June 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

New directions to football games

Most opponents Washington-Wilkes probably already know where they were when they came to town to play the mighty Tigers. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

The call of the wild was new technology

A ndrew Jackson, principal of Washington-Wilkes Com More...

Opinions

A call for appropriateness

When the son of Washington City Councilman Nathaniel Cullars was arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking earlier this month, the case was immediately turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the District Attorney's office for inve More...

Ending terrorism requires continued commitment

Last week, the world watched as our Commander-in-Chief paid a surprise visit to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki. More...

Book Review

One Man's Castle

Reviewed by PEGGY BARNETT One Man's Castle was not on the bestseller list in 2004 More...

Worship

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...

'Seek treasure' at Independence UMC VBS set June 25-30

Independence United Methodist Church, Tignall, will have Vacation Bible School June 25-30, using as a theme, "Adventure of the Treasure Seekers." More...

Independence Day parade set for 8 a.m. behind Courthouse

This year's Independence Day parade, as usual, will leave from Fort Washington Park (behind the courthouse) at 8:00 a.m. on July 4. People, kids on bikes or in wagons or strollers, and pets on leashes are invited to join the walking parade. More...

Don't Forget

Shiloh Lodge #63 F&AM (PHA) will have its annual St. More...

Landowners join forces to move pipeline away from CSRA region

Landowners from three counties met this week to formally organize their opposition to the Elba III natural gas pipeline that Southern Natural Gas says it plans to build through Wilkes, Elbert, McDuffie, and other counties. More...

Board of Education takes next steps toward new school groundbreaking

The Wilkes County Board of Education, in its regular June meeting Thursday night, June 15, took further action on the next steps toward breaking ground on the new high school complex by this summer. More...

August's Wilkes Grand Jury to hear Cullars cocaine case

District Attorney Dennis Sanders said that accused cocaine dealer Nathaniel Cullars Jr. is expected to be indicted by a Wilkes County Grand Jury in August on charges of trafficking in cocaine. More...

News

Molly Newsome sees D.C. sights as GEMC Youth Tour participant

Molly Newsome, a rising senior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, participated in the Washington (D.C.) Youth Tour June 8-15. More...

Civil War Round Table looks at life on Confederate home front

At the Monday, June 26, meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Washington, Karel Lea Biggs of Clarksville, Tennessee, will speak on "Making Do on the Confederate Homefront.: More...

Rotary greets new Farmers Market couple

Washington Rotary Club member Skeet Willingham welcomed Katherine and Bradley Barber as guest speakers at last week's meeting. The Barbers told about their adventures in agritourism, opening the new Farmers Market in Washington. More...

Letters

No apology needed for things in the past; time to look ahead

TO THE EDITOR: I am very sorry that Arthur Danner had to walk to school in the rain and in cold weather. My daddy and granddaddy also did that. More...

THANK YOU

All the loving support my family and I received from so many caring people during Lois' illness and death was so overwhelming it is impossible to name everything that was done. More...

Sports

Excitement is back at the Indianapolis 500

I've had numerous e-mails and letters from readers about this year's Indianapolis 500. The event did exactly what was needed for Indy car racing in bringing back the excitement two years in a row! More...

Top sports fans will know the answers to this quiz

1. Which major-league team holds the record for most home runs in a season? More...

Personalities

Jacob Newsome guest of honor at birthday cookout

Jacob Newsome, son of Robbie and Rhonda Newsome, celebrated his third birthday with a cookout at his home on May 20. His birthday was May 21. More...

Westley Bufford celebrates fourth birthday June 6

Westley Bufford, son of Chris Bufford of Tignall, was four years old on June 6 and was treated to a birthday party by his father and sister, Hannah, at Chuck E Cheese in Augusta several days before on June 3. More...

Rebecca Shane Barnett weds Nicholas Lamar Gaines May 20

Rebecca Shane Newsome Barnett and Nicholas Lamar Gaines of Winterville exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, May 20, at six-thirty o'clock in the evening in the Grand Ballroom of Commerce Civic Center in Commerce. Rev. Kelby L. More...