August 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Living, working in August heat can sicken, kill; watch for early signs and treat victims quickly

Yeah, it's hot out there, but Wilkes County EMS operations director Tina Bailey says it's not just hot, potentially it's More...

Local haberdashers preparing for 'Stepping Out in Style' fashion show

Dean Scarborough makes last-minute measurements on a snappy seersucker sport coat for model Larry Burton with the help of Brandy Thornton (r) in preparation for "Stepping Out in Style." Tickets for the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fall Fashion S More...

Toombs DA Dennis Sanders named as Georgia's District Attorney of the Year

Dennis Sanders, district attorney for the Toombs Judicial Circuit, was named Georgia's "District Attorney of the Year" for 2006 by his fellow district attorneys at their annual summer seminar held recently on Jekyll Island. More...

Athens Tech offers business software course; will teach other courses as students demand

Employers, do your employees need to have better business computer skills? Do you have people who need to learn customer service to do their job better or to move up in the company? More...

John E. Howard wins run-off primary for District 3 county commission seat

Wilkes County voters came out in surprising numbers for Tuesday's primary run off election and, in District 3, elected John E. Howard to the Board of Commissioners. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Stop the presses! Randy got 'em going

R andy Ogletree at Tyler's Machine Shop saved the More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Lefthander's Handbook

T he Left-Hander's Handbook is a collection of books about More...

Vox Pop

It seems that the past couple of weeks have been the hottest ever. What are More...

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Worship

Wilkes Sunday School Union meets at White Rock Baptist

The Wilkes County Sunday School Union convened with the White Rock Baptist Church, Rayle, where Rev. G.L. Avery served as host pastor and Willie Hampton as host superintendent. 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...

Bethesda Baptist sets homecoming Sunday, Aug. 20

Bethesda Baptist Church near Union Point, which is among the oldest churches in our Georgia Baptist Association, will have its annual homecoming day Sunday, August 20. More...

Personalities

Baldwin accepts Kiwanis scholarship

Joseph Baldwin (center), a recipient of the annual Kiwanis Academic Scholarship for 2006, spoke to the Washington Kiwanis Club at its regular Tuesday lunch meeting on August 8. More...

WCHS teachers honored for high test score increases

During preplanning week, Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School was recognized for achievement in two areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). More...

Troopers tell of duties, training

At the August 3 meeting of the Washington Rotary Club, Georgia State Troopers Donnie Smith (Rotary immediate past president), Ronnie Rhodes, and Tommy Crafton presented an informational program on the history of the Georgia State Patrol and showed a More...

Taxes higher despite lower millage rates

Hike in most assessments called unfair by affected taxpayers

Most property taxpayers in Wilkes County will be paying higher taxes this year thanks to higher assessments on a large portion of the properties in the county. More...

New school complex 'no longer viable;' taxes still rise

After hearing from the public and looking at the numbers, the Wilkes County Board of Education has postponed the construction of a new high school and middle school. More...

Cullars Jr. arraigned in Federal court

Nathaniel Cullars Jr. is in custody of U.S. Marshals now after his recent arraignment in U.S. District Court in Augusta. More...

Wilkes kids are back in school

Pasha Blackmon greets her new first-grade teacher, Dawn Moore, during last week's open house at Washington Wilkes Primary School. More...

Pliant Corp. out of bankruptcy; 'best of neighbors' in Wilkes Co.

Pliant Corporation, whose Washington plant is one of the county's largest employers, has completed its financial restructuring and has come out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More...

Wilkes scholars honored by historic foundation

The Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation honored two Wilkes County scholars at their quarterly meeting Sunday at the Robert Toombs State Historic Site. More...

Collection of Georgia pottery on display

A new display of Georgia pottery has opened at the Washington Historical Museum this week. More...

News

Quarterly blood drive set here for next Thursday, August 17

The quarterly blood drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Shepeard Blood Center will be held Thursday, August 17. More...

Food distribution set for August 24 at Third Shiloh

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

Tom Watson Watermelon Festival set for this Saturday in Thomson

Two days and counting until the third Annual Tom Watson Watermelon Festival in historic Thomson, Georgia. This Saturday, August 12, is the day and this year's festival is bigger and better than ever, according to curator Michelle Zupan. More...

Letters

One logical answer to budget problem

TO THE EDITOR: The recent BOE hearings made clear several depressing but challenging truths that must be faced by Wilkes County citizens. More...

Sports

Georgia's nine public fishing areas can provide families with diverse array of outdoor activity

Georgia boasts nine excellent public fishing areas (PFAs) where families and friends can enjoy more than just fishing. These areas also provide a variety of outdoor fun and adventure. More...

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

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department registration for fall soccer has begun and will continue through September 1. There will be no late sign-ups. More...

Cheerleading signup underway for girls ages 4-12 at W-WPRD

Registration is underway at the Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department for girls ages 412 who are interested in Cheerleading 2006. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Jenkins

Funeral services for Joseph Jenkins, 77, of Tignall, were held Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the St. Johns Baptist Church, Danburg, with Rev. H.M. Easley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. He died July 21. More...

Lula Mae Maddox

Funeral services for Lula Mae "Jitterbug" Maddox, 65, of Favor Avenue, Washington, were held Sunday, August 6, 2006, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton, pastor, and Rev. Robert Crawford officiating. More...

Stanly Leroy Walton

Walton, 41, of Tignall were held Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the Pole Branch Baptist Church, Tignall, with Pastor Joe Glaze officiating. Interment was in the Pole Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Saturday, July 22. More...

Don't Forget

Heard's Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate the pastor's anniversary More...