May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bringing broadband to rural Ga. is goal of state funding program

Saying that "broadband is the dial tone of the 21st Century," Governor Sonny Perdue announced this week the availability of funding to assist local communities to establish wireless broadband networks through the. More...

Farm kids gather to learn safe farm practices at annual Wilkes-Lincoln farm safety camp

Scores of farm kids from all over Wilkes and Lincoln counties attended the all-day Farm Safety Camp Tuesday at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington. More...

Writing is Fun and Prosperous' is theme of Reese J. Booker Scholarship service

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Committee will have its annual fund-raising and memorial service in memory of Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen on Sunday, May 28, 6 p.m., at the Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church on Lexington Avenue, Washington. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Gone are the curls

R osemary Hopkins is getting excited (and I am, too) about More...

Opinions

Book Review

Philosophy Made Simple

You will like Rudy. He is 60-year-old protagonist Philosophy Mad Simple. More...

Letters

Soldier reflects on the cost of Iraq war

Dear Friends and Family, I was prompted to write today by tragedy, but I wanted to mention all the good things since it had been so long since my last update. The 2506th lost two men a couple of days ago. More...

Canadian women overwhelmed by Washington folks' welcome

When we, a group of women from The Potter's House Community Church in Westbank, British Columbia arrived in Washington, Georgia we were overwhelmed at the outpouring of love that was shown to us. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Hattie Wilkinson Funeral services for Hattie Wilkinson, 96, were held Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the Twin Oak Baptist Church, Washington, with Pastor Charlie Maddox officiating. Burial was in the Black Rock AME Church Cemetery, Tignall. More...

Worship

Fountain Campground to hold annual Campmeeting

It's Campmeeting time again Fountain Campground. This year promises to be another wonderful spiritual experience. Campmeeting will kick off with a barbecue chicken supper and gospel sing Saturday, June 3. More...

Don't Forget

There will be a reunion of the B&B Plant on June 24, at the old plant, at 3 p.m. Persons interested in being a part of the reunion should contact Helen at 706-6783326, or Karen at 706-285-2898, by May 31. Each person is asked to make a $10 donation. More...

Visitor center reps to visit; will 'sell' Wilkes to millions

Some unusually influential ladies will be visiting town next week. More...

McDonald's reopens, normal life resumes

As soon as Washington's newly rebuilt McDonald's restaurant reopened early Wednesday morning, the regular morning coffee crowd made a beeline for their usual places. More...

Nickels, Brooke offer advice for new W-WCHS graduates

Some 92 Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School seniors walked into Tiger Stadium Friday night and walked out high school graduates, to the proud applause of family, friends, and classmates. More...

Washington Rotary Club holds annual awards night ceremony

Members of the Washington Rotary Club held their annual Rotary Night awards ceremony Thursday night, saluting their Rotarian of the Year and honoring the efforts and achievements of all their members. More...

Good Old Summertime Tent Crusade revival set for June 4-8 at Hwy 17 and Sandtown Rd.

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

News

Tells of Summer Drama Camp

Nora Dukes, President of the Washington Little Theater Company and director of the Summer Drama Camp, spoke to the Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 23. More...

GLSP to offer free legal help

Members of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Legal help available at Mary Willis Library on Tuesday, June 6

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) provides free legal help to low-income people with civil (non-criminal) legal problems. More...

Sports

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...

Tigers take eighth place in state at track meet held in Jefferson

The Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Boys Track Team finished in eighth place at the state track meet held earlier this month in Jefferson, Georgia. The following student athletes represented the Tigers in the meet. More...

Annual baseball camp starts Tue. for players 6-13

The W-W Tiger baseball coaching staff and players will be having their annual baseball camp beginning Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 2, from 9 a.m. until noon. More...

Personalities

Touching reunion at W-WPS

During Honors Day at W-W Primary School, kindergarten student Jasmine Clements was reunited with her mother, Teresita Lennard, for the first time in more than a year. More...

Mrs. Jenkins, the Human Hot Dog

As a reward for raising more than $2,000 for the Wilkes County Relay for Life, students at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School got to turn their principal, Wanda Jenkins, into a human hot dog last Friday. More...

FFA members receive awards

Members of the Washington-Wilkes FFA attended the annual State FFA Convention April 27-29 in Macon. Approximately 2,650 FFA members, parents, and advisers attended. More...