April 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

One-stop help for workers

In an effort to upgrade their workplace skills, Tonia Bolton and James Harris work on computers at the Ga. Department of Labor One-Stop center at the Adult Education Center behind McDonald%27s. More...

Festival of Music and Art is set to fill town with three days of music

Country singer Woody Bradshaw is among the musicians set to perform as part of a full weekend of live music, original art, fine crafts, special events, and workshops that More...

Music and testimony set for Court St. Livery Sat., April 15

A young woman who stirs hearts with her description of a visit to heaven, and a rocking praise band from Thomson will highlight a youth night that will touch hearts in a very non-church setting. More...

A tree is planted for Mrs. Clark

The entire student body of Washington-Wilkes Elementary School turned out for a surprise in honor of Vernilla Clark, accompanied by her son and grandson, to plant a tree at the school in her honor. More...

Grassroots arts presents funds

Wilkes County Community Partnership Executive Director Carolyn Reynolds (left) and Polly Fievet (right) present checks to Celeste Stover and Debbie Wells in support of community arts programs. More...

Robert Willard Blakey

Funeral services for Robert Willard Blakey, 87, of Tignall, were held Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. More...

Eleanor Harris Barnett Dawkins

Graveside services for Eleanor Harris Barnett Dawkins of Elberton were held Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, with Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. She died Sunday, April 2. More...

Special Sections

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Internet yields Texan visitor at MiniFarm

Four-year-old Anne Marie Burriss watched the program More...

Opinions

Total Tour makes great weekend

TO THE EDITOR: What a great weekend we have just experienced in WashingtonWilkes! More...

Lucky to have Gloria at the Shelter

TO THE EDITOR: This is in praise of Gloria Wheatley, who manages our Animal Shelter. More...

NEWS-REPORTER

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Worship

Easter Sunrise services planned for Easter Sunday on The Square

The Community Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by the Wilkes Ministers United (WMU) will be held on Easter Sunday, April 16, at 7 a.m. More...

THE OVERVIEW

It is a great experience to view our surroundings from an aircraft or a tall building. From such a vantage point, we gain a new insight and perspective, and problems seem to lose their urgency and importance. More...

Don't Forget

The Washington Seventh Day Adventist Church will have a special guest speaker, Chaplain Eddie Kinley, on Saturday, April 8. More...

Perfect weather, good advertising bring good Tour turnout

Although the numbers are still being crunched, all indications are that the 2006 Spring Tour of Homes was a success in bringing visitors to Washington-Wilkes for the perfect spring weekend. More...

Eleven arrested in Baltimore drug roundup; police say more arrests are expected soon

A law enforcement strike force of 25 city, county, state, and parole officers made a 3 a.m. raid on a Baltimore home recently resulting in 11 drug arrests and Washington police say an ongoing investigation promises more arrests to come. More...

Public meeting set to examine pipeline's impact on environmentally sensitive Broad River area

A public meeting to hear about potential environmental issues that the proposed Elba III natural gas pipeline project is planned for next Thursday, April 13, and affected landowners say they%27re consulting with experts who have fought pipeline compa More...

Qualifying for local elections set to run from April 24 to 28

Qualifying for this year%27s Wilkes County elections will begin April 24 and run through April 28, Wilkes County Supervisor of Elections Jim Burton said. More...

Gravity always wins

A Thomson cement truck driver escaped injury if not embarrassment when he rolled the loaded truck while crossing a ditch to deliver his load on Seven Oaks Drive in Washington. More...

Mass food distribution set for April 19 at Pope Center

The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority will have a mass food distribution in Wilkes County on Wednesday, April 19. More...

'Seven Last Words of Christ' to be FBC's Sunday cantata

The Senior Choir and Drama Team of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will present the sacred cantata, "The Seven Last Words of Christ" by Theodore Dubois, on Sunday, April 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Washington Presbyterian sets special Easter time programs

The Washington Presbyterian Church has plans for three events leading up to the special Easter Sunday worship service at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 16. More...

C.B. Bankston

Funeral services for C.B. Bankston, 94, of Rayle, were held Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Robert Crawford and Rev. James McIver officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Paul Barnett Moss

Funeral services for Paul Barnett Moss, 81, of Washington were held Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Ficklen Guinn officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

News

Little Theater Drama Camp has scholarships available

Registration began Monday for the Washington Little Theater Company%27s annual two-week Drama Camp May 22-26 and May 30-June 2. More...

Club presents governor with gift

Kiwanis Georgia District Governor Johnny Johnson (left) shows off the Washington-Wilkes throw that was given to him by Washington Kiwanis Vice President Bill Steed (right) on behalf of the local club at the recent Division VI rally held in Thomson. More...

Music workshops set for students during Festival of Music and Art

A music workshop for students will be held on The Square in Downtown Washington on Saturday, April 29, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Lincoln Co. in extra inning, 4-2; next region encounter is Tue, at Glascock

A pair of wins last week strengthened the Washington-Wilkes baseball Tigers%27 season record to 6-5 but the majority of the satisfaction came from the extra-inning whipping of the Lincoln County Red Devils. More...

New sport fishing regulations available online, at retailers

The new 2006-2007 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations now are available on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) website at www.gofishgeorgia.com, at WRD offices, and at fishing license retailers around the stat More...

Wilkes Briarwood students honored at sports banquet

Four Wilkes County students at Briarwood Academy recently received awards at the school%27s annual winter sports banquet for their contributions to basketball, cheerleading and twirling. More...

Personalities

Alexis Gioia celebrates fourth birthday March 6

Alexis Gioia, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Gioia of Vidalia, was four years old on March 6 and celebrated on several occasions. More...

James Finch named for USAA award program in science

James Finch of WashingtonWilkes has been named a United States National Award Winner in the field of science by the United States Achievement Academy. More...

Ashlie Nichole Williams to wed Eric Clayton Williamson May 21

Ashlie Nichole Williams and Eric Clayton Williamson of Martinez announce their engagement. More...