June 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Entrepreneur and Small Business Resource Fair set to help Wilkes become 'entrepreneur friendly'

"We've got to do everything we can to help the small businesses of Wilkes County," Donna Hardy said, "to help start new businesses and to help keep existing businesses alive and thriving. More...

Author Rule's illness postpones local visit set for Friday night

Due to an unfortunate illness, author Ann Rule, author of Too Late to Say Goodbye, will not be in Washington as planned for a book signing this Friday. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Another go-go-go weekend

The weekend was a rainy and great weekend! The rain, which began mid-morning Saturday and continued steadily until mid-morning Sunday, was very gentle but steady and went directly into the parched ground. There was very little, if any, runoff. More...

Opinions

Saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost baptized

Years ago folks would stay at a service until 11:00 or 12:00 at night helping pray some poor soul through to victory. More...

Book Review

Too Late to Say Goodbye By ANN RULE

There is great evil everywhere, but no one could have ever thought it would be directed toward someone as beautiful, sweet, and charming as Dolly Hearn of Washington. More...

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Obituaries

Rachel Brown Ward

Graveside services for Rachel Brown Ward, 88, of Washington, were held Saturday, June 2, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Bill Boyd and Rev. Dinni Moss officiating. She died Wednesday, May 30, at Washington Manor. More...

Joseph Augustus Griffin Jr.

Graveside services for Joseph Augustus Griffin Jr., 75, of Barksdale Drive, Washington, were held Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the Phillips Mill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. More...

Mary Elizabeth Pearson Tobey

A memorial service for Mary Elizabeth Pearson Tobey, 72, of Washington, will be held Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the home of Jim and Linda Griggs, 3578 Lincolnton Road, Washington, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Biotech company to build $5.7 M facility here

little quicker through a biotech company about to expand into Wilkes County, state and local officials announced Friday. More...

Wilkes to become Community of Opportunity model area

In a meeting with leaders from Wilkes County, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty said Thursday that with participation as a pilot site for the state Communities of Opportunity Initiative, More...

Springfield Baptist sets two-night revival for June 11, 12 at 7:30

Springfield Baptist Church will be hosting a two night revival on June 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Maurice Watson, of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins, will be the guest speaker. More...

PURPOSE: Local gospel ensemble performs at church, radio station

PURPOSE, a gospel ensemble which developed from Purpose of Life Ministries, traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., during the Memorial Day Weekend where the group gave two performances at the First Samuel Baptist Church. More...

News

Little River Charge sets 'unique send-off' for Rev. Craig Yoshihara

The Little River Charge invites the community to help its members say farewell to their pastor, Rev. Craig Yoshihara, and his family, who will begin their ministry at Roswell United Methodist Church in a couple of weeks. For Rev. More...

Diabetic support sets meeting Thursday at Wills Memorial

The Diabetic Support Group will meet in the library of the Wills Memorial Hospital at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Representatives from Wilkes Eye Center will present a program on diabetic eye care. More...

Misty needs a home

Misty is a beautiful long-haired, friendly cat. She is black and white with some gold color. She is spayed and vaccinated. You can tell a lot about what cats want or how they feel by the look in their eyes. More...

Sports

Use fishing, boating to reconnect parents and kids

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages people of all ages to reconnect with their families during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2-10. More...

You want the bass? Georgia has the species and the places to go

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages Georgians to participate in bass fishing "Fishing for bass is an all-time favorite passion of many, many anglers in Georgia and is the most popular type of f More...

Wildcats are fast pitch champs

The Washington-Wilkes Little League Wildcats won the Major League Fast Pitch Championship for 2007. The team is sponsored by M&M OfficeProducts and coached by Tony Powell, Kelly Powell, and Tracy Beggs. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Visiting Thursday with Barbara and Virgil Wolter were Wilkes County natives, Wade and Eloise Moss Moone, and their son, David Moone, of Hapeville. Spending the weekend with the Wolters were great-grandchildren, Reese and C. J. Rogers. More...

Lauren Denard entertained at bachelorette party

The home of Julie Fanning in Suwanee was the scene of a bachelorette party honoring Lauren Denard, bride-elect of David Bridges, on Saturday afternoon, May 12. Amanda Poss of Washington was co-hostess with Mrs. Fanning for the festive event. More...

Retiring Sara Dees honored at Memorial Day celebration

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jamey Adkinson on Berkshire Drive was the scene of a Memorial Day celebration and the celebration of the retirement from teaching of Mrs. Sara Dees on May 26. More...