April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ga. Tech's TechSmart survey polls local leaders on Wilkes technology vision, goals, future needs

Taking steps to bridge the digital divide between Wilkes County residents and information technology, a TechSmart community analysis was conducted Tuesday morning with community leaders. More...

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Town was full for The Masters

G eorge Smith who lives on the Danburg Road told me a story that Lewis Hall told him about his dad, Mr. George Hall of the Metasville community, during the 1930s, 1940s, etc. Lewis said that Mr. More...

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Vox Pop

The pollen count has been worse this year than maybe ever before. How have you been affected by the springtime pollen? What are you doing to fight it?

"Yes, I have been affected by it. I haven't done anything about it yet. I'm just trying to wait until it all goes away." TOBY LOWE City of Washington More...

Sports

Tigers win three during spring break to move into tie for Region 8-AA lead

During spring break week, the Washington-Wilkes Tigers were anything but inactive as they rolled through three important victories and punched up their season record to 9-3-1 and their Region 8-AA record to 5-1 and a tie for first place. More...

Late breaking...

The Tigers beat Putnam 6-4 on Tuesday. Region record is now 6-1. More details in the next issue. More...

Ninth Pro Rodeo set for April 20-21 in Union Point

The ninth annual Pro Rodeo sponsored by the Greene County Livestock Association and 4-H Club, will be held at the Union Point Rodeo Grounds Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the bucking begins at 8 p.m. More...

Worship

First Methodist sets concert of favorites Sunday afternoon

The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church will present a concert of favorite anthems, instrumental music, and solos on Sunday afternoon, April 15, at three o'clock. More...

Victory Baptist Church plans third 'Super Sunday' April 15

The third in a series of Super Sundays in April programs at Victory Baptist Church will be held Sunday, April 15, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Force of Nature

Fire, wind and water controlled is good, wonderful, and very useful. But without restraint and without a harness or control they can be a deadly force to be reckoned with. More...

Don't Forget

New Saints CME Church will observe stewards and trustees day Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. L.D. Turman, pastor of Faith Christian Center. .. More...

City council votes to shift city insurance carrier; local company outbids government pool GIRMA

The Washington City Council voted to shift the city's property and liability insurance to a local company in Monday night's meeting and also discussed several ongoing issues of importance to the community. Led by Mayor Willie E. More...

Spring blooms survive freeze

Azaleas and rhododendrons bloom at Southern Elegance Bed and Breakfast Inn, braving this weekend's cold weather. More...

Masters crowd is discovering the attractions of Washington-Wilkes

The number of visitors using Washington for their home base during Masters week is increasing, thanks to an advertising blitz in Augusta by Washington-Wilkes Tourism. More...

News

DOL will provide summer jobs for young people

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond has announced that the Georgia Department of Labor will provide $30,000 for summer jobs for young people ages 14 through 21 in the East Central Georgia area. Wilkes County is included in the program. More...

Annual Wilsbary May Fest plant, book sale set for Friday, May 4 at Mary Willis Library

The annual Wilsbary May Fest will be held Friday, May 4, on the lawn of the Mary Willis Library, at the corner of Liberty and South Jefferson streets. The annual Friends of the Library's book, plant and bake sale will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Free legal services available April 23 at Senior Center

Members of the staff of the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will be in Wilkes County Monday, April 23, to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help, on a first-come, first-served basis. More...

Letters

Do whatever to maintain growth

TO THE EDITOR: My husband is finally home after a three-month stay in Augusta-area hospitals. More...

Thanks for friendship, love

TO THE EDITOR: To all my friends and neighbors in Washington-Wilkes ... More...

Obituaries

Annie Blanche Jackson Vaughn

Funeral services for Annie Blanche Jackson Vaughn, 93, of Courtground Road, Rayle, were held Saturday morning, April 7, 2007, at the Satdis Baptist Church, Rayle, with Dr. John Mark Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. More...

Thomas Edward Hardy

Graveside services for Thomas Edward Hardy, 81, of Washington were held Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. John McMillian officiating. He died Thursday, April 5, in Wills Memorial Hospital. Mr. More...

Joe Wilkinson

Graveside services for Joe Wilkinson, 81, were held Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Black Rock AME Church Cemetery, Tignall, with Rev. James Lawson officiating. He died April 3 at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. Mr. More...

Personalities

Kyle A. Sarringer graduates from USAF training

Air Force Airman Kyle A. Sarringer has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Washington Personal Mention

Kermit Hocutt and Mrs. Kenneth Lindsey visited during Easter weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hocutt and Gracie in Charlotte, N.C. .. More...

Jackson presents program to Xi Delta Tau

Debbie Jackson (right) spoke on her diamond-buying trip to Belgium at the March 9 Xi Delta Tau, Beta Sigma Phi, meeting at the Mary Willis Library. Mrs. More...