August 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of Education to terminate agreement with school builders

The Wilkes County Board of Education, meeting twice in both a called meeting last Wednesday and a regular meeting Monday night, agreed to formally terminate construction agreements after agreeing that funds were not available to build the planned sch More...

Community leaders needed to meet tonight at 6:30

What does a prospective employer see when he comes to Wilkes County? And what changes can community leaders make to bring more jobs here? More...

Wills Memorial audit shows $450,000 gain

With its annual audit complete, Wills Memorial Hospital got a good shot in the arm when the accounting firm reported favorably last week on the year ending April 30, 2006. More...

Civil War Round Table returns to Fitzpatrick Hotel Monday

The Civil War Round Table of Washington will be returning to its permanent meeting location in the restaurant of the Fitzpatrick Hotel for the Monday, August 28, meeting. More...

December artists marketplace puts out call for artists to show

In an effort to promote Washington as an emerging art community, a call is going out for artists to exhibit here in December. More...

Georgia's pecan harvest to be smallest in years; last year's good crop, dry weather are blamed

Georgia's pecan harvest this year could be the smallest it has been in more than a decade, says a University of Georgia specialist. More...

Girl Scouts seeks volunteers: adults needed to guide girls

There is a need in Wilkes County for adult volunteers for leadership in the Girl Scout program. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Medical Specialty Center open

W ills Memorial Hospital will be having open house More...

Opinions

Book Review

The Educated Mind

Everyone has an opinion about schools - probably because More...

Vox Pop

The 2006 Washington-Wilkes Tigers will play in public for the first time this More...

PAD/PVD can be treated if detected early; free screenings available in September

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me about the vascular More...

Sports

Girls softball team is playing close but falls short in 3 out of 4 games

Playing against two AAAA schools and one AAA school, the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers softball team outscored its opponents 17-12 in a Hart County tournament last weekend. That's the good news. More...

Jamboree Friday night will let fans, coaches see what '06 Tigers can do

On the heels of a much abbreviated preseason practice schedule, the 2006 Washington-Wilkes Tigers will unveil their lineups, talents, and new looks for the first time this Friday, August 25, at Tiger Stadium. More...

Fall hunting kicks off with dove season on Sept. 2

Georgia's dove hunting season often is seen as the "kickoff" to the fall hunting season. Hunters across the state can begin hunting doves at the same time and on the same day - noon on Saturday, September 2. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Dave and Mindy Newsome Peek of Vero Beach, Fla., arrived Suinday for several days visit with grandmother, Janelle Newsome. Arriving Tuesday for a couple of days visit was Rebecca Moore Kay of Charlotte, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. More...

New Beginnings

William Braxton Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Ash Barnett of Washington announce the birth of their son, William Braxton, on Tuesday, August 15, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Brax, as he will be called, weighed 7 lbs. 15 ozs. and was 21 inches long. More...

Christin Dorsey guest of honor at birthday cookout

Christin Dorsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Dorsey of Tignall, celebrated his first birthday with a cookout and party at his home on August 5. His birthday was August 3. More...

'Pattern of harassment' charged in Cullars Jr. Federal pre-trial motion

The attorney defending Nathaniel Cullars Jr. against Federal cocaine dealing charges has moved for the evidence seized in the case be thrown out, charging that the traffic stop was "harassment" by a Washington police officer. More...

Carlton Norris elected to state Kiwanis office

J. Carlton Norris of Washington was elected secretary/treasurer for the Georgia District of Kiwanis International on August 19 during the annual Kiwanis convention in Atlanta. More...

Greensboro Highway crash claims two lives

A Pendergrass, Ga. couple were killed late Tuesday night at the dangerous intersection of Highways 44 and 22, just over the line in Taliaferro County, when their semi ran the stop sign and crashed into the loaded trailer of a northbound semi. More...

Private collection of Georgia pottery on display

A new display of Georgia pottery has opened at the Washington Historical Museum. "This neverbeforepublicly shown, private collection of Georgia pottery is one of the best and most complete collections around," said curator Stephanie Machhia. More...

Housing Authority directors meet in Washington

Area Housing Authority Executive Directors and office personnel from around the region met in Washington Thursday for a Georgia Association mini-management session. More...

News

Coaches update Kiwanis Club

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Coaches Russell Morgan and Ed Lovvorn updated Washington Kiwanis Club members about the football, baseball, and wrestling programs during the club's regular meeting on Tuesday, August 22. 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...

Community birthday calendar needs everyone's participation

"It is Wilkes County 4-H community birthday calendar time again," announced Wilkes County Extension Agent Marcie Simpson. "The community calendar needs your birthday or anniversary listed so everyone can share in the celebration." More...

Letters

Federal government is to blame

TO THE EDITOR: Today, people are blaming the oil companies for high gas prices. Unfortunately, the people should be blaming the creator of this situation: the federal government. More...

Wheatley was faithful to God and to mankind

TO THE EDITOR: Though I am no longer a resident of Wilkes County, I have remained close with the Wheatley family, Wallace and JoAnn in particular. More...

Thanks expressed to 50 blood donors

TO THE EDITOR: Our thanks once again to loyal Wilkes Countians who donate blood at the community blood drives sponsored by the Wills Memorial Hospital and Shepeard Community Blood Center. More...

Obituaries

Pauline Walden Kitchens

Funeral services for Pauline Walden Kitchens, 85, of Mitchell were held Saturday, August 19, 2006, at Mitchell Full Gospel Church with Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

True faith and trust

True faith and trust are tested and shown many times when God seems not to hear our prayers and when we go through life and never get healed of our affliction, yet we continue to serve Him. More...

Rev. Jody Boulineau to speak at revival services Sun.-Wed.

The Washington Church of God will have revival services beginning Sunday, August 27, and continuing through Wednesday, August 30. More...

Fishing Creek Baptist to host country supper September 9, 6-8:30

There will be a country cooking supper at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Saturday, September 9, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. Cost is $6.00 per plate for all you can eat. More...

Don't Forget

Pompey's Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming More...