May 24, 2007 RSS feed / News

Booker, Warthen memorial service this Sunday at 6

The Reese J. Booker Scholarship Committee will have its annual fund-raising memorial service for the late Reese J. Booker and Rosa Grant Warthen on Sunday, May 27. More...

Ann Rule to sign books at library event on June 8

The Friends of the Mary Willis Library will be hosts at a book-signing for well-known mystery writer Ann Rule at the library on Friday, June 8. More...

Colonial Dames members enjoy tour of Wansley home, Alexandria

The Fort James Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, met at Snow Hill, the 1850 home of Mrs. William C. White in McDuffie County, on April 28. Dr. Louise McCommons, chaplain, installed the new slate of officers for 2007-2008. More...

Council meets, hears departmental reports

The Tignall City Council met Wednesday, May 9, at the City Hall with Mayor Pro Tem Albert Huyck calling the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. More...

Councilmen get info from DOT on proposed bypass

Tignall City Councilmen Leon Aycock and Albert Huyck attended a meeting Tuesday, May 15, with representatives of the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) at the Wilkes County Courthouse. More...

Tyrone News

Washington-Wilkes school is out for the summer. Congratulations and best wishes to all students, kindergarten through senior class, for your achievement this far. More...

Lundberg News

By SAMILLE SHERRER Several of our faithful members Please call 706-678-7363 were missed at Sunday School and worship service at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church Sunday. James Braxton was in St. Mary's Hospital in Athens over the weekend. More...

Tammy Bryngelson declares candidacy for Probate Judge

Tammy Thornton Bryngelson has announced her candidacy for the Wilkes County Probate Judge position to be vacated by retiring Judge Jim Burton in 2009. The election is set for November 2008. More...

Learning conservation from coloring books

In the annual effort to teach Wilkes County students about the importance of conserving soil and water, Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District representatives Marvin McAvoy (back, left) and Joe Bennett (right) present coloring books to W- More...

Honor graduates named at Senior Banquet

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Class of 2007 honor graduates were announced at the annual Senior Banquet held last Thursday evening at the school. More...

Awards, certificates presented by W-WPS music program

Each year, awards are presented to children who have worked hard and set high goals in the music program at the Washington-Wilkes Primary School (W-WPS.) Music Teacher Ann Tiller stresses individual excellence. More...

Piano students will present recital this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Piano students from the studio of Ruth Harris will present a recital on Saturday evening, May 26, at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the First Baptist Church, Washington, and the public is invited. More...

Applications for Nettles-Dillard scholarship due

The Washington Woman's Club is accepting applications for the Nettles-Dillard Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually and is intended primarily for adults who want to upgrade their skills and education. More...

Tignall News

Tody Derrick spent the weekend in Rock Hill, S.C., with Laura and Kathryn Ashe. She attended a band awards banquet in Rock Hill Friday night where her granddaughter, Kathryn, received her awards. More...

RAYLE NEWS

Congratulations and best wishes to all the 2007 graduates. We are so proud of you. ..Sardis Baptist Church honored its 2007 graduates Sunday with an impressive service with Re. John Mark Carpenter coming to bring the message. More...

Aonia News

Congratulations to all the 2007 graduates. Our granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth McAvoy, was among the W-WCHS Class that graduated Friday night. Among family members who attended were Shannon Thomason, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Georgia Conference of Black Mayors hosted by HUD at Atlanta symposium

Washington Mayor Willie Burns and the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors attended a symposium last week designed to provide the participants with information on HUD programs that are available to state and local governments. The U.S. More...

So close to a tragedy

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School students came within inches of tragedy when a driver pulled his semi out from the TPS truck stop and into the path of student Susan Penvose. More...

Civil War artillery engagements topic of Round Table meeting

Jack Marlar, Field Representative of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will speak on "The Great Artillery Engagements of the Civil War" at the Washington Civil War Round Table Monday night, May 28, at 6 p.m., at The Fitzpatrick Hotel on the Square More...

Breathing fire smoke can be unhealthy for those with asthma, other problems

When the air gets full of smoke from the record wildfires in south Georgia, the Wilkes County Health Department and the Georgia Division of Public Health are asking residents to take necessary precautions to avoid health problems related to the smo More...