March 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

'Radio Hour' premieres here March 30

The "rollicking" cast members of the Washington Little Theater%27s upcoming musical production were in rare form and in full costume as they prepared for their opening later this month. More...

The King rocks Watchmakers

A full house - including the swooning Laura Toburen, center, rocked with the music of Athens Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe at Watchmakers Saturday night. More...

Wilkes phone customers must dial 706 on every call by Apr. 3

Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company and the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) are reminding telephone customers in the 706 area code that mandatory 10digit dialing will begin on April 3, 2006. More...

String musicians attend workshop

Six students from the Wilkes and Lincoln county area attended the Suzuki Strings of Augusta workshop held at the First Baptist Church in Augusta February 18-19. More...

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After much preparation by an advance crew to get the More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

The 2008 Presidential race is already gearing up with a number of possible candidates in the news. Who do you think the front-runners will be? Who would you like to be elected as President of the United States? Why? More...

"I'd like to see John McCain president of the United States. As for front-runners, I can't think of any others right now." JIM BARRY Teacher More...

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Obituaries

Millie Norman

Funeral services for Millie Norman, 93, of Wilkes County were held Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the New Ford Baptist Church, Danburg, with Rev. James White Jr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died March 3. More...

Ruth Walton Cullars

Funeral services for Ruth Walton Cullars, 84, of Wilkes County were held Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville Road, Washington, with Rev. Robert Walton and Pastor Charles Lacey officiating. More...

Elizabeth Anne Randall Glenn

A memorial service for Elizabeth (Beth) Anne Randall Glenn of Barton Chapel Road, Augusta, was held Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. Paul Vickery and Rev. Terry Casper officiating. More...

Don't Forget

The Dial-A-Prayer Ministry is sponsored in the Wilkes County area by Beaverdam Baptist Church, Rayle. The toll-free telephone number to call to hear a different speaker each day is 1877-337-7785. More...

Zoning variance will allow fine dining at Lafayette Manor

The City of Washington%27s Zoning Appeals Board met Thursday night with an unusually full house of interested citizens as it considered, and approved, a variance to a conditional use permit to allow Lafayette Manor Inn to serve evening meals to non-g More...

Kiwanis talent show set Fri. at W-WCHS

A popular event that has come to be much anticipated each spring and that contributes substantially to civic programs and cultural appreciation is set for Friday night. More...

Commissioners unimpressed by pipeline figures

With an estimated construction cost of $62 million in Wilkes County, the proposed Southern Natural Gas (SNG) pipeline would generate "well in excess of $500,000 a year" in ad valorem taxes for the county, according to a company manager. More...

City Council hears Red Cross; conducts routine city business

The regular March meeting of the Washington City Council saw Mayor Willie Burns and council members pass routine business, and also heard from a Red Cross executive looking to build bridges. More...

Musical 1940s Radio Hour to boogie at Playhouse all Tour of Homes weekend Mar. 31, April 1 and 2

The rollicking musical, 1940%27s Radio Hour, is the Washington Little Theater Company%27s contribution to the events and festivities of the city%27s annual Tour of Homes. More...

Confederate submarine Hunley subject of Round Table meeting

The Hunley, the world%27s first submarine representing a feat not repeated for another 50 years, will be the subject of speaker Jack E. Marlar at the Monday, March 27, meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Washington. More...

Boy Scouts need camping gear, donations to replace worn out tents, other equipment

Boy Scout Troop 34 is asking for donations for much needed camping gear and other expenses. More...

Airman Jhaka Gartrell returns from duty to homeport in Virginia

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

News

Working to fight against litter

Beth Brown, Director of Communications for the Department of Natural Resources (right), and Sarah Visser, Education Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club about the Governor%27s Statewide Lit More...

Descendants of gunsmith gather for first reunion

The first annual Fluker family reunion was held in WahsingtonWilkes, using a schedule overlapping the annual memorial celebration of the Battle of Kettle Creek. It was an all-day, open house event scheduled at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

CSRA unemployment rises to 5.8 percent in January

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to a preliminary 5.8 percent in January, up one-tenth of one percent from a revised 4.7 percent in December. More...

Letters

FFA president thanks sponsors and other helpers

TO THE EDITOR: The Washington-Wilkes FFA beef and dairy exhibitors participated in the 2006 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show February 22-26 in Perry. More...

Sports

Very mild weekend' not typical for 1,700 racers at Aonia Pass

Something rare happened this weekend as 1,700 cross-country motorcycle and ATV riders - from top pro to young amateur - gathered at Aonia Pass Motocross for two days of tearing through the woods at top speed. More...

Registration begins for adult softball, continues to Mar. 31

Registration began last Monday for the spring adult softball program sponsored by the WashingtonWilkes Parks and Recreation Department and will continue, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a deadline of Friday, March 31. More...

Little League planners set last meeting for March 20

Coaches, parents, grandparents, team-moms and interested volunteers should attend the last regular meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Little League before the 2006 season gets underway. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Personalities

Jill Stewart, Rob Thornton honored at Couples' Shower

Jill Stewart and Rob Thornton, whose wedding will be an event of April 8, were honored at a Couples%27 Lawn and Garden Shower on Sunday, March 12, at the home of Mr. Thornton. More...

Lindsey Goolsby, Brantley Rogers honored at engagement party

Lindsey Goolsby and Brantley (Bubba) Rogers were guests of honor at an engagement party on Saturday evening, March 4, at the Washington-Wilkes County Club. More...

Tour of Homes plans finalized at Woman's Club meeting March 13

The Tour of Homes was the main topic of discussion at the meeting of the Woman%27s Club Monday, March 13, at the clubhouse. More...