April 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay teams raise funds

All over Wilkes County, local teams are raising money for the Third Annual Wilkes County Relay for Life to be held the night of May 5. Here are some of the upcoming fund-raisers: More...

Wilkes County's Young Georgia Authors saluted

The Wilkes County Board of Education welcomed 13 winners of the county Young Georgia Authors writing competition Monday night, awarding a certificate and a savings bond to each author, including (front row, l-r) Makayla Wray, Paden McTier, Pasha Blac More...

It's Infant Immunization Week

With Public Health Department's Jennifer Jackson looking on, Washington Mayor Willie Burns signs a proclamation designating April 22-29 as Infant Immunization Awareness Week in Washington. More...

Primary Perfomers present program

Led by Washington-Wilkes Primary School teacher Ann Tiller, students presented a short program of favorite songs to the student body recently, concluding "Music in Our Schools Month." "This has been a wonderful month for music in our school," Mrs. More...

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The Office Cat

The Wilsbary May Fest will be coming up in about two More...

Opinions

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Councilmen should support Mayfest

TO THE EDITOR: To begin, I am appalled at the unfaltered, under-handed attempts of Councilmen Maceo Mahoney and G.L. Avery to put a halt to the event known as Mayfest. More...

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Book Review

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years

This is the third of the trilogy that Taylor Branch began in More...

Obituaries

William Joseph Woodruff

Funeral services for William Joseph Woodruff, 92, of Washington were held Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Smyrna United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Kathy Lamon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Gladys Godwin Drinkard

Graveside services for Gladys Godwin Drinkard, 92, of Sharon Road, Washington, were held Monday, April 17, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Gerry Lancaster officiating. She died April 15 in Wilkes Health Care Center. More...

Walter Brittain

Funeral services for Walter Brittain, 72, were held Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Christ City of Prayer, Lincolnton Road, Washington, with Pastor Willie H. Rolland officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Personalities

Maggie Jean Burford to wed Dallas Arthur Cowne June 3

Mr. and Mrs. Walton Burford of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Jean, to Dallas Arthur Cowne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cowne of Colbert. More...

Celeste Stover to be honored at retirement reception Sunday

Celeste Stover, director of the Bartram Trail Regional Library, will be honored at a retirement receptioPn Sunday afternoon, April 23, at the Mary Willis Library in Washington-Wilkes. More...

AARP members meet at Senior Center on April 10

Fifteen members of the Wilkes Chapter AARP held a short business meeting at the Senior Center Monday afternoon, April 10. More...

Hubbard reports high tax collection rate; shares credit with her team, sheriff's office

A very favorable report on the collection of local taxes drew considerable praise from officials and visitors at the regular April meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners last Thursday. More...

Youth Leadership Wilkes needs students to apply for program

Wilkes County students currently in grades 8-11 are invited to apply to participate in the second annual Youth Leadership Wilkes Program. More...

Board of Education unveils new schools site plans

The Wilkes County Board of Education voted Monday night to accept the overall site plan for the new high-school/middle-school complex that Southern A&E vice president Stephen McCune presented. More...

Larry Wheeler to be featured artist at W-W Festival of Music and Art

Larry Dodd Wheeler paints horses and the people who breed, train, show, and ride them. He paints them all with candor and honesty and consummate skill. For Wheeler, the joy of painting is linked to the fact that the genre is so encompassing. 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...

Little Theater Drama Camp has scholarships available

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

Hypnotist to amaze

Want to see the leaders of Washington and Wilkes County get hypnotized and act like fools? Come to the Chamber of Commerce Staff Appreciation Day luncheon next Wednesday at noon at the Pope Center. Tickets are available at the Chamber for $15. More...

News

Judge explains purpose of court

The Honorable Britt Hammond, Judge of Juvenile Court, Toombs Judicial Circuit, spoke at the regular Tuesday meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Washington. More...

Lions raise White Cane funds to give the gift of sight to poor

The Washington Lions Club will observe White Cane Day in Washington Wilkes on Saturday, April 29. More...

Get hypnotized at Wednesday's Staff 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...

Sports

Tigers' final four region games critical in setting playoff berth

A pair of region wins during the past week gave the WashingtonWilkes Tiger baseball team a leg up in the region standings but a last inning loss to GMC on Tuesday, 4-5, knocked them back down a notch as they head into the last four games of the seaso More...

Tigers honored at annual post-season banquet

Nine girls basketball players received special awards at the annual Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball banquet last Tuesday, April 11. More...

Diamond Girls keep the games moving

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Diamond Girls keep the baseball program running on game days at the Tiger Baseball Field. The girls assist the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school baseball teams. More...

Worship

Children learn lesson of the first Easter at Tignall Baptist annual event April 15

The Tignall Baptist Church celebrated its annual children's Easter event Saturday, April 15. Children arrived to enjoy cupcakes and ice cream and learned the lesson of the first Easter. More...

Wilkes Ministers United will gather to observe National Day of Prayer May 4 on The Square

The National Day of Prayer for Wilkes County will be held on Thursday, May 4, at 12 noon on The Square in Downtown Washington. 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...