July 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

No more Frosties

After months of rumors and irregular service, the local Wendy's restaurant was closed last Sunday while other restaurants in the area thrive. But the closing of one franchise opens the door for something even better. More...

Driving under the influence tops the hit parade in June's law enforcement activity round-up

Driving under the influence of alcohol, as it often does, leads the June roundup of arrests in Wilkes County. 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...

Industrial Blvd. accident injures two Two people were transported to Wills Memorial Hospital last Wednesday after Chevrolet Corsica in which they were riding spun off Industrial Boulevard and into a line of trees. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

He knew the dinosaurs

Lcars Like his dad, 31/2-year-old Garston Townsend More...

Opinions

Let Your Light So Shine

Benjamin Franklin wanted street lighting in his hometown, but rather than trying to convince the town More...

Book Review

The Year of Magical Thinking

I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this book. It is an account of Joan Didion's husband's fatal heart attack More...

Vox Pop

If you could do one thing to improve the quality of life in Wilkes County, what More...

Don't Forget

The Washington City Council will meet Monday, July 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Edward B. Pope Community Center on Lexington Avenue. More...

Level One drought continues, EPD says; water use restrictions continue in Wilkes

The director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has declared a level one drought across the state which will require all Georgians to follow a more stringent outdoor water use schedule. More...

Saturday's 'Thunder over Thurmond' to bring fireworks, fun to Clarks Hill

All eyes will be on the sky as "Thunder Over Thurmond's" fireworks extravaganza gets underway at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. More...

Rotarians begin new year with new leadership

The District's Small Club of the Year welcomed a new president and heard heartfelt departing remarks from its outgoing leader as the Washington Rotary Club installed new leadership at the beginning of the new club year. Also, Dr. Marvin R. More...

Volunteer drivers needed to help local folks get on the 'Road to Recovery' from cancer

The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is having trouble staying on course in Wilkes County. More...

Using funds derived from the Nancy C. More...

News

Advance voting begins Monday for July 18 local primary election

Advance voting for the July 18 General Primary Election begins Monday, July 10 and runs through Friday July 14. More...

Free legal services available July 11 at Wilkes Senior Center

Staff members with the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...

New toll-free number offers statewide connection for help

Effective July 1, the State of Georgia will have a single toll-free phone number that people can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week , and be connected to local services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. More...

Letters

Options available for affordable health insurance

Dear Savvy Senior Can you help me locate affordable More...

Bills will help with health care crisis

TO THE EDITOR: The National Association of Independent Businesses (NFIB) estimates that small business owners and their employees make up more than half of the 45 million Americans More...

Worship

FBC Sunday school classes enjoy fellowship

The Vannie Spratlin and T.E.L. Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church enjoyed a fellowship on Tuesday, June 20, given by Jo Randall at her home on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Personalities

Blackmons return from trip to North Carolina, family reunions

Guests of Steve and Eleanor Blackmon for the Fourth of July celebration in Washington were Myra Blackmon and Tom Holland of Athens and his daughter and sons, Kimberly Bolton, Zachery and Trevor, of Jacksonville, Fla. More...

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles Newbern renew wedding vows on June 18

Lieutenant Colonel U. S. Army (Ret.) and Mrs. Charles E. Newbern of Raleigh, N.C., joyously renewed their wedding vows on the occasion of their golden anniversary on June 18, in a lovely garden ceremony at the home of their youngest daughter, Mrs. More...

New Beginnings

Jack Harvey Durham Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Jay) Bethea Durham of Washington announce the birth of their son, Jack Harvey Durham, on Tuesday, June 27, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Jack weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...