January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

County and City will work to reconcile service delivery agreement before June

According to state law, Wilkes County and the City of Washington must update their Service Delivery Strategy every 10 years and this is the year for it. An agreement must be in place by the end of June this year. More...

W-WPS students get a live look at Antarctica – ask questions

Currently at Washington-Wilkes Primary School, second grade students are learning about tundras, where they exist, and the different animals that live there. More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Good old days involved cheap housing, tiny TVs; but the desires of our hearts are irreplaceable

An old man took inventory of his life with his wife of 50 years. More...

Book Review

A Tokyo Romance

I an Buruma is a writer and editor of the New York Review of Books. That identification matters because as one reads A Tokyo Romance, a memoir, one wonders if he’s going to amount to something one day. More...

Political Cartoon

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

In these next verses of chapter 11, God sounds a very important message to all of us to help us become believers in God’s plan of Salvation for all of mankind who will believe in Jesus Christ as God’ s Son, and the Saviour of all people.& More...

Personalities

Courtney O’Neal Gunter marries Christopher Glenn Hobbs Dec. 15

Courtney O’Neal Gunter of Jesup and Christopher Glenn Hobbs of Dublin exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony Saturday, December 15, at six o’clock in the evening at The Graduate of Athens. Rev. More...

Brunch celebrating New Year held at home of Melanie and Tom Wells

Melanie and Tom Wells hosted their annual New Year’s Day Brunch a day early on Monday, New Year’s Eve, at their home on South Jefferson Street.  More...

Popes honored at 50th wedding anniversary luncheon Dec. 30

Susan and Edward Pope Jr. were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise luncheon Sunday, December 30, in the Mary Callaway Burton Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  More...

Fievet Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint; no arrests as yet reported by the GBI

Just before closing time at Fievet Pharmacy last Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at about 5:50 p.m., two black males entered the store and took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and prescription medications. More...

Pair of robbers hit Red Roof in mid-December but escape

An armed robbery in mid-December, previously unreported, is somewhat similar though probably not connected to the January 2 armed robbery at Fievet Pharmacy reported separatedly in this issue. More...

UCAP plans series of events to remember MLK Jan. 19-21

A series of actvities and events organized by the United Community Awareness Program (UCAP) in Washington will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Chamber’s annual banquet set for Pope Center Jan. 26

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its most recent year of advancement and honor its outstanding members and contributors on Saturday, January 26. More...

Cobb receives APC award

Roxeann Cobb (center), Wilkes County’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Facilitator, received the 2018 Outstanding Youth Advocacy Award from the Augusta Partnership for Children (APC) at its annual meeting and awards ceremony last month. More...

News

Honored for decades of service

Senior management personnel at Wills Memorial Hospital presented Lawrence Burton and Randee Barry with honorarium bricks for their many years of service as members of the Hospital Authority of Wilkes County. More...

Radon gas causes lung cancer; test your home for exposure

Not many people think about the dangers of radon, but the radioactive element causes over 800 deaths a year in Georgia.  Radon occurs naturally in Georgia’s granite bedrock and can leach into homes without warning. More...

Get help with tax filing

Want your income taxes prepared and electronically filed for free? If so, call me.  Have you ever heard the saying “there is nothing in life free”? However, this is not true in all situations. More...

Obituaries

Hugh Randall Denard

Graveside services for Hugh Randall Denard, 85, of Washington, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. He died January 3, 2019.  More...

Elizabeth Reid

Funeral services for Elizabeth “Bay” Reid, 81, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at New Springfield Baptist Church in Washington. Interment followed at City West Cemetery. More...

Clarence McCord Jr.

Memorial services for Clarence McCord Jr., 72, were held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida, at Weston’s Mortuary. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 5 p.m.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Band concert recording available soon

We have some more information on the Lowe building from an email we received from Joey Fievet.  More...