April 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Armed robber hits night deposit, 'I won't make a deposit without an escort now,' manager says

An armed man robbed a grocery store manager making a night deposit here Friday night and escaped with more than $20,000 in cash and checks. Washington Police investigator Lt. More...

Full house hears hospital's rebuilding plans

An overflow crowd at a joint meeting of the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority and the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners heard architects and engineers explain why it's time for the hospital to be reconstructed. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

AJC can't afford future delivery here

F ran Strother Houmans, daughter of Jack and Angie Strother of Washington- Wilkes, has been selected from 7,000 participants in the Greenville, S.C., area for a part in "Leatherheads" starring George Clooney who is also director of the movi More...

Opinions

Nothing to be scared about

The frightening thing about the possibility of the county backing the hospital's plan for reconstruction is that it would take $1.1 million a year in taxes for 25 years to pay the debt service. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Vox Pop

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

Obituaries

Dillard E. Gartrell

Funeral services for Dillard E. Gartrell, 89, of Washington were held Saturday, March 21, 2007, at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Washington, with full military honors and with Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. He died Sunday, March 25. Mr. More...

Walter A. Cholmondeley

Memorial services for Walter A. Cholmondeley, 85, were held Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at the Church of the Mediator in Washington. Interment was in the Church of the Mediator Garden. He died March 23 in New York. Mr. More...

Thomas William Combs

Funeral services for Thomas William Combs, 71, of Washington were held Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Smyrna United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Yoshihara and Rev. Kathy Lamon officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

India Callaway celebrates eighth birthday on Mar. 24

India Cathey Callaway, daughter of Kari and Eugene Callaway Jr., was eight years old March 24 and celebrated her birthday on several occasions. More...

RJ Carnes honored at 'Bob the Builder' birthday party

RJ Carnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jadrien Carnes, celebrated his fifth birthday on February 27. RJ was honored on February 24 with a B o b - t h e - Builder party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carnes. More...

Thornton, Lewis honored at lawn, garden shower

Engaged couple Daisy Thornton and Benji Lewis, were honored at a lawn and garden shower on Sunday afternoon, March 11, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hearney in Statesboro. Joining Mr. and Mrs. Hearney in entertaining were Mr. and Mrs. More...

Zaxby's opening later this month to create '40 to 50' jobs for cooks, cashiers in Wilkes

The new Zaxby's expected to open later this month in Washington will create an additional 40 to 50 jobs in the area, said Zaxby's District manager Ted Lisowski. More...

Help needed to continue saving living memories of Wilkes folks

The first video collection containing the lifelong memories of longtime Wilkes County residents will soon be available for public preview and sale, and New South Productions needs the public's help to preserve even more Wilkes County memories. More...

Easter

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Crack sales arrests lead roundup of March law enforcement action

Two Crawfordville men were arrested for possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, and another is being sought by police. Washington Police Investigator Joe Nelson said that when Sgt. Harry Noble stopped Richard P. More...

News

Wilkes 4-H'ers celebrate '4-H Night at the Oscars' giving special recognition to achieving members

The 30th Annual Wilkes County 4-H Awards Banquet was held Saturday, March 24, in the cafeteria of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. More...

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...

Bonnie Bounds tours London on study of Sherlock Holmes' era

Bonnie Bounds, a freshman Honors student at the University of Georgia, recently joined fellow students traveling to London as part of the Honors Colloquia Seminar "Sherlock Holmes and the Victorian Culture." The trip was designed to study the insig More...

Sports

Tigers to host Thomson today, 1 p.m.

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers beat the Oglethorpe County Patriots last week 5-4 to improve their region record to 3-0 and their overall record to 6-2-1. Senior Ace Demont Gresham pitched the complete game and improved his personal record to 3-0. More...

B-team splits in two games, plays again Monday at 4:30

The W-W Tiger B-team split its last two games, both of which were played at Tiger field. More...

Eaglettes win in cheerleading

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Department Eaglettes won first place in the Washington-Wilkes Annual Cheerleading Competition held Saturday, March 24. More...

Worship

Victory Baptist Church sets a special month of Sundays

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road in Wilkes County is having 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...

Anabaptist

Some folks tell me you can find the most amazing things on the internet and I don't doubt that, but I wonder if they have looked at the dictionary lately. I use the dictionary a lot, in fact, I actually study the dictionary. More...

Don't Forget

The Christian Community Choir will present "Spread the News," a musical for Easter, at Raytown Baptist Church, April 15, 2 p.m. The musical is directed by Rev. Geri Lancaster and narrated by Rev. John Autry. More...