February 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County won’t grant approval for Elba’s request to survey roads

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners refused to grant approval for the surveying of county roads by Southern Natural Gas Company in preparation of the proposed Elba Express Pipeline. More...

Council member charges disrespect over committee meetings, paperwork

While the mayor and Washington City Council passed only routine business in Monday night More...

Board of Education to hire appraiser; names press box to honor Billy Cofer

The Wilkes County Board of Education approved the hiring of an appraiser to determine the worth of the high school/middle school property on Gordon Street in preparation for its disposal when the new school building on the Tignall Road is complete. More...

LIR sets course schedule for next four months

The Washington Chapter, Learning in Retirement Inc., (LIR) has set its curricular schedule for courses from February through May. More...

Community blood drive set today

The quarterly Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Community Blood Center will be held today (Thursday, February 16,) at the Edward B. Pope Community Center. More...

Swager speaks at library

Dr. Christine Swager, retired professor of education at the University of South Carolina, spoke to 25 children and adults at the Mary Willis Library about life in the Wilkes County backwoods in the 18th century. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Message in a bottle

L efreda Adair called to tell me an interesting story. More...

Opinions

House demonstrates support for troops and families

Maj. Gen. William G. More...

Vox Pop

The 2006 Winter Olympics are in full swing and several events are already over. What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport? Why? Who is your favorite athlete this year? More...

Book Review

This anthology is intended mainly as a textbook for stu More...

Obituaries

John Gordon Worthen

John Gordon Worthen, 88, of Sheffield Lane, Washington, died February 10, 2006, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Robert Clinton Wheless

Graveside services for Robert Clinton Wheless, 82, of Washington were held Friday, February 10, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Randy Hardy officiating. He died February 8, at his residence. More...

Jesse Thornton

Graveside services for Jesse (J.W.) Thornton, 81, of Washington were held Sunday, February 12, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. He died Friday, February 10, at his home. More...

Don't Forget

Samaria Temple Church of God In Christ will have its annual Men More...

Property owners, Wilkes officials to meet with Elba III pipeline officials Wednesday

Officials from the Southern Natural Gas Company will host an open house next Wednesday night here to explain the impact of the proposed Elba III natural gas pipeline and to hear questions and concerns from the Wilkes County property owners who will b More...

Girls advance as region runner-up

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers will host Social Circle in the first round of the state Class A playoffs this Saturday at 4 p.m. in the W-WES gymnasium. Their second-place finish in Region 7-A is the best in memory for the girls team. More...

‘Love Letters’ to open Little Theater season

Love Letters, the Washington Little Theater Company More...

Kettle Creek descendants join SAR

Eleven men and boys descended from Revolutionary War soldier Owen Fluker took the oath of membership in the Sons of the American Revolution during the celebration of the 227th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek Saturday. More...

W-WMS names students of the month

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Students of the Month for February are (front row, l-r) NaTasia Fanning Josh McLeroy, (back) Shakeya Hulin, Whit Winfrey, Dionesia Shank, and Josh Fant. Two students are chosen from each grade level for this honor. More...

Lions to offer evening breakfast Feb. 25

The Washington Lions Club will have a More...

News

Kiwanis inducts two new members

Al Zima and Meredith Atwood (center, l-r) were inducted as the newest members of the Washington Kiwanis Club during ceremonies held at the club More...

Energy choices discussed

Joshua T. Pendergrass, Research Engineer for the University of Georgia More...

Girl Scout cookie booth sales begin on February 17th

Wilkes County Girl Scouts will begin their booth sales of delicious Girl Scout cookies on Friday, February 17. Sales will continue through March 11. More...

Sports

Six wrestlers place in state tournament; team finishes in Georgia’s top 10, again

Seven Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers competed at the State Individual Tournament last weekend and came away with the team More...

Lady Tigers will host playoff after posting best finish in decades

Unverified reports and speculations claim that this is only the third time since 1927 that the Washington Wilkes Lady Tigers basketball team has finished its regular season as high as runner-up in the region. Whether that More...

Soccer registration continues through March 3 at W-WPRD

Only two more weeks of registration remain for the Spring 2006 youth soccer season at Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation on Lexington Avenue. More...

Worship

Wilkes Sunday Schools convene at Hilliard Station Baptist Church

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the Hilliard Station Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Foster serving as host pastor and Richard Wallace as host superintendent. More...

Personalities

David, DJ and Jack Martin honored at birthday parties

David, DJ and Jack Martin were honored at birthday celebrations given by their parents, David and Joy Martin. More...

Xi Delta Tau sorority holds annual Valentine party Feb. 11

Gretchen Lamar was crowned Xi Delta Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Valentine Queen at the annual Valentine party Saturday evening, February 11, at the home of Joy and Tracy Hardigree. More...

Iris Garden Club members attend flower show Feb. 8

Iris Garden Club members and friends attended the Southeastern Flower Show on Wednesday, February 8, in Atlanta. More...