March 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes teachers, administrators fired up over new school improvement training

Calling the recent GLISSI training "best professional development training I've ever taken," Wilkes County Superintendent of Schools Joyce Williams told Monday night's Wilkes County Board of Education meeting that she and her district change team ar More...

Many events planned for Spring Tour weekend

Downtown merchants, Washington restaurants, local food vendors, and musical actors are working hard to make sure Washington is hopping by Friday evening March 30 for the Spring Tour of Homes weekend. More...

Get Hillary Lindsey tickets now for April 28 festival performance

Tickets are now on sale - and going fast - to hear Washington's own Grammy winning songwriter in concert April 28. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Tour bus avoids catastrophe

L izzie Newsome had a special day last week at the Central Florida Equine Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Lizzie is at the hospital participating in the first round of her externships with the University of Georgia Veterinary School of Medicine. More...

Opinions

Vox Pop

Daylight Saving Time started about three weeks earlier than usual this year and some problems have come up as a result. Has the change caused you any trouble compared with previous years? More...

Letters

'Do whatever it takes' for the hospital

TO THE EDITOR: Recently my family had a great need for the services at Wills Memorial Hospital. My husband's father became very ill in another town two hours from Washington. More...

Mayfest owner deserves thanks

TO THE EDITOR: I just wanted to vent about the positive things that the Mayfest owner do for the county. Everything that has been said about Ms. Sheila Hill - Mayfest owner, in the past have always been negative, and mostly untrue. More...

SERVING HIS COUNTRY IN JAPAN

Shelton shares his experiences with his hometown

TO THE EDITOR: My name is Matthew Shelton and I am a PFC in the United States Marine Corps serving over here in Japan. I am from Washington, Georgia, and people there know me more by the name of Adam. More...

Obituaries

Betty Burnice Pittman Hobby

Funeral services for Betty Burnice Pittman Hobby, 89, of Crescent Drive, Washington, were held Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Joseph Shippen officiating. More...

Claudelle Norman Bonner

Funeral services for Claudelle Norman Bonner, 88, of Washington were held Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gale Seibert officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Donald D. Mansur

Funeral services for Donald D. Mansur, 79, of North Smyrna Church Road, Washington, were held Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Smyrna United Methodist Church with Randy White officiating. He died Thursday, March 15, in Washington. Mr. More...

Personalities

Garrett D. Heath promoted to Lt. Col. in Army

U.S. Army Research Fellow Major Garrett D. Heath has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at the RAND Corporation's Arroyo Center in Santa Monica, California. More...

Jillian Wells guest of honor at miscellaneous shower Mar. 17

Jillian Wells, bride-elect of Adam Andrews, was entertained at a miscellaneous shower Saturday morning, March 17, at Hummingbird Hill, home of Richard and Kay Nelms in Logan Woods. More...

Katherine Jones, W.E. Burdette IV entertained at engagement party

Katherine Jones and W. E. Burdette IV, whose wedding will be May 26, were guests of honor at an engagement party on Saturday, March 3, given by the prospective bridegroom's great-uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Fate of hospital's $18 million project could be decided at meeting Mar. 29

At a called public meeting between the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority, the Authority is expected to formally ask that the county back its plan for financing of a "regeneration" project at the hospital. More...

Weather Service honors Thornton

Since 1962, Billy Thornton has been observing the weather and reporting in to the National Weather Service. More...

Area business and political leaders, including members of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the hosting Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce met together recently to network and share business tips and leads in the ballroom of the Fitz More...

New York Giant speaks to W-W students

New York Giant Gerris Wilkinson, grandson of Washington's Pie Wilkinson, spoke last week to assemblies at all four Washington-Wilkes schools, including W-W Elementary School (above) where he told students to stay in school, to stay away from drugs, More...

News

Summer Drama Camp registration to begin on Friday

Registration for this year's Summer Drama Camp at the Washington Little Theater will begin on Friday, March 23. Instead of the usual two-week camp, this year's camp will be three weeks. More...

A home for Big Red

This big red dog is hardy, loving, and loyal. She is spayed and vaccinated. She would be a great companion. Don't make the mistake of thinking that purebred dogs are more intelligent than crossbreed ones. They're not. More...

Albertson and Edwards to represent Wilkes 4-H at State Congress in June

Fourteen Wilkes County 4-H'ers returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement (DPA) competition with honors in their project areas. The competition was held March 9-11, 2007, in Eatonton, Georgia, at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More...

Sports

W-W Tigers thump Greene Co. 15-0; facing some tough region games

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers pounded the Greene County Tigers in the first AA region game of the 2007 season on Tuesday. In a convincing 15-0 win, W-W dominated the game from the very beginning and cruised to an easy win. More...

Tiger junior varsity baseball team 3-2; looking forward to week full of action

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger Junior Varsity is 3-2 for the season as the team looks ahead to a week full of coming action. More...

Wild Game Supper set again in Sharon on Saturday, Mar. 31

It's that time of year again - Wild Game Supper time in Sharon, Georgia, sponsored by the Sharon- Raytown Garden Club! This year's supper will be held on Saturday, March 31, with serving hours set from 5-8 p.m. More...

Worship

Greeters

Correct me if I'm wrong, because my mind is not compatible with this modern day chain of thought. More...

New Salem Baptist sets special series for Palm Sunday

New Salem Baptist Church on the Greensboro Road in the Tyrone community will have a series of special services following Palm Sunday during the week of April 2-6. The services will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Victory Baptist making plans for 'Super Sundays'

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County will have a special month of Super Sundays during April. Each Sunday will feature a special speaker for the services which are held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Don't Forget

A "This Is Your Life" celebration in honor of Annie "Pie" Wilkinson who has served 55 years at Wills Memorial Hospital is being planned. More...