March 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Open house tonight will discuss Whitehall area redevelopment

The City of Washington and the CSRA Regional Development Center will be hearing from the public tonight on ways to promote housing redevelopment, promote commercial investment, and clear dilapidated housing in the Whitehall area. More...

Young leaders steal the show at Washington city council meeting

The highlight of Monday night's meeting of the Washington City Council wasn't any action the council took - it was the political debut of some of Washington Wilkes' potential young leaders, and at least one bright young face made the council member More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Time to spiff up for the Tour

T abitha Dolly Hearn's cat, died Tuesday, March 6. (It's a strange coincidence - Dolly was born on July 6, and died on June 6.) Tabby was Barbara and Carlton Hearn's indoor cat for almost 17 years. More...

Opinions

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Vox Pop

Charlie Norwood was a popular Republican Congressman for the Tenth District for a number of years. Do you think his successor should be a representative of similar political views or something different? More...

Obituaries

Mae Smith Butler

Funeral services for Mae Smith Butler, 89, of Tignall were held Friday, March 9, 2007, at the Independence United Methodist Church, Tignall, with Rev. Marvin Mason officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Doris Yvonne Hawkins Booker

Funeral services for Doris Yvonne Hawkins Booker, 78, were held Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Henderson officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. More...

Sheila Ann Newton

Graveside services for Sheila Ann Newton, 46, of Lincolnton were held Friday, March 9, 2007, at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Martin officiating. She died Monday, March 5, at her residence. Mrs. More...

Worship

Recorder music set at Presbyterian church for Sunday, March 18

The Athens Recorder Ensemble will present a concert at the Washington Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, March 18, at 4 p.m. More...

Gleaners class to host benefits for Cancer Soc.

The Gleaners Sunday School Class of Crawfordville Baptist Church will be hosting several special events during the next few weeks to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

College concert choir to sing at First Baptist on 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...

Don't Forget

The next regular meeting of the Wilkes County Department of Family and Children Services Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, March 20, 10 a.m., at the Edward B. Pope Community Center. More...

Hospital Authority asks county to back $18 million regeneration

More than 45 years after the construction of Wills Memorial Hospital, its governing board says the physical structure, particularly the plumbing, is "at the end of its useful life" and "regeneration" is becoming necessary in order to maintain the ho More...

Cullars Jr. trial to begin Tuesday in Augusta Federal courthouse

Accused Wilkes County cocaine dealer Nathaniel Cullars Jr. will stand trial in Federal court next week in Augusta. More...

Wilkes chicken houses and property rights occupy Board of Commissioners meeting

Objections to the construction of a chicken house in the Mallorysville area of northern Wilkes County were too late to make a difference to the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners which was powerless to act on the requests of a group of upset citiz More...

Rehearsals underway for 'Gypsy'

The Washington Little Theater Company's newest production, Gypsy, is sure to keep audiences singing and dancing all the way to the car, Bradley Barber, the theater's publicity director said. 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...

Preparing for Talent Showcase

Debbie Anderson (front) and Pete Gartrell (left) were the guest speakers at the regular lunch meeting of the Washington Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, March 13. More...

Wilkes future business leaders celebrate national FBLA week

The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School has been busy competing at the district level and celebrating during National FBLA week. More...

Letters

Vote no on SB173 for property rights

TO THE EDITOR: We would like to provide accurate information regarding Georgia Senate Bill 173 which addresses intrastate pipelines (those constructed entirely in our state) in hopes of clarifying the incomplete misinformation being circulated in More...

Sports

Tigers beat Warriors, getting ready for region competition

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers came back from a long break and smashed the Jefferson County Warriors 12-2 in a mercy-rule-shortened baseball game on Monday, March 12. More...

Murphy wins S.C. championship, takes a break waiting for World

For the second year in a row, Jeff Murphy has won the South Carolina State Turkey Calling Championship. The contest was held in Edgefield, S.C. last weekend and Murphy edged out his closest competition by just a single point. More...

Middle School Tigers win opener

The Washington-Wilkes Middle School Tiger baseball team opened its season with a stunning victory over the Wrens Middle School Colts 13-1 last Wednesday, March 8. More...

Personalities

Ava Wright guest of honor at first birthday party

Ava Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wright of Rayle, celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, March 3, with a party at her home. Her birthday was March 7. More...

Madison Gunby honored at Dora the Explorer party

Madison Kristalyn Gunby, daughter of Christopher E. and Almeisha Jackson Gunby of Savannah, celebrated her second birthday at a party on Saturday, February 24. Her birthday was February 27. More...

Janie Lynn Marxsen Brent and Anissa Marxsen of Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Janie Lynn, on Saturday, March 3, at Sandersville Memorial Hospital in Sandersville. Janie Lynn weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs. and was 19 ½ inches long. More...