May 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mystery writer Ann Rule to visit; will sign Dolly Hearn crime book

Mystery writer Ann Rule will speak about her latest book about the murder of a Washington woman at a book signing a week from Friday. More...

Baldwin, Friedlander to present concert of sacred music at First Baptist June 10

The music department of the First Baptist Church, Washington, will present Joseph Brian Baldwin, baritone, and Chelsea Rose Friedlander, soprano, in a concert of sacred music on Sunday, June 10, 6 p.m., in the sanctuary of the church. More...

W-WCHS students 'above average' in Ga. high school graduation tests

Results from the recent Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) show that Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School students were above the average for all other schools in this Regional Educational Service Area (RESA), as well as being at More...

Honored for years of service

Retiring educators and system personnel were honored at the Wilkes County School System's county-wide meeting Thursday, May 24. Three retirees were presented plaques in honor of their retirement. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

What's better than a Wilkes Co. tomato?'

J immy Barnett says, "I love a tomato." And what's better than a Wilkes County tomato? He has 300 tomato plants established on his property which was once Dock Edwards' Nursery and Garden Center on Water Street. More...

Opinions

Daddy's Shoes

A young boy came from a poor family. His father was a mechanic and barely made enough to feed them. He wanted to be popular in school and keep his image up around the girls and his peers. So, it was the going thing to wear penny loafers. More...

Book Review

The American Ambassador By WARD JUST

Ward Just is a leading American writer, having published over 17 books. The American Ambassador was published in 1987 and is still relevant. More...

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Obituaries

Sarah Ruth Gulley Newberry

Graveside services for Sarah Ruth Gulley Newberry, 82, of Hillcrest Drive, Washington, were held Friday, May 25, 2007, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Love Willis

Funeral services for Love Willis, Washington, were held Friday, May 25, 2007, in the T.A. McLendon Memorial Chapel of Davenport & McLendon Mortuary Inc., with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Interment was in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Zelma Crew

Funeral services for Zelma "Noodie" Crew, 69, were held Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, Washington, with Rev. Larry O. Norman officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Personalities

Christopher Reid named Valedictorian of LCHS Class of 2007

Christopher Reid of Lincolnton was named Valedictorian of the Lincoln County High School Class of 2007 and was so honored as he delivered his address at graduation exercises Friday evening, May 18, at Buddy Bufford Field in Lincolnton. More...

James E. Sherrer honored for years of volunteer work with senior adults

James E. Sherrer of Washington- Wilkes has been recognized for his many years of volunteer work for senior adults. More...

Thank you

Florine and T.J. Norman would like to thank each of you for sharing this special day with them and for all the lovely gifts given. Today marks the beginning of the rest of their lives. More...

Wilkes Co. to get new $22 million high school complex

It's official - Wilkes County is getting a new high school and middle school. "We'll break ground in June, and expect to move in to the new school in 2009," said Superintendent Joyce Williams. More...

Planning set for VIP bus visit here; leaders to see 'exemplary' W-WES

Local leaders will be meeting here June 5 to prepare for a high-profile VIP visit to a local high-achieving school set for September. More...

More contributions needed now for annual Fireworks Celebration

With July 4th just over a month away, more donations are badly needed for Wilkes County's annual Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration. More...

As drought cuts hay production, Wilkes ranchers selling cattle early

Georgia cattlemen are having a hard time feeding their herds because the state's extended drought has dried up pastures and seriously cut hay production. More...

Teachers nominated for Wilkes Teacher of the Year; School finalists to be honored at October meeting

Nominees for the 2007-2008 Wilkes County Teacher of the Year have been selected from each of the four Wilkes County Schools. More...

Wilkes leaders graduate from course for regional economic development

Four Wilkes County leaders have graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's 2007 Region 7 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

Georgia Coin Silver to be displayed at Washington Historical Museum

Visit the Washington Historical Museum to see some of the earliest examples of Georgia Coin Silver handmade in Savannah, Augusta, Macon, and Athens. The collection of silverware will be on display from June 1 though September 1. More...

News

Sisson, Amis get Rotary Club's top awards

At the annual Washington Rotary Club's Awards Night and End-of- Year Party, Wilkes County's Chief Deputy Mike Sisson was awarded the prestigious Community Service Award and Billy Amis was named Rotarian of the Year. More...

Jamaican Rotary team visits, tours here

Members of a Rotary International Group Study Exchange team from Jamaica visited the Washington Rotary Club this month and also toured other communities and cities in the area and around the state. More...

Band auxiliaries to hold tryouts for fall season

The Tiger Marching Band Auxiliaries will again have tryouts for colorguard and majorette for the 2007-2008 season. The tryouts will be held Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Thanks to the man in the red truck

TO THE EDITOR:

I am sure that you get a lot of letters and that you are very busy but I hope that you can fit this in because I need to thank someone and I can't think of any other way to do it. More...

Young Farmers schedule tractor pull June 9 to make up rain cancellations

The Wilkes County Young Farmers would like to thank everyone who attended the truck and tractor pull on May 13. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we certainly can't complain about the rain. More...

Sports

Baseball Tigers get awards for 2007 season

The 2007 Tiger baseball team held its annual cookout and awards presentation on May 24 at the Washington Wilkes Country Club Pavilion. More...

'Get Outdoors' in June to state parks and sites to improve your fitness

June is National Great Outdoors Month, and Georgia's 63 state parks and historic sites are kicking off "Get Outdoors Georgia" and offering dozens of recreational events - including a hike Saturday to meet the critters in nearby Mistletoe State Par More...

Wilkes 4-H Horse Club competes in UGA horse judging competition

The Wilkes County 4-H Horse Club competed in the 2007 horse judging competition held on May 5. The event was held at the University of Georgia equestrian facility on South Milledge Avenue in Athens. More...

Worship

Church of Christ plans singing and giveaway June 2

Washington's Church of Christ will have special events during the first week of June. On June 2 at 11 a.m, at the Church of Christ on Lexington Avenue, produce will be given away to the elderly and the needy. More...

First Baptist Church Washington sets VBS for week of June 4-8

Vacation Bible School will be held at the First Baptist Church, Washington, June 4-8, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon each day. Theme for the week is "Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. More...

Beaverdam Baptist to hold revival services June 4-6

Beaverdam Baptist Church will have revival services Monday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 6, with services beginning at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday evenings, sermons will be by Beaverdam's pastor's son, Rev. More...

Don't Forget

Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, will have two nights of revival services June 11-12, 7:30 p.m., with Dr. Maurice Watson of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon as guest speaker. More...