June 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Could have burned a thousand acres

Quick work on the part of Washington-Wilkes firefightersstopped this camper firelast week on the Highway 78 Bypass from spreading to surrounding woods. More...

Hotel-motel tax receipts show increase in tourism-related visitors to Wilkes Co.

People are discovering the many attractions of Washington and Wilkes County, and the hard numbers are in to prove it. More...

Federal disaster loans available for those affected by April freeze

Small businesses hurt by the April freeze may be eligible for lowinterest federal disaster loans. The U.S. More...

Tea and Learn hear hospice speaker

Jessica Oliver, LMSW, (left) with United Hospice of Augusta, was the guest speaker for Friday's Tea and Learn at the Willis Memorial Hospital cafe. More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Use the 'magic words'

No! No! No! Bee Southern is NOT going out of business. Angie and Pam are just thanking their customers by having a semi-annual half-price sale and making room for new merchandise. It's a great place to shop. . . . More...

Opinions

Kids and street talk

To stay up with the in-crowd and be cool, we take on almost every old word that society dishes out without even really thinking about what we are saying. Of course, it's so much stuff I guess you could say it doesn't really matter, or does it? More...

Book Review

Rapids By TIM PARKS

Fortunately, a reader does not have to be an expert in an activity that forms the background of a novel to enjoy the novel. Much of the action in Parks' new novel Rapids takes place in a speeding river. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Louise Mattox Dunn

Funeral services for Louise Mattox Dunn, 100, of Rayle were held Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Johnson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. More...

Annie Bell McCarty Graham

Graveside services for Annie Bell McCarty Graham, 89, of Washington were held Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, with Rev. Bob Warren officiating. She died Thursday, June 7, at Washington Manor Personal Care Home. More...

William Marshall Porterfield

Funeral services for William Marshall "W.M." Porterfield, 78, of Swann Road, Rayle, were held Friday, June 15, 2007, at Hopkins Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. 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...

New school groundbreaking set for July 2

Ground will be broken for the new high school/middle school complex in less than two weeks, Wilkes County Board of Education members agreed Monday night. More...

Resource Fair to be 'one-stop shop' for small business help, information

Small-business owners and entrepreneurs can get expert advice and open doors to information they need at the Entrepreneur and Small Business Resource Fair set for next Thursday, June 28, at the Fitzpatrick Hotel from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Whitehead, Broun head for 10th District runoff in July; Wilkes voter turnout high for two-race special election

If Wilkes County voters had their way, Jim Whitehead wouldn't need any runoff. Some 58 percent of an aboveaverage voter turnout here Tuesday gave Whitehead the nod in the special election to replace the late Rep. Charlie Norwood in the U.S. More...

Fourth of July Celebration to fill The Square with fun, food, music, big fireworks show

Food, fun, friends, and fireworks Precinct Number TOTAL CASTING BALLOTS ABSENTEES TOTAL VOTERS Registered Voters Percent Turn Out will fillThe Square Wednesday, July 4, for a small-town celebration and Tourism Director Ashley Barnett says it's a More...

Annual Independence Day parade starts at 8 a.m. behind courthouse

The tenth annual Independence Day Parade will get underway promptly at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. More...

News

New procedure will change appointment method; commissioners will no longer sit on WMH Authority

From now on, the Wills Memorial Hospital Authority will have more control over the selection of its members and, beginning in 2008, members of the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will not be allowed to serve on the hospital's governing body. More...

'Flying Debris' show set for library program Tues. June 26 at 10

The Mary Willis Library's vacation reading program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," is off to a great start with workshops held on Tuesdays and story time on Fridays. On June 26 at 10 a.m. "Todd Key's Flying Debris," workshop will be held. More...

Adam Russell named to spring Dean's List

Adam L. Russell of Washington- Wilkes has been named to the Spring Semester 2007 Dean's List at the University of Georgia. Announcement was made by Scott S. More...

Letters

Blessed to live here

TO THE EDITOR:

On May 11 we were involved in an accident on Highway 17 when a truck entered our lane and struck our motorcycles. As we lay there in the ditch, firerescue workers, EMS and law enforcement personnel arrived on the scene. More...

Sports

W-WPRD basketball camp held

Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation Basketball Camp was held June 6-15 from 9 a.m. to noo each day. More...

W-W Parks and Recreation has fun summer planned for kids

The Washington-Wilkes Parks and Recreation has an eventful summer planned for all children. The W-WPR Summer Playground has begun and will end on July 20. It is held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Reese Booker Center. 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...

Worship

Lannae presents program at First Baptist

Cathy Lannae was guest speaker at the meeting of the Frances Wheelis Women on Mission on Monday evening, June 11, at the home of Kay Nelms. Mrs. More...

Personalities

Washington Personal Mention

Cindy and Delaney Russell and Molly Newsome enjoyed several days in Savannah enjoying the sights and especially the late night ghost tour. lSusan and Edward Pope Jr. More...

Jake Newsome celebrates fourth birthday May 21

Jacob (Jake) Newsome, son of Rhonda and Robbie Newsome, celebrated his fourth birthday on May 21 with several celebrations. On May 21 Jake was treated to a trip to Thomson to eat out by his Me- Maw, Pat Tuttle, and great-grandmother, Alma O'Neal. More...

Julep cups: you can't get more Southern than that

Southern silver julep cups are on display at the Washington-Wilkes Museum. The museum's display contains a cup by Savannah's Fredrick Marquand. Julep cups are usually simple, tall silver beakers made to hold pure nectar call a "mint julep. More...