March 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital get new bladder scanner

Specialty Clinic Nurse Lisa Eskew (back) and Employee Heath Nurse Susan Penvose (front) accept the bladder scanner donated to the hospital by the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

FFA Organization celebrates women

“From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future.” The Future Farmers of America, now known as the National FFA Organization, did not allow women in the FFA until 1969. More...

Hubbard is FFA Student of the Month

Tyson Hubbard was announced as the W-W FFA Student of the Month for February for his continuous display of dedication and hard work. “He can always be found in the wood shop working on a new project,” Advisor Shelby Key said. More...

Registration opens for Little Theater’s Youth Drama Camp

Registration for the Washington Little Theater’s 2019 Summer Youth Drama Camp is officially open and will continue through May 15.  The Summer Youth Drama Camp is a fun two-week course open to kids in grades 3-12.  More...

Special Sections

Opinions

Claiming hundreds of dependents will certainly get Internal Revenue’s notice

A fellow found himself at odds with the IRS for the number of dependents he claimed on his income tax return.  It seems he had claimed 100 U.S. senators and 435 U.S. More...

Book Review

The Radium Girls

A heart-rending account of heroic women, several really bad villains, a milestone in American history – this is The Radium Girls. It begins in 1917 in New Jersey as World War I was beginning for the United States.  More...

‘I would vote for death to the designated hitter rule’

JUPITER, Fla. – The grind has begun, the long season is underway, and the ultimate prize waits in October. There will be winners and there will be losers along the way, but everybody will enjoy nice paydays. More...

Obituaries

Joe Dillard Noggle

Funeral services for Joe Dillard Noggle, 93, of Crawfordville, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the South Liberty Presbyterian Church with Bob Anderson, Rev. Reggie Haslett, and Rev. John Autry officiating. More...

Linda Ray Barnett Rhodes

Funeral services for Linda Ray Barnett Rhodes, 70 of Crawfordville, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at McCommons Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Stroup officiating. More...

Betty Ann Swann Price

Graveside services for Betty Ann Swann Price, 83, of Dothan, Alabama, and formerly of Union Point, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Athens Memory Gardens with Rev. Jacquelyn Johnson officiating. She died Monday, March 4, 2019.  More...

Personalities

Jack Delany honored on 75th birthday

Jack Delany enjoyed celebrating his 75th birthday on February 25 on several occasions. More...

Blake Thompson speaks at circle meeting about domestic violence

Blake Thompson of the Wilkes County EMS was guest speaker at the meeting of the Cornelia Johnson Circle on Tuesday, March 5, in the Fellowship Hall of Washington First United Methodist Church. More...

Essie Mae Walton guest of honor at recent 93rd birthday celebration

Mrs. Essie Mae Walton was honored on her 93rd birthday at a family celebration on Saturday, March 9, at the home of her daughter, Barbara Walton in Athens. Her birthday was March 6.  Mrs. More...

Moratorium on clubs, churches extended to April 8

In an effort to adjust zoning in the downtown area of Washington, the city’s moratorium restricting the establishment of membership clubs, churches, and fraternal organizations has been extended until the next meeting of the city council, sched More...

Rotary auction to benefit local projects, service is this Sat., 5-9

This year’s Washington Rotary Club Auction could be the biggest and best ever with repeats of popular past items and more new items as each club member is charged with coming up with their own special offering.  More...

Carter moves up to state level

Grier Carter won regional FFA competition in Proficiency in Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance now advances to compete at the Georgia FFA State Convention in April. The full story is on page 14.   More...

Another 10 grand aids hospital

Azalea Health’s CEO Baha Zeidan (second from left) presents a $10,000 check to Wills Memorial Hospital representing the company’s donation made through the Georgia Heart Tax Credit program that allows businesses and individuals to pay the More...

Proficiency in repair, maintenance taking Carter to state competition

Grier Carter is the winner of the North Region FFA Proficiency in Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance in his supervised agricultural experience (SAE). More...

News

Soldiers’ families come together

Dr. Dick Horner told members of the Washington Rotary Club about his interest in the story of two soldiers whose paths crossed on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and whose families became intertwined more than half a century later. More...

Urgent need for blood prompts plea for donors in Wilkes area

Shepeard Community Blood Center has an urgent and immediate need for Type O Negative blood.  All eligible donors are encouraged to donate at a mobile drive or at one of Shepeard’s three centers in the CSRA. More...

Second graders attend play

Lacey Hopkins, Jasmine Ryans, and Roy Andrews of Tina Lewis’ class were happy to smile for the camera while taking a break to read “Town Mouse and Country Mouse” after their fun field trip. More...

Sports

New coach explains new motto

New W-W Athletic Director and Head Football Coach T.C.  More...

Schedule Notes

Girls win matches; boys split a pair

After a week of match cancellations due to rain – the W-W Tiger tennis teams began Area play on Tuesday at home against Wilkinson County. The girls team won 5-0 and the boys team won 4-1.  On Thursday, the Tigers hosted Lincoln County. More...

BASEBALL’S BEST

Sherrys are the only Jewish brother duo

“As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League. You either loved them or hated them.”  – Joe Torre former manager of the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers.   More...

Worship

The revelation to John continues

We are told in verse six, “And I saw another angel in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.”  More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

Wilkes Ministers United will sponsor a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 21, on The Square. Breakfast will be served at First United Methodist Church.  .  More...

Kitty Bits

Kitty Bits

March 14, 1989, was a lucky day

Sunday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. Our family does have some Irish blood in our veins, as descendants of Samuel Wilson, who arrived in Charleston, S.C. from Belfast in 1767.  More...