April 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Public to meet tonight concerning pipeline's impact on environmentally sensitive Broad River watershed

Concerned about the damage that a natural gas pipeline could do to vital water resources and property values in Wilkes County? The U.S. government is inviting you to voice those concerns tonight. More...

Help plan for July 4th party Tues. eve at City Hall Annex

It's not too early to start planning for Washington's big annual July 4th celebration and fireworks, and a planning committee will form at a meeting next Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Annex. More...

FUMC Pre-K set to celebrate the Week of the Young Child

The First United Methodist PreKindergarten has big plans for next week as it celebrates the Week of the Young Child, April 17-21. More...

Music and testimony set for Saturday night at Court St.

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

Setting the stage for Tour of Homes

Adding to the charm of Washington during last weekend's Spring Tour of Homes were a group of volunteer teenagers who, dressed in period costumes, greeted visitors, played games, and gave an authentic 19th century touch to the tour. More...

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Outpatient clinic on its way for WMH

At a Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary appreciation lun More...

Opinions

Renewable fuel use is investment

TO THE EDITOR: America needs an energy policy that weans us off our dependence on foreign oil. It is my hope that The Energy Policy Act (HR 6) will provide America with just that. More...

Tour is 'whooping' success at Callaway

TO THE EDITOR: The Tour of Homes at Callaway Plantation was a whooping success with 335 visitors which was a considerable increase from last year. More...

Vox Pop

Solutions to the United States' illegal immigrant problem range from granting them "guest worker" status to putting up a fence at the border. What is your suggestion for a solution? Do you think illegal immigrants are a problem in Wilkes County?" More...

Obituaries

Daisy Lance Cooper

A memorial service for Daisy Lance Cooper, 92, of WashingtonWilkes will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, Washington, with Rev. John Via officiating. More...

Thelma Walton Jackson

Funeral services for Thelma Walton Jackson, 82, were held Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Metasville Road, Washington, with Rev. Robert Walton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She died March 30. More...

George Samuels

Funeral services for George Samuels, 76, were held Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Christ City of Prayer, Lincolnton Road, Washington, with Rev. Willie H. Rolland officiating. Burial was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

Morgan McAvoy guest of honor at bridal shower and brunch

May bride-elect Morgan McAvoy was entertained at a miscellaneous bridal shower and brunch on Saturday, April 8, at the Tignall Baptist Church Family Life Center in Tignall. More...

Pembroke Pope honored at surprise birthday party

Pembroke Pope of Acworth was honored at a surprise birthday party in celebration of his 55th birthday on Saturday evening, March 25. His birthday was April 4. More...

Robert Skelton named U.S. Achievement Academy winner

Robert Skelton of Hohenwald, Tenn., has been named a United States Achievement Academy Award winner in the field of History. More...

City council votes to restrict Mayfest party: 'people are afraid to come out of their houses'

In an effort to protect Whitehall area residents during the annual Mayfest celebration, the Washington City Council voted to approve Rev. G.L. Avery's motion to deny the use of residential areas for festival. More...

Church services leading up to Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day, on Sunday, April 16, begin in Washington Wilkes with three Maundy Thursday services, More...

Singer Kitt Lough a headliner at W-W Festival of Music and Art

Jazz chanteuse Kitt Lough, called "...A delightful torch singer," 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 will run Friday through Sunday, April 28-30 More...

Hypnotist to entertain April 26 at Chamber appreciation lunch

Ever want to see your civic leaders get a little crazy? After hypnotist Dr. Holiday gets done with his stage show at the Chamber of Commerce's Staff Appreciation Luncheon later this month, you may see a different side of people you thought you knew. More...

City celebrates 'Ga. Cities Week'

Officials of the City of Washington have announced that the city will be celebrating "Georgia Cities Week" April 23-20. More...

Willsbary's May Fest set for May on the lawn at Mary Wills Library

The annual Willsbary's May Fest will be held Friday, May 5, on the lawn of the Mary Willis Library. More...

Freddie Brown is up for bid

Downtown Freddie Brown has donated two hours of his musical talents to be raffled off as a fund-raiser for the Wills Memorial Hospital Relay for Life Team. More...

News

State troopers here see 10 accidents, no deaths in March

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 10 traffic crashes during the month of March in Wilkes County. More...

Tells of Surgical Specialty Clinics

Marvin Goldman, Administrator, Wills Memorial Hospital, spoke to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Washington at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Kids can learn outdoor skills at Wildlife Camps this summer

firearms training is performed by Certified Georgia Hunter Education Instructors. More...

Sports

Tigers on a roll as region competition heats up

Monday's win over the GMC Bulldogs at Tiger Field took the Washington-Wilkes Tigers into the win column for Region 7-A baseball as the team continues to gain strength and momentum in the second half of the 2006 season. More...

Proof of the fish stories

Brothers Graham (left) and Kohen Wolfe aren't telling where they caught these two whoppers but they are telling the sizes of the fish. More...

Eaglettes take first place in cheerleading competition

The Eaglette Girls, members of the Green and White Cheering Squad, won first place in the fourth annual Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Cheerleading Competition held March 25. More...

Worship

Methodists set sunrise service, Easter worship service at Smyrna

Bethel, Mt. Zion, and Smyrna United Methodist churches will have two services on Easter Sunday. More...

A Different Perspective

We are all familiar with the old saying, "You can't see the forest for the trees." It is quite true that we often become so concerned with the details and daily functions of living that we may lose our perspective. More...

Don't Forget

The Mary Willis Library now has Georgia Income Tax forms available along with the Federal forms. More...