September 15, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Four qualify to run for District 1 seat; Eaton unopposed

At least five candidates for Washington City Council have qualified this week to be on the ballot for Wilkes County More...

W-W seniors tops on SAT among seven area schools

When it comes to SAT scores, the seniors at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School stand head and shoulders above their peers in surrounding counties, according to a recent release from the Georgia Department of Education. More...

City’s emergency plan fulfills requirements assuring eligibility to get disaster funding

The City of Washington has an emergency plan in place, Mayor Willie Burns assured visitors to the city council meeting Monday night, and council members voted to line up the local emergency plan to the national system. More...

Methodist Kidz Klub missionaries

The children of the Little River United Methodist Kidz Klub are pleased to be missionaries to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. More...

Emily Griffith and John Hubbard of Love 105.1 in Elberton held a telethon in Washington Saturday morning, part of a 12-station effort that raised $125,000 for hurricane relief. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Computer-Age Thinking

The Office Cat

Ann Corbett enjoys watching hummingbirds at her feeder More...

Opinions

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Book Review

Nautical Contraband

A Krewe of Jupiter Novel By C.G. McDaniel %272004 iUniverse Inc. New York, Lincoln, Shanghai More...

Vox Pop

President George W. Bush More...

Sports

Tigers bounce back to wallop Newton 42-15

The quicksand is all dried up and the Tigers are back! More...

Tigers vs. Newton County

(statistics compiled by Scott Chafin) W-W NC First Downs 17 9 First Downs Rushing 16 7 Yards Rushing 420 145 Yards Passing 50 81 Passes 1-1-0 5-14-0 Total Yards 470 226 No. Penalties 7 6 Yds. Penalized 50 60 Fumbles/lost 2/2 5/1 Punts/avg. More...

Georgia’s Top Ten in Class A

(in the GaSport.com Cosches Poll) 1. ................................Bowdon 2. ................................... Portal 3. ................................ Bremen 4. ..................... Randolph-Clay 5. ........... More...

Personalities

New members attend September meeting

Twenty ladies from Washington-Wilkes and the area expressed an interest in becoming members of the Woman More...

Jennifer Davis in White Coat Ceremony upon entering Mercer School of Medicine

Jennifer Marie Davis of Washington Wilkes, was among 60 students at Mercer University who took part in a White Coat Ceremony held at the university in Macon. More...

Renee Brown selected for Military Academy Advisory Committee

Renee Brown, Taliaferro County Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as a member of the Military Academy Nomination Advisory Committee, sponsored by Representative John Barrow. More...

Tax rates increased; hearings set

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners has announced that the proposed millage rates based on the current 2005 tax digest for 2006 property tax in Wilkes County will show an increase of slightly more than one mill in the incorporated areas of the c More...

Bd. of Ed. sets increased tax rate; hearings slated for public input

Public hearings have been scheduled later this month for citizens of Wilkes County to express their opinions concerning a proposed tax increase to fund the school budget for next year. More...

House is total loss but no injuries in fire at Chapman residence Sun.

Rosa Chapman had plenty on her mind Sunday afternoon without thinking about a fire. She was packing a bag, getting ready to go have eye surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Monday morning. More...

DOT will receive input from citizens on hwy. rebuilding

A public information open house to discuss the Georgia Department of Transportation More...

Spanish for the Workplace’ may satisfy employers’ need

Do your customer service people need basic Spanish-language skills to serve your customers? If so, the Wilkes County Adult Learning Center may have the solution to your problem. More...

4-H birthday calendars on sale in two-week fundraising effort

The Wilkes County 4-H Club will be conducting its annual community birthday calendar fundraiser for 2006 calendars during the next two weeks. More...

DeVeaux will conduct retreat for women at state park Sept. 15-18

Dr. Pam DeVeaux, Episcopal Supervisor of Women More...

A true Southern Supper

After enjoying a fine More...

News

Speaks about alternative fuels

Nikki Parrish (center), head of alternative fuel education and outreach for United Energy for the past four years, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular Tuesday lunch meeting and discussed the advantages and problems assiciated with the More...

W-WMS selects students of the month

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month are (front, l-r) Melissa Rodriguez, Myaka Bell (back) Bobbie Dill, Yareli Lopez, Joe Rogers, and Gracen Ware. Two students are chosen from each grade level for this honor. More...

Elementary school students filling flood buckets for Katrina victims

PreK, fourth grade, and fifth grade students at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School are working hand in hand with the Washington Rotary Club to fill flood buckets that will be distributed to victims of Hurricane Katrina. More...

Letters

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It is the least we can do

TO THE EDITOR: Before I begin, I would like to make two clarifying points. This letter is not just something that I quickly put together. What I am about to say is something that has been in my thoughts and prayers for over a year. More...

Obituaries

Charlie M. Taylor

Charlie M. Taylor, 70, of Lexington Road, Washington, died September 2, 2005, at his home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

Bennie Cade

Funeral services for Bennie Cade, 65, of Tignall were held Saturday, September 10, 2005, at the Pole Branch Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Joe Glaze and Rev. John Gartrell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

Rev. R.L. Reynolds honored for 30 years at New Salem

Rev. R.L. Reynolds was honored for 30 years of service as pastor of the New Salem Baptist Church in the Tyrone community of Wilkes County on Saturday, September 10. More...

Smyrna UMC homecoming set to begin Sunday at 11

Smyrna United Methodist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, September 18, at the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

Presbyterian Church to hold fall services with Rev. Kowalski

The Washington Presbyterian Church will hold annual fall services on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, October 9, 10, and 11. More...

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Education will meet Monday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. More...