January 24, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Preparing to cross county lines

Seven 72-inch tall bulb tee concrete beams, each 134 feet long, weighing about 55,000 pounds each, were installed over the Little River last Friday as the first step in laying the deck on the eastbound bridge of the new construction on Georgia Highwa More...

Keeping the Dream Alive!

... at the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Parade
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Wilkes students on ATC academic lists

On the President’s List at Athens Technical College for the fall semester of 2018 are two Wilkes County students, Carlos Lopez seeking an Emerging Technologies degree, and Sylvia Walker seeking a degree in Radiography.  The President&rsquo More...

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Opinions

Fences keep animals in only if the gates are closed; God protects us

A kangaroo had been getting out of his enclosure at the zoo every night.  Knowing that he could jump really high, the zookeepers decided to raise the fence 10 feet.  However, they were amazed to find the kangaroo was out again the next morn More...

Book Review

Our Woman in Havana

The subtitle of Our Woman in Havana is “A Diplomat’s Chronical of America’s Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba.” Vicki Huddleston was chief of the U.S. More...

Who knows about dope, ground peas, and gem clips?

Funny how the passing of generations often brings about changes in the language and the meaning of certain words.  Recently on a Delta flight to Dallas, one could not help but recognize that peanuts have made a comeback. More...

Obituaries

Henry Charles Fuller

Funeral services for Henry Charles Fuller were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Norwood, Georgia. Interment followed at the church cemetery.  Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Inc. More...

Edward Cawley

A celebration of life service for Edward Cawley, 70, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at First Assembly of God with Rev. Lanis Lewis and Rev. Terry Bonds officiating. More...

Nathan Irving Baston

Funeral services for Nathan Irving “Irv” Baston of Bremen were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen, Georgia, with Ms. Sharon Sewell and Brother Herman Parker officiating. More...

Personalities

Quilt guild holds workshop to begin the 2019 schedule

The Classic South Quilt Guild began its 2019 meeting schedule with a workshop on Friday, January 18.  Guild members gathered at 9 a. m. More...

Flynn Warren speaks at WALLI meeting about Agatha Christie

Flynn Warren of Athens captured the interest of those attending the Washington Area Lifelong Learning Institute session on Monday, January 14, at the Episcopal Parish House as he spoke on the topic, “Agatha Christie: Her Use of Drugs for Murder More...

Newsomes honored at 50th wedding anniversary reception December 29

Rev. and Mrs. Jim Newsome of Washington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception given by their children and grandchildren on Saturday, December 29, in the annex of Sardis Baptist Church where he serves as pastor.  More...

King’s memory honored with birthday weekend events

As the country honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

W-W Historical Foundation to hold birthday celebration, ‘Roadshow,’ book unveiling

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation will host a Happy Birthday City of Washington celebration in commemoration of Washington’s 239th birthday in festivities Friday evening, January 25, from 7-10 p.m. More...

Auditions for Easter production set January 27, 29 at Playhouse

The Washington Little Theater (WLT) will hold auditions for its Easter production of “The Cross of Christ” at 2 p.m. on January 27 and again on January 29 at 7 p.m.  More...

Davis, Swiney, Phillips, Butler on Dean’s Lists

Hannah Davis and Kassandra Swiney of Washington, and Brandy Phillips of Rayle have been named to the Dean’s List, finishing the semester with a GPA of 3.55 or above.  Also, Grace Butler of Tignall was named to the Dean’s List at Whea More...

‘HOW,’ it makes a difference

Barbara Bacon (left) who directs the City of Washington’s Hands On Washington program told the Washington Rotary Club how her organization was created through participation in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GISH) and inspired by More...

News

Loss of dispatcher remembered in ceremony at Wilkes 911 Center

In a brief ceremony at the Wilkes County 911 Center last Friday, dispatchers, deputies, family, and friends remembered the life of Dana Danner, who was a 911 dispatcher from March 12, 2012, until her untimely and sudden death on January 18, 2018.&nbs More...

Area blood supply depleted; donations needed urgently

The Shepeard Community Blood Center has received an emergent order from a nearby hospital for an incoming trauma. The hospital is in need of O Positive blood, platelets, and plasma. More...

Living history at Toombs House to tell how tea came from China

The Robert Toombs House will host a living history program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, February 9, telling about the journey of tea from China to America. More...

Letters

To the Editor

Salvation Army donations are still needed

TO THE EDITOR:   Once again the Board of the ­Wilkes County Unit of the Salvation Army is grateful for the donations received in the red kettles and for Christmas donations received after December 24.  We appreciate the efforts of the bell- More...

Sports

Basketball takes an upturn lately as teams log a total of eight wins

Both the Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys and girls went 4-2 in recent games showing significant improvement over the first half of their 2018-19 varsity basketball seasons.  More...

Tiger baseball team will be young but just might surprise some people

The W-W Tiger baseball team started practice a week and a half ago and so far it’s going pretty well, according to Head Coach Drew Wilson. But the team is very young with only six total juniors and seniors. More...

Washington-Wilkes Tigers 2019 Varsity Baseball Schedule

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Worship

The revelation to John continues

As The Revelation to John carries him into Heaven, God causes John to see afresh and anew the miracle conception of Jesus into Mary’s womb, and Jesus’ birth into the world as God’s gift for the Salvation of the world, including Isra More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington Historical Museum will host an open house from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, January 26, to celebrate the City of Washington’s 239th birthday. More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Tuga is some of best company we’ve kept

If you bought “Carat” Cupcake tickets remember to redeem them today from 5-7 p.m. at Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry. More...