August 18, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

New software makes English easier for Hispanics, others

Yue Yue, Hui Yun, and Qi Xia are learning English at the Wilkes County Adult Learning Center, from a speech pathologist and a teacher who speaks their native Mandarin Chinese More...

Springfield Baptist to celebrate pastor’s anniversary Aug. 28

Springfield Baptist Church in the Whitehall community of Washington will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the pastor, Rev. Norman Williams, on Sunday, August 28, at 4 p.m. More...

Bundy is new Kiwanian

Jim Bundy (right), owner of Wisteria Hall B&B in Washington, was inducted as a new member of the Washington Kiwanis Club at the club More...

Scouts hold Court of Honor

The Scouts and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 34 held a Court of Honor Monday night in which five boys received the rank of First Class Scout. More...

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Gas prices continue to rise and have just passed $3.00 per gallon in California. Have the increases in gas prices had any effect on your other spending? If so, on what have you cut back most? More...

Book Review

Jekyll Island

From the foremost authority on the famed Georgia barrier is More...

Obituaries

James Wallace

Funeral services for James Wallace, 81, were held Sunday, August 14, 2005, at Hilliard Station Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Foster and Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, August 10. More...

Marolia Hawes Williams

Funeral services for Marolia Hawes Williams, 80, were held Thursday, August 11, 2005, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Larry Norman, James Pritchard, Minister Vincent Hawes, and Rev. Ozzie Hanson officiating. More...

William Edwards Wilder

Graveside services for William Edwards Wilder, 79, of Washington will be held Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 11 a.m., in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Personalities

Christina Marie Mitchell weds Derrick Jake Smith on June 25

Christina Marie Mitchell of Elberton and Derrick Jake Smith of Elberton were married on June 25, 2005, with a garden wedding at the Hill House. Rev. David McConnell and Dr. Kirt Mitchell, father of the bride, officiated. A reception followed. More...

W-WHS Class of 1960 celebrates 45th reunion

Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l960 celebrated its 45th reunion at a gathering Saturday evening, August 6, at the Washington Wilkes Elementary School. More...

Frances Wheelis WOM officers for new year installed August 11

The Frances Wheelis Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met at Watchmaker More...

Katy’s buyout of WIN means 10 jobs now, lots more later

The economic climate in Washington and Wilkes County just got better. More...

Five counties to cooperate in tourism, economic push

Speaking to the WashingtonWilkes Chamber of Commerce quarterly breakfast Wednesday morning, state Senator Jim Whitehead announced a new partnership of five counties, including Wilkes, aimed at taking advantage of growing economic development and tour More...

Protection ordinances would preclude landfill but could impact other land use

Three environmental protection ordinance updates and an updated version of Wilkes County More...

W-W graduation rate increases 8.8%, now higher than Georgia state avg.

A report that the Wilkes County high school graduation rate is up dramatically led the regular August meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education Monday night. More...

Complaint leads to clarification of taxpayers’ reporting responsibility

A Wilkes County taxpayer seeking an explanation didn More...

New W-WES students welcomed with participation in Tiger’s DEN

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School is excited about starting a new school year. Faculty and staff at the elementary school welcomed returning students and new students. There were also some brand new faces at W-WES on the first day. More...

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‘His Last Days’ scheduled for September 3-4 in Tallulah Falls

The 22nd annual presentation of His Last Days, More...

Vacation Reading Program ends with annual awards presentations

The Mary Willis Library concluded its 2005 Vacation Reading Program, More...

Wildlife Action will have display Oct. 22 during Rayle Ramble

Floyd Higgins, chapter president and board member of the National Wildlife Action Inc., has confirmed plans to have the chapter More...

Letters

Quit Line aids in smokers’ success

TO THE EDITOR: Last spring, ABC veteran news anchor Peter Jennings shared with America that after years of smoking, he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Jennings recently lost his battle to cancer at the age of 67. More...

Sports

Coach Morgan talks about Tigers

Russell Morgan (left), Washington-Wilkes Tiger Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, talked about the Tiger athletic program and this year More...

Moore wins club championship

Sam Moore emerged as the best golfer in the Washington-Wilkes Country Club More...

Lady Tigers win two of three in Hart Co. weekend tourney; prepare for two-game road trip to GMC and Greene County

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Lady Tigers softball team opened its season last Friday with a convincing finish against higher-classed schools in a Hart County tournament. More...

Worship

Outreach Tent Service set Saturday; Come to Jesus while you have time’

The Word Bible Study Class is sponsoring its ninth annual Outreach Tent Service Saturday, August 20, beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Special youth ministry discussed

Don Raley (left), mentoring director, and Devon Harris, executive director, representing Full Circle Refuge, a non-profit More...

Harvest Time Christian Center to host gospel concert Aug. 21

Harvest Time Christian Center at 317 North By-Pass East, Washington, will be hosting a gospel concert on Sunday, August 21, at 11:15 a.m., featuring Barbara Boddie, More...

Don't Forget

The Salvation Army is seeking contributions to its ministry to help in a financial crunch during the next few months. Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army, c/o Dot Harris, 509 N. More...