June 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

TV's Alton Brown visits Washington-Wilkes, gets 'Good Eats' at Phil's The Biscuit Place

When a popular Food Network host rolled into Washington looking for honest American Mom-and-Pop road food, he went straight to Phil Tanner's now-famous The Biscuit Place. More...

UGA economist studies conflict between rural Ga. land owners

People touting the value of land will often say, "They're not making any more of it." Because "they" really aren't making more land, a University of Georgia economist wants to place values on rural lands that he says are in a tug-of-war between rural More...

Big bills only, Sam

Fireworks czar Donna Hardy strongarms a contribution out of County Commission Chairman Sam Moore at last year's Fourth of July Fireworks celebration. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Parade is on again - for the 9th time

The Ninth annual Indepen dence Day Parade will get More...

Opinions

Congress: Get a handle on federal spending

Many folks in Georgia are concerned about runaway spending in the federal government. We must get spending under control. We need a balanced Federal budget. I was proud to be in Congress when we balanced the budget for the first time in 30 years. More...

Book Review

Blue Shoes and Happiness

Reviewed by ANITA LATIMER Fans of the No.1 Ladies Detec More...

Vox Pop

As we celebrate Independence Day on this 230th anniversary of our country's More...

Obituaries

Louise Ivie Deas

Graveside services for Louise Ivie Deas, 93, of Washington were held Monday, June 26, 2006, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. She died Saturday, June 24, in Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. More...

Dorothy Stripling Dunford

Graveside services for Dorothy Stripling Dunford, 88, of Lincolnton, formerly of Washington, were held Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. and Rev. Dan Rosser officiating. More...

Robert Henry Wilson

Funeral services for Robert Henry (Buddy) Wilson of Thomson were held Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, Thomson, with Rev. Larron Pilgrim officiating. Graveside services followed at 4 p.m. More...

Personalities

Mulberry Young Adult Choir celebrates 2nd anniversary

The Mulberry Baptist Church Young Adult Choir celebrated its second anniversary Sunday, June 25, with Ida Teasley serving as the mistress of ceremonies. More...

Pet of the week

Ab is a handsome Pointer-mix. He's even-tempered and friendly. He would be a good pet and he's vaccinated and neutered. More...

W-WHS Class of 1961 celebrates 45th reunion on June 3

The Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l961 celebrated its 45th year reunion on Saturday evening, June 3, at the home of class member Phyllis Rhodes Drake, and her husband, Chan Drake, on the Thomson Road. More...

State watering restriction still in place despite rains, local cops must enforce it

Even with the recent rain, an ongoing drought in Georgia has caused the state to restrict outdoor water use, and local authorities say that they will have to enforce the evenodd watering restrictions here in Washington. More...

Early voting open for primary, advance voting begins July 10

There's still time to vote early in the July 18 General Primary Election for those with a special reason to vote early, and advance voting begins for everyone July 10. More...

Area bikers to 'Support Your Local Sheriff: Ride for Gary'

Local motorcycle riders and law officers will be out in force to see the Georgia Sheriffs' new custom bike dedicated to Wilkes County Sheriff Gary Rogers at a fund raiser called "Support your Local Sheriff - Ride for Gary." More...

Watermelon Waddle Fun Run and Walk set for Saturday, August 12 at historic Thomson Depot

Did the summer swimsuit season sneak up on you? Well, it's never too late to do something about that unsightly cellulite. The public is invited to Thomson to "Waddle Your Way to Fitness." More...

Auxiliary volunteers donate hospital equipment

The volunteers of the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have donated new equipment for the hospital's use. More...

News

Angel Flight provides valuable service

Mack Secord (left), a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and member of the Georgia Angel Flight Program, talked to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 27. More...

Wilkes Co. students picked for Salvation Army summer camp

Nine Wilkes County students were selected to attend the annual Salvation Army Summer Camp held June 19-24. More...

Free legal services available Tuesday at Mary Willis Library

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

Letters

Weekend brings benefits

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to applaud Donna Hardy, the Chamber of Commerce, city officials and all of the volunteers who helped welcome BRAG to Washington. More...

Sports

Sunny days predicted for Martin Invitational this weekend

Expecting about 70-80 players to participate in the 79th annual Amos Martin Invitational golf tournament this weekend, the WashingtonWilkes Country Club had already signed up about 50 early in the week and is expecting a surge of local players to add More...

Little League Champions

THE TIGERS placed first in Girls Little League Softball. More...

Three Little League All-Star teams set to begin tournament games

All-Star teams representing the Washington-Wilkes Little League girls softball, monor league, and major league have begun practice and will compete in area, district, and state tournaments beginning as early as this weekend. More...

Worship

Jesus is precious

One day I overheard these people calling their little dog "Precious." More...

Baldwins to present Dvorak's 'Biblical Songs' Sunday July 9

Joseph Baldwin, baritone, and Laura Baldwin, pianist-accompanist, will present a concert of "Biblical Songs" by Antonin Dvorak at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. More...

First Baptist Church sets special patriotic service

The First Baptist Church of Washington will have a special patriotic service during the morning worship service on Sunday, July 2. More...

Don't Forget

True Light Church will have revival services July 12, 13, and More...