June 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Stony Ridge, Skull Shoals bridges to close

This bridge over Kettle Creek on Stony Ridge Road in Wilkes County is closed this week for repairs, and other bridges in the area will be closed later this month. More...

Thomson Highway crash injures one

One man was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle crash south of Aonia on Highway 78. The driver of a white Dodge truck apparently crossed the line and hit a dumptruck, spun and collided with another Dodge truck (at right). More...

Wilkes Co. students 'outstanding' in Ga. high school graduation test

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School recently received the results of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) that were administered across the state during March and according to assistant principal Steve Echols, "Our Class of 2007 d More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Grateful for Wilkes Co. veterans

The front page of Monday's (Memorial Day) Athens Ban More...

Opinions

Book Review

Saving Fish From Drowning

Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT Amy Tan has written seven books, including More...

Vox Pop

School is out for the summer and you're free to do what you want to do until August. What are your plans for the summer? If you could do absolutely anything you wanted to, what would it be? More...

Sports

Tiger baseball players receive awards

At the annual post-season steak cookout for the Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team last week, seven varsity and B-team players were recognized for their contributions to the program during the 2006 season. More...

Yes, he really is that high

Phenomenal talent, good sportsmanship make Alumni Game entertaining for all

Former W-W Tigers, now ASU Jaguar, Tyrekus A.J. Bowman does the alleyoop from teammate Jamaal Binns during last Saturday's first-ever Tiger Alumni Basketball Game. More...

Georgia Crush wins tournament behind play of Barnett, McAvoy

The Georgia Crush baseball team from Royston, Georgia, won its third National Invitational Tournament last weekend in Spartenburg, S.C. The Crush defeated teams from both South Carolina and North Carolina to take the championship. More...

Worship

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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...

County-wide property assessments jump, real estate 'values have just gone up since'

The Wilkes County Tax Assessor's Office has just revalued property all over the county for the first time in seven years, and folks are not thrilled at the jump in the assessed value of their property. More...

Wilkes Board of Education considers gym floor fix, passes expenditures and sets summer schedule

In a called meeting Friday afternoon, the Wilkes County Board of Education discussed repairs to the elementary school gym floor, approved expenditures, and modified the summer work schedule for board employees. More...

WLT Drama Campers to star in two shows this weekend

The Washington Little Theater's Summer Drama Camp culminates this weekend 4 with two performances each of "101 Dalmatians" and "Don't Say 'Macbeth.'" Shows are at the Playhouse at 313-C N. Alexander Avenue on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. More...

Sharon man dies from 20-foot fall Thursday morning

A Sharon man died Thursday as a result of a fall from a trailer at a Wilkes County business. More...

Bi-Lo to host fundraiser for July 4th fireworks

In the annual effort to raise money for Washington's famous July 4th Fireworks Celebration on The Square, Better Hometown Productions and Bi-Lo manager Steve Crandall will again host a fundraising celebrity bagging event on Saturday, June 10. More...

Parole violation, drunk driving lead month's law enforcement activity

Parole violations and charges of driving under the influence of alcohol again led the round up of law enforcement activity in Wilkes County for the month of May. More...

Watson-Brown Foundation helps Little Theater

Lauren Pinson, representing the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees, presents a check to Nora Dukes for repairs to the entrances to the Washington Little Theater Company's Playhouse. More...

News

June is Beef Month in Wilkes, Cattlemen's cook-off planned

Sam Moore, Chairman of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners, has signed a proclamation proclaiming June 2006 as Beef Month in Wilkes County. More...

Authority expresses appreciation

The Wilkes County Hospital Authority met Wednesday, May 24, and presented Anna Norman with a thank you gift for her years of service to the Board. More...

Scholarship open to college students studying history

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation has announced the availability of a scholarship for $1,000 from the Foundation. More...

Letters

Editor accused of playing 'White Supremacy Card'

(Editor's note: Ordinarily, communications between an editor and a guest columnist are kept private but in this case, because it is requested by former News-Reporter columnist Arthur W. Danner, an exception is made. More...

Suggests ethanol plant to occupy a vacant factory

TO THE EDITOR: Would it be feasible for Washington to open up an ethanol plant in one of the factories that is leaving the area? There seems to be plenty of land to grow corn. Just a thought! More...

Memory Lane is grateful for recent Cruise-In success

TO THE EDITOR: The Memory Lane Cruisers would like to thank everyone who made our Cruise-In on The Square a success. Thanks to all the merchants who donated door prizes. Thanks to More...

Obituaries

Lucille Crosby Giltner

Graveside services for Lucille Crosby Giltner, 85, of Chester, S.C., were held Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, S.C., with Rev. Don Simpson officiating. She died Sunday, May 28, at Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Hospital. More...

Anne McCall Rogers

Funeral services for Anne McCall Rogers, 66, of Guyton were held Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in the Chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home in Statesboro, with Rev. Bill Burk officiating. Burial was in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. More...

Jim D. Fuller

Funeral services Jim D. Fuller, 73, of Sharon, were held Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the New Hope CME Church in Sharon with Rev. V. White officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He died Sunday, May 21. More...

Personalities

Kierstyn Winecoff celebrates second birthday on May 11

Kierstyn Winecoff, daughter of Robert and Amy Winecoff of Greer, S.C., celebrated her second birthday on May 11 at the Children's Planet Playground in Greer, S.C. More...

Iris Garden Club enjoys Spring Salad Luncheon on May 9

Merry Oaks, the home of Gail Boyd on North Alexander Avenue, was the scene of the Iris Garden Club Spring Salad Luncheon on Tuesday, May 9. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Landon Bishop of Adairsville visited during the holiday weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bishop. More...