June 16, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

County agrees employees are worth more but emphasizes need to work within budget

Responding to charges that they had been inattentive and unfair to one employee in particular, Wilkes County commissioners said they are continuing to work hard to bring more and more equity to the county More...

Local celebrities bag groceries for Fourth of July funds

To raise money for Washington More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

World traveler gets babysitting gig Two mission teams are in the More...

Opinions

Take this chance to make sure

There is an opportunity before the WashingtonWilkes Payroll Development Authority to take a giant step toward satisfying the desperate need for growth in Wilkes County. More...

Book Review

Miles Gone By By WM. F. BUCKLEY JR.

William F. Buckley Jr. has led a life of privilege that More...

Vox Pop

Michael Jackson was found not guilty on all counts earlier this week. Do you agree with the jury More...

Obituaries

Willie R. Martin

Funeral services for Willie R. (Jake) Martin, 88, were held Monday, June 13, 2005, at DavenportMcLendon Chapel, Washington, with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery. More...

Zeffon Wykel Jackson

Funeral services for Zeffon Wykel Jackson, infant son of Jasmine Huff of Tignall and Thomas Jackson III of Washington, were held Saturday, June 11, 2005, at DavenportMcLendon Mortuary Chapel, Washington, with Rev. John Tatum officiating. More...

Sheila Harrell Williford

Funeral services for Sheila Harrell Williford, 55, of Sharon Road, Crawfordville, were held Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, with Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Interment was in the Crawfordville City Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Abigail Elizabeth Riordan and Robert Daniel Smith exchange wedding vows at Tignall Baptist May 14

Abigail Elizabeth Riordan and Robert Daniel Smith exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 14, at three-thirty o More...

Lauren Virginia Lindsey marries Rodney Nathan Fowler May 14

Lauren Virginia Lindsey and Rodney Nathan Fowler of Statesboro were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 14, at six o More...

Ginny Ann Bentley exchanges vows wtih James E. Barnett Jr. on May 28

Ginny Ann Bentley and James Everett Barnett Jr. of Washington were married in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 28, at five o More...

County 2006 budget around $9 million gets first look before expected approval June 22

Expected revenues for Wilkes County More...

Maynards offer building for use as visitor center

Louise and Ross Maynard have taken the tourism bull by the horns and are opening a Welcome Center on The Square More...

New GSP Post Commander now on duty

Sergeant First Class Derick Durden (right) accepts the welcome of his predecessor Lt. Donnie Smith as Durden takes on the duties of post commander for the Washington Georgia State Patrol barracks. More...

News

Civic club welcomes new member

Todd Lewis (left) was installed as the newest member of the Washington Kiwanis Club at the club More...

Informs about fraud and scams

Jerry Hackney, Wilkes County 911 director and administrator for the Wilkes County Sheriff More...

Young career-soldier mother returned to Iraq this month

When she sees pictures of soldiers on television news programs, two-year-old Katlyn tells everyone, More...

Letters

Do the responsible thing, please

TO THE EDITOR: More...

Thanks for help with mock wreck

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to express a special thank you to three local agencies and Wills Memorial Hospital for their participation in a mock motor vehicle accident Sunday evening. More...

Thanks to baggers for July 4th celebration

TO THE EDITOR: This past Saturday, June 11, Better Hometown Promotions and BiLo held the first annual More...

Worship

THE WINDOW

We generally feel that a window provides a view from the inside looking out, although of course the reverse is also true. Few would consider living in or building a home without windows, so as to completely shut off the outside world. More...

Don't Forget

The Lions Club will have chicken barbecue to sell on Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the clubhouse on Spring Street. Plates are $6 each. More...