September 22, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying closes on 5 candidates; new requirements placed on voter ID

Qualifying closed Friday for Wilkes County More...

Local students gather to pray with millions

More than 40 Washington-Wilkes students, led by students of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, joined some 2 million of their peers early Wednesday morning to pray at their schools as a part of More...

Whitehead, Fleming receive Legislative Service Awards

Two Wilkes County legislators have been selected as recipients of the 2005 Legislative Service Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). More...

DOT will receive input from citizens on planned rebuilding of highway 17

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...

Two injured in Rayle log truck wreck

Two Wilkes County men were injured in this collision Monday morning at the intersection of Philomath Road and Hwy. 78 in Rayle. Vernon More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Bear takes a spin

The Office Cat

I was on my way to get coffee at McDonald More...

Opinions

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Book Review

Ghosting

She called him More...

Vox Pop

The Georgia High School Association has made plans to move state championship football games to the Georgia Dome beginning in 2006. Do you agree with that decision or do you think a state championship should be hosted by one of the teams playing? More...

Obituaries

Mattie Williams Stokes

Funeral services for Mattie Williams Stokes of Wilkes County were held Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at the Heard More...

Doris Moore

Funeral services for Doris Moore, 76, of Raytown were held Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at the Raytown Methodist Church with Rev. Arthur Gunn officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Gartrell deployed on USS Roosevelt in support of war

Navy Airman Jhaka J. Gartrell, daughter of Gwendolyn C. Gartrell and of Maxwell B. More...

Dawn Griffin entertained at bridal luncheon on August 26

Dawn Griffin was entertained at a bridal luncheon on Friday, August 26, at The Rider House on Court Street. More...

Lois Hoffmann Jones marries Thomas Coryer Poss Aug. 20

Lois Hoffmann Jones of Washington and Thomas Coryer Poss of Tignall exchanged wedding vows in a lovely double-ring ceremony Saturday, August 20, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Greg Maddux, watch out!

Tripp Harper paid his dollar for three shots and dunked W-W Tiger Casey Nickels three times in a row at Sunday More...

Construction cleanup, game security top BOE concerns

Cleanup of construction materials at the primary school, the evening use of gym facilities by area men, and hiring private security guards at Tiger football games were the lead topics of discussion during the regular September meeting of the Wilkes C More...

Vendor spots, booths still available for 25th Mule Day set for Oct. 8th

With the 25th annual Mule Day just three weeks away, there is still room for hand crafters and primitive crafters to display their works, and still a few spots for food vendors and informational booths, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Louise M More...

ACS offers training for 2 programs

The American Cancer Society is offering training for two of its volunteer programs which are helping people here in Wilkes County. More...

Methodist students help evacuees

Children who attend the First United Methodist Church Pre-School participated in getting health kits together for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. The kits were taken to Rock Eagle Center where 1,000 evacuees were being sheltered. More...

Lions Club sets chicken barbecue for Sat., Oct. 1st

The Lions Club will have chicken barbecue available to the public on Saturday, October 1. More...

News

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...

Gunter wins area FFA competition, to compete at state level on Oct. 7

Wright Gunter, a member of the Washington-Wilkes FFA, was the winner of the Area II FFA Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event held at Banks County High School in Commerce on August 18. More...

GLSP to offer free legal help

A staff member from the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...

Letters

Tired of being kicked to the curb

TO THE EDITOR: On August 29, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) passed a measure that will move state championship high school football games to neutral sites in 2006. More...

Sports

War Eagles no match for mighty Tigers, 24-0

Defense records another shutout

Impressive wins continue to pile up for the fourth-ranked Washington-Wilkes Tigers and both the defense and the offense have shown signs of total dominance over [all but one of] their higherclassed opponents. More...

Lady Tigers win 2 region games, host No. 6 GMC today, 4:30 p.m.

The W-WCHS Lady Ttiger softball team beat the Aquinas Fighing Irish and followed with an extra-inning squeaker over Glascock earlier this week. The pair of wins put the W-W team solidly in second place in Region 7-A behind state-ranked GMC. More...

W-WPRD to sponsor adult flag football; meeting set Sept. 26

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring adult flag football for the fall season. More...

Worship

Mt. Zion Methodist revival services set for October 2-5

The congregation of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Pastor Rev. Kathy Lamon have invited the community join them for revival services to be held Sunday through Wednesday evenings, October 2-5, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Total Praise Quartet to present concert at Rehoboth on Sept. 24

The Total Praise Quartet will be at Rehoboth on September 24. More...

Mister Banjo

The happy sound of banjo music brings enjoyment to all within earshot. And, generally speaking, music in all its forms has never been more popular than it is today 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...