is Tuesday, October 9, according to Wilkes County Registrar Debbie Anderson.  More...

Cheerleaders tops for the second time

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Competition Cheerleaders beat out GMC and George Walton Academy last Saturday to take first place in Commerce High School’s eighth annual Cheer Tiger Classic. More...

Law enforcement officers make arrests for various offenses during past month

A variety of charges were filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during the past month. The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. More...

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Opinions

Word of an elderly couple’s divorce brings their children home for a visit

An elderly woman called her daughter who lives out of state and delivered the news: “I hate to interrupt your day, but I need to tell you that your Dad and I are getting a divorce. More...

Book Review

Manhattan Beach

Anna is twelve years old in Chapter One of Manhattan Beach. The reader likes her right away; she loves her small family, especially her disabled younger sister Lydia. Lydia was somehow damaged at birth and cannot move her twisted body or speak. More...

Today’s ill-mannered society did not exist in the ‘good ole days’

In all likelihood, a hundred years from now, the incumbent generation will be reflecting on their “good old days.” Just as it is now with those long in the tooth remembering their distant past. More...

Obituaries

James Edward Evans

Funeral services for PFC James Edward Evans, 87, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2018, at Booker’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Nina Marie Broadway Boatwright

Funeral services for Nina Marie Broadway Boatwright, 69, of Glenn Road in Rayle were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Newsome officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...

Thomas David Ogletree

Funeral services for Thomas David Ogletree, 75, of Bartram Trace Road were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Tomlin, Rev. Jim Newsome, and Rev. Arthur Key officiating. More...

Personalities

WMH Auxiliary honors top three volunteers at meeting on Sept. 25

The Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Membership Tea honored the top three Volunteers of the Year at its meeting Tuesday, September 25, at the home of Jane and Jim Bundy on East Robert Toombs Avenue.  More...

Elizabeth Duggan guest of honor at bridal shower on September 29

Elizabeth Duggan of Atlanta, formerly of Washington, was guest of honor at a bridal shower on Saturday morning, September 29, at the Cravens home on the Lincolnton Road in Washington. More...

Katie Elizabeth Franklin marries Samuel Tyson Miller September 16

Katie Elizabeth Franklin and Samuel Tyson Miller of Marietta, Oklahoma, exchanged vows in a beautiful double-ring ceremony at Higher Ground Oklahoma in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Sunday, September 16, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Lindle K. More...

Groundbreaking to be first step in runway extension to 5,000 ft.

Today (Thursday, October 4) a milestone expansion will begin at the Washington-Wilkes Airport as groundbreaking ceremonies take place for the long-awaited extension of the runway from 4,000 to 5,000 feet.  More...

MEAG and others vote to continue with construction of nuclear plant

All four of the Vogtle 3 and 4 project co-owners (MEAG Power, Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, and Dalton Utilities) have voted to continue construction of the two new nuclear units near Waynesboro, Georgia.  More...

Crowe honored on retirement after many years service to Bartram Trail Regional Library System

Friends, family, and colleagues came together Tuesday afternoon for Lillie Crowe on the occasion of her retirement as the Bartram Trail Regional Library System Director, a post she has held since 2006.  More...

News

New Dollar General sets grand opening Saturday

Dollar General’s newest store at 903 E. Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington is now open and will celebrate the store’s official grand opening this Saturday, October 6, at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.   More...

Downtown restaurant returns with expanded space, menu

The Square Cafe co-owner Bambi Arnold (with scissors) was joined by her business partners and guests for a ribbon cutting and open house hosted by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce on Friday, More...

Iris Garden Club is sponsoring contests for young writers, poets

The Iris Garden Club of Washingon is sponsoring several National Garden Club (NGC) youth contests for public, private, and home schooled students from Wilkes County. More...

Letters

Lettermen’s Club will promote football here

TO THE EDITOR:   I have been working for over two years to promote the Wilkes County Lettermen’s Club. More...

Sports

Tigers hang tough in final seconds to beat Devils in 26-21 nail-biter

As usual and as expected the archrivalry game between the Washington Wilkes Tigers and the Lincoln County Red Devils last Friday was anybody’s game and a nail-biter right down to the last micro-second.  More...

Offensive woes spell disaster for girls in region tournament

It wasn’t a good week for the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team. The offense was mostly non-existent as the girls were blanked by both opponents they faced in the region tournament. However, all is not lost. More...

2018 W-W TIGER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

After The Revelation to John about the salvation of the Israelites, who believed in God’s salvation for mankind, we are told about the Gentile world who will be saved from sin because they came to believe in God through Jesus Christ who died on More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The W-W Humane Shelter Association is taking pre-orders for mums. For pre-orders at $15 each or two for $25, call Barry Rogers at 706-401-4173 by October 5.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Our cheese straws aren’t Bug’s

We received an email this week about a series which began airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting on Monday, September 10, called Saving Grace: Southern History Through the Eyes of Our Rural Churches. More...