February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

W-W Historical Foundation to hear Drake on dating historic buildings

Dr. Tim Drake of Clemson University will be the speaker for the Sunday, February 4, meeting of the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation at 2:30 p.m., at the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site. Dr. More...

Suspected crack dealer leads January roundup of Wilkes County arrests

Nathaniel Watts of Tignall is being held on $55,000 bond after being arrested Jan. 12 by Georgia State Trooper First Class Brent Marxsen during a traffic stop on Sandtown Road. More...

Quick response saves three

More than a dozen Wilkes County first responders were on scene within minutes Saturday when two young Wilkes County men and a Union Point teen were injured in a wreck on Highway 44. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Young men in sports news

If all goes according to the sched uled plan, the hour-long presen tation, "Forty-eight Hour Mystery," about the murder of Dolly Hearn, will be presented on CBS Saturday night, February 3, at 10 o'clock. More...

Opinions

Marketplace needs a home

A front page story in last week's edition reported that the First United Methodist Church was seeking a zoning change to facilitate the location of its expanding food/clothing pantry to the former nursery and garden center on East Robert Toombs Aven More...

Book Review

The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

The cover of The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion says helpfully that Loren Estleman is a "five-star Spur Award winner." I confess that I do not know what the Spur Award is, but I think we can figure it out. More...

Vox Pop

Minimum wage hikes have never effectively raised families out of poverty. Do you think the proposed $7.25 minimum wage will make any real difference in the long run? What effect do you think it will have on the economy?

"I think it will make a great difference in the amount of people who were kind of working at the minimum wage right now. It will be a huge asset to them to be able to afford living a little better." JOHN MONTGOMERY Washington Cellular More...

Obituaries

Ruth Psalmond Hopkins

Graveside services for Ruth Psalmond Hopkins, 93, of Moore Road, Rayle, were held Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in the Lundberg community with Rev. Larry O. Martin officiating. More...

Elizabeth Barrett Smith

Graveside services for Elizabeth Barrett Smith, 81, of Rayle, were held Monday, January 29, 2007, at Bethesda Cemetery in Greene County with Rev. Donnie Berry officiating. She died Saturday, January 27, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens. Mrs. More...

Henry Franklin

Funeral services for Henry "Huckabuck" Franklin, 75, were held Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Jackson Chapel AME Church with Rev. James Lawson officiating. Interment was in the City West Cemetery. More...

Personalities

Students honored for excellence by Lincoln-Wilkes retired teachers

The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association honored Wilkes County middle and high school students for academic excellence for the first semester of 2006-2007. More...

Jenkins graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Cadaricus A. Jenkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Local residents enjoy Rod Stewart concert in Atlanta

Matt and Easton Smith, sons of Sonny and Jennifer Sanders of Washington-Wilkes, attended the Rod Stewart concert at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, January 20. This show was part of the singer's 2007 "Rocking in the Round" tour. More...

Church ends zoning request; but food ministry, thrift store still need new home to serve

A Washington pastor has rescinded her request to have a property rezoned to use as a food pantry and thrift store, and is seeking another home for the ministry to the poor. Rev. More...

Revolutionary Days full of activities for all ages

Ceremonies, films, children's discussions, and a parade of costumed re-enactors will bring the Revolutionary War era to life next weekend, when Washington and Wilkes County will observe "Revolutionary Days" in memory of the Battle of Kettle Creek. More...

Black History Month salutes black leaders, astronauts, billionaires

A tradition that dates back to the mid-1920s, Black History Month was started over 80 years ago by an academic named Dr. Carter G. Woodson. In his studies, Dr. Woodson realized the glaring lack of black history in textbooks. More...

Kiwanis Club presents Academic Jackets to top W-WCHS juniors

Ten students from the Class of 2008 at Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School received Kiwanis Academic Jackets at the regular meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, January 30. More...

News

Wilkes students on ATC President's List

The Presidents List for the fall quarter at Athens Technical College includes the names of three students who live in Wilkes County. More...

Pet of the week

This little female Pekingese-mix is a very sweet and affectionate little dog. She needs a loving indoor home. "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. More...

Learning in Retirement sets Western Civ course Feb. 5

Learning In Retirement, Washington Chapter, has scheduled a course on the Foundations of Western Civilization - Sumer to Greece, February 5 and 12, 2:30 p.m., at the Parish House. More...

Letters

A father thanks first responders for quick rescue

TO THE EDITOR: It is with my deepest heartfelt thanks that I pen these few lines to thank all of the many unnamed persons who stopped to assist my son Chris and his friends in their automobile accident Saturday afternoon on Highway 44 west of Wash More...

Sports

Tigers need to win four straight to get the playoff berth they want

"We really need to win all four," Head Coach Don Keiser said, looking ahead to the final games of the regular basketball season. More...

Wrestlers post team, individual wins; will host Towns Co., Winder-Barrow

Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestlers found a groove in action last week as they notched some strong victories both individually and as a team. More...

Batrous scores 1,000th point for Briarwood Runnin' Bucs, leads team to another victory

Joseph Batrous, a senior at Briarwood Academy, scored his 1000th career point in basketball action last week as he led the Briarwood Runnin' Bucs to an important GISA Region 1AA win over Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville. More...

Worship

Prosperity Preaching

When will it end? All the prosperity preaching. I guess as long as there are television ministries with gaudy studio furnishings and extravagant budgets. They bring in these young fireball preachers that make Rev. Ike look like Mr. Rogers. More...

Report from The Potter's House: 'God has worked many miracles'

(Editor's note: The Potter's House is a missionary Baptist church in West Bank, British Columbia, Canada, pastored by Kevin Madden, a native of Washington. More...

McMillian to serve as pastor at Beaverdam Baptist Church

Rev. John McMillian of Eatonton has accepted the call to be pastor of Beaverdam Baptist Church. The unanimous vote of Beaverdam members to call him came January 21 after having appreciated his Sunday morning messages since January 7. Rev. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. Mulberry Baptist Church will have its annual black history program Sunday, February 11, 4 p.m. .. Wills Memorial Hospital Tea and Learn on Tuesday, February 6, 2:30 p.m. More...