June 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Short, sweet City Council meeting sets new meeting times for future

The Washington City Council met for its regular June meeting Monday night and, unlike many other meetings, kept it short and sweet. Mayor Willie E. Burns met with council members Rev. G.L. More...

Big Wilkes fireworks celebration still needs funds; 'celebrity baggers' fundraiser planned for June 30

Donations are coming in for Wilkes County's annual Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration, but with just three weeks to go, more contributions are needed for the all-day event, said Tourism Director Ashley Barnett. More...

Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair to bring new business resources here

Interest is already growing for the planned Entrepreneur and Small Business Resource Fair set for Thursday, June 28, at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. More...

Photo ID will not be required for Tuesday's Special Election

Despite the fact that the Georgia Supreme Court voted Monday to dismiss a legal challenge to Georgia's voter ID law, which would require photo identification,photo ID will not be required for Tuesday's election. More...

Washington bicyclist killed in late night Whitehall collision

A Washington man was killed last Wednesday night when he rode his bicycle into the side of a pickup truck driving down Whitehall Street. More...

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The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Loser hits goal weight

Have you noticed the words Izzie Always Busy that have been uncovered over PopLahr Possibilities on the south row of buildings on The Square? More...

Opinions

Thank you, Daddy

Thank you, daddy, for above all, doing for me the greatest thing any father could do and that is to instill in me a great love for the church and to give me one of the greatest Christian heritages anyone could be proud of and thankful for. More...

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Vox Pop

The Wilkes County Board of Education has decided to go ahead with the construction of a $22 million school building. What benefits,if any, do you think will be seen by the community as a whole because of the new school? More...

Obituaries

Mary Lou Dearicott

Funeral services for Mary Lou Dearicott, 97, were held Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at the Brinkley's Chapel Baptist Church, Thomson, with Rev. W.R. Ferrell presiding and Pastor Melvin L. Bell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Margaret Lightfoot Barnett

Graveside services for Margaret Lightfoot Barnett, 82, of Augusta were held Saturday, June 9, 2007, in Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Grady Wigley of Athens officiating. More...

Clarence E. James

Funeral services for Clarence E. "B.J." James, 75, of Jesup were held Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Jesup, with Rev. James Carter officiating. Interment was in Old Bethel Cemetery with military honors. More...

Don't Forget

Don't forget

Self-guided audio tours of Washington's historic Resthaven Cemetery are available at the Washington Historical Museum on East Robert Toombs Avenue. The price for the 30-minute tour is $5. More...

Vote early now for Tuesday's special 10th District election

Early voting began Monday for the June 19 special election to fillthe seat of the late seven-term Congressman Charlie Norwood in the U.S. 10th Congressional District. The early voting continues this week until Friday at 5 p.m. More...

Wilkes Relay for Life raises $49K with 'awesome' volunteers, teams

The final totals on the 2007 Wilkes County Relay for Life are in, and they are spectacular. "This is absolutely awesome," said Summer Garrison, community manager for the American Cancer Society. More...

N. Alexander school getting good response on fund-raising campaign for new windows

The North Alexander School Association (NASA) has reported an encouraging response to its initial campaign to raise funds to restore the windows in the old city school building in Washington. More...

Club makes donation, issues challenge

Kiwanis Club President Bill Steed (left) presents W-W Tourism Director Ashley Barnett with a check for $500.00 in support of the annual 4th of July fireworks show on The Square. More...

Rayle traffic stop yields GSP a sizable marijuana seizure

A traffic stop for speeding turned into a sizable drug bust Sunday when Georgia State Patrol Corporal Paul R. Waller stopped a speeding van on U.S. 78 in Rayle. More...

Artists sought for fall ARTFEST; juried event set to award $1,750

The Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation is seeking artists to participate in its Fall ARTFEST on November 3. Artists from school age and up from Georgia and beyond are invited to apply. More...

News

Mary Willis Library's reading program sets activities all summer

The Vacation Reading Program at the Mary Willis Library is in full swing with activities every day. More...

Georgia State Patrol reports 7 accidents, 7 injuries for May

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

Kittens need homes

These sweet kittens should go together. Cats raised together often are close companions and spend most of their time together. Two can be better than one. More...

Sports

Know boating laws before heading out to the water

Last year, there were 147 boating incidents and 19 boating-incident related fatalities, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). More...

Alumni baseball game set Friday, June 22, at 7:30

The annual Washington-Wilkes Tiger alumni baseball game will be played next Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Field just off Ashley Avenue. All former Toger baseball players are invited to attend and play at this event. More...

Senior fishing rodeo at A.H. Stephens to be held this Sat.

A.H. Stephens State Park will be hosting its annual Senior Fishing Rodeo on June 16. Admission is free, but there is a three dollar parking pass fee per vehicle. Fishermen must be 55 years of age or older to enter the tournament. More...

Worship

Messages, music add to revival at Beaverdam Baptist

Adding to Beaverdam Baptist Church's revival messages brought by Rev. John McMillian Jr. and Rev. James Bland were solos by William Morrison, Monday; and Billy Maxwell, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The arrangement of flowers in memory of Mrs. More...

Personalities

Special award presented to Burdette

Former County Commissioner Ed Burdette (seated) was the recipient of a special award presented by the Rotary Club of Washington last Thursday, June 7, in a brief ceremony during the club's regular meeting. More...

John Hansford is new SGA president at Medical College of Ga.

John Hansford has been elected president of the Student Government Associaion of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Hansford, a second-year dental student at MCG, is a former recipient of the Graydon L. More...

Jennifer Osborn is Dean's Scholar at Piedmont College

Jennifer Osborne of Washington has been named a Dean's Scholar at Piedmont College for the recently completed spring semester. Students named Dean's Scholars have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. More...