March 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

June election set to fill Norwood seat; qualifying set after assembly session

A special election has been set for June 19 to fill the 10th Congressional District seat vacated by the February 13 death of Congressman Charlie Norwood, and candidates from both parties have declared their desire to fill the seat. More...

Aggravated child molestation, teen sex abuse lead monthly roundup of Wilkes County arrests

Washington Police have arrested a young Washington man for aggravated child molestation involving a 4-year-old girl. More...

Optimists reward student orators

More than a dozen Wilkes County students competed in last week's Optimist Club Oratorical contest at the middle school. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Corrupt mayor is subject of plot

After reporting in last week's paper that the flu-like bug that has plagued Washington-Wilkes for several weeks is dying down, now comes reports of another illness playing havoc with school and work attendance. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Vox Pop

A monetary gift has opened the door for new funding for the North Alexander School Association to proceed with renovation of the old building for a purpose yet to be determined. How would you like to see the building used? More...

Obituaries

Angie Benson Jones

Funeral services for Angie Benson Jones, 91, were held Saturday, February 24, 2007, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. James McIver officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, February 20. Mrs. More...

Harold Jasper Johnson

Funeral services for Harold Jasper Johnson, 83, were held Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Loco Baptist Church in Lincoln County with Rev. Aaron Aycox and Rev. Cullen Hicks officiating. Interment was in the Washington Chapel Cemetery. More...

Worship

Greedy

It's sad to say, but it's still true. Most of God's creations are greedy. There are exceptions to every rule, even animals are greedy. The more they get it seems like the more they want. 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...

Lincoln gospel group releases first full-length CD of their music

All honor, glory, and praise go to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for putting it in my heart to write and sing His praises. 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...

STAR student and teacher honored

STAR teacher Debbie McLeod (right) speaks of her love for teaching and the joy of teaching students the caliber of STAR student Jessica Watson (center) at Wednesday morning's Chamber of Commerce STAR Student and Teacher Breakfast at the Fitzpatrick More...

Annual steer and heifer show and sale will see best young Wilkes exhibitors

Twelve Wilkes County students will be participating in the 53nd Annual Washington Area Junior Steer and Heifer Show Saturday, March 3, at the McGill-Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington. More...

New computer learning system in use

Wilkes County student Warren Peek uses the Aztec Learning System now available in the Wilkes County Adult Learning Center (behind McDonald's). More...

Two injured in hit and run

A mother and her 9-year-old son were injured in an incident Monday on Alabama Street. Washington Police say driver Aushenita L. Turner was arrested and charged with cruelty to children and with leaving the scene of an accident with injury. More...

News

W-W Kindergarten registration to be held March 5-9, 8-3

Registration for the Washington- Wilkes Kindergarten (five-yearolds) for the 2007-2008 school year will be held during the week of March 5-9, daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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...

Norman participates in Army-sponsored All-American Bowl

Army Staff Sgt. Tamarcus T. Norman participated in supporting the efforts for the 2007 All-American Bowl all-star high school football game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The U.S. More...

Letters

Incredible teacher was life inspiration

TO THE EDITOR: I should be writing this letter directly to Mrs. Lunceford, but wanted to get these thoughts down immediately after reading the article in this week's paper and thinking of her all the time. More...

Sports

'07 Tigers make it to state playoffs but lose in 1st round to Manchester

After keeping it close through most of the first half and coming within just two points at one point, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers fell victim to Manchester in the first round of the Georgia State Class AA basketball playoffs last Saturday night, 62 More...

Former Tiger finishes college career, will enter NFLdraft after Pro Day tests

Following an outstanding career of college football at Carson-Newman and Fort Valley State University, former W-W Tiger defensive back Debargia Cofer has a busy spring lined up as he prepares to enter the NFLdraft in April. More...

Sign-up deadline nears for 2007 Little League play

This week is the last week to sign up for the 2007 season of Little League. Sign-up is at Ashley Park in the upstairs office, Monday through Friday, 3-6:30 p.m. There will be no late fee for this week of sign-ups, just the regular price of $45.00. More...

Personalities

Christy Michelle Dove to marry Joseph William David on Apr. 28

Mrs. Jane Moore of Iva, S.C., announces the engagement of her daughter, Christy Michelle Dove, to Joseph (Joey) William David, son of Mr. and Mrs. James David of Dewy Rose. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Marvin Dove of Tignall. More...

Ashley Branan honored at family luncheon in Athens

Ashley Branan, bride-elect of Brad Sheffield of Athens, was honored with a Branan family luncheon in Athens on Saturday, January 24. The seated luncheon was given by her cousins, Mrs. Charles Bell of Atlanta, Mrs. Betty Gann of Athens, and Mrs. More...

Summer Scott celebrates fifth birthday Feb. 21

Summer Scott, daughter of Joey and Shannon Scott of Dearing, celebrated her fifth birthday on February 21, and was treated on several occasions. Summer was treated to a "girl's day out" with her mom and baby sister, Emma, on Saturday, February 18. More...