February 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

More than just ESL teacher, Lunceford has been mentor

Bolton Lunceford has retired after 18 years of touching lives and helping build bridges in the community by teaching Adult Education and English as a Second Language. "I believe Bolton is the last of the original teachers from our program. More...

Flu bug finally dying in Wilkes; doctors seeing fewer patients, schools seeing more students

This winter's bout with the flu seems to be easing up in Wilkes County after two weeks of filling doctors' offices and emptying classrooms. "It's getting better," said Superintendent of Schools Joyce Williams. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

W-W featured in online publication

I hope many of you saw the mag nificent rainbow just before sun down Tuesday of last week. We had just had a thunderstorm and it had begun to clear and the sun was going down. More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

In Wilkes County we have Mule Day, Tour of Homes, Cruise-In, Music and Art Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, the Summer Jump-Off, Revolutionary War Days, and others. What other kinds of festivals or celebrations would you like to see here? More...

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Obituaries

Virginia DeVaughn Peniston

Virginia DeVaughn Peniston, 102, died Monday, February 19, 2007, in Atlanta. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Washington-Wilkes on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Mrs. More...

Elizabeth Granade Lindsey

Funeral services for Elizabeth Granade Lindsey, 89, of Washington were held Sunday, February 18, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Frances E. Van Ronk

Frances E. Van Ronk, 89, of Washington, died Saturday, February 17, 2007, at Laurels of Massillon, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church February 21, with Rev. Edward Gretchko as the celebrant. More...

Personalities

Callaway is member of Angus Assoc. board

These men and women will serve on the Georgia Angus Association board of directors and are pictured at the 2007 Georgia Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet held January 27 in Athens, Georgia. More...

Elise Hearn enjoys Elmo themed party for secondf birthday

Dorothy Elise Hearn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Hearn of Dunwoody, celebrated her second birthday with a party for close friends and family on Saturday, February 3. Elise's birthday was February 1. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Mrs. Woody Hardy had as her weekend guests Mr. and Mrs. Scott Self, Hayden and Taylor, of Hickory, N.C.; Mrs. Helen Bentley of Martinez; and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bentley and Jordan of Harlem. +Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Wilkes Board of Education salutes top band students, youth leaders

The Wilkes County Board of Education, in its regular February meeting Tuesday night, saluted high achievers from the middle school band and the Youth Leadership Program, and considered joining with other Georgia school systems to press the state for More...

EMA says be prepared for bad weather; annual tornado drill set for Friday at 9

As Wilkes County prepares to take part in the annual statewide severe weather exercise on Friday morning, the local emergency management agency is reminding families to plan now for bad weather later this spring. More...

Georgia State Troopers awarded for service

Georgia State Troopers awarded for service Washington Post 17 commander Sergeant First Class Derick Durden (left) and GSP Lieutenant Ronnie Rhodes (right) presented Communications Equipment Operator Jadrien Carnes and Trooper First Class Brent Marxse More...

News

Seniors to get free legal help March 6 at Senior Center

Members of the staff of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...

Cruisers donate to local organizations

In keeping with their policy of making donations from fund-raising projects to Washington-Wilkes organizations, the Memory Lane Cruisers made several presentations during the February meeting of the club. Recipients were (l-r) Rev. More...

Wilkes 4-H Dairy Show Team to compete in Perry Saturday

The Wilkes County 4-H Dairy Show Team is heading to Perry for the 2007 State Junior Commercial Dairy Heifer Show this weekend. More...

Sports

Baseball begins with exhibition game at Lincoln Co.

Whether the ground hog saw his shadow or not, it's still winter outside and the temperature is a little nippy. But the daffodils are blooming and there's just enough of a hint of spring in the air to signal the beginning of Tiger baseball season. More...

Back-to-back losses dump Tigers into playoffs to face 5-AA champ Manchester

After entering the region playoffs in the top spot from the south subregion, the outcome couldn't have been worse for the Tiger boys varsity. More...

Registration for Little League ends Saturday at Ashley Park

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Little League 2007 program began on Monday, February 5, and will continue through this Saturday, February 24. The program is for boys and girls baseball and also includes girls softball. More...

Worship

Harvest Time hosts Gospel sing benefit for Sheriff Rogers

Harvest Time Christian Center on the North By-Pass in Washington will sponsor a gospel singing to benefit Sheriff Gary Rogers and his family. The singing will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 7 p.m. More...

New Springhill Baptist sets men's conference Mar. 3-4

New Springhill Baptist Church at Philomath will have a men's conference and program on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. The theme for the conference on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Johnson Circle of FUMC meets at Barry home

Randee Barry was hostess for the meeting of the Cornelia Johnson Circle of First United Methodist Church at her home on Tuesday, February 13. Mrs. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. The Washington-Wilkes Parks & Recreation Fifth Annual Cheerleading Competition 2007 will be held Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. .. More...