July 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Strongest Man Contest set for Saturday

Washington Policeman Detric Jones (on bench) currently holds the title of Wilkes County More...

Rattler is apparent cause of meltdown; repairs may cost as much as $1 million

One roaming rattlesnake More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

‘Just outside of Tignall’

Carol and Irvin Cheney are in their RV atop a mountain More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Mapmaker

The mapmakaer More...

Vox Pop

According to USA Today,

“I think it’s better for them inside.” ALMA DERRICOTT Home Care More...

Obituaries

Helen Short Cloer

Graveside services for Helen Short Cloer, 94, of WashingtonWilkes, were held Monday, July 18, 2005, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Dr. John M. Childers officiating. She died Saturday, July 16, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Solid waste management updates would add to protection for county’s resources

An update of the county More...

Rabid coyote killed after approaching kids at play

A rabid coyote was killed in northern Wilkes County on Sunday afternoon, July 17, after it was noticed acting erratically as it approached a group of playing children. More...

Police to crack down on false alarms

Starting next month, homeowners and businesses who have too many false alarms in their security systems will have to reimburse the city for the extra burden on police and fire departments. More...

Board of Education approves two new staff positions

The Wilkes County Board of Education agreed to put a construction manager More...

News

Reports on county operations

Wilkes County Commission Chairman Sam Moore (left) spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club and told members about the general operation of the county including budget considerations, airport plans, potential new business opportunities for the county, More...

State launches local phase of agrosecurity awareness training

Georgia just increased its agroterrorism preparedness another level by launching the local phase of the Agrosecurity Awareness Training this month. More...

Lions Club to host chicken barbecue Saturday, Aug. 6th

The Lions Club will have chicken barbecue available to the public on Saturday, August 6. More...

Sports

Football practice begins for Tigers; Lift-a-thon is set this Saturday 10-1

The W-WCHS Tigers started football practice Monday, July 18, with a total of 66 athletes participating. More...

Washington-Wilkes Parks & Recreation 2005 Adult Softball Schedule

Sunday, July 24 3:15 p.m. Smoking Gun vs. Hunter More...

Cross-country teams to begin preparations for 2005 season

With the first mandatory practice scheduled for next Monday, July 25, the 2005-6 W-WMS/W-WCHS Cross-country season is ready to get underway. More...

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board ofRegistrars will meet Thursday,July 21, 9 a.m., in room 323,Wilkes County Courthouse. Thepublic is invited. More...