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A woman in San Antonio, Texas was searching for a certain brand of fashionable shoes. She searched in the way that most of America does now - she Google-searched the brand, "Rapunzel! Rapunzel!" on the internet. More...

Help make Fourth of July fireworks possible with 'Celebrity Baggers' at Bi-Lo Saturday

If you don't mind a few unskilled workers bagging your groceries Saturday, you can help make Washington's famous July 4th fireworks possible. More...

Qualifying to open for Board seats for District 1, District 2

Qualifying for non-partisan candidates for two Wilkes County Board of Education seats will be open during the week of June 26. More...

Drug hotline brings tips right to Chief

In a small town, it's tough to tell the police when your neighbors are doing something illegal. More...

Special Sections

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Web advertising pays off Texas style

am McCarty and Angie Strother of the Bee South More...

Poker Run appreciated by family

TO THE EDITOR: Thomas "Stump" Bunch and his family would like to express sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the Stars and Bars Motorcycle Riders poker run and fund-raising events on May 6. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles

Reviewed by: PEGGY BARNETT One of the pleasures of read ing fiction is meeting the More...

Vox Pop

Domestic surveillance continues to be in the news with reports last month of "massive monitoring" of domestic telephone calls while the Bush administration claims that too much scrutiny of its security procedures undermines the war on terrorism. Do you th

"No, I don't think they should be monitored, and yes, I do think they should have a warrant." CRYSTAL BRANTLEY Quiet Oaks Nursing Home More...

Sports

KFEs provide perfect opportunity to introduce children, grandchildren to benefits of fishing

Looking for a way to spend more time with your child or grandchild? Introduce them to fishing. More...

Bream fishing is good all over; here are tips to get you started

Many anglers will tell you that the first fish they ever caught was a bream - making it a good bet that if you teach someone to fish, that may be the first thing they catch. More...

Wilkes runners complete Peachtree Jr.

Wilkes runners complete Peachtree Jr. Wilkes County runners Ryan Pritchett (l) and Mason Jones participated Saturday in the Peachtree Jr. Road Race held in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. More...

Worship

Vacation Bible School starts June 18th at First Methodist

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, will begin Sunday, June 18, and continue through Thursday, June 22. More...

Personalities

Tells club of plans for roadways

George Brewer (left) of the Georgia Department of Transportation spoke to the Rotary Club of Washington and outlined the status of many of the state's current and future roadways including several located in Wilkes County. More...

Blue's Box

FOUND: Female White German Shepherd. Had on collar. Found on Lexington Avenue. More...

Pet of the week

Nunnie is a big lovable male tiger cat. He's almost too big for his cage and needs a loving home. More...

Jane Echols chosen as new nursing director at Wills Memorial Hospital

"It's good to be home." Wills Memorial Hospital's new Director of Nursing, Jane Echols, is a hometown Wilkes County nurse who's glad not to be commuting to Augusta every day for the first time in 20 years. More...

Lights + horn = street legal golf cart

Transportation visionary Scott Lewis wheels around The Square Saturday in his golf cart, newly legalized for street use. "I talked to Theodosia at the Police Department, and we figured out what it needed to be street legal," he said. More...

Shopping for jewelry at Market Day

Jewelry artist Lisa Ruffin of Elberton shows her hand-made jewelry to shoppers Saturday afternoon at June's Market Day on The Square. More...

News

State-wide CRCT test scores released Monday

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox released statewide scores for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests Monday, calling it the beginning of a new era for Georgia's public schools. More...

'Dig History' archeology camp set for Hickory Hill in Thomson

Time's a Wastin'. It's almost time for the first Dig History Camp at Hickory Hill to begin (June 12), so you need to get your registration in right away. More...

Keyara wins a new McBike

Keyara Johnson, 8, is all smiles as she holds the special Dr. Pepper bicycle and helmet she won Monday. More...

Letters

We have failed to develop our economy, society

TO THE EDITOR: During the early part of the twentieth century, our national government commissioned the Swedish sociologist, Gunnar Mydral, to critique American society. In the resulting seminal study entitled More...

Satefy Camp teaches lessons to more than 100 young people

TO THE EDITOR: One hundred fourteen Wilkes and Lincoln County children ages 6-11 participated in the Farm Safety Camp on Tuesday, May 23. More...

Thanks to Boyd for resting stools at animal shelter

TO THE EDITOR: Hi. The Shelter director is busy right now. (What is that woman's name?) More...

Obituaries

Lila Mae Quinn Hunter

Funeral services for Lila Mae Quinn Hunter, 83, of Washington were held Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Gibson Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Dennis Joe Quinn officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Monday, May 29. More...

Dorothy Rozella Armour Harrison

Funeral services for Dorothy Rozella Armour Harrison, 81, of Tignall were held Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church with Rev. Marvin Mason and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Ann Boatwright Corbett

Funeral services for Ann Boatwright Corbett, 67, of Sardis Road, Rayle, will be held Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the Beaverdam Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Allen Danner and Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. More...