March 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rehearsals underway for 'Gypsy'

The cast and crew are working their hearts out on the musical, Gypsy, says star and co-director Debbie McLeod, "This fast-paced musical will thrill you with dancing, singing, humor, and drama," she said. More...

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Set clocks ahead Saturday night

D aylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. That means we have to pay back that hour we gained last fall when we changed to Eastern Standard Time. More...

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Spring practice has begun for Major League Baseball and there have been some lineup changes in the Atlanta Braves' organization. Do you think the Braves will get back in the pennant race this year? How far do you think they will go? More...

Sports

Tigers beat Red Devils twice, smash Athens Academy

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team is off to a good start with some impressive wins to begin their 2007 season. More...

Tractor pull Saturday is first of season in NE Ga.

More sounds of thunder will mark Aonia's place on the motorsports map this weekend as the Wilkes County Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Saturday night at the new facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road. More...

Little League Day set for March 24 to begin with parade

The annual Washington-Wilkes Little League Day will be held Saturday, March 24. The day will begin with a parade that will leave from W-WCHS, go across to Depot Street, take a right onto Robert Toombs Avenue, and end at Ashley Park. More...

Personalities

Owen Anderson Denard Mr. and Mrs. John A. Denard of Naples, Fla., announce the birth of their son, Owen Anderson, on Thursday, February 15, at North Collier Hospital in Naples, Fla. Owen weighed 6 lbs. 15 ozs. More...

Samantha Jo Thornton to marry Steven Brent Parker on April 14

Mrs. Melody Moore Thornton and Michael Wayne Thornton of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Jo, to Steven Brent Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lanier Parker Jr. of Martinez. More...

Pauletta Ingrid Schreiner to wed Paul Edward Oliver on April 28

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schreiner of Riverdale announce the engagement of their daughter, Pauletta Ingrid, to Paul Edward Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Oliver of Woodstock. The bride-elect is the niece of Mrs. More...

Kids may need more shots before school

Some kids in Wilkes County will need more shots before school starts. The Wilkes County Health Department is reminding parents that new immunization rules take effect July 1 for both pre-K children and for those entering the sixth grade. More...

Young Wilkes leaders act as peer health educators

Youth Leadership Wilkes members focused their peers' attention on health for a day last week as they led a Health Fair at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

Audio tours of Resthaven cemetery available at city historical museum

Self-guided audio tours of Washington's historic Resthaven Cemetery are now available from the Washington Historical Museum. Narrated by Robert Willingham Jr. More...

Lincoln Co. youth gets Grand Champ at steer show

Wilkes County FFA member Ethan Armour, who showed last year's grand champion steer, took reserve champion this year to Lincoln County's Dalton Tankersley at the 53rd annual Washington Area Steer and Heifer Show Saturday. More...

News

Diabetic group sets support meeting at hospital's library

A diabetic support group will be meeting in the Wills Memorial Hospital Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Each monthly meeting will focus on a topic of interest to diabetics who wish to control their blood sugar. More...

Mattie Hanson: surviving cancer with family support

(Second in a series focusing on courageous community friends dealing with cancer.) Mattie Hanson is that always smiling, friendly, and helpful lady who greets you at J & J Colonial Cleaners on West Robert Toombs Avenue. More...

Brittany McMahan earns Atlanta trip in state art contest

Brittany McMahan, an eighth grader at Washington-Wilkes Middle School, has received an "honorable mention" for her artwork in the art/essay contest for Georgia students sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. More...

Letters

Southern hospitality is 'real and tangible'

TO THE EDITOR: Your warm welcome all over town last week to Ex-President Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederacy, was something to behold. As the recipient of your hospitality I will never forget it. More...

'Bored' local kids raise money for Relay for Life

TO THE EDITOR: I want to let the people of Wilkes County know that we have great young people in our community! I am the Team Captain for the Relay for Life team at Washington- Wilkes Elementary School. More...

Obituaries

Mae Claude Sims

Funeral services for Mae Claude Sims, 95, were held at the Reeves Chapel Baptist Church Saturday, March 3, 2007, with Rev. Michael Gresham and Rev. James White officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Agnes Louvonia Huff Porter

Funeral services for Agnes Louvonia Huff Porter, 88, were held Tuesday, February 27, 2007, at Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. A.J. Richardson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, February 22. Mrs. More...

Frances C. Arnett

Funeral services for Frances C. Arnett, 85, were held Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Worship

New Ford Baptist to hear Anderson Sunday morning

The Rev. Paul L. Anderson will be the guest speaker at a special celebration service with family and friends at New Ford Baptist Church this Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. More...

College choir to sing at First Baptist March 25

The Concert Choir of Brewton- Parker College will present a concert at the First Baptist Church, Washington, on Sunday evening, March 25, at 7 p.m. More...

But God

This preacher preached a sermon once entitled "But God." I thought about that and realized that there has been a lot of "But God" in my life - near death accidents, but God was there; in severe trouble, but God was with me. 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...