November 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Employees feted at annual luncheon of appreciation

At the City of Washington’s fourth annual employee appreciation luncheon, employees who had reached five-year milestone anniversaries received awards and all the new employees were recognized. More...

Cheerleaders among state’s Top Six

“As their coach, I am so proud of what these young ladies have accomplished this season,” Coach Brittany Guin said. More...

Donate now to Toys for Tots

Wilkes County EMA Director Blake Thompson, Firefighter Dan Wright, and Washington Fire Chief C.J. Gilland are looking for toy donations to the 2018 Toys for Tots campaign in Wilkes County. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

The moon keeps on shining despite all the dogs that keep barking at it

You may have heard about the preacher who, in the middle of his sermon, noticed that one of his deacons had fallen asleep.  “Wake him up,” the preacher told the deacon’s wife.  “You’re the one who put him to sl More...

Book Review

Robin

Celebrity biographies can be irritating, either hagiologies or vicious. David Itzkoff’s is neither. The extensive end notes and the index reveal how much research Itzkoff did and how many people he interviewed for this book. More...

Most of us have reason to offer thanks all year

With the Thanksgiving season and the fourth November Thursday being a national holiday, we seem to be more sensitive to the annual giving of thanks in the calendar’s eleventh month, but, in truth, most of us have reason to offer thanks all year More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

Chapter 10 ends with God stating through His special angel to John, that he is giving John a message that must be heard by all the people of the world. More...

Personalities

Iris Garden Club travels to Lake Oconee on field trip

The Iris Garden Club enjoyed a field trip to The Plantation Olive Oil Company at Lake Oconee on Tuesday, November 13.  The trip was organized by Debbie Holes, first vice-president, and the program was led by the store’s proprietor, Larry J More...

Abby Connell guest of honor at baby shower held November 3

Abby Connell was guest of honor at a baby shower at the home of Amy Echols Saturday morning, November 3.  Co-hostesses with Mrs. More...

Vera Holmes enjoys birthday celebrations with family, friends

Vera Holmes, daughter of Lizzie and Justin Holmes of Cookeville, Tennessee, was three years old on October 15 and celebrated on Saturday, October 20, with a brunch party at her home.  A Cinderella theme was carried out in both the decorations an More...

Echols, Bounds get WCCA’s top nods; next generation involvement is needed

Steve Echols and Lincoln Bounds received top honors from the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association (WCCA) last week at the organization’s annual awards and installation banquet. More...

Bell ringers needed this season as Salvation Army starts drive

A sign of the Christmas season is the Salvation Army’s red kettle and the bell-ringing of volunteers, beginning with downtown shopping on November 20, and continuing at Ingles and Bi-Lo through Christmas Eve.  More...

‘Annie’ will hit the WLT stage for five performances in Dec.

Once again, the Washington Little Theater is bustling at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse with preparations for a magnificent Christmas musical production. This year, theater goers will be thrilled with the local offering of “Annie.”  More...

Annual Legislative Breakfast slated November 29 at Third Shiloh, 8 a.m.

The annual Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Washington-­Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) will be held on Thursday, November 29, at 8 a.m. at the Third Shiloh Rev. G.L. Avery Center in Washington.  More...

Optimists offer Christmas tree sale downtown near The Square

The Optimist Club of Washington has begun its annual sale of beautiful Frazier Fir Christmas trees as of Wednesday, November 21. More...

News

FFA competes in floriculture event

Washington Wilkes FFA members (l-r) Cole Bentley, Sydney Robinson, Emily Strother, and Darien Todd competed in the Georgia FFA floriculture event on Thursday, November 15, at the UGA Livestock Instru More...

American Pickers will return to Georgia to film hit series

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia as they plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region in February 2019.  More...

W-W students visit 100-acre exhibit

A number of Washington-Wilkes FFA members attended the Sunbelt Ag Expo, an agricultural-based trade show held at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. More...

Obituaries

Evan Jerome Stover Jr.

Funeral services for Evan Jerome Stover Jr., 71, of Washington were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Sarah Bamford Pelot

Memorial services for Dr. Sarah Bamford Pelot, 78, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Independence United Methodist Church in Tignall with Rev. Jim Cantrell officiating. More...

Delora Ann Cravens Pappas

Funeral services for Delora Ann Cravens Pappas, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at Cedar Hill United Methodist Church in Albany, Kentucky, with burial in the church cemetery.  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 29, at the Third Shiloh Rev. G. L. Avery Center. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Cleaning out the building has many surprising results

The “Old Photo of the Week” from November 8 has been identified as the 50th class reunion of the Washington High School class of 1947. More...