April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

BoE honors Young Ga. Authors; hears new school building plans

The Wilkes County Board of Education honored young Georgia authors at its regular April meeting Monday night, and heard Superintendent Joyce Williams propose a timeline to once again consider constructing the long-planned new high-school/middle-scho More...

Preparing for National Day of Prayer

Laura Toburen (l) and Rev. Gale Seibert compare notes in preparation for the May 3 observance of the National Day of Prayer. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

Make good choices at the prom

The program at a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Washington was a power point presentation on Wills Memorial Hospital. Those in charge couldn't get the computer to cooperate to present the program. More...

Opinions

A Girl from Yamhill

Beverly Cleary is an important writer of children's literature. She won the Newbery Award for Dear Mr. Henshaw and her Ramona books have been very popular with children. More...

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Obituaries

Lotte Wright

Lotte Wright, a native of Anklam, Germany, died Saturday morning, April 14, 2007, at her home in Washington Wilkes. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. Alexander Wright (1917-1986), and had lived in Georgia since 1947. More...

Charlie T. Williams

Funeral services for Charlie T. Williams, 91, of Washington were held Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Gibson Grove Baptist Church, Thomson Road, Washington, with Rev. Joseph Williams officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington. More...

Christine Daniel

Funeral services for Christine "Baby Rae" Daniel, 70, were held Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Heard's Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. She died Sunday, April 8, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. Mrs. More...

Worship

Victory Baptist sets final Super Sunday with guest ministry

Victory Baptist Church on the Newtown Road, Washington, will have its final service in the special month of Super Sundays on April 22. Special guests for the service will be Evangelist Lynn Potts and his wife Linda. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Harvest Time Christian Center to hold homecoming services

Harvest Time Christian Center will be celebrating homecoming on Sunday, April 22. Revival services will begin Monday. The day will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. with classes for all ages. More...

Special program set at Church of God

The Washington Church of God is sponsoring "An Evening of Praise with Benton Belangia and Faith Temple Praise" on Monday, April 23. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Washington Church of God, 1365 Tignall Road, Washington. More...

Don't Forget

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Summer Basketball Camp 2007 is accepting registration for boys and girls ages eight through 13 at the recreation Department. Deadline for signup is June 4. More...

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. Jackson Chapel and Black Rock AME churches will have a pastor appreciation program on Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m. Patricia Wilder will be the speaker. More...

Commissioners hear citizen on desire for community meetings

A citizen challenging the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners to be more individually responsive to its constituents called for public meetings at the district level so that residents would have a better opportunity to communicate with their county More...

'Have a good time at prom' but students are warned about risky behaviors

Seniors and juniors at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School are making last-minute preparations for Saturday night's Junior-Senior Prom after weeks of planning and fund-raising. More...

Qualifying to begin next Tuesday for District 10 congressional seat

Qualifying for the Tenth Congressional district special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Congressman Charlie Norwood has been set for next week, beginning Tuesday, April 24, through Thursday, April 26. More...

Fresh from Grammys and heading to Carnegie Hall, country, classical music to highlight next weekend

A pair of musical events scheduled for the weekend of April 28- 29 will provide audiences with a level of performance uncommon outside large metropolitan cultural centers. A special benefit concert by a Grammy-winning No. More...

Wilkes Co. memories to preview next Thursday, Apr. 26

If you've never heard centenarian Mary Wright Blue tell about running and hiding from the Washington Police as a child early in the last century, you're missing a piece of Wilkes County history. More...

News

Take me home!

This is one of the sweet puppies at the Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter. This little one wants so much for someone to love him. Dogs are like babies with teeth, so never give them toys that can be chewed to pieces and swallowed. 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...

Participate in Duke's TIP

Two outstanding students at Washington-Wilkes Middle School recently participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). More...

Letters

Tour was a highlight again this year

The 2007 Tour of Homes committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all who were involved for the dedicated hard work that went into making this year's Tour a success. More...

Sports

Tigers to host Morgan in last region game

Going into Tuesday's (April 17) game with region leader North Oconee, the Washington-Wilkes Tiger diamondmen had a secure hold on second place in Region 8-AA the the outcome of that game would bear heavily on the strength of that standing. More...

Lucious Stewart continues outstanding play as part of Team Truth basketball team

Tiger basketball sensation Lucious Stewart is attracting national attention due to his play with Team Truth, an AAU team based in Augusta. 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...

Personalities

PERSONALITIES! Ashley Branan guest of honor at luncheon at Café Trumps

Ashley Branan was honored on Friday, April 13, with a lovely luncheon at Café Trumps at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. The luncheon was hosted by the bride-elect's aunts, Mrs. Tom Ellerbee of Watkinsville and Mrs. More...

Stefanie Jade Cronic weds Boyce Calvin Kennedy III

Stefanie Jade Cronic and Boyce Calvin Kennedy III, both of Washington, exchanged wedding vows Friday, March 23, at three o'clock in the afternoon. Judge Jim Burton of Washington officiated the doublering ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. More...

WWHS classmates enjoy quarterly luncheon at McPherson home Apr. 14

The home of Mary McPherson on the Thomson Road was the scene of the quarterly luncheon of several ladies of the Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l959-60 on Saturday, April 14. More...