June 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying will open June 26 for Board of Education seats

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

County commission announces 2006-2007 budget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners announced the county's 2006-2007 budget figures for the first time, made a number of appointments to local boards and committees, and raised the rates for solid waste disposal during its regular meeting held l More...

Cullars Jr. arrested on cocaine, other charges

Nathaniel Cullars Jr., 31, of Valley Circle in Wilkes County, was arrested for trafficking in cocaine last week after a traffic stop in Washington. He is being held in the Wilkes County jail on $256,000 bond. More...

City Attorney Rep. Barry Fleming presented with Champion of Georgia Cities Award' at meeting

Washington's City Attorney, State Representative Barry Fleming, was presented a 2006 "Champion of Georgia's Cities Award" from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) at the Washington City Council meeting Monday night. 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

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

We must always remember these

Approximately 1,700 bikers plus their support crews will More...

Opinions

Book Review

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT Choosing not to write a biog raphy of Shakespeare, of More...

Vox Pop

President Bush is pushing for a national ban on gay marriage and critics say More...

'Verify before you buy,' says Oxendine of drug plan scam

Insurance Commissioner John W. More...

Obituaries

James Edward Danner Jr.

Funeral services for James Edward Danner Jr., 69, of Ashley Avenue, Washington, were held Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Quinn, Rev. Joe Glaze, and Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. More...

Betty Jean Davis Norman

Funeral services for Betty Jean Davis Norman, 58, of Washington were held Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Norman Williams officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Carl W. Mathis

Graveside services for Carl W. Mathis, 87, of Oxford, were held Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Carters Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rayle, with Rev. Clarence Cannon officiating. He died Monday, June 5. More...

Personalities

Pet of the week

Tivilo is a small seven-month-old mixed Toy Fox Terrier. She is white with some brown, and a lovable little dog. More...

Bowers descendants enjoy annual reunion festivities

The descendants of J. E. and Lenna Dodd Bowers held their annual reunion during the weekend. More...

WHC residents treated to mini-concert

Charlie Coker (left) and Miss Lillie Wall as well as many other Wilkes More...

City recreation facilities bring words between city council members, Mayor

Despite Mayor Willie Burns' caution about clearing items for discussion beforehand, council members challenged the mayor over issues decided in past meetings - and one council member brought his own cheering section to Monday night's June meeting of More...

French watercolorist paints Washington

Gerard Viret, a retired architect and now full-time watercolorist with permanent exhibitions in Japan and France, has been painting the quaint sights of Washington this week. More...

Metasville crash injures three

Georgia Southern University student Stephen Broome and two teen girls were injured when Broome's Chevrolet truck went off Metasville Road Monday afternoon and crashed into a creek bank. Broome was taken to Athens Regional with a broken leg. More...

New Ford sets veterans' forum Wed. June 21

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that an employee took home electronic data from the VA, which he was not authorized to do. The employee's home was burglarized and the data was stolen. More...

'Celebs' bag groceries for fireworks

Washington-Wilkes Elementary School principal Wanda Jenkins and Tiger Band leader Ryan Dukes were two of several local 'celebrities' who put their grocery bagging skills (more or less) to work at Bi-Lo Saturday to raise funds for Washington's annual More...

News

Optimists hear about 'Classic City High'

Wilkes County native Dan Hunter was the guest speaker at this month's regular meeting of the Washington Optimist Club. Hunter, academic coordinator for Athens' Classic City Performance Learning Center, is the son of Gail and David Hunter. More...

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...

Keisha Williams is recipient of Rosa Warthen scholarship

Keisha R. Williams from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church received the Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship Certificate valued at $100 at the annual Reese J. Booker Scholarship Committee annual memorial service Sunday, May 28. More...

Letters

Very humane experiences' also recalled

TO THE EDITOR: I enjoyed the tone and substance of the articles submitted by Arthur W. Danner. However I understand your position as editor and publisher of your fine paper. More...

Sports

Annual baseball alumni ball game planned for Friday, June 16, 7 p.m.

On the heels of the successful first-ever basketball alumni game held late last month comes the old favorite baseball alumni game which pits Washington-Wilkes Tigers of the long and recent past against the young athletes that will carry the torch for More...

Worship

Smyrna Methodist Church set to hear Christian concert Sun.

Saundra Powell Willis of Columbia, S.C., will present a concert at the Smyrna United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 18, at 6 p.m. More...

Special Fathers Day program set for Sun. at Church of God

JD and Angie Woodside will present a Fathers Day special at the Washington Church of God located at 1365 Tignall Road on Sunday, June 18. More...

Sardis Baptist Church sets 'Arctic Edge' VBS for June 25-30, 7 p.m.

Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle will award prizes each night and an extra gift to those who bring guests to Vacation Bible School at the church June 25-30, 7-9 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

Tickets are being sold for a chance to win a 1998 Jeep Grand More...