June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local firefightersto breathe easy as FEMA grant allows purchase of 20 new breathing apparatuses

Washington and Wilkes County firefighterswill be breathing easier in fires thanks to a FEMA assistance to firefightersgrant that allowed the purchase of 20 new self-contained breathing apparatuses that firefighters will wear while fighting fires. More...

Tour of near-complete convention center set for Friday

Construction workers have been busy working on the west portico in preparation for an event on June 29 at 10 a.m., when the almost-renovated Pope Center on Lexington Avenue will be the site of a "Hard Hat Tour" open to the public and hosted by Wash More...

Small business owners get business info at Fitzpatrick seminar today at noon

The Fitzpatrick Hotel is the site today for small-business owners and entrepreneurs to get expert advice and the information they need The Entrepreneur and Small Business Resource Fair is set for Thursday, June 28, at the Fitzpatrick Hotel from 12 More...

Ordination ceremonies set for Evangelists Banks and Hudson

An ordination service for Evangelists Eleanor Banks and Mildred Hudson will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Christ City of Prayer Church, 1574 Lincolnton Road, at 3 p.m. More...

Even with rain, still a danger of wildfires

Even though parts of Wilkes County have had rain like this brief frog-strangler on the North Bypass, District Ranger Mark Munns says that the danger of wild fires here is still moderate. More...

Special Sections

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The Office Cat

Independence Day parade - 8 a.m.

The Fourth of July celebration in Washington-Wilkes gets underway Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. with the annual Independence Day Parade. Lineup is in Fort Washington Park behind the courthouse. More...

Opinions

It's all about Him

I thought for a while if I heard another young person say "awesome" I would scream, but one thing I never get tired of hearing them say is, "It's all about Him." Amen and amen to that. More...

Book Review

Six Frigates By IAN TOLL

The subtitle of Ian Toll's superb new book is "The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy." If an epic is an adventure story, this book can aptly be called that. More...

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Worship

Annual revival at Mark's Tabernacle set July 30-Aug. 3

Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold its annual revival July 30- August 3. The services will start at 7:30 p.m. each night. Special guests will be speaking throughout the week. The speakers are: Rev. More...

First Baptist youth travel to Mobile, Ala., for annual MissionFuge

Thirteen teenagers and two adult leaders are among hundreds in Mobile, Alabama, this week taking part in "MissionFuge," the annual event that offers mission and ministry opportunities to students and adults within a "camp" context. More...

'Community craft nights' held Tuesdays at The Ark, 6-9 p.m.

First Baptist Church is planning a series of community craft nights for the next several weeks. The craft nights will be held at The Ark across the street from the church on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and are coordinated by Amy Johnston. 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...

School groundbreaking is Monday morning at 8

It's worth getting out a little early on a July Monday to see a longdreamed of new school come one step closer to reality. More...

Candidates campaign for District 10 runoff election set for July 17

Former state Senator Jim Whitehead and Dr. Paul Broun are canvassing the 10th Congressional District this week in preparation for the July 17 runoff election to fillthe district seat in Washington. More...

Broken gas line shuts down Robert Toombs

Traffic was stopped for hours on East Robert Toombs Avenue Saturday afternoon when an inch-and-a-quarter gas line was severed by contractors working on the turn lane for new businesses nearby. More...

Grocery manager rescues child: I was just doing my job,' he says

On Monday, June 25, Jamarion Elam, 2, was climbing out of a buggy at Bi-Lo when a piece of candy got lodged in his throat. In a panic, his mother, Latasha Booker, asked co-manager Charlie Merritt for help. More...

Firemen get new equipment with grant

On hand to inspect the new self-contained breathing apparatus last week were (l-r) Capt. Kevin Tucker, Brad Eavenson, Mayor Willie Burns, FirefighterJeff Treadwell, Lt. More...

Using Fourth fireworks requires extreme caution to prevent injuries, fires, state commissioner says

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. More...

News

AARP helps with transportation costs

Mary Ann Bentley, treasurer, gives a check from the Wilkes County Chapter 5320 AARP for $200 to Ruth Rogers, president. More...

Wilkes students receive awards for academics at Nat. Greene

Nathanael Greene Academy has announced academic awards for the spring semester which involve Wilkes County students. More...

Concert on July 8 to benefit families struck by tragedy

Award-winning country music artist T. Graham Brown will perform a benefit for two area families Saturday, July 7, in Elberton. The concert, set for 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Area's Little League All-Star Tournament set to start June 29

The Washington-Wilkes Little League will be the host for this year's All-Star Tournament for 11 and 12-year-old girls softball and 9 and 10-year-old baseball. More...

Obituaries

Geneva Fendley Hopkins

Graveside services for Geneva Fendley Hopkins, 79, of Washington were held Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Washington-Wilkes Memorial Gardens with Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. She died Saturday, June 23. Mrs. More...

W.R. Lincoln Jr.

Funeral services for W.R. "Billie" Lincoln Jr., 85, of Savannah were held Monday, June 18, 2007, at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel, Savannah. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Savannah. Mr. More...

Percy Taylor

Funeral services for Percy Taylor, 63, were held Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the Lyonsville Baptist Church, Rayle, with Rev. Ben K. Willis officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, June 13. Mr. More...

Personalities

Markeith Wylie is on Dean's List at Ga. Military College

Markeith Wylie of Washington- Wilkes has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. In a letter of congratulations to Markeith, Dr. John W. More...

Alline Hopkins celebrates 101st birthday June 20

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Macy Michelle Moss and James Clayton Turner united in marriage at Lincolnton Baptist Church

Macy Michelle Moss and James Clayton Turner of Lincolnton exchanged wedding vows in an impressive double-ring ceremony on Saturday, May 26, at six-thirty o'clock in the evening at Lincolnton Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Rev. More...