February 8, 2007 RSS feed / News

Roberts and Bolton selected for 'People-to-People' program

Kelley Roberts and Rashad Bolton, students at Washington Wilkes High School, have been accepted into the educational travel program People to People Student Ambassador Program. More...

Washington songwriter Hillary Lindsey up for two GRAMMY awards Sun. night

"GRAMMY Sunday"" February 11 is Hillary Lindsey's big day. Her song, "Jesus Take the Wheel," written by Lindsey along with Gordie Sampson and Brett James, received nominations in two GRAMMY categories. More...

Active Guidance Program in Place at WWES

The School Guidance program at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School provides a wealth of support to the students, parents, and faculty of the school. More...

Ariel Brown wins spelling bee; will compete in Augusta next

Fifth grader Ariel Brown correctly spelled the words "melancholy" and "patriarch" to win the Wilkes County Spelling Bee held recently. More...

Wills Memorial offers information for local diabetics and caregivers

A meeting will be held in the Wills Memorial Hospital Library Thursday, February 22, at 2 p.m., focusing on the learning needs of all persons in the community who have diabetes. The group will meet on a monthly basis at the hospital. More...

The Army stops in for gas

This U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter made a two-hour stop at Washington-Wilkes Airport recently, making a pit stop for 1,200 gallons of fuel during a flight from Ft. Campbell, Ky. to Savannah. More...

Geraldine Dill speaks at Black Rock AME Black History service

Geraldine Dill will be the speaker for the annual black history program at Black Rock AME Church, Tignall, on Sunday, February 11, at 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Dill will address the congregation on her accomplishments in her home county of Wilkes. More...

Army Capt. Fanning back from Iraq; awarded combat Bronze Star medal

Army Capt. Bryan G. Fanning has returned to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, Baumholder, Germany, after being deployed to an overseas forward-operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...

Tignall News

Well, Old Man Winter has now made up for all those warm December days. While we are on winter weather, where did the meteorologist on television get the phrase "winter mix," referring to snow and ice? More...

Library announces bookmobile stops for month of Feb.

The Bartram Trail Regional Library Bookmobile schedule for the month of February has been supplied by the staff of the Mary Willis Library. More...

Children's illustrator visits W-WES

Children's illustrator and former teacher, Pam Alexander, gave a presentation to all Washington-Wilkes Elementary School students on January 26 in the school gym. More...

Tyrone News

Thanks to all churches of the Georgia Baptist Association who have taken part in collecting useful items for HEART Ministries and were in attendance Saturday morning, February 3, at the Mission Center for the shower for HEART and breakfast together. More...

Wilkes piano students perform for music educators conference

Three piano students from the studio of Ruth Harris performed at the Annual Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference in Savannah January 25-27. More...

Many parents attend open house; book fair will continue through Fri.

The weather provided the students and faculty of W-WMS an extra day off on Thursday, February 1; however, the cold weather has not put a freeze on learning. More...

Amended budget considered; House approves Miller statue

Friday February 2 was the 14th day of the 40-day legislative session. As always, the state budget is taking center stage, and committees are busy considering legislation that has been introduced thus far. More...

Seibert tells Kiwanis of 'Church and State'

Kiwanian Rich Seibert, a retired USAF LT COL and Delta Airlines pilot, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, February 6. Seibert's program was titled "Church and State. More...

Revolutionary Days for students: Kids get insights on Kettle Creek

In an ongoing effort to teach the next generation about the importance of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek, several activities have been prepared especially for children this weekend. More...

Washington DDA Attends Training

Members of the Washington Downtown Development Authority attended the Basic Downtown Development Authority Training Program in Atlanta recently. More...

Shelter puppies need homes

The adorable puppy in the picture is one of the many puppies at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter which gives lifesaving and safe shelter to many cats and dogs. The Shelter staff needs help in finding them good homes. More...

Wilkes Co. students get academic honors at Nathaniel Greene

Wilkes County students who have received academic honors at Nathanael Greene Academy in Siloam include the following: Four students were named to the Headmaster's List for making all A's for the semester. More...

High school names outstanding students

Students of the Month for January as announced at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School are (front row, l-r) Christina Albertson, social studies; Molly Newsome, physical education; Gracen Ware, English; Jasmine Hulin, family and consumer scien More...

Ga. State Troopers report 11 crashes, 113 tickets in Jan.

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 traffic crashes in Wilkes County during the month of January. Sergeant First Class Derrick Durden said the traffic crashes resulted in 15 injuries and one death. More...

Aonia News

It's February and I am so glad. I like this month. It's called the love month - Heart Month, Black History Month, and Valentine's Day is not far off, gentlemen. The weather has been cold. The wind has made it seem really cold. More...

RAYLE NEWS

The weather is the subject of conversation these days. My! The wind has been howling and the temperature going below freezing. The sleet was interesting Thursday and J.W. and I just had to go out in it to Poss Umm Cafe and get us some breakfast. More...

Lundberg News

Mr. and Mrs. James Sherrer attended the HEART shower and breakfast held at the Georgia Baptist Association Mission Center Saturday morning. This is an annual event sponsored by the WMU. More...