January 31, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Fees set in city election for mayor, 3 councilmen

An advertisement in this edition announces that qualifying fees have been set for an upcoming election for the City of Washington in which four positions will be filled. The election is set for Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  More...

State park to celebrate ‘Heroes of the Hornet’s Nest’ Feb. 8

Friday, February 8, will be Elijah Clarke Day in Lincoln County, during which Elijah Clark State Park will host a celebration of the leadership and actions of Elijah Clarke and other Georgia patriots during the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Cree More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Always best to land with feet first when jumping into deep mudholes

Two good ol’ boys in need of work landed a job replacing shingles on a farmer’s barn roof when a gust of wind blew their aluminum ladder down.  With no one else around, they began looking for some other way to get off the roof. More...

Book Review

Country Dark

It has been too long since Chris Offutt published his first novel, nearly two decades. Country Dark reminds us of what we’ve been missing. More...

Rain, wind, fire – Why can’t Mother Nature get it right?

A week ago, we woke up to bright sunshine, low temperatures, and winds fit for flying a kite. While doing no hard research, I remember mostly rainy days since Thanksgiving.  More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

In chapter 11, we are told about the two witnesses to the nation of Israel whom we believe are Elijah and Moses returning to earth to witness to Israel about Jesus, God’s Son, the Saviour of the Gent ile world and Israel; to give Israel her cha More...

Personalities

Ninth annual Carat Cupcake event great success and fun for everyone

The ninth annual Carat Cupcake event, sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, was again a great success as all 1200 hundred tickets were sold prior to the doors being opened for the throngs of patrons hoping their choice of cupcakes would hol More...

Women of Smyrna Methodist Church meet on January 8

The Smyrna United Methodist Women of Smyrna United Methodist Church met on Tuesday, January 8, at the church.  Ann Garrard presided and Mary Ann Garrard led the opening prayer.  Peggy Brown presented the program centered around the new year More...

Darla and Mark Ward honored at farewell reception January 27

Long-time members of the Washington First United Methodist Church, Darla and Mark Ward, were honored by the church at a reception Sunday afternoon, January 27, in the fellowship hall.  A love and Valentine theme was used in decorating as the chu More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

Always measure twice and cut once

Elizabeth Elliott, who served as Washington’s Main Street director for the past several years, accepted a position with the state’s Department of Community Affairs. More...

Hice confident of bills; CofC presents awards at annual banquet Sat.

Congressman Jody Hice reported at the W-W Chamber of Commerce annual banquet that he has already introduced two bills of local interest that he thinks “are going to see some good movement” in Congress this year.  More...

Search for new coach begins for BOE

The main topic of discussion at the regular January meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education had to do with the upcoming process of finding a new athletic director and head football coach.  More...

New cemetery book now available

At last weekend’s Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation Birthday Party for the City of Washington and “roadshow” event, the new book “Graves of Wilkes County, Georgia” was presented by Debra Denard for the first time a More...

Photos

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Poss Ace Hardware, accepted by Barry Holloway More...

News

Three compete in dairy show

Wilkes County FFA members Emily Strother (top left), Mary Mack (top right), and Kylie Weaver (at right) participated in the Madison County dairy show on Saturday January 19, where they competed in showmanship and weight classes. More...

W-W Elementary School names students on honor roll, merit list

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School has announced the names of students on the honor roll and merit list for the second nine weeks of school as follows:  FOURTH GRADE  Honor Roll – Lopaka Ariaz, Leanna Bufford, Addison Jones, Troy Shi More...

Booker and Maycock noted for excellence at Kennesaw State

Den’nise Booker of Washington was recently named to the President’s List for Fall 2018 at Kennesaw State University.  More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Dr. King is still making a difference today

TO THE EDITOR:   More...

Obituaries

Barbara Jackson Alexander

A Celebration of Life for Barbara Jackson Alexander, 85, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, Georgia, with Rev. Eddie L. Bright of Mt. Zion Baptist Church presiding. More...

Laverne Ann Kilgore

A Celebration of Life for Laverne Ann Kilgore, 69, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington with a reception following in the church fellowship hall. More...

Brian James Henderson

Graveside services for Brian James Henderson, 73, of Washington will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Resthaven Cemetery with Father Stephen Lyness of St Joseph’s Catholic Church officiating. More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes FFA is hosting a Boston Butt fundraiser for pickup on Tuesday, March 26, at the Young Farmers Building on North Alexander Avenue between 4 and 6 p.m. rain or shine. The cooked Boston Butts will be 8-10 pounds each. More...