March 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bounds wins GISA spelling championship

Bonnie Bounds, a junior at Briarwood Academy, won the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) AA championship in Spelling last week for the second consecutive year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. More...

Youth art contest announced

In conjunction with the annual Festival of Music and Art next month, students in Wilkes County schools from kindergarten through the eighth grade will take part in an art contest focusing on Washington%27s past, present, and future. More...

Three-day Festival of Music and Art set April 28-30 around The Square

A fun weekend of live music, original art, fine crafts and special events will be sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation Friday through Sunday, April 28-30 on or near The Square in Washington. More...

W-W Girls' trio takes third at Ga. State Literary Meet

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School girls trio consisting of Katie Duggan, Elizabeth Duggan, and Hailey James, took third place in Class A at the State Literary Meet held last weekend in Warner Robbins. More...

Relay for Life seeks assistance in locating cancer survivors

The Wilkes County Relay for Life is seeking assistance in identifying and registering any cancer survivors so that they may be honored at this year%27s Relay on May 5. More...

Little Theater Drama Camp to be held in late May, June

Plans are underway for the Washington Little Theater Co. to hold their annual two-week Drama Camp May 22-26 and May 30-June 2. More...

Tiger FFA to hold plant and flower sale Wednesday, Mar. 29

The Washington-Wilkes FFA chapter will have a plant and flower sale at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Greenhouse on Wednesday, March 29, from 3:15 until 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Wild Game Supper is THIS Saturday

J effrey Roth is a hometown boy who has made it "big time!" More...

Opinions

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Vox Pop

Scientists have released findings that global warming is happening now and that "Season Creep" has already begun. They are calling for a national policy to take immediate steps to avert the consequences of global warming. More...

Book Review

No Country for Old Men By CORMAC McCARTHY

Sheriff Bell is a good man. Un fortunately for the other char More...

Sports

Little League season gets started beginning with annual parade Sat.

If you feel like you just can%27t wait for baseball season any longer, then rest easy - this Saturday, March 25, the Washington-Wilkes Little League season gets started with the annual parade and festivities at Ashley Park. More...

Tigers split a pair of games this week

The W-W Tigers beat McCormick 13-1 but lost to No. 4 Aquinas 7-9 during games last week. On Wednesday, March 22, the Tigers traveled to Harlem and will return home for B-team and varsity games against North Oconee on Saturday, March 25. 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...

Worship

Summertime Tent Crusade planning begins for 9th year

Representatives from seven Wilkes County churches met Tuesday evening, March 14, at the Fishing Creek Baptist Church to discuss plans for the annual Good Ole Summertime Tent Crusade. More...

Pleasant Grove Baptist sets annual youth day services for Sunday

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, will have youth day on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Samaria Temple COGIC will have revival services April 5-7, 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Prophetess Latara Tillman of Refugee Temple COGIC, Sylvania. More...

Board of Education plans to dedicate press box to Billy Cofer, chooses school complex builders

The Wilkes County Board of Education announced the dedication of a press box to a long-time supporter, chose the construction company to build the new middle school/high school complex, and picked a local man to be the construction project%27s coordi More...

Washington city leaders retreat to move forward on initiatives

The Washington city government met in a retreat last week to get updates, and vote to move ahead, on several projects and initiatives ranging from remodeling the community center to redeveloping an entire section of Washington. More...

Monday is sign-up deadline for Wilkes Co. Relay for Life

Monday is the deadline for teams to sign up for Wilkes County%27s third Annual Relay for Life, and teams all over the county are beginning to raise funds for the May event. More...

Fishing Creek Baptist breaks ground for classrooms

Historic Fishing Creek Baptist Church in Wilkes County held a ground-breaking service Sunday, March 12, for a new 60x32 ft. Sunday School building adjacent to the church. More...

Briarwood Academy to present musical 'Camelot'

Medieval England takes center stage this weekend at Briarwood as the Briarwood Academy Choral Department presents one of the world%27s most popular musicals, More...

Kiwanis Talent Showcase sees 25 talented kids in competition

The 24th Annual Talent Showcase sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Washington was held Friday, March 17, at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Cafeteria with 25 contestants vying for first, second, and third places in three age groups. More...

'1940s Radio Hour' musical to debut Tour of Homes week

"A totally exhilarating hour of singing, dancing, and funny commercials" is how the More...

Kitties need homes

These sweet young cats need a loving home, together if possible. More...

Wild game supper set for Saturday eve at Sharon-Raytown

The 48th Annual Wildgame Supper sponsored by the SharonRaytown Garden Club will be held Saturday, March 25, at the SharonRaytown Community House in Sharon. More...

News

Rotarians have special visitors

Vicky Moses (left) of Second Time Around Mini Farm told members of the Washington Rotary Club all about the many operations at her farm and particularly about raising and showing llamas. More...

Seniors can get free legal help April 4, 10 to 12

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

Orators provide program for Optimists

The winners of the Washington-Wilkes Middle School oratorical contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Washington presented the March program for the club. More...

Letters

Every dollar does make a difference

TO THE EDITOR: I recently stayed in Thomson for several days after my son%27s surgery. Because of his breathing problems it was necessary for him to stay with his grandmother and away from our home where we are undergoing renovations. More...

Interest is in profit; easements are forever

TO THE EDITOR: The attachment reflects some of my views on the pipeline issue that I would like to share with the landowners. Although I do not own any Wilkes County property, I was born and grew up there. More...

Thanks to all who cared; self exams are essential

TO THE EDITOR: Recently I experienced one of the most trying times in my life. In early February I noticed that a mole on my chest was itching and burning. As most of us do, but will not readily admit, I sought out my mother%27s advice. More...

Obituaries

Susie Lee Gartrell

Funeral services for Susie Lee Gartrell, 98, were held Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Pastor Kim Leverett officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. She died March 14 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. More...

Lillie Mae Cox

Funeral services for Lillie Mae Cox, 78, of Washington were held Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Lance Pitts officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. She died Friday, March 10. More...

Marion Leroy Langford

Marion Leroy (M.L.) Langford, 70, of Orr Road, Washington, died Monday, March 20, 2006, in the University Hospital, Augusta. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home. More...

Personalities

Mr. and Mrs. William Wansley announce birth of daughter

William Dunn Wansley and Stevi Smith Wansley of Cobbham announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Dunn Wansley, on Wednesday, January 4, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Miss Elizabeth weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Mrs. Robert Wallace enjoys visit with former UGA roommates

Mrs. Robert Wallace returned home Monday after an extended weekend with family and friends. More...

Madison Gunter honored at fourth birthday celebrations

Madison Nicole Gunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Gunter, was four years old on March 14 and celebrated More...