May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilkes Relay for Life raises some $45K despite early morning thunderstorms

Despite a thunderstorm that drove participants inside in the wee hours of Saturday morning, the 2007 Wilkes County Relay for Life was a tremendous success, organizers say. More...

Second rezoning hearing set for E. Robert Toombs property

A hearing is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at Washington's City Hall to consider the rezoning of a property on East Robert Toombs from R-2 (non-conforming) to C-3. The property, at 729 E. More...

Blood drive set for Thurs., May 17 at First Methodist's fellowship hall

The quarterly Washington-Wilkes Blood Drive will be held Thursday, May 17, from 2 until 7 p.m. The drive will be held in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church on Spring Street. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Unwanted calls are annoying

Baccalaureate services were held for high school gradu ates at two (that I know about) Washington-Wilkes churches Sunday. First Baptist began the day with a breakfast for the students and their families. More...

Opinions

Crayola and condoms

Call me goofy and I know that there are no easy answers as far as man is concerned, but not with God. The real answers lie in the good book. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

200 hooks expected for Young Farmers tractor pull Saturday

The sounds of thunder will return this weekend as the Wilkes County Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Saturday at the new facility off Highway 78 at Big Cedar Road in Aonia. More...

Tigers enter playoffs Friday for best 2-of-3 at Callaway

The Washington-Wilkes Tigers baseball team will enter the first round of the state playoffs this Friday, May 11, against the Callaway Cavaliers near LaGrange. The first game of the scheduled doublehearer will begin at 3 p.m. More...

Wrestlers receive awards at annual banquet April 29

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger wrestling team held its awards banquet on Sunday, April 29, recognizing all levels of the program for their achievements during the past year. More...

Personalities

Daisy Ellen Thornton and James Benji Lewis exchange wedding vows on Saturday, April 7

Daisy Ellen Thornton and James Benji Lewis of Statesboro exchanged wedding vows in a lovely outdoor ceremony Saturday, April 7, at six o'clock in the evening at Robbins Nest in Statesboro. Joe Anderson of Statesboro officiated. More...

Elizabeth Bryant Johnson guest of honor at 78th birthday celebration

Elizabeth Bryant Johnson of Augusta was honored on the occasion of her 78th birthday at a celebration Saturday afternoon, April 21, given by her grandson, David and Hope Slaton, Daniel and Haileigh, at his residence in the Norman community. More...

Personal Mention

Mrs. Emmett Edwards visited during the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Mike Martin in Colbert. On Saturday they were in Watkinsville to attend the wedding of Kimberly Spencer and Grey Findley III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Finley, at Ashford Manor. More...

Wilkes landowners say statement misses pipeline's negative impact

Opponents of the proposed Elba III natural gas pipeline told a Federal representative Monday night that the draft environmental impact statement fails to address the pipeline's real impact on the fragile Broad River area, and serves only to save mo More...

Traffic expected to be heavy for Saturday's Mayfest event

Traffic will pack the west end of Washington Saturday afternoon as thousands of young adults arrive for the annual Mayfest event. "This year, it's going to be huge," organizer Sheila Hill said. More...

Youth Leadership Wilkes graduates 13 students

Thirteen Wilkes County high school students graduated from Youth Leadership Wilkes Monday night, giving their final presentation to their parents and community leaders at a dinner at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

Commissioners state objections to hospital proposal

The awaited decision by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners on whether to back the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority's bond issue for regeneration of the hospital will probably never come to a vote. More...

News

Wilkes students to graduate from Briarwood May 18

Six Wilkes County students will graduate from Briarwood Academy during commencement exercises for the 21-member Class of 2007 at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Clinton H. Grant Field House at Briarwood. More...

Breast health class set for May 23 at Health Department

The University Health Care System Breast Health Center will sponsor a breast health class at the Wilkes County Health Department on Wednesday, May 23. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. More...

GSP investigates only 5 accidents, 3 injuries in April

State Troopers from the Washington Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated five traffic crashes during the month of April in Wilkes County. Sergeant First Class Derrick Durden said the traffic crashes resulted in three injuries. More...

Letters

County backing makes economic sense

TO THE EDITOR: Apparently, our entire roster of County Commissioners is apprehensive over the Hospital Authority's request for backing of loan funds to finance restoration of our hospital. They shouldn't be. More...

Hospital is a must and should get top priority

TO THE EDITOR: Why in the name of simple common sense can anyone express the opinion that a new hospital is unwanted and unnecessary?? Have you considered the alternative? How do you apply a price tag to a family member or a neighbor? More...

'Make a good and faithful decision'

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is in reference to the May 3 editorial "Make a good and faithful decision." Thank you for your excellent explanation of the problems facing Wills Memorial Hospital and of the solution to those problems. More...

Obituaries

Sadie Cofer Willis

Funeral services for Sadie Cofer Willis, 91, were held Saturday, May 5, 2007, at McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, with Rev. John Gartrell officiating. Interment was in the Pole Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Tignall. More...

Irene Mills

Funeral services for Irene "Goldie" Mills, 80, were held Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Charles Belton officiating. Interment was in City West Cemetery, Washington. She died Monday, April 30. More...

Gary Chamberlain

Gary Chamberlain, 50, of Tignall, died May 3, 2007, in the Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington. No services are planned at this time. Mr. More...

Worship

Emmanuel Christian students walk for Relay

More than 30 students from Emmanuel Christian Academy raised funds for the 2007 Wilkes Relay for Life, and presented the money Friday prior to the event. More...

Senior members take special trip

Pole Branch Baptist Church honored its senior members last Sunday with a trip to Anderson, S.C., where they had lunch at Ryan's. Everyone enjoyed the trip and is looking forward to the next event honoring seniors. More...

Don't Forget

The toll free Dial-A-Prayer number is 1-877-337-7785. .. Self-guided audio tours of Washington's historic Resthaven Cemetery are available at the Washington Historical Museum on East Robert Toombs Avenue. More...