March 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cast nearly ready for opening night

The cast of Washington Little Theater Company's newest production, Gypsy, is working hard to be ready for opening night, Bradley Barber, the theater's publicity director said. More...

Students help with redevelopment

Students from the University of Georgia's Center for Community Design and Preservation came to Washington Friday and Saturday for an intensive and creative work session called a design charrette. More...

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T yrekus (A.J.) Bowman, out standing Washington-Wilkes Tiger basketball player now playing for Augusta State College, was the subject of the sports photograph that won first place for Rainier Ehrhardth of The Augusta Chronicle in the Georgia More...

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INTERNAL GRUMBLINGS More...

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The Wills Memorial Hospital Authority is planning an $18 million "regeneration" to expand and renew the hospital's 46-year-old building. More...

Sports

Tigers get good region start, unbeaten in first three games

It was a slow week for the Washington Wilkes Tigers on the baseball diamond with only one game played since the last reporting. More...

Gilland named to All-Northeast Georgia team

Tyson Gilland, who finished fourth in the state in his weight class, has been named to the All-Northeast Georgia Wrestling first team by the Athens Banner-Herald. More...

B-team beats Lincoln 10-7; seven Tigers post 11 hits

The Washington-Wilkes High School Tiger B-Team baseball team had a successful win against the Lincoln County Red Devils last Wednesday, March 21. More...

Personalities

Cattlemen award scholarship

Brett Walker (right), a junior at the University of Georgia majoring in Landscape Architecture, accepts the Wilkes County Cattlemen's Association scholarship from President Alan Bridges. More...

ACS RELAY FOR LIFE SET MAY 4-5

'Vegetable Man' Frank Callaway is in remission

(This is the third in a series focusing on courageous community friends dealing with cancer.) Frank Callaway worked for years traveling throughout Georgia and the southeast tying steel on major construction sites. More...

Liz Grant selected for Homecoming scholarship finalist

Liz Grant, a senior at Briarwood Academy, was selected as a state finalist for Georgia's 27th Annual Homecoming Queen Tuition Scholarship Competition. As a finalist, she competed for the state title in Atlanta on March 17-18. More...

Annual Spring Tour of Homes to be held this Saturday

The annual Washington-Wilkes Tour of Homes 2007 gets underway Saturday morning, March 31, when tour headquarters at the Washington Wilkes Elementary School on East Street (off East Robert Toombs Avenue) opens at 9 a.m. More...

Meeting today to show plans to regenerate Wills Memorial

Representatives from GMK Associates Design-Build Division, of Columbia, S.C., will be at a called public meeting between the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners and the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority this morning to describe and explain a plan f More...

Events planned here all weekend for visitors to shop, explore area

The spring Tour of Homes weekend starts Friday evening and events are planned to give visitors and locals alike opportunities to explore, shop, and taste all weekend. More...

Saluting a Hometown Hero

WRDW TV12's Richard Rogers (left) watches as Kristopher Hellmeister, a Banks County football player who was injured in a game against the WW Tigers in September, hugs Wilkes volunteer EMT Bruce Bailey. More...

Nathaniel Cullars Jr. convicted; sentencing date is yet to be set

Nathaniel Cullars Jr., 32, was convicted last week in U.S. District Court in Augusta of one count of possessing with the intent to distribute over 5 grams of crack cocaine. More...

News

High school courses may get credit at Ga. technical colleges

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School students who enter a technical college within two years of high school graduation may be eligible for college credit based on courses they took in high school. More...

WLTCo. to audition for female version of 'The Odd Couple'

The Washington Little Theater Company will hold auditions for the female version of "The Odd Couple," summer production of the theater. More...

Kyle Brown gives Kiwanians overview of Wilkes agriculture

Kyle Brown, of the USDA's Farm Service Agency in Wilkes County, and chairman of the Wilkes County Planning Commission, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, March 27. More...

Letters

'Come on ... Let's make this work'

TO THE EDITOR: I wish I could attend the County Commissioner's meeting concerning the renovation of the hospital, but right now I still work in Augusta. More...

Thanks to all who helped for Little League Day celebration

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks in part to a beautiful sunny day, the annual Little League Day Parade and Celebration was a huge success. More...

New dilemma confronts county

TO THE EDITOR: Thirty-four years ago I returned to Wilkes County - specifically to live in Tignall and work in Washington. Tignall is where I was born, on Independence Street, on Mallorysville Road. More...

Obituaries

Hazel Louise Lindsey Landrum

Graveside services for Hazel Louise Lindsey Landrum, 88, of Greene County were held Monday, March 26, 2007, at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point with Rev. Leonard Ezell officiating. More...

Joel Ray Myers

Graveside services for Joel Ray Myers, 68, of Lincolnton were held Thursday, March 22, 2007, at New Hope Church Cemetery with Bishop Cullen Hicks officiating. He died Monday, March 19, at Heartland Hospice in Augusta. Mr. More...

Worship

Victory Baptist Church sets a special month of 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...

Musical message set for Sunday at Anthony Chapel Methodist

Ralph Freeman, an inspiring world-class singer, will be presenting the morning worship message at Anthony Chapel UMC, on the Metasville Road near Lincolnton this Sunday, April 1, at 11 a.m. More...

God will and won't

I know that's a strange title, but it is true. God will do the impos sibilities in our lives. More...