August 25, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Dying oak trees had to come down before damaging house on Jones family property

By KIP BURKE news editor James and Margaret Jones are not mean old tree killers, and are a little hurt that folks think they More...

Leaders needed for Girl Scouts in Wilkes troops

The Girl Scouts in Washington and Wilkes County need more leaders, and they need them now. More...

Residents may start using 10-digit dialing on Sept. 1

The day when Wilkes Countians will have to dial the area code even when making local calls is fast approaching. More...

Justin Wilson accepted for participation in GAMES joint enrollment at Middle Ga.

Justin Wilson of Washington, a high school junior, is enrolled in both Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and the Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and S c i e n c e (GAMES) at Middle Georgia College, Cochran. More...

Ga. Legal Services offers free help with civil problems

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) provides free legal help to low-income people with civil non-criminal) legal problems. More...

JUMP goes on special trip to Double H Ranch, Colbert

The Wilkes County Community Partnership Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP) visited the Double H Ranch in Colbert, Georgia, on Saturday at the invitation of Marcie Simpson, Wilkes County Extension Agent. Mr. Horace Hudson (Double More...

Community Calendar

August 25 Woodmen of World, 6 p.m., Home Caf More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Blood drive most successful since 9/11

The Office Cat

The saga of the mule contin ues. A note this week from More...

Opinions

Looking for Peyton Place

Book Review

Americans were glued to their black-and-white television More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Vox Pop

President Bush has announced that the American death toll in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly 2,100. Demonstrations against the war in Iraq are increasing in number while others say we must see the job through. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Nash Griffin

Graveside services for Kathleen Nash Griffin, 95, of 960 Lexington Road, Washington, were held Saturday, August 20, 2005, at Resthaven Cemetery. She died Friday, August 19, in the Elbert County Memorial Hospital. More...

William B. Collins

Funeral services for William B. Collins, 91, of Tignall, were held Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the Mallorysville Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. Interment was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Elberton. He died August 21. More...

Katie Quinn Mercier

Funeral services for Katie Quinn Mercier, 74, were held Saturday, August 20, 2005, at Gibson Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Dennis Quinn and Rev. Joseph Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Bailey, Evans, Frost graduate with degrees from Piedmont Col.

Three Wilkes County residents were among the 561 students receiving degrees from Piedmont College at the July 23 commencement ceremonies. More...

Hallie Danielle Gibson to wed Kevin Lamar Cheek November 5

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gibson of St. Marys announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Danielle, of Hull, to Kevin Lamar Cheek, son of Mrs. Lamar E. Cheek and the late Mr. Cheek, also of Hull. More...

Tamikka Stephens to marry Kokley Scott on September 10

Mr. and Mrs. Drendell Gartrell of Washington and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stephens of Columbus, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamikka Stephens, of Athens, to Kokley Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Faulkner, all of Athens. More...

Qualifying for council seats in Districts 1, 2 to open September 12

Candidates who expect to run for Washington City Council in the upcoming election need to mark the date September 12 on their calendars. That More...

Vandals damage Tiger turf at stadium but field will be ready for home opener

Washington Police are investigating an incident of vandalism last week in which an unknown person trenched the flawless turf of Tiger Field with a vehicle, digging ruts in the field for 20 yards. More...

BOE hires additional personnel

The Wilkes County Board of Education announced last week that several positions have been filled in the school system. More...

Wilkes County joins mourners across state in remembering those who gave their lives

People in Wilkes County joined with thousands of other Georgians last Thursday to mourn the sons and daughters that Georgia has lost in the war in Iraq. More...

Taliaferro fair to honor troops

The Taliaferro County Labor Day Fair will be honoring military men and women serving or who have served in the Iraq of Afganistan wars and who live in Taliaferro, Wilkes, and surrounding counties. More...

Kiwanis Club welcomes more new members

Rich Seibert (center, left) and Gale Seibert (center, right) were welcomed as transfer members from the Kiwanis Club of Rockdale County by the Washington Kiwanis Club during induction ceremonies on Tuesday, August 23, during the regular club meeting. More...

Seniors can get free legal help from GLSP on Sept. 6

Members of the Georgia Legal Services Program staff will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Transforming Life Ministries to celebrate 12th anniversary

Transforming Life Ministries will observe its twelfth anniversary worship service, along with the birthday and pastoral celebration for Pastor Amethyst D. Wynn on Sunday, September 4. More...

Asleep at the wheel

Wilkes County first responders, rescue squad, EMTs, deputies, and Washington police teamed up last week to rescue a 42-year-old Grovetown man who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his Nissan into a culvert on the Thomson Highway near Upton Mill. More...

News

Plenty of options are available for assistance when caring for family members in the home

Dear Savvy Senior, My 78-year-old father recently suffered a debilitating stroke. He is recovering slowly but he now needs much more care than Mom and I can supply. Do you have some ideas that can help us take care of Dad at home? More...

Satellite technology? Gardening by the moon

While global positioning satellite systems are a relatively new technology, humans have been using information for years from one ancient satellite: the moon. More...

Sisters attend camp in N.C. for kids of deployed troops

Three sisters More...

Letters

Families deserve solace, comfort

TO THE EDITOR: I must take issue with my friend David Boyd More...

Sports

Tigers get started with 20-10 win over Lakeside

It was sloppy both literally and figuratively. It was fraught with mistakes. But it was a win and, region game or not, it counts. More...

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOTBALL

with CLAUDE CLEATS With the kick-off of the college football season only one week away, it More...

Soccer registration underway for kids ages 5-14 through Sept. 20

Registration is underway for the fall soccer program sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department. More...

Worship

Experience rebirth

The spring season signals a new life cycle as the plant and animal kingdoms begin to regenerate themselves and their species. The new warmth and beauty of this special time is welcomed everywhere. 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...

Dial-A-Prayer names speakers for week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4

The Dial-A-Prayer Ministry is sponsored in the Wilkes County area by the Beaverdam Baptist Church, Rayle. More...

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m., at the courthouse. More...