December 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Top W-WCHS juniors recognized by civic club

Each fall, the Kiwanis Club of Washington recognizes the top ten academic achievers among the rising seniors at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Enjoying being active in activity

Washington-Wilkes Primary School teachers, parents, and students enjoyed “Being Active in Activity” during the November PTG meeting. More...

‘Operation Love and Care’ expands from shoeboxes to gift bags this year

More than 120 residents of senior housing are looking forward to being remembered by the annual Christmas shoebox giveaway, but if a Christmas shoebox isn’t convenient, a gift bag is perfectly fine for the annual “Operation Love and Care, More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Want your spirits lifted? Visiting the zoo and going to a church can do the trick

A fellow explained to me the other day the difference between a city zoo and a country zoo.  “In a city zoo,” he said, “they have the names of the animals on signs with the Latin names underneath. More...

Book Review

Dunbar

Dunbar is the latest in Ho­garth Press’ reinterpretations of Shakespeare’s plays by current best-selling, acclaimed (not necessarily the same thing) novelists. More...

What matters most is making a contribution

GAINESVILLE – Having had a career affiliated with sports, I am keenly aware that there are plentiful rewards for those who succeed, but not everybody wins the prize; not everybody has a partnership with longevity. More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

We are spending a great deal of time in this eleventh chapter because it is of utmost importance, as it shows the need for bringing together the Old and New Testaments’ chosen people of God, that had not been done as of yet in mankind’s l More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle City Council will meet at City Hall on Tuesday, December 11, at 6 p.m.  .  Christ City of Prayer Church will present its annual pastoral celebration and Christmas dinner on Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Personal finds bring back memories

They say to write about what you know. Right now we are up to our eyeballs in cleaning out this old building, so that’s what we know. And we apologize if our finds become boring writing material.  .  More...

Employability, broadband, healthcare are top concerns for state legislators

Public officials from the local, state, and even national levels raved about progress made in Wilkes County during the past year, saying it will be hard to surpass in the coming year. More...

W-WMS is designated a Distinguished School by Georgia’s Bd. of Ed.

Washington- Wilkes Middle School has been designated as one of 84 public schools in Georgia on the list of 2018 Title I Distinguished Schools – the highest-performing Title I schools in the state. More...

New board member takes office

John Mack (second from left) takes the oath of office with his wife and daughter at his sides during the swearing-in ceremony conducted by Wilkes County Probate Judge Thomas Charping. More...

Driving under the influence accounts for many of the arrests made in Nov.

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...

News

ORBIT participant gets GED

Caelan “C.J.” Rogers achieved his goal of attaining his GED from the Washington-Wilkes Career Center of Athens Technical College as a participant in the Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act ( More...

Toombs House visitors will learn of tea’s post-Colonial importance

This Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, visitors can tour the beautiful Antebellum home of General Robert Toombs and enjoy a “Taste of History.” Robert Toombs, Family and Friends will present a delightful Chri More...

Box-top collectors receive rewards

Champion box-top collectors for the first quarter at Washington-Wilkes Primary School are (l-r) Blake Armstrong, second grade; Addie Armour, first grade, Zuriell Villagorda, third grade; and Luke Callaway, kindergarten. More...

Obituaries

Martha Anne Arnold Sanders

Funeral services for Martha Anne Arnold Sanders, 73, of Lexington, Georgia, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at Callaway Chapel in Union Point, Georgia, with Rev. Marc Lhowe officiating. More...

Personalities

Sarah Quinn Hardy enjoys several third birthday celebrations

Sarah Quinn Hardy, daughter of Ashton and Gaynor Hardy of Rayle, celebrated her third birthday which was November 19 on several occasions.  More...

Veteran Jim Neal is presented Quilt of Valor on November 16

The Classic South Quilt Guild met Friday, November 16, in the First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall in Washington.  The Friday before the meeting, the group enjoyed a field trip to Patrick’s Feed and Seed in Covington to buy fabrics fo More...

New Beginnings

Maximus Hill Barnett   More...