August 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wallace Wheatley killed in accident Saturday morning

A tragic accident in Metasville Saturday morning took the life of a well-known member of the Wilkes County community. More...

Community leaders needed to take hard look at industry

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community-wide meeting focusing on community and leadership development next Thursday, August 24. More...

Edward B. Pope Jr. declares candidacy for City Council seat

Just minutes after the announcement was made that City Councilman Anna Norman had resigned her position and that a special election would be held to fill the vacancy, Edward B. Pope Jr. declared his candidacy for the seat. More...

Blood drive set today at First Methodist from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The quarterly Washington-Wilkes Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be held Thursday, August 17, from 2 to 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

'...and don't let the bedbugs bite'

I don't think I have seen quite as much rain in such a short time More...

Opinions

Book Review

Harbor

When is a terrorist not a ter rorist? In these days of More...

Vox Pop

The Wilkes County Board of Education has temporarily set aside plans to More...

SUMMER MOVIE REVIEW

World Trade Center

This is the true story of Port Authority officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin. These brave men rushed into the burning trade center on September 11th of five years ago to save people trapped in the building and became trapped themselves. More...

Sports

Tiger girls softball season begins Fri. at Hartwell

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team will open its 2006 season this Friday afternoon when the girls travel to Hartwell for a three-game tournament hosted by the Hart County Bulldogs. The girls will play Hart County first at 3:30 p.m. More...

Recent extreme heat hurting trout streams, forces closings

The extreme heat of the last few weeks is hurting several of Georgia's trout streams, and even forcing the closure of one trout stream. More...

New hunting season guide available locally, statewide

The 2006-2007 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide now is available according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). More...

Worship

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...

Wilkes punk rocker does 'a total 180;' now missionary to outcasts in Greece

Folks who grew up with Dean Michalczyk in Wilkes County remember a young man who just no longer exists - at least not the guy they knew. More...

Don't Forget

Reeves Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, More...

New Tourism Director on the job

New Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Ashley Turner (r) met this week with Jeannie Buttrum, Classic South Tourism Representative with the Georgia Department of Economic Development at the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce on The Square. More...

Anna Norman submits resignation; council keeps city taxes from rising

A seat has opened up at the Washington City Council, and the council voted to lower the millage rate for city taxes at Monday night's regular August meeting. More...

Four new county ordinances passed; less than .5% of taxes left uncollected

A quartet of new county ordinances passed by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners at the request of the Sheriff's Department will shortcut the process of adjudicating cases involving some misdemeanor charges. More...

Wilkes County Grand Jury returns true bills for Aug. 2006 court term

The following True Bills were returned during the August 2006 term of the Wilkes County Grand Jury. More...

Whitehall man arrested in shooting; victim shot five times hospitalized

A Saturday night shooting in the Whitehall area has left one man in the hospital with five gunshot wounds and another in jail charged with shooting him. More...

Food distribution planned Aug. 24 at Third Shiloh

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

News

Tells of veterinary mission work

Washington veterinarian, Dr. Tracy Williams, spoke to the Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 15. Dr. Williams discussed her mission trips to Uganda, Djibouti, Honduras, and Haiti. More...

GED testing set for Sept 7, 8; sign up on Thurs., Aug. 31

GED tests will be given in Washington Wilkes on September 7 and 8 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. More...

Broad River Watershed Assn. to meet Saturday, August 26

The public is invited to attend the 2006 annual meeting of the Broad River Watershed Association to be held Saturday, August 26, at the group shelter of Watson's Mill Bridge State Park near Carlton in Madison County. More...

Letters

A shining example to all of mankind

TO THE EDITOR: As we travel through this life on our journey to our Father's kingdom, God gives us the distinct privilege of meeting many good people. It has been an honor for me to meet an entire family of these people, the Wheatleys. More...

Hard workers make success of fashion show

TO THE EDITOR: The recent Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon Fashion Show was a sellout that earned over three thousand dollars to be used to benefit Wills Memorial. More...

Commissioners ultimately responsible for assessments

TO THE EDITOR: The easiest thing to do about anything is nothing and I must admit the older I become the easier it is to not make the effort and take the time to take a position concerning public affairs. More...

Obituaries

Azalee Bridges Johnson

Funeral services for Azalee Bridges Johnson, 83, of Warner Robins, formerly of Washington, will be held Thursday, August 17, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. W.C. Bentley officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Willie Crew

Funeral services for Rev. Willie Crew, 75, of Washington were held Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington. Interment was in the City West Cemetery, Washington. He died August 11. More...

Roy Wallace Wheatley

Funeral services for Roy Wallace Wheatley, 56, of Metasville Road, Washington, were held Tuesday, August 15, 2006, in Rehoboth Baptist Church, Metasville, with Rev. Herman Bradley and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. More...

Personalities

Phil Roberts, Amberly Aycock honored at engagement party

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberts were hosts at a drop-in at their home on Poplar Drive Friday evening, August 4, to celebrate the engagement of their son, Phil Roberts, to Amberly Aycock. More...

W-W Garden Club meets August 10 at Kennedy home

The Washington-Wilkes Garden Club met in the home of Sally Kennedy on Thursday afternoon, August 10. More...

Over 200 attend Fall Fashion Show to benefit Wills Memorial

"Stepping Out in Style" was the theme of the Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefit hosted by the Wills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Saturday, August 12, at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Building. More...