May 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

McDonald's hopes to open next Thursday

Just hang on a little while longer, McDonalds fans. If everything works out right, a week from today we can all get our MickyD's fix. More...

Get your kicks at the Cruise-In

Buzzy Turner fires up his 1967 Jaguar XKE and gives fellow Jag owner Carolyn McGaughey an unmuffled earful. More...

Don't let 'Fatal Contact' flu movie scare you, EMA director says, 'It's just a movie -fiction'

Don't let a recent TV movie about bird flu in America scare you, says Alan Poss, Wilkes County Emergency Management Agency director. More...

Auditions for Childrens Playhouse set for Sat. May 27, Tues. May 30

Auditions for the annual Children's Playhouse sponsored by the Washington Little Theater Company will be held Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., at The Playhouse on North Alexander Avenue. More...

Pet of the week

This Labrador mix is a sweet mama dog. She is an even-tempered good family dog, spayed and vaccinated. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Hillary on CBS Tuesday

The old "Apple Gin" (red barn) just before you get to Rayle More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Do you think it is fair for high school seniors to have to pass a graduation test even after they have already passed all the required course units? Why? More...

The NewsReporter

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Book Review

March

If you read Little Women, you have already met the protagonist More...

Sports

Tigers come back from opening loss but fall in close game three of playoffs

After a rocky start and a sweet comeback, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers baseball team suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Region 8-A champion Prince Avenue Christian in the first round of state playoffs last weekend. More...

Stars to return for alumni game May 27

The first-ever Washington-Wilkes Tiger Basketball Alumni Game will put some of the all-time greats against the Tiger 2006-2007 varsity Saturday, May 27. More...

Keen is state champ; Lady Bucs finish fifth

Briarwood Academy eighth grader Lizzie Keen captured the only state championship title for Briarwood Academy at the GISA AA state track meet held at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany. More...

Don't Forget

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Sunday, May 28, 2:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Board of Education gets good grad news; six more seniors get to graduate with class

Monday night's regular meeting of the Wilkes County Board of Education brought good news on high school graduation for this year and next. More...

Lightning fire claims Red Barn; sold apples and cider for years

A lightning strike in the wee hours Sunday morning started a fire that destroyed The Red Barn, for years an apple-and-apple-cider landmark along the Athens Highway in the Celeste community. More...

City Council votes not to rezone property

The Washington Mayor and City Council met Thursday afternoon at city hall to hear from the public concerning a proposed zoning change of a lot adjacent to the Edward B. Pope Community Center. More...

Short meeting yields little action by county; sheriff reports traffic slowed due to radar use

The shortest meeting on record of the Wilkes County Commissioners was finished in just 13 minutes last Thursday, May 11, with practically no action taken although reports from various departments and agencies were heard. More...

Mildred Peeler receives state achievement award

Wilkes County Clerk of Superior Court Mildred Peeler was the inaugural recipient of the CLAT achievement award given by the Superior Court Clerks' Association of Georgia (SCCAG). The presentation was made during ceremonies held April 24 on St. More...

Having a moment at the Cruise-In

Visiting Washington from LeTremblay Sur Mauldre, France, Helene and Jean-Marie Mutschler-Clor pause for ice cream at Saturday's Spring Cruise-In on The Square. More...

FBC VBS will have 'Arctic Edge' theme

The First Baptist Church of Washington will have Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, June 5-9, from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. More...

News

W-W blood drive set for today from 2 to 7 p.m. at Pope Center

The Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive sponsored by Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Shepeard Community Blood Center, Augusta, will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 2 until 7 p.m., at the Edward B. Pope Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Watershed Assoc. to host float down Broad River to view lily

The Broad River Watershed Association will host a canoe float on Saturday, May 20, to view the rare shoal lily along the lower section of the Broad River between Highway 17 and Highway 79, at the mouth of Clark Hill Lake. More...

Resource Fair held at W-WPS

A visiting parent talks with Polly Fievet (right) of the Adult Learning Center during the recent Parent Recource Fair held at Washington-Wilkes Primary School. More...

Letters

Noisy dogs, ugly cars must go

TO THE EDITOR: It has become quite apparent that there are some [people] in the city of Washington that are hell bent on dragging the city's African-American communities down into the bottom of the barrel where they live and turn all the neighborhoo More...

Community support appreciated

TO THE EDITOR: The Friends of the Mary Willis Library has had a flurry of activities this spring. We would like to thank More...

Could excess speed add to tax revenue? Limit should be 65

TO THE EDITOR: I recommend that the state should reduce the speed limit on interstates from 70 mph to 65 mph and let the troopers start enforcing the law on I-20. Now, if you are going 70 mph, you are the slowest person out there. More...

Obituaries

Carroll A. Chafin

Graveside services for Carroll A. (Donny) Chafin, 80, of Augusta, were held Sunday, May 14, 2006, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, Washington, with Rev. Kathy Lamon officiating. More...

Personalities

Mrs. Pecola Bradley honored at 80th birthday celebration

Mrs. Pecola Bradley was honored on her 80th birthday at a celebration at The Zealia Center in Capitol Heights, Md., Sunday, April 23. Her birthday was April 26. More...

Cary E. Callaway receives degree from UGA May 13

Cary Edward Callaway graduated from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in commencement exercises Saturday, May 13, at 12 o'clock noon in Hodgson Concert Hall on the UGA campus. More...

Mrs. Jay Durham entertained at brunch, baby shower May 13

Mrs. Jay Durham was entertained at a morning brunch and baby shower on Saturday, May 13, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Lindsey. More...