May 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Cruise-In to fill The Square with classic cars

The Spring Cruise-In on The Square in Downtown Washington will be held Saturday, May 13. More...

Wilsbary Mayfest is tomorrow, May 5, at Mary Willis Library

Friends of the Mary Willis Library invite the public to attend the annual Wilsbary Mayfest on the lawn of the library Friday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Summer Campers need community help

The Summer Day Camp project in Wilkes County gives kids a safe and structured summer of activities and learning, but they need a little help from the community to make it happen. More...

Bluegrass, gospel highlight weekend at Elijah Clark Park

Banjo pickers, fiddlers, and mandolin players will be out in full force when the 19th Annual Lewis Family Homecoming & Bluegrass Festival gets underway today (Thursday) at Elijah Clark State Park. More...

Optimist Club sets next week as 'Respect for Law Week' here

The Optimist Club of Washington is sponsoring the annual "Respect for Law Week" in WashingtonWilkes May 7-13. More...

A town filled with music

Singer Kitt Lough (above) and ARGO entertained at the Jockey Club's Jazz Brunch Sunday; and later Charlie T. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Second Time Around gets around

I am sure this must be Blackberry Winter we're having, because More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

The Student Health and Physical Fitness Act started out "requiring" an increase in physical education in Georgia schools but ended up as only "encouraging" the increase. More...

The NewsReporter

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Book Review

1491 By CHARLES C. MANN

Charles C. Mann is a science writer who has won numer More...

Sports

Tigers enter playoffs with 4th place berth

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers closed out the regular baseball season with a pair of convincing wins during the past week but they weren't convincing enough to break the team out of a three-way tie for second place in Region 7-A and a disappointing fou More...

Alumni Basketball Game.

What to these names bring to mind? Tyrekus "A.J." Bowman, Franchot Brown, Lazarus Chennault, Jamaal Binns, Andrew Jackson, and More...

Youth golf tournament set Sat. at Country Club

The Optimist Club of Washington will sponsor its annual junior golf tournament Saturday, May 6, at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club. More...

Personalities

Jillian Diana Stewart marries Robert Daniel Thornton Apr. 8

Jillian Diana Stewart of Washington and Robert Daniel Thornton of Crawfordville were united in marriage in an impressive double-ring ceremony Saturday, April 8, at two o'clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Rev. More...

Ellen Faires Barnes to wed Lemuel Robert LeRoy July 8

Dr. and Mrs. Clay Barnes of Charlotte, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Faires, to Lemuel Robert LeRoy, also of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Tignall, son of Rev. and Mrs. Albert W. Huyck Jr. More...

Kelsey Leard honored at first birthday party

Kelsey Leard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leard III, was one year old on April 6 and celebrated her birthday on April 8 with a "Number One Birthday Girl" party at her home. More...

Wilkes Pre-release Center to open Monday morning

Governor Sonny Perdue will join state and local leaders Monday morning south of Washington to cut the ribbon on the Wilkes Pre-release Center, making it Georgia's newest minimum security prison. More...

Festival brings weekend of art, music enjoyed by locals, visitors, exhibitors

It was close to heaven as you'll get on The Square - folks enjoying fine art while talking with the artists, and both the sound of hot jazz and the smell of great cooking filled the spring air. More...

Newcomers vie for Dist. 3 seat

Three political newcomers, Jessie Williamson, Danny Cosby, and John E. More...

Washington: a Tree City for 21 years

Celebrating 21 years as a Tree City USA, Washington city leaders and Tree Board members gathered to hoist another flag in recognition of the city's "committment to community forest." (From left) Mike Hardy, Mayor Willie E. More...

Drunk driving, aggravated assault lead April arrests

Drunk driving and aggravated assault return as April's most common arrests, with drug possession and license problems keeping pace for the month. More...

Set noon today on The Square

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

News

Puppies need homes

Show above is one of the many puppies at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. There are all sizes and kinds. More...

Black Confederates will be topic of Historical Foundation meeting

Educator and author Charles Kelly Barrow will be the speaker for the meeting of the WashingtonWilkes Historical Foundation general meeting on Sunday, May 7, 2:30 p.m., at the Robert Toombs House. More...

Explains taxing procedures

Wilkes County Commissioner Donna Hardy (left) was the guest speaker at the regular Tuesday lunch meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club. More...

Letters

Community is like extended family

TO THE EDITOR: Since my arrival in WashingtonWilkes in 1970, this community has been like an extended family. It opened its heart and its arms to me. No one could ask for a more warm, friendlier, generous place to raise children and to work. More...

Thanks to all who contributed

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of Washington-Wilkes Elementary School, I would like to extend our appreciation to several local community businesses and their representatives that came out to our first annual Career Day. More...

Obituaries

Richard George Seely

Richard George Seely, 71, of Washington, died April 28, 2006, at his residence. No services are planned. More...

Annie Marilyn Young

Funeral services for Annie Marilyn Young, 58, of Washington, were held Thursday, April 27, at Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Pastor A.J. Richardson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

James Samuel Daniels

Funeral services for James Samuel Daniels, 57, of Tignall, were held Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Michael W. Gresham officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died April 25 at his home. More...

Worship

Bible Bowl an important part of Wilkes Sunday School Union

In May 1889, the adult Sunday School teacher at New Ford Baptist Church, G.B. Blakey, was inspired to suggest that the Elbert, Lincoln, and Wilkes County Sunday School Union be established. Impressed with the idea, the Pastor of Gibson Grove, Rev. More...