August 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Community leaders face hard facts on attracting industry to Wilkes Co.

As a step toward bringing in new jobs to Wilkes County, economic development experts talked to a full house of community leaders last week, and got down to the nuts and bolts of how local leaders can help attract jobs to Wilkes County and fill those More...

Kids to see 'Princess and the Pea'

The Children's Playhouse will open next week with eight performances of "The Princess and the Pea." Some 1,200 school children from Wilkes and surrounding areas will enjoy the classic comedy Wednesday through Friday with a cast including (l-r) Phil R More...

JUMP kids enjoy water slide, other fun at Wilkes AME churches community fun day

Over 50 youth and adults attended a Community Fun Day recently for the Wilkes County Community Partnership - JUMP (Juvenile Mentoring Program) family and friends. More...

Mary Willis Library to switch to new web-based catalog

The Mary Willis Library will be closed during the Labor Day weekend through September 5 to prepare for the debut of Evergreen software, web-based catalog. More...

Is this a Significant Tree?

A large cedar tree in the yard of the Robert Toombs House, said to be some 200 years old, is under consideration by a University of Georgia program to recognize significant trees in Georgia. Dr. More...

Special Sections

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Wilkes Countians make the news

Wills Memorial Hospital is sponsoring an open house More...

Opinions

Do unto others

When I was just a child, quite often the Golden Rule was quoted: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." More...

Book Review

Inventing Wyatt Earp

His Life and Many Legends By ALLEN BARRA Both the name "Wyatt Earp" and the place "the O.K. Cor More...

Vox Pop

It is a growing concern that multi-tasking while driving is getting out of hand More...

Sports

Cross-country teams compete; boys win big

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys Cross-Country team eclipsed both of its opponents in the 2006 season opener last week with three runners finishing in the top five spots against Madison County and Jackson County. More...

W-WMS cheerleaders selected for 2006

Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tiger Cheerleaders are (front row, l-r) LaTonya Shaw, Mary Ellen Murphy, Tatyana Simmonds, Brittany Guin, Ansley Newsome, (back row) Tabitha Tench, Yasmin Turner, Kenya Burns, Kristin Lukich, Dauri Binns, and Coach Amy More...

Ladies lose to Aquinas, host Thomson today

The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team traveled to Aquinas on Tuesday, August 29, and lost a close game by a score of 6-5. More...

Worship

Services to celebrate ministry of Evangelist Amethyst Wynn

Transforming Life Ministries will have its 13th anniversary worship service and a birthday and pastoral dinner celebration for Amethyst D. Wynn, founder and convener of Transforming Life Ministries, on Sunday, September 3. More...

Free concert by 'Forgiven' set for October 1 at Sardis Baptist

"Forgiven" of Lawrenceburg, Ind., will be giving a free special concert at Sardis Baptist Church, Rayle, on Sunday evening, October 1, at 7 p.m. More...

Serving food safely is topic of church workshop Sept. 23

Whether you help prepare food for large crowds or your own family, you have a responsibility to serve safely. The Washington First United Methodist Church will be hosting a "Serve Food Safely" Workshop on Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. More...

Don't Forget

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association will meet More...

Burns takes Cullars off police committee

Following the motion to suppress evidence in the Federal case against Nathaniel Cullars Jr. More...

Gov. Perdue salutes partnership's efforts on economic issues

Governor Sonny Perdue and First Lady Mary Perdue met with members of the Clarks Hill Partnership of Georgia last week to congratulate the five-county partnership on its efforts in economic development. More...

Ashley Turner is the new face of Washington-Wilkes tourism

"I'm constantly on the phone with people who want to know more about Washington and Wilkes County - people who want to come here, to visit, to stay, to live, even to bring a business," Washington's new tourism director said. More...

Georgia's 'Work Ready' program to train, certify workers statewide

Last week at the 2006 Celebrating Rural Georgia conference in Augusta, Governor Sonny Perdue announced the launch of Georgia's Work Ready program, a plan designed to improve the training and marketability of Georgia's workforce, ultimately bringing h More...

Civil War Round Table selects officers

Claibourne Darden, (far right) was elected the new president of the Civil War Round Table of Washington at Monday night's monthly meeting. More...

News

Kiwanians welcome new member

President Kerry McAvoy welcomes Lillie Crowe (right) as a new member of the Washington Kiwanis Club at the club's regular meeting on Tuesday, August 29. More...

Present cram course on scam artists

Jeff Warrenfells (left) and David Tatum, assistant vice president/security officer and executive vice president, respectively, of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Washington, discussed current banking security issues with members of the Washington K 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...

Letters

Loud noise is unwanted, unhealthy

TO THE EDITOR: The attorney defending Nathaniel Cullars needs to read the current national news as well as the information published by the United States Department of Justice. More...

Thanks for successful tractor pull

TO THE EDITOR: The Wilkes County Young Farmers would like to thank everyone who helped make our truck and tractor pull a huge success. More...

Sanders recognition well-deserved

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate Dennis Sanders, District Attorney of the Toombs Judicial Circuit, on having been named District Attorney of the Year in Georgia for 2006 by the Prosecuting Attorneys More...

Obituaries

Donald Curtis Nelms

Funeral services for Donald Curtis Nelms, 73, of Tignall were held Saturday, August 26, 2006, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Callaway and Rev. Johnny Clark officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Robert T. McCarty

Graveside services for Robert T. "Bobby" McCarty, 69, of Washington were held Monday, August 28, 2006, in Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Randy Hardy officiating. He died Saturday, August 26, at his home. More...

Robert John Mays

Graveside services for Robert "Bob" John Mays, 76, of Shady Valley Drive, Carrollton, formerly of Rayle, were held Monday, August 28, 2006, at the Old Camp United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. E.C. Chatham officiating. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Bill Rousey and son Cole spent several days recently in the North Georgia mountains and enjoyed playing golf with friend, Richard Kelley. Cole has returned to his home in Holden, Me., after a 10week stay with his father in Washington. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Fitness can be fun

Enjoying a day trip to Watson's Mill Park in Oglethorpe County are some members of the Washington Dance Academy Pilates and Aerobics Class, (kneeling, l-r) Sue Davidson, Amanda Brooke, and Cynthia Altman; (standing) Kathy Denneweth, Louise McClearen, More...

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Winfrey honored on 50th anniversary

Eugene and Betty Jean Saxon Winfrey of Rayle were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration on Sunday, August 13, at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Alan Kemp, in Washington. More...