September 1, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Panic at the pumps

As gas shortages from Hurricane Katrina started to affect Wilkes County, and gas prices shot over $3.00 per gallon late Wednesday afternoon, cars were lined up to get the remaining More...

Driving under the influence tops in arrests made during August

Again for the month of August, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license were the most common arrests made by law enforcement in Wilkes County. More...

What’s red and purple and loves to shop?

More than 100 Red Hat Ladies from around the CSRA filled The Square in Washington Saturday for a regular regional meeting. The ladies toured the sights in town, had lunch at Watchmakers, and then fanned out to shop the stores Downtown. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

We’ll be closed Labor Day; deadlines changed

The Office Cat

Did you feel the earthquake Wednesday night last week? More...

Opinions

Book Review

Georgia

Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas By DAVID BRYANT And GEORGE DAVIDSON More...

Vox Pop

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers beat AAA Thomson last week and are now 2-0 for the season. Do you think they will beat Hart County this Friday night? What will be the score? What do you think the Tigers More...

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Lack of dignity dishonors son

TO THE EDITOR: In a letter that appeared in last week More...

Obituaries

Bill Samuels

Funeral services for Bill Samuels, 79, were held Monday, August 29, 2005, at New Saints CME Church, Washington, with Pastor Charles E. Henderson officiating. Burial was in City West Cemetery. He died August 25. More...

Minnie Lee McClendon

Funeral services for Minnie Lee McClendon, 68, were held Saturday, August 27, 2005, at Twin Oak Baptist Church, Tignall Road, Washington, with Rev. Charlie Maddox and Rev. Kenneth Walker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Ruby Mae Smith

Funeral services for Ruby Mae Smith, 66, were held Saturday, August 27, 2005, at Reeves Chapel Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Michael Gresham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died Sunday, August 21, in Washington. More...

Personalities

Birthday luncheon set Sept. 14

The Savannah River Christian Women More...

Tignall Homemakers enjoy lunch meeting at Clifford’s Aug. 18

The Tignall Homemakers met Thursday, August 18, for lunch at Clifford More...

Washington Personal Mention

Rev. Todd Ware, Daniel, Zachary and Brandon, of Monroe were guests Friday and Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. Norris Ware and attended the Washington-Wilkes-Thomson football game Friday night. More...

Overweight kids double national average

If it seems like many of the children of Wilkes County are overweight, it More...

5-county partnership holds ‘great possibilities’

Wilkes County is joining four of its neighboring counties to create the Clarks Hill Partnership in an effort to promote economic development More...

W-W Interact members working to provide supplies for victims

A local high school service club is already working to gather cleanup supplies to help people in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. More...

Qualifying for city council seats opens 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...

School children will get to see live show at WLT’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’

The Washington Little Theater More...

News

Explains water management issues

Stanley Simpson (left), Water Control Manager of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, U.S. More...

GED tests slated for September 8-9 at First Methodist

GED tests will be given in Washington Wilkes on September 8 and 9 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. More...

Black Rock AME gives scholarship to Shondra Mills

Shondra Mills received a $500 scholarship from the Black Rock AME Church of Tignall on Sunday, August 21. More...

Sports

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...

W-WPRD Adult Softball midway through season; five teams still trying for first in Oct. tourney

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Adult Softball is approaching mid-season with five teams still playing and pushing for first place in the October 1 tournament. More...

Cheering for a Top Ten team

W-W Tiger Cheerleaders Erin Pollock, Katie Haughey, Amanda Brooke, Shadricka Walton, and Libby Fortson jubilantly take the field to congratulate the players after they beat Thomson 10-0 at the Brickyard last Friday. The Tigers rost to ninth on the More...

Worship

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...

Smyrna sets homecoming, revival beginning Sept. 19

Rev. Kathy Lamon and the congregation of Smyrna United Methodist Church have invited the community join in celebrating the church More...

Beulah Baptist sets revival services for September 11-14

Beulah Baptist Church, 6556 Elberton Highway, will have a series of revival services September 11-14. More...

Don't Forget

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