August 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Do your duty and vote in Tuesday's run-off

Will Wilkes County voters turn out for Tuesday's run-off? Only a handful of voters in District 3 may decide which candidate - Danny Cosby or John Howard - will get the County Commission seat held by Marshall Sherrer in Tuesday's voting. More...

Check forgery ring arrests lead July law enforcement

The arrest of six members of a check forgery ring leads the July roundup of law enforcement activities in Wilkes County. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Gas thief nabbed after speedy chase

Wilkes County schools get going for another year Fri More...

Opinions

Book Review

Temporary Temples of Beauty

Finding our rightful place and purpose in the world is always More...

Vox Pop

School starts back on Friday, August 4, in Wilkes County. Are you ready or do More...

SUMMER MOVIE REVIEW

SUMMER MOVIE REVIEW By Daniel Newsome Miami Vice 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...

Tigers pose at annual picture day as season approaches

It may have been the earliest picture day on record when the Washington-Wilkes Tigers suited up for local photographer Mercer Harris on Tuesday, August 1. More...

Fall soccer sign-up begins Mon., Aug. 7 at Parks & Rec Dept.

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department registration for fall soccer will begin Monday, August 7. The final deadline for registration will be September 1. There will be no late sign-ups. More...

Don't Forget

Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, will have homecoming More...

Board devising 'exit strategy' to postpone school project

Although the details are still up in the air, the Wilkes County Board of Education is devising "an exit strategy" to stop the planned construction of a new school complex and to minimize the financial impact on the county and the school system. More...

Wilkes County tax hearings see little citizen participation

Only one local resident showed up at last week's hearings on Wilkes County's proposed millage rate for 2006 taxes and when he found out that the actual rate had not increased, he was satisfied, thanked the commissioners, and left. More...

Truck and tractor pulls return to Wilkes

After an absence of decades, the Wilkes County Young Farmerssponsored a very successful truck and tractor pull at the new facility just off the Thomson Highway at Big Cedar Road in the Aonia community. More...

Back to School Blast set for Saturday 2-5 at Parks & Rec field

A special "Back to School Blast" will be held for all WashingtonWilkes children Saturday at the WW Parks and Recreation department's football field. More...

News

Molly Newsome takes second in recent state 4-H Congress

Molly Newsome, Wilkes County 4-H member, competed at State 4H Congress in Atlanta held July 1821. Molly, daughter of Mary and Sparky Newsome, competed as a District 4-H winner in the History Project. More...

Food distribution set Aug. 24 for Wilkes low-income families

The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority Inc. will have a mass food distribution in Wilkes County on August 24. More...

Victory Baptist homecoming services set Sunday, Aug. 13

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County will have homecoming Sunday, August 13. More...

Letters

Community 'pulls together' in support of Rogers

TO THE EDITOR: Isn't it just great to live in a small town? More...

Glad Washington is new home town

TO THE EDITOR: Recently we celebrated our first anniversary living "full time" in Washington, Georgia. This is a wonderful community in so many ways. More...

Patriot Act trades freedoms for sense of security TO THE EDITOR:

Every day our citizens make thousands of contracts for goods, services, or other reasons. Each party to the contract is expected to abide by it. However, there is one contract that seriously affects every citizen and very few pay attention to it. More...

Obituaries

Cory Lynn Slacum

A memorial service celebrating the life of Cory Lynn Slacum, 37, of Dogwood Drive, Washington, will be held Saturday, August 5, 2006, at Fort Washington Park, Washington, at 4 p.m. More...

Roy L. Akins

Funeral services for Roy L. "Bucky" Akins, 75, of Statesboro were held Thursday, July 27, 2006, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, Statesboro. Burial was in Eastside Cemetery. More...

Personalities

New Beginnings

Porter Wright Brown Mr. and Mrs. Justin Cread Brown of Thomson announce the birth of their son, Porter Wright, on Wednesday, July 26, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Porter weighed 8 lbs. 6 ozs. and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Taylor Echols celebrates seventh birthday July 9

Taylor Echols, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Echols, was seven years old on July 9 and was treated to several celebrations. More...

Aubrey Dean Flanigan guest of honor at first birthday party June 23

Aubrey Dean Flanigan, son of John David and Renee Flanigan of Lincolnton, was one year old on June 23 and celebrated his birthday with his parents and sister, Jewel Love, family and friends on two occasions. More...