July 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Lion President Mary Hubbard honored for years of service

A record-setting leader in the Washington Lions Club received the highest honor available to members of Lions International, one of the world's largest civic organizations, in a special program Monday evening, July 17. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Why grandparents are nicer

It's good to live in WashingtonWilkes. No. It's great to live in More...

Opinions

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An amazing story

A few days ago on "Dateline" there was an amazing story of a little girl lost in the Arkansas wilderness for about four days. More...

Book Review

Brookland

It is not the Brooklyn Bridge that we are familiar with, a bridge More...

Obituaries

Earlene Davis Kennedy

Graveside services for Earlene Davis Kennedy, 77, of Ashley Avenue, Washington, were held Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Washington Wilkes Memorial Garden, Washington, with Rev. Elton Lawson officiating. More...

Julia Peters Carithers

Funeral services for Julia Peters Carithers, 54, of Mobile Court, Washington, were held Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Palmer officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Charles Allen Echols

Funeral services for Charles Allen Echols, 70, of Bowersville were held Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Strickland Funeral Home Hartwell Chapel, Hartwell, with Rev. Paul Revere and Rev. Connie Mack Bowers officiating. More...

Personalities

Lindsey Hopkins guest of honor at bridal shower held on July 1

PERSONALITIES! More...

Five generations

Five generations of the Lamb family gathered for a picture at their recent reunion in Harlem. Pictured are (seated. l-r) Bessie Ivey Lamb and her daughter, Pat Lamb Grimaud, holding the newest addition to the family, G.W. Walden; and (standing) Mrs. More...

Burgess family gathers for pool, patio cookout July 16

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Burgess were hosts for a family gathering celebrating the visit of their children, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Walker of Lubbock, Tex. More...

All Wilkes schools make AYP, but system doesn't

All Wilkes schools make AYP, but system Just a year after the Georgia Board of Education's Adequate Yearly Progress report gave two of Wilkes County's schools their first passing grade in years, last week's 2006 AYP reports show that, although all fo More...

Board of Education proposes tax increase; first public hearings scheduled for July 27

The Wilkes County Board of Education has scheduled public hearings for a proposed property tax increase made necessary by an ongoing de More...

Howard, Cosby in run-off for District 3 county seat; voting set for August 8

Only about a fifth of Wilkes County voters turned out for Tuesday's general primary election, casting their votes in both statewide and local races, but still forced a runoff in the county's only contested race. More...

County gives Chamber of Commerce the job of growing tourism in Wilkes

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners approved a measure that will allow the WashingtonWilkes Chamber of Commerce to be responsible for decisions made on More...

News

Warns about Chaga's Disease

Dr. James Atwood (left) spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular Tuesday lunch meeting on July 18 and told members of his work at the University of Georgia in the Complex Carbohydrates Research Center. Dr. More...

Civil War Round Table to hear Burton on Confederate artillery

"Wilkes County in the Confederate Artillery" will be the topic of this months Civil War Round Table of Washington meeting scheduled for Monday, July 24, at Watchmaker's Restaurant in the Fitzpatrick Hotel in downtown Washington. More...

Wilkes EMS sponsors EMT-1 training course here in September

The Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), in conjunction with Athens Technical College, seeks to sponsor another EMTI class in Wilkes County beginning in September. More...

Letters

New rating is huge achievement

Think about all the fires in Washington you have read about lately. Can you think of any? Me neither, and we can all thank our wonderful Fire Department, and Chief Poss in particular. More...

ID requirement detriment to voting

TO THE EDITOR: I don't like to complain but publicly I resent the proposed ID voter card that will probably become law in the future. More...

Sports

Five teams will compete for W-WPRD adult softball crown

The Washington-Wilkes Parks & Recreation adult softball regular season ended on Sunday, June 25, but teams are not finished yet. On Saturday, August 5, the five teams will battle each other in an all-day tournament. More...

Truck & Tractor Pull set for July 29 at Aonia

The Wilkes County Young Farmers will hold a Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 29 at their new facility in Aonia. More...

Paper applications are a thing of the past as modernization takes quota hunts online

No longer will you have to search for a paper copy of a deer, turkey, alligator or waterfowl quota hunt application or have to keep up with hard copies of rejection notices from previously applied for hunts. More...

Worship

Fishing Creek Baptist Church sets Homecoming services for Sunday

Fishing Creek Baptist Church will have homecoming service on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. More...

Homecoming and revival set at Bethel beginning July 23

Bethel United Methodist Church at 3684 Scull Shoals Road will have homecoming Sunday, July 23, at 11. a.m. More...

Hall and Moss Will lead music at Ebenezer revival July 23-26

Renee Hall will lead the music and Peyson Moss will play the piano for the Ebenezer Baptist Church's 2006 revival services July 23-26, 7:30 p.m., with a morning service at 11:00 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

Beulah Baptist Church will have a barbecue supper Saturday, More...