January 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Hay, it's cold out here!

A little ice doesn't bother these hardy Wilkes County cattle, and last week's combination of freezing rain and sleet wasn't enough to damage trees or interrupt power anywhere in the county. More...

Outdoor burning laws still require Ga. Forestry or city permit to burn

Just because the January weather has been cold and rainy, Wilkes County residents shouldn't think that the rules for outdoor burning have changed, District Ranger Mark Munns says. More...

JUMP kids, mentors to hold dinner honoring 'Thank Your Mentor Day'

In honor of "Thank Your Mentor Day," the Wilkes County Community Partnership - JUMP Initiative (Juvenile Mentoring Program) will sponsor a special dinner and tribute to the JUMP Mentors on Thursday, February 1, 6 p.m. More...

Arts Foundation sets '07 meeting Jan. 30 at library

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 30 at 6 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library, and members will vote for new officers for 2007. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

How much fun can a veterinarian have?

Seems to me that small town, rural, or country veterinarians have more interesting cases to handle with animals than their city (metropolitan) brothers do. Dr. More...

Opinions

Book Review

Close Range

Close Range is a collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx which take place in her adopted state of Wyoming. They present a harsh, unyielding environment, populated by characters who are not always charming or delightful. More...

Vox Pop

Georgia is one of only three states that still prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sundays. A bill in the state legislature would allow local communities to decide for themselves whether to allow it. More...

Sports

Tigers come to life after challenge, remain at top spot of Region 8-AA

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball team remains alone at the top of Region 8-AA (3-1) despite a weekend loss to Morgan County on Friday night. More...

W-W wrestlers beat Oconee in comeback; two busy weeks ahead

A dramatic comeback win over a formidable opponent has given the Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team a lift as the athletes look toward a couple of weeks of heavy competition. More...

Girls split in weekend games

Jaleesa Hampton (above) gets a shot off as the Washington-Wilkes Lady Tigers move toward a win in recent basketball action. She scored 17 points in last Friday's 70-69 overtime region win over Morgan County. More...

Personalities

Joseph Baldwin is on dean's list at Northwestern

Joseph B. Baldwin of Washington, a student in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named to the dean's list for the fall quarter of the 2006-2007 academic year. More...

Wilkes students excel in studies at Athens Christian

Three Wilkes County students at Athens Christian School have been recognized for academic achievement during the second quarter of the school year. Beau Carver, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Genna Grimaud entertained at drop-in baby shower Jan. 13

Genna Grimaud was entertained at a drop-in baby shower on Saturday, January 13, given by Jane Hudson, Sherry Hudson, Phyllis Marett, Lois Poss, and Rena Strickland in the fellowship hall of Ebenezer Baptist Church. In honor of the occasion Mrs. More...

Food pantry, thrift shop to face hearing Monday

Plans may have hit a snag for a church hoping to turn the former Southern Outdoors nursery and garden center on East Robert Toombs into a facility to feed and clothe some of Wilkes County's poor. More...

Paranormal investigators find spirited music at Fitzpatrick

According to paranormal investigators who "communed with the spirits" this weekend at The Fitzpatrick Hotel, ghostly music and partying continue in the hotel's ballroom, and Mrs. More...

W-W Chamber elects new officers; 'dedicated to serving our members'

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has elected a new slate of officers and has set a halfday retreat for board members to plan the Chamber's activities and initiatives for the next year. More...

Kettle Creek getting ready for 228th anniversary observance

Participants are in town this week to prepare for the "Revolutionary Days" celebration to be held Saturday, February 10, honoring the 228th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek. More...

Post 17 GSP troopers earn awards

Sergeant First Class Derick Durden, (left) commander of the Georgia State Patrol Post 17 in Washington, presented several awards to post troopers recently. More...

Wilkes Cattlemen's Association will hold front pasture replacement sale on Jan. 27

The Wilkes County Cattlemen's Association will have a front pasture commercial replacement female cattle sale on Saturday, January 27, beginning at 12 p.m., at the Wilkes County Stockyard, Washington. More...

News

Middle and high school plan joint open house for Monday, February 5

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School and Washington- Wilkes Middle School have announced Monday, February 5, as the date of a joint open house for parents and students of each school. From 3:30-6 p.m. More...

W-W Middle School math team places 2nd in Rockdale meet

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Math Team participated in the third annual Rockdale Mathematics Competition at Rockdale County High School on Saturday, January 20, and received second place out of 10 teams. More...

Musical program packs the house

The Washington Kiwanis Club was treated to an "acoustic duo" provided by Peter Bragg (right) and Chris Hughes at the club's regular meeting on Tuesday, January 22. More...

Letters

Food Pantry blessed by generosity

TO THE EDITOR: This past Christmas season was a busy one for everyone, with gifts for friends and loved ones, decorations, and visiting with family and friends. More...

Testing should not be for policital gain

TO THE EDITOR: While I realize that I've exceeded the required space for "Letters to the Editor," by about 200 or so words, I feel that the topic I'm addressing, and the knowledge I'm offering the community are terribly important. More...

Obituaries

Hiawatha Crombie Gatewood

Graveside services for Hiawatha Crombie Gatewood, 93, were held Sunday, January 21, 2007, at Sutton Ware Cemetery, Metasville Road, with Rev. James Pritchard officiating. She died January 18. Mrs. More...

Benjamin Williams Jr.

Funeral services for Benjamin Williams Jr., 45, were held Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Henry T. Butler officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Tuesday, January 9. Mr. More...

Lucy Mae Wilkes Chapman

Graveside services for Lucy Mae Wilkes Chapman, 90, of Molena were held Friday, January 19, 2007, in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point with Rev. Farret Boswell officiating. She died Monday, January 15, at the Molena Nursing Home. Mrs. More...

Worship

Not of this world

Jesus said in John 17:15, "I pray that you don't take them from out of this world, but that you keep them from the evil of the world." They used to say that when E.F. Hutton spoke, everyone listened. More...

George ordained to gospel ministry

Brian George (right) was ordained as a minister of the gospel at Fishing Creek Baptist Church at the request of Carter's Grove Baptist CHurch which has called him as pastor. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. Dr. Patrick Sizemore will speak on colonoscopy procedures and benefits at the Wills Memorial Hospital Lunch and Learn Tuesday, January 30, at 12 noon in the hospital library. More...