May 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Michael Horgan runs for House seat held by Mickey Channell

Washington attorney Michael Horgan has announced that he will run for the State House of Representatives seat now held by Mickey Channell with a campaign that will focus on economic development, ethics, rural hospitals and the delivery rural health c More...

Development officials look at Wilkes industrial options

State economic development officials and Wilkes County's state senator met with city, county, and business leaders Tuesday to look at options and possibilities involving the soon-to-close Hexcel plant and other industrial properties available in the More...

Forester, ranger get award for service in disaster prep team

Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) Forester Keith Murphy and District Ranger Mark Munns of the Washington District have earned a prestigious state award for serving on a special Incident Management Team. More...

GSP troop records 14 Wilkes crashes for month of April

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 14 traffic crashes during the month of April in Wilkes County. More...

WMH Health Fair set Saturday; health screenings available

The annual Wills Memorial Hospital Health Fair will be held Saturday, May 13, on the lawn between the hospital and the Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) building. The fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Cancer Relief Fund gets help

To offset the growing cost of gas to transport Wilkes County cancer patients to their treatments, Farmers and Merchants Bank vice president Mary Donna Lunceford (l) presents a check to Bunny Gunby for the Cancer Relief Fund on behalf of the bank. More...

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A nice place to be incarcerated

D r. Marcia Delany of Wash ington-Wilkes, and her More...

Opinions

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Book Review

The Good Wife By STEWART O'NAN

It is not easy to find a contempo rary novel that isn't depressing More...

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Obituaries

Cynthia Belle Shoemaker

Funeral services for Cynthia Belle Shoemaker, 89, of Tignall will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006, at 3 p.m., at the Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. More...

Seaborn Thomas Callaway Jr.

Graveside services for Seaborn Thomas (S.T.) Callaway Jr., 86, of Washington, will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006, at 11 a.m., in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Fannie Mat Walton Clark

Funeral services for Fannie Mat Walton Clark, 79, of Tignall were held Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the New Ford Baptist Church, Tignall, with Rev. James White officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

First wedding at Holly Court Inn

The wedding of Jennifer Smith (right), a bride from Atlanta, was the first wedding held at Holly Court Inn in Washington. Genevieve Coe (center) of Washington and her harp teacher, Vonda Darr (left) of Augusta, provided harp music for the wedding. More...

French visitors guests of honor at dessert party May 7

A dessert party honoring Heline and Jean-Marie Mutschler-Clor from LeTremblay Sur Manldra, France, was enjoyed Sunday, May 7, at the home of hosts, Louise and Ross Maynard, on the North ByPass East. More...

Wesley D. Pope treated to third birthday cookout

Wesley Duncan Pope, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pope III, celebrated his third birthday at a cookout at his home on Water Street Saturday, April 15. His birthday was April 21. More...

Council, mayor contend over Mayfest traffic, support

The annual Mayfest block party was the main topic of contention at Monday night's regular May meet More...

Drag races, graduations, Mayfest bring heavy traffic, enforcement

A weekend full of activities that packed northeast Georgia roads brought Georgia State Patrol troopers out in force to set up license and DUI checkpoints in Wilkes and surrounding counties Saturday afternoon. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life nears fund raising goals; all-night walk raises nearly $35,000 for cancer

After Friday night's third annual Wilkes County Relay for Life, all the hard work and planning has brought the cancer fund-raiser within sight of its goal. More...

Briarwood commencement to be held May 15

Joseph Brian Baldwin of Washington Wilkes will be honored as salutatorian of the Briarwood Academy Class of 2006 during commencement exercises to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15. He is the son of Joann and Brian Baldwin of Washington-Wilkes. More...

New leaders finish course

Fourteen young people graduated from the year-long Youth Leadership Wilkes program which instructed and trained them in leadership techniques and skills ranging from public speaking to project development. More...

Published poets

Some 14 second-graders at Washington-Wilkes Primary School had their poems selected to be featured in a book, "Celebrating Poetry." Included in the book will be poems by (front, l-r) KeMaya Curry, Cody McLeroy, Cole Howard, Morgan Scott, Levi Scott, More...

News

Booker scholarship committee plans fundraising program

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Committee will have its annual fund-raising program in memory of Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen on May 28. More...

FBC kids set musical King of the Jungle' Sunday eve, May 21

The children's choirs of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will present the musical, "King of the Jungle," Sunday evening, May 21, at 7 p.m., at the church. More...

Lions Club raises more than $900 for White Cane drive

The Washington Lions Club raised $910.00 in the community on Saturday, April 29, for the annual Lions White Cane drive, according to an announcement by Lions President Mary Hubbard. More...

Sports

Alumni game set for Sat., May 27

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

Tigers to face Prince Avenue in playoffs Fri.

After more than a week of rest, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team will get back in gear as it enters the first round of the Georgia state playoffs for Class A this Friday. More...

NBA students enjoy exhibition game at Primary School May 4

Washington-Wilkes Primary School NBA (Never Been Absent) students enjoyed their exihibition game last Thursday, May 4. More...

Worship

Homecoming set at Carters Grove Baptist for Sunday, May 21

Carters Grove Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, May 21. More...

Special day set at Church of Christ

Washington Mayor Willie Burns (center) signs a proclamation declaring Sunday, May 14, Church of Christ Day in Washington-Wilkes. More...

Tent Crusade set for June 4-9; prayer meeting to be held Tue.

The Good Ole Summertime Tent Crusade/Revival IX will be held June 4-9, once again at the junction of the Sandtown Road and Georgia Highway 17 (on the south side of Tignall). More...

Don't Forget

Friends of the Mary Willis Library will meet May 11, 3 p.m., in the library meeting room. The speaker will be Craig Amason, Executive Director of the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation Inc. More...